Skip to comments.Obama and the Gun Rights Gamble
Posted on 05/18/2012 12:06:39 PM PDT by Starman417
I'm a staunch gun rights advocate. I love guns. I own many guns. Besides Basic Training, where I believe I was issued a rifle with a bent front sight post, I've scored expert on every single weapons range I've been on from 9mm pistol to M60 machine gun, including the grenade throwing range.
Recently, I've debated a few liberals who think that I'm grasping at straws when I claim that another term from administration would result in more gun control. They challenge me to name one law that Obama has put in place that restrict gun rights. Obviously, he hasn't signed any laws to restrict gun rights...yet. The shallow-minded would use that fact and loudly proclaim, "A-AH! You're just a conspiracy nut." Really? Just because President Obama hasn't convinced Congress to pass any laws strengthening gun control, doesn't mean he's some NRA poster child of gun rights.
Consider his two Supreme Court injects - Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. These two are staunch gun control advocates and their presence in the court will affect gun rights ruling for years to come.
Never mind that Kagan hates the military and restricted access to students by military recruiters. Kagan noted during her confirmation hearings that gun control efforts were "settled law." She believes in a Constitution that "develop[s] over time," meaning that as time goes by, the meaning of the Constitution changes. Kagan worked with Clinton to bend the law as far as they could to "capture a whole new class of guns" they could regulate. This included a long-time ban on magazines that carried more than 10 rounds. Two years ago, the Washington Times labeled her a "feverish proponent of gun control."
In 2009, Sonia Sotomayor, then a 2nd Circuit Court judge, ruled that the 2nd Amendment "imposes a limitation on only federal, not state, legislative efforts." The Supreme Court precedents have ruled otherwise. In 2004, she claimed that the right to keep and bear arms "is clearly not a fundamental right."
These are just the two that President Obama has installed into the Supreme Court. It does not include the other anti-gun judges he has put into the lower courts. These are the courts that will will be deciding future gun rights issues. Few of those will ever make it to the Supreme Court because of the amount of time, effort, and money it takes to get there. If you don't believe me, read Mark Levin's book, "Men In Black."
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both support the UN's Small Arms Treaty. The treaty would require the global registration of everything from missiles and tanks to rifles and pistols. The treaty makes no concessions for private citizens.
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“I was issued a rifle with a bent front sight post” now THERE is an EXCUSE I haven’t heard. :-)!
name one law that Obama has put in place that restrict gun rights.3 Words: Demand Letter Three.
I scored “expert” most times, although I don’t see myself as an expert (cbt. engr., cbt. type). Funny...we fired on a range while it was raining hard once. 5.56mm doesn’t like rain. ;-) Did pretty good with M-203, too. Fired powder grenades from about 6:00 to 18:00 (except for chow times) one day and had a sore shoulder that night.
Romney also has an anti-Second-Amendment record. What do you think he would do? IMO, if we have no candidate for a say in politics, stop spending much. Being frugal is a strong statement to make (squeezes revenues, squeezing economic activity in general, further squeezing revenues). Do home projects and repairs ourselves. Besides, good folks can eventually get rich that way.
Listen to the interview...the evidence clearly points that the redacted text that Holder and the White House are refusing to give to Congress show policy discussions that are in conjunction with the illegal gunrunning activities.
As she said, nobody died in Watergate...
‘Katie Pavlich on Fox News: Boehner Pushing President Obama To Make ATTY Gen Comply with “Fast and Furious” Subpoena.’
Besides Basic Training, where I believe I was issued a rifle with a bent front sight post,
The Army bought Century Arms WASR-10s? I did not know that.
LOL. The best AKs that drunken monkeys can cobble together in a dark room.
(I actually own a WASR, and it somehow came with straight sights, but I've seen some atrocities.)
My WASR is all good too. It is still an ugly rifle but it shoots straight and goes bang every time you pull the trigger.
(I actually own a WASR,
I do too, a WASR-10/63 (which is supposed to be better than the older WASR-10). It's OK. "Rough but serviceable."
May it sit in its closet, and never be needed.
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