Going After Our Guns

In the wake of the terrible massacre of 20 first-grade kiddies (and 6 adults) by an evil, likely-deranged lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the usual gun-control hyenas are braying.

This time, however, they may succeed in their gun control agenda, at least in getting assault weapons banned.

The Usual Hyenas:

Don Lemon

CNN anchor Don Lemon (pic above) went on an anti-gun rant on Monday morning: “We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets. They should only be available to police officers and to hunt al-Qaeda and the Taliban and not hunt elementary school children.”

In a Twitter exchange on Saturday, MSNBC host Ed Schultz asked “Why should anyone own an assault rifle ?” and proposed a “confiscation of these types of weapons”. He also told one poster that “a Glock pistol qualifies as an assault weapon.”

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg renewed his perennial call for punitive federal gun control laws in the United States by lying that shooting deaths “only happen in America.” Not true. There have been shootings in other post-industrial societies, including Oslo, Norway; Winnendon, Germany; Kauhajoki, Finland; Beslan, Russia; Monash University, Australia; Dunblane, Scotland. (For those shootings, go here.)

Chicago mayor and former Obama White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is calling for a nation-wide ban on assault weapons. When he was Obama’s COS, Emanuel famously said that “No crisis should go to waste.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons at the opening of the next session of Congress in January.

Ominous Signs:

The powerful pro-2nd Amendment National Rifle Association (NRA) shut down their Facebook page and have not had any Twitter activity since the massacre on Friday morning. NRA officials have kept quiet. On Twitter, NRA president David Keene and NRA members have received death threats — calls for them to be shot. The irony of anti-gun people issuing death threats appears to be lost on everyone.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who has been a strong supporter of 2nd Amendment rights with an A rating from the NRA — is signaling he’s changing his mind. On Monday outside the Virginia Capitol, Warner said: “I‘ve been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights. I’ve got an A rating from the NRA. But the status quo isn’t acceptable. I’ve got three daughters. They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?’ There’s got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.”

Obama’s Hypocrisy

Gun rights advocates believe Obama will now focus on making gun control a top issue; one said, “It’s in his DNA to push this issue. This would be his crowning achievement, if he can ban guns.”

What is noteworthy is that, despite Obama’s decrying of gun violence, since he has been president, prosecutions for breaking gun laws have diminished sharply — a drop of 40% since the zenith reached under George W. Bush, which was 11,000.

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Meanwhile, the American people are responding with an upsurge of gun purchases, even more than the marked increases in gun buying since Obama first occupied the White House.

In Colorado, for example, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation received 4,154 requests for background checks from potential gun buyers on Saturday, the day after the Connecticut shooting. That was so many the CBI couldn’t process them all and the backlog grew to nearly 18 hours. Extra staff was brought in over the weekend and workers are still trying to clear the backlog.

~Eowyn

8 responses to “Going After Our Guns

  1. A “murderer” is a “murderer!”

    AND GUESS WHAT?

    He is in the White House!

    HE sells entire arsenals to “our” ENEMIES!

    AND, HE DOESN’T EVEN DISPLAY HIS “GUNS” AS HE DOES THESE THINGS IN THE NAME OF “NATIONAL SECURITY!”

    HAVE YOU LOST SOMEONE IN THE ARMED FORCES…LATELY?

    When someone “murders” a person…it’s a “tragedy!” period!

    Whether it’s one…or one hundred…it’s NO LESS THAN A “TRAGEDY!”

    AND you KNOW WHAT? THAT MURDERER…IS GOING TO KILL SOMEONE…WITH OR WITHOUT…

    AN ASSAULT RIFLE,

    A RIFLE

    A GUN

    A BOW & ARROW

    A KNIFE

    A CHAINSAW

    A GALLON OF GASOLINE

    A BRICK

    OR USE HIS HANDS TO “STRANGLE SOMEONE TO DEATH”

    BUT HE DOESN’T EVEN NEED TO USE HIS HANDS…

    HE COULD SIMPLY…

    “PUSH A PERSON…

    OVER A CLIFF…

    IN FRONT OF A CAR…

    OR A TRAIN…

    OR…

    HE MIGHT JUST “POISON”…YOU!

    “IMPEACH, OBOZO…NOW!!!”

  2. Don Lemon is ignorant about all that… of course, scarily, so is Sen Warner. All these folk scream and go-on about their pet desires w/o knowing a whole lot about ‘em.

  3. 1wanderingtruthseeker

    The second amendment is NOT for hunting. It is to protect the citizens from an out of control government.

  4. I thought the second amendment was to protect “We the people” from tyranny-which is exactly what’s happening now!

  5. Why isn’t anyone talking about the mental health bill CT failed to pass, thanks in part to the ACLU?

  6. Again, remember, 800,000 slaughtered In Rwanda without using guns. Also, how about some proposals for violent video games control?

  7. We will need any and all types of weapons to ward off the tyranny that nobama and his band of thieves are slowly forcing upon us. Why else would all those departments purchased 100′s of thousands of rounds of hollow point bullets late last year and earlier this year. I wrote letters 3 months ago and have made several phone calls to the so called people in Washington that represent this state and the people in it about this matter. I wanted to know why these departments that were formed to “protect the American people” were arming themselves with bullets that through the rules of war were not legal to use on a battle field of war! So far I have been ignored. The 2nd Amendment must not be altered in any way, shape or form. And I agree with DCG, why isn’t the mental health programs in the states where these shootings have occured been called into question! What is the next tragedy to occur……..a mental case straps a bomb to himself, walks quietly into the center of a school and………..I don’t even want to think about the result. And nobama has not even mentioned one word about the problem of mental health in this country.

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