BREITBART by BEN SHAPIRO
Gun-Grabbing Legislation Sweeps Nation
by Ben Shapiro 9 Jan 2013, 7:04 AM PDT
Remember when the left pretended they liked the Second Amendment? That’s passé. Today, Democrats around the country are preparing for a big gun grab, the likes of which the Republic has never before seen. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing grandiose new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines. In the only provision actually designed to reduce crime, Cuomo will also propose harsher penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime.
Cuomo recognizes that what’s(sic)
he’s doing is politically divisive. But in today’s America, he also recognizes that he’ll be rewarded by the media for cramming down political divisive gun control, even if it does nothing to stop violence. “It’s a very divisive topic,” said Cuomo. “There’s a lot of energy on both sides. Some people are vehemently against, some people think we’re out of our minds for not passing it … Gun control is highly political, politically contentious situation. It is polarizing.”
Cuomo isn’t the only New York politician stumping for gun confiscation. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who dreams of the Nanny State, has now produced and distributed a new commercial for Mayors Against Gun Violence, showing the mother of a murder victim asking, “How many more children must die before Washington does something to end our gun violence problem?”
But the push for gun confiscation isn’t limited to New York. In Iowa, State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer told a local newspaper, “We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them. We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.” First off, guns don’t run. Politicians do. Which is why they’re playing the Sandy Hook tragedy for all it’s worth. And Muhlbauer certainly is. “We need to get them off the streets – illegally – and even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them. We can’t have those out there … Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”
Chicago, which already has both some of the nation’s strongest gun laws and some of the worst rates of crimes involving guns, is calling for further gun regulation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is traveling the state asking for the Illinois legislature to ban “assault weapons”; Illinois is already considering a bill that would ban vast swaths of semi-automatic weapons and magazines, as well as destroying shooting ranges.
In Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley is pushing for more gun regulation. In California, legislators are considering harsh regulation on sale of ammunition. In Florida, the Democratic House is looking to prevent concealed weapon permit holders from taking their guns to public events. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie says, “you’ve got to do stuff on guns.”
And in Connecticut, where Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza violated dozens of laws, the legislature has decided that the solution is more laws. With grieving mothers apparently berating legislature members, the legislature feels the pressure to do so. A new bill proposed by State Senator Beth Bye would create a massive 50 percent sales tax on the sale of ammo and magazines, ban ammo buying via internet, and limit the sale of ammo to those with a gun permit. Naturally, Bye is standing on the bodies of the children of Sandy Hook to pursue that agenda: “I just feel a personal mandate,” she says. “We’re only going to have one opportunity to do something like this. I want to take this opportunity and make sure we do something significant.”
Never let a good crisis go to waste. The left never does.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).
MY TWO SENSE
One of the arguments for gun confiscation is based upon the notion that the guns wanted are not appropriate for hunting. But this defense is beside the point. Americans have a Constitutional right to bear arms, which are G-U-N-S, GUNS, you Liberal, dictatorial predators and perpetrators of our massive takedown. Liberals disguise their goals as a case for the best interest of the community, while disregarding the rights and best interests of the individual, outlined in our US Constitution and Bill of Rights. In fact, the Founding Fathers not only hoped, but requested, that the People stand up against and remove an oppressive government when and if it became necessary. That very expectation was the reason for our Second Amendment and our right to bear arms. If we cannot protect ourselves from criminals, we cannot protect ourselves from tyranny.
The Liberals use a “best-interest,” dictatorial agenda for everyone except themselves. To them, taking our guns is an absolute ambition even while they are claiming “we don’t want them all.” Yeah, sure. They typically do not know the difference between a revolver and a semi-automatic, and they call magazines “clips.” “Stupid is as stupid does,” Forest Gump said, and unless the demagogue dictators plan to keep their own firearms, they will soon find themselves in the same oppressive state they are herding us toward. However, due to the degree of narcissism running rampant within the Liberal community, I suspect none of them think they will be enslaved with the rest of us. That, at least, puts a smirk on my lips.
The fundamental need for gun control is that disarming a nation is the first step toward usurpation of a government. In fact, that move is essential and the only way to control the masses, which are unlikely to be in favor of such a takeover. Removing our arms and our right to bear arms is part and parcel of the United Nations Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, a far-reaching global plan to create a one world rule under which there are no individual rights, no personal property, no Constitution and no Bill of Rights, but which claims to support the best interest of the Community, even thought what those best interests are continually change. This system is called Communitarianism–which disregards all previous notions and degrees of freedom. If we cannot fight this, the perpetrators will have an easier time of it. The end goal is a world ruled by one government, for one purpose; to force the masses onto complete government dependence, the erasure of all world history, and the confiscation of all independent thought, desires, and needs, just to name a few. The term, “Communitarianism,” is only one of a multitude of new, Orwellian-speak terms and phrases that will completely detour our way of thinking and the understanding of our surroundings and of each other. The Liberal Progressives call this kind of world, “Utopia!”
- Gun-Grabbing Legislation Sweeps Nation (breitbart.com)
- EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo Close To Announcing Sweeping New Gun Control Laws (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Cuomo: ‘Confiscation Could Be An Option’ (nationalreview.com)
- NY’s Cuomo proposes gun, ammo magazine limits (newsday.com)
- Gun Confiscation in Ten Easy Steps (2ndamendmentright.org)
- The liar in Chief – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
- On First Day, Dems Propose 8 Anti-Gun Bills (breitbart.com)
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