First, they attacked all of our First Amendment, speech, press, religion, etc, by trying to reinstitute the “Fairness Doctrine.” Now, they want to start taking our firearms.
It is typical of this administration to overwhelm the press and the People with many issues in one day. It is extremely difficult for anyone to keep track of everything he is doing when he is doing so much so fast. It is a tactic that Obama has been using all through his campaign and has continued into his presidency. It is what leaders do when they do not want the People to know what they are doing to their citizenry.
So, while everyone is reading and commenting on the new budget, Obama sent out Attorney General Holder to say that he is going to reinstitute the assault weapon ban. Conservatives knew Obama was going to regulate firearms. Yes, Obama said he would not and he supports the Second Amendment. We, now, know that whatever Obama says has an expiration date or is an out right lie.
Now, let’s be clear, the Second Amendment reads, as follows:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — US Const., amend. II
Now, that is clear without any ambiguity. Our right shall not be infringed. Period.
The debate will continue on and on about our right to firearms, but the point to be made here is why he claims he is reinstituting the ban.
According to ABCNews.com, Holder said,
“Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.”
It is nice that ABC News acknowledges that there is violence on our border with Mexico, but Holder and ABC are misconstruing the facts. The firearms are not causing the violence. The drug cartels, corrupt Mexican military, numerous gangs, and TERRORISTS are using the weapons to kill people who are defying their coercion. These groups are doing the violence, not assault weapons. They acquire these weapons, not only from the U.S., but from countless other sources from around the world. They are going to be violent with or without weapons from the U.S.
By banning these weapons, these violent groups will still find a way to get the weapons. They did not walk into a Wal-Mart or local gun store to buy them. They are being used for illegal actions, so it is safe to say they got them illegally. This ban would not even affect them.
All this ban does is leave the border communities and police officers in these communities out gunned and over matched. These violent groups will be able run unchecked along the border and into the U.S. without anyone, other than our military, to stop them.
As Thomas Jefferson quoted,
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” —Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764.
This ban will cost more American lives, not less. It will cause more violence, not less. Obama is going to take the only way some of these Americans would be able to defend themselves from these groups, leaving Americans at risk.