2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

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.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

There it is...true colors coming through

From last nights debate...
"What I'm trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally," Obama said during the debate at Hofstra University. "Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced."
Well, isn't that special!! Another "assault weapons ban".  I guess we didn't learn from the first one that banning these types of weapons from the citizenry does not drastically reduce the number of violent firearm related crime in this country.   Regardless of how the election ends I expect a sharp increase in the sales of certain firearms between now and the end of the month and continuing until January if Romney wins as people worry about the possibility of last minute lame duck policy being pushed through.   If you look at the last AWB it banned a lot of items that we now take for granted as being able to legally purchase and own.  Its reinstatement would be a blow to the 2nd Amendment and the cause of personal freedom at large.

Now, I am not telling you to vote one way or another based solely on one aspect of a candidates program..a savvy and intelligent citizenry should take all portions of a candidates platform into consideration as well as their past history.  But for those voters that may hinge on this particular issue I think this is a pretty good indicator of what box at the ballet machine you should be checking.   

And no, I do not overlook that the AWB that was passed by Romney in Massachusetts in my consideration either.  It was basically a copycat of the 1994 Federal AWB in naming specific manufacturers and models, large capacity magazines and other items that mean nothing to a criminal buying a weapon illegally.  But I do consider which candidate is my best choice in this particular issue and which one the majority of pro-gun groups support...and that is Romney.   Maybe I am just choosing the candidate of least damage in my opinion....its sometimes like somthing  I saw on FaceBook yesterday...you're going to have to eat a turd sandwich...would you like that on white or rye?

Oh, and by the way...for anyone that may care to check it, I called this 3 years ago on this very blog...link here....
 If he is elected to a 2nd term we can surely anticipate massive legislation aimed at cementing his "legacy" as a progressive liberal (I don't necessarily totally subscribe to the notion that he is a socialist) that would most likely target the 2nd Amendment.
Not that I (or anyone) needed a crystal ball to call that even that far back, but just to point out how easy it is to read some of these guys (and gals!) we elect.

1 comment:

ret redhat said...

I would say he is to the left of socialist.