Translating the 2nd Amendment for an Anti-Gun Administration
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” [emphasis mine]
Second Amendment to the US Constitution – Right to Bear Arms: 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. [emphasis mine]
What part of the phrase “shall not be infringed” is so difficult for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to understand? Perhaps it is the word “infringed.” Or perhaps it’s the notion that the US Constitution’s second amendment infringes upon their personal beliefs and their plans for America.
Obama, campaigning in New Orleans, in July, said, “I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.” If you think Obama will stop with a ban on only assault weapons, I have the deed to a NYC bridge in which you may be interested.
Only hours after being re-elected, Obama backed a UN’s call on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, to renew debate over a draft international treaty (the so-called Arms Trade Treaty [ATT]) to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade. This is the same treaty that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been expressing full support of on behalf of the US for years. After Obama’s re-election, the UN. General Assembly’s disarmament committee moved quickly to approve a resolution calling for a new round of talks March 18-28. The resolution passed with 157 votes in favor, none against and 18 abstentions.
For perspective, beginning in 1968, Canada (not presently on the UN disarmament committee) spent $2.7 billion on creating and operating a registry for long guns that proved to be very ineffective. Canada’s registry was never credited with solving a single murder. Instead, it became an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from traditional policing activities. I guess Obama, Clinton, gun control advocates, and the UN cannot see what happened in Canada and learn from it. Gun control advocates will say that Canada’s registry addressed only long guns. But registration is registration, regardless of gun type.
The primary reason that ATT talks are taking place is that the US reversed policy after Obama was first elected and decided in 2009 to support a treaty. Isn’t it ironic that Obama’s view changed from July to November, just after his re-election?
I am personally amazed that Snopes and FactCheck will say and do ANYTHING to try to defend Obama and Clinton. For example, FactCheck.org says that “Does the Obama administration intend to ‘force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for U.S. citizens’ through a United Nations treaty?” is false. FactCheck.org says, “…Obama wouldn’t be able to ‘bypass’ Congress,….” (A treaty must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate to become binding.) Where have we heard that one before? This article documents one of the many times Obama has bypassed Congress. And this article expresses his wish to “impose his will” on Congress.
As Katie Pavlich at TownHall.com says, “Barack Obama is no doubt the most anti-gun president in the history of the United States and his pandering to the corrupt UN should be alarming to anyone who wants to keep their Second Amendment freedoms.” And, now that he has been re-elected and has nothing politically to fear, he can really espouse his gun control ideology.
But that’s just my opinion.
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Changed the headline to better fit the article. – Kyle
HE WHO CONTROLS THE GUNS, CONTROL YOU.
The gun contol mob and this administration does not want armed citizens, they want unarmed subjects. Unarmed subjects are much easier to control and control is what this bunch of anti Americans desires. Remember that things that were considered American traditions, such as mom’s apple pie, are now considered as the vast right wing’s radical ideas and therefore bad for the country.
The quote from Gandhi is being misrepresented by those opposed to gun control. Gandhi is referring, during WW2, to the refusal of the British to have an Indian military at a time when it seemed that Germany might win on the western front in Europe, leaving India defenseless. He was not referring to any individual right to bear firearms. If you must transpose this quote into the current US context, he would be referring to having an armed national military force (an army) or arguably an organized governmental militia.
Also, this was before he adopted his position and strategy of aggressive non-violent resistance.
How does it go? “Fear the government that doesn’t fear your guns.”?? Or something like that, correct me on this one. But for Obama it ought to read “Fear the Marxist President who intends to take your rights away from you whether you have a Constitution prohibiting it or not.” At the beginning of every newscast every night at 6, there should be a window that reads, “Obama is a Communist, and gun registration then confiscation was how a once free people everywhere lost their freedom.” This maniac needs to be outted. We have been vetting him for years and it’s gotten to the point where anyone who even begins to bring up something about his background is booed out of the room. But Obama himself brings up his background when he was making a speech somewhere a month or so ago when he said, “I have a historic background being against these kinds of weapons.” “Historic”? You bet he does. Even when he tells the truth about himself his followers don’t get it who they voted for, a demon bent on the suffering of people who envision themselves to be free, when all along they have been slaves for a long time now. Their problem is they haven’t looked past their noses long enough to see what is standing in front of them. That means that most people are so absorbed in their own petty problems that they didn’t notice that back when the Hippies got their college degrees and went to work for the government they began to make the changes they protested about on the street when they were being thrown in jail for disobeying the cops, or trespassing on private property chaining themselves to the doors of some bank or corporate office. Now they either own the bank or run the corporate office, or are high level government officials who change our lives everyday like many who went to work for the EPA.
Obama wants us to be the ones who shoot first. That way he can put his storm troopers on the streets and shut down the whole country sweeping for the right-wing terrorists with church bumper stickers and NRA decals on the back windows of their pickup trucks. Remember when Janet Napolitano leaked on purpose the document supposedly going to the FBI and state police forces? She did that on purpose in order to put us on notice about who Obama would be after whenever he could put himself in that position to go after the “enemies of the state” like the old Soviet Union used to do. Don’t think for a second that he doesn’t have a list gleened from this very site, and any and all other internet sites where people exercise their 1st Amendment rights, social sites, conservative news sites, etc., and he is not by himself in this effort either, he has the CIA helping him.
The question is who is it that is going to emerge as Obama’s National Civilian Police Force. Remember the one he talked about when he was campaigning the first time where he said, “America needs a (same as above) that is just as powerful, just as trained, just as well funded…”? And before that he was talking about how we couldn’t expect the military to be able to do it all for us. Yeah, I guess so since he’s seriously hurt our numbers by scatering them all over the world, and I’m completely against this new “Africa Corps” he can send to Africa to die a horrible death against a people who have even less regard for human life than Muslims do. And he will take all the money out of our DOD so we won’t have the military to protect a school crosswalk let alone the whole Mexican border like we need to have been doing for years since the Socialists wouldn’t fund the rest of Reagan’s amnesty bill like the law said they were to do.
And speaking of that, wonder why the DHS has purchased 2.1 billion rounds of ammo in the past year, or less? I heard last night that in the past several months 450,000 Mexican’s have poured over the border from Juarez fleeing from the killings of the drug cartels. The report said that killings in that town have dropped 40% in the last few months. Yeah, I guess so, they’ve run out of people to kill, they’re all over here in my country. What is going to stop the dope dealers from pouring into my country now? When these armies of Muslim terrorists and dope dealers start pouring into my country I suspect people will take up their AR-15’s and it will be all out open war with our friends to the South. Is that why Obama wants to disarm us? So that we won’t be able to protect the borders of our own nation at a time of invasion? You know the government won’t be coming to help them, but yet guess who’ll it will be who gets arrested when the cops show up?