Obama Moving Quietly to Attack the 2nd Amendment
by Bob Price on February 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM
Following is a message from Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The CCRKBA is a strong 2nd Amendment support group. Mr. Gottlieb has been watching the Obama administration closely and reporting on its covert acts to build an oncoming attack on our 2nd Amendment right to defend ourselves. One need only watch the actions in Egypt to understand why the 2nd Amendment is important to American Citizens.
THE GUN INDUSTRY IS UNDER ATTACK!
President Obama and his fellow travelers have an anti-Constitution, anti-gun agenda, and they may have only two more years to put that agenda into effect. That means they are going to be very busy for the next two years trying to take away your gun rights.
Obama knows he can't propose an outright ban on all gun sales and have it pass Congress - so he is going to dismantle your Second Amendment Rights, piece by piece.
First, he put U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in charge of the Justice Department. Holder is no friend to gun rights. While he served in the Clinton Administration, he supported policies designed to drive gun dealers and manufacturers out of business. Now, he's in a big position of power to continue his war against the gun industry and private owners.
Second, Obama nominated and finally appointed anti-gun zealot Andrew Traver to head up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) prior to recess, and reappointed him in the 112th Congress. As special agent in charge of Chicago's ATF field division, Traver called for a ban on semiautomatic firearms and misled the media on the facts about these weapons, even staging a bogus demonstration for the TV cameras to "prove" his point.
Traver's biased anti-gun stance requires the American people to protest his continued presence in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Traver is so anti-gun that even the anti-gun Democrats who would like to see your Second Amendment rights vanish were afraid to openly support his nomination for the job he is doing out of fear of voter backlash.
Traver has been deeply aligned with globalist gun control advocates and anti-gun activities at his Chicago ATF post, and now he's gone NATIONAL. You can expect him to begin to regulate your gun rights IMMEDIATELY.
Citing border violence as the reason, the ATF issued a "secretarial emergency order" that requires any store that sells more than two rifles within a five-day period to report the names, addresses and serial numbers of those transactions if the firearms are greater than .22-caliber, semi-automatic, with the ability to accept a detachable magazine. This is the first step in the forced registration of weapons in the United States. The ATF has exceeded is regulatory authority by ordered the registration of firearms for any reason.
Obama and his anti-gun buddies will do whatever it takes to destroy your Second Amendment rights, because the latest rampage by a left-leaning loonie in Tucson is a great opportunity for them to advance a political agenda.
Remember, it was Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who famously said during the banking meltdown, "You don't ever want a crisis to go to waste; it's an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid."
Terrible legislation enacted in the wake of a disaster rarely serves to make us safer, it just gives us the ILLUSION of safety, and it makes politicians look as though they are fighting "for the people" as they take away our rights.
Think about the TSA and all the airport "safety" procedures enacted in the wake of 9/11: are you safe from an airplane terror attack because the toddler next to you had his Superman tote bag examined and his mother had to throw away her hand cream?
Some terrible legislation has been introduced since Obama has been in office:
H.R. 2159 - This bill would allow Attorney General Eric Holder to declare anyone to be a "prohibited person" if he suspects that individual of aiding terrorism - and he has no obligation to state WHY the individual's name was placed on the list. Obama's government already regards veterans, pro-gun advocates and conservatives as potential terrorists, so this should be of great concern to every American because you can be added to that list even if you abhor guns.
S. 941 - This bill would expand the power and jurisdiction of the ATF by allowing the ATF to impose civil penalties on federal firearms licensees without the burden of proof, disclosure requirements, and other protections accorded criminal defendants.
H.R. 1448 - This bill would authorize $15,000,000 a year to send ATF agents to the Mexican border and Mexico in connection with "Project Gunrunner." It would also provide money for firearms tracing, presumably for the purpose of building a case for anti-gun legislation in the U.S. Our government will not send our troops to the border to stop gun violence, but they found money they can use to send ATF agents to the border looking for gun dealers.
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York have introduced text of legislation they plan to introduce that bans the manufacture and sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines. This bill would outlaw the sale or transfer of ammo magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
Rep. Peter King of New York wants to ban firearms within 1,000 feet of members of Congress and other high-ranking federal officials.
Of course, "gun-free zones" do not prevent mentally disturbed or evil people from doing terrible things. But this kind of legislation does make criminals out of law-abiding, peaceful citizens.
Since he's been in office, Obama has appointed more than 30 "czars" to run his government. These people are accountable only to the President - and most of them have some kind of anti-gun background. The most grievous examples are:
• Gil Kilerkowski, Drug Czar, who believes no American should own a gun.
• Joshua DuBois, Faith-Based Czar, who is anti-gun.
• Cass Sunstein, Regulatory Czar, who is against private gun ownership and hunting; he even believes animals should be able to sue people who harm them.
• Earl Devaney, Stimulus Accountability Czar, who blames U.S. gun stores for the drug war in Mexico and wants to take guns away from American citizens.
Obama is placing as many anti-gun extremists as he can into all areas of our government. He is building the organization that will ultimately strip you of your Second Amendment rights.
We have to stop this control. GUN REGISTRATION always leads to GUN CONFISCATION; and it would make criminals out of decent, law-abiding citizens who failed to register. Without committing a crime, you would become a felon of Barack Hussein Obama's United States Socialist Government.
That is not the America I believe in!
Obama has an open hostility toward our constitutional rights. He will strip us of our guns and our freedoms by appointments, like Andrew Traver and various "czars," and by regulations. This way, he can get around Congress and the will of the People.
We must not let him succeed!
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." - Ronald Reagan
Friends, THE GUN INDUSTRY IS UNDER ATTACK.
I believe if we don't act now, we will see many types of gun registration laws go into effect during Obama's remaining term: Gun registration. Civil penalties. ATF agents on the border. Limitations on what kind of weapon you can purchase.
There is a "perfect storm" of anti-gun leadership at the Department of Justice, the ATF and the White House. Obama is placing his anti-gun zealots all throughout our government, and he's going to try to remove your gun rights little by little. It will be death by a thousand cuts.
Do not remain silent.
We have seen two years of Obama ignoring the will of the People, bypassing Congress and trampling over the rule of law. It's not a great leap to expect that he will chip away at the 2nd Amendment, piece by piece, regulation by regulation, appointment by appointment. He'll do what it takes.
That means those of us who have a strong desire to protect our rights to own a gun need to put our money where our passion is. Don't wake up tomorrow and find out it's too late. Please give the largest gift that you possibly can to CCRKBA as we FIGHT the Obama/Democrat agenda to take away our Second Amendment rights.
This tyranny will not prevail on our watch! Thank you for your help.
Alan M. Gottlieb
Chairman, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms