Amnesty For Illegals Is A Gun Issue


What does the immigration/amnesty bill currently being debated in the Senate have to do with gun control? A lot, according to Gun Owners of America, which says that gun owners need to help defeat the bill for four reasons.

Reason No. 1: It will add up to a net 8.4 million anti-gun voters in the next 13 years or so. This could make comprehensive gun control and confiscation inevitable within our lifetimes.

Reason No. 2: Victory feeds on itself, but so does defeat. If anti-gun Senator Chuck Schumer passes this bill out of the Senate with a strong bipartisan majority, he has already said he intends to bring back gun control by the end of the summer. Obama would emerge from the fight re-energized to take away your guns.

Reason No. 3: If people get used to having to have the government’s permission to get a job (even to clean your house or mow your lawn), it will be a lot harder to fight universal background checks and gun registries.

Reason No. 4: There is the concern that the bill will create a de facto national ID card. A Saturday article in The New York Times, titled “Fears of National ID with Immigration Bill,” reports that some in Congress have worried openly about the “potential for another sprawling data network that could ultimately be the equivalent of a national ID system.” Gun Owners of America has long opposed anything that smacks of this because of the danger that such data collection poses to gun owners’ privacy.

I gave more reasons the amnesty bill needs to fail here.

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  • Don 2

    Sounds like a great future cocktail mix: a society in poverty, more gang-bangers, and defenseless citizens. What could possibly go wrong there?

  • Average_Joe56

    Does anyone even know what’s in the bill? Here’s a rude awakening folks….

    BTW, this critique is by a Democrat.

    I am all for immigration, but this bill sucks…big time…..Wake up folks and tell congress..NO DEAL!

  • DonnaAngelStar

    The Eisenhower Solution:
    Load ’em up,ship ’em out,
    Si se puedo!!

    • rbrooks

      ike’s operation wetback. a dismal failure. ike could not get the support to go after those that employe the immigrants. that was the solution that was, and is, needed.

      • DonnaAngelStar

        Yes, a return to the rule of law. Operation Wetback worked out fine, it is the federal government not implementing the laws. We need no stinking reform.

        • rbrooks

          if it worked out so well, why did they all return so easily? the feds should after those who employ immigrants. put them in jail. seize their assets.
          now if we can just stop granting work visas’.

  • rbrooks

    amnesty and open door immigration. brought to you by the gop.

  • tncdel

    “Border security” discussion is just a pretext to give amnesty. NO amnesty should be given in any way, shape or form, under ANY conditions.

    Anyone with an IQ above that of a turnip should be able to realize that amnesty would only serve to attract millions more job-stealing illegals here.

    The ONLY way to stop the illegal alien invasion: MAKE THINGS AS TOUGH AS POSSIBLE on the illegals, so they will self-deport back to Mexico, etc. at their own expense because they get to hate it here so much. We certainly can’t afford to deport over 20 million illegals. Plus most would only come right back if we tried.

    If we focused on making things so hard on the illegals that the U.S. was the last place they wanted to be, the need for more “border security” would evaporate.

  • thebucko

    The biggest problem with this bill is it is 800 pages plus. Buried deep in it is a proposal to record iris and facial recognition characteristics to go along with “E-Verify” but not just for illegals but for everyone. So if you, American citizen, want to get any type of work, you must be in the “E-Verify” database. Then, next step will be if you want to buy or sell……666 is coming, starting with this bill.