2nd Amendment Under Fire
Illinois gun grabbers are getting creative in their efforts to make one of the most restrictive gun law States even tougher on legal gun owners.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering imposing a “violence tax” on guns and ammunition. The county encompasses Chicago, which has seen murders rise by 25 percent this year, according to recent police statistics.
Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of the expiration of the Federal assault weapons ban put into place in 1994 by the Administration of President Bill Clinton. And even after eight years, the fight from anti-gun lobbies to reinstate the ban is still full force.
Last week, the Democratic Party included in its platform — just as it has every four years since the ban expired — a commitment to reinstating the ban that disallowed Americans the right to legally own certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Currently, Americans are being bombarded by news reports about psychopathic villains who, enabled by the 2nd Amendment, are killing innocent people at random.
The media narrative is strong and makes public enemy No. 1 not so much the disturbed individuals carrying out the brutal attacks as it does the weapons and accoutrements they have used in the commission of the murders.
The shooting tragedy at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee on Sunday has again put “frightening” ability of Americans to obtain firearms in the headlines. As was the case with the Aurora, Colo., movie theatre tragedy, there are conflicting reports and strange coincidences associated with the official story.
A treaty being worked out this month at the United Nations could possibly make the Second Amendment the focus of international legal scrutiny. It is supposedly an effort to fight international “terrorism,” “insurgency” and “crime syndicates.”
There is a battle raging in many States between gun control advocates and 2nd Amendment supporters over whether legislation will be moved forward that requires every semiautomatic weapon’s firing pin to mark shell casings with a numeric code to link shooters to shells.
We have seen initiatives like this from people wishing to hamper the 2nd Amendment before. A few years ago, the “Ammunition Accountability Act,” which was largely pushed by Democratic legislators and a single company holding a patent on bullet-coding technology, would have required every bullet and respective casing to have matching serial numbers. It also would have required munitions vendors to track customer purchases. No bill related to the proposed law ever made it out of committee or came up for a vote, largely because of the efforts of gun rights advocates to quash the unConstitutional proposal.
A National Rifle Association youth group used a gun buyback initiative in Chicago to raise money for a youth shooting camp. Guns Save Lives saw the buyback as a perfect opportunity to get rid of non-operational and unsafe firearms while raising money for youth shooting programs.
During a House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to full cooperate in an investigation regarding the fatally flawed Fast and Furious “gun-walking” operation, several Democratic lawmakers walked out. By a vote of 255-67 the House passed the resolution to hold Holder in Contempt of Congress.
America’s Founding Fathers held gun ownership in such a high regard that they opted to include it in the country’s Constitution. Here are four things that they knew, that modern anti-gun zealots in the United States and abroad can’t seem to understand.
Companion bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to prohibit funding to negotiate a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that restricts 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.
S2205 was introduced by Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and HR5846 was introduced by Representative Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). They are both titled the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.