2nd Amendment Under Fire
President Barack Obama and the bulk of the corporate media continue to act as if “Operation Fast and Furious” is a bad movie sequel featuring Vin Diesel and the Rock flexing their muscles and struggling with dialogue as opposed to a poorly conceived and implemented Department of Justice “gunwalking” program.
Since the Republican-dominated Legislature in Florida made it easier to carry guns in the State’s Capitol, Democrats are noting that every Senator and staffer has now had a panic button installed on his or her phone.
The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 is couched as a bill favorable to gun owners. In truth, it’s another insidious misuse of the Constitution’s “commerce clause” and a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment.
The United States Department of the Interior has drafted new legislation that would potentially kick firearms enthusiasts off of millions of acres of public lands in order to keep them from “freaking out” urbanites who like to use the land for hiking and dog walking. The biggest impact of the laws will be to tracts of land situated in the West.
Under fire for lying to Congress about the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed exactly what was behind the government’s policy that resulted in the government letting guns flow into Mexico.
According to a new poll, 47 percent of Americans say that they have a gun in their home. An earlier poll noted that support for the 2nd Amendment is also at a high. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say they have a gun in their household: 55 percent to 40 percent.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last week struck down a challenge to Washington, D.C.’s onerous registration requirements and outright ban on so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines.