Is Government Readying For A Shooting War Against Gun Owners?

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Gun grabbing lawmakers at both the State and Federal level continue to push forward with their anti-American, anti-2nd Amendment, anti-gun agendas, even as more individuals, State legislatures and manufacturers of weapons, weapons accessories and ammunition push back. It almost seems as if the elected class is itching for a fight.

And when one considers that the Department of Homeland Security has contracted for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition — much of it hollow points or for use in sniper rifles — for its 55,000 armed agents, plus 2,717 armored personnel carriers and 7,000 select fire “personal defense weapons,” it seems even more apparent that’s the goal. For perspective, 1.6 billion rounds is enough to fight the Iraq war for 20 years. It’s enough to shoot every American five times. It’s 28,000 tons, or the equivalent of three guided missile destroyers. It’s almost 30,000 target practice rounds per armed agent — but of course, because they are more expensive, hollow points are not used for target practice.

These purchases have long concerned many of those who pay attention. But only the alternative media talked about it — to derision and catcalls — until Feb. 15. That’s when The Denver Post ran an article by The Associated Press about the purchases. That prompted a column by Ralph Benko at Forbes.com in which he said it’s time for a national conversation about the purchases.

More than that, it’s time for a national conversation on the link between the purchases and the ongoing push by the elected class to collapse the economy and pass legislation against the will of the people.

Recall that Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), speaking for the state, informed us that, “One of the definitions of a nation state is that the state has a monopoly on legitimate violence. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.”

The Federal Assault Weapons Ban bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday on a partisan 10-8 vote. The bill’s primary sponsor, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) — who has said she’d like to see all guns removed from the hands of Americans — knows “the road is uphill” for the legislation’s passage. If that’s the case, then why pass it if not just to poke in the eye a significant portion of the American population already upset over the anti-gun rhetoric and attacks on lawful gun owners by the gun grabbers?

But while the ban on so-called “assault weapons”  is more than likely to fail, it’s not unlikely that Republicans who want to go along to get along will glom on to legislation requiring universal background checks, which passed out of the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Universal background checks are the camel’s nose under the tent. As former Attorney General Janet Reno said in 1993 during discussions of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB): “Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” Remember that the elites are content with incremental steps that I call gradualism.

Remember also that gun control is not a partisan issue, although it appears so now and conventional wisdom says so. Prominent Republicans (including much of the field for the last GOP Presidential nomination), in a bid to appear “reasonable” to the establishment crowd, have supported various measures that restricted gun ownership. The last GOP standard-bearer, Mitt Romney, said he would have signed the 1994 AWB if it came to his desk. If he were President today, a gun bill would be more than likely to pass because he would provide cover for statist Republicans to go along with a gun ban — as George W. Bush provided cover for Republicans to support anti-liberty measures like expanding Medicare and passing No Child Left Behind and other government-growing legislation.

President Richard Nixon, in a taped conversation with aides, said: “I don’t know why any individual should have a right to have a revolver in his house. The kids usually kill themselves with it and so forth.” He asked why “can’t we go after handguns, period? I know the rifle association will be against it, the gun makers will be against it.” But “people should not have handguns.”

Even more insidious — and likely more harmful to gun rights — are the States that are passing anti-gun measures against the will of the people. New York rammed through legislation banning weapons and large-capacity magazines, violating its own procedures in the process. Since then, 52 of New York’s 62 counties have introduced legislation calling for the repeal of the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. The legislation has passed in 40 of them. Colorado has passed bans on magazine capacity, and a bill that would require background checks is close to passage. Governor John Hickenlooper has said he will sign the bills despite threats by gun supply manufacturers to pull out of the State if he does.

Sheriffs, other law enforcement agents, some groups and many individuals are vowing to resist gun-confiscation efforts. Twenty-eight States have introduced or passed bills to preserve the 2nd Amendment. Fourteen have introduced or passed Firearms Freedom Acts.

Manufacturers of guns, gun accessories and ammunition have put their financial health on the line by refusing to sell to State and local governments that pass restrictions on gun ownership by individuals. That list is at 136 and growing.

And the Outdoor Channel, a popular cable channel for outdoors enthusiasts, hunters, fishermen and shooters, has told Colorado it will pull its production out of Colorado if gun control measures are signed into law.

If gun grabbers thought the Sandy Hook shooting would cause Americans to stand passively by and allow their 2nd Amendment rights to be snatched away, they have learned differently. The question now is: How far is government willing to go now that it’s getting push-back?

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life.”

It appears those people are stepping up.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Laidbackrebel

    I am sorry to see this comment board deteriorate into other subjects, when the subject at hand is so critical. I believe we were discussing how the so called elected officials have become a group of terrorists, bent on taking away our second amendment rights, or murdering us. I became a soldier in 1959. I eventually went to flight school, and became a helicopter pilot, and returned to Vietnam, for the second time. When I joined the army, I swore to defend the American people, and The Constitution. That commitment did not end when I left the army. I still pledge my life to defending the American people, and The Constitution. I am just surprised that in order to fulfill that commitment, I may have to further define who I consider to be the American people, and who the enemy is. I’m sure that the terrorist in the egg, does not qualify as a “legitimate American citizen, unless he has applied for citizenship, since being elected. Yeah I know that does not make any sense does it? Go figure. We live in a cockeyed world. Controlled by fiat money, by a fiat president, by fiat rich men, whose spirits are hollow shells, devoid of humanity, but infused with demons.

  • Bill Henry

    I thought we were discussing whether the government was readying for and assault on the patriots of this country. I got further down and it had turned into an argument about religion and homosexuality. On the first statement I can only say that I pray they don’t, because I would hate to kill my own countrymen. To kill a man is not an easy thing to do, and you live with it all your life, but protecting our liberties comes to the forefront. It is a cause for which I would gladly gamble my life if it is to ensure that my progeny live in peace and liberty. I have no feeling whatsoever about how other folks live their lives, that is not my problem but theirs. I once asked a man who was open about his homosexuality whether he thought that it was choice or genetic.
    He told me that it was genetic because no one would choose to live that way. I then asked him if they found the gene which caused it and they could cure it would he take the cure. His answer “absolutely not”. I care not what a man does or says. This is America where we have a Constitution that delineates our rights, not claimed to having given them to us were the men who fought and died for them, and those who followed these men having fought and died for them not only for our sake but for others who searched for their freedoms. We owe these folks for what they have passed on to us. What may be coming will be a test of how we show our respect and honor for them. I pray that we will not have to rise against a tyrannical take over, but I stand by if I am needed to join the fray as I have done before. Non sibi sed patraie

  • Bill Henry

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  • Bill Henry

    You make me laugh. [comment has been edited] Just go and wait for it.

  • amerall

    Very intresting, I suppose you think the government should take my extremly dangeroues P-51 Mustang and my friends fully restored M-60 Patton tank away from us so you can feel safe eh?

    • Frank McLaury

      Has he really got a P 51? I LOVE that airplane -best pursuit fighter in WWii. and in the hands of the Tuskegee pilots, they took down more 109’s than anybody. After they entered the war, we never lost one B17. Not ONE. those red tails saved ours

  • amerall

    The swat team most likely. This wont be one on one it will be a dozen swat team members against hundreds! Thats why Obummer has trained thousands of Hitler youth corp and armed them with a billion rounds of hollow point bullets (Outlawed by the geneva convention so they can’t be used outside the US borders) and armored cars! They know the risks as did Yamamoto in WW2! You don’t seem to realize that our military does not control most of Afghanistan even now, and those monkeys are certainly no match for the American citizen. in rural areas (some very inaccessible areas) there are thousands of AMERICAN citizens, some of whom have been trained by that military and who are armed (like it or not ) with as good a weapon supply as the military has.( Not all people buy their weapons at gun shows) Americans practically invented guerrilla warfare. This isn’t Europe YET although our present government is trying to make it so with the redistribution of wealth every day that passes, Obama quote “I think gas prices here should be as high as they are in Europe”! Clue, Obummer!
    I am not a world citizen! America is Number One like it or not Obummer! I don’t care if everyone of those third world people starve to death, its not my problem if they won’t help themselves, my wealth is MY wealth I have no desire to share it with those people or the people here who seem to think the world owes them a living and seem to think its ok for the government to stick its hand in my pocket and give my hard earned money to those liberals who think they should have some kind of right to live as good as the people who work for their money do without having to work at all!!!! Get a job! McDonalds is hiring! Can’t live on minimum wage? Get two jobs I did! Your elected government sent your twenty three dollar an hour job to china, its not coming back no matter how long your unemployment money lasts!

  • $12942228

    Then maybe you should return to whatever Muslim dictatorship you were in-
    seeing as how you don’t like it here-
    and you do not support the Constitution,or the Bill of Rights.

  • Mark

    Realize with there control of the media we have a difficult struggle on or hands. Parents had their children taken away from them because they attended a meeting with like minded people who oppose this tyrannical government on the ruse that they were plotting against said government. They want us to fear! We must stick together against these people, stand up and be heard! God will help us.

  • concerned

    Robbie, you are falling right into the scenario that they want, with forced background checks and the now push to force insurance to own a gun. they will have a database on all the gun owners. a lot easier for them to disarm this country and history has proven in other countries what happens when a country is disarmed. ( the slaughter begins ) do never forget the power of the already armed drones that are already armed and flying over Americas skies

  • csaaphill

    how that working for ya the high road crap? The more we staul saying they have to take the first shot… the more we lose. People are getting violated every day yet nothing has happened. Seems to me all were doing is redrawing the line in the sand.

    Of cource we don’t want to rush into things, but seems like were going to wair ourselves into submission.

  • freefire

    obama photo firing so called shotgun is a fraud. why a gas check for blanks on muzzle if firing live rounds

  • cruzin77

    Term limits with no lasting benefits for those who serve. Serve for the love of country, not pocketbooks.

  • historianMI

    Remember the Brits tried to take away all the arms of Bostonians during our War for Independence. Obvious reason: They didn’t want any opposition to any new repressive laws they might put in place. Obama Inc.: Same apparent reason; they have some intentions which would be opposed, with arms if necessary, e.g. Repressive laws or regulations to deprive citizens of the basic right of self defense against armed intruders and thugs, with their own firearms. The NRA magazine reports some of the incidents every month where citizens of both sexes and all ages have with their firearms resisted criminals of all sorts. May I bring back the old quotation: “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

  • Frank McLaury

    all of these comments have a common thread: they will NOT go quietly into that good night. You cannot legislate behavior on people who will NOT do it. You cannot compel the body politic to surrender what Thomas Hobbs once said is a natural right of survival. The relevance of all these things is a common thread – someone or a group of someones wants to disarms us in this midst of this world madness. Why? Why now? You might as well try and throw us overboard as the sea rises over the rim of the lifeboat. You people in control? – Do you read these comments? We are NOT going to do it. Red Dawn.

  • Frank McLaury

    and the `1.6 billion bullets…Janet N response? “Wha? ME?”

  • Frank McLaury

    DC has a short memory. WWII – Admiral Yamamoto was asked why he wouldn’t invade US. He said he couldn’t hold Americas. He was a Japanese Consular Officer for years in DC and knew the lay of the land in the 30’s. He told his staff that ” behind every American door there was a gun. Knock on one door, I lose one solder. ” We can’t do it.” His words, not mine.

  • Frank McLaury

    10%

  • Frank McLaury

    yeah, maybe, but listen up, Pilgrim. Wouldn’t it be nice if they thought up a law that actually would stop the nut-cases, not just make YOU feel good?? The word for your day is EFFECTIVE. Got it, as in, ” does it really work.

  • Frank McLaury

    bs

  • Troy Tyler

    I don’t know what is going to happen, but I have and will keep stocking up on ammo,I hope I just spending my money for nothing,but the way this goverment act’s and has acted, it’s better to have a little protection around.The very fact that no one in congress will even have a back ground check on this president is a scary thing.This president controls both party’s.Congress seems to look the other way at some of his actions, so yes people had better get ready for something, probally a take over dicator style,any other president would have already been impeached,so stock up on ammo, dry food, and try to have a water supply, electricty will be gone so try to have a water supply…..just in case……..

  • Matheus Grunt

    They want a war for sure, but they’re not sure how to proceed yet. They’re implementing contingency plans (if they’re not done with those already) to handle the rebellion/revolt if there is one in their eyes. They believe it will be a fast one, one they can quell soon and easily. I am ready however to go onto a long fight, and I do believe it will be anything but swift and fast. Then the big government will slowly try to hide away in fear because they will realize that patriot’s are sick of their [expletive deleted] and we are coming to the doors, knocking them in and arresting them all that we can get. The rest will run away scared. But during it all, the war will be bloody and hard. People better be ready as much as can be, it’s going to happen and it’s just a matter of time now. We didn’t want this, but I sure as hell know that it is our duty to fight it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.frank28 Sean Frank

    yes they are

  • Patriotic Viet Vet

    How rightly? The true America is not. Only Odumbo and his followers