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Senator On Guns: ‘Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate!’

May 14, 2013 by  

Senator On Guns: ‘Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate!’
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It’s always nice when gun grabbers out their agenda in ways that belie their intentions.

Audio from a Senate hearing on gun control last week outed three State Senators who lingered after talks were finished, with each sharing a slice of elitist thought that has little to do with upholding Constitutional oaths, but lots to do with expanding the state’s control over individual freedoms and widening the cultural gap between citizens and the elected class.

From the May 9 meeting of the Senate Budget and Appropriation Committee, three or four women can be heard discussing a renewed strategy for gun control, following the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey Act in the Senate last month.

The audio quality is spotty, but the tone of the conversation — as well as the unambiguous nature of that portion of the talk that was clearly captured — reveals a smug and condescending take on just what the 2nd Amendment really means to the Americans it was conceived to protect.

“We needed a bill that is going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate,” the first woman, whose identity still isn’t known, appears to say.

“They want to keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys, but they don’t have any regulations to do it,” responds State Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-N.J.).

“They don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is to have their little guns and do whatever they want with them,” intones State Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-N.J.).

“That’s the line they’ve developed,” finishes State Senator Linda Greenstein (D-N.J.).

It doesn’t matter who said it. Perhaps the strongest indictment of the gun-control agenda comes not from that remark, but from Cunningham’s belittling attitude toward American gun owners who, she scorns, want to “have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.”

Well, actually — yeah. They do want to have their little guns and do whatever they want with them. To deride that conviction is just another way of mocking the 2nd Amendment’s guarantee that the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Jon Llast

    Ok show of hands, who is supprised by this? Anyone, come now someone has to be a little supprised. No one well it is just another day in Washington right?

  • http://boknows2.wordpress.com boknows2

    That’s typical of ignorant people that are in power that shouldn’t be. They believe they are above it all and can do what ever they want. The thing that bothers me most is these are elected officials that were put there by the same people they are belittling. This is the type of representation we are getting. I think “we the people” should write some legislation on what we expect of our representives and type of punishment they should receive for lying, broken promises, and especially not following the oath they swore to uphold. It’s time we tell our government what we expect from them and for them to follow the same rules and ethics as we do.

  • http://conebrw2013.wordpress.com conebrw2013

    They are precisely why Americans must not let them mess with the Second Amendment. They are trying to take the freedoms away from the people and its all about empowering the government, and that’s scary!

  • Jerry

    They ALL NEED VOTED OUT of office

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