Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Your Right To Self Defense Under Attack By Democrats

I believe people have the God given right to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property. It's not specifically mentioned in the U.S. Constitution but I believe it's a right anyway. Your 21 year old daughter attending college out of state has the right to defend herself too. However, if Democrats have their way your 5'1" 95 pound daddy's girl is going to need more kickboxing classes to fend off the five 6'4" 250 pound members of a gang who want to rape her, kill her, and stuff her in a dumpster. That's because Democrats are once again attempting to nullify the Second Amendment and make gun ownership illegal...just as I knew they would.

With a majority in Congress and a newly elected Democrat (socialist) President, Democrats in Congress and Legislatures around the country are proposing anti-gun legislation that diminishes a law-abiding citizen's ability to defend themselves.

For example...

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that President Obama's Administration will seek to reinstate the expired federal "assault weapons" ban and impose additional restrictions. Holder said,"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,". It's interesting to note that Holder did not offer any evidence that the assault weapons ban did anything other than limit the rights of law abiding Americans. Holder's testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Democrat controlled U.S. Senate, indicated those other "changes" presumably include prohibiting private transfers of firearms and banning most center-fire rifle ammunition as "armor-piercing." Holder said that new gun control laws are needed because in Mexico, a country with a history of corruption and disregard for individual rights (and strict gun control), there's a shooting war going on between drug gangs and government troops, and some of the gangsters' guns have been illegally purchased in the United States. Apparently AG Holder thinks that criminals and gangsters will obey the new laws even though they don't obey the old ones. He must also think that Mexican outlaws care what our laws are.

In Michigan Senate Bill 268, introduced by State Senator Martha Scott (Dem-2), would undermine a citizen's right to self-defense by imposing ridiculous storage requirements on Michigan gun owners, rendering their guns useless in self-defense situations. SB 268 requires households with children to store their guns in locked boxes with trigger locks installed. So, if passed Michigan gun owners would have to hope that criminals breaking in to their homes are willing to wait while the guns are retrieved and unlocked. Will your daughter be able to get to her gun in time? Will you?

In Illinois State Representative Kenneth Dunkin (Dem-5) introduced House Bill 687, to amend Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification Act to require that anyone who owns a firearm in the state carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability insurance to cover any potential damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the firearm's use. This bill would make owning a gun in Illinois nearly impossible as it would put firearms ownership out of reach for many law-abiding Illinoisans, which, of course, is the point of Rep. Dunkin's bill. Simply stated this would create an economic barrier to self defense. Is your daughter going to school in Illinois? Can she afford the insurance?

In New York Assembly Bill 5884, sponsored by State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (Dem-72), makes firearms manufacturers liable to the state if their guns cause injury or death to a state employee acting within the course of his or her official duties. The bill would make exceptions for manufacturers who sign a so-called "code of conduct." Among the many components of the "Code of Conduct" is a provision under which manufacturers must agree not to sell more than one gun per month to any individual. Maybe next week Assemblyman Espaillat will submit a bill making pencil manufacturers liable to the state for all spelling errors made by state employees. This is just economic terrorism directed at producers of a legal product. As for the "one gun per month" provision...it's rationing of Constitutional Rights!

There's even more Democrat anti-gun legislation out there and there's a couple of common themes. First, they're attempting to make it extremely difficult or impossible to exercise our Second Amendment rights and our right to defend ourselves. And Second, the registration and tracking of law abiding American citizens who happen to own guns...registration historically has had some really bad outcomes.

Around two million times each year Americans defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property with guns they have the right to own - often without firing a shot. If you don't own a gun you should still support gun ownership and the Second Amendment because you indirectly benefit from it...criminals aren't sure if it's you or your neighbor who's armed.

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