WASHINGTON — Administration officials say that President Obama, largely silent about gun control since the Tucson shooting carnage, will address the issue soon, potentially reopening a long-dormant debate on one of the nation’s most politically volatile issues.
The officials did not indicate what measures, if any, Mr. Obama might support; with Republicans in control of the House and many Democrats fearful of the gun lobby’s power, any legislation faces long odds for passage. Among the skeptics is the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada.
Still, Mr. Obama has come under increased pressure to speak out from gun-control advocates, including urban Democrats in Congress and liberal activists and editorial writers. They would like him to at least support a bill that would restore an expired federal ban on the sort of high-capacity ammunition magazine that was used in the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson that killed six people and injured 13, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona.
The advocates, including Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, were critical after Mr. Obama did not propose any measures in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to address gun violence. In interviews since, senior White House advisers have said without specifics that Mr. Obama would address the issue in coming weeks, though just how has not been decided.
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President Is Likely to Discuss Gun Control Soon
Gun control is about to be a hot topic again I fear.
It seems that every time a mentally deficient person goes off on a tangent and kills any number of people, we, the America gun owner, are once again forced to defend ourselves and our love affair with firearms.
On the other side of the globe, the world is at war, Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan. Venezuela is on the verge of erupting. We have horrendous violence all along our border with Mexico and because a psycho goes nuts in Arizona, the American president and Dems in Congress want us ALL disarmed.
Before you read this post, take a look at these headlines from the Sunday news.
• More Egyptian Forces Move In as Curfew Passes
• Egypt turmoil rattles Middle East stock markets
• Fighter jets swoop over Cairo in show of force
• Civilians watch over neighborhoods in Egypt chaos
• Egypt’s uprising unites society in rage
• Leading Tunisian Islamist returns from exile
• Over 99 pct in Southern Sudan vote for secession
• Sudanese police clash with students in Khartoum
• 3 killed in clashes in Somalia’s capital
Nearly all of my friends, family, readers and associates are gun owners and users. We all hear a lot of horror stories about guns and how they are going to be taken away from Americans.
So, ask yourself this; Just how much can the ~Gun Grabbers~ really do?
The U.S. government is NOT going to do any such thing, they may TRY, Obama may give orders, but they do NOT have the power to take our guns. I mean MAN POWER. No matter what laws that may be passed, no matter the wishes of the liberal left and the bleeding heart gun grabbers, I believe we’re pretty safe.
The BATF, and the U.S. government can’t get their act together enough to stop guns from going OUT of, or coming IN TO, the USA. The full military might of America has yet to pacify Iraq and Afghanistan.
So, other than run their heads, look stupid and scare simple-minded people, just how much do the gun grabbers really think they can do against a determined force of American gun owners? Just what exactly, can they actually accomplish?
How many gun owners are there in the United States of America?
Most estimates range between 39% and 50% of US households having at least one gun (that’s about 43-55 million households). The estimates for the number of privately owned guns range from 190 million to 300 million. Removed those that skew the stats for their own purposes the best estimates are about 45% or 52 million of American households owning 260 million guns). SOURCE
Approximately half of the homes in America are gun owners according to that little statistic. I am guessing that this is a conservative estimate.
Given the fact that many of those households are at least *2 person homes*, and assuming that they are quite likely to have more than one gun per household, I would say again, that these are very conservative figures.
Suppose the current Attorney General were to issue an edict ordering ALL Americans to turn in their guns? Suppose Obama was able to find a way to force our lawmakers into reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban? Suppose Obama decide to enter a period of Totalitarianism and take full control of the citizens of this nation via executive order?
Who is going to enforce his edicts? The BATF?? The FBI?? Maybe the Army or the National Guard? Maybe State, County/Parish or Local police??
I wouldn’t put it past the FBI or BATF to try, they are nothing more than Federal automatons anyway. They will blindly follow the orders of Obama and sacrifice themselves in the process.
The U.S. Army and National Guard, as well as our police forces, are made up of regular, every day *Joe’s* and *Jane’s*, folks just like you and me. They work, they live, they have families, they pay taxes and they are just all around folks. Most of them are *sport* shooters. Many of them are hunters. Many of them have friends and families that are shooters and hunters, people that are simply *sportsmen*.
I have absolutely NO faith of any kind when it comes to the depravity of our federal government and their minions in suits at the various Alphabet Agencies! None!
I do, on the other hand, have great faith in our soldiers and police officers, and their desire to stand by the American people, their homes, their families and friends! I do have the greatest confidence that they will honor their oath to ‘defend against ALL enemies, both foreign AND domestic’. I have total faith that our troops and law enforcement personnel will easily recognize the enemies of this nation for exactly WHO, and WHAT they are.
But suppose they don’t? What are they going to do with roughly 100 MILLION Americans that are gun owners and users? People that have absolutely NO intention of giving those weapons up? As our forefathers said in their day, “Live FREE or DIE”, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately” and more recently, “Death before dishonor”.
The time is rapidly approaching America. Do we sit idly by? Do we engage in some pacifist type of peaceful protest in support of the 2nd Amendment by sacrificing ourselves to the fools on point in D.C. as we show our unarmed support for the Second Amendment? Or do we stand as FREE men and women, and fight for our freedom once again? Fight against those that DO intend on disarming this nation and taking us from being citizens to subjects?
My personal view is this: ‘I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death’, and given the fact that our military has taken so long to almost pacify Iraq, and has yet to pacify Afghanistan, nations approximately the size of Texas, if WE, The People don’t lay down and roll over, if WE, The People don’t willingly lay down our guns, HOW IN THE HELL is any of this going to happen to the gun owners of the U.S.A.?
The asshats in D.C. need to remember who they work for, We, The People put them in office, We, The People can damn sure remove them from office too!
These are serious points to ponder and I hope this post generates much thought and many comments!
And for the record, GUNS are not evil nor bad. PEOPLE can be evil and bad. Guns are inanimate objects and cause harm to no one. My guns didn’t run out the door and shoot ANYONE today, and again, for the record, an ARMED man took his wife to dinner on Saturday night, and then they both walked through a public store, fully armed, and no one was harmed.
Leave my guns alone, leave American gun owners alone, or suffer the wrath of the American gun owner and our many supporters in Law Enforcement and the Military.
WOLVERINES!!! Gun people KNOW what I mean.
And if that isn’t good enough for Obama and the left, I have a suggestion: