by John Hawkins | February 26, 2009 10:21 am
It turns out that all those people who bought guns and ammo after Obama was elected were smart because despite all the rhetoric to the contrary, the Democrats are proving to be just as big a group of gun grabbers as they’ve ever been.
Obama has been in office just over a month and already there are not just one, but TWO, stories out there about how the Democrats are working overtime to limit the access of law abiding citizens to guns.
“The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
“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 reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.”
I bet there are a “few gun-related changes that we would like to make.” You’ll never see these guys call for an outright ban, not only because it’s unconstitutional, but because it would be politically unpopular. Instead, because the Obama Administration is full of snakes in suits, what you’ll see is back door legislation like this,
A potential legislative gun rights battle looms today in Washington, D.C.,” says Washington senior rights activist John M. Snyder.
“When President Obama submits his budget blueprint this week, reports indicate the proposal may include language designed specifically to repeal the Tiahrt Amendment,” says Snyder, named the senior rights activist in Washington by Shotgun News.
“This repeal is an objective long sought by gun-grabbing politicians, the anti-gun Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and other extremist groups,” he added.
The Tiahrt Amendment, named for Rep. Todd Tiahrt of Kansas, is included in the annual appropriations for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the U.S. Justice Department. It prohibits gun-grabbing mayors and other repressive officials from obtaining federal gun trace data intended for use only for law enforcement purposes and using the data instead in harassing and costly third-party civil lawsuits against the firearms industry.
Snyder says, “Anti-right to self-defense extremists such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others seek to undermine law-abiding Americans’ gun rights by making it more and more difficult for them to obtain the firearms they want. Repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment would further their purposes. On Friday, The New York Times editorialized for repeal.
From the Democratic perspective, this is brilliant. Their trial lawyers’ allies get to make money hand over fist by filing thousands of frivolous lawsuits, the price of guns will explode because of the new legal fees, and many gun shops and manufacturers will simply be driven out of business.
Oh, and the Democrats are already agitating to get rid of the Tiahrt Amendment, too.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today commended 24 of the 29 members of New York’s congressional delegation along with New York Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand for calling upon Attorney General Eric Holder to ask President Barack Obama to remove the so-called Tiahrt Amendment…
And again, folks, if the Dems have gone this far even though Obama has just been in office a month, how far will they go in four years or God, help us all if it comes to that, eight years of Obama? All I can say is if you want a gun, buy it now, because you very well may not be able to do it in a few years if the Democrats get their way.
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