Oh, those wacky gun-grabbing nuts are staging another full-out frontal attack on American liberties. Never letting a good crisis go to waste, extremist liberals are pushing bills through the U.S. House and Senate that are patently unconstitutional.
On March 21, 2020, the Military Arms Channel posted this warning on Facebook:
“While the nation is in full panic mode, the House introduced the ‘Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020’ on 3/10. It is another full ‘assault weapons ban’ coupled with a federal licensing scheme that would force all Americans to obtain a federal license to buy firearms or ammo. It’s H.R 5717 and it’s time to blow up the emails and phone lines of your reps. #awb2020”
H.R. 5717 was drafted by Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA-4) and introduced on Jan. 30 with this mission statement:
“To end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.”
But there is no “epidemic of gun violence,” as confirmed by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Based on the most recent data available, in 2017, “there were 39,772 total firearms-related fatalities. Sixty percent were suicides. Thirty-seven percent were homicides.”
According to the National Safety Council, automobile accidents cause about as many fatalities as do firearms:
“In 2019, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes.”
The CDC reported that smoking cigarettes kills more than 480,000 people in the U.S. every year. Now, that’s an epidemic.
Heavy-handed Democrats are exploiting uninformed voters’ emotions with sensational claims that are false to pass sweeping, restrictive, unAmerican gun laws. The final word is that there can never be a War on Guns in the U.S. unless or until the Second Amendment is changed or repealed.
Companion Senate Bill S. 3254 is equally unconstitutional. Proposed on Feb. 5 by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), it “various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition.”
Together, the two bills, if approved, would really help the Police State control Us the People. Highlights include:
- A universal gun registry
- Raising the minimum age from 18 years to 21 years to purchase firearms and ammunition
- Requiring a national permit to buy guns
- Banning future sales of hundreds of different firearms (including semiautomatic assault weapons) and ammunition magazines
- Removing limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers
It’s time for a quick review of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. Don’t worry, it’s short:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The United States was born from the flames of a revolution against a tyrannical British ruler, King George III, who overtaxed the Colonists and kept order at bayonet-point with soldiers who sported red Napoleonic uniforms – the hated “Red Coats,” enemies of American independence.
The Colonists, being few in number, used guerilla warfare tactics they had learned from the Native Tribes. They hid in bushes and sprang out, guns blazing. The Red Coats marched in a straight line or other Napoleonic warfare formation and were easy targets.
But there were a lot of British soldiers, at first, and King George kept them coming by boat. If the Colonists hadn’t had guns, history as we know it would be completely different. We might all be speaking English now.
Having defeated the Brits, our Founding Fathers knew how liberty from an oppressive government hinges on military preparedness and firepower. After tacking on the First Amendment to the Constitution – freedom of religion and speech – they added the right of the people to keep and bear arms. And you’d best not infringe on it because that’s unconstitutional – illegal at the highest federal level.
The 2nd Amendment notes NO exceptions or restrictions on the “arms” We the People may keep and use. If citizens give up our right to keep and bear arms, American liberty will be in extreme peril and this is not sensationalist hyperbole.
There is no denying that people use guns to kill people. But all the evidence shows that those who shoot back have a much higher survival rate and often lead to the arrest of the violent criminal assault.
Most gun owners are responsible, which is why we don’t hear much about them. Urban thugs get a lot of press, giving the impression that guns cause more trouble than they prevent.
The mere proposal to limit gun ownership violates every Americans’ right to keep and bear arms – whether an individual chooses to “bear arms” or not. Supporting gun control legislation because you don’t own a gun is like saying you oppose free speech because you have nothing to say.
Preserve American constitutional liberties and the American right to defend ourselves. Oppose H.R 5717 and S. 3254!