Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It Is Getting Very Serious Now

You may hear this alot from me and I apologize, but for just once please take me seriously. Below I've quoted some of the most important parts, but please read the entire article!


First, it was a Missouri Analysis and Information Center (MIAC) report; then it was a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report; now it is a New York congressman's bill. Each of these items, taken on their own, is problematic enough; taken together they portend "a clear and present danger" to the liberties of the American people. It is getting very serious now.

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As I have said before, it is very likely that when all of the opinions and views of the above lists are counted, 75% or more of the American people would be included. Yet, these government reports would have law enforcement personnel to believe we are all dangerous extremists that need to be watched and guarded against. If this was not bad enough, a New York congressman has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to deny Second Amendment rights to everyone listed above.

According to World Net Daily, May 9, 2009, "A new gun law being considered in Congress, if aligned with Department of Homeland Security memos labeling everyday Americans a potential 'threats,' could potentially deny firearms to pro-lifers, gun-rights advocates, tax protesters, animal rights activists, and a host of others--any already on the expansive DHS watch list for potential 'extremism.'

"Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has sponsored H.R. 2159, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009, which permits the attorney general to deny transfer of a firearm to any 'known or suspected dangerous terrorist.' The bill requires only that the potential firearm transferee is 'appropriately suspected' of preparing for a terrorist act and that the attorney general 'has a reasonable belief' that the gun might be used in connection with terrorism.

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WND quotes Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt as saying, "By [DHS] standards, I'm one of [DHS Secretary] Janet Napolitano's terrorists. This bill would enable the attorney general to put all of the people who voted against Obama on no-gun lists, because according to the DHS, they're all potential terrorists. Actually, we could rename this bill the Janet Napolitano Frenzied Fantasy Implementation Act of 2009."

Pratt was also quoted as saying, "Unbeknownst to us, some bureaucrat in the bowels of democracy can put your name on a list, and your Second Amendment rights are toast." He went on to say, "This such an anti-American bill, this is something King George III would have done."

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This was exactly the strategy employed by Adolf Hitler. The Jews were the first people denied their civil rights--especially the right to own and possess firearms. Of course, after disarming Jews, the rest of the German citizenry was likewise disarmed. And we all know where that led.

I'm not sure how many of the American people realize that it was the attempted confiscation of the colonialists' cache of arms in Concord, Massachusetts, that started America's War for Independence. Yes, my friends, it was attempted gun confiscation that triggered (pun intended) the "shot heard 'round the world." And now it would appear that, once again, a central government is on the verge of trying to deny the American people their right to keep and bear arms.

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Included in the discussions was Kissinger's assertion that the American people were now ready to accept a "New Global Order." He is also reported to have told Medvedev, "By September we'll have confiscated all privately owned guns so it really doesn't matter what we do, we'll still be in charge."



Spencer

7 comments:

olde.fashioned said...

I think I need a new icon. "What part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED don't you understand?" *scowls*

They thought Texas wanted to secede before? *snorts* Let's see how them Texans take this lil' piece of news...

EmilyPolvado said...

Goodness, what is this nation coming to? MY mother must be right after all; she thinks that we may have a civil war, or even have conservative Christians like us be imprisoned for our beliefs! Let us pray that will not happen.

Nuttycomputer said...

Scary isn't it?

Luckily the majority of america is sane and the founding fathers were careful.

Especially since DC vs. Heller showed that the right to possess a firearm is a personal right. (We all knew that since there are only personal rights in Bill of Rights)This bill wouldn't just violate 2A rights but also 5A rights. Losing your rights after being placed on a secret government list which only requires suspician clearly violates due process.

As such I would be suprised if this bill even got out of commitee.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

God help us now.

Spencer

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hey, hey! What's up buddy? It's dang good to hear from you, how have you been? :-D

I doubt it will pass, but still I find it frightening that it would even get considered.

Right after this I'm going to work on buggin' my congress critters....

Spencer

Nuttycomputer said...

I'm not suprised at all.

There are crazy laws being considered all the time. Not just those that affect guns but laws you wouldn't even believe. It doesn't take anything special to write a bill and put it forward.

The benefit is that our system makes it very hard for even a majority to pass a bill. The benefit of a Republic.

Most of the time crazy bills like this one don't even make it to the floor. AND IF it gets out of committee and get's presented it will not pass. IF it passes by both senate and house AND the new president signs it. No doubt it will be challenged right away.

At which point the SCOTUS will find it unconstitutional on the basis of at the very least 5A rights. Secondly 2A rights.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Hmm...you know alot about this stuff. Teach me more! :-P