January 11, 2011
The shooting of Rep. Giffords and others by a mentally deranged man in Arizona has brought anti-Second Amendment ghouls out of the shadows.
Dedicated gun-grabber Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, is renewing his effort to chisel away at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. “The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly. These high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market,” Lautenberg said on Monday following the weekend shooting.
The poster child for the destruction of the Second Amendment, New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, has also crawled out of the shadows. She announced plans to introduce legislation aimed squarely at the right of Americans to own firearms.
California Democrat Dianne Feinstein has joined McCarthy in the renewed effort to rob Americans of their right to own firearms. Feinstein wrote the 1994 assault weapons ban, which outlawed gun clips holding more than 10 bullets. The law expired in 2004.
McCarthy’s enemies of liberty will team up with establishment Republicans in a new effort to trash the Second Amendment. A McCarthy aide said her office was consulting with newly anointed House Speaker John Boehner’s office.
As should be expected, the Brady Campaign exploited the incident to attack the right of Americans to own firearms. Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, said in a statement that “if Congress had not allowed the ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ to expire in 2004, the shooter [Loughner] would only have been able to get off 10 rounds without reloading. Instead, he was able to fire at least 20 rounds from his 30-round clip.”
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In short, according to Helmke, the Second Amendment is responsible for Loughner’s rampage. Not the gunman, but the founders.
Kristen Rand, legislative director of the Violence Policy Center, admitted the gun-grabbers are determined to exploit the pain and suffering of Loughner’s victims in order to attack the Bill of Rights. “In the wake of these kind of incidents, the trick is to move quickly,” she told NBC.
Democrats and their Republican allies are miffed they cannot exploit the tragic incident more effectively. As noted by Politico, the massacre has not kick started a larger debate in the district of criminals.
“Those who have brought up gun control in light of the Tucson shooting have largely been the issue’s regular standard-bearers on Capitol Hill. Even gun-control advocates aren’t very optimistic about their chances,” the newspaper writes.
Rand and her co-conspirators are discouraged by Obama’s lack of movement on gun control. “I frankly don’t know what it’s going to take to get the Obama administration to do even the most minor positive policy change on guns,” Rand said. “They have a war basically brewing on the border, and there’s a lot they could do without legislation to address that problem, but that hasn’t moved them to act.”
“They just ignore the issue as if it’s not there,” Rand said. “I think they buy the hype about the power of the gun lobby. I think they and the Democratic Party buy into this idea that if you cross the gun lobby, you’ll lose.”
In other words, the Obama administration realizes attacking the Second Amendment is for now a losing strategy. It is not the “gun lobby” – epitomized by a sell-out NRA that supports the microstamping of firearms and Gestapo tactics at legal gun shows – but the sentiment of millions of Americans who support the Bill of Rights that has Obama and crew holding their cards close to the vest.
Even the liberals over at the Huffington Post admit many Americans support the Second Amendment and any attempt to diminish the amendment will be an uphill battle.
In the days ahead, as discussion of Loughner’s rampage continues, we can expect the gun-grabbers to heatedly make their case. They will not rest until the Second Amendment is stricken from the Bill of Rights.