Friday, August 30, 2013

Going After NFA Trusts and Surplus Rifles

So yesterday I was reading through the various pages and websites about the two new E.O.'s the President recently signed, and I kept thinking "How is this going to make the public safer?". 

So here we are months after Congress listened to the overwhelming call of the people and voted no on "Universal" Background checks, and various other ridiculous bills that would have punished only the law abiding citizen. Laws that would have done absolutely nothing to change what is happening in cities like Chicago (even though they would like you to believe it would). Yet there is still this push to punish and restrict the law abiding citizens while the criminals do what they do best, disobey and break the law.

This whole "let's make it so NFA trusts have to have background checks, because it will make people safer" idea is ridiculous, I mean when was the last time that you heard of a legally purchased and properly registered NFA item used in a crime? Sure there may be some out there but I'm sure you would be hard pressed to find them. 

Also when was the last time you heard of an M1 Garand being used during a crime? I'm pretty sure the last time I checked the FBI statistics long guns were used in a very minute amount of cases. So why is the blocking of the importation of weapons (ones that were made here)we have provided our allies so important to keeping citizens safe? Instead it will successfully dismantle a program that has been around for over 100 years, which has worked towards teaching safe marksmanship. What a ludicrous double standard, let us make people safer by removing the ability to import rifles that are used to teach them marksmanship and firearms safety.

So I keep asking myself how will doing this two things keep the citizens safer?

It won't make citizens safer, however it will be chalked up as a "win" for the anti gunners, which will keep them fueled for their push for more gun control. One way or another they will continue to try and dismantle the Second Amendment, and with a CIC like we have now they feel they can bypass Congress and use Executive Orders to accomplish their goals. 

We still have a long road ahead of us, and it is only going to get bumpier. So stay aware of what is going, and keep the pressure on your legislators, let them know that they cannot legislate away violence.

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