Foremost is an unprecedented declaration from Vice-President Biden yesterday that the White House may issue Executive Orders to implement their anti-Second Amendment agenda. From Fox News:
...the vice president hinted Wednesday that executive action -- action by the president in which Congress would not have a say -- would indeed be involved."There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken," Biden said, adding "we haven't decided what that is yet."Biden didn't back down from that position when meeting with the NRA today. The National Rifle Association expressed disappointment at the proposed recommendations that Biden's working group would present to the President in a few days.
"We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment," the group said in a written statement. "While claiming that no policy proposals would be 'prejudged,' this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners -- honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans.I can't think of a more irresponsible position to take on this issue than threatening unilateral executive action to further the gun-grabber agenda. A completely unconstitutional threat that is guaranteed to galvanize the millions of law-abiding gun owners who are NOT interested in having their Second Amendment rights trampled by fiat. There is no doubt (if there ever was) that the only "dialogue" occurring here is the gun-grabbers telling the rest of us, "This is how it's going to be. Deal with it." The proposal to destroy the Second Amendment via Presidential dictatorial decree is thrilling more than a few in the gun-grabber camp. You can just feel the exuberant glee exuding from this opinion piece on Huffington Post:
"It is unfortunate that this administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen."
...I was delighted that Vice President Biden echoed what I have said now for some time -- that President Obama should issue an executive order banning the sale of semiautomatic guns, assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as part of a comprehensive, nationwide package on gun control...
Some will continue to claim that this is an issue about mental illness, not gun ownership. Really? From time immemorial, we have always had angry, frustrated people, some of whom may or may not be mentally ill. That will remain the case in the world, for as long as we exist...
What we need to do is to keep assault weapons out of the hands of members of the public, whether or not they are angry, violent or mentally ill, because as I have argued, when there is a gun on the mantel in Act I, it is likely to go off by the end of Act III. [Emphasis mine]It was just a couple weeks after the election that gun purchasers were being castigated for their irrational fears that "Obama would come after their guns". The obvious reality was that it was foolish for the public to rush out buying guns & ammo immediately following the election. After all, "The president has done almost nothing in his first term to restrict gun ownership." Why should we think he would do anything during his second term?
Because... he said he would! Repeatedly. He has been interested in gun banning throughout his career. The internet is a wonderful thing for gathering documentation. (Links to follow in another post.)
The Sandy Hook tragedy was the "...serious crisis [that the gun-grabbers could NOT let] go to waste... it's an opportunity to do things [like decimating the Second Amendment that] you think you could not do before." (Rahm Emanuel)
I'm very much afraid that this is NOT going to end well.