I say yes they will...
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Will our 2nd Amendemnt rights survive this clock countdown?
Countdown until Obama leaves office
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson
"Liberalism is a Mental Disorder." -Michael Savage
GOOD Gun Control is being able to hit your target! -Myself
I say yes they will...
I was watching C-Span the other day and they were grilling the nomination for USAG Eric Holder by Senator Patrick Leahy (D) Vermont. Specifically, he was asked if he would seek to tamper with the private right of gun ownership and Holder is on the record as saying that he respects the findings of the SCOTUS and has no plans to bring change in that area. That said, The question was asked and answered rather quickly and his answer was vague in the sense that it did not speak to any particular types of firearms.
While I dont think that the issue ranks high on the priority list of the incoming administration I do think that the AWB will be re-introduced at some time in the future.
We have to be looking into the near future at the next Congressional elections and to the appointments of good Constitution defending judges in order to protect our rights.
If the current members of Congress know their jobs are in jeopardy due to their stance on guns they will walk a tighter line. Not saying they wont mess with us a bit, but, I think by sending clear messages often we will better protect our 2a rights.
“I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry.”
- Barack Obama Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2004
I think they will. But it's going to take a lot of watching and activism. The primary reason we are in the fix we are in is not because of lousy politicians. It's because of an ignorant and apathetic electorate. (Notice I didn't use the term "voters"). The lousy politicians are a secondary cause.
In my district in Ohio, I am very fortunate to have a pro A2 Representative. Matter of fact, both of his kids are in the 4-H program, and one of them will be joining me in some shooting sports instructor training in the Spring. But I still contact him and let him know my thoughts.
It's really going to take a lot of surveillance on our collective parts, and for us not to sit back and let "someone" else do it. Someone else is gone.
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"
Of course he was. He's a politician...that's what they do,they sidestep and refuse to say "yes" or "no".He may have been side stepping the issue of concealed carry and handguns in particular with that statement.
I believe our 2nd ammendment rights will survive the administration. I do think however that at some point in the future, hopefully after I'm dead and gone, a generation brainwashed from childhood on will willingly throw away those rights.
"Don't follow leaders, watch the parkin' meters"
I think its a bit early to tell if the Second Amendment will survive the new socialist administration. Only time will tell.
I think there will be no change from the present situation. AWB won't pass and most of the tough control issues really happen at the state level--think about CA, MD, IL, NY, WI. The problems in those states for CC have nothing whatsoever to do with the Federal government and everything to do with local and state politics. NYC has been doing its own anti-gun thing for decades, as one example.
What utterly baffles me is the very limited effect of the recent SC ruling--- and I hope this comment doesn't bring about another round of discussion with SD and others about why? Point is, the damage gets done locally, not by Uncle. Yes, AWB was a Federal thing, but it was rolled back. Most of us must deal daily not with Federal gun issues (unless we are dealers), but with baffling and contradictory state or municipal laws.
With our significant gains in gun rights, concealed carry laws and the 'Castle Doctrine', it is impossible to believe that 3/4 of the states will overturn their own laws. Ya think? Is that your argument?
Do I think our rights are in trouble? Probably not, but I will keep my eyes open and my letter writing going just the same.