The Time to Mobilize is NOW!
Many of you heard President Obama's speech tonight as he makes his final push for a government takeover of the health care industry.
I am a longtime participant in the great American experiment. I have regularly voted, written my state & national reps and tried to do the right thing as best I can.
I'm sure you have done the same on a number of issues. I know you care deeply about the 2A rights we currently enjoy and want to see them become even more cemented in the fabric of our nation.
I do not know how many of you have considered this but under the banner of "public health" there is a very high probability that our gun rights will be threatened, if not eliminated altogether. It is not difficult to imagine a bill being introduced sometime in the next 4-6 years that requires a home to be "gun-free" if children are home as guns are a threat to public health, and thus, a cost to us all, since we all share our healthcare.
NOTE TO MODS: I searched a lot of the board material to be sure this was OK to post here. I am not trying to make this message board into something it is not. I honestly believe that this nationalization of health care could crush our 2A rights.
It is imperative that we work together right now (not after a bill becomes law) to stop a government takeover of the health care industry. Please... write your Congressman. I live in a state that may actually resist nationalized health care (Texas) via the 10th Amendment. However, many of you live in other states that are uncertain about which way they may go. So please... write your Congressman and tell him or her that you do not want to see a government takeover of your health care because it could affect a number of personal rights you enjoy today, not the least of which is your right to own firearms!
Let's get the facts straight.........
Actually machine guns were restricted in 1934 under the Roosevelt administration which was democratic. The Firearms Owners Protection Act which you refer to, was signed by President Reagan as it contained sweeping pro-gun changes. It's the reason you can buy ammunition by mail order and long guns in virtually every state. It reined in the BATF. It eliminated ammunition record sales and much more. The amendment to freeze machine guns was rammed through by Tip O'Neill, another democrat, by a questionable voice vote and was not part of the original legislation.
Originally Posted by dnowell
Regarding the comment by president George W. Bush. This was nothing more than a joke, as he knew like most people did, that the AWB was dead as long as the Republicans controlled Congress.
I think the fact that president Bush signed into law bills which allow retired LEO's to CC nationwide and laws protecting the firearms industry, appointed the most pro-gun US Attorney General in a century John Ashcroft, whose administrations official stand was the 2A was an individual right, and who nominated justices Roberts and Alito who are both pro 2A, and then signed every piece of pro-gun legislation passed by the Republican controlled Congress speaks volumes for George W. Bush.
If you trust your health care, guns or anything else to the "total government control of everything" democrats, I'd say you're in for trouble. I just hope they run health care better than they ran cash for clunkers, social security, national defense, oh yeah and gun control.
By the way, the 1968 Gun Control Act was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson. Guess which party he belonged to?