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EXCLUSIVE: Feeding Frenzy

An incendiary anti-gun pile-on, unprecedented even after Columbine and Virginia Tech, is targeting gun owners following the Newtown atrocities. Anti-gun organizations and politicians, emboldened by the amplification from sympathetic “news” media, are no longer afraid to touch the political “third rail,”and legislation is in the works that makes the ’94 Clinton gun ban look tame.

A victorious Obama, no longer needing to mask the agenda his apologists were all swearing he didn’t have, has confirmed he’s going after semi-autos and magazines, and appointed “Gun Free School Zones Act” sponsor Joe Biden to spearhead White House efforts toward disarming the Constitutional militia.

Perennial gun-grabber Dianne Feinstein had an “assault weapons” bill ready to hit the floor the first day of Congress, this one increasing prohibited features, targeting handguns and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, preventing transfers of currently-owned firearms, requiring registering currently-owned “assault weapons,” including paying a $200 transfer tax—that is, assuming your police chief approves you keeping it after running a check on you.

Feinstein announced a “buyback” was one of the options they were looking at. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took things to the next level. “Confiscation could be an option,” he told The New York Times. “Mandatory sale to the state could be an option.”

Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association emerged from a self-imposed silence, first at a press conference, after which Wayne LaPierre was deemed a “loon” by the New York Post, and “the craziest man on earth” by the New York Daily News, all for claiming “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

David Gregory, someone who sends his children to a school that employs armed security, then tore into the embattled NRA executive on “Meet the Press,” and actually broke the law by waving a banned-in-D.C. magazine in LaPierre’s face, not that anyone seems inclined to prosecute him for it at this writing.

Not to be outdone, Hollywood weighed in, with celebrities joining in to “demand a plan,” or, in the case of CSI actress Marg Hellenberg, saying “One can only hope” NRA members would be shot, a sentiment widely agreed to and expressed by citizen disarmament zealots on social media websites and in comments to related news stories and editorials.

Meanwhile, a Gannett newspaper in New York published an interactive map with the addresses of gun permit holders, and another of their papers in Iowa published an editorial calling for repeal of the Second Amendment, declaring the NRA a terrorist organization, making ownership of semi-autos a felony, and killing gun owners who refused to give theirs up. Really.

Gun owners now find themselves facing empty shelves in the wake of panic buying. Some dealers are quitting or suspending semi-auto sales and others are raising prices through the roof. It’s a great real-world example of being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Had more gun owners gotten involved and spent tens of dollars on memberships in pro-gun organizations, they’d probably not be spending hundreds and thousands now, dealing with the fallout of their apathy.
By David Codrea

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  1. John Schultz says:

    Thanks to you and your constant warning I’m one of those who did Join four pro-rights group one over since 1988 two more two years ago and the forth org. last year. I also bought gun stuff I wanted to get “not needed” per say but one never nows what can happen next. Again because of pro-right activiists like yourself I do not have to panick buy. Now I have to be concerned about be able to hold on to my personel property, because of some murderous evil people.

  2. Congrats on the move. i HATED the other venue.. signed up for the magizine…

  3. I am willing to fight and die for my rights and everybody else’s . I did it in Iraq and if you want to come and take my ar 15 from me ok , from my cold died hand you can !!! I do not have my ar to hunt , I have it as a final deterrent to terrany , I am Cuban American my parents rights were taken once and they came to this country for freedom and the right to bear arms !! If they do come , and I am forced to kill , I will be an outlaw, a evil man , a terrorist. But one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter !!!!! I hope the senate , congress , and Obama wake up , we law abiding citizens , we protectors of the constitutions , are good people at heart

  4. Mack Missiletoe says:

    If they want a war they will get a war.

    But they will lose, for they do not fight with guns but with pens. Writing only goes so far. Freedom you have to fight for!

    We are the people! Slavery has been abolished. To stand and say that millions upon millions of Americans should be shot for being NRA members is the most foolish thought I have ever heard. We are the people that help protect! We do not wish for harm on anyone. We do not like to shoot people.

    NRA members are not bad. Bad guys are bad. There is a definite line between terrorism and freedom. Our scared government, with all their overspending, may sure as well like to blur that line into their form of slavery or something similar.

    President Obama is a failure and everyone will agree after he has left office. Right now so many people are ignorant and easily lead to a shed in the middle of the forest where President Obama wants to tie them up and control them.

    Guns are the modern tool of the American citizen. Sometimes these tools get in the wrong hands, yes. What you must realize is that gun violence is simply violence with a tool. Take away the gun and there will be another tool. And we respond to violence with guns either way.

    But you can’t take away the gun of Americans. We fight through death for our freedom–and to try and force us to give that up is to start civil war.

    Do you want civil war under President Obama? Sure would look bad, with all that sly talk he has… eh?

    No one wants civil war. One of these recent shooting could have been prevented with proper firearm security. Another shooting could have been prevented with proper communication. These are things we should work on without taking the good guys’ freedom!

  5. I shall not comply for any reason that circumvents the 2nd Amendment! If it costs my blood, so be it! First it will be the 2nd, then then 1st. After that the Constitution will be picked apart Amendment by Amendment! Beyond that, I no longer will desire to be considered a citizen of this country! We have been overtaken by a Marxist Regime! Unfortunately, 47% who are on the dole, who cannot read or write, nor do numbers, realize this! I may wind up dead, but they will wind up the slave! And never realize that either!

  6. Just a reminder to the ’2nd amendment is for a militia’ arguers, title 10 section 311 defines the militia pretty clearly.

    “The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.”

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