‘Our Rights and Their Intentions’ – Opinion by Brian Coulter
Brian Coulter has written a solid piece on what the anti-gun folks are about. I will quote part of it here, but please click through and read the rest. Their efforts of anti-gun legislation are lengthy, but do they work? Are we safer? Is there less violence in our culture? Maybe something is wrong. Yes, as Brian says here: “None has curbed crime, and some have made it worse.” Please read this and share it widely.
By Brian Coulter
There are opinions suggesting Second Amendment supporters are unreasonable. Such voices insist those most active in the gun control movement only want to nibble around the edges of our constitutional protections but leave them more or less intact.
They say we should compromise, forgetting we’ve already complied with the 1934 National Firearms Act, the 1968 Gun Control Act, the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act, the 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Act, the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and the 1994 Gun Free School Zones Act. None has curbed crime, and some have made it worse.
The latter, intended to keep violence away from schools, ushered in a 370 percent increase in gun violence against children. So when does it end?
Attorney General Eric Holder answered this question in 1995, explaining government must “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” which must mean arming murderous Mexican cartels to foment anti-gun sentiment.
Anti-gun crusader Sen. Dianne Feinstein more recently denied any other motives to restrict gun rights, including concealed carry, saying, “It’s not what I’ve done in the past and it’s not what I’m doing right now.”
She’s lying. Video from 1995 has Feinstein talking out of the other side of her mouth, slavering for a defenseless America, “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban … Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ’em all in, I would have done it.”
Disarming us has long been her obsession and that of many anti-Second Amendment radicals, such as Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, who admitted, “We’re on a roll now. We’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.” When asked if the “assault weapon” ban was just the beginning, Schakowsky exclaimed, “Oh, absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns.”
After being asked if the Second Amendment was a significant impediment to a handgun ban, Schakowsky dared to reply, “I don’t know that we can’t … I don’t think it’s precluded.” . . .
Read more of Brian’s opinion piece, ‘Our Rights and Their Intentions’, here.