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GUNS: Ultimate goal is civilian disarmament

Letter by Mark Kraus, Orting on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm | No Comments »
January 18, 2013 4:31 pm

By now we’re all aware our president is waging his own “reasonable” and “responsible” war on gun owners. Surrounded by children, he unveiled his plan to get the machinery in place for more gun control.

He tells us it’s just “military-style” guns. For now. Nothing average Joe Sportsman should worry about. We’re safer when they take away our liberties. It’s for “the children.”

Americans should wake up to this shameful attack on honest citizens by exploiting the latest tragedy to advance their gun-control agenda. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Dianne Feinstein ultimately want to make the Second Amendment null and void by overturning it or driving the cost nuisance factors so high the average person can’t afford or won’t hassle with owning a firearm.

Registration schemes ultimately lead to confiscation. There is no other end game. It may take another decade, but we will look back at this pivotal time and see when we should have taken action to stop this civilian disarmament.

The media hope to convince average gun owners this won’t affect them. Complacency is their friend. Obama will likely get two or possibly three more Supreme Court nominations, and reversing prior rulings on civilian gun ownership could be just a few years away.

Our right to bear arms isn’t simply a “self-defense” or “hunting” clause; its larger intent is a check against an all-powerful federal government. Our other liberties can be tossed by the wayside once the populace has no conceivable means to resist tyranny.

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