By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
Never waste a crisis.
And that is exactly what Obama, the Democrats and the anti-Second Amendment crowd is doing. They have manufactured a crisis by making the shootings at Sandy hook and the Aurora Theater seem like a social epidemic. They insist that assault rifles are to blame. Naturally, they have ignored the inconsistencies in the cases, changing media narrative, contractions among officials and the elephant in the room.
The elephant being the fact that violent crime and homicides have dropped by almost 50% since 1990, while gun sales (of handguns and semi-auto rifles like the AR-15 that was allegedly used at Sandy Hook) have been soaring. America is selling more AKM, AR-15, pistols and other guns than ever before and the country is safer.
According to the FBI, more people are killing with knives than all of the rifles combined (that includes so called assault rifles like the semi-auto AR-15 and AKM). Actually, more people were killed with fist and legs than rifles.
So now we have the anti-gun people on the march to limit magazine capacities, ban importation of semi-auto rifles and slowly strip the Second Amendment to point where we have nothing but sling shots to protect ourselves from tyranny.
Many mainstream media talking heads and politicians are calling this the Post-Sandy Hook world. But in reality, nothing has changed. The establishment is as anti-gun as they were before the event. And the worst mass shooting always happen in so called gun free zones, areas that the law forbids citizens from carrying firearms. Consequently, the drugged out psychos choose these locations to murder innocent people.
So what can we do to fight this?
The NRA and other gun rights advocates are holding a nation wide rally at the State Capitol buildings on January 19th, 2013.
Frankly, I've been video blogging about Operation Fast and Furious since may 2011, warning people about this grave injustice and radical attempt to blame gun owners for assault rifle violence. In October 2009, Obama and Eric Holder's ATF started an operation to encourage gun dealers to sell AK rifles to Mexican criminals so they could track the weapons and use them to bring down the cartels. the problem is that the ATF didn't track the guns and they ended up at the murder scenes of over 150 people including U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. But few in the youtube gun community showed any interest. most were interested in doing gun and gear reviews with absolutely no interest in spreading this information.
The gun community and the Tea party should have forced Romney out of the presidential reality show and marginalized Obama on this idea by making Fast and Furious a big issue, but they didn't and now we are in crisis mode.
Obama is working on a series of executive orders to target gun owners.
Here are some possible focus points led out by the Center For American Progress.
Require broader reporting of multiple sales of assault rifles
Begin the process of the FBI absorbing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
and Explosives (because the ATF has lost all credibility after trying to frame gun owners with their disastrous Operation Fast and Furious.)
Congress could do the following.
Reregulate assault weapons
Ban high-capacity gun magazines
I hope January 19th, 2013 rally serves as a platform for a coordinated response to this latest attack on the Constitution, because I assure you that the anti-gun crowd will never waste a crisis.