Democrats really DO want to take away your guns!

Democrats_Want_Your_GunsGun owners are a diverse group. In fact, I am fond of saying that “gun owners are as diverse as America.” Gun owners are both men and women … young and old … rich and poor. They come from all races, religions, and geographic regions. More importantly for purposes of this article, gun owners are just as likely to be Democrats as they are to be Republicans.

And that brings me to the sad topic of today’s article. Many of my friends are Democrats who have chosen that party for reasons other than gun rights and, as a Libertarian, I can respect that. The Republican party is opposed to many of the libertarian positions I espouse as well.

However, during the run-up to the last election, many of them tried to sway Libertarians to vote Democrat by implying that post-Heller, the battle for gun rights was over and I was paranoid for being concerned about a second term for President Obama from a gun rights perspective.

One of my more vocal friends posted on my Facebook page stating “You won … you won … you won! Gun rights are secure. Let’s talk about other topics now.” Another stated emphatically that “Democrats don’t want to take away your guns!

But if you haven’t been living under a rock the last week, you will know two things.  First you will know that there is true evil in the world and it is capable of ripping out the hearts and souls of Americans.  The second thing you will know is that Democrats were more than willing, anxious even, to exploit the tragedy (their word not mine) to immediately begin calling for gun bans.

Make no mistake about it. Democrats really do want to take away your guns!

On the same day that the nation was just learning of the extent of the damage done by a madman in Connecticut, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, called upon the president to ‘exploit‘ the tragedy to advance a gun control agenda.

And President Obama was more than willing to comply. After stating on Friday the 14th that the nation must take “meaningful action,” president Obama took the opportunity during a speech Sunday to let it be known that “meaningful action” meant gun control rather than any effort to make schools safer.

He admitted that laws will not eliminate such evil from the world but called for laws nonetheless.  He ended his speech on a chilling note for gun owners.  “I will use whatever power this office holds …

And early this week we saw just how significant that power was as, one after another, supposedly pro-gun Democrats betrayed the gun owners who had supported them and lined up obediently behind the president’s call for gun control.

West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, who enjoys an A rating from the NRA, announced that he was willing to back gun control and that “[e]verything has to be on the table.” He went on to join the president in attacking magazine-fed semi-auto rifles and normal capacity magazines stating “I don’t know anyone who in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. I don’t know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting.

But Manchin was not to be the last. One of the Democrats I trusted the most on gun rights was next in line.  That was Virginia Senator and former governor Mark Warner, also A rated by the NRA. “Et tu Senator Warner?” Indeed the betrayal that stings most is that of a trusted ally. But betray us he did, joining Manchin in calling for a complete ban on magazine-fed semi-auto rifles.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was next. Despite his position in the Democrat Party, Senator Reid has, until now, resisted calls for gun control from within his own party and the NRA has rewarded him for it. But under pressure from the Obama Administration, Senator Reid signaled a willingness to allow gun control to progress in the Senate.

Bringing up the tail of this traitors list is Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he would vote to ban both magazine-fed semi-auto rifles and normal capacity magazines.

But who will draft such a bill? It will have to be someone who know firearms well to insure that the Democrats do not step on the toes of the hunters who they insist they do not want to disarm. Thankfully ‘gun expert’ Diane Feinstein had just such a bill prepared.

If you didn’t feel the sarcasm dripping from the last paragraph then let me assure you that it was there. Hunters and sport shooters in California can tell you just how many popular models of firearms their ‘assault weapons’ ban has taken from them.

But Democrats are not ready to stop there. On December 18th, Democrat Bobby Rush of Illinois introduced HR 6680. This bill would institute national registration of gun owners. “And why is registration bad?” Because it is always a prelude to confiscation.

When I said this to one of the aforementioned friends in the Democrat party, he called me paranoid. But confiscation is exactly what is now being openly discussed in New York where Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo eagerly declared that “Confiscation could be an option.” Perhaps sensing how that might play with normal Americans, he was quick to add that perhaps “mandatory sale to the state could be an option.

Liberal Democrat and MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz also called for the confiscation of all semi-auto firearms (including handguns) on his show last week. He told one caller that “it’s the confiscation of these types of weapons that counts and will have an impact.

And to soften up the American people, Democrats have begun a systematic attack on gun owners in the media. Democrat grassroots organization CREDO staged a march against the NRA last Monday while blaming NRA members for the attack.

“After the shooter Adam Lanza, no one is more to blame for the massacre of 20 first graders and six women at the Sandy Hook Elementary School than the National Rifle Association.”

So I say this to my Democrat friends … “Never tell me again that your party does not stand in direct opposition to my rights as an American. They are enemies of gun owners and hate us in ways that countrymen should not hate one another.”

And to the rest of my friends I say this … “Democrats DO want to take your guns. They will come for semi-auto rifles today, handguns tomorrow, and eventually they WILL come for your single shot deer rifle! From this day forward, we must do everything we can to insure that they are defeated at the polls in every election, from dog catcher to president!

Those who know my libertarian views will certainly agree that I am not an apologist for the Republican Party but I now say this … “Open your wallets and donate your time because while the Republicans are nowhere near perfect, they are now all that stands between us and the destruction of the vision of a free America that we believe in. The Democrats have declared political war on gun owners and we must strike back where it counts … at the polls!

© 2012, John Pierce. All rights reserved.


About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group OpenCarry.org.

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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13 Responses to Democrats really DO want to take away your guns!

  1. Джин Бисли says:

    μολὼν λαβέ

  2. TFred says:

    It STILL appalls me that the NRA hands out their “A” ratings without regard to confirmation votes for Obama’s anti-gun Supreme Court nominees. I’m afraid only disastrous hindsight will eventually reveal how foolish that decision has been.

  3. Grapeshot says:

    The usurper in the Whitehouse has been said to be the greatest gun salesmen of all time. Perhaps he shall prove to be the greatest unifying factor of the various RKBA groups also. He drives us together to speak as one voice by the obvious attempts to divide us.

    Hear the rally and cry to unite – get on board and spread the word. We are not defeated yet – not by a long shot!

  4. Joe Doakes says:

    2014 is a done deal if they go for the guns . . . will these people ever learn?

  5. BHirsh says:

    John, it gives me no pleasure to say this, but all of you libertarian knuckleheads have been repeatedly warned by conservative Republicans, over and over, that since ours is a two-party system as far out as the eye can see, your obstinate stance “outside” that system and recalcitrant purism is what gets Democrats elected. We told you that you are politically far closer to us than to them, but no, you guys are too self-rightous to consider anything but your narrow-minded bullshit.

    If you’d listened to us and formed up behind us when it counted, there wouldn’t now be the Democrat threat to your liberty you now so plaintively decry.

    I really hope you learn something from this, and quit being such a dickhead.

  6. Hello,

    It is a shame to use (semi-)automatics to hunt. Completely unfair for the animals and the such equipped hunter makes a joke of himself. Cannot aim well enough? Practice more! Nowhere in Europe can you hunt but with a bolt-action rifle (max. 5 ammo capacity) and/or a break-barrel shotgun, plus a six-shooter revolver as backup in case of big game. (In a few countries a physically handicapped hunter may use a semi-auto, but with no more than 3 – three – ammo clip capacity.)

    Here, in Hungary the military recently surplused a batch of SVD Dragunov marksman rifles and sold them to licenced hunters, but only after the whole gas piston semi-auto system was ripped out and welded shut, effectively converting the weapon to a straight-pull repeat action.

    The populace’s defenc versus tyranny or foreign attack does not rest in semi-autos and AR-15 descendants, that are so good at wasting truckloads of ammunition. It rests in the ability to sharpshoot from far away with bolt-action rifles. Look at the history of Finland in 1940, when they resisted a numerically much superior soviet Russia very well, using citizens turned snipers like Simo Heiha, who alone killed over 500 red soldiers!

    BTW, one possible solution is to introduce a new caseless typo ammo and and a fitting new personal weapon for the entire US military (a suitable replacement for the 130 year old smokeless powder tech has recently been found by a hk company). Done that, the manufacture, importing and sale of legacy brass case ammo can be regulated to disappearance.

    Then a new caliber, new tech ammo and fitting new weapons of limited firing rate (not identical to the military weapons) could be sold to the civvie US population, but with mandatory and universal checks for criminal and mental background to reduce the occurance of amok-running. The new propellant charges could include micro serial numbers, much like the unique ID confetti embedded in current Taser cartridges. That would make life easier for the law enforcement, since cleaning up the shooting site is usually not practical.

    Nobody in civvy-land will see their Bushmaster or AK-47 semi confiscated, but after a few years there won’t be any ammo to shoot those. There are only a few times a spent brass or steel case can be reloaded before the metal rips open.

    The method to replace the caliber of ammo on sale, rather than trying to chase down hidden arms caches has been realized in Europe many times. For example in Hungary, pistols:
    pre-WW2 and WW2 7,65mm german / post-WW2 7,62x25mm TT / post-1956 revolution 9,2x19mm Makarov / post-1990 9x19mm Luger-Para. For long arms: WW2 7,92mm Mauser / post-WW2 7,62x54R russian / post-1956 7,62x39mm soviet AK/SKS / post-1990 the 7,62x51mm aka 308Win comes in slowly.

    Bye!

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  8. Grapeshot says:

    You were raised and live in a socialist nation – it shows, not interested.

    Terrorists can kill and maim using a wide variety of products – you can’t legislate evil out of existence, but you can STOP it. Start by faulting the PERSON, not the tool.

    Have no wish to make our schools armed camps, but will do that in a heart beat before I leave them the defenseless, killing zones that they are under the present OMG OMG rules. Frankly I’m done being all nice and polite with hoplophobics – go in a nice dark room and drink your Kool-Aid but stay the hell away from security issues about which you know nothing

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  11. Tex Shelters says:

    I have been looking for the piece of legislation banning all guns and all ammunition. Can you help me find it?

    PTxS

    • John Pierce says:

      You will not find such legislation. Rather, you will find a horribly complex mishmash designed to entrap innocent people and thereby discourage firearms ownership for fear of running afoul of a prohibition that no one understands. See the series I have been doing this week called Innocent Victims of Gun Control to see multiple examples of this phenomenon.

      And proposals to require licenses to buy ammo, background checks to buy ammo, and to ban common sporting firearms HAVE been introduced and in some cases passed.

      The Dems have declared war on the Second Amenndment!

  12. Buzzer7 says:

    MOLON LABE!

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