Can you spell O-V-E-R-R-E-A-C-H? I thought you could.
Diane Feinstein, the elitist, freedom-hating Senator from California, released her vision of a new semi-auto gun ban to ban America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, along with hundreds of other popular rifles, pistols and handguns Americans own and use to defend their families over a million times each year.
Her outline for a bill, which isn’t even touted to reduce violent crime because, of course, it never will, is as flawed as her spelling in her much-touted press release.
Under her proposal, existing guns would become subject to the National Firearms Act and owners would be subject to registration and fingerprinting.
Most semi-auto rifles, pistols and shotguns would be banned from future sale, transfer, manufacture or importation.
Folks, this might make for great panic-buying sales of guns and magazines from folks who don’t know any better, but we’ve got a better chance of seeing Barack Obama’s real birth certificate than this bill has chances of passage in the U.S. Senate.
Seriously, the bill is just an effort by Diane Feinstein to get her name out in the fawning mainstream media and try to keep this latest push for freedom-hating gun restrictions, fueled by the now-drying blood of those school children in Connecticut, alive. That’s all it is.
This, doubly so in a time when a record number of Americans are opposed to banning handguns – the very tool so often used by everyday Americans to protect their children and families.
Gun hating liberals are starting to panic (yes, panic) that they are losing control of the narrative on gun restrictions. The are upset that the conversation is now about putting guns in schools with police officers, teachers and administrators instead of about gun bans.
Liberals Panic As They Lose the Gun Narrative
(Town Hall.com) – When you argue for a living, you can tell how an argument is going for you. The evidence and my gut both tell me that the liberals have lost control of the gun control narrative.
Not for lack of trying – it was almost as if they were poised to leap into action across the political, media and cultural spectrum the second the next semi-human creep shot up another “gun free zone.” This was their big opening to shift the debate and now it’s closing. They’ve lost, and they are going nuts.
The evidence is all around that this is not going to be the moment where America begins a slide into disarmed submission through an endless series of ever-harsher “reasonable restrictions” on our fundamental rights. You just have to look past the shrieking media harpies to see what’s really happening.
Let’s start with the most obvious omen that this tsunami has peaked. President Obama thrilled his base by grandstanding at the memorial, and then promptly washed his hands of it by handing it over to a “blue ribbon commission.” Making Joe Biden its chairman was like staking a vampire through the heart, then hosing him down with holy water before burying his body beneath the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Why does Obama want this gun thing buried? While intensely popular with metrosexual pundits, coastal liberals, and cultural bigots slobbering at the opportunity to stick it to those banjo –strummin’, God-believers out in the hinterlands, gun control remains poison to Red State Democrats.
Joe Manchin of West Virginia couldn’t resist some sanctimonious posturing, but clearly he heard enough from his constituents to sprint-back his heresy with a WaPo op-ed explaining how awesome the NRA is and how groovy gun owners are. He will never take sides against the family again.
What can YOU do? (!)
Just because this bill is going nowhere at the moment doesn’t mean things aren’t going to change for the worse down the road. You can’t sit around relying on others to carry the load to protect your rights. If you have been sitting around on the sidelines for whatever reason, it’s time to step up and be a proud American. Get involved and make a difference.
- Make sure you’re a member of the NRA, the ONLY national gun rights organization that has the clout of almost 5 million members. Join or renew here. Send them a donation to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action HERE.
- Become a member of a local or regional gun rights organization that is making a difference in your region. For those in Illinois, that would be Guns Save Life or the Illinois State Rifle Association. This isn’t a “join and forget about it”, although that’s better than doing nothing. This is a “join and participate” endeavor spreading the truth about the benefits of firearm ownership at the grassroots level, educating your neighbors, family and friends.
- Join a local range. Yes, even if you have a place to shoot. If we don’t have places for people to shoot and become proficient in the safe use of guns, we’ll have fewer gun owners and our freedom will die with us. Join a local range and become active and help them grow and improve what will become YOUR facility after you join.
- Take some training. If you’ve never had formal training in the proper use of guns, you don’t even know what you don’t know. Take an NRA class or two. You won’t be a high-speed, low-drag special operations warrior afterwards, but you will have a solid foundation to build your future learning upon. You *will* be a trained expert on safety after an NRA class or two and you can share safety with your family, neighbors and friends to help make them safe around guns. You’ll also have the fundamentals of the effective use of guns and if you’ve taken the NRA Personal Protection in the Home course, you’ll also have learned the fundamentals of the judicious use of deadly force.
If you do these four things, you’re strong medicine towards the cure for the gun control disease. If you do these things, you help ensure you and your children and grandchildren will live in a safer country where they can protect themselves from criminal violence.
This also means George Soros has to dig a little deeper in his pocket to pay more people to advocate for restrictions on our civil rights using fear and emotions.
We have truth and freedom on our side, along with hundreds of thousands, if not millions of gun owners doing the four things listed above. Join us if you haven’t already. It feels good making a difference in the cause of freedom!
And, despite what the mainstream media would have you believe, we’re winning this fight.