We’ll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily—given the political realities—very modest. We’ll have to start working again to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of hand guns, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down production and sales. Next is to get registration. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal.
Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, 1976, via SprinklesAndGumdrops, comment at cnn.com
Legislators in Connecticut voted for a ban so-called “assault” weapons, a ban on private party sales of used guns, creates a new “ammunition eligibility certificate,” and mandates a ban on the manufacture or sale and a registry for high capacity magazines. Do these buffoons have any concept of how many millions of magazines larger that 10 round capacity exist, or that virtually none of them carry a serial number?, says James Rawles in this article, Connecticut Gun Owners Betrayed by Their State Legislature, at Survival Blog.
I hope that Connecticut gun owners as well as gun, ammo and magazine makers vote with their feet. There are a lot of gun-related companies there: Colt, Winchester, Marlin (which recently shut down after 141 years of operation in Connecticut), Mossberg, Sturm-Ruger, H&R, Stag Arms, A.H. Fox, US Fire Arms, Wildey, Shelton Ammunition, Okay Industries, Ronan/NHMTG, C-Products, Mec-Gar,G.T.B., and many more.
James Rawles at survivalblog.com
It’s hard to resolve a tax on the purchase or transfer of all firearms with the concept of a “right to keep and bear arms that shall not be infringed.” Taxing the exercise of a right is a clear infringement upon it, as any discussion of poll taxes would swiftly make clear. In fact, Eric Holder’s Justice Department has a habit of arguing that even minor incidental expenses incurred in the course of obtaining voter identification are unacceptable infringements upon voting rights, says John Hayward in this article, Beware the gun tax, at Red State.
Arrogant progressives who delight in the assault on gun rights seem to think they can impose any indignity and infringement they want without repercussion… They don’t understand asymmetrical warfare in the slightest, much less how it would be waged here. Let me give you just one small example of how a lone wolves or small teams can strike well beyond their size against a near defenseless leviathan, says Bob Owens in this article, Just one example of how the government could lose a civil conflict, at Bob Owens.
Initially, the Obama Administration dealt with the difficulty that blacks were committing murder so much more often than whites by not updating the Homicide Trends website. For years, the Bureau of Justice Statistics web page was stuck on 2005. Rather than solve the problem of blacks committing a disparate number of murders, the Obama Administration has instead deleted the offending web page, says Steve Sailer in this article, Guns and Race, at Taki’s Magazine.
Leftist repents of forced diversity – I have learned since what a spiteful, self-righteous, snobbish and arrogant person I was (and most of my revolutionary comrades were, too). I have seen places that I knew and felt at home in, changed completely in a few short years. I have felt deeply, hopelessly sorry that I did and said nothing in defence of those whose lives were turned upside down, without their ever being asked, and who were warned very clearly that, if they complained, they would be despised outcasts, says Peter Hitchens in this article, How I am partly to blame for Mass Immigration, at Mail Online.
The civil rights movement is dead. In place of any real urge for equality is a determination to perpetuate inequality in order to keep the movement going. It’s as if everyone wanted to keep the great feeling of winning WWII alive by landing at Normandy, shelling random tourists and then invading Paris to liberate it from the Nazis while refusing to listen to the Parisians when they insist that the Nazi armies are long gone.
Daniel Greenfield at sultanknish.blogspot.com.au
Connecticut – The owner of Stag Arms, Mark Malkowski, said he has had numerous, lucrative offers to relocate to gun-friendly states that he is more seriously considering, particularly if his brand is hurt by passage of the law… Located in New Britain for the past 10 years, he said he has 200 workers with 20 states vying for him to relocate with good deals. The same analysis was repeated by Jonathan Scalise, president and owner of Ammunition Storage Components… Scalise manufacturers magazines, selling them to box stores, gun manufacturers, dealers and distributors across the country. He said 52 of his products would be illegal here, which represent 80 percent of his business
Mary O’Leary at middletownpress.com
There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful.