Gun Control at the Point of A Gun
February 20th, 2013 by John Anthony
When our Declaration of Independence was signed, America was a British colony rendering that document worthless. Yet, our ancestors guaranteed its authority through a test of war. Without colonial arms, there would be no free America today. Later, the Constitution’s authors knew that power-hungry politicians create their own elitism and eventually transform every nation’s will into either compassionate or forced serfdom. This single right assured that Americans would always have the means to stop political tyranny.
Yet, the very people claiming to support this right are busily deconstructing it at a breakneck pace.
Just 30 days after the Sandy Hook shooting, the NY state assembly, and Senate passed and Gov. Cuomo signed into law, the “toughest gun control legislation” in the U.S..
The new law:
- Reduces clip capacity
- Forces misdemeanor charges on any person with 8 or more bullets in a magazine
- Demands “assault weapon “registration
- Forces therapists to file reports with the Department of Criminal Justice
- Creates a state registry for private gun sales
- Defines assault weapons in a “comic book” cosmetic manner,
- Halts online sales of certain weapons
- Maintains a database of bullet sales
- Registers stores that sell ammunition
- Requires pistol permit holder recertification every 5 years, and more
While there may or may not be some good elements to the law, the bigger questions is, how was New York State able to pass this draconian law so rapidly?
The answer is simple and comes from several people the author knows who were in attendance during the discussions of the bill. Legislators were threatened. They were told with absolute certainty, if you fail to vote “Yea, we have the financial means to see that you will no longer serve in office. We will primary you out. Now let’s take the vote.”
It is fine to believe in gun control, but when your legislators are forced through threats and intimidation to vote “Yea” when they mean “Nay,” it is evident why Americans need the means to protect themselves more than ever.