They aren't going to stop until they are out of office:
Vice President Biden on Thursday pushed ahead
with the White House's pursuit of an assault weapons ban, putting the
administration at odds with centrist Democrats who would rather see the
legislation die on Capitol Hill.
Even though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
has already pulled the ban from gun control legislation soon heading to
the chamber's floor, Biden was bullish about the prospects for such a
prohibition. He reminded the public about the massacre at Sandy Hook
Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., saying it would be a disservice to
the victims there to give in to political obstacles.
They are dancing in the blood of dead children:
"For all those who say we shouldn't and can't
ban assault weapons -- for all those who say the politics is too hard,
how can they say that?" asked Biden during a joint news conference with
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a vocal gun control supporter.
"When you take a look at those 20 beautiful babies and what happened to
them? And those six teachers and administrators?"
So-called assault weapons did not murder those children and their teachers. An insane and evil individual murdered them.
There are a couple factors at play here.
First, the assault weapons ban is seriously bad law. If passed, it will have a major impact on American gun owners, as millions of people who own semiautomatic rifles will be forced to register them as if they were machine guns and, of course, new manufacture will be forbidden. We keep hearing that the semiauto ban will not pass, but Obama and Biden are still pushing it. They may well try to ram it through with last-minute parliamentary tricks. We need to be alert to that and stop it.
Second, the real target here for the administration is a background check law that bans private transfers. For those who have been paying attention to the dribbles of information we get about behind-the-scenes negotiations, the sticking point is not background checks as such -- the sticking point is how to keep records.
In other words: Obama, Biden, even the ATF, they all want a gun registration system. They want to be able to plug a name into a database and find out if you own a gun, what guns you own, and ideally, they want to be able to charge you with a crime if their list does not match what is in your gun safe.
Registration leads to confiscation. All they have to do is wait for the next horrific mass murder. It worked in England, it worked in Australia. Gun control does not prevent crime, so there will always be a "next incident" to ratchet the laws up another notch.
This entry was published Wed Mar 27 20:25:54 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2013-03-27 20:25:54.0.