Like many Americans, I applaud the U.S. Senate for taking a stand this week against the gun control lobby. This war will rage on, perhaps indefinitely, as promised by our Commander in Chief. During yesterday’s speech in the Rose Garden, President Obama called it “a shameful day for Washington.” He also went on to say that gun lobbyists “willfully lied” about the consequences of background checks, adding: “If we don’t get it today, we’ll get it eventually. I see this as just round one.”
I think the keyword here is “it.” Be honest, Mr. President, what is it you really want? We’ll get it eventually; how are we to interpret that? Are we to assume that had you won “round one,” that you and your gun control crowd would have packed up your cause and went home? Sorry, but history speaks volumes about cracking open those types of doors. Ask any Native American what happens when you surrender a small piece of something to the government. Instead of using smoke and mirrors, why don’t we just call gun control what it really is? What you actually desire is prohibition. I think Janet Reno said it best: “Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” And while I couldn’t disagree with her ideology more, I respect her honesty.
We’re not the heartless people you make us out to be, we’re simply concerned about the direction this country is headed. Can you blame us? Please sir, enlighten us, why are you arming the DHS to the teeth? Why does the Social Security Administration need 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets? What aren’t you telling us? What are you people planning to do? You did have one thing right: it certainly was a shameful day in Washington. Shameful, because in light of these disturbing facts, that Senate vote wasn’t 100% against gun control.
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