Yesterday, the Poser In Chief, to much fanfare, announced another round of (redundant) Gun
Control Safety initiatives, designed to keep him from having to forcea tear or national television.
Nothing he announced is new, and nothing he announced would have prevented the attacks on Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, or Paris.
So, I just wanted to remind everyone, once again, what the real end game is.
The Government is going to eventually expand background checks to nominally include all sales, even those between private individuals. This will likely happen because some much publicized event will happen, and it will be found that the gun was bought from a private seller (better, at a gun show) by someone who was otherwise prohibited from owning a gun. Never mind that what they did was already against the law, there will be a loud call for Universal Background Checks, and it will happen.
In the wording of the new law (or Executive Order or ATF sub-rule, it doesn’t matter) this will apply to all “transfers,” which the average person will understand to mean a sale, and which will also be explained to mean a gift or an inheritance.
But then the ATF will, suddenly and dramatically, remind us that handing the gun to a friend at the shooting range is, in fact a transfer. And both parties are then arrested and convicted dramatically, and stripped of all future rights as convicted felons.
There will suddenly be a police presence at gun ranges, to prevent these horrible crimes. This will go on, dramatically, for one or two years. But the overall number of gun crimes will not correspondingly decline. Now, it may decline in fact, but the media will make sure that is not apparent.
Then, eventually, the Antis will make the announcement that, since these simple Common Sense Gun Safety changes have made no difference, it must be because the Ebil Militia is still getting guns.
And some Horrible Tragedy will occur (the more children involved, the better, in their eyes) and there will be a clamor for Confiscation.
And our once supportive members of congress will cave. And they will call for confiscation.
The Second Amendment may or may not be repealed, but, for all intents and purposes, this will be the end of freedom as we know it.
At that time, it will be up to us gun owners to decide which side we are on. It won’t be a time for slogans or protests or social media.
I have already decided.
And I pray every day that I am wrong.