I realize that those who see no reason why a law abiding, non-hunter would want to own a firearm won't change their minds. Those who are just scared to death of anything that can go "BANG" don't want anyone but the authorities to have them (which, IMO, is the most dangerous position to take). And yes, there definitely should be more enforcement of the laws already on the books. It always amazes me that people actually think that these people wouldn't go out and get guns illegally when it is most definitely ILLEGAL to kill people, and in this case, police officers. They obviously didn't care about that law
, so why would they care about laws about acquiring firearms????
But the whole thing about Obama and "gun control" or confiscation, or frankly even total registration. Yes, he said that he "supports the Second Amendment", but yet he has been for every single gun control measure that has come before him in Illinois or in his very short term in the US Congress. And let's not forget that we do have the most liberal Congress ever
in control right now, who are pushing legislation through left and right (but almost all left
), who do want severe restrictions on citizens' rights to bear arms. Thus far, regardless of his campaign promises (i.e. getting rid of pork and earmarks, when both big financial bills were full of them) he has signed everything that they send to him. Will he push for serious firearms restrictions? Not publicly. Will he sign legislation for such into law? I have no doubt that if it crosses his desk, he will sign it saying that Congress passed it and they have more direct contact with the people, therefore he's just carrying out what the people want.
In my view, right now there is a HUGE threat to the people's rights. It isn't Obama himself, but rather Congress. But he certainly won't stand in their way, and will sign the legislation into law. I'm certain he wouldn't veto a bill like that, regardless of what he said when he was trying to get elected.
ETA: Please don't refer to this freak as a "gun rights advocate." OK, yes, he was paranoid about someone taking his guns, but 99.9% of the actual gun-rights advocates out there are just as sickened and saddened by this nut's actions as any gun-control advocate. It's the same as when a PeTA
breaks into a shelter or animal testing place and releases all the animals and they are touted as "animal welfare advocates". You know, "animal rights advocate" used
to mean us, too, but because it has been associated with the extremists, i.e. PeTA, ALF, ELF, etc., we can no longer use that term.