Island County is presently seeking to enact shooting restrictions on people’s private property. The Oak Harbor City Council has REFUSED to remove Municipal Code that contradicts WA State law about gun rights in WA State. President Obama made a major gun control announcement today. Saturday, January 19, 2013, is National Gun Appreciation Day.
President Obama is truly acting as a political opportunist in response to the Newton, Connecticut shootings. He even invoked, at the start of his speech today, the liberal’s classic line of “if it saves the life of one child” in explaining some of his 23 major points, but none of those points about which he spoke appear to do ANYTHING that would have made ANY difference in preventing the tragedy at Newton last month, nor do they appear to do anything to prevent future similar tragedies. For example,
- The US Constitution does not require a “Universal Background Check” before granting to ourselves any of the other RIGHTS ALREADY granted to us in the US Constitution. Additionally, the weapons used at Newton had been stolen.
- Restrictions upon magazines having a capacity of more than seven, or 10 rounds, or some other number, are arbitrary; the shooter at Newton had more than ample time to reload multiple magazines. It only takes a few seconds.
- The use of the term “assault weapon” or judging a weapon based on a so-called “military characteristic” is intended to invoke some type of emotional response from people, but the “style” of a weapon has nothing to do with its ability to function. Any firearm could have been used at Newton with similarly gruesome results. President Obama is advocating an indefensible Luddite-like mentality regarding modern firearms. The musket was the “assault weapon” of the 18th century, but it’s now 2013.
The introduction to the below ↓ video says, in part:
“The crimes committed against law-abiding gun owners are beyond comprehension. The arrogance of anti-gun politicians and government officials and their hate of freedom will churn your stomach.
The law is the law, the Constitution is the Constitution. If ONE local mayor or police chief can decide what the Second Amendment means, it opens the door to tyranny—where ANY mayor or police chief can say what the Second Amendment means.
You’ve seen this brand of abuse of freedom in the history books—in the pages about days of gun confiscations leading to the terror of Stalin, Mao and Hitler. But you’d never in a million years think it could happen in America.
Well, it can and it did. And it will happen again unless we take action today.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Police Superintendent P. Eddie Compass unleashed a wave of confiscations with these chilling words:
“No one will be able to be armed. We will take all weapons. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”
Thousands of firearms were then confiscated from law-abiding gun owners. The police gave no paperwork or receipts for those guns. They just stormed in and seized them.”