Over recent days after we’ve heard the NRA’s common sense proposal to put armed guards in schools throughout Americas, Democrats have come forward with what they insist is common sense also. The only problem is that it’s not, and it amounts to circumventing the constitution and proposing measures that would have our founding fathers rolling over in their graves.
Similar to what was proposed and successfully carried out in Australia a few years ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed that a gun “buy-back” program be put in place by the federal government, wherein lawful gun owners will be highly encourages to bring their guns in to drop-off centers throughout the country for demolition in exchange for cash. During such a rough economy, it will be interesting to see how many gun owners come forward to surrender their arms in exchange for some much needed cash. The guns will then be bulldozed into useless scrap, and melted down.
Of course, once the voluntary period ends for this program — Many have said that it should become a mandatory program. If you don’t come forward with your firearms to drop them off for destruction at the government gun stations, your home may be raided by police, ATF agents, or others in order to forcefully confiscate your firearms. Of course the government will want to work up to this step, because if they went immediately to it — the result might amount to another civil war.
This whole thing reminds me of the story I heard from a politician many years ago about how the American voter is similar to a frog sitting in a pan full of cold water. If you were to throw a frog into a pan full of boiling water, he would surely jump out quickly and make a run for it. If you put a frog in a pan full of cold water, and slowly bring the temperature up to boiling, however — the frog will stay in the pan, and ultimately boil to death in the hot water.
Sadly, American voters don’t often look two or even one step down the road on decisions that their government makes. Much like national healthcare was recently passed under Obama in a very shakey form, just so they could get their foot in the door on the issue — Gun control will be similarly introduced. We can expect to see very minor measures that slowly grow over time into the most severe implementation of gun control and confiscation our country has seen since colonial times.
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson believed that the citizens of our country needed to be armed in order to resist a tyrannical government that might take their rights away and force them to live in slavery. They had just come from England, living under a King who ruled with an iron fist — and they knew that such rule is part of man’s nature, if left unchecked by an armed citizenry. Our government is already making many of us slaves with high taxes, mandatory healthcare, and over regulation. If the American people are no longer armed, they will be able to take these measures to the next level without fear of uprising or any repercussions.
What can you do in the meantime to try to prevent such a disaster of constitutional proportion? Write to your senators and congressmen to encourage them to resist gun confiscation and buy-back programs at every turn. Make your personal views on gun ownership public, and don’t back away from the argument with your liberal friends in the name of “keeping the peace”. The world should know that this is not an issue you are willing to back down from. Remind the government of those famous words spoken by Charleton Heston while head of the NRA, “From my cold dead hands!”
Good luck, fellow Americans and gun owners.