Gun Control in Decline
The New York Times notes the lack of new gun laws:
In the meantime, gun control advocates say, Mr. Obama has failed to deliver on campaign promises to close a loophole that allows unlicensed dealers at gun shows to sell firearms without background checks; to revive the assault weapons ban; and to push states to release data about guns used in crimes.
Sounds as if they might be a little disappointed with their Messiah. When confronted with the Brady Campaign’s recent report card and anti-gun rant, the reply was:
“The president supports and respects the Second Amendment,” Mr. LaBolt said, “and he believes we can take common-sense steps to keep our streets safe and to stem the flow of illegal guns to criminals.”
I’m sure that I would likely disagree with what the Administration calls “common-sense steps.” Regardless, there is no doubt in my mind that if he could snap his fingers and make it so, the President would very likely make private firearms ownership illegal. Either way, it would take Congress to pass such legislation, and no one in any sort of contested district or state will sign their name to it. Especially when it would likely be overturned by the courts later as unconstitutional.
This does not mean the fight for our rights is over, not by any means. The further away from the goal they get, the louder and more shrill the gun control folks will get. Pay attention to the upcoming elections, and make sure your vote reflects your choice in maintaining our Constitutional rights and freedoms.