This article came to my attention via an email from VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League) of
which I am a member. I thought that in light of the recent events at Newtown and the subsequent efforts on the part of the news media and our elected officials to "just do something", this article needed to be seen by as many in the gun culture as possible.
This is the dirty little secret of anti-gunners. During "normal" times, they like to say that they have no plans to disarm Americans, that they support the Second Amendment, and that they believe we
should be able to continue to hunt and use firearms for sporting purposes. But then along comes Newtown and suddenly the cat's out of the bag (again) with calls for everything from registration to total confiscation. What these people don't seem to understand is the fly in the ointment; the unintended consequences of their wishes should they be turned into actions and reality.
Regarding this article, think about who is going to be responsible for confiscation. He mentions state police, but I am going to bet that in a number of states, the state police are probably not going to take kindly to gathering up citizens' firearms. Same goes for sheriffs and local police. People know where they live or can find out, and these officers don't want their homes burned to the ground nor do they want to wind up getting killed. So confiscation is not going to be a simple task in most of the states in the nation. There will be blood and it will not be a pretty thing. And in many states, you can bet the police will simply refuse to do this. So who does that leave? The military? Can't use them because of Posse Comitatus, though if it reaches that point nothing would surprise me. And if they did go with the military, many of them would refuse since it would be an illegal order and they would be in violation of their oath of service, aside from the fact that they would not support such an order because they know what might be happening in their home towns.
So read this article when you have the time and offer your comments. This is what many, (most??), anti-gun people really want. I know because I have pressed some of them hard enough in discussions that they finally popped and let out what they really thought. It's because of people like that, that we need to keep our arms.
As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged.
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