this is really old article. but when you consider the present gun control legal actions taken by the US government you can find it interesting at
I have no idea if it was posted before here on ATS but I belive that it is a good idea to read it again now.
there is a lot informations I was not aware about and probably some others here as well.
so the link is here:
and part of the content below:
"The move for gun control is snowballing, and that is part of their plan. In 1994, the National Rifle Association got their hands on a secret
document which represents the blueprint for the gun-control lobby in this country. The first step is to use the media to create a clamor for gun
control in this country, and this will in turn sway the opinion of a large portion of the population to support such a measure. The second step would
be the initiation of gun control legislation that would establish annual licensing fees, and surcharges on ammunition. After two years, the third step
would involve a massive increase in the licensing fees. The reason given, would be because of the costs involved to enforce the law, when in fact, it
would be to discourage ownership. The failure to get a license would result in a $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail; and if your license lapses,
your failure to turn your guns over to the government, would result in a $15,000 fine and/or eighteen months in jail. Both instances also result in
the loss of the right to own a firearm. After two more years, the fourth step will call for further legislation to increase the licensing fees even
more. Their ultimate goal "is to reduce the number of licensees to zero." In this way, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
will be circumvented in order to take the guns out of the hands of the American people. After that, the population will be defenseless against
government forces. They hope to accomplish this within 15 years. Noah Webster said in 1787: "Before a standing army or a tyrannical government can
rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe."
Will the U.S. military go against American citizens if so ordered by the Federal Government? It was reported that a 46-question survey was handed out
in May, 1994, to "300 randomly selected" Marines (veterans of the Panama operation and the Persian Gulf War) at the Twenty-nine Palms Marine Corps
Base in the Mohave Desert about 70 miles east of San Bernadino, California. The soldiers were asked for their reaction to various statements, such as
U.S. military troops being commanded by UN officers, whether the President "has the authority to pass his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief to
the UN Secretary-General", and would they serve in a United Nations military force to "maintain world peace". The survey was concluded with this:
"The U.S. Government declares a ban on the possession, sale, transportation, and transfer of all nonsporting firearms. A thirty(30) day amnesty
period is permitted for these firearms to be turned over to the local authorities. At the end of this period, a number of citizen groups refuse to
turn over their firearms. Consider the following statement: I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by
the U.S. Government." After the news of the survey surfaced (in The Spotlight, and the Nov. 1991, issue of American Legion Magazine), it was later
reported that it was part of a soldier's Master Thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and did not "reflect any government
program." However, the February, 1994 issue of Modern Gun magazine reported that a similar survey had been given to some Navy SEALS."