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what do you mean, that guns can also be used to scare people into your way of thinking?
seems pretty nasty that! and again, not a very nice thing at all!
Originally posted by -Blackout-
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sarah Palin told NRA members meeting here that the only reason President Obama and his allies aren't trying to limit gun ownership rights is the fear of a political backlash.
"Don't doubt for a minute that, if they thought they could get away with it, they would ban guns and ban ammunition and gut the Second Amendment," Palin told the annual NRA gathering Friday.
I'd like to see them try to take away my right to bear arms.
[edit on 14-5-2010 by -Blackout-]
So President Obama would like to do something but will not do it because of the fear of political backlash? Good, your government is working the way it is supposed to in this instance.
There are tons of things politicians would want to do but don't because it'd be political suicide. How many old Dixiecrats would have wanted to repeal the Civil Rights Act? How many liberals want to re-open trade with Cuba? How many hawks want to go to war with Iran?
Hence, Americans could expect to see licensing restrictions, bans on most semi-automatic firearms, an end to private sales at gun shows, and much more.
President Barack Obama made promises to protect Second Amendment rights during his campaign. But he seems perfectly happy using the United Nations to enact gun restrictions that he cannot otherwise get passed in the Congress.
Remember the President’s startling proclamation during the State of the Union speech in January? When the Senate voted down a commission he wanted, he said this: “Yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. So I will issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward.”