"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
See a Timeline of Gun Control in the United States
Robert Longley, Updated May 25, 2019
When did the gun control debate begin in this country?
Some say it started shortly after November 22, 1963 when evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy increased public awareness to the relative lack of control over the sale and possession of firearms in America. Indeed, until 1968, handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition were commonly sold over-the-counter and through mail-order catalogs and magazines to just about any adult anywhere in the nation.
However, America's history of federal and state laws regulating private ownership of firearms goes back much farther. In fact, all the way back to 1791.
Don't let the Leftists and their sycophants bullshit your family and friends...
Gallup: 71% of Americans Say No to Banning Possession of Handguns
By Michael W. Chapman, August 6, 2019 1:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- In the wake of the terrible mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Gallup polling firm has posted its "Guide to U.S. Public Opinion on Guns" on its website. The information posted shows that in Gallup's last survey on whether to ban handguns, from October 2018, 71% of American adults said, "no."
In addition, the surveys show that 43% of Americans have a gun in their home, and that 57% of Americans oppose making it illegal to manufacture, sell, or own semi-automatic guns "known as assault rifles," such as the AR-15. (The AR stands for ArmaLite Rifle, not for "assault rifle.")
and on cue, when politicians start their anti-2A blood dance, the citizens run for the gun stores...
Gun sales surge fueled by first-timers, mostly for ‘concealed’ pistols
by Paul Bedard, August 08, 2019 08:44 AM
Gun sales are surging after the weekend mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, fueled by first-time buyers seeking pistols they can carry with them for protection.
The latest jump validated a big increase in purchases and background checks recorded by the FBI that show the four most recent months higher than the same months in 2018.
What’s more, the trend in the “National Instant Criminal Background Check System,” or NICS, is on a path to make 2018 the second biggest year since 2016, when gun owners and prospective gun owners filled stores before the presidential election that was expected to elect gun control advocate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Trump is gambling with ‘red flag’ laws as Americans see a slippery slope on gun control
Andrew West, August 13, 2019
While the Second Amendment is most often characterized as a right, there are characteristics of the guarantee that imbue separate, equally potent powers to the American people.
In many way, the right to bear arms is an insurance policy, more than a right. It exists not for hunting, sport, or self defense, but rather as a reminder that we must remain vigilant against those who rise into power. American politicians and government agencies cannot overstep their bounds, or impose even the slightest inkling of authoritarian rule, without first considering what the true power of an armed and free populace could be.
And if the treasonous American politicians could jam through a ban, this is what they would do here; Don't turn 'em in and get caught, you get fined to bankruptcy, ALL firearms forfeited for life, and 10 years in prison... Set the examples.
New Zealanders Face 5 Years In Jail For Not Handing-In Banned Firearms
by Tyler Durden, Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:05, Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,
Following a ban on virtually all semi-automatic firearms, New Zealanders face 5 years in jail if they refuse to hand them in.
A France 24 report on the government’s new buyback scheme showed a line of gun owners wilfully giving up their guns in response to the Christchurch massacre earlier this year.
This despite the fact that the shooter himself said in his own manifesto that provoking mass gunfiscation was one of his intended goals. Mission accomplished.
Since the buyback scheme began, 19,000 firearms have been handed in. Most of the guns seen being handed in looked like ordinary rifles, not AR-15s.
Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act of 1968 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law's primary focus was to regulate commerce in firearms by prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and importers. Today's gun control advocates have gone much further, calling for an outright ban of what they call assault rifles such as the AR-15. By the way, AR stands for ArmaLite Rifle, which is manufactured by Colt Manufacturing Co. As for being a military assault weapon, our soldiers would be laughed off the battlefield carrying AR-15s.
Author's note: My inspiration for writing this was a sign I saw displayed at the pro-gun-ownership rally at Richmond, Virginia, on Monday. It said, "Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless."
There is a myriad of positions taken when it comes to the topic of who should or shouldn't possess guns, and if and how such possession should be regulated. One major point raised by those who oppose more stringent gun laws is that laws are, per se, for the law-abiding, and that criminals are, per se, people who view laws with disregard and contempt.
So more stringent gun laws serve to limit access to guns only by people who respect and obey laws, leaving criminals to continue to access guns via theft (which is how a great many criminals obtain guns) and illegal channels, and to continue to use those guns for criminal purposes and with a larger pool of potential victims who, by those very laws, have been rendered disarmed and therefore vulnerable. This is why it's said, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."
But what if all firearms – every single one in existence – could somehow, magically and universally, be rendered non-existent? No guns in the hands of citizens, no guns in the hands of police, no guns in the hands of criminals and, while we're at it, no guns in the hands of soldiers, regardless of what cause they're fighting for!
What if even criminals, with all their criminal resources and networks, could not obtain firearms, laws or no laws, simply because there were no firearms anywhere for them to obtain? Wouldn't that be a good thing? Can't people from across the entire spectrum of attitudes about gun ownership agree to what a wonderful, civilized thing that would be?
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