They Plan to Confiscate "Only" 100 Million Guns
The latest "this is not a joke" major policy just launched by the Bloomberg-backed "March For Our Lives" calls for the confiscation of one-third of all firearms in the U.S. That would be 100 million guns, at a minimum. Because they are kind and generous, this is their offer as somewhat of a compromise, because, of course, "No one wants to take your guns."
You'll have to read it yourself, and don't skip over the details. They call it "A Peace Plan For America" READ HERE. All that's missing is the rail cars to take you and your family to the camps.
They absolutely do want to take away all your guns. They absolutely will do anything, including putting you and your family in prison or sending armed people to take your guns. If you don't turn them in, these people are just fine with having you killed for your "non-compliance."
Repeat after me. There is no compromise possible with these people. (At the bottom of this piece is your Action Item.)
Their idea of compromise is that they confiscate only some of your guns now, and what you get in return is a delay before they take all your guns.
So, when one of your hunting buddies offers the idea that it wouldn't be so bad to allow the "universal background checks" or the "Drop a dime to confiscate your neighbor's guns" red flag laws, straighten him out immediately. Giving in on restrictions to our rights is not a compromise. It is capitulation. It hastens confiscations. It weakens our rights. It robs us of liberty.
Not One Inch.
A quick history lesson for those who have not been fighting this for a half-century, as I have.
With the passage of each restriction, the gun banners always say the same thing. In fact, they use the same words each time. "This won't actually stop crime, but it's a good first step."
In 1911, we got the Sullivan Act in New York. We lost rights. They took rights.
In 1934, we got the National Firearms Act. We lost rights. They took rights.
In 1968 we got the Gun Control Act of 1968 (the biggie!). We lost rights. They took rights.
In 1986 we got the Hughes Amendment to FOPA. We lost rights. They took rights.
In 1994 we got the Brady Law and the Clinton Gun Ban ("assault weapon ban"). We lost rights. They took rights.
There are many more sprinkled in there, and there are thousands of state and local laws restricting lawful gun ownership. The point, of course, is that this movement always is in one direction. Always a "good first step." Always working to reduce gun ownership, make it more difficult, make it more expensive, categorize more guns and more gun owners as "undesirable," while always telling us "no one wants to take your guns." Of course, they do. Now they finally feel that it's safe to publicly proclaim the goals they have always denied -- namely that they want to confiscate your guns.
When it comes to resisting this massive push, there is no "them." There is only US.
Right now, while you are reading this, the gun banners and their friends in the media are hammering members of Congress to "do something." Many of these "which way is the political wind blowing?" elected representatives are only too happy to be seen as "doing something."
In other words, if you, and I, and every gun owner we know, don't take action right now, there is a better than even chance they will pass yet another round of restrictive gun control laws.
Take five or 10 minutes. Call the White House at 202-456-1111 with the simple message: Absolutely NO More Gun Control. Not a "red flag" law. Not a "universal background check. "Nothing.
Then call your two senators. It's only one number, and you just tell the operator what state you are from. 202) 224-3121.
Congress returns from summer recess in a couple of weeks. Hammer those lines. Do it weekly. Don't wait for "them" to do this for you. If each of us devotes a few minutes to this a week, we win.
It's that simple. ~ Tom
Author, outdoorsman, gun rights activist, and firearms enthusiast for more than five decades, Tom Gresham hosts Tom Gresham's Gun Talk, the first nationally-syndicated radio show about guns and the shooting sports, and is also the producer and co-host of the Guns & Gear, GunVenture and First Person Defender television series.