Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

Standing Guard--Disdain for Freedom

Monday, December 22, 2008

As Barack Obama takes the reins as U.S. president—bolstered by control of both houses of Congress—the nation’s gun owners, the National Rifle Association, in particular, and our allies in the “new media” will face sustained threats to the free exercise of liberty.

On Second Amendment issues, expect attacks from many fronts in many forms.

The same is true for the avenues of free speech that we have used to protect the Right to Keep and Bear Arms—conservative talk radio and the Internet, both key to circumventing the corrupt national mainstream media.

Following the election, the Brady Campaign gloated, “We Won … Now Let’s Get Busy.” Sarah Brady’s call-to-action confirmed our warnings about Obama’s Second Amendment deceptions.

“... Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule from day one.”

Rule? The last man to rule Americans was King George III."

“I can tell you,” she crowed, “it hasn’t been this good for quite a while!”

“I want our newly elected officials to hit the ground running. …”

John Podesta, Barack Obama’s transition chief, in an Associated Press article headlined, “President-elect expected to use executive orders to change policies,” said:

“There’s a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action. …” (Emphasis added.)

Podesta—who, as Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff, was deeply involved in anti-Second Amendment efforts—said President Obama’s policies and decisions would be in place “as soon as he gets sworn in so we hit the ground running.”

Gun control policies?

For starters, job applicants for positions in the new administration are required to fill out a 63-item questionnaire that includes an obtrusive and outrageous question about gun ownership that will be used as a political litmus test.

“Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or
property damage.”

We were right. This shows the imbedded hostility for Americans’ Second Amendment freedom that Obama and his administration have in their hearts.

There is more. Nestled in a massive “agenda” on Obama’s transition website was his pledge to the gun ban crowd:

“… closing the gun show loophole …” Gun owners know that means making now-legal sales between individual law abiding Americans a criminal act.

“… making guns in this country childproof.” That would create government-mandated design of new firearms—ultimately leading to a future government phase-out of ownership of all non-”childproof” guns.

“… making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.”

We can expect something far harsher than the Clinton semi-auto ban—a new version of NRA “F”-rated New York U.S. Rep. Caroline McCarthy’s H.R. 1022.

It gives dictatorial bureaucratic authority to ban any “semi-automatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the attorney general.” That unfettered discretion could be used to ban virtually every model of semi-auto rifle or shotgun in private hands.

And it would freeze in place millions of firearms owned by law-abiding citizens. Try this: “It shall be unlawful for any person to transfer any assault weapon with a large capacity ammunition feeding device.”

Consider that a version of the McCarthy ban was co-sponsored by Illinois U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who now sits as Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff.

Emanuel, the key player in Bill Clinton’s gun control schemes, is touted as “profane … short-tempered … smart … ruthless … and vindictive.”

Emanuel’s influence over the Obama presidency is matched only by Podesta’s.

And that brings me to their plans to silence the pro-Second Amendment voices of conservative talk radio.

For the past four years, Podesta has headed the Center for American Progress (CAP), created and bankrolled by globalist billionaire gun-ban king George Soros.

Among Podesta’s major Soros policy thrusts has been to collectivize commercial radio—canceling broadcast licenses and redistributing them to “progressive” local interests. The intent is to kill broadcasts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, among others.

In addition to embracing the Podesta radio “diversity” scheme, President-elect Obama has appointed as his transition expert on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a rabid supporter of radio censorship through a return of the “Fairness” Doctrine—read “Censorship.”

All of this adds up to arrogance and disdain. These people fear our freedom.

Perhaps the most presumptuous statement came from Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of the Obama transition team:

“ ... Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule from day one.”

Rule? The last man to rule Americans was King George III.

That arrogance, the threats of abuse of power, will take its toll—not on us, but on the self-proclaimed “rulers.”

Whether it’s politicians, bureaucrats, the big media or judges, let’s stand together to remind the elite ruling class, it is “We the People” who govern, not them.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Politics
TRENDING NOW
Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

News  

Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. ...

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

Hunting  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

On July 11th, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 198 into law to expand hunting opportunities in Delaware by eliminating the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays and allowing for the harvesting of deer on Sundays ...

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

News  

Friday, July 13, 2018

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

On Monday, the public comment period closed on a pair of rulemakings that could finally free American gun owners and small businesses from being trapped in a minefield of federal regulations designed for exporters of ...

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

On Monday, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (“CA DOJ”) officially withdrew the proposed regulations that would have expanded the improperly adopted “assault weapon” definitions, to apply in all circumstances. This withdrawal comes ...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

NRA members can feel confident throwing their enthusiastic support behind President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his time on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated deep respect ...

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Saturday, July 7, 2018

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Following the closure of the “assault weapon” registration period, NRA and CRPA received complaints from hundreds of individuals who were unable to register their firearms as required because CA DOJ’s online application system was unable ...

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

News  

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

It is not surprising that gun control activists who harp endlessly about “common sense” gun restrictions and the need for ever more legislative reforms (here, here and here, for example) aren’t particularly interested in whether the various bans and ...

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

News  

Monday, July 9, 2018

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. 

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

News  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

A common theme among anti-gun extremists is what we often refer to as the “Goldilocks” approach to limiting access to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  Rather than admit that the ultimate goal is to disarm all ...

Hawaii: Governor Signs Trigger Modification Ban Into Law

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hawaii: Governor Signs Trigger Modification Ban Into Law

On Monday, July 9th, Governor David Ige signed Senate Bill 2046, which makes it a crime to manufacture, import, sell, gift, lend, or possess certain trigger modifications. 

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.