Assault weapon bans are bad
California lawmakers and in particular Representative Eric Swalwell, Democrat, are again calling for weapons bans.
Politico writes about this but as usual they have a liberal bent. They defend the Democrat’s position on such bans while making it look like some who state that there would be sweeping confiscation are incorrect, liars, exaggerators.
From the Politico article:
The NaturalNews story said that Swalwell “actually wants to see door-to-door gun confiscation teams engage in Nazi-style removal tactics in order to rid the streets of all firearms that he personally deems reckless and unnecessary.” We saw no evidence in Swalwell’s op-ed that he wants law enforcement to use such a tactic. We asked his spokeswoman how he would envision law enforcement obtaining such assault weapons.
Thing is if a ban goes into place, and the laws created for possessing what was banned are thus severe, what is that? It’s another form of sweeping gun confiscation. The better citizens who abide by laws turn them in on their own, because they are forced to. The heavy hand of government penalties is staring them ready to slap them in the face hard, hit them down onto the ground where they can’t catch their breath, confiscate their weapons.
The less law abiding ones don’t turn them in. Basically it is still sweeping gun confiscation and what ends up happening is the thugs are the ones that have more of the guns that the ban bandwagoneers don’t want. The situation becomes more dangerous.
“Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons,” he wrote. “The ban would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.”
It all sounds so rosy, guns off the streets, safety, the public protected, as politicians and now children like David Hogg actively work toward their outspeaking careers are riding the weapons ban bandwagon, one that some claim is fabricated for media attention thus more lucrative ad sales.
They want you to believe that government will protect you. It’s a lovely thought. Rocks won’t be banned though nor will gasoline or matches.
So imagine this fantasy come true, they come get your guns using military assault weapons in the name of making you safe. Now let’s look at history which always repeats itself.
In the 1992 Los Angeles riots that started immediately after the Rodney King verdict, there were roving gangs throwing non banned rocks into storefront windows. Some stores were left unharmed. The angry thugs went right past them not throwing one rock. Why? Because their stores were chosen and protected by God?
The business owners were on the roofs pointing assault weapons into the streets.
There were no police to protect these businesses. They were too busy. There were not enough of them. They had priorities. There was too much happening so fast all at once. Trying to control the crowds took a lot of manpower. It was happening everywhere in the city. So many buildings were burned it was like watching Pompeii. Hollywood Hills residents has a fantastic view of this destruction and were terrified.* News was covering it 24/7. Trying to stop the flow of the thugs was like trying to stop the flow of lava now occurring in Hawaii.
Distraught thugs even burned down the Department of Motor Vehicles in Long Beach. Government couldn’t even protect it’s own buildings.
Residences were not targeted. Why? Because the riots were not about what homeowners did to them, it was about what government did to them.
It is well proven throughout history that government cannot always be there for us. They can’t even fix homelessness in the United States. To expect that a ban on weapons is going to make us safe is pure fantasy. The US Constitution gave the right to bear arms, THE RIGHT, for a damn good reason, to protect one’s self and the country (or city or your own business and home).
As we saw in the last event in Florida, deputies merely stood outside while the gunman was inside shooting people. Nowhere to be found was anyone protecting the school as were individual business owners protecting their businesses in 1992.
That safe feeling, it’s a unicornie feelie goodie thingie.
People who believe in weapon bans making us safe also tend to believe in HIV and other fantisies.
From the supporting of bans congressman Eric Swalwell website:
What I am Doing for You
I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 4240, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017. This bipartisan bill would expand the federal background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales, including those at gun shows, over the internet, or in classified ads, while also incentivizing states to provide more accurate and complete information to the national background check database. (I cosponsored this as H.R. 1217 in the 114th Congress and as H.R. 1565 in the 113th Congress.)
I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 4057, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act. This bipartisan “no fly, no buy” bill would deny people on the terrorist watch list the ability to purchase a firearm. (I cosponsored this as H.R. 1076 in the 114th Congress.)
I’m an original cosponsor of H.R. 5087, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. This bill would ban certain assault weapons, similar to existing California law, and ban ammunition feeding devices holding more than 10 rounds. (I cosponsored this as H.R. 4269 in the 114th Congress and as H.R. 437 in the 113th Congress.)
I’m an original cosponsor of H.R. 3464, the Background Check Completion Act of 2017. This bill would close the “Charleston loophole” – which let Dylan Roof buy the gun he used to murder nine churchgoers in 2015 in Charleston, S.C. – that has allowed dealers to hand over guns to buyers if a background check isn’t finished within three days.
I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 2598, the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017. This bipartisan bill would allow for the creation of a Gun Violence Prevention Order system in which families can ask their local courts to prevent a loved one from possessing a firearm, if the court finds that the individual poses a risk of injury to themselves or others.
I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act. This bipartisan bill would formally repeal the Dickey amendment, a longtime roadblock preventing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal health agencies from sponsoring independent research into the causes of, and potential solutions to, gun violence.
In the 113th Congress:
I cosponsored H.R. 431, the Gun Transparency and Accountability (Gun TRAC) Act. This bill would improve the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to track illegal guns.
*When the horror of the Rodney King riots was brought up and how assault weapons saved lives and businesses during that event, one supporter of the bans was quoted as saying, “Well then just don’t publicly report verdicts”.
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