By Dan Roberts
Washinton, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- The new Congress comes into session in a few short days, and with it the vow by Dianne Feinstein and her cabal of tyrants to introduce the most sweeping, draconian and Unconstitutional Gun Control Bills since the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Details of Feinstein’s , and by proxy any and all co-sponsors desires have emerged in recent days and it is nothing short of an all out assualt on the Bill of Rights, not only effectively gutting the Second Amendment, but also the Fourth Amendment ; by virtue of the fact that her proposal REQUIRES that when the owner of any “grandfathered ” firearm dies, they will not be permitted to pass it on to a wife or husband, a son or daughter or their estate.
The proposed Federal Law requires the firearm(s) in question be turned over to the government under penalty of law for non compliance, the very definition of seizure without a warrant or probable cause. Being forced to turn in lawfully purchased and owned private property, whether it be by the presence of an Officer of the Govt standing at the door, or merely the implied threat of one doing so is still unlawful search and seizure, no matter how innocuous the language used to describe it is.
Feinstein’s proposed Legislation, were it to become law, goes after not only so called imaginary “assault weapons” , but even handguns. It would require that the owners of any grandfathered firearms or magazines register the same with the ATF, including mugshots and fingerprints, pay a 200 tax per firearm and inform the same Federal Govt Agency that was supplying real, fully automatic assault weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels anytime the owner wants to take the firearm across State lines for any reason, such as a hunting trip or shooting competition. Feinstein ‘s proposal goes even further in its requirements then the National Firearm’s Act of 1934 , which effectively ended the private ownership of actual military grade firearms capable of fully automatic fire for all except the wealthiest of collectors and aficionado’s.
That’s why this coming Thursday, January 3rd 2013; the first day of the incoming Congressional session is every single freedom loving Americans new D-day. That is the day that the largest battle for freedom
and the Rights of millions of American Citizens in generations begins. Feinstein and her evil, power and control lusting minions have already showed their hand and signaled their intent.
The question that remains unanswered is, will We the People have the desire and fortitude to do whatever it takes, much like the soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normandy, to seize the day and beat back a tyrant and those that support her?
I call on all patriots, who truly value and are willing to fight for not only their rights, but the rights of their fellow Citizens. Even those they might disagree with on other issue’s, to pick up their phones, fire up their laptops or tablets or even take to the nearest “Town Square” and make it loud and clear to Feinstein and her allies in the Congress and the media that we will NOT stop fighting them. We will NOT comply with their plans and they will NOT get away with this usurpation of power and rights from the people, because of the exceedingly rare and isolated actions of the criminally deranged.
In the words attributed to Captain John Parker, leader of those 77 Lexington minutemen as the Red Coats marched on the town to seize the colonists weapons, “Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
We either stop Feinstein and her cohorts forcefully and with firm resolve in the morality and righteousness of the task before us, or we will shortly loose freedoms and rights that may take generations to regain, if at all.
Gun owners in Britain fell for the siren song of incremental gun control for the “good of society at large” and every time they gave an inch, Parliament took a mile. Now, firearms enthusiasts, hunters, even the British National Olympic Shooting Team are totally disarmed and reduced to nothing more then marching in the streets in a futile effort to demand the return of rights they themselves willingly gave away when they agreed to compromise with Anti Gun forces and Politicians in the vain and naive hope that they would eventually be left alone.
Since the sweeping gun bans and buybacks in Britain and Australia, the two Countries that most closely resemble the Unites States, the weapons bans have grown ever more strict, while the violent crime rate has skyrocketed.
We in the United States already have several advantages. We know what the gun banners in Congress want, they’ve openly told us. ( read: Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun Buy Back)
We already know what the result will be if they are allowed to succeed in their plot. We need only look to Britain and Australia for the answer. Knowing your enemies plans in advance, and the likely outcome of the battle if they are allowed to win are two advantages any General or fighting force in any battle in history would have given almost anything to know. We have that advantage before us, we need to seize it and apply unrelenting to pressure to win the coming fight. And win it we must, the stakes are simply to high for anything less then total, dominating victory.
By all accounts, the passage of the Clinton Era 1994 to 2004 “Assault Weapons Ban” cost the gun banning Democrats control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 plus years and ushered in an era of significantly greater respect for Second Amendment Rights. All of those hard won gains, and much, much more are at stake in this coming battle. But, if we are successful in beating back Feinstein and her supporters convincingly, we will have definitively defeated our enemies, in effect putting a boot on their throats and crushing the life out of the Gun Control ideologues and their propagandists in the media for at least some time to come.
That’s why Thursday, January 3rd 2013 is the new D-day. The day an epic battle of freedom vs tyranny will once again rage. The time is now to “Join or Die” . We will NOT backdown, we will NOT meekly compromise in an attempt to satisfy our enemies, we will NOT comply with their demands. And we will NOT rest or retreat! The line is HERE, this far and NO FARTHER!
About Dan RobertsDan Roberts is a grassroots supporter of gun rights that has chosen AmmoLand Shooting Sports News as the perfect outlet for his frank, ‘Jersey Attitude’ filled articles on Guns and Gun Owner Rights.As a resident of the oppressive state of New Jersey he is well placed to be able to discuss the abuses of government against our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms as he writes from deep behind NJ’s Anti-Gun iron curtain. Read more from Dan Roberts or email him at DRoberts@ammoland.com You can also find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dan.roberts.18