GOA Slams Bloomberg & Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment

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GOA Slams Bloomberg & Justice Stevens for their Idiotic Ideas on the 2nd Amendment
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Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- While gun owners dramatically winning the culture war.

“The founders did not establish a right to bear arms,” GOA’s Erich Pratt was quoted as saying to Newsmax. “They assumed it already existed [and] said that it ‘shall not be infringed.’ [But] gun-control advocates frequently want to skip over those words.”

Gun Owners of America joined a chorus of pro-gun organizations in slamming idiotic comments made recently by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

In a newly released book, Justice Stevens said the Second Amendment should be altered to say that people only have the right to bear arms “when serving in the militia.”

GOA blasted the comments, adding that gun owners would welcome the opportunity to demolish Stevens’ arguments in the court of public opinion.

“Bring on the debate,” said GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt in an interview with Newsmax over the weekend. Gun control advocates are always “pushing for draconian gun restrictions” while hiding behind words like “gun safety.”

But to a gun banner, those words are code for, “We just want the military and the police to have guns,” Pratt said. “So let’s get them out of the closet.”

Gun owners need not worry about Stevens’ idea gaining traction. Even an anti-gun liberal, like Professor Alan Dershowitz, opposes Stevens’ proposal.

“You don’t amend the Magna Carta,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t amend the Bill of Rights. There are certain things that you just leave pristine.”

GOA agrees. And increasingly, so do the American people.

Polls Show More Americans Opposing Gun Control
Remember all the phony polls which were used by Obama last year in order to push gun control?

Remember the unrelenting unilateral media pressure to ban guns — pressure reflected in even the “conservative” media?

Well, who’s laughing now?

Tuesday, the liberal USA Today was forced to concede that even liberal pollsters have found a massive, cataclysmic shift by Americans in favor of the right to keep and bear arms.

We bet that USA Today trolled all of the polls for some evidence that Americans embraced gun control to the same extent as their editorial board. What they found was a liberal Pew poll — conducted immediately after last year’s Newtown vote in April — that found that Americans were statistically evenly divided between pro-gunners and anti-gunners. Okay, it’s a liberal poll.

But what was even more interesting is that, in 2000, the same poll, asking the same questions, had found Americans supporting gun control by a margin of 66% to 29% — a 37% gap in favor of gun control.

And Pew is not alone.

Later in 2013, Gallup found that 51% of all Americans do not support stricter gun control. In 2000, that number was 38% — with 62% of Americans supposedly favoring more anti-gun laws.

Of course, 2000 was the year when gun owners confounded the pollsters and elected George Bush as president, over the anti-gun Democratic candidate, Al Gore.

Hence, you shouldn’t trust the polls. But when liberal gun grabbers are forced to concede that the polls are against them, that tells you something really interesting.

So, guess what, in this Easter week, we note that even Satan quotes scripture when he has no choice.

Bloomberg Gets It Really, Really Wrong
Speaking of the forces of darkness quoting Scripture, anti-gun former Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose this Easter week to try his hand at some biblical exposition.

But before we tell you about his whopper, Bloomberg made headlines on Wednesday after announcing his “threat” to spend $50 million to change people’s hearts and minds in favor of gun control.

Never mind the fact that Bloomberg has anything but the Midas touch when it comes to pushing gun control, as he’s lost almost every battle where he’s spent his millions.

“I guess he’s free to do so; he’s got money to waste,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt on MSNBC. “But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”

Indeed…

  • Bloomberg lost in Nevada last year, where he tried to get a universal gun registry and universal background checks enacted.
  • He lost in Colorado, where he tried to rescue two state senators from being recalled because of their gun control votes.
  • And he lost in the U.S. Senate, where a concealed carry amendment actually garnered more Senate votes than did his proposal for expanding background checks on guns.

But it’s not just on guns where he gets it wrong. Obviously proud of his efforts in pushing firearms restrictions, Bloomberg said this week that:

“If there is a God, when I get to heaven, I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I’m heading right in. I’ve earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Wow, if he thinks he’s blessed because of his efforts to disarm the public, he should consider passages like I Samuel 13:16-22, where arms control was considered a curse; and Luke 22:36, where Jesus told His disciples to sell their cloaks and buy a sword (if they didn’t already have one).

And as for breezing right through the pearly gates, without an interview, and gaining entrance on the basis of his own very tainted efforts? Does he really think that he can buy his way into heaven because of the millions he’s spent on “social issues”?

Most people would find that disgusting.

Sadly, it appears that Bloomberg has no idea what this Easter weekend is all about. And so on that note, we here at Gun Owners of America hope that you and your family will have a blessed holiday.

Click here for “What does the Bible say about gun control?” — in English or Spanish — to get additional arguments refuting Bloomberg’s views on religion and gun control.

And go to our Facebook page here to see other stories of interest that GOA has been following or involved in — like the effort to prevent another Waco from occurring in Bunkerville, Nevada.

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jeff martin

First of all you don’t earn your way into Heaven!! As long as we keep pushing the truth for all to see and hear we will win against anti-gunners because everything they use is based in lies and deception!!

Eddie G.

The lengthy comment by Dirt of 04/19/2014 is right on but left out one little thing. As recognition of this Easter Eve let us not forget the words of Jesus,”Should a man take your sword, sell your cloak and buy another” (approximately), so Jesus Himself coming face to face with Mayor of the USA Bloombutt would tell him, “Shut up Bloomie”!

Tim Ferrall

To those foolish enough to use the “militia argument” to argue that the 2A does not mean an individual right, I offer this: simple English grammer will tell you that the entire 13 word militia reference is an introductory clause, and serves only to provide a lead-in to the actual meaning: “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The last 14 words can stand alone.

Triple Lindy

So how much money did the mayor’s group spend on the Colorado recalls? What did all that money get them? BWAAAAHAAAAAHAAAA

bouno pache

Now not only are we faced with Obama and the democrats and his attempted to place a surgeon general that will ban all firearms claiming they are a health risk but also rich Communists like Bloomberg trying to get our 2nd Amendment eliminated but now as I stated long ago, the United Nations is calling for a complete elimination of American’s ownership or guns as they do not feel we have the right to defend ourselves either against criminals or the government. Research by the respected Dr. Gary Kleck clearly states that only 3% of criminal gun assaults involves anyone… Read more »

Aleric

I am sure that the Liberals wouldn’t like the 1st amendment to be altered to read that freedom of speech applies only to those authorized by the government and can be revoked at any time. At least they wouldn’t if a Republican was in the white house and not a socialist.

Peter Courtenay Stephens

“An unarmed man is an Enslaved man.
A disarmed man is a Conquered man.
I shall not be Enslaved or Conquered.”

Sic Semper Tyrannis !

Bloomberg is a Fascist

I love this Op Ed – but where is the USA Today article from Tuesday about the big shift? I have googled it and can’t find it.

never

Gun Control: Being able to hit, consistently and with accuracy, what your aiming at.

David

Robt Bomba – You should research the writings of the Founders vis a vis “militia”. James Madison and George Mason, the co-authors o0f the 2d Amendment say that the militia was comprised of all citizens between the ages of 14 and 60. Madison says that the militia need not train because training should have been accomplished at a very young age and there was no point in marching to and fro and wasting powder and shot. Even George Washington disdained the militia because they lacked military training and discipline, and, at the first volley, would run and hide behind trees… Read more »

Dirt

cant fix stupid, Samuel Adams: “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” “That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms…” (Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Peirce & Hale, eds., Boston,… Read more »

Deen

Bomba:
At the time the 2nd Amendment was written “well regulated” meant well supplied and trained and the “militia” was everyone between the age of 15 and 45.
Also, you need to read the Heller decision as that unequivocally states that owning a gun is an individual right.

Jeff

So I’m watching the old TV series called “The Rebel” and it’s about gun control. The newspaper convinced the local rich people to take everyone’s guns and they would live happier ever after. Wait a bad guy gets one of the guns and everyone wants their guns back. Kind of a familiar scenario!

cletius parish

why do we have people such stevens in our court system Bloomberg and stevens are traiters to this country .sure they have to speak but I have a right to speak and protest what they say stevens need to be booted out of the courts . I say to the courts leave the constitution like it is and stop trying to change it

Michael Keith

Another factor that one must remember. In the early history of america the militia had to provide its own arms. Today, some consider the National Guard the modern equivelant of the Militia. Most people do not realize that the weapons in the possesion of the National Guard are federally owned and not state owned. This means the feds can take the National Guards weapons at any time by ordering them returned to a federal depot. This would disarm the National Guard (Militia) and leave a State Helpless. An armed populace can be called on to protect the state or community… Read more »

Michael Keith

The ” Well Regulated Militia” part of the second ammendment meant in the time of its writing a WELL
TRAINED AND DISCIPLINED militia. One has to look at the military reference to REGULATED at that time. It did not have the meaning that is implied today by the gun control advocates.

David Taylor

The IV Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. Self help, in certain circumstances, is due process of law. Therefore it is unconstitutional for any authority to presume to disarm any citizen of the United States and thus render him defenseless when in the last extremity of danger from an assailant.

Don Mays

Why if Bloomberg is so against guns does his bodyguards carry guns. I can not or the normal person afford a bodyguard so I carry my own pistol. If the Government would take all his bodyguards guns and stop them from carrying guns we would see Bloomberg change his mind on guns. I doubt if there is a place for him already reserved in Heaven for him as he claims.

Dennis Ratcliff

Bloomberg is a sick individual. His money has caused him feelings of grandeur. His sickness causes him to believe he knows what is best for all simply because of his riches. He has become a fanatical danger to the populace of the US. He keeps armed guards around him 24 7. It is a game to him and he just wants to win. Tyranny reigns over disarmed citizens!

John Boy

If these commie’s dont like America then get out. Anyone who attemps to restructure the amendments to The United States constitution should be tried for treason and thrown out of the country

Janek

Was Bloomberg wearing a yarmulke while quoting from the Bible? Does he wear a yarmulke while “jousting with windmills”? Was he a bully as a kid or the victim of one? Just seeing his picture everywhere, like another guy who’s name I won’t mention, raises a lot of questions. How long do these geniuses think they can push their agenda on the sub-genius population?

ChicagoGuy

American gun owners and constitutionalists have to worry more about traitors from within like NRA contract lobbyist for IL Todd Vandermyde. After taking Otis McDonald to the Supreme Court, Vandermyde cut a deal with the anti-gun Chiefs of Police to give them Duty to Inform with criminal penalties in Rep. Brandon Phelps HB183 carry bill. The NRA lobbyist doesn’t really care about the right to remain silent, and the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty? NRA lawyers made $1.3 MILLION on Otis McDonald,so bad gun laws are good for business, and Vandermyde can “fix” his own crap… Read more »

Robt Bomba

Hard to get around the fact that the entire 27-word 2nd Amendment pins itself to the need for a “well regulated militia” … it begins with this specific urgency, not with the rights of the individual citizen.

TyrannyofEvilMen

Why does Bloomberg want to take your guns? First, he would probably say it’s about safety. But of course, that is a lie. We are safer now than we have been at any time since the 1960s. There are more firearms today in the hands of private American citizens than ever and crime rates are low and falling. Besides, Bloomberg is not using his billions to fight crime or to take guns from criminals. On the contrary, his goal is to eliminate guns from the possession of law-abiding citizens. In fact, like many on the left, Bloomberg makes no distinction… Read more »

Jim

Why would Bloomberg be interested in quoting from the Bible? I rekon he can put all his sins on a goat and send it off into the desert. I rekon that takes Bloomberg to the gates, but how would he use it to get inside. A rich guy has about the same chance as putting a camel through the eye of a needle. I rekon ol’ Bloomy needs to realize he’s just throwing him money away, and I would hope he would lose it all and let him come down to “Our” level and see what he can do. Apparently… Read more »

glebow

Its not even safe to go to a mall because of people shooting at you!

Steven Scott

The irony (and poetic justice) is that the Bloomberg/Obama types have actually CREATED the socioeconomic environment that makes people buy weapons. Recall that the peaceful and prosperous 1950’s saw a lot of support for handgun bans, and long guns were seen as sporting goods, not weapons. Who needed a weapon in Eisenhower’s America? Six decades of leftist social engineering later, we’re bankrupt, unemployed, fragmented into a hundred mutually-hostile subcultures, spied upon, preyed upon by criminals both organized and not, and living with the realization that our government cannot (and doesn’t care to) protect us from all manner of unconventional warfare… Read more »

Jonathan Olenick

To me gun control means controlling my gun in a safe manner and hitting what I aim at. I do believe in that kind of gun control. If we are going to start messing around with amendments, lets also work on the first, I don’t like what these antigunners are saying. Jon.