The Slippery Slope to a Total Firearms Ban

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The Slippery Slope to a total Firearms Ban

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U.S.A.-( We've said it before and we'll say it again … all it takes is one terrible event, one news cycle, and suddenly the gun control lobby starts demanding more gun control.

The Las Vegas murders prove that again.

We mourn this senseless slaughter and our hearts go out to the families of survivors. But does anyone believe that more laws are the answer? Does anyone believe those calling to ban bump fire stocks will settle for that one change?

And for those who consider it crazy to say that passing just one or two little laws is a slippery slope, consider this …

The spent casings were not even cold before there were calls to ban AR-15s and high-cap magazines, force private sales to go through background checks, limit the number of firearms someone can buy in a month, force Americans to use so-called “smart” gun technology, and on and on.

There are even people who are literally calling for the repeal the Second Amendment! That sure sounds like a pretty big slippery slope!

And then consider this exchange between Nancy Pelosi and a reporter on Thursday:

“There are going to be Republicans who resist this because they say, Give the gun control people an inch and they'll try to take a mile,” a reporter asked Pelosi at a press conference. “So how do you plan to overcome that when the truth is that you would like to go further?”

“So what?” Pelosi responded. “They're going to say, You give them bump stock, it's going to be a slippery slope. I certainly hope so. But I don't think bump stock should be a substitute for the background check. By the way the background check is a compromise. There are many more things members want to do ….”

Of course there's a slippery slope. And of course they want to take our guns away. That's always been their goal. It remains their goal. And it always will be their goal.

So if you think your rights are safe because Trump is President or that Republicans are in control of the Senate and House, we have bad news for you. Your rights hang in the balance every day. And that's why it's vital that you support our work to protect your rights.

About the Buckeye Firearms Association

For more than 12 years, Buckeye Firearms Association had worked to defend and advance the right of more than 4 million Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation.

BFA works to pass pro-gun legislation, educate the public through ongoing media relations, provide high-quality firearm classes, and make available a wide variety of resources for gun owners. We even work with other pro-gun organizations around the country to help them further their mission.

And while anti-gun groups get their funding and support from wealthy activists or big corporations, BFA gets its funding and support from citizens like YOU who value their Constitutional rights and are willing to stand guard with us today and every day.

  • 28 thoughts on “The Slippery Slope to a Total Firearms Ban

    1. Hey Folks: @Kevin Gregory is just a shill planted here to stir things up and divert from the real conversation. Ever notice how these guys pop up, almost without fail, every few days, and then never reappear again except under another name? Let’s stay on topic.

      What do we, as Americans, do best when faced with an insurmountable problem? We work around it! What is the workaround to all this? I know more than a few people who chipped in and bought a Ghost Gunner, and are just making their own guns, for their own use. Stop thinking of politicians as a problem and start ignoring them and working around them as quickly as you can. You remember the old Walt Disney movie and song “whistle while you work”? Start whistling and laughing at them and start getting to work with your friends to offset the cost. It works out to be pretty cheap for what you wind up with.

    2. When the military had flintlocks and muzzle loaders the American citizen had the same exact rifle. When the military had lever actions the American citizen had the same exact rifle. When the military had bolt actions the American citizen had the same exact rifle. When the military had full auto rifles the American Citizen was only allowed a semi automatic. What has changed is the bastard liberalization of the laws covering any weapon, also known as “gun control”. These laws are only adhered to be the LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, which criminals aren’t. Liberals and Democrats place thousands of restrictions and laws on people that, in reality, do not need these laws. IF these same libs and Dems would actually use the laws in the books as intended along with actually USING the death sentence (soon after sentence), the crime would plummet. It’s NOT the gun, doesn’t matter what type of action it has that does the crime… It is the non fearing person the libs and Dems have created that pulls the trigger. The libs/Dems have made criminal punishment a joke to CRIMINALS…. They say it’s cruel and inhumane to put a criminal to death for what he/she has done, yet what the perp has done is automatically placed on the good guy, the law abiding citizen… Seems that McConnell and Ryan have joined the libs and Dems in punishing those who have done nothing wrong… Time for both to go.

    3. reading all the commits here and arguing over STUPID CRAP.
      it’s called DEVIDE AND CONQUER.
      our 2ND AMENDMENT IS FOR A TIME LIKE TODAY, which is fast approaching to where it will be US AGAINST THEM THE EVIL ENEMIES OF ALL OF US.

    4. The real ARGUMENT is that the government has NO LAWFUL POWER to regulate or otherwise “infringe” our Right to Arms (weapons of military utility), or its FULL SCOPE, in any way nor under any circumstances whatsoever. They are specifically ENJOINED from “infringing” our rights by THE “Supreme Law of the Land”. ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN TO VIOLATE (Black’s Law, 5th Edition definition of “shall not be infringed”). “Prenumbra” rights guarantee us access to all appurtenances, attachments, ammunition and accessories as we see fit. So magazines, optics, ammo, etc. etc. are ALL OUTSIDE THE LAWFUL PURVIEW of our criminal government. Yes, criminal. When government enforces unconstitutional legislation upon the people in violation of their rights (which it’s government’s primary duty to preserve – see DOI), it is acting unlawful. “Unlawful Actors” are commonly known as ______________???? I rest my case.

    5. Here’s what no one talks about: SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY statutes. What are they? Simple answer, it’s not the job of the Police to protect “any” individual or property. 36 States have actual SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY statutes, the other 14 have “stare decisis,” which has the same effect. No one has ever successfully “sued” a Police organization and “won” on the issue of the Police “failing to protect them.” It’s not the Policeman’s job to protect you. He might choose to “protect” you, but, he can’t be held legally responsible if he doesn’t. Along with the 2nd Amendment, SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY statues are why “we” need firearms, all types of firearms. Let’s argue from the correct perspective.

    6. Gun owners must stop falling into this trap set by the liberal anti-gun movement, by perpetuating and thereby validating the term, “assault rifle”. The guns that they have and want to ban would be useless as military weapons, which they compare them to. One must first understand that no particular gun can assault anyone. It is the criminal that uses the gun who is the assailant. Assault weapon is a term made up by the anti-gun lobby and politicians. It is a term that morphed from the early 60’s when these same people wanted to ban “Saturday Night Specials”. I’m sure if they ever succeed to ban the popular semi-auto rifles and handguns, they will come up with another term like excessively powerful firearms aimed at banning centerfire rifles and shotguns. Another point to debate is the anti-gun politicians and faceless bureaucrats categorizing “assault weapons” by curtain features like folding stock, threaded barrels, flash hiders, so called high capacity magazines, and now after La Vegas shooting, “Bump Stocks”. Their argument is that they make a firearm more lethal. This is disingenuous because by their nature, guns are lethal when used to hunt or for self-defense. If they were not lethal, there would be no reason to have the Second Amendment. These anti-gun politicians ask for so called, “common sense gun laws”, yet nothing they present makes sense, and does not stop criminals from getting, and using guns to commit their crimes. They ask gun owners to “compromise”. Well I believe we have compromised too much already. There are over 20,000 gun laws already on the books and they keep asking for more. If they want compromise, let’s start by cutting the numbers of those laws in half. Lastly, this year’s presidential election was the most important ever for gun owners and our Constitutional freedoms. Hillary Clinton made it clear that she would have pushed for comprehensive gun control and possible confiscation of guns in her first 100 days if elected. We did not let that happen, but we are a long way from getting unconstitutional, draconian, and tyrannical gun laws repealed at the federal, state and local levels. Anti-gun zealots will continue to use every avenue the can to strip us of our 2nd Amendment rights. Gun owners must counter this with the same passion and focus if they are to win this war.

      1. ras, first of all I agree with you, but there need to be a single correction. Assault Rifles are a class of weapon designed for a specific purpose, and are almost exclusively use by military’s around the world. I believe the term you were looking for was “Assault Weapon” which of course is a misnomer, made up by the liberals to put fear into the ignorant and the true believers. Inaccurate information is what the liberals are all about, and this is one of their main lies.

    7. So many triggered snowflake replies. And not one coherent argument. There has to be a positive correlation between “Ammoland” commenters and Info Wars loonies. Stay mad lol.

    8. Kevin Gregory, you sound like you are part of anifta so angry you probably have your bike lock ready to hit some innocent person in the head and run. Unreal that you are willing to be a sheeple.

    9. Here’s an idea for a compromise with the diaper-wetting liberal crybabies in congress: we will force all liberals to give up their guns, including the congressional armed security details, as an experiment. As this is their idea of our perfect future, let them live in it while us patriots keep our arms for protection as it is our right and we desire to protect ourselves. The libs will be forced to admit they need the guns for protection, playing right into our hands, and proving their ideas are insane. Besides, when looking at the vast majority of violent shootings by psychopaths in the US, they are almost always committed by leftists.

    10. Gordon Matthews
      How can these so called politicians live with themselves when they took a solemn oath to uphold the constitution. It is
      obvious that they were lying,,Get them out of office!!!!!!!!!

    11. Re; “bastardized interpretation of the 2nd amendment”

      The purpose of the Second Amendment is clearly stated in the preamble to the Bill of Rights – specifically “The convention of a number of states having at the time of their adopting of the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse, of its powers that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added”. Note that when the Second Amendment was written, every weapon was a weapon of war, there were no restrictions on the private ownership of weapons and the militia was equally matched with the regulars. After all, if they weren’t equally matched, it would be pretty hard to deter or prevent a “misconstruction or abuse, of the government’s powers” – so in reality, the citizen militia of today should have the same firearms as the current US military. Unfortunately we are no longer equally matched because we have let our gun rights be eroded by buying into this notion if we just compromise to accommodate the people who – for whatever reason – don’t like guns they will quit trying to take away our gun rights. History has shown that no matter how much we compromise, it’s never enough so we need to stop compromising.

    12. The loss of life is the result of evil which is been exacerbated by the fact that progresses have made massive social changes over the last 75 years resulting in situations never experienced when in the past it was easy access to machine guns and just about everything else. No the evil actions are the result of a lack of morality caused by the social changes by so-called progressives in this country.

      The founding fathers intended for an armed Society is a prophylactic against tyranny and failing that is the remedy to it.

      Tell me, of what use is being alive if you were enslaved by your own government. And that is precisely what is taking place already when the fruits of our labor are confiscated by government and hand it to somebody who has not worked for it. It is a form of slavery where the government is acting as the proxy slaveholder.

      As Johann Wolfgang Goethe said: “none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

      Sorry but you cannot have my weapons not ever as they may one day be needed and don’t think that if four million gun owners rose up and took arms against a tyrannical government that we wouldn’t kick its ass. And that four million would just be a fraction of the total number of gun owners. And that is the real reason for the Second Amendment protections which by the way, the Second Amendment does not Grant the right it restricts government as the Bill of Rights generally does as well. No rights come from government or the Bill of Rights.

      The fact that you lack the space acknowledge or if you don’t are trying to convince people to give up their rights. No number of deaths caused by evil people is sufficient justification to deny the rights of others not ever and you cannot have them and you will not have them and you will need to use military force to take them because you will need that military force because we will rise up and Crush those who deprive us of Rights.

      Tell me is it really worth it Civil War?

      You want to stop these deaths, then you’re going to have to change the social attitudes of this corrupt and evil people obsessed with sex and drugs and imorality generally.

      Don’t look at us law-abiding citizens as the source of this, rather look into the mirror because it is people like you Libertines that have caused the society you now live in with its violence. It’s not the guns we care about it is the personal freedom and individual liberty that we care about and you cannot have it not ever and you cannot have the tools that we use to defend that Liberty with, not ever!

      You want my weapons? Just try and come take them!

    13. Gregory . More people have been killed in your imaginary gun free zones than in any other environment combined. The real reason the mentally ill liberal mind is against gun ownership is because you people don’t trust your fellow demented liberals. ANTIFA is a prime example. Liberalism is evil to the core and none of you will admit to it. ” Its For The Children”. Whos Children? Bill and Hillary’s? Obamas? The Leftist lobbyist’s? Like SPLC?

    14. Disgusting – you should all be ashamed of yourselves. This bastardized interpretation of the 2nd amendment benefits no one, except gun enthusiasts. People and children get slaughtered on a daily basis, so you can keep your (admittedly lame) toys? There’s a special place in hell for you people.

      1. You are an idiot. People who give up liberty for security deserve neither. There is a special place for you in a state run gulag.

        1. “There is a special place for you in a state run gulag.”

          And there you have it. Statists see the State as the enforcer of first resort. Insane people see it administered Soviet style.

      2. What a sick mind you have Gregory! You call guns toys. Would you like to go back to the days before guns? Large gangs of sword wielding young men preying on weaker people who had no means of self defense. You are so clueless

      3. KG, just out of sheer morbid curiosity I have to ask, what’s your interpretation of the 2A?

        BTW, People, including children, get slaughtered daily in such gun controlling places as Mexico, Honduras, Russia, & Venezuela. Our murder rate is lower despite all our guns. Curious fact, isn’t it?

      4. Hey Kevin. If you don’t like the second amendment why don’t’ you move to a second amendment free zone like North Korea or Venezuela. That’s where special people like you belong.

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