U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- 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.