U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” a Thursday press release from the senator’s lair threatens. Co-sponsors to the bill include all the usual Democrat suspects, with Chuck Schumer leading the pack.
It’s the second stage of a one-two punch where Democrats are putting their new-found confidence to work after the midterms handed them the House on display. On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi started the legislative process for ending private transfers.
“Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are deadly and dangerous weapons of war that belong on battlefields—not our streets,” Blumenthal bleated, parroting a time-tested gun-grabber talking point. He’s counting on the ignorant – and that’s what you’d have to be to vote for someone like him – being oblivious to the fact that an armed citizenry capable of taking to the field and prevailing over enemies foreign and domestic is exactly what the Founders intended.
It’s also what the Government has previously argued – and the Supreme Court acknowledged – that the Second Amendment protects the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia. (And for an excellent analysis on why that opinion was correct but incomplete, see colleague Brian Puckett’s excellent “United States v. Miller and Short-Barreled Shotguns.”)
Pennsylvania Continental Congress Delegate Tench Coxe perhaps defined it best when he declared:
“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
And it’s not just Congress. Again turning to Puckett we find the opinion of William Rawle, a lawyer that George Washington wanted as Attorney General and author of View of the Constitution, “the standard constitutional law text at Harvard until 1845 and at Dartmouth until 1860”:
“No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give the Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under a general pretence [sic] by a state legislature. But if in any pursuit of an inordinate power either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.”
Feinstein and her co-conspirators know this, of course, and they know that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure “the security of a free State.” They also know that stands in the way of their goal of attaining unchallengeable power, what German political economist Max Weber endorsed as a “monopoly of violence.”
That’s why she and they are so desperate to disarm Americans who might stand in opposition to their goals. It’s why she declared on national television:
“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United State for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America turn ‘em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.”
And it’s not like the gun-grabbers will stop after that. Don’t forget their original goal, as stated by Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) founder Pete Shields back in 1976:
“The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.”
Then go back before that, to Sen. Thomas Dodd, principal architect of the Gun Control Act of 1968:
‘I would be for abolishing all guns … I never saw any sense in guns anyway, and I do not go backward by saying so. I hope someday the world will say, ‘Destroy them all.’”
The mask if off for all but those who refuse to see. This is not about “common sense gun safety” or protecting children or anything other than evil creatures in positions of power doing the bidding of those who would see the people disarmed. This is about nullifying any chance of opposition to their agenda of complete domination and control.
A more proper name reflecting on the sponsors of this proposed Intolerable Act would be “The We’re Anti-American Traitors Act of 2019.”
To them I once more turn to Puckett and his Memorandum on Arms and Freedom:
WE WILL NOT DISARM.
Disclosure: Brian Puckett is a longtime personal friend and colleague with whom I have worked closely on numerous projects, including the Citizens of America media campaign, the Ashcroft Petition to enforce the Second Amendment, and the Silveira v. Lockyer lawsuit.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.