USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, President Donald Trump made clear he will sign the latest budget measure funding the government thereby averting another shutdown. The bipartisan bill did not include consideration for a wall to stop the illegal flow of criminal aliens and smuggling that plague our southern border. As expected, The White House announced that the president would sign the bill but declare the border a national emergency using executive order and appropriate the necessary border wall funding from other government agencies.
Many of us love the idea. It’s a slap in the face to the nasty Socialists (masquerading, at least for now, as Democrats) who have stonewalled and obstructed President Trump from day one.
On the other hand, as I discussed on Armed American Radio a couple of weeks back, such an executive order may also set a dangerous precedent. It’s the old, “Be careful what you wish for; you may just get it” saying. Nancy Pelosi wasted no time. Within minutes of that announcement from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., she said this:
‘I know the Republicans have some unease about it, no matter what they say. Because if the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people,' she said. ‘You want to talk about a national emergency? Let's talk about today, the one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America,' Pelosi said, referencing the one-year anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. ‘That's a national emergency. Why don't you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. But a Democratic president can do that. [A] Democratic president can declare emergencies as well,' she threatened.
So there you have it mass gun confiscation from the mouth of Democrats.
In one bold, profound statement, Current speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, second in line to the White House after the vice-president in order of succession, finally said what we all know she and the rest of the Democrats have in store for us when (inevitably) another Democrat is elected President. In case you still have trouble understanding, let me make it clear for you. Nancy Pelosi has just made it clear, in no uncertain terms, that her party is willing to abolish the Second Amendment with the stroke of a pen via executive fiat and when the next Democrat is (inevitably) elected, they intend to do so.
From this point forward you know that the next elected Democrat to occupy the White House will declare “gun violence” a national emergency. How might such an executive order play out? What happens in the minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months after such a declaration? No one truly knows as its never before happened but being told now that it's on the table for our future we might want to start considering such a scenario.
First, I imagine such an order would be signed within minutes of the first (again, inevitable) mass shooting that occurs on the new Democrat President's watch. Based on Pelosi’s comments, we can rest assured that such an order will already be written and eagerly awaiting a mass murder for immediate signature. Now what? More likely than not, the first order of business will be an immediate cessation of all retail gun sales. Think about the economic consequences of that alone. Businesses and livelihoods crushed overnight. The Democrats won’t care. They’ll be cheering the destruction of this segment of our economy just as newly elected Socialist dimwit Cortez cheered the loss of billions of dollars of tax revenue and 25,000 jobs paying $150,000.00 each in her district when Amazon pulled out due to her hostile statements. (You can’t make this stuff up)
Second, I would imagine a registration scheme to follow suit. Once all retail gun sales have been stopped, all gun owners will be required to submit their firearms collections in detail including serial numbers along with the physical location of each gun. Being there are more retail gun shops in communities than there are ATF offices, it might not be a stretch to see those shops used by government agents for the sole purpose of collecting those gun registration/location forms.
Third, confiscation. Upon the issuance of such an order and the completion of a registration scheme, (if the Democrat president and his party associates in the House and Senate genuinely believe there is a national emergency) they will have no choice but to take from us what they deem to be the problem. Leaving civilians armed will not alleviate the perceived problem. Confiscation must occur.
They will likely tell us that they don’t want to destroy our rights and this drastic measure is temporary. We will get our guns back as soon as the Democrats in power deem there to be no more threat. They respect the Second Amendment, but this is for our own good and the safety of the children. They will shame us and remind us that as Americans, it is time to act to end “gun violence.” See how simple it is to disarm us? An executive order, signed by a well-meaning Democrat president and an orderly march of law-abiding citizens complying quietly for the good of the children while Nancy Pelosi sits atop her throne clapping at us for doing the right thing at the right time, for our nation.
It may be possible that psychologically someone who threatens executive action to declare “gun violence” a national emergency as a way to end-run the rights of over 100 million Americans may believe all of us will quietly line-up at registration booths and turn in our guns. It may also be possible that the same person may not believe that millions of decent, hard-working American’s will resist. Millions.
Ms. Pelosi just told you everything you need to know about her party’s plans. What you do with that knowledge is up to you.
~ Mark Walters
About Mark Walters
Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)