Democrats – Trying To Separate You From Your Firearms Since 1934

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Democrats – Trying To Separate You From Your Firearms Since 1934

USA – -( Before there was an NRA/ILA to fight to protect our rights; back when the concept that owning a gun to protect yourself was part of just being an American and the 2nd Amendment was never a question, the Democrats wove into their DNA the desire to disarm America.

While we know the National Firearms Act as a law to disarm criminals from having machine guns the original intent, and the original version pushed by FDR, was nothing less than comprehensive disarmament for the common man.

The definition of a “Machine Gun” originally included any semi-automatic firearm that could hold 12 rounds or more, basically, ANY semi-automatic with a magazine, Add in the barrel length restrictions and lots of generic rifles also get tagged. All pistols and Revolvers would have also been banned. Or taxed out of existence really.

The purchase of every firearm would require registration and a fee. The $200 fee in 1934 is the equivalent of over $3,700 today. So sure, you COULD buy a gun, but only if your were rich and more than likely these firearms would have been squeezed out of the American Culture.

The intent of the NFA of 1934 was to disarm America.

How did FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) sell the NFA? Like all good Democrats he used fear and spin by focusing on criminal use of machine guns.

The Roosevelt Administration went to print and radio outlets and asked for their help. Just like today, the media took a side, to assure that any use of a machine gun was an evil event, even though most machine guns were on one gangster vs. another.

If any of this sounding familiar? Senator Feinstein offers an “Assault Weapons Ban” so broad it included 1911’s!? The liberal media makes every use of an “AR patterned firearm” into a national disaster. Just like they did in 1934.

Disarming America is a CORE belief of an FDR Democrat in that time. Corry Booker and Eric Swalwell (that crowd) are doing NOTHING but following an 80-year-old playbook. They long to be the politician to fulfill Roosevelt’s dreams. In the halls of the Ivy League, the failure to disarm America is taught as Roosevelt’s only major failure. Good liberals line up to continue the battle not even knowing why.

The National Rifle Association was caught off guard by this. The NRA of 1934 was not the political juggernaut that it is today. Unprepared gentlemen rifle shooters of that day 1st stumbled in their testimony until the full weight and reality of the bill sunk in. Then nationally gun owners rallied and helped block many of the most egregious parts of the NFA. The NRA acted more as a communication and awareness network of loosely associated shooting clubs than a lobbying group. It was 40 more years or so before the NRA/ILA came to exist.

Gun control is and never has been about saving lives. It is the last unfulfilled dream of the Roosevelt Administration. Then as now the Deomcrat's strategy is to lie, use fear and scare tactics with the help of a supportive media.


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We collectively can make a difference. Gun owners have been fighting this same fight now for 80 years. A copy of the NFA is below. If you care to read it.

American gun owner beat them back then, and we must do so again and again, we have a country to save!

National Firearms Act: Hearings, Seventy-third Congress, Second Session,

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Don McDougall
Don McDougall

Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range, you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

  • 38 thoughts on “Democrats – Trying To Separate You From Your Firearms Since 1934

    1. “Before there was an NRA/ILA to fight to protect our rights” — You conveniently “forgot” to mention the fact NRA officials support the BATFE and every current federal anti-gun law.

      “the Democrats wove into their DNA the desire to disarm America.” — The two most vehemently anti-RKBA SCOTUS justices, Warren Burger and John Paul Stevens, were appointed by Republicans, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Who created the BATF in 1972 then told journalists there was no anti-gun law he wouldn’t support and how he regarded the private ownership of firearms as an “abomination”? Republican Richard Nixon.

      Who signed the Mulford Act in 1967 banning the open carry of loaded firearms in California, endorsed the Brady Bill in 1991 then wrote members of Congress in 1994 urging them to vote for Bill Clinton’s “assault weapon” ban? Republican NRA Life Member Ronald Reagan.

      Who voted for GCA-68 when he was a member of Congress, signed an executive order in 1989 banning the importation of many superb semiauto firearms then appointed anti-RKBA liberal David Souter to SCOTUS? Republican NRA Life Member George H.W. Bush.

      Who supported the same anti-gun laws as Al Gore and John Kerry and, like Barack Obama, wanted to make Bill Clinton’s “assault weapon” ban a permanent statute in 2004? NRA-endorsed Republican George W. Bush.

      Who signed Massachusetts’ “assault weapon” ban into law then touted his zeal for strict gun control? Republican Mitt Romney, NRA’s choice for president in 2012.

      Who wrote a book, The America We Deserve, in which he wanted to make it harder for everyone to purchase a firearm, supported “assault weapon” bans, and criticized Republicans who “walk the NRA line?” Who contributed a fortune to liberal anti-gun Democrats, joined with Hillary Clinton in wanting to forbid Americans from being “allowed” to purchase a firearm without any due process of law then directed BATFE officials (without a shred of legal authority) to misconstrue the definition of automatic firearm under NFA-34 to ban “bump stocks”? Republican Donald Trump, NRA’s choice for president in 2016.

      Kindly identify a single current Republican member of Congress seeking to repeal any federal anti-gun statute, every one of which is supported by Wayne LaPierre & Company.

      “While we know the National Firearms Act” — You mean NFA-34 which NRA officials supported in 1934 and still do today?

      “The National Rifle Association was caught off guard by this.” — Oh, please. Once handguns were removed from the original version of NFA-34, the NRA endorsed it. Four years later, top NRA officials endorsed FFA-38.

      “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns. I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.” — NRA President Karl T. Frederick, testifying before Congress in favor of the Federal Firearms Act of 1938

      “The NRA of 1934 was not the political juggernaut that it is today.” — You mean the “political juggernaut” that did nothing to oppose the 1986 machine gun ban signed into law by Ronald Reagan? You mean the “political juggernaut” that lobbied in 1993 to make the Brady Act more onerous than Sarah Brady sought by having it apply to all firearms sold by FFLs, not just handguns? You mean the “political juggernaut” that did absolutely nothing to oppose the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment which made GCA-68 even more oppressive? You mean the “political juggernaut” which rolled over and played dead when Donald Trump banned “bump stocks”? You mean the “political juggernaut” which routinely endorses anti-RKBA politicians, just so long as they’re Republicans?

      “We do not think that any sane American, who calls himself an American, can object to placing into this bill the instrument which killed the president of the United States.” — NRA Executive Vice President Franklin Orth, testifying before Congress in favor of a ban on the mail order sales of firearms (without bothering to explain what possible difference it made whether Lee Harvey Oswald bought his rifle by mail order or at a local sporting goods store)

      “The NRA supported The National Firearms Act of 1934 which taxes and requires registration of such firearms as machine guns, sawed-off rifles and sawed-off shotguns. … NRA support of Federal gun legislation did not stop with the earlier Dodd bills. It currently backs several Senate and House bills which, through amendment, would put new teeth into the National and Federal Firearms Acts.” — American Rifleman magazine, March 1968, p. 22

      “The measure as a whole [GCA-68] appears to be one that the sportsmen of America can live with.” — NRA Executive Vice President Franklin Orth, 1968

      Question: “Are there any anti-gun laws which the NRA supports?”

      Answer: “The NRA fully supports the Gun Control Act of 1968.” — NRA-ILA head Tanya Metaksa, speaking before the National Press Club (televised on C-SPAN2) on 16 May 1995

      Question (from CNN’s Larry King): “Does the NRA want to abolish the BATF?”

      Answer: “Not only does the NRA not want to abolish the BATF, the NRA doesn’t want to restrict the BATF in any way.” — NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, appearing on CNN on 18 May 1995

      “We think it’s reasonable to support the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act. … We think it’s reasonable to expect full enforcement of federal firearms laws by the federal government.” — NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Congressional testimony, 27 May 1999, hearing before 106th Congress, House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime

      “I did think we ought to extend the assault weapons ban” — George W. Bush, 13 October 2004; NRA’s choice for president in 2000 and 2004

      “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe that they help protect us and provide for our safety.” — Mitt Romney, 2002; NRA’s choice for president in 2012

      “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” — Mitt Romney; NRA’s choice for president in 2012

      “I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. … The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions.” — Donald Trump (from his book The America We Deserve); NRA’s choice for president in 2016

    2. Seems all but obvious that if/when the demoncrats and a few rinos get into power they ARE GOING TO DISSARM AS MUCH OF THE POPULATION THEY CAN. Didn’t the British try this in 1775 at Concord? All of this is directly being traitorous to the constitution and the people for whom it was written to defend. To formally announce traitorous intent to destroy the very thing they will be sworn to and required to defend is a sign of just how blatantly evil and brazen and corrupt politicians have become. There can be no justice when you hold no law higher than your own. Those who would trade their freedom for security will wind up with and will deserve neither. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government….You will find these words and more like them in the declaration of independence. Any of what the demoncrats are spouting, proposing and promising sound any different that what King George did? As history tends to repeat itself, should the government attempt to disarm the public, there is little doubt the result will be civil war.

      If you are not armed, get that way. If you do not have a large store of ammo, magazines and related gear, you need to get it. If you are not trained as to how, when and when not to deploy and use your firearm, get trained. If you cannot hit an “A zone” sized target @ 25 yards at a rate of one shot per second, you need to practice. If you do not carry 24/7 you are risking your life and the lives of your loved ones and friends. Maybe competing in combat pistol and/or 3 gun type matches would be a really good idea. How about cowboy action shooting? If nothing else, you will learn how to defend yourself. Just like anything else, the more you practice, the better you will get. All of these matches are timed and accuracy counts. This will give you some idea of just how fast the $() ! t can hit the fan and what your abilities to counter it actually are.

      It you are among those who think the government will be there to help you immediately when something really bad happens to a lot of people, you might want to look up how long it took F E M A to just get water to the super dome after hurricane Katrina. Unlike the military, you won’t have Uncle Sam backing you up with ammo either. What you have on hand is all you are likely to have for some time. Contrary to popular myth, the police are NOT required to defend the public, at least here in Az. YOU are responsible for your safety and your life. YOU are responsible for the safety and lives of your loved ones. In all but the rarest of occasions, the police are much more of a clean up detail, a figure out who did what kind of detail than your own personal security and safety detail. That is not to make little of all the other stuff they do to prevent drugs and stuff like that. They are all brave people. The average mass shooting is finished in 4 min. The average response time of the police is 9 min. That is just to roll up on site, not to deal with the threat. The worst mass shooting in the U.S. that I am aware of happened in Las Vegas in October two years ago. The shooters, yes that is plural contrary to the account given the public, took 10 min. from first shot to last shot. The L.E. took just a bit more than an hour to breach the door where the shooters did their evil work. Were they well intentioned and actually on site when the shooting started? You bet they were. They did their best to help any and all they could and they have earned the respect of all. These are people who know their job and know how to get help in an emergency. Still, if you go to places where you are not allowed to carry, you are risking it all.

      Arm up and carry on

    3. Democrats and Republicans have been violating the constitution and infringing on our rights for much longer than that and the NRA has been eager to help.

    4. Danny 338, Wallace Curry, JW; We should start our own Moderated Club, I have tried to figure out what I did to set this in motion, but like you guys, here we are being moderated, at almost every comment we try to make!!!!!!!! Bets On About This One???????

    5. The only thing that saved FDR was the second world war . It made him look great ,in the eyes of the country and the world, BUT, there was a lot of going’s on NO one saw.

      1. FDR was behind Socialism and for a one world government to my understanding. How else do I word it, but the Democrats are not who you think they are. So many years they had Americans fooled but all along they really weren’t for the people or their beliefs. My dad said in the early 50’s there school teacher showed them a film that had Ex President Jimmy Carter promoting the American Nazi party. Not only did my dad tell me but his friends/classmates also told me the same thing some 40 years later. Why would these God fearing men have a reason to make up such, I think not. Carter was a Democrat now the picture should be clearer. That gut feeling you get when things aren’t right, that’s what I feel about the future of the United States now.

        1. Carter graduated 60th out of 820 midshipmen in the Class of 46 at the Naval Academy. Carter was an active duty naval officer (including the Academy) from 1943 to 1953. He was attached to the nuclear submarine program. He risked his life helping shut down the Chalk River reactor when it had a partial meltdown.
          Carter was probably the last Christian to hold the office of US president. Carter has his problems, but being a Nazi wasn’t one of them.

    6. Get yourself a copy of : The Roosevelt Myth, 50th anniversary edition by John T. Flynn to read the horrifying story of FDR. It’s worse than you think.

    7. Kettles v US provides the Supremes with an opportunity to review US v Miller and clarify, restrict, uphold or overturn. Kettle filed his Writ in January 2019.

      The Court in Miller upheld the NFA in 1939. Concerning is Miller the defendant, did not file any briefs, his side was not represented, only the governments.

      The case also provides the Court an opportunity to uphold a Sovereign State, which passes legislation authorizing and protecting commerce of a product legal to make, sell, purchase, possess and use, within its boundaries, notwithstanding federal law (NFA) forbidding.

      History shows gun control laws such as NFA, purportedly intended to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, only suppresses the Rights of the law abiding, thus chilling 2nd Amendment Rights.

      The Heller Court and the McDonald Court turned the tide on the control gun movement momentum – hopefully the Kettler Court once accepted for review, will do same by overturning Miller and in addition reverses the encroachment of the federal government suppressing State Rights in violation of the 10th Amendment.

        1. I seen the typo, sorry. Correctly it is Kettler. He and Cox were prosecuted together in federal district court and appeal to the 10th Circuit upheld their conviction, even though they both relied upon Kansas law protecting their activity. The appeal to the Supremes even though titled Kettler v US, is an appeal from US v Cox, 906 F3rd 1170 (10th Cir 2018).

          Kettler’s Writ before the Supremes has been assigned 18-936. You can go to the Supremes web site and pull up some history since Kettler filed his Writ.

    8. How about an article with an audit of the NRA books? Why is Mr. LaPierre billing membership for his wardrobe? Surely he could afford a suit or two on his $!M salary.

    9. The NFA was and continues to be the most egregious assault on Constitutionally recognized (NOT GRANTED) natural individual rights. This assault is coming to full fruition with the goal of total confiscation and the birth of the American totalitarian State, if we allow it. Remember “United we stand, divided we fall.” Be ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with your neighbor. Molon Labe.

    10. NRA is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. They pushed for the passage of the NFA. And the GCA. And Hughes. How long before fudds stop apologizing for the antigun antics of the NRA???

    11. No mention of how FDR and all the same Democrats also sold concentration camps with the same tactics? How about how his judicial appointees (including Hugo Block, an avowed KKK member) approved of those as well?

      1. FDR was surrounded by Communists who just happened to be Jewish. And their influence was behind him.
        And that’s not revisionist BS either.
        And revisionist history is sorely needed. We’ve been lied to for yrs by the victors etc.
        Two sides to every coin. Ya just can’t present the other side without being slandered.
        Truth hurts. All the name callers prove that.

    12. The modern democrat party are THE domestic enemies our Founders warned us about. Let’s not forget, they fought a war for independence against the most powerful military in the history of mankind over 2 primary issues:
      1) onerous taxation. It was never really about “no taxation without representation”. The colonists had always paid taxes to the Crown. They only rebelled when those taxes became so oppressively high that they couldn’t tolerate them.
      2) gun control. The first shots of the Revolutionary War were only fired after the British tried seizing the colonist’s powder stores and arms in Concorde. That was our first experience with a Govt “buyback”, lol.
      Anyway- I’ll wrap this up by pointing out that these 2 issues, higher taxes and gun control, are formally included as primary policy initiatives of the Democrat Party’s platform.

      1. The Founders would have hanged people who tried to give them prohibition, the drug war, and “driving is a privilege”. They included the 9th Amendment for a reason.

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