April 09, 2013

Firearm Confiscations Have Begun in NY and Connecticut

I don't pay much attention to InfoWars these days. Over the past three years I've depended more on the NRA-ILA for news about firearms related legislation and events. The NRA is more focused and generally more current. However, I do have many people on my Facebook friends list who are avid Infowars fans and they regularly post videos and snippets. Some of them I look into further and some of them I ignore. This one was posted this morning and the title immediately caught my eye.

The thing that worries me most about the video above is that Alex Jones is not screaming and yelling. Instead of his usual ranting and raving, he is calmly reciting a long list of facts. Towards the end he does get a bit rambunctious, but most of the video is delivered in a tone of dead seriousness. Now that worries me. His body language and verbal tone imply that this time he himself is genuinely frightened by what he is reporting. Very odd, but normally I would shrug it off and go onto something else. The problem that arises is that today's "something else" turned out to be an even more worrisome video.

The man who created that video thought he was being funny. He went out to a public space with both a ludicrous petition and an obviously insane way of presenting it. Apparently he starts off promising that anyone who signs the petition will be entered into a drawing for an XBox. Then he explains the petition is to ask Congress to repeal the Second Amendment. Stepping further into a parody of liberal punditry, he states, "those white gun-owners don't need their guns anyway." For the icing on the cake, he tells every potential signer directly, "this will allow all guns to be confiscated from law-abiding citizens so that only criminals and the police will have access to guns, especially the criminals."

There have been some truly insane things over the past few years, but that one takes the cake. People are told this petition will help insure that only criminals have guns and still they sign. For me, that is truly horrifying. People are effectively, consciously making a decision take guns away from law-abiding gun owners trained in safety and self-defense and then give those guns to criminals dedicated to violence and by doing this, they honestly believe they will reduce the violence in society.

By the time I'd watched those two videos I was in such a deep state of shock and disbelief that I passed up the next few posts related to gun control. I did not want to accept the reality that my fears for the future of my country are not just my imagination. It is too hard sometimes to genuinely accept that there truly are people in America who believe that by giving firearms to the most violent people in society while taking them away from the sanest, most productive members of society they will somehow magically improve society. They really do believe this. For them, this is real. I am appalled. I knew things were bad but I had no idea just how bad they were. Ordinary, law-abiding, taxpaying citizens are more afraid of their gun-owning neighbors than they are of violent career criminals. That's insane!

Eventually, I did go back over the posts I'd skipped. Turns out to be a good thing, too. I almost missed a blog post that supports the Infowars video because it provides a completely independent report on a completely separate instance of the exact same thing happening in New York as happened in Connecticut.

Ammoland.com: NY Gun Confiscation Has Begun

So both New York and Connecticut have launched gun confiscation campaigns, not even "buy backs", actual firearms confiscations from law-abiding, non-violent citizens. Both states have local Veteran's Administration officials working together with their State Pistol Licensing Bureaus to confiscate without reimbursement every registered gun they can find an excuse for collecting no matter how slim the legal justification. Now, suddenly, the events of a week ago make perfect sense.

Townhall: 8 year-old nabbed on felony BB gun charges
The Blaze: NY Dad's Pistol License Revoked Over 10 year-old Son's Comments at School

This many incidents in less than five days marks a definite trend on behalf of individual government autocrats to impose their preconceived ideas of right and wrong on law-abiding, non-violent citizens. It turns out that Alex Jones is absolutely correct. In the shadows and hallways of obscure government bureaucracies the word has gone out to confiscate from law-abiding, taxpaying citizens every firearm they can find the shallowest, most obscure legal grounds to confiscate regardless of whether or not those firearms have any potential of being used in a violent confrontation.

So when President Obama makes yet another speech demanding that the Republican Party give him the legal tools necessary to impose the provisions of a United Nations Treaty without even being honest enough to reference that treaty, that speech is suddenly much more than just another political harangue against his opponents. It appears there truly is a sinister campaign on behalf of this administration and its supporters to consolidate their hold over our nation and remove the means necessary to oppose them from the people most likely to do so. Alex Jones is right. The final move to consolidate control and destroy the opposition has begun. President Barrack Obama has become the American version of Premier Adolf Hitler. We all know how that episode ended.

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