Soft tyranny will inevitably transition to hard tyranny. But this cannot happen so long as the population retains means to defend itself from the government. This is why the Founding Fathers placed so much emphasis on the right to bear arms, and why our Democrat rulers, drunk on victory over the hapless GOP, will soon attempt to disarm us:
The shootings in an Aurora, Colo., theater and the Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wis., make it “likely that there will be calls in the 112th Congress to reconsider a 1994 ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices,” a November 14, 2012 Congressional Research Service report on “Gun Control Legislation” obtained this morning by Gun Rights Examiner reveals.
The 112th is not the newly elected Congress, but the one in session now.
“This report also includes discussion of other salient and recurring gun control issues that have generated past or current congressional interest,” the summary continues. “Those issues include (1) screening firearms background check applicants against terrorist watch lists, (2) combating gun trafficking and straw purchases, (3) reforming the regulation of federally licensed gun dealers, (4) requiring background checks for private firearms transfers at gun shows, (5) more-strictly regulating certain firearms previously defined in statute as “semiautomatic assault weapons,” and (6) banning or requiring the registration of certain long-range .50 caliber rifles, which are commonly referred to as ‘sniper’ rifles.
That puts the camel’s head well into the tent. If no serious resistance is offered, this incremental approach to repealing the Second Amendment will be pushed further.
Don’t blame the semi-secret CRS; its reports are “meant to be a dispassionate analysis of what has happened and what is likely to occur.”
Of the many frightening aspects of the catastrophic 2012 election, possibly the scariest is the conciliatory attitude of some Republicans, who lately have displayed the demeanor of whipped dogs. Their constituents need to remind them that they are there to put up resistance, not to roll over and show their bellies to collectivist tyrants by cooperating on anti-gun legislation.