Monday, May 11, 2009
Anti-Southern, anti-gun, anti-freedom
Hear that? It’s the sound of our freedom dying from a thousand cuts:
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has sponsored H.R. 2159, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009, which permits the attorney general to deny transfer of a firearm to any known or suspected dangerous terrorist. The bill requires only that the potential firearm transferee is "appropriately suspected" of preparing for a terrorist act and that the attorney general has a reasonable belief that the gun might be used in connection with terrorism.
Gun rights advocates, however, object to the bill’s language, arguing that it enables the federal government to suspend a person’s Second Amendment rights without any trial or legal proof and only upon suspicion of being dangerous.
Well, ok, this would be much more than one of thousands of tiny cuts — this would be a death blow to our liberty, as well as our right to defend our homes and families. This bill, if passed, would grant our rulers in DC the power to suspend the gun rights of any person it wishes, for whatever reason. And in light of the recent revelation of the role the Southern Poverty Law Center played in determining that conservative activists are enemies of the State, it’s pretty easy to guess what sort of reasons might qualify.
And isn’t it interesting that this authoritarian proposal comes from none other than Peter King of New York, who once said of Southern congressmen:
"… they are typical of the South – a union-hating, ignorant, hillbilly, revival-meeting attending bunch that represents everything un-American."
King’s anti-gun agenda is something his fellow Northeastern liberals applaud, as this Newsday blog illustrates:
In this region, gun control is the equivalent of mom-and-apple-pie. So much so that — for example — Republican Rep. Peter King seems to have a more restrictive policy on firearms than recently appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand …
The Empire’s War on Freedom comes down to winning the War against the South, and by extension, against all of middle America. Our enemies know it, and we’re just now beginning to grasp it.