“There is a very specific type of gun that we want banned – none of them,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign. “All we are trying to do is keep guns out of the hands of people we all agree that shouldn’t have them. Whether you love or hate guns, you agree that a convicted violent criminal, domestic abuser, someone who is dangerously mentally ill, or a would-be terrorist should not be able to get their hands on guns.”
Hillary Clinton told delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention she had no interest in taking away anyone's guns but didn't want others to be a victim of firearm violence. Speaking in Philadelphia, Clinton said: "I'm not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment. I'm not here to take away your guns.
ATF HEAD: Our Job Is Not To Take Away People's Guns
In his first television interview, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Deputy Director, Head Thomas Brandon tells CBS' "Sunday Morning" that the agency's job is not to take away firearms from people, but to regulate weapons that can be misused.
"We're a small agency with a big job," Brandon tells correspondent Richard Schlesinger, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, July 31.
Brandon also says his agency is hampered by not having the necessary technology. Congress has imposed constraints on ATF, such as prohibiting the agency from creating a computerized database of gun purchases.Comment on this last:
Tommy, Sweetie ... We believe you, really.
Actually, we don't.
We don't want you to database our purchases. Can you guess why?
Because that is the backbone of registration, and registration leads to confiscation
I have a very specific instance to illustrate exactly WHY American Riflemen (gun owners) don't believe the lies of politicians.
I call it ....
The Locklear Subjugation:
I've written about this many times before.
In the late 1990's California Attorney General Bill Locklear published a 'finding' that the SKS rifle was a legal firearm, but required only that they be registered.
After honest, law-abiding citizens owning an SKS rifle registered their guns, Locklear performed an about-face and declared (arbitrarily, and without justification) that SKS rifles were NOT a legal rifle, and required that all SKS rifles be confiscated.
It's not so much that the guns were confiscated; it's that a 'trusted public servant'
Those of us who are legal gun owners have since been reluctant to accept the assurance of politicians that we have nothing to fear from registration. Locklear may have done more harm than good by his underhanded, pusillanimous, arbitrary mismanagement of office. He had, in a single stroke of the pen, done more to undermine the American Rifleman's faith in his government than any other single official.
And his legacy lives on.
No American will ever again trust any politician who suggests that 'registration' is nothing more than a technicality.
Registration has been proven to be the first step toward confiscation, and nothing that any mere politician -spit- may ever say again in favor of registration will be believed.
And as for Locklear: may the fleas of a thousand camels infest his scrotum.