NRA uses Justice memo to accuse Obama on guns
WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support.Read the rest of the article. The plans outlined by the Obama administration can only work if there is registration and confiscation - yet simply because the Obama administration has not come out and admitted this, the NRA ad is misleading? This is a NEWS article? This is NOTHING more than raw, naked propaganda put out in a pathetic attempt to discredit the NRA.
The NRA's assertion and its obtaining of the memo in the first place underscore the no-holds-barred battle under way as Washington's fight over gun restrictions heats up.
I am sickened by what passes for "news" today, especially considering how easy it is to refute and fact-check these biased @$$holes.
Notice, mind you, that there is no refutation of the claims of the NRA. There is absolutely ZERO mention of how the government plans to go from millions of "assault weapons" in private hands to any sort of meaningful reduction in crimes committed with so-called "assault weapons. There are millions of these rifles in private hands. There are, quite simply, enough semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines out there to last for centuries.
There is, quite simply, no way to keep these out of the hands of gangs and the mentally unbalanced without widespread confiscation, and this memo acknowledges this fact.
And the media has come un-freakin'-glued. They know that the vast majority of American people will not stand for confiscation, and while the media is quick to dismiss the thought of registration, that's exactly what the "gun show loophole" is. The "loophole" is that in some states it is legal to sell a firearm to someone else without recording the sale with the government. Forcing every state to record the sales is *precisely* registration, and calling it anything else is nothing more than doublespeak.
Notice, too, that the administration isn't commenting on the memo. There's nothing discrediting the memo - which, as damaging as it is, would be trumpeted on every newspaper were there any information that it was falsified or incorrect. Taking the memo, then, as correct and having come from the Obama administration, there's little else to conclude other than what the NRA is claiming.
The more I read the article, the angrier I get. Look at this nonsense:
The administration has not proposed gun registration, buybacks or banning all firearms. But gun registration and ownership curbs are hot-button issues for the NRA and other gun-rights groups, which strenuously oppose the ideas.
This is allegedly a "news" article, folks, and they are deliberately attempted to obfuscate what's going on - the NRA has never accused Obama of wanting to ban all guns, plain and simple. The administration *HAS* proposed gun registration in the form of "universal background checks" - if you want every transfer to go through an FFL - who are bound by law to keep records of every transfer - there's no other way to have "universal" checks. As for buybacks, the administration hasn't proposed gun buybacks, that is true - but the NRA hasn't said that they have.
And excuse the living bejeezus out of me, but saying I can't own a rifle with certain features - a *BAN* if you will - MOST CERTAINLY IS AN OWNERSHIP CURB.
Dear lord. We are living in George Orwell's 1984. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. The NRA is out of line for claiming that the Obama administration wants to curb gun ownership - yet the proposals put forth include A BAN ON CERTAIN WEAPONS. There is, quite simply, no other way to put this - the Obama administration wants to curb the kinds of weapons you can own. There's no putting lipstick on this pig, yet the media blindly flails along, trying their best to pretend that "all is well".
If it wasn't my constitutionally enumerated rights at stake, I'd laugh at the Baghdad Bob-like approach to "news" that our Fifth Column seems to be taking...
That is all.