“I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,”
Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that Obama is "actively supportive" of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's, D-Calif
“I’m going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons. It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. Not retroactively but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. So there will be a bill. We’ve been working on it now for a year,”
Democratic Representative Carolyn McCarthy:
The deaths at the school have changed the terms of the debate since the assault weapons ban was allowed to expire in 2004.
“This time it is different, and we all know it. People are fed up with the gun lobby.”
"The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing,"Well, this problem is NOT complex!
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
There was no intent by the founding fathers for any wiggle room here. End of Story!
Breaking down this amendment is the argument the Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Durbin, VP President Biden and the rest will try and get around.
The founders intent here was not for propose of hunting, or they would not have injected the word Militia in to the Amendment.
A Militia is an irregular army of ordinary citizens.
Their intent was rooted in the experience with a monarchy and oligarchies.
Their forward vision was twofold:
1. For the citizens to protect themselves, their property and their liberty(free State) from being threatened by the likes of a monarchy, oligarchy and an ever growing expansion of control by government over the governed.
2. To be a line of backing defense against invasion of both foreign and domestic enemies.
Ever wonder why this nation has not been invaded?
Even if a hostile enemy could think of defeating our standing military, it would be suicidal to try and defeat an armed "army of ordinary citizens" of tens of millions.
Some will point to the words "Well regulated":
In the 1700’s there was a common craftsman profession that existed that is no more, that of a "Regulator". This person was employed to adjust the mechanics of contemporary mechanisms, such as timepieces. Often this was the person called upon to light streetlights. The point is that, back then, "regulation" commonly meant keeping something in tip-top shape - finely-tuned, adjusted, running well, lubricated, clean, etc and NOT controlled.
Now if you find what I said, a stretch, Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D., J.D. has an excellent piece here showing the relationship of the Swiss, their 'armed citizenship' and how it was a model of our founding father.
Sen. Feinstein wishes are to BAN assault weapons. Assault weapons has never been defined. If you think about it, every gun is an "Assault" weapon and the meaning is opened ended.
First there was a ban on Automatics, now they want to ban semi-automatics.
Seeing the pattern is key.