When Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the rest of the gun prohibitionists say “universal background checks”, I think what they really mean deep down is “universal registration”. Without registration, universal background checks are a joke. Now in a Freudian slip (or not), Schumer calls for universal registration.
All you hear from the gun prohibitionists and the talking heads in the media is how military-style weapons don’t belong on the streets due to the damage that they can inflict. Note they are talking about the cosmetics of the weapon and not really its lethality. However, by the way they characterize the AR-15, AK-47, and other magazine-fed semiautomatic rifles they are intentionally trying to confuse people into believing that these are exactly the same arms as used by the military. No matter that true select-fire arms are governed under the National Firearms Act and many such as the M-4 are unavailable except to the military or law enforcement.
The video below is part of the NRA’s Stand and Fight campaign. It features Jessie Duff’s appearance on Hannity in which she demonstrated the difference in size of holes created by the .223, the .30-06, 12 gauge shotgun slugs, and a 12 gauge load of No. 2 shot.
In one of the NRA’s latest ads, they target magazine bans and restrictions. I love the ending tagline – “Welcome to Barack Obama’s new middle class”. I think that accurately sums it up. The average American is put at risk while the “progressive” politicians and cronies of the Administration get all the protection that they want.
The NRA has started a new campaign this week called Stand and Fight. If you look in the lower right corner of my blog page, you will see that I’ve replaced my “Join the NRA” logo with their “Stand and Fight” logo. It links to the NRA’s Stand and Fight page where you can sign up to receive email alerts, join the NRA, renew or upgrade your membership, and get more information.
The campaign has released two videos. The first shown below is part of what I presume will be an ad campaign airing on television.
The second video examines the issue of armed guards in schools as a means to protect school children. It points out the proposal from Wayne LaPierre, the vehement media denunciation of that idea, the hypocrisy of both the President and David Gregory on the issue, and the fact that many schools and legislators are now actually considering this idea.
“Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as
pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of
the President’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and
cowardly,” said Jay Carney, the White House press secretary.