Monday, May 3, 2021

Left Lie #6 - We need Common Sense Gun Laws

Left Lie #6 - We need Common Sense Gun Laws

Common Sense seems… well sensible, until you pull back the first layer. What is common sense to one is lunacy to another. Never let a crisis go to waste to take away people’s rights. 

NFA - National Firearms Act 1934 - Passed after the hyper-sensitization of both the Saint Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 and the 1934 Bonnie and Clyde who both famously used fully automatic Thompson machine guns (Tommy gun), short barreled rifles, and modified sawed-off shotguns. Under the far reaching NFA, machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and other weapons fall under the regulation and jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) which all required that they be registered and have a $200 tax assessed.  Would you believe criminals still illegally use illegally modified and unregistered machine guns today. All the NFA did was take away guns from the law abiding shop and farm owners who were using those same guns to defend themselves against the criminal element.

Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) - Passed after the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy, and African-American activists Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s. However the real reason for that law was that in 1967 a group of armed Black Panther protesters peacefully entered the California Capital and this freaked people out.  The GCA allegedly focused on regulating interstate commerce in firearms by generally prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers, and importers, but it also added a clause of prohibits selling firearms to certain categories of individuals defined as "prohibited persons." Those prohibited persons wildly discriminated against from purchasing firearms were blacks with most black FFL dealers becoming targets unlawful raids and trumped up restrictions.  In 1986, Congress passed the Firearm Owners Protection Act supported by the National Rifle Association to reverse many of the provisions of the GCA. It unfortunately the compromise of this Act banned ownership of unregistered fully automatic rifles and civilian purchase or sale of any such firearm made from that date forward. To date all legally owned ATF registered civilian machine guns were made on or before 1986.

1993 Brady Law - Another hugely publicized event; the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981 led to passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Law) which established the national background check system to prevent certain restricted individuals from owning, purchasing, or transporting firearms. Since that time there have been some type of Federal background check in place.

1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 (AWB or AWB 1994) - A Stockton, California, schoolyard shooting in 1989 was used as the headline for the passage of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 which defined and banned the manufacture and transfer of "semiautomatic assault weapons" and "large capacity ammunition feeding devices. The reality though was that the AWB was driven by the two horrific ATF lead 1992 Ruby RIdge and 1993 Waco sieges. Most feel the Ruby ridge event was the ATF’s gross overreaction which killed two people and stripped the Weavers of due process.  The ATF turned otherwise peaceful and legal gun owners in Waco into deadly standoffs in which it murdered otherwise law-abiding gun owners. The Waco event is still held as state sanctioned murder of 82 woman, children and men burned alive. Think about this, the ATF murdered 82 women, children and men, burning them alive and the government wants to disarm us. Not one person was criminally charged at the ATF for the event, but Biden did appoint David Chipman to lead the ATF. David Chipman was the man in charge of the Waco event.

Yes, indeed common sense gun control, only if you want to strip the freedoms of legal civilians. Why else would you put someone most consider a killer in charge of the ATF.

Don’t believe the lies - We do not need more gun laws. Share this article and spread the truth.

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