Wednesday, February 25, 2009

 

Gun Control

The Chicago Way

I agree with Bob Owens:
There is something truly disturbing about the kind of politician generated in the state of Illinois, and particularly those who call Chicago home. No, I’m not talking about the widespread corruption that sends the elected officials of this state to prison with distressing regularity. I’m talking about the scathing distrust officials have for their citizens — and for the citizens of the rest of the United States.
Perhaps this is because distrust of their fellow citizens is wide spread in Chicago. Gun control is popular among Chigaoans, especially when a low level gang war is raging and students are murdered in broad daylight. As the Democrats have run the city for 80 years, its easier to blame guns rather than examine if any of their policies have contributed in any way to the violent street culture prevalent in certain neighborhoods.

Owens reports that an Illinois state legislator plans to introduce a bill requiring anyone owning a firearm in Illinois carry $1 million in liability insurance. Not to be outdone, Congressman Bobby Rush, the former deputy defense minister for the Black Panthers who spent six months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm, has introduced a gun control bill in Congress:
Rush’s bill would dictate how firearms are stored in a gun owner’s home, essentially making it impossible to defend one’s home by making it illegal to store a gun where it can be readily accessed. It would also allow the federal government to revoke your permit if you move and fail to provide a change of address within 60 days. Perhaps the most ominous aspect of the former Black Panther’s bill is that it would create a federal database of all gun owners and the firearms they own, making it ripe for abuse or confiscation.

There is something deeply sinister about the psychology of elected officials who desire to track every firearm and firearm owner in America, shadowing them from one location to another under the threat of federal law.

There is something truly disturbing about the kind of man who would attempt to trick his constituents and fellow citizens into choosing between standing behind first principles or becoming a felon.

And there is something truly alarming about a president who will risk the lives of police officers and informants and remove the teeth of our Republic in a career-long pursuit to gut a key element of the Constitution — as if it threatens his long-term political agenda.
Well put. And true.

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