While attacks on the Second Amendment are all-too common in today’s politically charged climate, advocates fighting for our right to self-defense and the right to bear arms now have a powerful new tool in the latest book by John R. Lott Jr.
A national survey asked about the things that frighten them the most. The No. 1 fear in the study was “corruption of government officials; No. 5 was “government restrictions on firearms and ammunition.”
Among his other anti-gun, politically motivated executive orders, under “Shaping the Future of Gun Safe Technology” Barack Obama has imposed an imperial dictum to “Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security to take two important steps to promote smart-gun technology.
The seemingly benign gun-registration laws of the Weimar Republic were used by the Nazis to disarm their political opponents and the nation’s Jewish population. Searching for arms was one of the pretexts of the “Night of Broken Glass,” and here, in their own words, Jewish victims of Reichskristallnacht speak.
For nearly half-a-century NRA has urged Congress to study the question of mental illness. This American Rifleman editorial dates to 1966, and the questions it raises are still valid today. “Elimination of the instrument by which these crimes are committed cannot arrest the ravages of a psychotic murderer.”
When anti-gun politicians say "they don't want to take anyone's guns away" but bring up the Australian model, or even worse the British model, they are being untruthful. The heart of Australian gun-control is the confiscation of firearms from peaceable gun owners.
In the dark days following the British Expeditionary Force's evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940—75 years ago this week from May 27 to June 4--Great Britain was a nation virtually disarmed.