Do you remember watching the old western movies when the Indians attacked the wagon trains that had formed a circle? The Indians would attack in waves, retreating from time to time only to regroup before attacking again.
Well, the anti-gun Democrats pulled back a few months ago and are again on the verge of mounting another attack against our Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms.
Last week, 163 House Democrats sent a letter to Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House, demanding:
“A vote on substantive legislation to address gun violence.”
The letter states:
“Dear Mr. Speaker:
We agree with you that we must honor the victims of the recent shootings in Portland, Las Vegas, Seattle and Santa Barbara. But moments of silence on the floor of the House are not enough. The last thing these victims and their families need is further silence from this Congress. They deserve a vote.
Our nation has suffered at least 74 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre. The factors allowing these rampages are not a mystery: loopholes in the background check laws, straw purchases, restrictions on law enforcement, and gaps in our mental health system. Dozens of legislative proposals that address these factors have been introduced and await consideration. But despite wake-up call after wake-up call, a shameful tradition of Congressional inaction continues.
Gun violence has affected constituents in every Congressional district, and as their representatives, Members of Congress deserve the opportunity to vote on bills that would address this epidemic.
Congressional silence is not a sign of respect, but rather an institutional indictment. We must right this wrong. You must allow a vote on substantive legislation to address gun violence.
Carol Shea-Porter and Mike Thompson, Members of Congress”
Following the letter, Shea-Porter issued a statement saying:
“Right now, a criminal in many states can buy a firearm at a gun show, over the Internet, or through a newspaper ad because those sales don’t require a background check. H.R. 1565 requires comprehensive and enforceable background checks on all commercial gun sales, including those at gun shows, over the Internet, or through classified ads, while providing reasonable exceptions for family and friends.”
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!
In 2011, House Republicans sent 12 jobs bills to the Senate that would help put millions of Americans back to work. Sen. Harry Reid refused to even consider 11 of the 12 jobs bills and the other one was instantly killed in committee. These bills affected the lives of millions of Americans and would have helped turned the economy around, but the Democrats didn’t care about the lives and livelihood of Americans then, so why are they caring now?
They still don’t care about the lives and livelihood of Americans. All they are interested in is passing as many laws as possible that restrict American’s Second Amendment rights. Some Democrats have even advocated repealing the Second Amendment, along with the First, Fourth and Tenth Amendments.
If this was really about curbing gun violence they wouldn’t ignore worldwide statistics that show that gun violence only increases with more gun control and gun free zones.
Charl van Wyk of South Africa was present at the 1993 St. James Massacre. He was the only one there with a gun and managed to drive off the attackers before more people were killed. Listen to what he has to say about gun control and gun free zones:
“In Africa, gun-free zones have always been the most dangerous places to be. Rwanda was a gun-free zone – 800,000 people were murdered there. In Uganda we had Idi Amin, who was a Muslim, murdering 600,000 Christians and also passed gun-control laws before that. We have 4 million people murdered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also a gun-free zone.”
“Massacres happen when one group is armed – normally the government – and the rest have absolutely nothing to defend themselves. That’s when genocide takes place. So gun-free zones are the most dangerous place in Africa.”
Van Wyk warns Americans:
“To fight for and keep their rights to bear arms.”
“Once this is taken away it’s almost impossible to get it back again, so you need to be vigilant.”
“We’ve had a real struggle in Africa with many different countries and the chaos that comes along when people can’t defend themselves is absolutely horrific.”
Do you think the liberal Democrats will heed the words of experience from someone who has lived with gun control and gun free zones? If they were truly interested in fighting gun violence they would, but so far they have turned a deaf ear to statistics from the world over.
But like the Indians in the old westerns, the Democrats are bound and determined to keeping mounting attack after attack until they claim victory and raise our scalps on the poles of a gun free America. Our only hope is to rid the government of such liberal Democrats and it starts at the polls this November.