The End Game – Ban All Guns

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Roger J. Katz, Attorney At Law
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New York, N.Y. –( There are many strategies antigun zealots use to undermine the Second Amendment.

Let’s take a look at a few of them. One way is through enactment of Federal and State Statutes. At the moment we have hundreds.

The antigun zealots push for more. They try to hoodwink the public. To do so, they bide their time until a calamity occurs. Then they pounce, exploiting personal misfortune shamelessly.

The tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut gave the zealots a grand opening. They took it. They attacked gun ownership directly and tried to ban many firearms under the fiction of “assault weapons.”

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, tried to push through an ambitious assault weapons ban following the Newtown incident. She did this successfully once before. She and her colleagues in the Senate passed the first assault weapons ban, dubbed “AWB,” two decades ago, in 1994. It wasn’t as strong as she wanted. Former Democratic President Clinton signed it. And the Nation bore it for 10 years.

Fortunately, the “AWB” had a sunset provision. It expired in 2004. Congress didn’t renew it.

Fast-forward 9 years. A lunatic decides to shoot young school children. The incident provided the antigun groups with the ammunition they sought to resurrect the “AWB.” This time Dianne Feinstein pulled out all stops. She wanted a bold “assault weapons” ban. This new bill, modeled on NY SAFE, failed miserably.

NY SAFE is a State Statute. New York residents can thank Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature for it.
If Feinstein’s 2013 bill had passed, the Nation would have suffered New York’s fate. Antigun groups learned something from Feinstein’s embarrassing failure. They learned that banning guns outright doesn’t work on the National stage. And most States won’t follow New York’s example.

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