Gun Control: A War Not a Conversation
By William A. Levinson
February 6, 2014
President Obama said previously that the nation needed to have a “conversation” about gun control, and he reiterated this agenda in his State of the Union speech. New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has subsequently boasted that his SAFE Act has criminalized law-abiding gun owners for “offenses” such as having too many bullets in their guns. This helps prove that Cuomo meant exactly what he said when he stated that there was no place for “extreme conservatives” in his state. Cuomo defined his enemies as those who “oppose abortion rights and favor legalization of assault weapons.
Barack Obama’s ongoing anti-Second Amendment rhetoric, and the SAFE Act, prove that the left wing of the Democratic Party has declared war on all law-abiding gun owners. Moderate Congressional Democrats have, through their silence, given their consent to this agenda. There is not only no place for gun owners, almost all of whom are productive citizens, in New York State; there is no place for them in the Democratic Party.
This is emphatically a war, and not a conversation. The following, along with the Obamacare debacle (“If you like your Democratic Member of Congress, you can keep him”), are all strong arguments for voting straight Republican in almost every House and Senate contest this year. At the state level, Pennsylvanians need to be aware that potential gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz shares Andrew Cuomo’s unethical and dishonest position that gun manufacturers should be held civilly accountable for misuse of their products.
(1) The enemy has deployed military-grade hate propaganda against gun owners.