Government officials who believe their beliefs should be sufficient to suppress our rights.
The nation’s looming assault-weapons ban is plain common sense, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday — but the city’s real enemy is illegal handguns.
“For us in New York City, and I believe in most urban centers throughout America, the problem really is concealable handguns,” Kelly said.
This is, of course, a prelude to the campaign to ban handguns.
Which this fascist-in-waiting will be just fine with.
San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab, and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation."
Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer."
He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets.
And having taken all guns off the streets, it will be only a matter of a few years before opposition politicians, opposition newspapers, and religious leaders who don't submit to government mandates can be taken off the streets as well.
But for right now, they'll start with the guns that they can.
President Obama reiterated his determination Monday to see Congress act to reduce gun violence.
“The only way that we’re going to be able to do everything that needs to be done is with cooperation of Congress,” he said at the start of a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and law enforcement officials from the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the Major County Sheriffs Association.
“That means passing serious laws that restrict the access and availability of assault weapons and magazine clips that aren’t necessary for hunters and sportsmen, those responsible gun owners who are out there. It means that we are serious about universal background checks, it means that we take seriously issues of mental health and school safety,” he said.
I'll agree with him to a point -- we need to "restrict the access and availability of assault weapons and magazine clips that aren't necessary" for hunting down and removing would-be tyrants and dictators, should the need arise.
And no, that isn't a threat -- that is a statement of principle consistent with the Declaration of independence.
,blockquote>But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
And as the author of those words noted regarding the "military style assault weapons" of his day.
So you see, the Second Amendment is not about hunters and household safety.