Field Day: Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Posted: August 29, 2013 by ShortTimer in Clinton, Corruption, Democrats, Government, Guns, Media, Second Amendment, Tax, taxes, Tyranny, United States Congress, Voting
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Starting with a former president/lawyer talking about guns, from Katie Pavlich writing at bearingarms.com:

During his speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech in Washington D.C. Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton implied it was easier to buy an ‘assault weapon’ in the United States of America than it is to vote in elections.

“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than it does to buy an assault weapon,” Clinton said.

Ms. Pavlich notes that yes, you do in fact have to show ID to buy a firearm and you don’t need to show ID to vote.  One is sovereign franchise over the execution of the nation’s government, the other is a piece of metal and plastic.  Yet you need to show ID for the metal and plastic, but you can vote multiple times with no ID to put someone in office who will be able to wield the power of the state against the populace.

Not letting citizens of MA, CA, DC, or NY vote at all probably isn’t what he means by that.

Although, on the other hand, a truly great democracy simply issues its citizens actual assault rifles to defend themselves.

swiss girls with guns

Lawyers in congress are going after guns by using the power to destroy – the power to tax (H/T Gateway Pundit):

There is a new anti-gun bill sitting on Capitol Hill, and it doesn’t deal with banning particular models of firearms or even universal background checks.

The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013, was proposed by U.S. Reps. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J. The bill seeks to raise the tax rate on gun sales from 10% to 20%.

This stuff does get pushed in every year and usually dies somewhere along the way, but the end result if it passes is actually class warfare by the Democrats against the poor.  If you’re poor and want to defend yourself because you live in a crappy neighborhood, that cheap Hi-Point 9mm pistol you could’ve bought for $150 just went up to $180.  That’s money out of your pocket, money that you need.

It targets the poor, who are disproportionately minorities or rural whites, and targets them for disarmament and makes them the victims of crime.  Of course the statist Democrats want there to be no self-defense, but those few who still might understand the basics of natural law would see they’re hurting people they’re trying to help… because criminals will always be violent, and will always have weapons.  The law-abiding good people will be hurt in their pocketbooks, and will be driven away from self defense due to increased costs.

And finally, Democrat congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, representative from DC (and gun-hating tyrant) calling to leave a message on a lobbyist’s answering machine demanding a bribe, called out by self-described progressive liberals at The Young Turks, of all people:

Corruption at its finest.

Comments
  1. Cee Gaines says:

    Sounds like she’s not asking for a bribe she’s asking for support and a contribution. It’s amazing how people like to spin things as a bribe. A bribe is asking for money for personal use. Brazen is what you’re trying to spew which is a lie that she’s asking for a bribe. Everyone is congress does this. Don’t just point out a “Democrat” as someone who does this. Republicans, Independants and other factions. You’re right, money controls congress and that does nothing for the people here in America.

    On the voting comment above, the last 4 times I’ve voted during the Major Election you did need an ID to vote. I have voted the past 21 years and they have always asked for an ID to vote. But, you can buy a gun off the internet from sites that allow private sellers to buy and sell guns to individuals and no ID is needed to be shown. An ID to buy a gun is only needed when buying from an established FFL. Get the facts right before you write an article.

    C. Gaines
    Atlanta, GA

    • ShortTimer says:

      “She’s asking for support and a contribution”? Really? You believe that? Seriously?

      She wants her cut. She wants her bribe. She wants her vote paid for.

      How many guns have you bought off the internet? I’m going to go out on a limb and guess the number is zero.

      If you want to buy off a site like Gunbroker, you use an FFL. The site simply links together two private parties. Then you or they ship to an FFL.

      If you want to go meet in a Walmart parking lot because you made a friend on citydata, yeah, you probably could, and without going through an FFL, you may well be breaking the law by selling a gun to or buying from a prohibited person. Also, there are several states that already have made face-to-face transfers illegal, so you cannot sell to a private party at all without asking the government’s permission.

      So your argument is basically “everybody takes bribes so it’s not a bribe, don’t pick on her because she’s taking a bribe, I brought my ID even though I don’t have to, and you can commit a crime, so you’re wrong”.

      Nice try.

      Also, it’s very telling to see that you have no comment on the economic warfare waged against the poor by Democrats who want poor people and their families rendered defenseless.

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