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.
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.