Next Tuesday Greasy Joe will deliver his recommendations so The Man Who Would Be King.
I do fully expect executive orders! At this point I figure the first will be directed at importation stuff, including standard capacity magazines (a serious issue with so many American companies using foreign suppliers for their handgun mags) and anything that has to do with black rifles (including the rifles themselves). If you're looking at an FAL or AK parts kits, or you're light on handgun mags, might be a good time to love it quick.
If you can find the stuff you want, that is.
The chatter I hear bouncing around the ether includes possible additional executive orders shutting down firearm and ammo sales on the Internet and ordering background checks on all sales. Expect these orders, when and if — and let me emphasize the "if"...at this point I'm passing gossip — they come to be hit with a major pounding of lawsuits.
This is not the rule of law, folks...this is Banana Republic stuff. Welcome to America Ver. 2.0...
What Joe Biden's "Blue Ribbon Group" Has Planned For Us!
Those of us who enjoy firearms feel it deeply when some lunatic misuses one to slaughter innocents. Shooting ranges are virtually churches of gun safety, with safety rules posted everywhere, taught to one and all, and enforced strictly. Passing down our tradition of safe and responsible gun ownership from generation to generation is considered a sacred trust. When a firearm is misused by a criminal, our greatest wish is always that we had been present with our legally concealed pistols to stop the slaughter of unarmed, defenseless innocents. And more frequently than you might imagine, this actually happens.Please, read the whole thing...it is important. Next, a piece from the PowerLine blog on how liberals have, essentially run out of ammunition (and why the exec order scenario looks more plausible):
One of the striking features of the current debate over gun control is how tired the liberals’ ideas are. Chief among their proposals is re-instituting the ban on “assault weapons.” But we’ve already tried that: a ban on “assault weapons”–a meaningless term that finds significance only in the arbitrary definitions of the defunct federal statute–was in effect for ten years, from 1994 to 2004, and no one claims that it did any good. Connecticut, like a number of other states, already bans “assault weapons,” but that availed the kids at Sandy Hook nothing.From Paul Barrett at Bloomberg, who still has his head up his ass concerning standard capacity magazines, BTW, but is on point with most of the article. C'mon, Paul! You know lots of shooters...get one of them to take you out to the range and show you a reload or 2 Here's Todd Jarrett on YouTube shooting a El Prez in 3.73 seconds...that's a draw, turn, 6 shots, reload, 6 shots! And Paul, before you say, well heck, that's Todd Jarrett, let me assure you that reloading any firearms, from a revolver to a lever action rifle to a 1911 to an AR-15, is lots easier than driving a car, and lots of people somehow manage to drive a car every day!
Gallup also found that more than 80 percent of Republicans have favorable views of the NRA. A slight majority of independents share the positive opinion, while less than 40 percent of Democrats have a favorable view. These figures explain why the Republican Party opposes tougher gun control and why the Republican-controlled House will almost certainly block any ambitious bill before it gets to Obama’s desk. That’s democracy in action, not bogus wizardry.From world-class science fiction writer (and expert on THE BEST DEFENSE/SURVIVAL) Michael Z. Williamson, let's regulate guns like we regulate cars:
To buy a sports car, you will have to be 21. A "Sports car" will be defined as any combination of any two of the following: 2 doors instead of 4, spoked rims not requiring hubcaps, aerodynamic effects such as spoilers or air dams, a wheelbase under 100 inches, a manual transmission, a curb weight under 3000 lbs, fiberglass or other non-metal construction, or painted logos.
For every purchase, you will have to fill out a questionnaire confirming you're a US citizen, do not use drugs or abuse alcohol, have never had a conviction for alcohol related incidents or reckless driving.
Lying on this form will be punishable by 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. New cars will only be purchased from Federal Automobile Licensees who must provide fingerprints, proof of character, secure storage for all vehicles, and who must call the Federal Bureau of Motor Vehicles to verify your information before purchase. They may approve or decline or delay the sale. If they decline, you may appeal the decision in writing to a review board. If they delay, it becomes an approval automatically after 10 days. However, the dealer may decline to complete such a sale in case of later problems.Finally, on a lighter note, a really lucid exploration of antigun men from a woman, comedienne Julia Gorin:
He often accuses men with guns of "compensating for something." The truth is quite the reverse. After all, how is he supposed to feel knowing there are men out there who aren't intimidated by the big bad inanimate villain? How is he to feel in the face of adolescent boys who have used the family gun effectively in defending the family from an armed intruder? So if he can't touch a gun, he doesn't want other men to be able to either. And to achieve his ends, he'll use the only weapon he knows how to manipulate: the law.Have you called, written or emailed your legislators this week! Remember...