The national socialist left incessantly demands gun confiscation, all the more reason not to ‘go forward’ with its precursors.
Sometimes it’s easy to knock a lie from the left out of the park. This is certainly one of those times. As reported by the Times Union, everyone’s favorite Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently stated:
“I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke, but it’s no excuse not to go forward.”
In the retail game, this is known as a two for one special, in this case two lies in one statement. Most leftists obsess over gun confiscation and this is the exact reason to oppose ‘universal’ background checks.
One only needs to consider that none of the other candidates objected to this stance, or that they have offered their own schemes to deprive the people of their inalienable human right of self-defense. Not to mention a quiet perusal of the admittedly outdated list of leftists demanding gun confiscation – Updated to Sep 2018. These facts prove the point that as we have stated numerous times, the left’s liberty grabbing agenda is nothing but gun confiscation or it’s precursor: ‘universal’ background checks.
‘Universal’ background checks have no other purpose than gun confiscation.
Most people understand that ‘universal’ background checks will do nothing to solve the societal violence problem since criminals don’t obey the law. Perhaps that’s a shocking revelation to those on the nation’s socialist left, but most intelligent people know this inherent truth. Thus layering on a new law on top of the old law will only burden the innocent.
Nevertheless, these measures are even worse than ineffective. They will fundamentally change the relation of the people and the government. UBC’s will set the precedence of the government having direct control of one’s private property. Your possessions will suddenly be under the collective purview of the government, subject to background checks, regulation and of course, taxation.
Background checks for keeping your property.
As reported in the Daily Camera, during last November’s certification push before the ‘assault weapon’ ban, each person undergoing this process would have a ‘background check’ run on them for property they already owned:
The police department then performs a background check and, if the owner is clear, issues two copies of a certificate with the owner’s name, date of birth and signature; the make, model and serial number of the gun, and the date of issue and issuer’s name.
Isn’t that special? Not only are you required to get permission to keep what you already own, but you have to undergo a background check for the privilege.
‘Universal’ background checks: Unconstitutional to the core
The current system just barely passes constitutional muster under the much abused commerce clause. As pointed out by the Editors of National Review in their editorial: Against Universal Background Checks.
Upholding the Constitution is a task that falls to all of government’s branches, not solely to the Supreme Court. One cannot uphold the Constitution and pass “universal background checks.” By explicit design, the federal government is prohibited from acting outside of the limited set of powers that the Constitution has granted to it. None of those powers permit it to superintend private firearms transactions that take place between two residents of a single state. Because it limits its remit to the regulation of federally licensed businesses and of commerce between the states, the existing background-check system does not fall afoul of the limits that have been placed on Washington. Because they explode that remit, universal background checks absolutely do. If the federal government is able to control what two citizens of a state do with their already-manufactured and already-purchased property, the federal government’s power has no boundaries. Every election season, Republicans tell us that if they are awarded a majority they will keep the Leviathan at bay. This is a chance for them to prove it.
The bottom line.
In many ways, it is extremely insulting that leftists have so little respect of the citizenry that they ‘serve’ that that would even try to pawn off such an outrageous lie. The authoritarian socialist left has been incessantly demanding gun confiscation in one form or another for years. For once it would be nice if they were to be honest about this obsession of theirs.
But then again, that would endanger all the incremental steps they have to put in place, beginning with ‘universal’ background checks, followed by gun registration. This is why try to downplay the obvious with a lie akin to trying to claim the sky is green.
Back when this was being done to formally free people in other nations, they solemnly promised that controls over civil liberties or registration would not be used to confiscate guns. Just as the left is doing now. Then of course, these were used to confiscate guns, but by then, it was too late. We have the advantage of knowing the tricks and deceptions of the left in depriving people of their inalienable human rights.
That is why we need to stop. That is why we have a resounding NO to these ‘compromise’ demands, no matter which side they are on.
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