Time to Load Up on Guns and Ammo

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has come up with comprehensive anti-gun legislation. It’s a series of first steps in later legislation. The details of the proposed legislation have been a long time in coming. It’s not something that was put together this week.

You can read her proposed legislation here.

The ultimate goal of the anti-gun lobby is confiscation of all guns. This part of her proposed legislation tips her hand as to what the real goal is. It “Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include” the following:

  • Background check of owner and any transferee;
  • Type and serial number of the firearm;
  • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
  • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
  • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.

How would any of these restrictions have stopped what Adam Lanza did? How would any of these restrictions stop the daily shootings that take place in Chicago? People who want to kill other people and themselves don’t care about any of these make-believe remedies. They don’t apply to mass murderers and street thugs.

We’re going to get more gun legislation and restrictions, so get prepared. The time is now to load up on guns and ammunition, because the day may come a law is passed that will make it illegal to own a firearm.

You say it can’t happen here? There’s a lot that’s happened in the past four years where we would have said, “Not a chance.”

How many of you know about “Executive Order 6102”? I suspect that few people under the age of 80 do.

Executive Order 6102 was signed on April 5, 1933, by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt “‘forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates within the continental United States.’ The order criminalized the possession of monetary gold by any individual, partnership, association or corporation.’

The April 6, 1933 edition of The New York Times carried the story “Hoarding of Gold”:

“The Executive Order issued by the President yesterday amplifies and particularizes his earlier warnings against hoarding. On March 6, taking advantage of a wartime statute that had not been repealed, he issued Presidential Proclamation 2039 that forbade the hoarding ‘of gold or silver coin or bullion or currency,’ under penalty of $10,000 and/or up to five to ten years imprisonment.”

It’s obvious that not everybody complied with the order since there are still gold coins from that time. Gold was easily hidden. A person wouldn’t pull out a gold coin to strop an intruder. Guns are different.

It will be the threat of punishment that will get law-abiding people to turn in their weapons. A fine of $50,000 might be levied against anybody keeping a firearm.

Criminals will be emboldened. They don’t care about fines. They don’t have money or a house to lose. We will be the ones left unprotected.