Statist end games: universal checks, “mental health” screening, and now this:
A sub rosa move in the shadows by Democrats to remove a budgetary check on what in effect would be a gun registry, namely, the Tiahrt Amendment — which would as a result remove compulsory eTrace data destruction, remove the necessity destroy background check information after 24 hours, and empower the ATF to go after gun dealers who sold guns legally that were later used in crimes:
removing the eTrace data destruction provision would give the ATF the power to pull the plug on any gun dealer tied to any gun used in any crime—without proving criminal culpability. And open them up to civil lawsuits.
Can you imagine the number of law school-trained ambulance chasers who’d try to take a gun dealer to the cleaners for selling a gun used in a crime? The resulting awards would be . . . chilling. Gun dealers would go down in droves. How great is that?
The ATF would love to “inspect” all gun dealers who sell a certain number of “crime guns” like, say, one. See? They’re suspects in a crime! Stripped of the Tiahrt restrictions, the ATF could continue to be a law unto themselves—only more so.
The Democrats’ Tiahrt Must Die letter concludes by waving the bloody shirt and, laughably, uses the ATF’s own gun running operation to justify unchaining the agency that also brought us the Waco massacre (76 dead, 25 children) and Ruby Ridge (mother and daughter assassinated).
The text of the referenced March 26 letter can be found here.
Make no mistake: between the White House whispering in the ears of state Democratic legislators and governors, the Bloomberg-Brady cabal to send lobbyists into states to push gun bans, and the efforts of Democrats in Congress to remove protections for gun dealers so that a government agency can create conditions under which gun dealing becomes unprofitable and filled with legal and monetary hassle, the push to weaken the 2nd Amendment to the point of irrelevancy is on — full fledged and with only the ghoulish spectacle of blood soaked children to camouflage its real aims — and people like Joe Scarborough or other “sensible” “conservatives” who want to pretend you are some kind of conspiracy nut for noticing what is truly happening are Trojan-horse forces for the agenda of big government statism. They care as little about your natural rights as any other would be tyrant. They believe in a powerful centralized government that “fixes” all of societies problems using their efficient management skills and super-special braininess.
Rick Moran is wrong: we TEA Party-types aren’t running out of people to purge. Our problem, as constitutionalists, is that we continue to pretend (or perhaps hope is a better term) that the Big Tent the establishment GOP pushes in any way benefits us. It doesn’t. All it does is invite the statists into our ranks, where they cross the aisle to work with Democrats, passing legislation we don’t want in “our” name.
Free yourselves. We may go down as a result, but at least we’ll share no culpability for the wreckage. And at the end of the day, that’s something, at least.
(h/t Geoff B)