Is a U.S. Gun Ban Realistic?

On, or about, December 18th, 2018, legislation that had been previously signed, six months earlier, by NJ’s Governor Phil Murphy, became law, even though unconstitutional, making any ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, illegal to own and hold in New Jersey.

Unconstitutional? Yes, I get Governor Murphy’s confusion given he has told us that Bill of Rights is above his pay-grade, even though he had previously sworn an oath to uphold and defend it.

New Jersey law enforcement outlined three possible paths to deal with the, now, illegal contraband.

  1. Destroy the illegal items.
  2. Take the items out of state for storage or turn them into organizations pledged to hold the items while lawsuits about the Constitutionality had been settled.
  3. Turn in the illegal items to local law enforcement.

Allow me to address each of these points.

  1. Seriously? I laugh out loud at this suggestion.
  2. To date, I have heard nothing about any rulings on the lawsuits filed while, so-called, “high-capacity” and, therefore, Illegal ammo magazines sit and rust.
  3. And now the most humorous of the pathways that I have to believe was given no serious thought by those who imposed it or those upon whom it was imposed. To date, none of the, now illegal, contraband has been turned in. I guess that has left Governor Phil, his AG, and other out-of-control politicians, scratching their heads. Aren’t the citizens of New Jersey law-abiding people? Why then would they break the law? I guess they think everyone took paths 1 or 2. Think again, Guv’nuh.

So, to my point. Joe Biden has promised, for a long time, to deal with gun violence, not by dealing with those committing it but by trying to restrict the God-given rights of those who, otherwise are patriotic and law-abiding American citizens. He has chosen to ignore the mandate of the 2nd Amendment that directs the government to stay away because firearm rights “shall not be infringed.”

In fact, Joe prides himself for championing and passing the first “Assault Weapons Ban” while serving as a Senator during the Bill Clinton administration. There are three things to note about the first “Assault Weapons Ban.”

  1. The Ban did not attempt to confiscate previously owned, i.e., grandfathered, firearms.
  2. The Ban was directed specifically towards new sales of banned firearms.
  3. There was a sunset clause in the bill, at which date it expired unless renewed by the Congress. The Ban, ultimately, expired upon the sunset date and was not renewed.

Now the really important point: no data was ever forthcoming that the, so-called, “Assault Weapons Ban” changed anything. The Ban had no effect on shootings and everything remained the same.

Finally, H.R.8, otherwise known as the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.” This is raw subversion of the Constitution and the natural rights of Americans to “keep and bear arms” that “shall not be infringed.” Additionally, Mr. Biden has promised another “Assault Weapons Ban.” You can be assured that this proposed weapons ban will not include a grandfather clause for previously owned firearms, nor will there be a sunset clause. The only end for this ban would be by a legislative turn-over. In this end, this ignores the fact that any such weapons ban is unconstitutional, but when did that ever stop the do-gooders from forcing upon us what they think is best for us at, ironically, at the point of a gun and with the threat of imprisonment.

Of note, firearm sales are through the roof. Some facts are in order…

As of the end of November, 2020, 34.5 million firearm background checks had been conducted, more than any full years since state-by-state tracking started in 1998, and juxtaposed to fewer than 28 million checks in 2019.

Let’s be clear, the purchases represented by these background checks are not all on firearms that Joe Biden would, initially, exempt from his promised ban. Yes, people are buying semi-automatic handguns, shotguns, and rifles, and I’d wager that the AR-15 is still the most popular firearm in the US. So, who thinks that all these new gun owners, together with all the hardcore gun enthusiasts that have had cabinets full of firearms for years, are going to surrender their firearms in a, so-called, DoubleSpeak “gun buyback program”?

Now what, Joe? Is the government going to send “men with guns” (and women – no offense intended) to confiscate previously legal firearms from the homes of, otherwise, law-abiding American patriots? Are patriots going to stand by and surrender their personal property and countenance a raw unconstitutional imposed forfeiture of their God-given rights?

Are we so historically lackadaisical that we’ve forgotten that the British Army in the colonies attempted to confiscate the weapons of the patriots and that the patriots’ weapons? Does it escape those decrying weapons of war on our streets that the weapons used by the colonists to throw off the tyranny of King George were the same weapons held by the standing British Army? Even Barack Obama was smart enough to know that you don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Didn’t we also learn that from Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones”?

Joe is now encouraging the Supreme Court to rule in favor of allowing law enforcement to enter homes and confiscate firearms without a warrant, sending us back to the Pre-Revolutionary tactics of the occupying British Army in the colonies, the very issue addressed by the 4th Amendment.

And BTW, an AR-15 is a semi-automatic sport rifle not the automatic rifles carried by the US military and some law-enforcement, so let’s allow the lie of battle field weapons in the streets to die the ignominious it deserves. We need facts at times like this, not more DoubleSpeak.

Well, there you have it. My main point is that any attempt to initiate a gun-confiscation program is not going to play well. It might just be the needed straw that breaks the camel’s back and the catalyst for massive civil unrest.

Published by Paul J DiBartolo

I'm the Most Rational Man in the World.

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