In April, the Senate rejected the Toomey-Manchin gun control proposal. In the wake of its defeat many asked why gun owners and their organizations resisted so limited a measure. Granted, it would have had little but symbolic benefit. Its core was to require background checks at gun shows (which Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded involved a whole 0.8 percent of crime guns) and on Internet gun sales (a minuscule proportion, most of which probably go through licensed dealers anyway). But why not accept something so modest, in light of the draconian ideas then being floated as alternatives?Read it all. For the gun haters, there is no goal except for the complete disarmament of every civilian in the Country.
Back in 1976, Pete Shields, chairman of what is today the Brady Campaign, candidly laid out the blueprint for The New Yorker:We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.Back then, the Brady bunch was called Handgun Control Inc. They have since toned down the outright call for bans and now use stealth tactics. Remember the words "reasonable" and "common sense". the only "reasonable law these people want is the one that bans every gun. They didn't get their handgun ban in 7 to 10 years, but don't think for a minute that they have given up. Now it's those "Evil Assault Weapons". Another made up term to confuse the people that don't know any better.
VPC came up with this little gem;
“the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun.”Make no mistake, we are in a fight for the rights that the Founders thought were important enough to give them protection with the Constitution. The Constitution does not "give" anyone rights. It's a limit on what the government is allowed to do. Educate the people you know that don't understand. Take a non-shooter to the range and teach them to shoot. Teach your children true gun safety and how to shoot and even hunt. Skills that will last a lifetime.