".....and when the right thinks that they left wants to take their guns away...."
Umm.....that's because THEY DO! And that's not a paranoid fantasy on my part either because I been watching them attempting to
do that exact thing for over 4 decades. It will not be an all out ban. They are smart enough to know that wouldn't fly. No, it will and IS being done little by little. Incrementalism. Sneaky. Like an anti-gun rider attached to a bill that has NOTHING to do with guns or crime that get voted on at the last minute in the middle of the night. That's how the dishonest work when they know they can't tell the TRUTH about what they want.
I cannot vouch for their motives. Most of them I believe are truly good hearted, concerned people who just don't want to see anymore people hurt. Unfortunately they also know NOTHING about firearms and the reality of what having them in the hands of good, decent Americans does to INCREASE public and personal safety. On the other side, yes, I DO think there are some on the left who want a disarmed America so that they can rule us with massive, centralized, totalitarian government.
What disgusts me more than anything is that the bodies of these slaughtered children weren't even cold yet and the liberal left was already trotting out the same old ineffective, FAILED anti-gun laws that have never worked anywhere or anytime they've been tried in America and coming out with just flat out LIES about firearms.
Just today Obama made a speech calling for...guess what...AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN! Who'da thunk it? And then out of the other side of his mouth he states that he's all for the individual American right to keep and bear arms. ????? WTH???? You can't have it both ways!
What he's NOT saying is that HE wants to get to define what "ARMS" are, and what THE GOVERNMENT will "LET US" have!!! He also made the statement that American is seeing an "epidemic of gun violence" which is a complete lie. Gun violence is at a 10 to 20 year LOW, and this is after the Clinton era assault weapons ban expired, AND 49 of 50 states have some form of concealed carry. I know for the people of Sandy Hook gun violence can get no worse than this, but the fact still remains and Obama lied about it.....again...
Points to consider:
9 out of 10 people couldn't accurately define what an "assault rifle" even IS.
The exact same politicians that want to limit OUR ability to bear arms and defend ourselves have a cadre of ARMED SECURITY for themselves and their families AT OUR EXPENSE! Can you say, HYPOCRITE?
The "assault weapon" used in the Sandy Hook tragedy would have been LEGAL TO OWN IN CONNECTICUT even under the old expired assault weapons ban. If they do pass a law that would INCLUDE this weapon, then most all of the semi-auto and detachable clip rifles and shotguns used for deer hunting will be banned too. (Not that the 2A has anything to do with hunting...)
When the story first broke, it was reported that the shooter used 2 semi-auto handguns. Had this been the case they'd be calling for a handgun ban right now and not an assault weapon ban.
What REALLY needs to be considered is what Lt. Col. Dave Grossman says about this very topic.....and he said this in 2010.http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter ... is-denial/
And just for the record, as a father of a grown daughter, my first reaction when I heard what happened were tears also. I could not and cannot even now even begin to put myself in the shoes of those parents.