U.S. gov’t ‘buying up’ AK-47 rifles

Government buying up AR 15s

But Obama pushing gun control on American citizens

(WND) Secretary of State John Kerry signing the United Nations small arms treaty is nothing more than empty symbolism, and President Obama will get nowhere in his latest attempt to advance gun-control legislation, says Bill Frady, host of “Lock ‘n’ Load Radio” presented by Gun Owners of America, who also noted that the U.S. government has been buying up AK-47 rifles and ammunition.

Kerry signed the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty this week while in New York City for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. Supporters say it would clamp down on weapons trafficking between rogue regimes and terrorist organizations. Frady told WND it would have a restricting effect on law-abiding gun owners in the U.S. as well.

“It also dictates to the signing states that they have to impose new rules and regulations within their nations to make sure they’re able to comply with this treaty and that covers small arms,” Frady said. “Terrorists are not running around with American-made weapons. They’re running around with AKs. There’s various nations that will underwrite any cause (such as) Russia, China. The AK is the prevalent weapon on the planet. So we’re not the problem. I did notice that along the way (Obama) did manage to get in there and back Syrian rebels to the tune of $340 million.

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IRS intimidation scandal proves Second Amendment needed to stop government tyranny

Gun control advocates now admit

IRS scandal government tyranny

Mike Adams
May 19, 2013

In the face of the outrageous IRS intimidation scandal now sweeping across America, gun control advocates are changing their tune. All of a sudden, the idea that the federal government could engage in tyranny against the People of America is no longer a “conspiracy theory.” It’s historical fact right in your face thanks to all the recent scandals now bursting onto the scene: IRS intimidation, secret targeting of non-profit groups for possible “thought crimes,” the Department of Justice seizing AP phone records and so on.

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Time Columnist: Warning Others About Government Oppression Is “Anti-American Crap”

Klein supports democide but says you are “paranoid” if you question government

Steve Watson
April 9, 2013

In an appearance on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews show this past weekend, Time columnist Joe Klein declared that anyone who fears that their government may become oppressive is “anti-American”.

In an exchange centered around the Obama administration’s push for gun control, Klein took aim at gun owners, asking “…What do they need all those bullets for? I guess they just don’t feel very strong.”

Klein then stated that the US has become a “lot more wimpy” as a nation because “these gun advocates at the NRA want these semi-automatic weapons.”

When Matthews asked Klein to speak about a “cowboy culture”, Klein continued his verbal assault.

“Well, I think that that’s at the root of it, but there’s something else that’s going on now that is really, really dangerous, and it’s this festering sense that we need to have these semi-automatic weapons because the government in Washington is about to oppress us.” he said.

“And that is paranoia that these groups like the NRA, the Gun Owners of America — they feed this crap, and it really is anti-American.” Klein continued.

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Of course, any real American knows that the Constitution is predicated upon limitations to prevent the government becoming oppressive. Therefore, by Klein’s logic, the Founding Fathers were anti-American.

As Klein vilifies anyone who questions government overreach as paranoid and “anti-American”, he simultaneously supports unrestricted drone assassinations overseas by the same administration. Klein has even argued that killing innocent 4 year old children in Pakistan and Afghanistan is just fine, so long as it protects “4-year-olds here.” Glenn Greenwald has noted that this is the EXACT justification and mind set of every “terrorist” that the US has targeted.

As Klein lectures the few Americans that still watch MSNBC programming on how questioning government oppression is “paranoid crap”, he simultaneously supports the same government mass murdering children abroad using “a joystick in California.”

Klein is down with democide. It’s just fine with him. But if you question your government’s motives he’ll call you out as a dangerous kook.

The gall of the man is incredulous. If anyone is anti-American it is Klein himself.


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Obama can ‘simply ban all handguns’

Gun expert: Effort could stamp out 2nd Amendment rights in U.S.


Prospects look fairly bleak for sweeping gun-control legislation in Congress, but action at the United Nations and in several states may end up having the same effect  – possibly even opening the door for Obama to ban all handguns, according to one expert.

On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve the Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT. Supporters, including the Obama administration, contend this is designed to crack down on illicit arms trafficking, but critics say it’s really an effort to stamp out gun rights in the U.S. and beyond.

“It’s far beyond what it’s purported to do. It requires this country keep a national gun registry of gun owners. In addition, it could be used as a justification for banning semi-autos and banning handguns without any further legislation,” said Mike Hammond, chief counsel at Gun Owners of America.

“It could be interpreted as self-implementing, and by an executive order Obama would simply ban all handguns using this treaty.”

Hammond told WND the ATT could also lead to microstamping, which would require tiny signatures to be on every cartridge fired and would be very expensive. He said the treaty will die in the U.S. Senate. Sixty-seven votes are needed to ratify any treaty and in recent weeks, 53 senators indicated their opposition to the ATT.  But Hammond said that may not deter Obama.

“It has no chance of being ratified, but I expect to see an effort by the Obama administration to enforce it, even without ratification,” said Hammond.

As the U.N. presses forward with a treaty that had been successfully derailed for years, more U.S. states are implementing tougher gun-control laws. The latest is Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook tragedy took place in December. Lawmakers there have agreed to a broader assault weapons ban, banning of large-capacity magazine and new registries for gun owners who already own larger magazines and weapons about to be banned. Hammond said bills like this show the true agenda of gun-control advocates.

“Interestingly, at the federal level, we are opposing the national registry bill on the basis that it would create a national registry and all the liberals are running around saying, ‘Oh, no, no. No one said anything about registry, but low and behold, every state in the country where the anti-gun forces have the capacity to establish a registry, they have,” he said.

Hammond noted that Connecticut already had some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation at the time of the Newtown shootings. In fact, he asserted that those laws emboldened the killer and gave him a greater chance at success.

“The anti-gun policy didn’t work out very well for the kids at Newtown. All it did was telegraph to Adam Lanza that you can get your 15 minutes of fame, shoot up a classroom of first-graders and you don’t have to worry that there’s anyone there who’s going to shoot back. In effect, Connecticut’s laws were responsible for the massacre at Newtown,” Hammond said.

At the federal level, the Senate is gearing up for a likely debate on gun legislation. Hammond and Gun Owners of America are urging senators to vote against bringing the bill to the floor because of all the pressuring and favors Democrats may use to win votes on issues ranging from gun registries to a renewal of the assault weapons ban.

“I am cautiously optimistic that we may be able to get as many as 44 or 45 Republicans on board in opposition to the motion to proceed. If that happens, I would guess that a half-dozen red state Democrats are going to go with them. So we are cautiously optimistic that we will be successful in keeping gun control from coming to the Senate which by far would be the best outcome,” he said.

“Otherwise, we’re just going to have a three-week Obamacare-type bribe-a-thon with Harry Reid offering amendments intended to destroy the opposition and offering amendments intended to buy off the votes he needs in order to pass the thing on final passage.”

The House has been much quieter on the issue, but Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is now pushing mandatory liability insurance for all gun owners. It would be a crime to sell a gun to anyone without this insurance, and owning a gun without the insurance could lead to fines up to $10,000. Hammond was very blunt in his assessment of this bill as well.

“It’s clear what the intent is. First, the intent is to impose an insurance requirement, which would take gun ownership out of the hands of the poor, out of the hands of the black,” Hammond said. “Incidentally, these are the same people who are whining about the one percent, and yet they’re imposing an incredibly regressive requirement intended to take constitutional rights away from people who are poor, people who are black.”

“We react to it in this way: It is racist. It is classist. It is disgusting, and it won’t pass,” he said.


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Vice President Biden Ignorant on Guns

Gun Rights Advocate: Biden’s ‘Buy a Shotgun’ Remark Shows VP’s ‘Complete Ignorance’

Larry Pratt

Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


(CNSNews.com) – Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remarks about a shotgun being easier for a woman to handle than an AR-15 shows the vice president’s “complete ignorance about the nature of shotguns and AR-15s.”

“The vice president has been making a number of statements lately on firearms. Perhaps his most recent involved his opinion that a shotgun is easier for a woman to handle than an AR-15, and that frankly revealed to many of us the vice president’s complete ignorance about the nature of shotguns and AR-15s,” Pratt said Thursday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”

During an online town hall meeting Tuesday sponsored by Facebook and Parents magazine, Biden advised women to buy a shotgun instead of an AR-15 for self-protection.

“You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim. It’s harder to use, and in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun,” the vice president said.

“A shotgun is much more difficult to fire, much more difficult to hold and withstand its recoil than an AR-15, and for the vice president to suggest that a woman would be better off using a shotgun than an AR-15 shows that frankly, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Pratt said about Biden’s comment.

C-SPAN showed a clip of Biden speaking about the 2nd Amendment on Jan. 24.

“But just as you don’t have an individual right to go out and buy an F-15 if you’re a billionaire with ordinates on it, just like you don’t have the right to go and buy an M-1 tank, just like you don’t have a right to buy an automatic weapon, those judgments have been made that there are no … reasonable, societal justification or constitutional justification, for owning them,” the vice president said at the time.

“And so my view is that it is totally a guarantee, not negotiable that I am able to own a weapon for sporting purposes as well as my own protection, but there should be rational limits on the type of weapon I can own that exceed the need, that would go beyond what I need for my protection or legitimate sporting activities,” Biden added.

Pratt said Biden’s remarks about the 2nd Amendment also showed his ignorance.

“Yes, the founders did have a somewhat limited view on what kinds of firearms or what kind of arms were covered by the 2nd Amendment. Their view was that every man … of military age should have a rifle, military rifle, like the M-16 today and own it personally and be required to bring it with him if he were called up to militia duty,” Pratt said.

“The purpose of owning guns for the founders was not that which was articulated by the vice president, which was self-defense or sporting use, but it was protection against tyrannical government. And maybe because the vice president’s in government service now he doesn’t like to think about that possibility, but that’s actually what the 2nd Amendment’s all about,” Pratt added.


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