By Lorne Dey. February 12th 2015.
JPFO guest contributor, © 2014.
Recent non-compliances to unconstitutional gun mandates by citizens in Washington State, Colorado, and even the liberal bastions of Connecticut and New York demonstrate that G_dless do-gooder thugs in American politics cannot intimidate an informed citizenry. The vast majority of gun owners in these states are choosing to be labeled as felons rather than give up their firearms.
A lot of these mandates have to do with gun registration and most gun owners rightly understand that registration leads to confiscation as it did in the 1930s in Nazi-controlled Germany. An excellent resource on the subject is Stephen P. Halbrook’s book, Gun Control in the Third Reich.
According to the 2nd Amendment Insider, Washington State’s most recently passed gun control mandate, I-594, has been met with out-and-out defiance by gun owners in that state. I-594 was passed using misleading ballot measures concocted and promoted by anti-gunner and billionaire, Michael Bloomberg, who allegedly disguised the measure as a “universal background check” when in reality it is said to be “a universal handgun registration scheme”. The “Insider” also reports that a petition was circulated by gun owners affirming their refusal to follow I-594 that ended with, “We pledge our blood. We will not comply.”
In 2013 new legislation in Connecticut was passed requiring gun owners in that state to register their so-called “assault weapons” along with their “high-capacity” magazines (considered anything over 10 rounds by state bureaucrats) by December 31, 2013. According to Townhall, “Just 50,000 of the estimated 372,000 “assault weapons” in the state were registered by the deadline, or less than 15 percent. That’s still far better than the anemic 38,000 “high capacity” magazines that were reported to authorities, out of 2 million.”
The same is true for New York state’s SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that was rushed into law in 2013 where it has been estimated that less than 10% of gun owners have or will comply with the new state rules for registering their semi-automatic, AR-15-style (“assault” in liberal-speak) weapons. The “Act” also limits a magazine for a semi-automatic gun to be of no more than seven round capacity. Sheriffs in these counties were reported to overwhelming say they would not go out of their way to try to enforce these unconstitutional rules. The Democrat and Chronicle reported, “Virtually every county Sheriff has derided the law's slapdash approach, with some saying flatly they will not enforce the new rules.” Law enforcement officers within the New York State Police have reportedly made similar statements. According to Daily Freeman News, state police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico’s testified at a Feb. 5, 2014 budget testimony at the state senate: “As a result of the court decision in the Western District, we are currently not enforcing the seven-round provisions of the SAFE Act.”
In Colorado, three state senators who voted for unconstitutional gun mandates that were signed into “law” by Bloomberg toadie, Governor John Hickenlooper in 2013 were forced out of office through successful recall elections in 2014. The new mandates require background checks for private gun transfers and outlawed magazines over 15 rounds. At least some of the state’s sheriffs have refused to enforce the new mandates and still others say, “that enforcement will be ‘a very low priority’”. According to The New York Times, when the bills were passed, 55 of the elected 62 sheriffs in the state “signed on… to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the statutes.”
These Sheriffs, State Patrol, and other law enforcement officials in whatever states they reside, must be commended for taking their oaths of office seriously and upholding the U.S. Constitution against unconstitutional mandates and decrees.
Make no mistake – Gun control is all about enslaving and controlling the masses, just like it was in Nazi Germany. Anyone using the brain G_d gave them understands: Guns are used more to save people’s lives and protect the innocent than they are used to take life illegally by criminals in America. The old maxim about how G_d created man but Sam Colt made them equal is still true today and patriots and others need to continually guard against and fight, with civil disobedience if necessary, those who want to deprive us of the right to own and use guns given us by our founders through the Constitution.