Shutting Down the Gun Industry

We have been covered in reassuring rhetoric from the government about gun law protection for law-abiding citizens. With hands on hearts, everyone from President Obama down reiterates their reverence and respect for the 2nd Amendment. But offstage and out of the spotlight some things are happening which negate all of the very public proclamations. And since experience has shown that this administration’s most successful tactic is to say one thing while doing the opposite, I’m pretty sure this is another one of those shill games.

Rule #1 – Listen to what POTUS says, and you will know that he is doing the opposite.
Rule #2 – Pay attention to unscripted remarks from those who share an ideology … they often reveal their true agenda.

Right after the massacres at Sandy Hook, the President made a speech in which he promised VP Biden would lead a task force that would come up with recommendations. In that speech, he assured us that the recommendations were already written, so they’d just have to get dusted off and reanimated. Sounded odd to me at the time, until I remembered health care legislation had the same genesis.  Then, someone found a 1995 video of Attorney General Holder speaking about gun ownership.  Here’s what he said: “What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”   Enlightening, eh!  Here’s that link: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb-staff/2013/01/10/eric-holder-gun-owners-should-cower-shame-smokers#ixzz2Rxpy2l59

Shortly thereafter, we endured Senator Diane Feinstein and others declaring that no more than 10 rounds would be needed to defend oneself, and therefore the only people who should have more than that are criminals. That was amusing, in a 2nd grade math kind of way – I mean, Diane, what if there are two intruders, each with 10 round clips and you and your family have just one gun. Who runs out of bullets first?

While that circus of speeches, and finger-pointing, and grief-stricken parents were being exploited to the fullest extent possible … Janet Napolitano had been quietly stockpiling ammunition for DHS. It now has around 260 million rounds,or 1000 more rounds per person than the U.S. Army. We know that budget pressure doesn’t affect Napolitano, who closed a deal for new TSA uniforms right before sequestration began, at a cost of $1000 per uniform which bypassed U.S. factories and went right to Mexico. And recently we’ve learned that companies like GE and other banks have stopped loaning money to businesses that are involved in the gun industry.

Rule #3:  Connect what is being said on the issue with actions across time and people – the real narrative will become clear.
So now I will do what the complicit media are unwilling, or incapable, of doing with all these bits of information. Connect the dots. Because they felt morally superior, or emboldened by popular opinion, we have numerous government officials on the record – they’ve either implied or stated outright that the elimination of guns is in fact the end game, regardless of the pabulum the President spittles off in campaign speeches.

Knowing their gun legislation would never become law, at least not in the proper procedure laid out by the Constitution – they are doing what they did with Health Care, energy exploration, bailouts and more. They are cheating. If Congress won’t pass the laws the White House wants, then they’ll drive the cost of gun ownership to prohibitive levels while squeezing the lifeblood out of gun manufacturing through finance starvation. Buying ammo it doesn’t need and will likely never use is of no consequence to DHS. But what it hopes to do is shorten supply for others and drive up the price beyond affordability for most gun owners. This is not a far-fetched notion – once again, you’ll recall then-Senator Obama’s wish to drive energy prices sky-high in order to force us into electric cars and solar energy, as well as the Transportation Secretary’s public wish for gas prices to go as high as they are Europe. At the other end, the fact that GE is one of the leaders in the practice of cutting off funding to gun industry businesses can not be a coincidence.

These are not wildly disparate facts that occur in a vacuum. Each speech, and every action by the administration, is intentional and calculated. So why the press repeatedly fails to even ask the questions makes me think they are all just well-paid stenographers. The picture I see here is another in the pattern of this administration. Get what it wants done at any cost, without regard to truth, law, ethics, or Constitution. That is the mantra of a criminal gang, hardly that of a U.S. Government. And yet, by applying their pressure to both the end-user and the maker, they are finally showing some well-deserved appreciation for the free market laws of supply and demand.

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