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The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Justin Stakes


By Roger J. Katz, Attoney at Law

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The Ultimate Goal of the Antigun Movement

New York, NY -(Ammoland.com)- The ultimate goal of the antigun movement is this: the universal elimination of civilian firearms' ownership and possession.

This is true and incontrovertible. Everything the antigun movement does is directed to the attainment of that goal. Nothing the antigun movement does diverges from the path to that goal. When asked to admit the truth of the assertion, the antigun movement, and its sounding board, the mainstream corporate media, will deny it, curtly and vehemently.

But, the antigun movement's actions belie its blunt denial.

Realization of the movement's goal amounts to de facto repeal of the fundamental right of the people to keep and bear arms - a right expressed clearly and cogently, succinctly and indelibly, in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In Heller the Supreme Court held; Brady Campaign's Dan Gromsman with race baiter Jessie Jackson & Radical-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger protest your individual right to keep and bear arms.
Brady Campaign's Dan Gromsman with race baiter Jessie Jackson & Radical-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger protest your individual right to keep and bear arms.

Still, the antigun organizations, and many lower courts amenable to their views, resist Heller and McDonald, and continue to advance strategies altogether inconsistent with the High Court's holdings. The arguments - actually rationalizations - for more and more restrictive gun measures may be distilled to the following:

The antigun movement does not recognize the sanctity and autonomy of the individual, which is the linchpin of the Bill of Rights. Rather, the antigun movement sees each individual American as a random bit of unharmonious energy, running hither and yon - an individual who is likely to harm self or others unless appropriately constrained for his or her own good and for the good of the greater society. A firearm in the hands of a civilian lessens government's ability to control that individual. Ergo, the government must keep the two - firearm and individual - separated.

What NRA works to keep conjoined, antigun groups wish to sever and keep disjoined.

As the antigun movement works incessantly, inexorably toward its ultimate goal, the movement invariably butts up against the NRA, which the movement routinely and pejoratively refers to as the "gun lobby." But, the antigun movement refrains from referring to itself as the "antigun lobby." Now, lobbying activities are protected speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and NRA is open about its lobbying efforts on behalf of its millions of members. Yet the antigun movement cloak's its own lobbying activities and blatantly panders to the U.S. President. President Obama, for his part, has not shied away from using the power of his Office to further the agenda of the antigun movement through issuance of executive actions, and he has formally announced, in January of 2016, his intention to do so.

Now, Congress, under Article 1 of the Constitution, has sole authority to make law. The question is whether Obama's antigun measures operate within the framework of existing Congressional firearms laws, as he claims, or operate beyond the boundaries of existing law. That Congress might obtain some resolution of that question, U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., Chairman of the Subcommittee On Commerce, Justice and Science, requested Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appear at a hearing, held on January 20, 2016, to discuss the President's recent executive actions.

Senator Shelby made abundantly clear that the President does not have the authority to tell Congress what it must do. But the President has done just that, using the mechanism of executive directives, crafted by the Attorney General, herself, to conduct an "end-run" around Congress. The President isn't asking Congress and the American people for permission to do what he wants to do. He is telling Congress and the American people what he's going to do and cajoling both Congress and the American people to get on board with his game plan. That is extreme hubris.

You Can Keep Your Guns
You Can Keep Your Guns

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