Written by Charles C.W. Cooke, sourced from America’s 1st Freedom publication.
[Ken adds: I’ve added headings and reformatted paragraphs from the original post for ease of readability]
Gun Manage Master Program
March for Our Lives, the gun-handle group founded right after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Higher College in Parkland, Fla., has issued what it has termed a “peace strategy.” A much better description may possibly be, “A Extensive Program to Abolish the Appropriate to Retain and Bear Arms.”
At its core, the plan seeks to transmute gun ownership from a liberty that can be asserted against the government into a privilege that Americans can get pleasure from only with the permission of the state. Or, to place it a further way, the plan aims to repeal the Second Amendment devoid of going via all that unpleasant “written-amendment” stuff.
Transform the which means of “the proper of the people”
That is not hyperbole. By its personal admission, March for Our Lives desires to “reexamine the District of Columbia v. Heller interpretation of the Second Amendment,” which, in practice, would imply asking the U.S. Supreme Court to revise the Second Amendment’s clear which means so that “the proper of the people” does not imply “the proper of the people” any longer.
Worse nonetheless, the group is demanding that “the subsequent generation of federal judges” have to act not as impartial arbiters of the law, but as “champions of gun violence prevention.”
Which they’d fairly a great deal have to if the group’s other suggestions are to have a likelihood of surviving the judicial assessment they would inevitably provoke.
Multi-Step Approval Approach
Have been the “peace plan” to be adopted in toto by Congress, Americans looking for to receive firearms would be obliged to go via a “multi-step approval process” that would be “overseen by a law enforcement agency.”
They would be expected to register their guns—and themselves—with the federal government.
They would be forbidden from acquiring normal-capacity magazines, barred from owning the most-common rifle in America and subjected to each waiting periods and limitations on the quantity of firearms they could legally obtain in a month.
They would be on the getting finish of hefty obtain taxes and licensing charges that, in practice, would have the major impact of generating it a lot more hard for poorer persons to personal firearms.
And they would be subjected to a huge and unprecedented confiscation drive, the unabashed aim of which would be to “reduce the estimated 265–393 million firearms in circulation by at least 30 %.”
Offered the rank extremism of these suggestions, it should really possibly come as no surprise that, at the heart of the agenda, there is also an open get in touch with for the federal government to go right after the NRA and, a single presumes, to shut it up.
Lock-step Agenda with the Democratic celebration
In essence, March for Our Lives’ “peace plan” is the complete-scale, non-euphemized version of the agenda that the institutional Democratic celebration is, by infant actions, coming steadily to adopt.
The aims are uncannily alike:
Initial, to clear away the Second Amendment as an obstacle inside the courts
Second, to get rid of the NRA as a signifies by which America’s pro-gun majority can channel its political voice
Third, to get rid of the most common guns in the United States from the market—and, if achievable, from their owner’s properties
Ultimately, to introduce so a lot of legislative roadblocks involving the person and the chance to bear arms that, at least in the “blue” states, that person would give up attempting.
“Common-sense regulation” becomes “There is no proper to bear arms”
Till lately, “common-sense regulation” was the language of the hour. Now we are getting told that, in reality, there is no proper to bear arms—and that, insofar as such a “privilege” will be tolerated in America, it will be on restricted, expensive, intrusive and narrow terms.
This transformation has been dramatic. Virtually overnight, the insistence that “nobody is coming for your guns” has been replaced with the admission that in fact they are—and they want the “in popular-use” ones, as well.
This year alone, “all we want is background checks” has been thrown out in favor of a byzantine technique in which potential gun owners would have to receive a federal license, satisfy a police officer and spot themselves onto a national database.
Inside the space of a handful of months, we have gone from hearing warnings about the value of U.S. Supreme Court precedent to the explicit request that future judges behave like activists.
If you want to know exactly where Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren are going to finish up on this query of guns, appear no additional than March for Our Lives.
Let no one say we weren’t warned. The playbook has been published for all to see. What we do with it is up to us.
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