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Barr: Gun control crowd pushes radical goal
Posted on Apr 1, 2009
In his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, exposes how the Obama administration and Congress are violating the Second Amendment and quietly stripping Americans of their most basic of human rights.
You may read the entire article online at the Journal-Constitution. Barr writes, in part:
"...Now, after enhancing their majorities in the House and Senate, and fresh from grabbing the brass ring at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Democratic leaders in Washington and their anti-gun counterparts in the Brady Campaign and elsewhere are energized and actively starting to push their anti-gun agenda.
"Apparently recognizing that Americans by a significant majority support the individual right to keep and bear arms —- as definitively recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Heller decision last summer —- a frontal assault on firearms ownership is not the Brady Campaign’s strategy. Instead, they and their compatriots have identified several more specific, easier-to-sell tactics to begin accomplishing their long-term objective to disarm America...
"...Never at a loss to find ways to deny the citizenry the ability to defend themselves, the Brady folks argued the Bush rule was invalid because the prior administration failed to study the environmental impact of such a minor rule change. The Brady campaign to 'keep our parks safe' by playing the environmental card rather than attacking guns directly worked for now.
"The gun-control crowd is pushing its radical agenda on these and many other fronts; and law-abiding Americans had better open their eyes to the clever ways in which they are plying their trade in the courts, the Congress and international forums. Much is at stake."