The Attack on Gun Rights – Criminalizing Gun Owners as Firearm Sales Set Records in America

Times certainly have changed. While the idiots in the media would like you to believe that most Americans want stricter gun laws, the numbers show something entirely different.

firing rifleAmericans overwhelmingly oppose the idea of banning handguns and even so called “assault rifles”.   In fact, Americans are becoming more Pro-Gun than any other time in history. A recent Gallup poll showed that only 26% of Americans favored a ban on Handguns.

At one time that number was actually over 60%, so what exactly changed?

First, I think most Americans are finally waking up to the fact that the media’s portrayal of gun owners as anti-government wackos, is far from the truth. People are finally realizing that it’s not only smart to own a gun, but in my opinion it’s our patriotic duty as Americans.

In fact, it was George Washington who stated that  “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence.”

The second thing that’s changed, is people are finally realizing that they need to be self-reliant. People are waking up to the fact that the government can barely manage their own affairs, let alone ensure our safety in a time of crisis. I think this is reflective in the record number of people purchasing firearms over the last year.

According to the FBI, Americans bought a record number of firearms over the Christmas season. In fact, more than 1.5 million background checks were requested by gun dealers in December  of 2011. That’s the highest number of background checks ever requested in a single month.

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 10.8 million firearms were sold in 2011, an increase of over 50% from ten years before.

Despite the change, lawmakers seem to be increasing their efforts to limit your right to bear arms.

rifle on table at gun range

During the last couple of weeks, a number of alarming anti-gun pieces of legislation have being pushed across the country.

NEW JERSEY TO OUTLAW AMMUNITION

Mac Salvo over at SHTFplan, ran an article a couple of days ago that described an attempt by New Jersey lawmakers to ban the sale of ammunition. In this blatant attempt to skirt the 2nd Amendment, lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to push two Anti-Gun bills, Assembly Bill 588 and Assembly Bill 1013.

This legislation would effectively allow them to ban all handgun ammunition as well as some rifle ammunition.

ILLINOIS TO CRIMINALIZE GUN OWNERSHIP

The Anti-Gun politicians in Chicago are proposing three bills that would criminalize law abiding citizens who own semiautomatic firearms.

House Bill 1294 will ban semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns in the state and bring about the confiscation of every semiautomatic firearm.  The bill will also ban certain firearm parts as well as .50 caliber rifles.

House Bill 1599 will re-classify a number of semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns as “assault weapons.” It then would increase the penalties and jail time of anyone who is in violation of  HB1294.

House Bill 1855 will turn anyone who is victimized and has a gun stolen into a potential criminal subject to investigation. The bill creates penalties for those that fail to report a missing weapon in an arbitrarily determined time-frame. That means that law enforcement would be able to investigate anyone who is victimized and reports a missing firearm. They turn you into the criminal instead of looking for the real criminals.

We need to be on guard and pay attention to what’s going on. While gun ownership is at an all-time high, the Anti-Gun politicians are shaking in their boots. I believe the next couple of years will be significant in the fight to keep lawmakers from taking away our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

We need to stay vigilant and need to keep an eye on the gun grab that’s sure to come.

28 Comments

  1. Josh
    February 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    This is a very informative update, I didn’t even realize those bills were being introduced. I will be posting an article on my blog ASAP with links to you and the bills because it is critical we get this information out within the gun community as soon as possible.

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      Off Grid Survival
      February 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks Josh,

      And thanks for spreading the word.

  2. Todd
    February 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    One of your comments rings so true…

    “The second thing that’s changed, is people are finally realizing that they need to be self reliant. People are waking up to the fact that the government can barely manage their own affairs, let alone ensure our safety in a time of crisis.”

    I don’t think the government (politicians) realizes how much faith people lose in their ability when they act like they have been.

  3. JOHN
    February 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    WE MUST STAND VIGILANT, AND STOP THE GUN GRABBERS

    • Luke
      February 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      And as Bob Marley said, Stand Up For Your Your Right, an lets keep the freedom that we were sworn to and fight for it!!

  4. Matt
    February 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Molon Labe!!

  5. cyprus927
    February 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    what do we do about this? is there nothing we can do? i talk to these liberal guys all the time and people who believe guns are violent and they are so against them. saying the constitution should change with the times and stupid things like that. what would happen if they came to collect your guns and you refused? and what happens when you have your bug out bag ready and your weapons are now missing? because im pretty sure criminals will still have there guns and will not care about the laws. obviously right? haha. lots of questions, i just dont understand how the country and greatest country of all, can now be ripping apart the foundation on which it was built.

    • S Barringer
      February 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      cyprus927 asked: “and what happens when you have your bug out bag ready and your weapons are now missing?”
      You do not let things get to the point of having your weapons “missing”. Major alarm bells about the state your country has descended to when they try this should be blaring in your ears, and you should then realize that the war against you has now started. Do you intend to be armed, or not, when this declaration happens? If you allow your weapons to be taken, you have just handed your life over to the killers.

  6. kloathis
    February 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Ok another disturbing thing that is happening right now is the FBI with their NICS criminal background check are randomly denying firearm purchases to law abiding gun owners that have conceal carry permits, which in my state also acts like a 5 year permit to purchase, just so they can require them to submit finger prints for their records. This happened to my best friend yesterday, and after further digging I have discovered this has happened to numerous people in the area at a broad range of gun stores. Their excuse when called about it was that they have to make sure he is who he says he is, which brought on the response “If you have never ‘printed’ me how do you know it is really me anyway?” There was no awnser to that at all. They are building their national weapons owner registry people!!!! Welcome to the New World Order folks where the fear of the masses drives the body politic to take away your rights in the name of security and you sit back and smile cuz your “safe”!!!

    • molon labe
      February 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Yep I never had a problem until I got my ccw. Since then I have had nothing but trouble when buying guns. Randomly turned down or I get caught in the background void that seems to drag on forever

  7. Prepping Preacher
    February 4, 2012 at 5:29 am

    and some wonder why the military is now openly conducting joint urban ops with local and state leo’s… oohh right, right… it’s to catch the “terrorists”… fine, just check out big sis nobrainsatano’s dhs watchlist to see if you can qualify for a spot… don’t have a copy..?? can’t find one…?? odd, maybe she had it scrubbed from the internet – but not before i got a copy(of the one that caused the uproar) downloaded and passed to as many as would listen to what i was saying…

    keep our powder dry and close by…

    • DevlDog
      February 5, 2012 at 6:54 am

      I have heard that Christians and vets of Iraq & Afghanistan are on the list. Is there anywhere I can view the list that caused the uproar…I got an email address if you are willing to forward

    • joe
      February 8, 2012 at 6:28 am

      is there a way you could email me a copy of it to read thanks

    • Jerry
      February 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Guess what! The new Patriot Act says that every citizen is a terrorist until proven otherwise ! ! ! It also overrides our constitution and declairs martial law plus creating a new dictatorship to rule all the Americas! ! ! Read and learn!

  8. Tim Harp
    February 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I wonder if the cops and swat will turn all of their weapons, since it will be against the law to have certain weapons? This is just another ploy to get our weapons from us. Now the banning of ammo was almost a stroke of genius but many of us already have our stores ready right? This bunch is trying to turn this into a commie state. We are not china or russia. We are not dependent upon this or any other government.

  9. sherman
    February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    what was it the 70s bumper sticker said? oh yeh it was I,LL GIVE UP MY GUN WHEN THEY PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD FINGERS!!!!! enough said

  10. church
    February 12, 2012 at 5:03 am

    people you’ve got to learn….THE MORE YOU KNOW THE LESS YOU GOT TO CARRY…let them take the guns I will just make me another one without a serial no: it’s easy learn how for yourself survival is what you know that will keep you alive….

  11. Ethical Moral
    February 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    SUGGESTION, since our politicians, aka the “managers” we hired to manage our country, took an OATH, which is a legal and binding contract, and they want to keep submitting legislation to take away our constitutional rights, WHICH IS ILLEGAL, I say we file lawsuits against them and kick them out!

    FACT: THEY ARE BREAKING THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, WHICH THEY TOOK AN OATH TO SUPPORT! AKA THE CONSTITUTION!! Since that’s breaking the law, we need to either arrest them and-or file lawsuits and kick them out!

    Make Sense?

    If anyone else broke a law, the politicians would have the FBI, the CIA, NSA, Homeland Security and the local police arresting them!

    So, if they break the law, do a “citizens arrest” and file charges against them!!

    • tonjia
      November 11, 2012 at 6:17 am

      Even better, check out Tom Woods and Nullification. Nullification is an act whereby a sovereign state refuses to uphold unconstitutional laws. Much easier to handle this at a state level. And in the interest of non-violent revolution, by all means, leave any state that denies you your constitutional rights.

  12. Ethical Moral
    February 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND THE GOVERNMENT’S STRATEGY IN ALL 50 STATES AND AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL?

    They can’t come right out and say “guns are illegal” and everyone must stop RIGHT NOW because then all gun owners would be “loading their guns” getting ready for a fight.

    What they do, and what they’ve been doing for the past 100 years, is to very slowly and very cautiously submit legislation to make changes in very small amounts.

    IE: like in this article, changing shotguns and rifles to “assault rifles.”

    By working on very small things, and doing it across America in all 50 states, they very slowly change our laws and take away our Constitutional Rights!!

    SOLUTION: IMMEDIATELY CHARGE THOSE POLITICIANS THAT SUBMIT ANY LEGISLATION THAT HAVE TO DO WITH LIMITING OUR GUN RIGHTS WITH TREASON, PERJURY AND SEDITION.
    DO A CITIZEN’S ARREST ON THEM! AND SUE THEM!
    TAKE THEM TO COURT!

    WHY?

    BECAUSE THEY TOOK AN OATH TO SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND AND THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW…PERIOD!

    BY CHARGING THEM AND SUING THEM, WE LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE SERIOUS!

    QUESTION: HOW DO WE KEEP POLITICIANS “IN CHECK” AND FOLLOWING THE LAWS AND OUR CONSTITUTION?

    BY TAKING AWAY THEIR MONEY AND RETIREMENT! WE SUE THEM FOR MONEY AND CHALLENGING THEIR RETIREMENT BENEFITS! THAT’S THE LAST THING ANY POLITICIAN WANTS TO LOOSE!

    ALL POLITICIANS MUST BE BONDED AND IF THEY ARE LITIGATED AND WE WIN, THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL DROP THEM LIKE A HOT POTATO AND THEY CAN’T WORK IN GOV ANYMORE!! SEE WHAT I MEAN??

    LETS SEND A STRONG MESSAGE, WE’RE NOT PUTTING UP WITH THEIR CRAP ANYMORE!

    IF WE DON’T, THEY’LL KEEP ON SUBMITTING LEGISLATION AND WASTING OUR TIME UNTIL EVERY ONE OF OUR RIGHTS ARE GONE!

  13. Sam
    February 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Make no mistake…the day will come when they come for them…the question is whether or not we’ll give it to them bullets first or submit to them as subjects in their empire… Neither option is ideal as the first option, although standing for your rights, will likely cost you your life.

    “Better to die on your feet than live on your knees…”

  14. Thomas
    February 16, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I totally agree we need to be vigilant with regards to attacks on our constitution and the right to bear arms. As a member of the NRA and a gun owner what else can I do to make a difference? Thanks, Thomas

  15. Richard
    February 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    2 Sam, If I die, I die FREE!!!

  16. H.L.
    February 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Gun confiscation was one of the things that happened in Germany before WW2. Once the politicians feel that they have the upper hand on the population/citizens then they will do anything they want which is already starting. Once the laws of the Constitution are ignored then there will be no rule of law in the U.S. and we will be at the mercy of the dictators. When that happens where do we escape to, what country is as free as The United State. The U.S. will be the end of the line,the last stop for freedom in the world. Now is the time to defeat the dictatorial elements in the government both Democrats and Republicans,hopefully at the ballot box. (Otherwise Remember The Alamo)

  17. J. L. D.
    February 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    One tiny chip at a time, and they will be gone eventually, fighting will just stretch it out. Then the world will be a nice homogeneous euro-type place. Even though they could have their socialist nanny-state eutopia by simply moving, the US must lose it’s identity and blend in to the New World Order. For all the so-called ‘respect diversity’, you must conform or your a gun-toting red neck hillbilly moron. I’m not asking them to buy guns, they can and should have their beliefs, but I have mine and would love a chance to live by them. Honestly, I respect someone who has the strenght to live as a pacifist, but I believe in defending my life with violence, if necessary. Sorry for the rant, but I live in California and I have to hear first hand a lot of the hate these people that consider themselves liberal activist spew.

  18. T Jordan
    February 23, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Guns right in Georgia could be getting more liberal. Legislation is on the table for open carry of weapons and removal of the CWP classes and license.

  19. jeff melton
    February 26, 2012 at 7:41 am

    American gun owners make up the largest armed group, call it an army, in the entire world. As a group we have the ability and duty to protect our rights, for ourselves and our children. Join a gun group. Trigger the vote. NOBAMA in 2012 amen.

  20. 1simpleman!
    February 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    We have to remember what made this country great or we are subject to have to relive our mistakes all over again. GOD GUNS GUTS thats why we live in the greatest nation in the world.

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