January 18, 2013
Eric Reed, pro-gun Texan, has organized “Guns Across America” (GCA), a rally to take place at each state capital, in nearly every state on January 19th. Reed has coordinated this demonstration because he “was trying to figure out why people weren’t being more proactive about this, Reed said. “Then I realized I’m part of the problem. It takes somebody to stand up and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to accept this. We’re against it.’
Reed believes that Obama is “restricting and punishing all law-abiding American citizens. He’s taking people who have never committed a crime in their lives and he’s trying to tell them that these guns are ‘assault weapons.’ Well, I’ve got guns in my home. If they’re ‘assault weapons,’ then mine must be defective because they haven’t assaulted anybody.”
Explaining the purpose of the rally, Reed said: “The people are pulling themselves away from their families and their personal obligations for one day because the Second Amendment is very important to them. If these people are willing to take that kind of time out of their personal lives to try to tell Washington, D.C., something, those guys work for us. It’s their job to listen. This is the most crucial time. This is when all the laws and executive orders are coming down the pike. This is the time that we have to act, not next week, not next month. It’s now. If our Second Amendment rights are as important as we say they are, we need to come out and show it to the rest of America and Washington, D.C.”
As part of Gun Control = More Crime, a Facebook page dedicated to American gun owners, GCA Lawful gun owners use their weapon reluctantly and only in the gravest of danger. They exercise skill and discipline with their defensive training. Unlike police, are “lawful gun owner will never give you a speeding ticket or tax you to provide you with protection. Responsible gun owners have always acted as peacekeepers in society. We acknowledge our responsibility to our well-being, and those around us. We acknowledge that laws are not followed by criminals, and valiantly stand opposed to restrictions on the tools we legally use for defense.”
Forty-seven states will be hosting GCA rallies including Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington.
House Representative Trey Radel has joined House Representative Steve Stockman’s call for impeachment by stating that: “It is one of those times in our history, we are at this breaking point. We have completely lost our checks and balances in this country, the Congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions that he’s making right now, and that why again, I would say that all options should be on the table.”
The day before Obama’s announcement of his plan to deal with gun control in America, House Representative Steve Stockman said that he would file articles of impeachment should Obama use executive orders to mandate his version of gun control.
Stockman maintains that executive orders are “unconstitutional” and ““infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.” He went on to say: “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is proposing to make it illegal to enforce federal gun laws in his state by asserting that Obama’s executive orders are an “unconstitutional order.”
In response to the national gun-control debate, Sheriff Denny Peyman of Jackson County in Kentucky stated in a press conference that his power as sheriff are more important to the citizens of Jackson county than the agendas of state and federal agents. Based on the power imbued to him by the US Constitution, Peyman stated that he is “the highest elected official” and will take this “opportunity” to speak for the people.
Peyman explained: “I can ask federal people to leave, they have to leave. I can ask state people to leave, they have to leave. [And] it doesn’t matter what [new laws] Obama passes, the sheriff has more power than the federal people.”
Sheriff Andy Hughes, of Houston County in Dothan, Alabama stated on Facebook: “As Sheriff of Houston County it is my job to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens. The second amendment is a right, not a privilege and shall not be infringed upon. As long as I am Sheriff of Houston County, I will not allow anyone to seize any firearms from law abiding citizens within this county.”
According to a recent poll, 40% of the students who participated said that once they have their own home, they will purchase a gun to protect themselves. This poll was conducted after the Batman shooting, but before the Sandy Hook shooting.
Jennifer Lawless, professor at American University and lead author, said: “The next generation plans on owning guns, so if we want to avoid the tragedies that we’ve seen… we obviously need to move quickly and if an executive order is the way to do it, then that is the way the to do it.”
Interestingly, those students that identified themselves as Democrats were twice as likely to have an obvious fear toward gun violence.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president for the National Rifle Association, speaking at the 35th Annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, remarked on Obama’s gun control executive orders. La Pierre said in a fund0raising letter: “I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here. It’s not about protecting your children. It’s not about stopping crime. It’s about banning your guns … PERIOD!”
Called the SHOT Show, an estimated 60,000 pro-gun citizens, retailers and manufacturers come together. Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, sponsor of the SHOT Show, said to the crowd: “You didn’t cause the monstrous crimes in Newtown. And neither did we. Millions of law-abiding sportsmen across the nation own them, and when those misinformed about firearms say that ‘no sportsman has any need for a gun that is only used to kill people, they are in effect calling millions of American sportsmen murderers—not exactly the way to promote civil discourse.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry responded as well to the new tyrannical takeover of our 2nd Amendment. Perry stated in a press release: “The Vice President’s committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there. Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.”
Pat Buchannan, former senior advisor to several former US presidents, said on an appearance on the McLaughlin Group, that “there would be a revolution in this country” is the gun-control legislation were passed in Washington.Add This to Technorati Faves