Drudge’s depressingly apt header photo caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth from leftists on Twitter, today.
Guns may be flying off the shelves in gun stores across America, but in DC, liberal journalists are reaching for the smelling salts.
“Hitler and Stalin!” exclaimed BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on Twitter alerting most of his followers by linking directly to the Drudge Report.
“Our right is nuttier than your right (US to 193 countries),” wrote the Al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen.
The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent begged his followers not to talk about or visit the Drudge Report.
“Dear everyone: Talking about how Drudge’s visuals are ruse to get attention = giving Drudge attention,” he wrote.
“Also, don’t link to Drudge – link to twitpic,” the Washington Post’s James Downie added.
And so on. Where were these morons during the Bush Derangement Syndrome years of 2000-2008? Egging it on, most likely?
Let’s pretend we don’t know Obama was mentored by a card carrying Communist, looked forward to a violent Communist revolution in America while he was a student at Occidental College, went to Socialist conferences while studying at Columbia, joined the Socialist New Party in Chicago, and was close friends with former domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, who once advocated for the elimination of 25 million “diehard capitalists”. (Those would be the “refuseniks” who balked at being sent to re-education camps after the revolution.) No reason for concern, there. We’re just a bunch of paranoid, crazy, kook, gun and bible clingers here on the right to even bring that up.
So is this any cause for alarm?
“The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”
Biden said that this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”
Biden talked also about taking responsible action. “As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.”
The sort of actions Sheriff Joe is talking about wouldn’t result in saving any lives, but from what I’ve been reading on conservative blogs and forums, would result in massive civil disobedience and quite possibly the spilling of a lot of blood. Why is the Regime stocking up on guns and bullets, former Navy Seal Matt Bracken recently asked:
Tens of thousands of new “assault weapons,” enough to shoot all of the billions (with a “b”) of .223 and .40 caliber hollow-point bullets recently purchased by our federal law enforcement agencies in unprecedented new acquisitions. Are we suddenly expecting a foreign invasion I missed reading about? Wouldn’t that be the job of the military? Why do our federal law enforcement agencies suddenly need tens of thousands of “assault weapons” and billions of new hollow-point (not training) bullets, many times more than in previous years?
Who knows. It’s none of our business, I’m sure.
Although they reportedly haven’t decided what actions will be taken, the measures promise to be draconian, turning formerly law abiding citizens into criminals, overnight:
Among the most brazen assaults being considered by the administration is a proposal that would criminalize all private sales of guns that did not keep the federal government in the loop. The scheme, which would purport to require a full federal background check for every gun sale in America, aims to track all firearms in the country through a federal database. It would also represent an attack on gun shows. According to newsreports, the administration seems to believe that the unconstitutional scheme can be implemented by “executive order.”
Gun rights activists have already shot down similar schemes, saying a national registry would simply serve as a prelude to outright confiscation later — as has happened on countless occasions throughout history, often just before governments engaged in mass murder of dissidents and target groups. However, despite massive opposition and public vows of civil disobedience, Obama and some Democrat lawmakers are determined to build an expensive federal register of all guns in America, complete with fingerprints. How such measures would reduce crime or violence remains unclear, but critics of the proposal say that was never the point anyway.
Incredibly, despite the fact that virtually every mass shooting in America has occurred in so-called “gun free zones” mandated by federal statutes, Obama is reportedly planning to double down on that scheme as well. According to news reports citing administration officials, the president will be seeking to, among other ideas, increase penalties for violators — perhaps teachers or school administrators who leave a firearm in their car, for example.
Even as Obama’s own children attend a school with numerous armed guards and Secret Service agents, kids without taxpayer-funded protection are expected to remain sitting ducks in “gun free” zones that critics have called “magnets” for mass shooters. Aside from being unconstitutional, how stricter penalties for gun possession would deter somebody intent on murder and probably suicide remains unclear. Gun rights advocates, meanwhile, have called for repealing the half-baked statute purporting to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms in certain areas, saying it only affects law-abiding citizens anyway.
Obama hopes to implement much of the anti-gun rights agenda by executive fiat. However, he also has a plan that he thinks will help ram other unpopular and unconstitutional gun control measures through Congress, according to a Washington Post article published over the weekend outlining parts of the attack. Like he did with ObamaCare, which is still opposed by most Americans, the president is plotting to create a “coalition” to get behind his schemes. This time, he hopes it will consist of big companies such as Wal-Mart, which would benefit financially, as well as some religious leaders and even law-enforcement personnel who can be prodded into jumping on board. The plan would also try to fracture the opposition.
Obama and his henchmen know exactly what they’re doing.
And so does Drudge. Good on him.
Gateway Pundit: Wal-Mart Blows Off White House Gun Control Talks
You go, Wally World.
Figures – they’ve got that crony socialism thing going on: Walmart buckles, will attend WH gun control meeting, implement gun control ‘code’
Walmart has actually already endorsed a gun control package far to the left, with aim of undercutting small businesses. vlt.tc/mf2—
Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) January 09, 2013
Indeed. Some mom-and-pop gun shops will likely not be able to afford to comply with the regulations spelled out in the agreement.
The package Walmart endorsed would require video taping of every gun and ammo purchase. vlt.tc/mf2—
Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) January 09, 2013
It was nice knowing you, Wally.
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Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!