Mark Levin spent a good portion of his show, Tuesday combatting the notion that the Second Amendment is not under attack as Senators prepare to vote on the Democrat’s (as yet unseen) gun control package on Thursday.
He argued that the federal government does not have the power to propose any law that abridges or constricts the Second Amendment of the United States.
“The 2nd Amendment like the rest of the bill of rights is part of the constitution”, he explained. “It exists as protection against usurpation by against the very congress that is now debating its very existence! The 2nd Amendment belongs to you and me! ….Like the rest of the Constitution. It’s not up for grabs! Is the Senate holding a Constitutional Convention?!”
He went on to say, “it’s important to realize that this Thursday, the Senate intends to vote on changing the 2nd Amendment without any pretense of going through the constitutional Amendment processes. The Senate is meeting as if its a Constitutional Convention and it can do whatever it damn well wants to do!”
An up or down vote on 2nd Amendment is unconstitutional,” Levin fumed. “There are no up or down votes on the Constitution!”
“On top of that, we have no idea what specific law is even being proposed”, he continued. “It’s Tuesday evening. We have no idea what they’re going to debate on Thursday. And yet, you have Democrats of course, and Republicans as well, insisting that we pass this law or that law without the benefit of a single hearing. Without the benefit of public notice of any kind. This is not ‘little r republicanism!’ He thundered, “this is Democratic tyranny!”
Ted Cruz was a guest on the show, yesterday. He said “we should stand together and defend the Bill of Rights.”
Market Ticker: Go To Hell Harry Reid and Dianne Feinswine:
This bill goes far further and effectively bans lawful gun retailing!
I wondered why they were talking about “Straw Purchasers” in their news releases when straw purchasing is already illegal and exposes the person who does so to severe criminal penalties.
The reason is that now they intend to steal all property involved in the straw purchase even for an unaware participant — such as a gun store where a straw purchase takes place!
‘(a)(1) Any person convicted of a violation of section 932 or 933 shall forfeit to the United States, irrespective of any provision of State law–
‘(A) any property constituting, or derived from, any proceeds the person obtained, directly or indirectly, as the result of such violation; and
‘(B) any of the person’s property used, or intended to be used, in any manner or part, to commit, or to facilitate the commission of, such violation.
Note the language. Not only will this be construed to steal the house, vehicle and other property of both the straw purchaser and the ultimate recipient as-written it can and probably will also be construed to attack a retailer who has an employee that is involved in such a transaction.
If you didn’t understand Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell’s filibuster intent (along with others) you should now understand it quite-clearly. Not only is there an attempt to define the victims of a crime as federal felons in this piece of blatantly unconstitutional trash but in addition there is a thinly-veiled attack upon lawful firearms retailers in the form of forfeiture provisions that can be (and presumably will be) easily abused to seize property upon the flimsiest of pretext.