Remember this David Codrea piece from 2010? "'Conservative' Bill O'Reilly supports gun confiscation in emergencies." Well, he's at it again. A reader writes:
I watched the O'Reilly Factor tonight again, and Bill is on the third day of advocating for a national gun registration of any firearms that Congress decides are "heavy weapons". If a 7.62x39 and 223 fit (rounds used in the AK47 and AR15 class of rifles respectively), I'm thinking anything could be made to fit since those are lower powered cartridges than any commonly used hunting rifles used for plain old deer hunting. Definitely anything that will accept a magazine over a set number of rounds will be included in his definition.
Oh, and he wants it to include ammunition sales also.
The FBI will be kind enough to handle that database, and to mine it for terrorism threats.
As a white male who is religious, a military vet, gun enthusiast and conservative I already fit Homeland Security's primary definition of domestic terrorist. I want to thank him for wanting to give the FBI cause to monitor my life, put me on no-fly lists, and whatever other grief the government can cause without having to bother with due process.
So, since a national firearm database is not only illegal (thanks to the 1986 Firearms Owner Protection Act) but also a downright stupid idea that he refuses to back off of, I think it's time to move forward with a boycott and to urge as many local groups, internet forums and the NRA to back and move forward with.
Compare this to what Jim Zumbo did by suggesting the banning of black rifles, and he was driven out of the industry for a long time. This is much worse, and needs to be squashed immediately before Obama and Holder and the Brady Group all start talking a national database is "common sense" gun laws that even conservatives like Fox News agree with!
I never thought a Fox News fair and balanced commentator would be the one to give fodder to the Brady Group and Democrats that would help them roll gun laws back 25 years.
If somebody could provide a list of advertisers to the O'Reilly Factor and his radio shows, that would be a great help.