During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.“I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” -- Washington Post, 11 April 2011.
President Obama supports reinstating the assault weapons ban, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday, on the heels of back-to-back shooting rampages in the United States.As a presidential candidate, Obama supported renewal of the 1994-2004 federal ban on manufacturing some semi-automatic weapons for civilian use. But he hasn’t pushed for it as president, largely steering clear of the issue.“He does support renewing the assault weapons ban,” Carney said at his press briefing.
I was in a local gun store the other day, just cruising to "take the temperature". I ran into a fellow who I knew from the 90s. He observed that "the first War Between the States was precipitated by the election of Lincoln and the second one will be kicked off by the re-election of Obama" and what follows it. I could not argue with his premise.
Just now I was chatting with Bob Wright (he always calls to check up on how I'm doing) and he brought up something similar. Bob's First Sergeant in the 1st New Mexico had commented that he believed that the War Between the States was certain after the Dred Scott decision. The Yankees, he posited, were disposed to tolerate slavery while they could plausibly deny responsibility for it. But Dred Scott made them responsible for the "peculiar institution" in a way that they could no longer ignore. "Kind of like Obamacare and the mandate," I observed. The Obama administration is now pushing us similarly, Bob agreed.
(I am not interested in refighting the whole "the WBTS was not over slavery" issue. There were many other issues, tariffs, economic competition, to be sure, but I believe that all of that was wrapped around what Bruce Catton once called, "the indigestible lump.")
I am not pimping for Romney here, not at all. I despise the GOP leadership and their unprincipled and Constitutionally worthless candidate. I will not vote for him. The election of Romney will provide even more challenges to liberty, made harder to fight by the fact that the GOP -- if they retain the House and recapture the Senate -- will circle the wagons around "their" president.
I am merely warning here that civil war is probable with the re-election of an Obama administration "liberated" from any political constraints that have heretofore applied.