Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Civil War type divisions." Rand Paul: "We will fight tooth and nail."

A few dead at Gettysburg, 1863.
Yesterday I wrote in Regarding Rumors, "Alarums and Excursions." Sit tight and we'll see what actually happens before reacting seriously. --
There are many rumors floating around about what's coming from the administration and its Nazgul, within and without Mordor on the Potomac. Executive orders of bans on importation of "assault weapons," parts and ammunition are rumored. . . The administration, it is said, is panicked by the rush to buy arms and ammunition.
Late last night, I received this from another source in DC, under the heading of "some chatter today":
Word is Obama is going to ban AW/shotgun imports, all ammo and all parts sets by Executive Order tomorrow. It makes sense, and would play to his core. It will also guarantee one helluva fight on the domestic front, stupidly, at a time when Obama and his retinue ought to be focused on dealing with the economic mess. And it is going to divide the living shit out of the country like nothing else---civil war type divisions.
Whether this is disinformation floated by the administration to elicit a response remains to be seen. As I wrote yesterday:
While I have no doubt that the Schumers of the world are panicked, it behooves us to await more details and further events before WE panic into "alarums and excursions." This doesn't mean that we should quit making preparations, on the contrary. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't engage in political struggle against the tide. But the wise man waits and watches without panic until action is required.
Senator Rand Paul, it seems, may be hearing the same rumors:
Sen. Paul on Gun Control Order: Obama is Not 'King'
The Obama administration has suggested using an executive order to bypass Congress if it can't get the gun control measures it wants.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told CBN News that members of Congress are prepared to fight such an order.
"I'm against having a king," Paul said. "I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress -- that's someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch."
"I've been opposed to executive orders, even with Republican presidents. But one that wants to infringe on the Second Amendment, we will fight tooth and nail," he continued.
"And I promise you, there'll be no rock left unturned as far as trying to stop him from usurping the Constitution, running roughshod over Congress," he vowed. "And you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do this."
Debate will be the least of the regime's worries if they force us, like John Hancock, to be international smugglers again. Still, let us await events keep our wits about us and our powder dry.
LATER: Mother Jones includes import bans in its list of "14 Ways Obama Can Push Gun Control Without Congress."
You may recall that Clinton cut us off from the inexpensive Chinese ammunition sources after we scared him with the unintended consequences of the 1994 Brady and AWB acts, on 26 May 1994. The "legal authority" of the decision was the Arms Export Control Act of 1976.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congress is irelivent, debate is irelivent, If Obama moves on the 2A He starts a war none of us (but him) want, None of us can stop and none can turn off once it starts. I am told that the left in DC truly belive that the "gun nuts" and "barrel suckers" will not fight. That once the deed is done they "will fall in line". If this is true then the nation is doomed to war with itself. God help us all.

SWIFT said...

Anon 4:36AM, Make no mistake, Obama is not the only one who wants a war. The leadership and some rank-and-file members of all agencies in the praetorian guard, are looking for a fight. There is no other way to explain the purchase of 2 billion rounds of ammunition by the Homies and the huge purchase of Remington 700's by the FBI. There is no other way to explain Northcoms training to fight Americans. Their solemn oaths to uphold the Constitution are as meaningless to them as a sucked egg. These demon possessed POS will show their true colors in short order. It is less about being loyal to Obama, than it is about wanting to kill.

MamaLiberty said...

"And you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do this."

A "heck of a debate?" How radical! What a threat!

How about articles of impeachment... immediately? It's not as if there aren't already plenty of charges available to work with, and plenty of evidence to go with them.

Congress needs men with some guts and principles to ACT instead of threatening more useless talk.

But, then again, when was the last time THAT happened?

ebola131 said...

Any EO on the 2nd is a call to plan your actions.
A call to arms will come when the scouting of the enemy camps is complete.
See who Bill Clinton targeted in the Serb War.
I believe they think this is their moment and they will act.
The most effective weapon on the battlefield is the Scout Sniper.
III

Ed said...

How about any Executive Order restricting 1st Amendment rights? Not a good idea. 3rd Amendment? Nope. 4th Amendment? Not a good idea at all. 5th Amendment? Not advisable. 6th, 7th, 8th 9th, 10th or any other Amendment? I did not think so. So what makes anyone think that an Executive Order infringing 2nd Amendment rights is a good idea and not the others?

Trinity said...

While Rand Paul may be a man of principles and integrity the same can't be said about the vast majority of the congressional critters. They are for the most part feeding at the trough of power and riches of big government -- and they like it that way.

Democrats and Republicans are but the two wings of the same new national bird -- the vulture.

Because of their loyalty and support of big government they have their seat at the banquet table feasting on the carcass of what was once and a proud and free America, the Obamanation has their collective balls in his pocket -- and he knows it.

After a small but decent time of public wailing and gnashing of teeth for the benefit of the gullible sheeple the apparatchiks of big government will turn around and hand the progressives the requisite jars of Vaseline as they bend over and spread their cheeks...all the while weeping in despair that they did all they could to stand up to the shredding of the Constitution and stripping us of our rights.

Trusting anybody in Washington to stand up for America is as foolish as trusting in the tooth fairy to reward you after the boot of government tyranny kicks in your teeth.
dol/lal

Anonymous said...

This is a very dangerous brew being mixed here. Across this country , there are million`s of people who have lost , homes , job`s and everything they owned as a direct result of the action`s of this government. This could be the straw that break`s the camel`s back. God help us , because these politician`s have proven over and over , they will somehow bungle everything they touch .

Anonymous said...

Ed asks, "...So what makes anyone think that an Executive Order infringing 2nd Amendment rights is a good idea and not the others?..."

The Second enforces the protection of all them, including the DoI and Constitution. Remove the Second, and you won't see the others, either, except maybe in your dreams.

Anonymous said...

This will not end well, for any of us.

I hope the Administration is prepared for the carnage that ill ensue, it's going to be a nasty war.

Edwin III