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Resistance to the President’s Gun Control Plan Continues to Build

By:  Bob Adelmann
01/18/2013
       
Resistance to the President’s Gun Control Plan Continues to Build

The president's plan to usurp Second Amendment rights is already meeting increasing resistance on every level: from informed citizens and their sheriffs to the House and the Senate. His time is running out. 

The president's plan to usurp Second Amendment rights is already meeting increasing resistance on every level: from informed citizens and their sheriffs to the House and the Senate. His time is running out. 

Admitting that passing his ambitious plan to rein in shooting incidents such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last month would “be difficult,” President Obama published a 22-page explanation of exactly what he has in mind. There are “four common-sense steps we can take right now,” according to the White House blog. The two steps meeting the most resistance are:

1. Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands, and

2. Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Highlights of his plan include requiring background checks for all gun sales, reinstating and strengthening the assault weapons ban, restoring the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines and getting rid of armor-piercing bullets. The paper went on to explain why:

Right now, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to run background checks on those buying guns, but studies estimate that nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are made by private sellers who are exempt from this requirement. As the President said following the Newtown tragedy, keeping guns out of the wrong hands starts with legislation to require background checks for all gun sales….

Several recent mass shootings involved high-capacity ammunition magazines that were prohibited from 1994 to 2004. Many of the mass shooters used the type of semiautomatic rifles that were the target of the assault weapons ban. It is time for Congress to renew the 10-round limit on magazines, and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban….

The President also is calling for legislation to finish the job of getting armor piercing bullets off the streets by prohibiting the possession and transfer of this dangerous ammunition, in addition to its manufacture and import.

This is just the beginning but it is enough to cause supporters of the Second Amendment to begin to push back. The first level of resistance is a healthy and clear understanding of exactly what the Second Amendment does, and no one explained it better than Judge Andrew Napolitano:

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