Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The gun control drive after the Oregon shootings
After the mass shooting in Oregon last week, there have been renewed calls from all the usual suspects for more gun control. It won't work, of course, as I pointed out last week . . . but that hasn't stopped them trying.
Reason has published an article titled 'How to Create a Gun-Free America in 5 Easy Steps'. They're anything but easy steps, but that's the legal way to do it. Effectively, the obstacles in the way of the gun-banners and gun-grabbers are so immense as to be virtually insurmountable - from a legal and constitutional perspective, anyway. That's why so many gun-grabbers are trying to pass laws at the local and state level that 'fly under the radar' in constitutional terms, because they aren't nationally applicable.
Of course, if they can pass such laws in enough cities and states, they'll have effectively superimposed local control over the national constitution - prima facie illegal, but by then, who's going to argue? That's one thrust of their current agenda. The other is to have President Obama enact as many restrictions as possible by means of executive orders. These may be more or less legal. It'll take years to challenge them all, and all the local and state laws, and get those challenges to the Supreme Court . . . and by then, given a few retirements or deaths among the present Justices, who knows whether another liberal/progressive President may not have been able to appoint enough new judges of his own ilk to override stare decisis and eviscerate the Second Amendment?
I'm pretty sure that's their game plan. Remember it in 2016 when you cast your vote.