The microphone remained live following a committee meeting in Trenton, New Jersey, last Thursday and captured comments from three anti-gun Democrats boldly proclaiming their purposes and prejudices:
We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate....
They [gun owners] don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.
After reviewing the recording on May 9, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs said in an e-mail that the voices came from Senator Linda R. Greenstein, who represents the 14th District; Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham of the 31st District, who is the Majority Whip; and Senator Loretta Weinberg from the 37th District, who is the Senate Majority Leader.
Weinberg was elected in 2005 and was selected by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as his running mate in 2009 in the election they lost to present Governor Chris Christie. Corzine is best known as the man who committed “the crime of the century” when his investment firm, MF Global, collapsed spectacularly in October 2011, costing his investors $1.6 billion and causing more than 25,000 bankruptcies among his clients.
One does not need to begin the exposure of intentions to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens with this faux pas committed on Thursday. One can start back in 1976 when Pete Shields, the founder of Handgun Control, Inc. — now known as the Brady Campaign — said:
Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time.…
The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns … in this country.
The second problem is to get handguns registered.
The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition … totally illegal.
Or one could begin the gun control conversation with this from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in 1995 when she revealed in an interview on 60 Minutes:
If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban — picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. American, turn ‘em all in! — I would have done it.
The assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea….
Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation. [Emphasis added.]
Or this from Roger Rosenblatt in Time magazine in 1999:
I think the country has long been ready to restrict the use of guns … and now I think we’re prepared to get rid of the damn things entirely: the handguns, the semis and the automatics.
Or this from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo following the Sandy Hook shooting last December:
Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale [of guns] to the state could be an option.
Or this from former New York City Mayor Ed Koch:
I don’t believe in our society we should have guns.
Or this from MSNBC host Ed Schultz who tweeted:
Write all the feel good laws you want, it’s the confiscation of these types of weapons that counts.
One could start, and end, the conversation about the confiscation of guns with a video produced by the National Rifle Association after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans where innocents had their Second Amendment rights violently abrogated and ignored.
In December, CNN’s Piers Morgan said “I’d remove every gun in America.”
Last month California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will allow, starting in July, the confiscation of firearms from those California citizens who are “prohibited from owning them” if they are “mentally defective.”
But the confiscators’ intentions were most clearly defined, as The New American reported, in the step-by-process listed at the Daily Kos by which confiscators intend to remove all firearms from American citizens. “Sporks,” an avid and self-admitted gun hater, was abundantly and chillingly clear about what he intends:
The only way we can truly be safe and prevent further gun violence is to ban civilian ownership of all guns. That means everything. No pistols, no revolvers, no semiautomatic or automatic rifles. No bolt action. No breaking actions or falling blocks. Nothing…
Unfortunately, right now we can’t…what we need to do is establish the regulatory and informational institutions first.
This is how we do it:
The very first thing we need is a national registry. We need to know where the guns are and who has them … we need a law demanding that all firearms be registered in a national database.
Along with this, [we need to] make private sales illegal....
Now we get down to it…. Remember those ATF form 4473s? Those record every firearm sale, going back twenty years. And those have to be surrendered to the ATF on demand.
So, we get those logbooks, and cross reference the names and addresses with the new national registry. Since most NRA types own two or (many) more guns, we can get an idea of who properly registered their guns and who didn't.
For example, if we have a guy who purchased 6 guns over the course of 10 years, but only registered two of them, that raises a red flag.
Now, maybe he sold them or they got lost or something. But it gives us a good target for investigation. A nice visit by the ATF or state police to find out if he really does still have those guns would be certainly warranted....
I'm concerned [with that] guy who bought a half dozen assault weapons, registered two hunting rifles, and belongs to the NRA/GOA. He's the guy who warrants a raid.
Once those pesky NRA/GOA “types” have been dealt with, the rest is easy, according to Sporks:
One good first step would be to close the registry to new registrations. This would, in effect, prevent new guns from being made or imported. This would put the murder machine corporations out of business for good, and cut the money supply to the NRA/GOA. As money dries up, the political capital needed [by us good progressives to push] for new controls will be greatly reduced.
There is just one tiny problem that Sporks has failed to deal with. As the game has been exposed over the years, more and more Americans — not just those with memberships in the NRA (the National Rifle Association) or the GOA (Gun Owners of America) — are waking up and taking a stand. One of those who has drawn his own “line in the sand” was surprised and delighted to learn that his blog where he announced his decision had gone viral. Wrote Pastor Chuck Baldwin:
Ladies and gentlemen, whatever the consequences might be, and whatever anyone else does or doesn't do, I am prepared to become an outlaw over this issue! I don’t know how to say it any plainer: I will not register my firearms, and I will not surrender my firearms. Period. End of story. It’s not just a saying with me: when my guns are outlawed, I will be an outlaw!
It is time RIGHT NOW for every American citizen to make up his or her mind on this issue.
A week later Baldwin remarked that that single blog brought more positive comments than anything he had written over the past 15 years. And some of them must have been reading Sporks, for at the end of his outline of how gun confiscation could take place in America, Sporks asked in a poll for feedback on how many of his readers thought a total gun ban would be likely to take place in the United States within the next ten years. More than 11,000 of his readers responded. Here are the results:
YES! 227 votes
No. 10,309 votes
The cat is out of the bag. There are no more surprises. Freedom fighters no longer need to doubt the intentions and purposes of their enemy. They know what needs to be done. From Shields to Sporks, the enemy is now fully exposed and the battle has been joined.
A graduate of Cornell University and a former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American magazine and blogs frequently at www.LightFromTheRight.com, primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at