Laura Ingraham, who was filling in for the vacationing Bill O’Reilly Thursday on Fox News’ “The Factor,” stated that elected politicians are now openly using the term gun confiscation to describe their intent regarding new gun control, and the Democratic governor of New York is one of them.
Ingraham noted that new proposals for gun control have gone far beyond a mere renewal of the assault weapons ban of the Clinton era during the 1990s.
Later, on “Hannity,” conservative icon Michelle Malkin weighed in on the controversy, stating that the gun bans proposed in the new law would not stop with high powered, semi-automatic rifles but extend to handguns, magazines, forced seizure of firearms by law enforcement, and registration and fingerprinting of gun owners.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., speaking during a radio interview, stated that in implementing new gun control measures, confiscation of guns is on the table for consideration.
The governor’s statement would mark the first time a major elected official has broached the subject of forced seizure of citizens’ firearms. Earlier in the debate, just after the Newtown, Conn. massacre in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a crazed shooter at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, several news anchors who are known for supporting liberal causes called for gun confiscation. But no politician would go on the record to support such a thing until now.
Confiscation and seizure of the guns of law abiding citizens in America are two of the strongest terms possible to describe the new anti-gun initiative of the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats. Such a policy is foreign to the United States of America and its Constitution, which protects the gun rights of average citizens. One has visions of armed police officers going house to house demanding the weapons of the inhabitants, reminiscent of the extreme measures undertaken by tyrants such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Chairman Mao just prior to their campaigns of mass genocide during which disarmed citizens were murdered by the state in cold blood.
Conservatives have long warned that gun registration and gun control laws are ultimately aimed at disarming the public entirely. These protests have been met with ridicule and denials on the part of gun control advocates, who insist they would never seek to take guns and ammunition from average, law abiding citizens.
Yet so far conservatives and other gun rights activists have seen nothing but open confirmation of their prior warnings in the concrete proposals and statements by the anti-gun lobby.
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