June 06, 2005

Quote of the Day

"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. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here"
.—Senator Dianne Feinstein: CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes”, February 5, 1995

STILL think that total confiscation ISN'T the ultimate goal of the GFW crowd?

"And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition - except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors totally illegal."
--Pete Shields, Chairman, Handgun Control Inc.
DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN (U.S. Senator)”…we could tax them [firearms] out of existence.” (Washington Post 4 Nov 93)
MEL REYNOLDS (U.S. Congressman) “If it were up to me we’d ban them all [firearms].” (CNN Crossfire 9 Dec 93)

As a matter of fact they have tried to totally ban ALL handguns allready:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce the Public Health and Safety Act of 1993 on behalf of myself and nine of my colleagues: Mel Reynolds, Bill Clay, Jerry Nadler, Eleanor Holmes Norton, John Lewis, Nydia Velazquez, Ron Dellums, Carrie Meek, and Alcee Hastings. This legislation, first introduced in the Senate by Senator John Chafee, would prohibit the transfer or possession of handguns and handgun ammunition, except in limited circumstances. It would go a long way toward protecting our citizens from violent crime. The need for a ban on handguns cannot be overstated. Unlike rifles and shotguns, handguns are easily concealable. Consequently, they are the weapons of choice in most murders, accounting for the deaths of 25,000 Americans in 1991......"
Rep. Stephen J. Solarz, New York (August 12, 1992, The Congressional Record, 102nd Congress, 1992-1993, Daily Edition E2492-2493.)

Too bad for these GFW's that there is that pesky little thing called the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and enough (barely) people that still understand the concept of individual rights to block them from their ultimate goal....so far.

WE THE PEOPLE must remain ever vigilant and protective of these rights, or all too soon the concept of a free republic wherein the government derives its power FROM the PEOPLE will disappear, and the vision of the founding fathers but a distant memory.