As I am sure many of you have already seen, gun sales over the holidays skyrocketed all over the US. More people than ever before are exercising their 2nd Amendment rights, and I for one am positively gleeful that such is the case.
But as you can imagine, there are plenty of narrow minded folks who would love nothing more than to slap more restrictions or outright bans on firearms ownership within our Republic.
Tonight during the Super Bowl, New York's anti gun mayor Michael " I'm a Doushebag" Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino will take to the airwaves touting more gun control in a public service announcement.
Both of these guys are members of MAIG or "Mayors Against Illegal Guns", a gun control advocacy group that they co-founded in 2006. The MAIG has a roster of mayors and town leaders all over the US, and many people have no idea that their elected officials may be a member of this gun-grabbing group. And it's not just Democrat or liberal mayors, the MAIG boasts several so-called "conservative" and Republican members as well.
Members of the MAIG say they are not trying to take guns away from their legal owners, just to close loopholes that allow criminals to get guns and move them around undetected.
But the problem with this is, that it's not the criminals that they are turning the screws on, it's gun shop dealers, private owners, and people who abide by the law anyway.
A criminal will break the law regardless of what you say or do. No matter how many restrictions or red tape you throw at a problem.
Bloomberg has always had a serious hate-on for gun owners and firearms in general, but as of late he's been rather quiet on the subject, as have many politicians. I guess many of them are starting to realize that there is a real and potent backlash from voters when you try to take away a fundamental right, such as self protection.
But the thing this time is, Bloomberg is in his 3rd and final term. If he pushes for something unpopular among the populace, it won't matter. The man has nothing to lose.
And that is something all gun owners in America need to take into consideration this fall when the Presidental election takes place. Obama has said openly, that gun control was an issue he believes in and is working behind the scenes to accomplish. One of the only things holding him back is fear of not being re-elected. If he manages to pull it out of the fire in November,....well Katie Bar the Door, as my grandfather used to say.
On a side note, both front runners in the Republican nominee race, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both support certain measures of gun control as well,so don't think you're safe with one of them in the White House either.
Gun control is coming, and it's just a matter of time before they start shoving it down your throat. And to be honest with you, I don't know there's much that voting against one guy or the other )in the Presidency, or Congress or Governor..whatever election it may be) will change it.
All I will say when they try to push it on me is this: