War plans

If there is a coming offensive against gun owners Alan Korwin has some of the likely details of their war plans. There is some scary stuff in there:

Under the proposal, the U.S. Attorney General can add any “semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General.” Note that Obama’s pick for this office (Eric Holder, confirmation hearing set for Jan. 15) wrote a brief in the Heller case supporting the position that you have no right to have a working firearm in your own home.

In making this determination, the bill says, “there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.”

In plain English this means that ANY firearm ever obtained by federal officers or the military is not suitable for the public.


If these near-total bans aren’t enough, the most dangerous part may be the phrase “pistol grip” because: “The term ‘pistol grip’ means a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.” In other words, any semi-auto long gun with a grip (that’s ALL semi-auto long guns) would be banned under the existing proposal. It’s not clear what they hope to achieve by deceptively banning guns with grips instead of just calling to ban the guns — even an idjit can tell it’s the same thing.

I didn’t cover here all the magazine bans, transfer bans, dealer record-keeping and centralized reporting, and a host of nuisance details — there will be time enough for that when the new lists are released soon: “As soon as President-elect Obama is inaugurated and the 111th Congress is sworn in,” according to Ms. Brady. Congress is set to be sworn in on Jan. 6, Inauguration Day is Jan. 20.

If they really are making war plans to engage us then we need to make our plans and prepare as well. I’m still debating what to work on first.


6 thoughts on “War plans

  1. Yup. They’re going to have to kill some more “gun-totin’ rednecks” too, just to make the point, as they did during the Clinton years.

    Look for assaults on armed “compounds” especially in Idaho, Texas, maybe some Utah Mormons, or now that Palin is so popular, Alaska.

  2. You’re overly-optimistic, Joe. It’s design, or “based on” such a design. That covers everything–every self-loading pistol, shotgun or rifle in existence. Anyway, that’s an unimportant detail if suitability is “as determined by the Attorney General”. It’s one tyrant’s opinion. (If an AG accepts this sort of power without protest, he’s a tyrant. Sorry.)

  3. TJP, I’m confused. I’m working on software for long range precision shooting and making shaped charges and you say I’m “overly-optimistic”?

    Lyle, don’t forget that the Weaver incident occurred under the Bush administration. The perpetrators were protected and redeployed to Waco by the Clinton administration.

  4. “TJP, I’m confused.”

    So am I. I scrolled and lost track of the indentation, understanding the quoted words to be taken from Korwin’s piece. Korwin is overly-optimistic.

    And I just realized that explanation doesn’t make any sense, since it happened after I lost my first post (browser hang), and instead submitted a summarized version without the quotes.

  5. I think what TJP means is that being able to ban “a firearm based on the design of [a firearm designed for military or law enforcement use] gives the AG the ability to outlaw almost anything. Lever action rifles? Spencer/Henry rifles were used by Civel WAs soldiers so they’re out. Revolvers? Again, many early models were originally used by 19th century soldiers.

    And don’t get me started on the “pistol grip”.

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