During Obama’s Gun Town Hall he had a setup question from Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. This was clearly a plant, and I am disappointed that so few picked up on it. Obama wanted to make people think it was absurd that the administration would try and confiscate guns, so he orchestrated the following question:
“So, I would like you to explain with 350 million guns in 65 million places, households, from Key West, to Alaska, 350 million objects in 65 million places, if the Federal government wanted to confiscate those objects, how would they do that?”
Clever, right? Now the average person is supposed to think, “Wow, he is right. That just wouldn’t be possible.”
Don’t believe that for a second. The same people who are devious enough to come up with that question have a number of ideas ready to go. But it needs to be something he could do without the approval of Congress. Here are a few possibilities of how they might get started:
Use the IRS. Say we need to raise money to cover injuries caused by guns, maybe tying it into Obamacare. Simply say that the government is going to require a $1 tax each year on all handguns and a $0.50 tax on all long guns. The point would not be to raise money – the purpose would be to force you to list your guns on your tax form. If you didn’t, you would be guilty of tax fraud and the IRS could seize them.
Use Government Schools. Have a big safety week in public schools all across the country, talking about how bad guns are. Then have all the children fill out a Home Safety form, asking a bunch of questions they have no right to know. One of the questions: “Is there a gun in your home?” Kids who say ‘yes’ get a form that goes home to the parents requiring them to prove that their guns are locked away.
Regulate ammunition. Put the same requirements on the purchase of ammo that exist on the purchase of guns. It would make it much more difficult to purchase and would let the government know who are the trouble makers.
Knowing who has the guns does not take the guns, but the Progressive way is to reach their goal through a number of small steps.
Do you know how a Boa Constrictor kills a large animal? It suffocates it. Each time its victim exhales, the snake tightens a little. Pretty soon you can’t draw a breath and then the battle is lost. This is the Progressive way, and if we don’t stop it when it first starts we have very little chance of stopping it once they really get going.