Perhaps the most unsettling part of the left’s crusade against the Second Amendment is the examples upon which they hope to model American gun laws. The “commonsense” gun control measures that liberals push and that are designed to undermine our most-important rights as Americans are measures that are geared towards a goal of complete civilian disarmament.
The left understands the power of incrementalism and with such dedicated patriots in America, those who push for gun control measures cannot openly discuss such radical, un-American policies. They do, however, veil these goals by discussing the need to adopt gun laws similar to those seen in the UK or Australia.
What they conspicuously neglect to mention is that neither the UK nor Australia enjoy a constitutional right to the bearing of arms. America does.
Recently, 2016 presidential prospect Hillary Clinton encountered a question about gun violence and claimed that America needed to create laws more in-line with Australia’s gun laws- a totalitarian governmental program dedicated to eradicating civilian ownership of firearms.
“You know, Australia’s a good example, Canada’s a good example, [and] the UK’s a good example. Why? Because each of them had mass killings, Australia had a huge mass killing about 20 or 25 years ago. Canada did as well, so did the UK. In reaction, they passed much stricter gun laws. In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program. The Australian government as part of trying to clamp down on the availability of automatic weapons offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns and basically clamped down going forward, in terms of having more of a background check approach–more of a permitting approach.”
But what, exactly, does Australia’s anti-gun crusade look like for subjects in Australia?
Australia is currently expanding their vendetta to allow warrantless searches and seizures in the pursuit of firearms.
“Police forces across the nation stand to be granted extraordinary powers to tackle gun crime, including the ability to search suspects without a court warrant, amid rising concerns over the links between organised crime and terrorism. Other states and territories are now considering or drafting laws comparable to those introduced in NSW allowing officers to search anyone subject to an existing firearms prohibition order without obtaining a court warrant.”
“More than 1000 people, houses and cars have been searched for guns or gun parts since the NSW laws came into effect in November 2013, with the majority of those people targeted by police linked to organized crime.”
It seems that the Australian government is not only uncomfortable with an armed populace, but also uncomfortable with any semblance of due process or the basic principles of enlightenment ideals.
However, that is half-a-world away. Surely Americans have nothing to worry about, right?
Unfortunately, Americans face the same kind of tyrannical threat here at home. In 2011, Republican traitor Rep. Peter King introduced the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act. The bill sought to allow the Attorney General to deny Second Amendment rights to anyone who had been arbitrarily placed on the government’s terrorist watchlist- a draconian list that includes the names of people who have been placed on the list without any due process of law.
The bill has been resurrected by Democrats who seek to use the issue as a political weapon, claiming that the NRA is seeking to keep terrorists armed.
Of course, Democrats make no mention of the fact that the “terrorists” on this list can and are placed on the list arbitrarily without any due process.
Heck, even former ultra-liberal, long-time Senator Ted Kennedy was once on the list. That’s how arbitrary the list is.
When the left talks about Australia’s gun laws, bear in mind that they are advocating not a “commonsense” approach to curbing gun violence, but a complete abolition of our Second Amendment rights and our principles of due process.