"It is truly amazing how many people still think the 'AR' stands for 'assault rifle' - therefore this gun and its ammo should be banned from use..."
I remember reading a story years ago about "the perfect crime". How you could (hypothetically) get away with murder. You would go to the store and buy a large pot roast. Put it in your freezer until thoroughly frozen. Invite someone over to your house whom you would like to "off". When the person arrives, beat that person to death with the frozen pot roast. Then thaw the roast, cook it, and eat it. Bingo - no murder weapon!
Now I tell this silly story to make a very serious point. If murder is in your heart, you can kill someone with just about anything at any time. Period. Because the barbarians are cutting off heads in the Middle East, are we now going to ban knives? Because the barbarians are setting people on fire in the Middle East, are we now going to ban matches and gasoline? Because the barbarians are burying people alive in the Middle East, are we now going to ban shovels? Yes, I could go on and on.
This past week, Mr. "I have a pen and a phone" decided to use authority he does not constitutionally have in an attempt to ban AR-15 ammo. And as we all know, without ammo the gun just becomes a hunk of metal. And why is he doing that? In his mind, the AR-15 has become a symbol. He thinks every life member of the NRA owns at least one of these "dangerous" guns, and is just waiting to unleash mass murder with it. And how many times has a law abiding citizen gone crazy with a legally obtained AR-15? I don't know - but I would bet the answer is either zero of very close to it.
Listening to his Loony Left, all Obama hears is, "Nobody needs a gun that powerful to hunt." Or, "The clip size is way too big. Nobody needs a clip size that large to hunt." This again shows the extraordinary ignorance that continues to exist in this country on the Second Amendment. As most of us know, that cherished amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting. It does however, have EVERYTHING to do with protecting the citizenry against an overreaching government. Period. If we ever lose the Second Amendment, the others will quickly follow.
I think it is safe to say our President hates the NRA. He hates the fact some of us own guns. He really hates that he has not been able to do anything about it. He thought the Sandy Hook tragedy was the perfect time to turn the tide. And it almost was. Fortunately, we have enough patriots in our country to still understand our Constitution. Who under stand what "powers reserved" really stands for. Who understand the separation of powers. Who understand the Second Amendment. Who understand why our Founding Fathers decided having a "King" was not a good idea for this country.
How is this going to end up? It will be another hot mess, just like the executive action Obama took on amnesty. That almost shut down the government and defunded the DHS. This might lead to the defunding of the ATF. So really, the perfect crime is not killing someone with a frozen roast. The perfect crime is killing our freedoms one inch at a time. And the "perp" in this crime is the person who took an oath (twice) to protect those freedoms.