Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blair Holt Bill

Recently I've received a few emails about the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. This bill would burden firearms ownership (the "keep" part of the Second Amdendment) with licensing, registration and taxes (called fees but they're not fooling most of the people)

It is always important to keep an eye on the license loving fascists in Congress and this is the kind of bill that might be sneaked through in a midnight session. Nevertheless, pro-gun activists, while vigilant, don't seem worried about it. The bill has no co-sponsors indicating of a lack of enthusiasm for it among other congressmen. Politicians, above all things desire power and, historically, it is true that to exercise total power requires the gun owing members of the populace be rendered ineffective to resist. If every Jew in Germany had owned a Mauser rifle, 20 rounds of ammunition and the will to use them, National Socialism would probably be a minor footnote in the history of the Weimar Republic.

As things stand right now, an overt gun control bill would cause the so-called "progressives" to lose power in the upcoming elections. Their leadership (in both parties) is egotistical, openly fascist and would undoubtedly love to waco every decent gun owner in America but I seriously doubt they are stupid enough to risk the ire of the 80 million gun-owning citizens newly energized by the Heller decision and the probable incorporation of the Second Amendment in McDonald. I suspect that the House Democrats will allow the Blair Holt bill to die in subcommittee rather than risk the ire of pro-gun voters. If not then, "Cum ulla sella in pugno taberna."

Any chair in a bar fight.

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