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Don’t take away gun freedoms

Published 9:28am Monday, January 14, 2013

Mentally ill people committed mass murder, yet there is very little talk about how to properly identify these people early before they pose a danger to others, along with the treatment of mental illness and a review of psychiatric drugs prescribed to youth.

It’s not the politician’s prerogative to dictate unalienable rights they will allow us nor break down the enumerated rights as they see fit. Who guarantees our rights and freedoms not the government, but we the people we guarantee our rights and freedoms.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.”

Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, D-Manilla, says Iowa lawmakers should ban semi-automatic guns and “start taking them” from owners who refuse to surrender any illegal firearms through a buy-back program.

In 1992 the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Eric Holder stated “anti-gun ads should run every day, and we need to really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way.”

This idea is not new. Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and Kim Jong Il were firm believers in gun control, the government has guns the people are controlled.

The reality right now is we are losing our rights and freedoms. The government is forcing people to act contrary to religious beliefs; fiscal mismanagement of an epic scale, openness and transparency gave way to smoke-filled backroom deals and executive orders. The right to bear arms again is under attack. There will be a day when people will wake up and find their choices gone and compliance is mandatory.

Trampling on the rights of hundreds of millions of lawful owners for the crimes of a few mentally ill does not address the issue. The proposed bill has punitive taxes for exercising an enumerated right, fingerprinting owners, photo database and registration. When the legal owner dies, the firearm will not be passed on to the heirs but confiscated by the state. The overwhelming majority of gun owners have committed no crime but we have been tried, convicted and sentenced in absentia in statist’s kangaroo court where their can be only one outcome.

 

Randy Kruckeberg

Mankato