This week, the Arizona State Senate committee passed a bill sponsored by State Senator Don Shooter and 4 other senators that prohibits the application of federal laws that would restrict gun owners from having access to semiautomatic guns and high capacity magazines. This ban begins on January 14th of this year.
Shooter said: “The country is called the United States; it’s not called the federal government. The states are sovereign.”
State Senator Keli Ward, co-sponsor of the bill explained: “Basically it is a statement because I am very impassioned about Arizona state rights. I believe the federal government has taken liberties that they are not at liberty to take, especially in encroaching on our Second Amendment rights.”
In Wyoming, the State House of Representative approved a bill to restrict the federal gun grab within their state lines. Included in the legislation was an amendment that classified any attempt by federal agents to enforce federal gun control mandates as a felony.
Citizens would also be empowered to obtain concealed carry permits to allow guns onto both college campuses and onto the premises of public schools. This bill exempts assault rifles and high capacity magazines from the federal gun control restriction laws introduced on Capitol Hill.
In Newtown, Connecticut, parents of the slain children from Sandy Hook Elementary spoke at a meeting in the school’s auditorium to voice their desire to support President Obama’s agenda to render the 2nd Amendment ineffectual. Obama made sure to make public displays of comfort for the victim’s parents who were used once again as a political tool to convince America that gun control is a question of morality.
David Wheeler, who lost a son during the shooting said that he lost his child because of an unstable, suicidal individual who “had access to a weapon that has no place in a home.” Wheeler went on to say: “The liberty of any person to own a military-style assault weapon and a high-capacity magazine and keep them in their home is second to the right of my son to his life. His life, to the right to live of all of those children and those teachers, the rights of your children, of you, of all of us. Let’s honor the founding documents and get our priorities straight.”
Green ribbons and stickers stating “we demand change now” were worn by those supporting the gun ban because as one mother said: “We stop being the world’s greatest country when we allow our most vulnerable citizens to be slaughtered because we might offend people by taking away their guns. We stop being something to be proud of when we love our guns more than we love our children.”
David Barzetti, father of a slain 5 year old boy, grieved for his loss, yet did not believe it would be solved with a federal gun control law. Bazretti said: “We are divided into two groups; one that thinks if we keep people from owning guns it can stop another 12/14 from happening. Other group wants to protect ourselves from others like Adam Lanza. Obviously we don’t need an assault rifle to kill a deer, but we also don’t need to take away a 500-horsepower vehicle from an owner who wants to own a high-powered vehicle. That’s their choice.”
Mary Ann Jacob, member of the Sandy Hook school staff said: “Make no mistake. If there was a police officer in our building that day, he would be dead.”
Speaking to the press on Capitol Hill, Vice President Joe Biden said that new gun laws would not “fundamentally alter” the likelihood of another mass shooting. Biden said: “Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to 1,000 a year from what it is now.”
Biden agreed that there is not “an absolute consensus on all these things “but there is a sea change, a sea change in the attitudes of the American people. I believe the American people will not understand — and I know that everyone in that caucus understands — they won’t understand if we don’t act. The visual image of those 20 innocent children being riddled with bullets has, has absolutely, not only traumatized the nation, but it has caused– like the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Two weeks ago the Ohio National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit (CSU) conducted a training exercise in Portsmouth authorized by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA). In conjunction with local police and fire departments, these “mock terror drills” involved the scenario of two school teachers who disagree with the Obama administration’s federal gun grab and scheme to use “chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.”
Bill Raison, Portsmouth chief of the fire department asserted: “I think sometimes we tend to think of terrorism as just international terrorism. What’s the likelihood that’s coming to Portsmouth, Ohio? Most people think it’s not very likely. But we forget that there’s a lot of domestic terrorism. There’s organizations and things that go on within the United States that can be every bit as devastating as the international terrorism is.”
While ONG are training to subdue “anti-government extremists”, an Alabama boy is currently being held hostage in an underground bunker by a 65 year old Vietnam veteran who authorities claim is a loner with “anti-government suspicions”; as well as described by neighbors as a “paranoid menace”.