2nd Amendment Rights Under Attack!
The Obama Administration, through the Department of Justice, has given the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms or ATF the authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abusers.” Effectively, those convicted of alcohol and/or controlled substance abuse will have their right to bear arms revoked. Through misuse of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, constitutional rights may be circumvented while the owner of the property can have it taken without recourse.
He Department of Justice, in 2010, published a document entitled “Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism” wherein the definition of “constitutionalist” has been reworked to reflect a generic term for members of the “patriot movement.” Now it is also often used to refer to members of the sovereign citizen or common law court movement.
This document attempts to down play the term New World Order by explaining it as a term “used by conspiracy theorists to refer to a global conspiracy designed to implement worldwide socialism.” This ideal is “targeted by right-wing extremists” as bad; yet those types are afraid that “Jewish people ultimately will control the world.
The FBI surmises that “Sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in this country, they are separate or sovereign from the United States. As a result they believe they don’t have to answer to government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments, or law enforcement.” And that these citizens are a domestic terror threat.
Brian Loftus, a member of Oathkeepers, was unduly harassed for purchasing a few boxes of ammunition while former US Marine Brandon Raub was indefinitely detained in a VA psychiatric hospital for speaking out against the US government on Facebook.
Raub’s attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute has stated that he is receiving correspondence from people throughout America reporting that US veterans are being detained in psychiatric hospitals for simply speaking out against the US government.
Because of the Department of Homeland Security’s report entitled “Rightwing Extremism” the US government is coming after veterans; decrying them as domestic terrorists, extremists, and white supremacists.
July of this year, Obama vowed to curb violence in American cities by including so-called reasonable restrictions on gun ownership. As a senator, Obama supported and pushed for anti-gun legislation (I will give mine up if the government gives up theirs’ first). He admonished congress back then for being “slow to act” on the issues he felt were imperative.
During the “Fast and Furious” scandal, it was revealed that the ATF was exposed in emails to have been part of the covert operation that was designed to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3” which would require gun shops and owners to report multiple gun sales of individuals.
In a speech to the National Urban League, Obama eluded to the US government defining and declaring who is mentally stable enough to have the right to gun ownership. Some psychiatrists are even asserting that there needs to be a national healthcare approach to the issue of allowing 2nd Amendment rights to stand. Furthermore, propaganda studies into gun ownership claim that alcohol causes the likelihood of gun-related violence to rise; this is according to Dr. Garen Wintermute, professor of emergency medicine at the Prevention Research Program.
Banning assault weapons would control the amount of rounds a person would be able to effectively fire off, while on the other hand police officers would still be allowed to tout automatic pistols. Restricting gun sales to include minor misdemeanors as well as convicted felons would curb about 40% of gun sales; and with the classification of gun support as a mental disorder, there would be a virtually unlimited control placed on who could ultimately own a firearm.