Yet “Fast and Furious” is just the beginning of their sinister operations against Second Amendment freedom.
Instead of coming clean on the scandal to stop the killing of innocents on both sides of the border, the Obama administration has exploited that crisis to impose gun registration in four southwestern states through an unlawful, bureaucratic order.
Never mind that the administration has no legal authority to do this. Never mind that the order circumvents Congress, makes an end run around the Constitution, and short-circuits the idea of representative government.
It’s just another example of the arrogance, over-reach, abuse of authority and contempt for the rule of law that has characterized this administration since the beginning.
And you can bet it’ll get a lot worse.
Because they’re also working behind the scenes with tyrannical governments and global anti-gun groups at the United Nations, seeking to commit the United States to international gun-ban treaties.
Working in the shadows, they’ve quietly reversed the official U.S. position, and all but signed off on proposals for an international Arms Trade Treaty that would directly contradict our own U.S. Constitution.
And if you think our nation’s judiciary would never allow that, you could be in for a terrifying surprise.
Because Obama has been busy stacking the U.S. Supreme Court with justices who share his distrust and disdain—if not outright hatred—for firearm freedom.
His two appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court—Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan—prove that beyond any reasonable doubt.
Sotomayor and Kagan are two of the most rabidly anti-gun U.S. Supreme Court justices in American history. In fact, Sotomayor had to lie to get the U.S. Senate to confirm her. That’s right: She lied—while under oath—to the U.S. Senate.
During her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor was questioned about the Court’s historic 2008 ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment protects an individual right of all law-abiding Americans.
Rather than admit her true beliefs and intentions, Sotomayor dodged the question, telling members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she considered the Heller case to be settled law.
Yet after securing her seat on the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor turned around and did just the opposite of what she’d suggested.
In the landmark case of McDonald v. Chicago, Sotomayor voted to allow anti-gun cities and states to deny the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms that the Supreme Court had affirmed just two years earlier!
In fact, Sotomayor wasted no time in signing onto a freedom-threatening opinion declaring: “I can find nothing in the Second Amendment’s text, history or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as fundamental.”
And Obama’s next nominee, Elena Kagan, used the same scripted “settled law” code—despite a clear record of hostility to gun owners’ rights from her days in the Clinton White House.
Make no mistake: Over the past three years, we may have won two milestone victories for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the U.S. Supreme Court. But both of those victories were won by a margin of just one vote.
If just one justice out of nine had voted the other way, the Second Amendment would effectively mean nothing today.
And it still could, tomorrow, if you and I fail to take action now.
The Cost and Consequences of Obama’s Re-Election
What would the consequences be if President Obama is re-elected?
For starters, just consider the cost to our U.S. Supreme Court.
Right now, four U.S. Supreme Court justices are over the age of 70.
By the end of Obama’s second term, three of those justices will be over the age of 80.
So if he’s elected to a second term, Obama will very likely appoint as many as three more justices to the highest court in the land for the rest of their lives.
Together with Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, those three new justices could control a 5-4 majority of the court, and be free to re-define firearm freedom out of existence for the rest of our lives.
In other words, our Second Amendment Supreme Court victories over the past three years could be reversed and wiped away forever as a direct consequence of just one presidential election.
What else would a second term for Obama mean for you and me?
It would mean the return of a Justice Department that has slashed prosecution of federal gun crimes to the lowest levels in more than a decade, and allowed an invasion of violent drug cartel criminals from Mexico into every community in America.
It would mean a White House freed from the control of American voters, and a president free to prosecute his war on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms with impunity.
Forget operating “under the radar” … now they could come out from behind closed doors.
So look for more global gun-ban treaties coming out of the United Nations in New York.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signaled the administration’s support for the Organization of American States gun control treaty, and Obama has urged the U.S. Senate to ratify it.
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is currently in the works, so look for that, as well.
Together, these two treaties could effectively ban or severely restrict civilian ownership of firearms worldwide.
If that surprises you, it shouldn’t. After all, according to the United Nations, there is no such thing as a human right of self-defense. In their view, only governments have rights.
Look for more federal regulations, more administrative rules, more bureaucracy and bureaucrats, executive orders and presidential proclamations governing every aspect of how you own, use, store, transport, trade, surrender and dispose of firearms and ammunition forever more.
As Steven Croley, the Obama White House gun regulation “czar,” wrote in his book Regulation and Public Interests: The Possibility of Good Regulatory Government, “The evolution of the regulatory state has not been gradual, but rather reflects accelerated growth in response to periods of crisis and national trauma. In this light, regulation seems not only ubiquitous but inevitable.”
Pay particular attention to those words: “periods of crisis and national trauma.”
Because if the government’s “Fast and Furious” disaster is any indication, it appears that Obama and company are willing to use any and every means at their disposal—even criminal conspiracy at the international level—to put their plan for America’s future into force.
If they’re successful, if they win another four years in the White House, look for the worst anti-gun legislative avalanche since 1968.
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