They're coming and it will be through a series of incremental Executive Orders. It's your guns they're after. At each step gun owners will be assured that their guns are only going to be regulated more closely for safety. The clarion call is and always will be about safety. It will start with a push to restore the assault weapons ban. Then it will be a move to tighten controls on buying and even owning semi-automatic weapons including hand guns and shotguns. From there it will move to ban all semi-automatic firearms, all done in the name of regulation for safety purposes. If it can't be done through legislation, it will be done by Executive Order.
Where is Congress and why aren't they addressing the unconstitutional executive orders already issued by President Obama? Why is Congress rolling over and capitulating to the Executive Branch, which has obviously usurped the role of Congress to make laws. Why has Congress done nothing, absolutely nothing, in the face of the Obama administration openly declaring which laws it will not enforce?
President Obama supports reinstating the assault weapons ban, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday, on the heels of back-to-back shooting rampages in the United States. [...]
[...] “He does support renewing the assault weapons ban,” Carney said at his press briefing, one day after a shooter killed six people at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin. In response to several questions, he added that “there has been reluctance by Congress to pass that renewal.” [...]
Make no mistake, banning firearms in America is not about safety, it's about control. In a nation filled with hundreds of millions of firearms, a ban of any kind will mean that legitimate gun owners will be deprived of their 2nd Amendment rights to defend themselves from criminals and government, which is an oxymoron of sorts. Who ever first said, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns", was on the mark. The outlaws will be lead by government. It was done in Britain and Australia and crime went up. So much for safety.
[...] Carney called gun safety “a broader problem that needs to be addressed from a variety of fronts.” [...]
It's always framed as a safety issue when government seeks to curtail gun ownership. Guns are no more unsafe than a knife and fork at the dinner table. It's the criminal who uses a firearm in furtherance of a criminal act that becomes problematical. Prohibiting lawful ownership of guns only emboldens those criminals who do not respect any laws to begin with.
[...] “The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress where possible — and administratively where allowed — to advance common-sense measures that enhance our security, that keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have them, under existing law, but that protects Second Amendment rights, which the president thinks is an important goal as well,” he said. [...]
Should Obama win a second term, watch for a constant issuance of Executive Orders, each with a small incremental step to control gun sales, gun ownership and then on to an outright ban of guns. The incremental creep of government control will be inexorable, but constant, until guns are essentially regulated into oblivion and only to be referenced in the pages of history books.
Remember, to a liberal progressive, words and assurances are merely a means to an end. They mean nothing until the end is achieved and even then they are relegated to history books.