GOA and Gun Rights: At the Center of the Debt Limit Fight

GOA and Gun Rights: At the Center of the Debt Limit Fight

GOA and Gun Rights: At the Center of the Debt Limit Fight

— Bachmann and Paul proving to be key leaders

You’ve heard a lot about the “debt limit” fight going on in Washington.

But have you ever wondered how it affects you and your Second Amendment rights?

First, a brief background:  Since he took office, Barack Obama has increased the federal budget from a scandalous $3.1 trillion a year to an even-more-scandalous $3.8 trillion a year.

Even worse is what he’s done with the additional 2/3 of a trillion per year.  Of interest to gun owners:

* Obama has begun to implement the first stages of ObamaCare, which would create a national medical database, which could be trolled by ATF in order to take away the gun rights of tens of millions of Americans;

* ATF has used its Fast and Furious operation (funded with $10 million from the stimulus bill) in order to put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, ostensibly for the purpose of passing more gun control in Washington;

* ATF has moved forward on its illegal regulations to require the registry of multiple sales of many long guns; and

* ATF has moved forward on its efforts to impose an import ban on shotguns.

As far as we’re concerned, a government large enough to implement an anti-gun ObamaCare is much, much too large.

Now the bill has come due, and Barack Obama is trying to borrow $2 trillion to pay for his anti-gun agenda.

He cannot be allowed to succeed, unless the deal blocks the $2 trillion from being used to pursue ObamaCare and an anti-gun agenda.

In this respect, Congressman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been a true hero.  She has stood up, frequently alone, to oppose any debt limit deal that would allow the money to be used to implement the anti-gun ObamaCare law.  This is a critical bottom line for gun owners.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has also spoken out against a deal to raise the debt limit, spearheading a drive that gets other congressmen to sign a “Cut, Cap, and Balance” pledge.

In his press conference this morning, Obama mourned that Washington had been forced to zero in on the federal debt limit, rather than considering, in his words, “something everyone wants, like new programs.”

This tells you a whole lot about what Obama intends to do with the $2 trillion.  Already, leaks which have emerged from the negotiations suggest that the “cuts” consist of cuts to defense, interest, and phony “cuts” which do not kick in until 2014.

The bottom line is this:  The U.S. isn’t going to default on its debt, because, without borrowing a penny, federal tax income will be over ten times the amount necessary to pay interest on the debt.  Similarly, there will be enough money to pay social security, Medicare, defense, and veterans.

But, if the debt limit is not renewed, there will not be enough money for ObamaCare and anti-gun regulations.  And, frankly, this means that Republicans negotiating with Barack Obama have all the cards in their hands.

For them to bungle these negotiations and allow Obama to borrow in order to fund ObamaCare would be disastrous.

ACTION: Contact your congressman. Demand that he or she votes to cut spending by defunding anti-gun ObamaCare.

 

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  • Anonymous

    it needs to stop here

  • Hawk

    So y’all think Obamacare somehow cuts gun rights? “ObamaCare, which would create a national medical database, which could be trolled by ATF in order to take away the gun rights of tens of millions of Americans” What ARE you talking about, do you mean those with mental illnesses would be ptohibited from ownimg guns and that’s a problem for you? Are you nuts? Do you really want the mentally ill to own firearms?You folks are just stupid racists…cuts gun rights? “ObamaCare, which would create a national medical database, which could be trolled by ATF in order to take away the gun rights of tens of millions of Americans” What ARE you talking about, do you mean those with mental illnesses would be ptohibited from ownimg guns and that’s a problem for you? Are you nuts? Do you really want the mentally ill to own firearms?You folks are just stupid racists…

  • pastor t

    Here is what osama…I mean obama said about raising the debt limit in 2006, when he voted AGAINST! increasing the ceiling:

    The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

     I think he hit the nail on the head…failed leadership describes him to a “T”

  • sqdnccaller

    With all of the unconstitutional things that the current president has done, Congress needs to step up to the plate and impeach him. Forget that he  may not be an legimate office holder, just look at all of the unconstitutional things that he has signed in to law.

  • Dellavar

    I’m a retired career police officer, lifelong gun owner, vietnam veteran, proudly supporting our President/commander in Chief, and the Federal Health Care plan he has so nobly introduced. Michele Bachmann, on the other hand is a liar, a hypocrite and a bigot, and probably a pyschotic religious zealot. The un-american, disloyal detractors of America’s President ono this forum need to be honest about their objections to this man. He’s a NEGRO – you’re a RACIST – all the reat is mealy-mouthed crap – you know NOTHING about what is “constitutional” or not – so please, keep your ignorant, redneck, knuckle-dragging, right-wing so-called “Christian” drivel to yourselves and you beer-swilling bubba-buddies, and don’t besmirch the name of gun owners to the normal americans out there.

    • David

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      As usual, when an Obama fan can’t find
      a legitimate response to a post he or she dislikes, the race card is
      pulled. I am in full agreement with the earlier comments as well as
      the article.

      I am an agnostic. I don’t drink beer
      (or other alcohol products). If anybody is un-American, it is this
      president with his socialistic policies. In case you are wondering,
      I have little in common with Bush, also.

      As far as being right wing – I guess
      that depends on the issue and where YOU stand relative to the
      Constitution. I stand with the Constitution whether it is to the
      right or the left on any given point.  And I DO know a lot about the Constitution.

    • pastor t

      I’m sorry did you say retarded police officer or retired?   You sound like you just stepped out of the twilight zone where up is down, in is out, wrong is right, and osama…I mean obama is anything but  insane!

      • Ray

        While I don’t see anything in the article as racist, I do not see anything in it OTHER than unsubstantiated fear. I have been a gun owner/carrier for many years.  I am also a liberal.  Gun ownership rights have nothing to do w/ economic philosophy.  Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican in the transitional years who supported national healthcare, equal pay for women, gun rights, and yet was still on the more conservative side of national politics [save for the fear-minded Taft supporters].  I dislike fear-based inflammatory bilge no matter which direction it’s coming from – left or right [and it certainly comes from the liberals too].  Fear makes people irrational.  Irrational people try to ‘rationalize’ their positions.  That’s what I see in this article.  This is a string of extreme stretches to support the position that national healthcare is just a ruse to take away our guns.  You know what, NO ONE will ever take guns away from Americans.  It’s part of our culture, heritage & identity.  It would be like taking away our cars.  It’s who we are.  I have faith in the American people to roar when they see a minority on the other side, with THEIR fears about guns, attempt to disconnect us from our identity.  There are plenty of times where gun control should  be fought.  But there are some regulations that I support.  I do NOT believe we should allow 6-year-olds carry handguns as a means of self defense.  We do not allow 6-year-old drive.  Why?  It’s stupid.  They’re not responsible enough.  Some adults aren’t responsible enough to have driver’s licenses.  It’s a matter of safety.  But that does not mean we should be LOOKING for signs that THEY’RE coming.  We’ll know it when they get here.  We should be promoting gun ownership, safety & responsibility.  We should be focusing on preserving our heritage, not hiding behind our doors, shooting at anything that moves in the yard.  That does NOTHING to preserve our heritage.

        • pastor t

          “I do not see anything in it OTHER than unsubstantiated fear.”

          “You know what, NO ONE will ever take guns away from Americans.  It’s
          part of our culture, heritage & identity.  It would be like taking
          away our cars.  It’s who we are.”

          Ray are you aware that this country and our constitution was founded on Christian values?  Are you aware that the first amendment guarantees us freedom of religion and freedom of speech?  15 or 20 yrs. ago who would have believed that saying merry Christmas could get you fired.  Or saying “God” in a public meeting or ending a prayer in the name of Jesus could be forbidden by government and public entities.  Are you aware that a Chaplin in the military is not allowed to end a prayer in the name of Jesus?  Whether or not you believe in God or not is not the point.  The point is, that freedom of speech no longer exists in America.  15 or 20 yrs. ago people would have said the same thing about the vanishing of our freedoms.  Like a president forcing you to buy government medical insurance and so on.  It happened and is happening.  So to say “NO ONE will ever take guns away from Americans” is a little naive.  Especially when you see the anti-gun mentality of liberal lawmakers and political figures in this country today.  They are on the march to do just what you say they can’t.  It’s not just “unsubstantiated fear,” it’s reality!   The freedoms promised in our constitution are only as sure as “we the people’s” willingness to fight for them!

        • David

          ‘You know what, NO ONE will ever take guns away from Americans.  It’s
          part of our culture, heritage & identity.  It would be like taking
          away our cars.’

          Have you ever heard of Agenda 21? Taking away our cars is part of it.

    • Anonymous

      For your towns sake it is best that you are retired, as your hatred for anything other than Obama is disturbing.
      Obama is a Rascist, a Lier, and those are proven facts.  

  • darb

    I wish America would wake up and see just where this “commander in Chief” is taking us.  He is giving America to the world and mostly to the Muslim world.  Mr. expolice officer…one day if he keeps going you will wake up and be faced with a choice of muslim law or beheading.  I hope you will enjoy that day…it is near.

  • pastor t

     O and Dellavar, YOUR president is coming after YOUR gun too!

  • Hawk

    “unconstitutional things that the current president has done” “just look at all of the unconstitutional things that he has signed in to law” Name examples of the “unconstitutional things” you speak of, please. I’m interested to read that many on this forum want to usurp the authority of the Supreme Court. Congres passes Bills, the Pres signs, it’s the Law. They were elected by the People (Obama won by more than 7 million votes).It was Bush who started domestic wiretapping and secret prisons in violation of the Constitution, he stuck Obama with a mess. Oh yeah, a $3 trillion War of Lies as well.

    • David

       That’s right.  Bush pushed the Patriot Act and Obama promised to repeal it.  I’m waiting.  Bush put is in Iraq and Obama promised to pull us out.  Still waiting.  Bush started the massive bailouts and Obama put them on steroids.   I’ve no use for either of them.

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