BATFE: Facilitating Crime To Regulate You

Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted a note on her Facebook page highlighting a story about Fast and Furious from CBS News.  In her note, she quotes the most critical part of the story and told readers: “Scour this article and let me know if you too think this might be a “smoking gun” in the Fast & Furious case.”  If you read the article, what we now know to be true becomes painfully clear: The BATFE(The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) was intent upon using sales they essentially provoked or facilitated in order to create the case justifying the further regulation of firearms.  At stake is the question of the BATFE’s policy in operation “Fast and Furious,” and communications between officials who wanted to use their instigated instances of multiple long-gun sales as the pretext under which to require gun dealers to report multiple long-gun sales to the same individual within five days.  This was one of their intended targets, but I suspect they had other motives we’ll learn about in due course.  What they really want is to attack your rights, and your ability to defend yourselves.

You might wonder who would want to buy multiple long guns within five days.  I can think of several very simple examples, including sportsmen, hunters, or simple gun enthusiasts, but the real point is that it doesn’t matter.  Long-guns aren’t used in crimes very frequently, because most murderous thugs don’t want to drag around a shoulder-fired, nearly impossible to conceal weapon.  Overwhelmingly, criminals use handguns.  This cannot be the issue.  Instead, this is about disarming the American people.  You see, the truth of the matter is that anybody who knows the first thing about firearms knows that handguns are of limited range and limited use.  Long-guns, particularly rifles, have extensive potential uses in defending one’s home and property, or more commonly, in military maneuvers.  Why is this important?   After all, we’re not in the military, most of us.  Some of us hunt, but many of the rifles targeted by these regulations are actually sporting rifles, with detachable magazine, which means quite bluntly that they can be used to repel large numbers of attackers because they can be reloaded quickly.  I ask you to look at the world around you, and ask with the state of our planet at present, why would anybody wish to reduce the ability of Americans to defend themselves, and against what?  I’ll leave the conclusions to you as to the ultimate purpose of this regulation, but it’s clear to me that this is about Americans retaining the ability to defend themselves en masse.

What this story makes clear is the sinister sort of people who have now taken up residence in our government.  They were willing to ask gun sellers to make mass sales of weapons, to buyers they knew would transport them to Mexico, knowing those weapons would be used by criminal drug gangs in terrible crimes.  They knew this, and they did it so they would be able to point to multiple sales that they had instigated in order to say you, the American people, ought to be reported to government if you buy multiple long-guns.  Think about that:  They knew these weapons would be used in crimes.  Hell, let’s just be honest about it: They hoped they would be used by the narco-thugs in crimes, and that this would give them the excuse they needed to regulate you.

Consider for yourself the sort of government you now have, that is so interested in disarming you that it is willing to engineer circumstances in which gun crimes are facilitated by multi-rifle sales in a foreign country, and along our own border, so that they can keep watch on you more closely.  Do you honestly trust such a government?  Do you really believe such a government is acting in your interests?  No.  This is a sick and twisted plot by government thugs to attack your liberties.

It’s beyond diabolical.  This is classic Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals thinking: Create a crisis and then propose new laws and regulations to combat the problem thereby created, in order to attack your target.  Your government is a monster.  You are its target.  It’s time to realize that we are being governed by people who are essentially hostile to the American people.  Thank goodness we have concerned Americans like Sarah Palin to highlight this story.

Update: As this goes to press, Mark Levin is discussing the issue on his show.

 

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