How non-controversial is it that tens of millions of people that have done absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever could soon find their names on a list which would prohibit them from ever owning a gun again?
Thomson, IL (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
In this week’s release of Off The Grid News Radio, co-host Brian Brawdy talks gun control with Michael Hammond, the legislative council for Gun Owners of America. During the show they discuss the direction of gun laws in this country, universal background checks, and the impact on many veterans.
Brawdy cites a scene in Tora! Tora! Tora! in which some Japanese generals are bragging about bombing Pearl Harbor. One of the generals states, “I fear all that we have done is awakened a sleeping giant.” Brawdy asks Hammond if he believes that this is something that the politicians pulling for gun control laws have done.
Hammond acknowledges that while he is not sure it will be a big enough push initially, the amount of controversy looming over gun control should at least be enough to wake people up.
“[Barack Obama] wants to confiscate your guns. We will either come out of the exercise with Barack Obama saying, ‘I defeated the gun lobby, I broke its back, I destroyed it, I am the victor and now I can do anything I want.’ Or alternatively, we will come out of this battle with a hundred million Americans having won and at that point I think Barack Obama’s aura will be off and perhaps the insidious things he wants to do to transform our country will be more difficult for him at that point.”
Throughout the interview the passion for his beliefs remains prevalent in Hammond’s voice. It becomes even more formidable when he goes on to talk about the universal background check proposal. He says, “How non-controversial is it that tens of millions of people that have done absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever could soon find their names on a list which would prohibit them from ever owning a gun again? That is what the universal background check is about.”
Hammond argues that one of the biggest groups that will be affected by the universal background check is veterans and additional service people who protect American freedoms. He points out that a policeman or a member of the military who suffers post-traumatic stress disorder after their service would no longer be able to utilize one of the political freedoms they were sworn to protect.
To hear the fiery exchange between Brawdy and Hammond go to… http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/01/31/feinsteins-ultimate-bait-and-switch-anti-gun-legislation-with-michael-hammond-episode-142/