White House will reveal its anti-Second Amendment proposal on Tuesday

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JANUARY 11, 2013

Without much-or no-common ground to share, U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, hosted yesterday at the White House representatives from the National Rifle Association (NRA), in a first step to try to neutralize the strength of lobbying efforts by pro Second Amendment groups to avoid the ban on the right of the people to own and bear arms.

Before the meeting, Biden stated his intention to listen to all parties involved, to achieve the objective assigned by the president earlier this year: forming a working group to present specific measures to end the Second Amendment.

Biden’s meetings with various pro gun rights groups is all window dressing because both him and the U.S. President have made it clear that they intend to eliminate the right of the people to defend themselves against criminals who possess powerful firearms and who use them to commit horrendous crimes against a widely disarmed population.

“I have pledged to him [Obama] I will make my recommendations public on Tuesday or earlier,” said the vice president. Thus, Obama will have a working draft even before the time frame he set – end of January, and a week before his inauguration. Joe Biden’s work here was not to come to an agreement on what needs to be done to end violence in the United States as a society, but to conclude that firearms are not be in the hands of the citizens. He has done so already.

The vice president said yesterday that despite not having closed its final document he believed he had achieved consensus on certain suggestions he has heard repeatedly from the mouths of the various groups that met this week.

Some of these recommendations have to do with applying “universal background checks” on gun buyers,  reducing the number of bullets in the magazines of certain firearms and to impose a ban on semi automatic weapons. Certainly, the last two proposals meet strong opposition from advocacy groups, who so far have stood together against any form of new government gun control policy.

Describing himself as a “nuclear-weapon” but “not a great hunter” – “basically I do skeet shooting,” he said, Biden stressed the idea that there must be “common ground, if not to solve all and each of the problems, then at least to decrease the likelihood of mass shootings. “I have no concrete conclusions yet,” he admitted.

Biden referred to the slaughter of Newtown saying that “there is nothing more significant to move the conscience of the American people.” The Obama administration has been aided by the corporate controlled main stream media whose talking heads have not stopped their calls for strong bans on the Second Amendment.

The most visible of all has been CNN news falsifier, Piers Morgan, a British who after being born in a prison society, does not have the slightest idea about what is constitutional and what is not. Morgan’s public outcry for gun control earned him three spanks from the head of Gun Owners of America and radio talk show host, Alex Jones.

Jones appeared on Morgan’s show this week and did what any concerned pro Second Amendment American would do; warn Morgan that his efforts to disarm the people would be futile and dangerous. Jones led a campaign to deport Piers Morgan by collecting at least 25,000 signatures. The petition to deport the CNN host has reached over 100,000 signatures and counting.

The biggest challenge for Obama and his anti-Second Amendment movement is to show that guns kill people, which is the argument made by virtually all gun control advocates. Unfortunately for them, guns DO NOT kill people, but mentally ill men and women who more often than not are under the influence of pharmaceutical products. Legal drugs and gang violence — gangs do not abide by the law — are the two main reasons for the spike in gun violence in the country, although gun murders are not first, second or third place in the list of violent crimes.

More people are murdered every year by pharmaceutical companies — while under the influence of their products — than by any other instrument. No one however, hears the White House decrying the murder of millions of men, women and children due to the use and abuse of pharmaceuticals. Part of the reason those deaths are not spoken about is that drug corporations are some of the greatest donors to politicians in the United States.

Just yesterday we confirmed that the Aurora shooter, James Holmes was under the influence of pharmaceutical products and vaccines, and that such drugs played a significant role in his actions at the theater complex where he shot innocent people who were completely disarmed.

New anti-Second Amendment Proposal

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will present his recommendations early next week has pro Second Amendment groups on their toes; not because they do not know what Biden will propose as a supposed way to end gun violence, but because of the ways in which the White House intends to enact the new regulations. Government officials and pro Obama folks have all but demanded that the seating president uses inexistent powers to establish illegal and unconstitutional regulations on gun ownership.

Neither Obama nor the Congress can legally impose bans on the Second Amendment or any other existing law. However, the recommendations to supposedly improve control and prevent violence caused by firearms, is exactly what Biden’s conclusions will call for. The U.S. Vice-president has said that he has found ‘consensus’ that will enable the federal government to change the current rules.

After meeting with advocacy groups and anti-violence organizations, Biden said he has found consensus on the need to improve regulations, although they alone can not eliminate the risk of massacres. So, just as it happened after 9/11, the government will enact illegal regulations (The Patriot Act, the NDAA) to ‘prevent’ more violence from occurring, even though such regulations cannot actually prevent anything for the simple reason that bad or mentally ill people will always find a way to get their hands on firearms to attack an unarmed population.

After the meeting with Biden, the National Rifle Association (NRA), said in a statement that the meeting had been “disappointing” because in their opinion, the meeting served “to attack the Second Amendment” of the Constitution.

The NRA defends a literal interpretation of that constitutional provision recognizing the right of Americans to bear arms, a right linked to the revolution of 1776 that gave birth to the nation. On the other hand, anti-Second Amendment folks erroneously say that the Second Amendment is meant for hunting purposes, or that The People, are not part of the well-regulated Militia.

The NRA regretted the attempt to impose restrictions on legal gun owners and said that the organization  will continue to seek solutions that intend to have an “honest” debate about guns. Sadly, it seems the honest part will have to wait, because the White House put all its chips on using shootings such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut to push for an open-ended sweep against the Second Amendment. Joe Biden has insisted that his proposal will at least guarantee the establishment of universal background checks, psychological test on all current and new gun owners, a prohibition on the same of high capacity magazines and a ban on semi automatic weapons.

He said it is clear that the American public “wants us to act”, although some media and opinion leaders believe the White House is trying to deprive the people of their right to bear arms. The vice president acknowledged that there is no “one solution to avoiding” massacres and noted that the treatment of mental illness is one of the most important in any strategy.

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