Attorney General Eric Holder has begun beefing up the National Instant Criminal Background Check System as outlined in President Obama's executive actions against firearms.
Holder's initial orders will give local law enforcement access to the federal gun sale database and will ensure that rejected applications are kept on record indefinitely.
Even as the Administration that funneled weapons to Mexican drug cartels and sold advanced fighter aircraft to the Muslim Brotherhood clamps down on citizens' Second Amendment rights, a recent Fox poll indicates that two-thirds of American gun owners say they would defy a federal gun ban.
According to the poll, which covered a broad range of subjects, 70 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of conservatives, 52 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of liberals say they would "defy the law" if the federal government tried to take their guns.
One group of Americans that is solidly behind President Obama's efforts to capitalize on the Sandy Hook shootings to ban guns, however, is the Communist Party USA.
According to People's World, a CPUSA organ, "the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right -- one that far supersedes any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment."
It shouldn't be a surprise that the Communists would support gun confiscation when the history of communism itself is so bloody and brutal.
Every totalitarian regime in history has begun its career by taking away the weapons of its citizens.
To that end, the doublespeak from liberals of late has been coming fast and furious. According to the CPUSA, "The Second Amendment is obsolete and now has been twisted to threaten the basic safety and security of all Americans."
Contrary to the Left's propaganda, the Founding Fathers' included the Second Amendment as a safeguard against tyrannical government, not for the purpose of deer hunting.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government," Thomas Jefferson said.
The liberals want us to believe that their gun grab is designed to stop the evil of mass shootings, when they would remove the only true safeguard against such violence.
As Justice Louis Brandeis observed, "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. ... The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
In this case, however, the "men of zeal" behind the gun grab understand all too well what they're really doing.