We’ve heard Obama’s lapdog Jay Carney claim that the President is fully committed to the 2nd Amendment. I mean, don’t you remember that picture of Obama firing a shotgun? He loves to “do skeet shooting all the time.” The 2nd Amendment actually originally read, “The right of the people to do skeet shooting shall not be infringed.”
Ok, so we know that this whole clay shooting/hunting thing is a bunch of garbage. Gun rights aren’t about rights to hunt deer. And they’re not even really so much about defending oneself from an attacker as they are about keeping a powerful central government in check. The beauty of the 2nd Amendment is that we’ll never need it, until they try to take it away.
If the federal or state governments pass any laws restricting magazine size, number of rounds, amount of ammunition or type of gun, then that is the definition of infringement. A total of 381 sheriffs around the country have formed the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA). They have vowed not to enforce any federal or state laws that they view as unconstitutional.
CNS News raised this issue with Jay Carney. He was asked if the Obama administration would have a problem if local law enforcement through organizations like CSPOA did not enforce federal or state gun laws that they viewed to be infringements on people’s gun rights. Carney responded:
“I think as a general proposition we think that people ought to follow the law. As an absolute matter of fact in my view, and I think many other constitutional experts, there’s not a single measure in this package of proposals the president has put forward that in anyway violates the Constitution. In fact, they reflect the president’s commitment to our Second Amendment rights.”
We can’t really expect Carney to give an honest answer on this. His job is to carry the water for the White(washed) House. He says that local police departments should just follow the law. And I’m sure he’d add something like, “If they don’t like the law, then they can leave.” I think it’s the other way around. If the Obama administration doesn’t like the law (U.S. Constitution), they can leave.
Placing restrictions on magazine size is an infringement. Limiting the number of rounds that are allowed to be in a magazine to seven like they’ve done in New York is an infringement. Saying that some semi-automatic weapons like handguns are allowed for now, but others that look “scarier” are not is an infringement. And they’re all arbitrary.
Standing up to the feds is no easy task. If these local police departments really do decide not to enforce unconstitutional gun laws, they’ll get threatened by Holder and the Department of (in)Justice. If there’s still no compliance, knowing the feds, they’ll send in Homeland Security to pick up where the police left off.