Outdoors in Maine: The boiling frog of gun rights

Outdoors in Maine: The boiling frog of gun rights

Those hunters I know who supported the Biden presidency told me not to worry, that no matter how hard the progressive bloc pushed for anti-gun legislation, it would never happen. Americans, regardless of their political party affiliations, would never stand for gun confiscation, or any significant usurpation of their Second Amendment rights. V. Paul Reynolds, Outdoors Columnist Don’t be so sure. Elections, as they say, do have consequences. When it comes to gun rights, the analogy applies: the frog is being slipped ever so slowly but surely into the boiling water. It may never know what is happening until it’s too late. The anti-gun activists have learned not to launch direct assaults on the Second Amendment. They have been skillful at sugar-coating the language and conducting gauzy flank maneuvers that can be deceptive and misleading to those citizens not paying close attention. Many political pundits agree that Joe Biden, despite his reputation as a moderate, has indicated in his first days in office by his flurry of executive orders that he is being heavily influenced by the radical left wing of his party. Here are some of the likely components of the Biden Administration’s gun safety platform: • Repeal legal immunity that prevent gun manufacturers from being sued • Ban of semi-automatic firearms • National gun registry • Ban on high-capacity magazines • Buyback of “assault” guns • Limit on gun purchases • $300.00 federal tax on each gun purchased Without question, this represents the most sweeping and potentially […]

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