“I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,” he said. “And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.”
The 2nd Amendment, which Sen Feinstein’s AWB (S. 150) will directly infringe upon, has absolutely nothing to do with the hunting and everything to do with the following quote.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
Make no mistake about it the end goal here is the total destruction of the 2nd Amendment which is the last line of defense against total domination of the people by the federal government. Registration (such as the SAFE act in New York) is one of the big things the anti crowd has consistently pushed for and is without a shadow of a doubt a doorway to confiscation. And to think people actually believed the bullshit he claimed about not being out to take away people’s guns prior to his first term, just goes to show you that no matter what people claim they almost always toe the party line.