The PJ Tatler

Take action to stop ATF shotgun ban

The Firearms Coalition is promoting action regarding the ATF plan to ban many commonly-used shotguns because they have “no sporting purpose.”

You would think that after the Supreme Court decisions on Heller and McDonald, such silliness would have ended.

Here’s where we seem to be going:  If you want to own a firearm, you’re a criminal. But if the government wants to aid and abet a violent criminal enterprise, it’s legal.

The ATF reportedly acted as co-conspirator–and accessory before and after the fact–to enhance firearms transfers from American gun stores into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. (Read LA Times article about ATF’s “Fast and Furious” caper. View CBS video interview of ATF agent. Recent CBS article.)

Copy the Firearms Coalition’s recommended text and email it to the included ATF address. Send a copy to your Congressional representatives, and stay in touch with them on this issue.

Two minutes of your time will halt the incrementalism of gun control. To paraphrase Pastor Martin Niemöller’s experience with the Nazis:

“First they came for ‘Saturday Night Specials’ that were affordable for inner city families, but I didn’t own cheap guns, nor did I live in a city, so I didn’t speak out.

Then they came for scary-looking guns because they weren’t necessary for hunting, but I didn’t own semi-automatic rifles, so I didn’t speak out.

Then they came for semi-automatic pistols, but I owned a revolver, so I didn’t speak out.

When they came for me, there was nobody left to speak out.”