(GOA News) - For the past decade, GOA has been tracking and exposing efforts across the country by the federal government and various state governments to cast suspicion on law-abiding gun owners.
These efforts often include claims that gun owners should be viewed with suspicion, as potential criminals, and even as potential terrorists. Such claims have been included in government reports issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by state police agencies, and by other government entities. Now, these efforts are being ramped up by a new initiative, coming from one of the most lawless men to ever sit in a Presidential Cabinet — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Because of this new development, we thought it timely to release this report to the American people, documenting governmental contempt for the Second Amendment, and the many instances where lawful gun owners are viewed as potential terrorists.
After studying several such reports, we have discerned a pattern, and attempt to identify the purpose of such government efforts. There is an old saying that “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Government certainly has demonstrated no desire to be in fear of the people. Rather, government wants the people to live in fear. The current campaign attempts to demonize gun owners in the minds of the rest of the citizenry, so as to neutralize them from resisting tyranny. If the citizenry fears gun owners, it will be much easier for government to have grand juries indict gun owners, petit juries convict them, and voters elect anti-gun politicians. Ultimately, this tactic encourages the citizenry to stand by, and even assist the government, while lawful gun owners are disarmed — individually at first, and then en masse.
There appear to be significant indications that federal and state government agencies are laying the predicate to justify extra surveillance and monitoring of gun owners in order to chill Americans from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. Further, when crimes or acts of terrorism occur, known gun owners will likely become the first persons to be suspected.
Indeed, since 9-11, the federal government has created so-called “Fusion Centers” in cooperation with various state and local agencies across the country, purportedly to facilitate sharing of information and resources to prevent domestic terrorism. These Fusion Centers are tasked not with solving crime, but preventing crime. To accomplish this impossible task, the government has developed an insatiable desire for information about the citizens, to identify those who may someday do something bad to someone, and be proactive in preventing it. Of course, this type of thinking leads to the creation of first, a surveillance state, and second, a police state.
As discussed below, these Fusion Centers reportedly are much better at assembling information on lawful gun owners and other citizens than they are at fighting actual crime or terrorism. Even The Washington Post reported that, after almost a decade and $1.4 billion spent, “the 77 fusion centers have become pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liberties intrusions, according to a scathing 141-page report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations.”
Excerpts from several reports appear below, constituting only a fraction of such reports. We have focused here only on the reports that target gun owners and others who, like GOA and its members and supporters, believe in limited, constitutional government.
Fully a decade ago, in 2004, the Virginia State Police released a law enforcement presentation entitled “Terrorism: Awareness and Prevention.” After discussing various types of terrorist attacks, the report began to list types of terrorist groups. First was “Islamic Extremists,” such as Al-Qaeda and Hamas, but then the report began to discuss “Extremist Groups in the United States.” This is where it gets interesting. Among the “extremist” ideologies listed, sandwiched between the Aryan Nations and the Black Panthers, are:
* gun rights
* constitutional issues
* judicial system
* loss of sovereignty.
Well, it just so happens that we at Gun Owners are concerned about all of these issues! How suspicious it must seem to our “rulers” that there are American citizens who are interested in having them abide by the Constitution and respect our Second Amendment rights! Indeed, the report points to various suspect groups as ones to which the police should pay particular attention, such as:
* anti-government groups
* anti-abortion activists
The report goes so far as to label “civil disobedience” — the important word being “civil” — as “low key terrorism!” Under this standard, apparently Rosa Parks’ participation in the Montgomery Bus Boycott is viewed by the Virginia State Police to be terrorist in nature.
Its funny how were the Terrorist and American born in the USA but the Goverment know's that there are real Muslims terrorist in this country and Mexican terrorist through America and does nothing about it.. Those who have served the great country during war times and not any are labeled Terrorist what's wrong with this picture.. Israel who has their hands full and have always been there for the US is looked down on but now bend over backwards for Muslims in "OUR" country.. Wake up people because America is being took down from the inside out.. Those who don't see the real picture will be in shock when the Shit Hits the Fan..
The Barack Obama/Eric Holder mindset here is to develop a general perception in this country that certain groups such as Conservatives, Constitutionalists, Christians, gun owners, anti-abortionists, military veterans and others are the terrorists while the CRIMINAL/MARXIST/COMMUNIST/ISMAMISTS who hold the power in Washinton represent the real America. This will put them in the right and true Americans in the wrong as terrorists attacking America...................that is their goal!!! Just remember...........these people live on lies!!!
OK SO I GUESS ALL THE DEM WHO OWN GUNS AND HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS WHO OWN GUNS ALONG W/THE HYPOCRITES WHO HAVE BODY GUARDS W/GUNS ARE THEY ALSO HATERS AND TERRORISTS TELL THEM THAT HITLER BLOOMBERG AND HIS ARMED GUARDS HYPOCRITE OF THE YR
This government is the prime example of why we need the second amendment to the constitution. It has nothing to do with hunting or home invasion, it has everything to do with government out of control and with that government not wanting the people to do anything real to stop them. I feel that the only reason they are not worse is because of our guns.
These people are afraid of our guns...............this is why they are pushing so hard to take away our gun rights under the 2nd Amendment. It is a priority goal for MARXIST/COMMNIST/ISLAMISTS as they take total control of this country and of or lives..................IT MUST NOT HAPPEN!!!
I own guns, even have a CCP, and I would do exactly what the patriots at Lexington and Concord did when the tyrant of that time, King George, sent his thugs to take the weapons of those patriots.
Good for you Diane.....Im with ya 100%!!!!!
Stupid liberal gun grabbers. None of the effin terrorists aquire there guns lawfully like us lawful gun owners. What the government really means is gun owners may reach a point that they will dump the trash and vermin in the white house. Also we need to rid ourselves of the parasites in and around the White House. Molon Labe and Straight Pride!
When and if a government, at any level, manages to take away the rights guaranteed by the second amendment, all the citizens under the control of that government are at risk of losing all their constitutional rights. The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States is the mechanism that allows we the people to guarantee enforcement of the Constitution. Politicians and political appointees routinely violate their oath to defend and support the Constitution. Obama and his ilk would gladly shred the Constitution. The supreme court and federal judiciary no longer enforce the Constitution. I have faith that the failures of the Obama administration will be a wakeup call to the citizens of this country that our rights are very fragile, and there are people out there who would willingly take away our rights if we so allow. If we the people allow our governments; local, state, federal, to take away our right to own and bear arms, we are apparently willing to allow those same governmental entities to take away all our constitutional rights. I hope we the people are not willing to let that happen.
I expect the DEMS are going to take the entire Congress right out from under us-Two words:
It is hard to beat the demonRATS, they have voter fraud down t an art.
Bruce Forster: You are 100% correct!
VOTER FRAUD: The only way the DEMOCRAPS
could possibly win any election! How do you think
obama got in?