In a speech on Wednesday evening, Vice President Joe Biden declared,
"It is clearly within the power of the government to determine what type of weapons can be owned by the public."
Biden was visibly emotional as he spoke of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 children and six adults and called it a “profound loss” for America.
“I can imagine how we will be judged as individuals, we will be judged as a Congress, we will be judged as a nation if we do nothing,” Biden told House Democrats at their retreat in Lansdowne, Va. “It’s simply unacceptable.”
The vice president said he rejected those who would say the political risk “is too high, the outcome is too certain.”
His voice rising, Biden said that in the 54 days since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there have been 1,600 shooting deaths, and specifically mentioned the death of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who had marched in the inauguration parade only a few weeks ago.
“Enough is enough is enough,” Biden said as House Democrats applauded him.
He recalled his own efforts at the first assault weapons ban bill in 1994, in which Democrats "lost the Congress."
“Some people attribute that to the tough stands people had to take, particularly on the assault weapons ban,” he said. “People have walked away learning the wrong lesson from that saying, ‘You know what? It’s demonstrable but it’s too risky to take on some of this stuff because look what happened last time we did this.’”
Biden said that "the ability to misrepresent our positions has changed" as he spoke about public opinion. He added, concerning mass shootings, that there was "no single answer to ensure this will never happen again."
“It is clearly within the right of the government to determine what type of weapons can be owned by the public,” Biden declared as he exhorted them on in their people control agenda for disarming the American citizenry.
“Don’t tell me because we can’t solve it all, we can’t act at all. … when people tell me you cant prevent these kinds of occurrences that doesn’t mean we can’t do something so god forbids if it happens again, diminish the carnage,” he said.
Now friends, pay attention to something that was said. If the Federal government can determine what types of weapons you can own, then they are telling you that you do not have a right to own the current weapons you already possess. Should there be a push through of an assault weapons ban bill, then Americans are at the mercy of liberal Democrats and spineless Republicans that will not support and defend the Constitution they took an oath before God to do.
We must be just as passionate about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as they are about attacking them. But even more, Christians should see keeping and bearing arms as their duty before God for the preservation of life against not only those that would seek to do them harm in their communities, but also against a tyrannical government.
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