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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change... for the Worse

Well, about an hour ago, the most anti-gun candidate to seek the presidency took the oath of office and became our nation's most anti-gun president. What will this mean for the nation's 80 million gun owners? At this point we can only judge by his record but his cabinet appointments do not give us much cause for comfort. Much of the attention in media articles on the up-tick in gun sales has focused on what kind of legislation the new president might propose. But a lot of damage can be done with the stroke of a regulatory pin without any input from our elected representatives.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can play a role in the United Nations' continuing attack on individual gun ownership. Attorney General Eric Holder has the power to limit the import of whole classes of firearms. Cass Sunstein, Obama's "Regulatory Czar" has ties to the animal rights crowd and supports outlawing hunting. According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, Sunstein said in a 2007 speech at Harvard University, "We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now."

Yes, today is an historic day, as is every inauguration where power is peacefully transferred from one leader to the next. But now is the time for gun owners to renew their determination to protect our rights. Join or renew your membership to the NRA. Join VSSA. If you do not live in Virginia and are reading this blog, join the state firearms association in your state.

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