weaselzippers;Obama: Democrats Must Take The Word "Freedom" Back From Republicans . .
Because freedom is forcing people to buy crappy health care.
Via Washington Examiner:
During his speech to Democrats on Friday evening, President Obamapointed out that it was the Democrats, not Republicans that should own the word “freedom.”“As Democrats, we’ve let the other side define the word ‘freedom’ for too long,” he said, as the crowd applauded.During his speech, Obama explained that the true meaning of freedom was not just one’s freedom to act as he wished, but rather the freedom from experiencing economic pressure.Freedom, he insisted, was about having health insurance.“Freedom is the peace of mind of knowing that if you got sick, you won’t lose everything,” he stated. “Freedom is the ability to change jobs and start a new business, chase a new idea without fear of losing your health insurance.”
Thank You Washington Examiner and Zip.
And now a word from the NJ Family of Godfather Obama's Freedom Loving Democrats:
NJ Dems Trying To Pass Bill That Would Ban Most .22 Caliber Rifles As “Assault Firearms” With No Grandfather Clause Or Amnesty Period, Lead To Confiscation…
These are the same Democrats who were recently caught on tape saying they want a bill that “was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”
Via Washington Times:
New Jersey has become ground zero this year for legislative battles over gun control.The Brady Campaign ranked the state third in the nation for most restrictive firearms laws, yet anti-gun Democrats who control the legislature are determined to go all the way to gun bans and confiscation.The New Jersey Assembly’s Law and Public Safety Committee was scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday (postponed for snow) about a bill that reduces the maximum magazine capacity from 15 to 10.Since the legislation covers both detachable and fixed magazines, it has the effect of to banning popular, low-caliber rifles.The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs gave the draft legislation to top firearms experts in the country to determine what guns would fall under the expanded ban.They discovered that the bill would affect tube-fed, semi-automatic rifles because the magazine cannot be separated from the gun.Thus, the experts found that at least 43 common rifles would suddenly be considered a prohibited “assault firearm,” such as the .22 caliber Marlin Model 60, Remington Nylon 66 and Winchester 190.Just having one such gun would turn a law-abiding owner into a felon overnight.Possession of an “assault firearm” is a second-degree crime in New Jersey. The penalty is up to 10 years in jail and a mandatory minimum sentence of three to five years, with no chance of parole.“This bill is a gun ban, there’s no question about that,” Scott Bach, the executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, told me in an interview.“If it becomes law, it would have zero impact on crime because criminals don’t follow bans. It would only affect legal gun owners by essentially tying their hands when they need to defend their lives.”Even worse, the bill has no grandfather clause and no amnesty period. So as soon as this legislation becomes law, everyone in possession of these rifles is automatically a felon and the guns are subject to seizure by the government.
Thank You Washington Times and Zip.
"as soon as this legislation becomes law, everyone in possession of these rifles is automatically a felon"
"Freedom" Eh, Potus?