GOA Sues Tyrannical New Mexico Governor
The Shall Not Be Infringed Act recently introduced by Rep. Lauren Boebert charts a course back through the rocky shoals of the gun-grabbing tyranny imposed on our nation during the last Congress by the infamous Nancy Pelosi.
The legislation doesn’t just tip its hat to the Constitution; it swears allegiance to it. It is a declaration of self-defense against the very thing we have the Second Amendment for in the first place: rampant government tyranny.
Our Founding Fathers’ Declaration of Independence enumerated the causes which impelled them to make the separation from the misrule of King George III, and it stands today to remind us exactly why that happened. The Colorado Republican’s legislation does the same thing, with logic and reason rather than the normal Washington hot air.
Consider some of the highlights.
For starters, the Shall Not Be Infringed Act addresses red flag laws. These unconstitutional laws take due process (the bedrock of our justice system), throw it on the ground, and like antifa or al Qaeda with the American flag, set it on fire.
Red flag laws can allow law enforcement to seize your guns without evidence based on a whim or a tip, and some give law-abiding citizens no crime no chance of presenting a defense before a judge. Ms. Boebert’s bill would obliterate the federal OK on these spineless serpents faster than you can say “don’t tread on me.”
That’s not all. Remember so-called universal background registration checks? These were supposed to be “just” background checks to make sure criminals weren’t buying guns.
Instead, they morphed into an obnoxious dragnet of bureaucratic nonsense, aimed at creating hurdles for law-abiding Americans, and ultimately tracking every gun in the country. Imagine the irony: a “universal” check that universally infringes upon your rights. The Shall Not Be Infringed Act would kick this nonsense to the curb.
Perhaps the most under-the-radar and utterly insidious maneuver of the previous Congress was the massive 14.1% increase in the budget of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This funding fueled federal bureaucrats bent on infringing upon our rights.
The Shall Not Be Infringed Act would nip this problem in the bud by defunding the ATF’s excesses, making it more difficult for the agency to enforce arbitrary and capricious rules that serve only to trip up law-abiding gun owners.
Equally concerning is the $14.4 million budget allocated to the ATF’s National Tracing Center, an entity that maintains a Big Brother national gun registry. The Shall Not Be Infringed Act would defund this unconstitutional program, tearing down one of the largest back doors to a national gun confiscation initiative.
We can hear the naysayers already: The Republican-led House may pass this bill, but what about the anti-gun Senate and White House? But Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor is the battle for our freedoms won in a single skirmish.
This bill is the modern shot heard round the world, a Lexington event, a declaration to tyrants that we will stand up for our rights even when the powerful do all they can to take them away. Were the upper chamber and the Oval Office to come under more Constitution-friendly leadership in 2024, this bill would be a to-do list for both.
Ms. Boebert’s bill is exactly the reminder our country needs of the way back toward freedom. So let’s rally behind it — not just as gun owners, but as Americans who hold sacred the freedoms that make this country the greatest nation on Earth.