LAPIERRE: Gun owners to count at the ballot box

Millions will defend the Second Amendment on Election Day

The fight for 2012 is a fight for our country, our values and our freedom, and if the National Rifle Association (NRA) has anything to say about it, Barack Obama won’t get a second term. Mark these words - the NRA and America’s gun owners will have plenty to say about it. President Obama doesn’t want to hear that. He doesn’t want gun owners active in the next election. He doesn’t want to tangle with the NRA’s 4 million members, or with the 30 million people who identify themselves with the NRA, or with America’s 90 million gun owners.

Mr. Obama saw what happened in the 1990s. After the Clinton gun ban was shoved down the throats of Americans, gun owners turned out at the polls in record numbers and Democrats lost control of the House.

Mr. Obama watched the 2000 presidential election, when Al Gore campaigned for national gun control. Gun owners made the critical difference in key battleground states, including Arkansas, West Virginia, Mr. Gore’s home state of Tennessee and yes, even Florida.

The Obama administration saw those historic battles and hatched a political conspiracy to deceive Americans and hide its true agenda to dismantle the Second Amendment and our freedom. By delaying its anti-gun legislative agenda, it’s tried to dupe gun owners into believing our fundamental freedom is safe.

The political calculation of the White House is clear: Deceive the voters and get re-elected at all costs and then, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling the Second Amendment and destroying American freedom forever.

I have bad news for President Obama and his advisers. Gun owners aren’t fools - and are not fooled.

NRA members and gun owners see through this Obama conspiracy and know the president has been setting the stage to gut the Second Amendment, quietly and behind the scenes.

“Operation Fast and Furious” was a secret operation no one was ever supposed to find out about. The administration wanted to bolster its claims that straw purchasers in the United States were the cause of Mexican drug cartel violence. So, the Justice Department conspired to allow, encourage and engage in illegal gun-smuggling, knowing full well that those thousands of guns were heading straight to the cartels. They ran a massive campaign out of the Department of Justice and the White House to manipulate the media and public opinion, when they knew the truth all along.

Even now, the administration is stonewalling two congressional investigations. In the midst of the most massive cover-up since Watergate, Mr Obama has ignored calls for a special prosecutor and has refused to order everyone in his administration to come clean and tell the whole truth.

Mr. Obama owns this corrupt operation and cover-up, just as he is responsible for his administration’s efforts to support a United Nations treaty that could severely restrict or effectively ban civilian ownership of firearms worldwide. Apparently, this president has greater regard for the “international community” than he does for one of America’s most fundamental rights.

This is the same president who flaunted and circumvented Congress by pushing the limits of executive order power to impose backdoor gun registration on lawful firearms purchases. More executive orders are no doubt at the ready, amounting to a full-scale regulatory war on the gun rights of every lawful American.

A second Obama term presents a clear and present danger to every gun owner and every American who cares about preserving our most basic freedoms.

For proof, look to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Obama has already appointed two justices. When given the chance, he jumped to put Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on the bench. These two appointments prove the president’s outright disdain for the Second Amendment.

They are the two most rabidly anti-firearms freedom justices in history. In fact, Justice Sotomayor had to lie to get confirmed. That’s right - she lied under oath - to the United States Senate.

During her confirmation hearings, Justice Sotomayor was questioned about the court’s recent ruling that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental individual right of all law-abiding Americans. Rather than admit her true beliefs and intentions, she dodged the question, telling members of the Senate Judiciary Committee she considered the issue “settled law.”

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