During our discussion we talked about the attacks on this amendment; those that would be considered flank attacks. These attacks do not take the form of an amendment to repeal the 2nd nor do they take of the form of bills passed by both houses of congress and signed by the head of state to establish a law. These flank attacks are the same type of attacks the left and the Marxist/Progressives have used to attack the rights guaranteed in the 1st amendment; speech, religion, press, and assembly.
These attacks come in the form of regulations by the executive branch as well as policy changes. We have seen this same type of flank attaks with the IRS changing policy on how they handle requests for tax exempt status on organizations with whom they do not agree. We have seen the DOJ attempt to control the press by trying to arrest reporters for lawful practices. The regime and the left are continuing their assault on the freedom of religion through regulations on Obamacare; by demanding people forsake their religious beliefs because of supposed discrimination; and by using public funds to assist with abortions by giving public funds to organizations like Planned Parenthood.
These would all be flank attacks on our guaranteed freedoms, since it is not a direct frontal attack trying to change the wording in the Constitution. The flank attacks on the 2nd amendment are of the same kind. “Chokepoint” is a clear example. This is the banking regulators and the DOJ demanding that banks not bank with businesses that are in the gun business or related businesses. “Chokepoint” can and has closed down American business because banks have refused to accept their accounts as well as lend money due to the banking regulations. We have seen other agencies demand certain ammunition not be allowed, regulations on increased requirements for buying a gun, and government paid public attacks on and advertisements against weapons.
We Freedom Loving Americans must fight these flank attacks at every point. The public is led to believe that these regulations and policy changes are the law and that they are constitutional. Of course the left and the Marxist/Progressives do not care if they are, for once again their only concern is the result and in their world “the ends always justify the means.”