The National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC) is calling on President Barack Obama to declare a “state of emergency” over fictional events, and then use that fictitious excuse to scrap the Constitution and impose his will under martial law.
Americans are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic.
How much more must Americans endure? Domestic military installations have been attacked; media members have been murdered on camera. Shootings have recently occurred at church prayer meetings, in movie theaters, restaurants, department stores, offices, factories, schools, colleges, national parks and while driving along major US highways.
We ask that you declare a state of emergency to protect us from the gun violence epidemic now. The public space has become Russian roulette–every place is a potential risk. When the H191 flu hospitalized 20,000 people and killed 1,000, you used your power and declared a state of emergency.
Yearly, The Gun Violence Epidemic Causes: [i]
10,000 homicides, 70,000 wounded, 18,000 suicides,
2,000 accidental deaths
Costs of the Gun Violence Epidemic:
Annual: $229 Billion, Each Homicide = $441,000,
Hospitalization = $583,000
The Government cannot stop the Gun Violence Epidemic without information:
Under existing law, states do not have to report prohibited gun purchasers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)— In many states 90% of mental health records are missing.[ii]
—Millions of people with mental disabilities have purchased guns. We do not know who they are. Nor do we know who has developed mental illness since buying a gun.
—Guns sold at gun shows, over the internet or through private sales do not require a background check. These represent 40% of the guns sold,[iii] and we do not know if these people should be prohibited purchasers
Countries with strong gun laws and our national statistics show “law- abiding” citizens cause most gun violence. Only 7% to 8% of US gun homicides are gang based —most mass shooters are legal gun owners. [iv]
Rather than attracting gun crime “gun-free zones” repel it. That is why courts and the headquarters of all major U.S. corporations (including the NRA) ban guns.
Remedy: Declare a National State of Emergency and, among other things, consider:
1. The requirements and standards for people to be carrying guns outside their homes.
2. That parents who own guns be held accountable as accomplices for gun violence their children cause with the parent’s guns.
3. That gun trafficking be made a felony to reduce the gun violence epidemic in the inner cities.
4. Appointing a commission to address this epidemic, such commission to exclude members of the gun lobbies, who profit from the epidemic they’ve caused and do everything they can to keep it going.
Clearly, our government does not have the resources, procedures and data to stop the next Aurora, Charleston and Chattanooga.
President Obama: Use Your Power Today to Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic. Declare a National State of Emergency!
Here in reality where safe and sane people reside, we know that virtually everything that this bunch of fanatical fascists claimed is grossly exaggerated or an outright lie.
Violent crime and crime with firearms are not only not an “epidemic” as this band of kooks claims, but has been on a dramatic long-term decline over the past 20 years, which is part of an even larger longer term decline taking place over the last four decades.
There haven’t been 10,000 firearm homicide victims since 2007, and there have been less than 9,000 since 2010, according to the FBI. Last year was less than 8,500, and the numbers continue to fall.
They outright lie about background checks not being required at gun shows or over the Internet (gun dealers must conduct NICS background checks wherever they do business, at any time or place, for every gun, without exception) and use ancient data to claim 40% don’t go through background checks. That invalid “study” more than 20 years old, predating implementation of the NICS background check system.
The rest of the “data” is similarly corrupt, outdated, or fabricated, and their call to exclude anyone who disagrees with their radical position is frankly terrifying.
This group of whack jobs—there’s simply no nice way to address these fanatics—wants the President of the United States to usurp the Constitution using a fictitious crisis and impose martial law.
Elliot Fineman, the head of NGVAC, claims that the group is “a force for sane gun laws.”
I’m not sure that a gallery of kooks calling for the scrapping of everything this nation holds dear based on raw hatred and delusions can be called “sane.”
Sadly, this fringe behavior seems to be taking over the left wing of the Democrat Party within the past year.
The New York Daily News has called for the nation’s oldest civil rights group, the National Rifle Association, to be declared a terrorist group and compares them with ISIS. 2016 Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton has referred to NRA members as her enemies, and has suggested that Australian-style gun confiscation (and the revolutionary war that would result) is “worth considering.”
We live in dangerous times, where unhinged radicals control the press and the upper echelons of the Democrat Party.
It would be wise to prepare yourself for a civil conflict, my fellow Americans, as radical progressives attack out most cherishes values and rights.