White House gun summit a sham

Beware politicians and others who attack constitutionally protected individual freedoms.

Jan. 10, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement on today’s White House gun summit:

“Today’s White House gun summit is nothing more than a sham.  Vice President Joe Biden’s vague threat issued in front of numerous anti-gun groups that Obama would bypass Congress and act using his ‘executive’ powers reveals that this Administration is not looking at violence, but rather at ways to impose even more restrictions on law-abiding Americans.

“The larger danger is that emboldened assaults on the U.S. Constitution and the protections it provides against a tyrannical government are accelerating.  A recent opinion piece by a Georgetown law Professor published by the New York Times argues for the wholesale abandonment of the U.S. Constitution, decrying ‘all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.’

“Absent the Constitution, there is no government – only anarchy.  One cannot destroy our founding document without destroying the nation it created (or what’s left of it).   And make no mistake – once freed from any real or implied constraint, government becomes the tyranny our Founding Fathers (and most present-day Americans) fear.

“In light of this growing mindset on the left, if Obama chooses to pursue a constitutionally questionable direction, one can expect a chorus of praise from the same voices who depend upon the constitutional protection of their right to express that view.  The missed irony is that if the Constitution is destroyed, everyone’s freedom is destroyed, not just the freedom of those who are currently fashionable to attack.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Robert Romano at (703) 383-0880 ext. 106 or at robert@getliberty.org to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.