A lot of people are getting excited about this Secession Movement that has become popular. There are Petitions for State Secession from every state now… with Texas of course leading the charge.
To withdraw a State from the Union has never happened before – successfully. You guys may remember the Civil War. It didn’t end well for The South.
While a new Civil War may be likely… or at least more likely than ever before. This is not a good thing to hope for. This is not a thing that we want to happen. Bloodshed on an industrial scale is something that should be avoided at all costs.
But what about the fun little thing of just “Sending a Message” to Washington DC?
Ever heard of the No Fly List?
Now take a look at the ATF Form 4473. One of the questions is regarding Renouncing of Citizenship. It would be very easy for the ATF to get these Petitions and use them to create a NO BUY List. Use sign that Petition and all the sudden you find one day that you are on a NO BUY List. You can’t get your name off that list, you can’t even check if you are on it to begin with… no one can see that list. But your State’s BCI will have it and when you run a Gun Check… Bang. There it is. You can’t buy a gun because you are on The List. Sorry, nothing you can do about it. Just like when you try to Fly… Sorry, I know you already purchased that ticket and it’s not refundable… but you can’t get on the plane. Sorry, Policy. And at that point, there is nothing you can say or do that will get you on that plane. Or in the case of trying to buy that gun, nothing you say or do will allow the Dealer to be able to sell you that gun if BCI says no.
You know why this is Possible? Because I’d do it if I was an asshole like everyone in the Obama Administration.
If I wanted to effect Gun Control on those people who want FREEDOM and disrupt the Gun Industry as much as possible… I’d make that No Buy List. And those people have all already Signed Up for it.
Look at what it would do to the Industry. If you are not legal to buy a gun, you can’t work in the gun industry… Not where there are firearms around. We’ve had to let an Employee go because he was not legal to buy a gun. According to the ATF, he couldn’t work with us anymore. Not even in shipping and receiving. Certainly not in Sales. Not even stocking ammo. A No Buy List would gut many gun companies… Especially if you were in a State that, such as Texas, made enough noise to really irritate DC and they wanted some Pay Back.
Now say the State does leave the Union. Now you will have to have a Passport to go visit to or from. You want a Springfield and you live in Texas, now you have to Import it. Everything become more expensive and complicated. And what about just Ammo?
It sounds all good, but when you think about it… it’s really NOT a good thing. Not unless multiple states in a large district are all able to withdraw peacefully – which is not likely at all.
But let’s just say that Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana all withdraw. Say we have that chunk of a new Confederate State of America.
It would be very tempting to move there. Even though I swore my Oath to the United State of America… and that Oath never Expires until I do… It would be a painful, hard choice. But still tempting. Because I could see myself going to Arizona. I’ve lived in Texas before as well. It would be tempting.
But I am not ever signing any such petition. Ever. Not with this Administration. Not when Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obama have access to such a list. There is just too much room for Evil to be had there.