Hardly noticed or reported elsewhere, Gunowners of America has this analysis of the link between gunowners and the debt ceiling fight:
* Obama has begun to implement the first stages of ObamaCare to create a national medical database, which would be trolled by ATF to suspend the gun rights of tens of millions of Americans;
* ATF used its Fast and Furious operation (funded with $10 million from the stimulus bill) to put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, ostensibly for the purpose of passing more gun control in Washington;
* ATF has moved forward on its illegal regulations to require the registry of multiple sales of many long guns; and
* ATF has moved forward on its efforts to impose an import ban on shotguns.
Now the bill has come due, and Barack Obama is trying to borrow $2 trillion to pay for his anti-gun agenda.
He cannot be allowed to succeed, unless the deal blocks the $2 trillion from being used to pursue ObamaCare and an anti-gun agenda.
In this respect, Congressman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been a true hero. She has stood up, frequently alone, to oppose any debt limit deal that would allow the money to be used to implement the anti-gun ObamaCare law. This is a critical bottom line for gun owners.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has also spoken out against a deal to raise the debt limit, spearheading a drive that gets other congressmen to sign a “Cut, Cap, and Balance” pledge.
The bottom line is this: The U.S. isn’t going to default on its debt, because, without borrowing a penny, federal tax income will be over ten times the amount necessary to pay interest on the debt. Similarly, there will be enough money to pay social security, Medicare, defense, and veterans.
But, if the debt limit is not renewed, there will not be enough money for ObamaCare and anti-gun regulations. And, frankly, this means that Republicans negotiating with Barack Obama have all the cards in their hands.
For them to bungle these negotiations and allow Obama to borrow in order to fund ObamaCare would be disastrous.
ACTION: Contact your congressman. Demand that he or she votes to cut spending by defunding anti-gun ObamaCare.