Ron Paul: Guns Are Americans' "Line in the Sand"
The Obama administration's effort to pass a draconian gun ban via executive order could cause a second American revolution, former Congressman Ron Paul told the Alex Jones Show.
Paul's appearance coincided with comments by Vice President Joe Biden that Barack Obama is likely to turn to executive orders as an end run around the second amendment.
"There are executive orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required," said Biden.
Paul said that the recent Sandy Hook school shootings presented the Obama administration with an "opportunity" to "get rid of the guns" and eliminate the ability of Americans to use firearms as a form of resistance to government tyranny, as is prescribed in the Constitution.
The former Congressman challenged those calling for Americans to be disarmed in the name of protecting children. "If the government kills children it's OK....How many of them are shouting and screaming about the children our drones are killing on a daily basis?," asked Paul.
Paul is referring to the fact that Barack Obama has overseen a drone strike policy that has killed at least 168 children in Pakistan alone – over eight times the number killed by Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza. A staggering 98% of the victims of Obama’s drone strike policy have been innocent civilians.
"Compared to the violence that the government has perpetuated on the people compared to what the people do to each other, there's no contest," said Paul, referring to the fact that democide, or death by government, has killed hundreds of million of non-military civilians in the last 100 years alone.
Calling the announcement by Biden that Obama may attempt to ban guns via executive order a "dictatorial move," Paul said it was a "dangerous" step that was centered around putting more power into the presidency.
"I don't think the American people will (turn in their guns)," said Paul, describing such a scenario as a "line in the sand."
"If a federal agent marches in unannounced and they say give me your gun and give me your gold, I don't think we'll do that calmly, I think the American people will highly resent it and resist," said Paul, agreeing that a widespread gun confiscation effort could lead to a re-run of 1776.