The Pelosi Ploy

Misspeaker's Halloween announcement hides 'a trick on American gun owner'

John M. Snyder, director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, charged on Oct. 30 that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says one thing ... and then says another. Actually, there isn't anything subtle or tricky in what she says. Pelosi is pretty blunt: You need to be ruled by benevolent rulers such as her.

"The Obama administration and its supporters are using every trick in the book to undermine the gun rights of law-abiding American citizens," Snyder said. "Speaker Pelosi's Halloween government health care bill announcement only underscores this reality. The current attempt to take over the American health care system by ramming government controls through Congress among other things is a back door attempt to get after Americans' guns. Obama is trying to do an end run around the Second Amendment under the health care rubric."

Snyder notes the National Institutes of Health already is positing an adverse relationship between firearms and health.

"The government controlled health care program sought by Obama, Senate Majority Leader Reid, and House Speaker Pelosi could be used by anti-gun government bureaucrats to deny health insurance coverage to citizens who possess firearms. Under plans currently being considered in Congress, people could be denied health coverage simply because they owned guns. Bureaucrats could determine that gun ownership constitutes a health hazard. This would be a sleazy, dictatorial backdoor attempt to force law-abiding American citizens to give up their guns," he warns.