Posts Tagged ‘2nd Amendment

08
May
13

Armed March on Washington DC – Good or Bad?

I am seriously conflicted as to what to believe about the armed march with loaded and slung firearms into Washington D.C. being organized by Adam Kokesh for the 4th of July. The Facebook event can be found here.

On one hand, why should we not be allowed to peacefully convene with or without firearms?

On the other hand, our government is out of control and more than half of Americans are brainwashed into thinking people shouldn’t be allowed to peacefully convene because protesters speaking… out is an “inconvenience” or “dangerous.”

I believe that civil disobedience is great. Some of the great minds and activists did it and succeeded. However, our government isn’t in the game to be just or moral. I wouldn’t doubt if they confront the crowd on the grounds of a “threat” and open fire. Check out the Veterans March of 1932, and those people weren’t even armed (that I know of).

 Alternatively there is a march planned for the 3rd of July with toy guns in Washington D.C. and is being organized by Austin Petersen. The event can be found here.
 
There is a lot of chatter about what is the best way to put the government on notice that tyranny will not be tolerated. They both employ guns however one is a real firearms while others are toys. They both address the specific issue of gun-control and the 2nd Amendment… and the underlying outcry of the government taking our freedoms. But one is illegal – open carrying firearms in D.C. is not lawful.
 
I’ve always admired the quote from Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” For a law is just that, words written by other humans that impose some sort of rule on another human. What is the 2nd Amendment about? Is it about citizens fighting against a tyrannical tyrannical government? To hunt? For self defense? What is it for? I personnally think it is for all the above reasons. If you have firearms you are a free individual – you can maintain a government that serves you, you can provide for yourself, you can protect yourself from attackers. All of these things are permissible by advanced weaponry such as a firearm.
 
So why does D.C. and other states/cities have firearm laws that are so strict?
 
I do not know how these will go down but I will say this – people have marched in Washington for decades and very little has changed. Behind their walls our politicians peer and jeer at us while they do what they want apart from their promises and shirk their oath to the Constitution. They have manipulated a simple document, the Constitution, to mean whatever they have pleased. Thomas Jefferson said, “A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!” Bringing squirt guns and a message to the capitol will be viewed what they are – a toying joke. Live firearms are taken seriously and the message will be taken as such. But make no mistake about it, anything that happens on the 4th, even if peaceful, will be portrayed as radical white men trying to cause trouble.
 
And additional look at this situation is found at The Libertarian Republic.

I keep asking myself in all of this madness – when will Ameicans cry out and say enough is enough? I fear that as a whole, we won’t cry out. We will be a redux of  Martin Niemöller’s famous poem. We will be a redux of George Santayana’s famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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12
Mar
13

The Militia Mentioned In The 2nd Amendment = All The Citizens

America was founded on the idea that every person should be guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that government should not impede their will or political motive on you. At the time this was written in 1776 the idea was novel – previously all people were subjects of the state and the state did as it wished. For the first time in history people were being deemed more powerful than the government.

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As part of that promise the newly founded American government wanted to ensure that it never got out of hand and if it did that it’s citizens would be able to keep it in check. To keep it in check the first right they gave them was the First Amendment. In this right they allowed the people to tell their government that they were being wronged and to petition for a change in government. Secondly they gave the people the Second Amendment. In this right they allowed the people to bear arms equal to the government in so that if it ever got out of control or slipped back into tyranny the people (the real government) could physically fight them and change their government.

The Second Amendment as it was authenticated by the Secretary of State reads, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The co-author of the Second Amendment, George Mason, at the Convention to ratify the Consitution said, “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” If one knows history the right to bear arms isn’t a state militia but rather an individual having the right to bear arms because an unarmed citizen was what Kings and Queen had – an enslaved subject.

It has now been over 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own governme…nt, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!)
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are gua ranteed that their prey is unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.
Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in ‘successfully ridding Australian society of guns….’ You won’t see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.
The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note Americans, before it’s too late!
Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in?
04
Sep
12

GOP Adopts Strongly Pro-Gun Platform

I do not appreciate Romney’s anti-gun voting record but at least the delegates at the RNC have created the most pro-gun platform in history. Now we can only hope that he sticks to it. Original article here.

This week at the Republican National Convention, the Republican Party adopted its platform detailing the general beliefs and policy positions of the party. Included in the 2012 Republican platform is a strong statement of support for the individual right to keep and bear arms, which goes beyond a generic statement of support for the Second Amendment and includes specific statements on key issues of concern to gun owners.

We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment. We acknowledge, support, and defend the law-abiding citizen’s God-given right of self-defense. We call for the protection of such fundamental individual rights recognized in the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago affirming that right, and we recognize the individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms. This also includes the right to obtain and store ammunition without registration. We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law-abiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend their homes and communities. We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners. We oppose legislation that is intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the ill-considered Clinton gun ban. We condemn the reckless actions associated with the operation known as “Fast and Furious,” conducted by the Department of Justice, which resulted in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and others on both sides of the border. We applaud the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in holding the current Administration’s Attorney General in contempt of Congress for his refusal to cooperate with their investigation into that debacle. We oppose the improper collection of firearms sales information in the four southern border states, which was imposed without congressional authority.

The inclusion of specific issues, such as the right to self-defense, opposition to the semi-auto ban, and support for interstate Right-to-Carry reciprocity makes this the most pro-Second Amendment position ever included in a major party platform.

19
Aug
12

The government is buying whole lot of ammo – why?

Add another government agency that is buying ammunition in bulk.

Department of Homeland Security: 1.2 billion .40-caliber JHP
National Weather Service: 46,000 .40-caliber JHP
Social Security Administration: 174,000 .357 JHP

Remember jacketed hollow points (JHP) are a type of bullet that is intended to inflict the most damage to flesh of any bullet type. We are being told by these agencies that these bullets are “for training.” However, anyone who knows anything about training will tell you that you train with ball ammo. The military trains with ball ammo. The police train with ball ammo. The government agencies train with ball ammo.

Am the only one that really finds this frightening?




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