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Right of armed self-defense against tyranny NOT negotiable, Mr. Obama

by George Spelvin,  staff writer

A nationwide appeal has been sent to gun owners and their families asking they go to their state capitol this Saturday, January 19, from noon to 3 p. m. to show support for our 2nd Amendment rights.  In Florida, gun owners are asked to meet in the “middle of the state” at noon, at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 334601. (1)

This urgent call to action is in response to the Barack Obama/Joe Biden/Diane Feinstein legislative aim of imposing bans on arbitrarily selected groups of firearms and accessories.  One North Carolina police lieutenant warns internet audiences, “We’re in huge trouble.”  A devout Christian, the 31 year police veteran tells listeners, “I cry. . .when guns are gone, you won’t be able to worship the Creator. ..gone. . .Freedoms gone.”  (2) 

An officer who lives near the site of the Sandy Hook killings is concerned that:  “We are being set up to confiscate our guns. . .we can’t back away. . .these people are coming at us head on. . .we must tell our legislators…we will not tolerate confiscation or ban[s] on our guns.”  (3)

When asked what he thought about Obama wanting to take our guns, an elderly veteran at a Florida rec hall said, “That’s not happening.” Quoting the soldier’s oath, he said. . .”to defend [the Constitution of the United States] against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”  He emphasized domestic. 

Firearms trainer and consultant Kelly Alwood would agree with the old soldier. “[Without the Second Amendment] there is no way to resist the government voiding all other amendments,” said Alwood during an interview with the Blaze.  “Why should [the government] continue to give you your freedom of speech if there is no one to stop them. It [the 2nd Amendment] is the only safeguard we have to protect us from a tyrannical government. (5)

Naturally, the left is eager to ridicule “worriers” like Alwood, immediately characterizing all who voice such concerns as ‘nuts’ or ‘conspiracy theorists.’ But mistrust of the motives of governments which have disarmed their “subjects” is quite legitimate as the histories of Nazi Germany, the USSR and China have so clearly illustrated.

To the Founders of this nation, the right to keep and bear arms became nothing more complicated than “…the right of armed self-defense against tyranny.”  Indeed, that was the purpose of this right as later expressed in the 2nd Amendment. And in spite of the best efforts of modern hoplophobes and would-be tyrants to confuse the issue, it has not changed to this day.

For as eager as gun-banning politicians have been to change the focus of the gun control discussion to one of hunting or target shooting, the truth of their disarmament agenda never stays hidden for long. New York Governor Cuomo made that clear with his statement that “confiscation might be an option” when placed in conjunction with his plans for an “assault weapons” ban. (6)

Sorry, Mr. Governor. We’ll not negotiate away our means of remaining free from the likes of you.



1)  http://liberty.com/content/call-action-march-state-capitols-19-jan-2013    

(2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAVGkU7_OQ4

(3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=greuYvcMLDk

(4) www.guncontrolmorecrime.com

(5) http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/so-what-is-an-assault-rifle-really-we-look-at-the-definitions-and-how-the-term-is-demonized/#more-73280

 (6) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/cuomos-plan-for-assault-weapons-ban-could-include-confiscation/article7081877/


It’s time patriots declare Victory in the 2nd Amendment war

by Doug Book,  staff writer

Though it’s doubtful anyone will hear much about it, neither lawmakers, judges or even a president has the constitutional authority to infringe upon the inalienable right of the American people to keep and bear arms.

One hundred thirty eight years ago, the Supreme Court wrote that the right to keep and bear arms “…is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.”  (1)

The case was the United States v Cruikshank and the Court made it clear that the right to keep and bear arms is an inalienable right, God-given and independent of any mandatory approbation by men or their laws for its force and legitimacy

The Founders were so certain as to the absolute nature of these inalienable rights in the Bill of Rights that Alexander Hamilton suggested in Federalist No. 84 that it was unnecessary even to make them a part of the written Constitution. “For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do,” he wrote, clear in his assertion that men have no authority to meddle with rights deriving from God and nature. (2)

All these years later, the Court has not changed its attitude about the inalienable rights of the American people. In the majority opinion of D.C. v Heller, the Court states that the 2nd Amendment “codifies” the pre-existing right to keep and bear arms, it does not “give” us that right. “[I]t has always been widely understood that the Second Amendment, like the First and Fourth Amendments, codified a pre-existing right. The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it “shall not be infringed.” (1)

Yet for decades it has been the aim of gun-banning lawmakers and left-wing jurists to transform the 2nd Amendment into a nonsensical hodgepodge.  Children are killed by a psychopath and the left is pleased to claim that “assault weapons” must be responsible and should therefore be banned; “high capacity” magazines are deemed unnecessary for hunting and this somehow means they must be outlawed; individuals thought to be  “too dedicated” to the Constitution are accused of being potential domestic terrorists and for some unknown reason, Libertarians and veterans are not to be trusted as gun owners. It’s an extraordinary mix of non sequiturs designed to add confusion to the 27 word, 2nd Amendment. (3)      

Well the Founders of this nation saw nothing complicated about the right of the American people to keep and bear arms, for theirs was a lesson of cruel experience learned from the British enemy during the Revolution. The British knew that disarming the colonies would mean an end to any war and they focused all of their efforts on the capture of weapons, powder and ball. Surely this is a concept simple enough even for Diane Feinstein—disarm an enemy and they will become the easy prey of a would-be tyrant.

For the Founders, the right to keep and bear arms became nothing more complicated than “…the right of armed self-defense against tyranny.” Indeed, that was the purpose of the right as later expressed in the 2nd Amendment. And in spite of the best efforts of modern hoplophobes and would-be tyrants to confuse the issue, it has not changed to this day.  (4)

It’s past time for American patriots to tell the left that issues concerning the right to keep and bear arms were decided long ago and in our favor. We will tolerate no further aggression against our inalienable right to defend our families, our lives and our property from the treachery of thieves, liars and tyrants who populate the Democrat Party.

To paraphrase Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars: “If you don’t try to steal our guns, we won’t kill you.” What could be fairer than that!

(1) http://www.examiner.com/article/old-usa-today-poll-asks-wrong-question-on-second-amendment?CID=examiner_alerts_article

(2) http://patriotpost.us/alexander/3119/print

(3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

(4) http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/why-british-gun-control-failed-during-the-revolutionary-war-and-why-it-will-certainly-faill-again-when-we-the-people-stand-up-to-defend-the-u-s-constitution/#more-72662