By Doug Book, staff writer
When Robert Baillio was pulled over by a member of the Shreveport police
department, he learned that Shreveport Mayor and “Mayors Against Illegal
Guns” member Cedric Glover believes firearms belong only in the hands of
In fact Glover is such a believer that his officers are trained to identify
likely gun owners for the purpose of harassing them into giving up the
practice of driving while armed!
The officer who detained Baillio–ostensibly for the improper use of a turn
signal–later admitted it was actually the display of bumper stickers on the
young man’s truck which prompted the stop.
One sticker read; “NRA Member”, another; “Armed we are Citizens,
Unarmed we are Subjects.” And sure enough, upon pulling him over, the
officer’s first question to Baillio was: “Are you armed?” The subject of
turn signals never came up.
Baillio’s pistol, immediately seized when he told the officer he had a gun
in the glove compartment, was returned when Baillio was permitted to go on
Why do liberal politicians like Cedric Glover have such contempt for an
Two centuries before the left began portraying militias as the shadowy
refuge of a lunatic fringe, these citizen groups were charged with the
security of both town and state, their members required to own a weapon and
be proficient in its use.
But as the size and power of government have increased, its trust in an
armed public has turned to contempt and fear. And with the claim that
weapons rather than criminals pose the greatest threat to public safety,
liberal politicians have for decades sought to disarm American citizens.
For it is their power and keen desire for more which the left believes to
be threatened by the widespread ownership of arms, not the safety of the
public. After all, it is not criminals the left seeks to disarm with
endless calls for more repressive gun control, but those who threaten the
will of this would-be ruling class.
Thankfully the Founders made provision for the God given right to defend
life and liberty by crafting the 2nd Amendment. For these men knew that,
only when armed do the people have the means of preserving their liberty
from the designs of a tyrant.
The Founders feared that liberty would be jeopardized by the power of
Today, government fears its power is being jeopardized by the people.
Robert Baillio’s message is right. Unarmed we ARE subjects. And we must
never permit that to happen.
Further reading: http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w99.1.html
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