December 28, 2012
The last couple years have been a major milestone in the process of disarming the public. The attack on the Second Amendment has come directly from the US government through the operation of Fast and Furious; the UN Arms Trade Treaty, and the unfortunate opportunism through the mass shootings of Aurora and Newtown that have occurred in the latter part of 2012.
Of course this has not been without a political circus that the Obama administration has not taken advantage of. After all Rahm Emanuel said, “We can’t let a crisis go to waste.” (Hilary Clinton said similar things as well.) We have even seen the false left-right paradigm exposed in recent shootings because of the hand-in-hand approach that the Democrats and Republicans have displayed on national television. While posing as different, they have actually come out and truly shown their colors. This only proves once again that they are behind the scenes working on similar goals. While publically entertaining the masses with their disagreements on secondary issues.
We have crazies like Rep. Donna Edwards from Maryland who said, “The Second Amendment is important…But we gotta get the guns.” We also have retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas say, “It’s the semiautomatics and those large magazines that can be fired off very quickly. I think that does need to be looked at.” Thankfully Hutchison will not be able to vote for any upcoming assault weapons ban bill this year.
Fast-forward to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, who is set to introduce a bill on the first day of Congress that will officially ban assault weapons. She has been quoted as saying, “Who needs these military style assault weapons? Who needs an ammunition feeding device capable of holding 100 rounds?” Concerning the specifics of the bill, last Sunday on Meet the Press she said, “It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and possession, not retroactively, but prospectively, and ban the sale of clips of more than 10 bullets…The purpose of this bill is to get…weapons of war off the streets.”
What Feinstein and her legislation failed to clarify is that although people who already possess assault weapons that are targeted within this bill would be grandfathered in, it actually requires the same citizens to register their guns, provide a photo ID of them, and submit their fingerprints. This would not only eliminate the private sell of guns but would also create a potential list of “threats” to the federal government. This is not unlike the suggestion last week of some, that people on prescription drugs for mental illness should be registered. This can only lead to pre-crime measures and certainly tighter profiling on American citizens (which most civil rights activists have been against concerning race).
By the way, Sen. Feinstein is the same politician that presented an updated amendment for the NDAA that fooled a lot of people into believing that the indefinite detention measure have been corrected and would finally put to bed the issue of American citizens being disappeared without a trial or jury. Of course, this was far from the truth and certainly this assault weapons bill will have the legalese the federal government needs to incrementally ban all guns.
To go back to what Feinstein said, I will attempt to answer her questions according to what the founders of the Constitution actually meant by the Second Amendment. First and foremost, the Second Amendment was not for hunting. In fact, it wasn’t really even for defending yourself against common criminals. The founders expressly said that it was for defending the US citizens against tyrants in the federal government. It was for our defense militarily against a tyrannical system. Even Thomas Jefferson, no matter what you thought of him in his personal life, spoke of the dangers of becoming comfortable in our freedoms because if we did not have a revolution every few decades we can almost guarantee our enslavement.
Why do US citizens need “military style assault weapons”? It is because we need similar or equal power to defend ourselves against an out-of-control government and/or police state. Who needs “ammunition feeding device capable holding 100 rounds”? It is the general public that still believes in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It is the average citizen that still believes in the validity of the Declaration of Independence. For the federal government is not our rulers but we are theirs and according to those that founded this form of governance, it is also our right to remove the corruption at any time.
As Barack Obama and the treasonous Gun Control Committee convene in this next month, let us all turn up the heat on those that seek to steal our rights. Call your local congressperson or your senators and tell them that they are politically done if they seek to put more restrictions on our Second Amendment rights. Assemble other people in your area that are pro-Second Amendment that would be willing to go to your State Capital or local federal buildings and have lawful pro-gun assemblies. Create a committee that would be willing to put together a pro-gun rally in which people could speak on the facts of gun free zones, violent crime statistics, and the historical dangers of disarming the public and its correlation to democide.
The time is now to get serious about our rights or slowly but surely they will be decimated. It’s easier to incrementally take away our right than it is to take large swaths of freedoms away. We only have to look at the patriot act and all the draconian legislation that has been passed since 9/11 to get an idea of what the future of the Second Amendment will be like. But if you like the direction in which this country is going, then let the words of Samuel Adams be the voice of reason to your descendents, “If you love wealth more than liberties, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”