The brutal murders of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, CT, stunned the world last week. A mentally ill young man apparently discovered that his long-suffering mother was going to attempt to have him committed to a psychiatric facility; he took out his rage upon her and then his former elementary school’s faculty, staff, and students. It was senseless. It was barbaric. As parents, it is difficult for us to cope with the thought of having our youngest beloved ripped from us by any method, much less something as abhorrent as intentional, callous murder.
I think they already know what the commission is going to produce. They have been writing and introducing various gun control legislation for decades. Like Obama care all they need do now is tell some staffers to put all of it together in one giant bill --- there, done.
From taxes on ammo, to identifying individual shell casings, to who knows what. They have a laundry list.
Actually the militia is what we are supposed to have instead of the worlds most powerful standing army and swarms armed of police, FBI, TSA, NSA, CIA, DOE, DOD agents. etc. Long ago it was the people that held the power in the country.
The spirit of the Second Amendment would be best served by the following:
All units of the armed forces should stay in close communications with their families and communities, except regarding specifics of resources, goals and missions of the armed forces themselves. Loyalties must be strong and sustained with the families and communities served.
Weapons of all types should be owned and maintained in homes, in shooting clubs and in community defense organizations. Private groups should own bazookas, tanks, and similar levels of defense capability, subject to whatever oversight and safeguards they deem necessary.
The wealthiest should take greater initiative in owning an arsenal.
Charities should assist the poorest in owning a gun and becoming trained in its safe use.
All mentally sound adults should be ready to use whatever weapons are necessary to oppose injustice with proportional responsive force.
The long rifle used by citizens during the Revolution, was actually superior to the Brown Bess smoothbore musket of the British army and much of Washington´s army. It had three times the range and was much more accurate. The average citizen actually had superior weaponry to the government. Just as it should be and as our Founding Fathers intended. Our government should fear and respond to us; not the other way around.
The ´well-regulated militia´ will be Obama´s opening to establish that ´civilian security force, as big as the Pentagon´ that Obama wants. That means giving guns to lefties, so that they may control the rest of us.
As soon as NØbama flips one conservative Supreme Court justice, and the lie-berals get the majority, the 2nd Amendment will be dead.
They will say that it only applies to the official US government militia, which will be NØbama´s new ´´Brown Shirt Militia´´ -- whose soul purpose will be to collect all the ´´illegal weapons´´ from the unwashed masses.
Imagine how you will feel when 25 Brown Shirts (all former members of the New Black Panters and La Raza) bust in to your house wearing the finest body armor and carrying the highest tech weaponry that our tax dollars can afford, and hold those weapons on your wife and kids while giving you exactly one minute to turn over every weapon and piece of ammo you own.
Elections have consequences, and the consequence of the election of 2012 was to kill our republic!!!
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin´s thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!" -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
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