Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb.
The right of law abiding citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use firearms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties.
Few cultures have allowed their general population access to firearms to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the ownership and use of firearms to a select few, mostly those in control of the population, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale.
Yet, in spite of the historical data of oppression by nations that disarm their peasants, there is a substantial body of left-wing Americans, many occupying positions of influence, who contend that the destruction of the Second Amendment is the quickest path to domestic tranquility. Since this is as absurd as advocating blood-letting as a cure for anemia, it would seem advisable to question the motives and mentalities of the gun control advocates themselves.
The majority of those in favor of disarming the masses are best classified as left-wing elitists who perceive themselves as inherently superior to the peasants, who view anyone outside of their class or caste as members of another species, so naturally that anti-elitist list of laws – the Bill of Rights – is loathed. The 2nd Amendment must be their first target of destruction in order to eliminate the rights and freedoms we have enjoyed since the founding of this great nation.
America is a nation created and populated by people who fled their native countries for the freedoms and opportunities protected by the Constitution. Some may have forgotten the tyranny, criminality, corruption and deprivation their predecessors left behind but the majority have not. They know they can’t trust the government — any government — to protect them, or to curb its inherent desire to control.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, and it behooves all vigilant lovers of liberty to know and be able to recognize the danger of gun control. Acquiring knowledge of one’s foes is the first step toward defeating them. We must never forget that a threat to private firearms ownership is a threat to all freedoms.
The inalienable and fundamental right to keep and bear arms which is enumerated by, but actually predates, the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, is not about hunting, gun collecting, or target shooting. Its purpose is to insure that every responsible American personally possesses the means to defend the Republic from all forms of tyranny, within and without. It is what permits the Bill of Rights to be more than mere hollow phrases on a piece of paper. Its free exercise is the antithesis of serfdom and the only meaningful form of holocaust insurance known to man.
We must never insult and degrade the spirit of our Founding Fathers by permitting the 2nd Amendment, the pillar of freedom, to be destroyed by the cold flame of legislative ink.
The left’s message is clear: we don’t want the peasants armed.
Source: The Seven Varieties of Gun Control Advocate by Gus Cotey, Jr., and Raging Against Self Defense: A psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality By Sarah Thompson, M.D., JPFO; Guns Prevent Thousands of Crimes Every Day, Research Shows by Lawrence W. Reed, Foundation for Economic Education; Not One Step Back! How to Fight Peacefully for Our 2A Rights by Greg Chabot, Gunpowder Magazine