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December 17, 2012

Sen. Diane Feinstein is threatening to bring a bill to the US Senate Monday that will outlaw assault weapons in the United States. Feinstein’s distraction of Democrats only makes their position weaker and leaves the US government spinning its wheels at a critical time as we approach the fiscal cliff. But it seems there’s nothing stopping the Left from jumping full bore into the gun control debate in the wake of the deadly massacre of school children in Newtown, CT. After all, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Fortunately for liberty lovers, the Democrats have little chance of enacting any real major reforms over gun control. Especially not with a Republican controlled House of Representatives firmly committed to the 2nd amendment codified by the Supreme Court in recent years via Heller & Chicago V. McDonald. No, it appears the Democrats are prepared to take the role of Sisyphus from Republicans and do their part to begin losing now. They’re feeling their oats since the election and have capital to burn on wastes of time such as “assault rifle” bans. Why not use a national tragedy to let off a little steam, gain sympathy from your base and vent about the dangers of guns? Why not allow the President to go on national television and weep crocodile tears while ignoring the juvenile collateral damage from his drone wars? Shall we shove all that aside so we can appear to be sympathetic to children?

Personalities such as CNN talk show host Piers Morgan and skeptical science writer Michael Shermer have come out with statements against guns following the shooting. Their arguments were basically that the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution was envisioned with flintlock muskets in mind. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that opinion expressed by the British talk show host Morgan who must be feeling the sting of American powder burn through the centuries since 1776 as many Brits do (No empire no longer). But to hear Shermer state that the 2nd amendments is about bearing flintlocks is ludicrous. He states, “The 2nd Amendment gives you the right to bear such arms as flintlock muskets that take a minute to load & fire a round. Bear all you want!”

That argument is flawed.

Why? Because if that were how it worked then the 1st amendment wouldn’t apply to the Internet. No one would argue that free speech in electronic communications is not a function of the 1st amendment. The American founders used the word “arms” when describing what they could bear. Although they could not envision the Internet coming to exist, the simple fact that it is nothing but an advanced telephone covers it under the 1st amendment. So then Congress shall write no law. For the 2nd amendment it would seem certain that Washington, Madison, Franklin, Jefferson and many others would have sided with the American peoples right to own military grade weaponry. After all, we are the militia. The 2nd amendment covers private ownership of M4′s the way free speech covers the Internet.

Gun control advocates in recent years have done nothing but drive gun sales in the United States to record levels. American citizens are not the fools their government thinks they are. Despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security wasted half a million dollars on anti-zombie apocalypse bootcamps, there’s no doubt in my mind that Americans would rise up to protect themselves if called to do so at any time for any reason. No DHS necessary. We know to shoot ‘em in the head and beat ‘em or burn em. Either way they go up pretty good.

Americans should remember the stories of the brave Jewish Resistance who armed themselves and fought off the Nazis as long as they could. The Communists of Vietnam, Russia, China and Cambodia murdered millions of their own people after disarming them. Many in the United Kingdom have been warning us not to give up our guns. There’s plenty of reasons to echo Charlton Heston’s Primal Scream, “From my cold, dead hands!”.

Some still remember that Japanese Americans were interned on American soil. Some won’t forget that blacks were enslaved and the Native Americans were purged and crushed into dust by this government. And all governments have poor track records for protecting the safety of their disarmed citizenries. We may never have true justice.
But we can have peace.

Liberal gun grabbers and people who fear weapons generally are those who are the least familiar with guns of any sort. Senator Feinstein who is introducing the gun control bill has been seen using demonstrations of submachine guns with her finger in the trigger area. That is basic gun safety 101 taught to anyone who applies for a hunters safety permit. Once in a short but heated debate with a group of female liberal NYC teachers I stood as a lone libertarian against their scathing reprehension of my strict support of gun rights. They argued that guns were dangerous and scary. I argued that they had never fired one so they were afraid of what was only a tool and I told them I had taken a safety class as well. They softened their tones upon hearing of the respect and safety lessons taught in gun classes. It seems like there’s a way out for liberals to unlock on the gun control issue if there’s training involved before bearing weaponry.

I would even encourage more civilian training in how to use weaponry. Civilians should have more access to military resources on the weekends. I myself trained with my uncle who is a retired Master Sergeant in the US Marine Corps. As a Category P. for one weekend as a child, I was issued an M4 carbine with strict orders that if I lost the weapon during the training, I would be going to jail. I test fired blanks and live rounds with a Squad Automatic Weapon, my M4 and I even used tear gas grenades & flares in night stalking exercises. The Marines with me in tow took turns assaulting each others platoons & trading fire with 5.56 blanks. I tear gassed an entire platoon single handedly. It was exciting and character building. Going through a gas chamber with your mask off will make any young rebel think twice about tangling with riot cops in the future. I also realized that soldiers were just normal people too, like me. That was important for my understanding of the military.

I realized while I trained that weekend that learning how to defend myself in such a way meant if I ever had to do it for real, I wouldn’t be as scared. I had experience. I knew how to protect myself. I never forgot the lessons of how to treat a weapon with respect… especially after my rather miserable afternoon with a toothbrush & disassembled rifle. My uncle forced me to clean it over and over again until it passed muster.

In order to prevent tragedies such as Newtown and 9/11 we should educate ourselves in the ways of self defense so that we can be stronger and more aware. We can’t wait for someone to step in and “do something”. We need to step in and do it ourselves. It will take the actions of individuals working together towards common goals saying that we can be free despite any tragedies that may occur. We will not be afraid of our liberties. We will not be ashamed of our strength and our willingness to protect our families and loved ones. We will survive and we will have our guns. No one is going to take them away from us.

And we will have peace.

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1 year 3 months ago

Rino Buster ! Excellently well versed and well said!! You have my vote! No really, well done. I am with ya and looking forward to more on this subject. Thank you.

1 year 3 months ago

I say give it your best shot beach, and then we will take our best shots, and I guarantee that we are much better marksman.
What part of "Shall not be infringed" does she not understand?
And boy aint she ugly? That is because she is evil deep down inside. .

1 year 3 months ago

Props to you Rino Buster ! Well stated. I think you said it best and what people on every side need to recognize is that to prevent tragedy such as 9/11 and Newton CT., Is to teach in the art of self-defense and awareness. Well trained to protect against the domestic crime in our communities. Many people do not relize that the police are only here to respond after the crime has happened.

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1 year 3 months ago

We need to investigate the mentally ill. If you look into all of these shootings/ bombings/ stabbings/ they have one thing in common: A mentally ill person behind the trigger/ ignition/ stabbing...Let's tackle the real problem....Mentally ill people!!

1 year 3 months ago

Very well written! Let us remember, that this LEFT, will do whatever it takes to eliminate or Constitution, one Amendment at a time! This is an easy one they figure. Look for more events like Ct. to occur such that the grab for our freedom will be "a walk in the park".

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1 year 3 months ago

There is a fight coming. Question is, will we let them take us down one by one or will we unite and make a stand together?

1 year 3 months ago

I liked Austin Peterson's comment on Facebook. Too many are asking why Americans need assault weapons...Austin said they need them when they are under assault.
Like Rino's article says, the weapons are our only defense against a tyrannical government.

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1 year 3 months ago

You should go on line now and see how crazy it is. Firearms are on fire. OMG

Please believe me, the administration has a plan. This is no news to them.

Develop a group of like minded, whatever your mind is. You can see who they are, so take shelter! Of coarse "they" are reading this visa vie software. So smile:) .

1 year 3 months ago

The hour is at hand!

1 year 3 months ago

LOL 3-5 minutes response time is if they're at the corner getting coffee.

I like that they let you know when they're there ... so you put the gun down :)

1 year 3 months ago

:)

1 year 3 months ago

Just to clarify, I did not write this article.I believe the article was posted by Austin Petersen on 16 Dec 2012 on http://thelibertarianrepublic.com.
Sorry for the confusion : )

1 year 3 months ago

Posted by Austin Petersen on 16 Dec 2012. You were brilliant to put it here for us Rino!

1 year 3 months ago

If guns kill people, do forks cause diabetes? :/

1 year 3 months ago

Criminals For Gun Control 1 Home Invasion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsKzdKNAmo

Your local criminals work hard, and put their lives on the line everytime they attempt to murder, rape , abduct or assault , a member of the citizenry.

They desperately need your help.

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1 year 3 months ago

Amen Alden. Sounds even more insane when you put it like that : )

1 year 3 months ago

Remember, chaos is the tool of Darkness and this guy BO is very dark.
Promote a fight with the people He will frame, as, Right Wing Extremest!!!

Remember the new laws passed to call anyone a "Terrorist" and have Homeland Security take action with the 1,200,000,000 rounds of 40 caliber hallow-points they purchased this year.

The press will work overtime to make an example of whoever BO wants crucified! Promise.

1 year 3 months ago

Bush and Obama are two puppets of the same evil NWO bankster elites. You give Obama way too much credit. He's a facilitator for a higher power, that's all...just like Bush was and many, many, many Presidents before them.

1 year 3 months ago
1 year 3 months ago

Now that's a good ending!

1 year 3 months ago

Or, like Nugent says, "I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders."
I'll take this ending though, none of the good guys got hurt :)

1 year 3 months ago

They make examples to make the point to scare others. Or they have some grand plan bigger than we know.

1 year 3 months ago

They do not think we are stupid, they are counting on Fear to overwhelm us. To cause chaos. Turn on each other. We do the dirty work for them.

1 year 3 months ago

Google the "scull and bones" society. You'll learn a little something about our past presidents.

1 year 3 months ago
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