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I have been writing this column for over a dozen years, and I can safely say the column I wrote last week, “My Line In The Sand Is Drawn Here,” produced more response than any column I have ever written--maybe more than any two or three columns combined. And what is even more noteworthy: unlike most columns, the responses to this column were at least 90% favorable.

In last week’s column I said, “Throughout the United States, there are tens of millions of fully-armed citizens who are more than capable of defending themselves and their communities against any enemy--whether that enemy is an internal or external one. In fact, many millions of these citizens have been trained in the US armed forces. Firearms--especially semi-automatic rifles--in the hands of millions of American citizens is truly the only thing that stands between freedom and tyranny for the people of the United States. That Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein want to disarm the American people should be considered an act of war against our liberties! In other words, ladies and gentlemen, this is a line in the sand that none of us can afford to ignore.”

I also wrote, “Make no mistake about it: to take away an American’s right to a semi-automatic rifle is to FULLY DISARM HIM. There is no Second Amendment; there is no right to keep and bear arms; there is no citizen militia; there is no liberty without the semi-automatic rifle!”

I concluded the column saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, whatever the consequences might be, and whatever anyone else does or doesn’t do, I am prepared to become an outlaw over this issue! I don’t know how to say it any plainer: I will not register my firearms, and I will not surrender my firearms. Period. End of story. It’s not just a saying with me: when my guns are outlawed, I will be an outlaw!

“My line in the sand is drawn here!

“Make no mistake about it: it is not just semi-automatic rifles that these gun grabbers are after. Ultimately, they want to take all of our guns. We either stop them now or there will be no stopping them at all.”

See the column: My Line In The Sand Is Drawn Here!

Among those who wrote to tell me that they had also drawn their personal line in the sand on this issue and that they would also absolutely refuse to register or surrender their firearms were people from virtually all walks of life: attorneys, realtors, bankers, teachers, physicians, civil servants, salesmen, truck drivers, tradesmen, pastors, law enforcement officers (including federal police officers), and military personnel--even special forces troops. Accordingly, I am absolutely convinced that these people are a microcosm of gun owners nationwide. I am also convinced that should Senator Dianne Feinstein’s bill banning semi-automatic rifles become law that there are literally tens of millions of Americans who simply will not comply.

Furthermore, former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan recently told John McLaughlin that should the federal government attempt to confiscate the guns of the American people, “There would be a revolution in this country!”

See the report: 'There would be a revolution in this country!', Mail Online

What most people fail to realize (because they are not taught it) is that the match that ignited America’s War for Independence was not excessive taxes, or the lack of representation, or trade restrictions, or the lack of trial by jury (as important as these issues were). The match that ignited America’s War for Independence was ATTEMPTED GUN CONFISCATION.

On April 19, 1775, British troops, some 800 strong, were dispatched to Concord, Massachusetts, to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize a cache of weapons known to be stored at Concord. When Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to warn Pastor Jonas Clark (in whose home Adams and Hancock were staying) that the Crown’s troops were on their way to arrest the two men and seize the guns at Concord, he alerted his male congregants. About 60-70 men from the Church of Lexington stood armed on Lexington Green awaiting the Red Coats.

Upon spotting the citizen militia, a British officer demanded the men throw down their arms. They refused; and the British troops immediately opened fire. Eight of the Minutemen were instantly killed. The colonists returned fire in self-defense, and the shot was fired that was heard ’round the world. By the time the troops arrived at the Concord Bridge, just a few miles away, hundreds of colonists were waiting for them with muskets in hand, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Make no mistake about it: attempted gun confiscation ignited America’s War for Independence. And I am convinced that Pat Buchanan is absolutely right. If the federal government attempts to confiscate the guns of the American people, “There would be a revolution in this country!”

One more observation regarding The Battle of Lexington which opened America’s War for Independence: not only was attempted gun confiscation the match that ignited the war, it was the pastor of the Church of Lexington and members of his congregation who were the Minutemen of Lexington Green. That is another fact most historians conveniently leave out of the story.

If there is one element missing from today’s liberty fight, it is the lack of participation from America’s pastors. By and large they are MIA. How many pastors today are warning their congregations of the threat against their Second Amendment liberties? Every pastor in America, regardless of denomination, should have already started proclaiming “the spirit of resistance” (Thomas Jefferson) to their church congregations; they should already be extolling the Biblical mandate to resist tyranny; they should already be warning their congregations of Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein’s plan to disarm them.

Let me ask my church-going readers: has your pastor said one word from the pulpit regarding the impending gun ban now being drafted? Has your pastor explained the Biblical principles of lawful resistance? Has your pastor exhorted his church congregation to not surrender their firearms and to do everything in their power to demand that your senators and legislators hold the line for the Second Amendment? And my next question is if your pastor has not done any of this, why are you still attending that church?

Ladies and gentlemen, there would have been no United States of America had it not been for Rev. Jonas Clark and the other patriot-pastors of 1775 and 1776. There would have been no Lexington Green and Concord Bridge; there would have been no Bunker Hill; there would have been no Declaration of Independence; there would have been no British surrender at Yorktown. And I would dare say that if a significant percentage of pastors would stand up this Sunday and encourage their people to stand firm against this gun ban bill, the bill would never see the light of day.

The time is late, folks! We no longer have the luxury of straddling the fence or putting our heads in the sand. If your pastor refuses to take a public stand for YOUR liberties, and the liberties of YOUR CHILDREN, vote with your feet and walk out the door. Find yourself a pastor who will defend your liberties and the liberties of your children--liberties that other pastors and patriots purchased at the cost of their very blood.

I repeat what I’ve already said, “Whatever the consequences might be, and whatever anyone else does or doesn’t do, I am prepared to become an outlaw over this issue! I don’t know how to say it any plainer: I will not register my firearms, and I will not surrender my firearms. Period. End of story. It’s not just a saying with me: when my guns are outlawed, I will be an outlaw!

“My line in the sand is drawn here!”

And so are the lines of millions of Americans.

In response to Pat Buchanan’s prediction of revolution should the federal government attempt to confiscate our guns, John McLaughlin replied, “Baloney!”

I’m sure that’s what King George III said when he was told that would happen if his troops attempted to confiscate the guns at Concord.

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1 year 10 months ago

The issue is really kill rate. Patriots with small arms can't do much against the kill rate of a gunship or a tank. You can't mass troops when they would get wiped out by cluster bombs in a few minutes. One would have to fight as small bands of fighters using rural areas and forests to hide in when not raiding the cities. The key things to hit would include cell phone towers and fiber optics networks. One would need military grade explosives to destroy bridges, roads and police posts.

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1 year 10 months ago

I live by an outdoor range that has been full on weekends since Obama showed up. Today when I drove by I was amazed at how many cars were there, I'd say at least double. They made their own new parking area.

1 year 10 months ago

Julie,

Marksmanship is not the problem. It's the type of weapons and the kill rate. The government has all the good weapons. They can kill 500 people in one low level bombing run. There isn't much defense against napalm except heavy armour. How long do you think the folks at the range can stand against a single gunship? The only realistic approach is a military takeover. You'd need at least 50% of the AIr Force as that is where the kill capacity is.

1 year 10 months ago

@conrad Wheeler.... I disagree.... King David ( then a shepherd boy) had only a sling shot and he slayed Goliath. Was it really David's sling shot ability or was it that he said, "Goliath, you come to me with sword in hand and I come in the name of The God of Abraham, Yisak and Yacov. How about this one..... Israel in 1948 and 1967 were totally outnumbered by the Arabs coming against them and miraculously they won those two battles.

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1 year 10 months ago

@ Conrad.... Oh, I forgot! Gideon.... He was a coward, yet God called him, "Mighty man of valor". God saw the end results from the beginning. Gideon only had 300 men against two armies of enemies that would come against them. God told Gideon to take clay pots fill them with water and position themselves against the mountainside facing the enemies marching against them in the middle of the night.

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1 year 10 months ago

One thing to remember. With GOD all things are possible. If we unite and turn to GOD our prayers will be answered and we can and will win this fight. But that will only happen IF people turn from their wicked ways and seek GOD....

1 year 10 months ago

Janice, The Romans destroyed the Temple in 70 AD and scattered the Jews. We can't assume that God is always going to get involved in conflicts. We lost Viet Nam to Godless Communists. God helps those who help themselves.

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1 year 10 months ago

It is written: "You have not cause you ask not, or you ask amiss"

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1 year 10 months ago

Janice,
Like I said we did lose Viet Nam so somtimes pray as we may things turn out differently than we hope. While personal healing miracles are wonderful, I know of no events on a military scale in the last 2000 years where such things occurred. The Church launched the Crusades but were diriven out of the Holy Land by the Muslims in 1292. Proceed with caution if you want to fight the military.

1 year 10 months ago

All one has to do is study the motive behind these wars. The question is....did we pray b4 we decided to go into Viet Nam. Johnson was and is an atheist. Sorry! Also the motive for the crusades was anything but Holy as the Jihads of the Arabs. Not to seek God first and foremost is the greatest error an American can have. Look at where are country is now, because we have become an 'ungodly' nation. Abortion...same sex marriage? And the church was silent. Why?

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1 year 10 months ago

[An] oath – the strongest of religious ties. 35 JAMES MADISON, SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION

[In o]ur laws . . . by the oath which they prescribe, we appeal to the Supreme Being so to deal with us hereafter as we observe the obligation of our oaths. The Pagan world were and are without the mighty influence of this principle which is proclaimed in the Christian system. 36 RUFUS KING, SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION, FRAMER OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS

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1 year 10 months ago

Well DUH the Revolutionary war would be one of them.... Bet George Washington was on his knees praying to GOD before they attacked. With only 3% of the population fighting, how else do you think that war was one... GOD is how...

1 year 10 months ago

*won

1 year 10 months ago

angela.... Amen!

1 year 10 months ago

America was founded on prayer.

Proclamation.

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1 year 10 months ago

Our founders put their prayers to song so that it would be ever on the lips of the patriots.

And Three Hymns, for the National Fast.

For August, 1812. On Account of the War.

In solemn strains and slow,

Express the mournful feelings

Which this day excites;

Then prostrate bend before the Lord of hosts.

And as a Nation seek his needed help.

Spare, O Lord, spare thou thy people,

And save us from our fears,

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1 year 10 months ago

When you forget our past, you repeat the errors! PTL!!!!

1 year 10 months ago

Janicce,
Well the Catholic Church sure got fooled then! Churches all over the US prayed for victory in Viet Nam. If Johnson was more powerful than millions of Christians then something is very wrong with the Church.

In fact 3 states approved gay marriage in the last election and the National Cathedral in Washington is now performing gay marriages. So something is wrong if people are praying correctly and this is what we get. Somebody needs to fix this.

1 year 10 months ago

2 Cor. 7:14 If my people, among whom my Name is called upon, do humble themselves, and pray and seek my presence, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear in heaven and be merciful to their sin, and will heal their land. 1599 Geneva Bible The bible the founding fathers used to established this contry by...

1 year 10 months ago

Amen Angela,

2Chronicles 7:14 has become my favorite scripture in this our country's greatest time of need.

1 year 10 months ago

Amen Janice, our country needs a revival in a very serious way. The only way we will come out of this mess is GOD, He is the ONLY way....

1 year 10 months ago

Our weapons of warfare are not carnal. It is written: " For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."

Put on the whole Armor of God ( not man). Eph. 6:11

1 year 10 months ago

Angela... Bless you mightly, my sister in Christ Jesus. You are absolutely right. Thank you so much for the comfort of God's word.

It is written: "If we save our lives ( give in to evil) we lose it; if we lose it ( for righteousness sake) we save it." Jesus said, " If anyone is not FOR ME, he is AGAINST ME."

The line is drawn in the sand. I for one am standing on the same side as you, Angela. The banner over us is Love.

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Thank you Janice. Your are right, the line in the sand is drawn. I am with God and he will prevail and the people who chose the other side will rot in hell with Satan and all his goons. And unlike some OTHERS that choose not to fight the good fight, well all I can say is they are cowards. Every American should fight like no tomorrow, and if they choose not to fight, they should just leave our great nation.

1 year 10 months ago

to what was written: I repeat what I’ve already said, “Whatever the consequences might be, and
whatever anyone else does or doesn’t do, I am prepared to become an outlaw
over this issue! I don’t know how to say it any plainer: I will not
register my firearms, and I will not surrender my firearms. Period. End of
story. It’s not just a saying with me: when my guns are outlawed, I will be
an outlaw: Here is my reply" let's roll!!!!!!!!!!

1 year 10 months ago
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