America’s Revolutionary War did not begin over taxation without representation, high tariffs, corrupt British judges, or even quartering troops among the colonists. Although all of these (and more) are enumerated in our Declaration of Independence among the many grievances against the British Crown, it was not these abuses that triggered that “shot heard ‘round the world.” The Revolutionary War began when British troops were sent to Lexington and Concord to confiscate the Americans’ firearms. Gun confiscation was the match that lit our War for Independence.
Do our representatives in Washington DC think that the same people who fought in the freezing cold mountains of Korea, the steaming hot rice patties of Viet Nam or the burning desert tundra of Desert Storm will not react as they did some 230 years ago? Maybe not. The American people have sat by as the Clinton administration led us though the theft of hundreds of FBI files, sexual scandals in the White House, fund raising violations, lost nuclear secrets, sold missile secrets to the Chinese and blatant outright infringements on the people’s Second Amendment rights. The Republicans virtually sat on their hands as the Clinton administration was brought to impeachment. These politicians may be right in thinking that they can do whatever they feel is best, Constitution be damned, the people’s will be damned too. Or they may be wrong.
Are we so ignorant not to know that in every instance where gun registration has been enacted, gun confiscation soon followed? Will we peacefully surrender that which our forefathers sacrificed their lives and fortunes to secure? These questions nag at the patriotic feelings inside of thousands of good honest, law abiding and hardworking men and women in this country. People vilified by the popular media as right wing wackos, patriots and extremist. I suppose an earlier press was saying the same thing about that small minority rich white land and slave owners - men like Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, John Adams, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin who were discontent with similar issues to those we face today from a government. A morally corrupt government which fails to be “of the people, for the people and by the people”.
I am convinced that the fundamental freedoms that we now enjoy the last tastes of will have disappeared within the next American generation. Do children raised by the state even know of or have read the Constitution or Bill of Rights? Words mean something. What to the words “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” mean to you? If you’re Congresswoman Diane Finestein (D) from California it means that she is free to “well regulate” your rights. She fails to even complete the whole sentence to read the final clause “shall not be infringed”. They are her rights and she is free to meter them out to you subjects as she feels free to do so at the time.
These are not stupid people. They read well. They have read both the Constitution and Bill of Rights yet they continuously and actively conspire against our freedoms and liberties. They mask their true intentions behind feelings and cries that “it’s for the children”. Our children deserve the rights guaranteed in our Constitution more than life itself. To paraphrase the patriot Patrick Henry “Give them liberty or you are surely giving them death.”
"The Constitution admittedly has a few defects and blemishes, but it still seems a hell of a lot better than the system we have now."
Robert Anton Wilson
It isn't about gun control, or even crime control, it's about people control, the gun prohibitionists feel that by outlawing armed self defense, they are defending civilization itself against the barbarians who refuse to subjugate their right to life to "civilization".
Ron Burling, Judge of the Appellate Court Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life.”
“Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins.”
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano