For various reasons, Americans opposed to governmental control of guns in the hands of civilians rarely cite what many decent, law-abiding citizens consider the chief reason they stand arm-in-arm even against seemingly innocuous plans for our current leaders to require everyone to register their legal weapons.
The Father of our Country, George Washington, said it first: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence,” as long as Americans are permitted to own them.
Most likely–and with good reason, considering the predominant thinking of our president’s mainstream media–gun owners and non-gun owners who believe in their constitutionally-guaranteed right to “keep and bear arms” may feel they will be labeled as kooks, gun nuts, skinheads, paranoiacs, or all of the above who should be committed posthaste to the nearest loony bin because they respect and honor the Second Amendment.
And, they would indeed be characterized as kooks, gun nuts, skinheads, and paranoiacs by the Obamian MSM for their beliefs, by those same Obamian mainstreamers who are either ignorant of the fundamental intent of the Second Amendment to our Constitution or choose to flaunt it.
That amendment was incorporated into America’s Bill of Rights precisely to authorize and enable the citizenry to take up arms against repressive and overbearing rulers comparable to the repressive and overbearing rule of the semi-insane King George III and refusing to acknowledge that intent is tantamount to denying that most basic right, that fundamental duty, to resist oppression.
There are a boatload of valid reasons why Americans should have a weapon in their homes:
—Self-defense in our lawless society; calling 911 when you’re threatened by an armed intruder won’t be worth a damn unless a cop is sitting in your living room.
—The reality that criminals by nature will never comply with gun-registration requirements; if you don’t have one, you expose yourself and your family to those who do.
—Gun controls have been shown to be abysmal failures wherever they are implemented; in fact, cities with the strictest controls (Chicago, for example) are often hotbeds of crime and murder.
—Most importantly, an armed citizenry would hinder any unconstitutional effort to impose a police state on America; coincidental with the gun control mania, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased and stockpiled more than 1.6 billion mainly .40 caliber and 9mm bullets over the past year, as if it were prepping for an insurrection. To demonstrate how seriously she regards the threat, Obama’s DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is reportedly also stocking up with 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).
The DHS hasn’t disclosed the purposes of laying in that supply of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition or retrofitting 2,700 MRAPs. I guess Big Sis hasn’t gotten the memo about Obamian transparency.
Although few people have questioned the sanity of Barack Hussein Obama as of today, many people have serious doubts as to the true purposes of his gun control advocacy and whether that advocacy is related to the same designs as Joe Stalin and Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini who registered and then confiscated privately-owned weapons before they seized control of Russia, Germany, and Italy.
Far be it for me to suggest that Barack Obama is a 21st century version of Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini. However, keep in mind, he is a Marxist ideologue who, despite his protestations to the contrary, is on record saying to a colleague at the University of Chicago Law School that, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” And he has already trampled on various other protections in the Bill of Rights so why not trample another?
Of course, people do change their opinions over the years and Obama has changed a great deal, though not on the issue of gun ownership. He has changed so much on the gun question that he and his liberal-leftist coterie are now proposing laws that would criminalize owning guns, effectively making honest citizens criminals while actual gun-toting criminals roam America’s streets.
Obama is even more of an evil pestilence than Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini or any other egomaniacal despots. Barack Hussein Obama is a man who is distinguished from those reprobates by virtue of the fact that they at least seem to have had some affection for their respective countries whereas he has clearly and repetedly indicated he despises ours.
It’s all very consoling–and stupid–for Americans to think, It Can’t Happen Here, that America is so different from, so superior to, other nations that Obama’s government would never consider Stalin’s, Hitler’s, or Mussolini’s tactics in order to establish a totalitarian state.
We may have been superior, exceptional, at one time but Obama made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t regard America in that light when he said in 2009: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism,” in other words, every nation is exceptional and we’re not entitled to believe America is special in any way.
Should Americans succumb to liberal-leftist gun propaganda and register or surrender their legal weapons to this president’s government, they will be proving Obama right.
Maybe like the DHS, we should be gearing up for a rebellion, instead? Or, maybe we should accede to liberal-leftists, admit we’re just kooks, gun nuts, skinheads, and paranoiacs, and slink off into the darkness?
Don’t bet on that latter scenario.