Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Not About the Guns

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Dan and Sheila Gendron, Contributors
Activist Post

As (hopefully) all of you reading this will know, the Second Amendment of the Constitution protects Americans' rights to have weapons (arms) to defend themselves against a tyrannical, out-of-control government. Please note that it does not GIVE Americans the right to have weapons. It protects that right, which is “inalienable”, meaning that the right is inherent in human beings by the fact of their existence on earth, as described in the Declaration of Independence. The Amendment is not about having a gun with which to hunt or skeet-shoot, or shoot in competitions of marksmanship. It is about defense against tyranny.

Now, in reality, virtually none of the American citizens have the ability or wherewithal to match the high-tech, high-dollar weapons that the government has at their disposal. None of my neighbors, and I would guess that none of yours, have drones, sound cannons, Scud missiles nor bunker-busters. So why defend our right to keep and bear arms? We're no match for them, anyway.

It's not about the guns. It's about the PRINCIPLE that we have the right to live our lives in a way that we choose, with the only restriction being that we harm no one else in the process who does not harm us. If you – as far too many Americans soon will – give up your right to have weapons on the principle that you may defend yourself from tyranny, you will be saying to TPTB, “I am your willing slave. Go ahead. Do to me whatever you choose, because I submit to your will, no matter who it does or does not benefit.”

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446. You'll be giving up not a piece of metal, but your desire to be a free, natural human being. More than a right to protect yourself from those who would steal your natural-born rights, you have a responsibility to protect those rights to the best of your ability.

No matter how many grotesque, supremely tragic images of the dangers of the misuse of weapons are paraded in front of us, the missing image is that of a gun that is held to the head of a citizen because he or she has an opposing opinion to that which is approved by an out-of-control government; or the image of guns drawn and blazing to protect adults above the age of majority from consuming raw milk; or allowing the smoke of a cannabis plant into their own lungs; or the arrest of parents who allow their children to play with a foam-wrapped bubble machine with a handle reminiscent of a gun; or the invasion by armed IRS agents of a bottled water plant for documents that were never even asked for prior to the action; or the steroid-consuming, AR15-toting Forest Service “Police Officer” who declares that his jurisdiction includes any local, county, state or federal law that he decides to enforce.

And no matter how many grotesque, supremely tragic images of the dangers of the misuse of weapons are paraded in front of us, it does not address the base cause of the tragedy itself – mental illness in those who, whether directed to do so by an outside influence or internal glitch, perform the heinous acts of violence. If we spent as much time, energy and funds on recognizing and curing – not just treating with chemicals that exacerbate the problems – those mental illnesses as we will to try to register guns so that they can later be confiscated more efficiently, the news of these inhumane acts will be curtailed to the point that they will no longer be “common occurrences”.

Under natural law, if we allow our sacred rights to be chipped away we are each as culpable as those who would steal those rights from the decent citizens who are such a threat to the desire of TPTB to enslave the masses – or at least those portions of the masses who are allowed to live on.

If you still have faith in the governmental system, contact your representatives/senators and let them know that they are doing wrong if they approve or allow the restriction of gun ownership. Do not be complacent in the theft of your right to self-defense or any other right that is being stolen from you.

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Anonymous said...

We have lost so many of our 'inalienable' rights over the past decade, its sickening. Something that the government has no authority to take from us, our rights to privacy, free association, trial by jury, arms, hell, we no longer have the right to life, since now the government can take it without ever having to prove us, or even accuse of of any crimes-

All this and still no American awakening, makes me ashamed of America and Americans. We talk a good game about freedoms, liberty and justice, yet while our wealthy elite are granted immunity from all laws, we are held to more and more of them and in a more strict manner-

A full on insurrection is what is required, nothing less than that will suffice, but because of that, nothing will change, because Americans are lazy, spoiled and ignorant, by design-

-Sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

Our goverment has deemded themselves collectivly above the law of our land and must be brought back to the point that it/they understand their rightful place in the natural order of Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness of WE THE PEOPLE. When the law no longer to apply to all it no longer applies to any..

Anonymous said...

America The Prostrate

In a simplistic sort of way,
across a desert lit by the moon.
America lay prostrate,
lulled by prosperity’s tune.

Beautiful thing in a world gone mad,
everyone knows the lies being spoke.
They spill from the mouths of bankrupt souls,
leaderless people, morally broke.

The globe spins on, a compact disc,
television soothes the planet.
Hard drives quietly think away,
politicians run the gamut.

Prostrate pricks, sucking away,
at America’s aging tit.
Pay up now, or go to jail,
they care less, how you take the hit.

They act as if it will never end,
The Nazis felt much the same.
Fortify your home, your town,
these criminals have no real shame.

The knock on the door will surely come,
midnight terror of the state.
Theft, lies, fraud and deceit,
social incubators of pure hate.

Hang from a rope, they surely will,
these prophets of civic duty.
After the riots, the death, the trials,
before these pirates split the booty.

RJ O’Guillory
Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

Anonymous said...

Excellent commentary and great use of the Ghandi quote. Thank you Dan and Sheila Gendron.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Second Amendment refers to 'people'.
If you know that the government can only legally contract with you in any way if you admit to being a 'person' (a corporate fiction in law similar to the government, which is itself a corporation) then go figure...

Anonymous said...

No one is advocating owning firearms be outlawed. Here is what gun control advocates seek:

1. An expansion in the types of guns that may not be owned, limits placed on the ammunition capacity of firearms.
2. Registration of all firearms so that criminals may be more easily identified by law enforcement.
3. Complete background checks, including mental health history checks, prior to individuals being allowed to possess weapons.

In the first 3/4ths of the 20th century, licensing and registration of weapons was common. Why is it now suddenly improper?

Anonymous said...

anom @ 4:25pm

You, obviously, have no idea what the 2nd, in the BILL OF RIGHTS is need to do some reading. As for the your last two lines...Not only inaccurate....but wouldn't understand.

Anonymous said...

Without question it was the gun nuts who overwhelmingly supported W Bush and his Patriot Act which did more to destroy the Constitution than anything in the nations history.

The gun nuts were also generally supportive of GITMO and the use of TORTURE. Shameful and disgusting.

The gun nuts have always been the most vocal supporters of the war on drugs, private prisons and the criminalization of it is guns, now it is your turn. F U hypocrites, you wouldn't know the Constitution if it bit you on the ass. The only thing you care about is your stupid guns, and that is the ONLY reason you fools even know that the Constitution even exists.
When your hero Bush said it was nothing but a god damned piece of paper, you said..........nothing.

Will Grovers said...

it's true, we don't have drones, sound cannons, Scud missiles nor bunker-busters.... Neither did the Vietnamese or Afghans.

Anonymous said...

In the same way the Elitist Globalist Media framed the "1%" (a term popular in the Occupy Movement) as those whose INCOME is 1% - which is most definitely NOT the 1% the Occupy Movement is speaking of; the Globalists are now are framing the issue is about guns.
Limits and restrictions I don't think are required, there is no evidence that it decreases criminal activity. And why should someone be registered like they are a sex offender for practicing their inalienable rights?

Anonymous said...

According to Sen Levin it was Obama who insisted on indefinite detention without trial for US citizens.
He fought to keep it in court:
He also fought to keep drone killings secret:

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”
- Patrick Henry

Anonymous said...

Spot on

Anonymous said...

It's improper because we know what the governments real intentions are. They have an agenda other than keeping us "safe".

Anonymous said...

I could be considered one of those gun nuts, and yes I supported all of the crap Bush threw at us. I was duped. Yup, I bought it hook, line, and sinker. Me bad. But now I've awakend. Obama woke me up and got me to read. The problem now is that people are being duped by Obama the way I was by Bush.

Anonymous said...

And can we have a call out of capstone creep,
franchise slum, 'on board' Hollywood in all this?

Anonymous said...

Good comment 5:46AM.
Those getting duped by Obama have to be stupid on purpose, he is such a war loving pig.
For me, I was duped by Clinton early, and by the end of his term I knew he was a dog....but I still sort of had faith in the Democratic party because of people like Kucinich and McKinney. Watching those two and their supporters get marginalized, the writing was on the wall for me.

I loathe Democrats more than Republicans at this point.
Hypocrisy in an intelligent person is much more reprehensible than the ugly right wing traits.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 11:44, thank you for posting the exquisitely apt words of Patrick Henry which, as an immensely useful mantra, is one we all should memorize by heart in order to bolster both the determination and courage necessary in sure-to-be challenging days ahead. Bar none, I had not previously seen the festering gun focus as straight forwardly and articulately framed as Dan and Sheila Gendron assert and for this glaring clarity you have quite instructively and patriotically contributed to the greater good. Thank you. I agree, it's not about the guns, other than by which the far fewer elite forces so rabidly conspire to confiscate. Like no other time since the Civil War, We, the Citizenry must heed the call responsibly and lawfully by joining united arms, hearts and minds to better protect our beloved country, birth-rights, property and none the least, the ongoing safety of ourselves and loved ones. Not to do so, either by ignorance or apathy, will see that most noble idea, notion or dream of that which was once America, Land of the Brave and Free, go asunder. We, 'still the majority' Citizenry must not let this happen.

Anonymous said...

One thing that always cracks me up about the "defenders" of the perceived 2nd Amendment is how ignorant and apathetic they are about the complete loss of every other right afforded to them under the constitution. They don't give a shit about the government spying on them, listening on their phone conversations, intercepting their e-mail, reading their mail, following them, taping them, surveilling them with cameras, beating them up, repressing them, incarcerating them without trial, taping their mouths shut so they can't dissent, violently quenching their right to peacefully protest, but somehow they think/feel that by hanging on to their guns, they're being alert, safe and are protecting their "rights" - What idiots Amerikans are! Y'all don't deserve what you have coming to you, you have fully earned it.

Miguel Grande said...

Unalienable, a lien is a law. It means that no one can pass a law infringing on these rights.

See the Efficiency of Militia Act HR11654, it clearly describes what militia means, it was enacted in 1903 before the coup d'tat in 1913.

Anonymous said...

Article makes a lot of sense. It's as much about protecting the culture against tyrannical thinking and blind obedience. It's not alright that people think their government is so wonderful and lawful and protective, especially since most people don't know shit about the people supposedly representing them.

On the other hand, some of these gun lovers that can't wait to shoot looters or anyone dressed like one, or to shoot anyone on strike because it suddenly became profitable to do so, they could learn something from this article too.

Anonymous said...

The irony is that the guns come from the same TPTB, and it's the same TPTB that has been lobbying to avoid gun control.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to add that the same TPTB sells arms to the government, which in turn passes on the cost to the public. With that, gun control is not necessary.

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