Amendment II, U.S. Constitution
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.
Mobs of left-wing radical lunatics are hell-bent on trampling our God-given (natural) unalienable, constitutionally protected rights. Including the right to self-defense, the right to keep and bear arms.
They march in the streets for 'gun control', claiming they want “sensible”, “reasonable”, “common sense” gun laws. But these terms are deceptive, as any true defender of unalienable rights will know.
You give them an inch, they'll take a mile – and then some. That is the nature of the beast, and the nature of tyranny, the nature of all totalitarian systems, no matter by which name they are called.
They may call themselves liberals, progressives, socialists, communists, anti-fascists. Many see themselves as do-gooders, claiming they are motivated by compassion; they claim their objective is “protecting the children”. In fact, they are aggressive busybodies, who falsely believe that they know what is best for everyone, and will stop at nothing, who will use any means necessary (regardless of all manner of violations) to get it. The ends justify the means, no matter the grievous violations to your right to life, liberty, property.
But, whoever they are, as long as they attempt to mitigate, moderate, adulterate, negate, nullify the unalienable rights of others, they are undoubtedly tyrants and totalitarians. For those of them who have taken an oath or affirmation to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, they are also traitors. They have become the enemies within the gates.
Like it or not (and they certainly do not), the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. This nation was founded as a Constitutional Republic. It is NOT, nor has ever been, a democracy. Democracy is mob rule, rather than the rule of law, under the Constitution, where individuals may enjoy the blessings of liberty, free from all forms of tyranny.
Democracy would allow the majority (no matter how stupid, how ignorant, how willful, how aggressive, how unscrupulous, how unprincipled, or how evil) to control of the lives and the fortunes of every individual in this nation.
Mobs of left-wing agitators, in lockstep, chant, “This is what democracy looks like!”, in answer to the bull-horn wielding leader, “Tell me what democracy looks like!” Many of them are teenagers, or even young children.
I watched one video of high school students protesting “gun violence” and screeching for gun control. Among them was a sixteen year old, who blurted out, In 2020 I will be able to vote, and then I'll have a say! Answered with cheers from the mob and affirmation from the mainstream left-wing news media.
No, he won't “have a say”, not about gun control, not under the law. But that is exactly what these children are being indoctrinated to believe. The children (most far younger than this kid) are being exploited as tools of the state. They are not even taught about the Constitution in most of the schools. And they are not old enough to remember a time when this most fundamental document was even discussed, much less cherished and revered, by liberty-loving, law-abiding people who were willing to stand up and be counted in the cause of freedom and justice.
Add to this twisted scenario the fact that each time a mass shooting occurs, the deaths of the victims (especially children) are exploited in the agenda of gun control.
(Remember Al Gore and Columbine?)
They call for “gun free zones” (including schools, churches, stores, restaurants, etc.)
The facts are clear and proved over time.
Gun free zones are an open invitation for criminals, who never have and never will respect the law, including “gun laws”. They will get the guns, and the only way to stop the bad guys with guns is good guys with guns, good guys who will shoot back, in self defense and in defense of others. All it takes is one bullet with the perp's name on it. Lives are saved, and the criminal is neutralized.
The police won't save the victims, because they can't possibly get there fast enough. By the time they arrive, the massacre is over. If you don't believe me, check the statistics, which prove the point, time and time again. Or, in some cases, the police won't engage an active shooter, or perhaps (suspicious, isn't it?) they are issued a directive to stand down.
All that said, here are quotes from some of the good guys (those who respect the unalienable rights of individuals, including that of self defense and defense of others against murderous criminals), and some of the bad guys, whose agenda was/is CONTROL, plain and simple.
As the saying goes, It is not about gun control, it is all about CONTROL.
"This year will go down in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"
– Adolf Hitler
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police."
– Adolf Hitler
"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves."
– Joseph Stalin
"The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. … They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results."
– Benito Mussolini, address to the Italian Senate, 1931
"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party."
–Mao Tze Tung, Nov 6 1938
"US Senator, If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!"
–Diane Feinstein, Statement on TV program 60 Minutes, Feb 5 1995
"They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
– Barack Hussein Obama
"I don’t believe people should to be able to own guns."
– Barack Obama (during conversation with economist and author John Lott Jr. at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1990s)
"I don't care if you want to hunt, I don't care if you think it's your right. I say 'Sorry.' it's 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison."
– Rosie O'Donnell
"The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get."
–Hillary Clinton, from speech at a private Manhattan fundraiser
"If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorists links, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun."
– Hillary Clinton, at campaign rally, 2016
"When we got organized as a country, [and] wrote a fairly radical Constitution, with a radical Bill of Rights, giving radical amounts of freedom to Americans, it was assumed that Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly .... When personal freedom is being abused, you have to move to limit it."
"We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people."
– Hillary Clinton
"Circling back around on guns as a follow up to the Friday morning discussion: the Today show has indicated they definitely plan to ask bout guns, and so to have the discussion be more of a news event than her previous times discussing guns, we are going to background reporters tonight on a few of the specific proposals she would support as President - universal background checks of course, but also closing the gun show loophole by executive order and imposing manufacturer liability."
–Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon, from leaked e-mails
"The Second Amendment only protects the people who want all the guns they can have. The rest of us, we've got no Second Amendment. What are we supposed to do?"
–Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-New York)
"What I support is sensible regulation that is consistent with the constitutional right to own and bear arm. I think a total ban, with no exceptions under any circumstances, might be found by the court not to be (constitutional). But I don't know the facts."
– Hillary Clinton
Now that we've heard from the tyrants and totalitarians, here are the defenders of liberty and unalienable rights.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
– Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
"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."
"A free people ought to be armed."
"Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense."
"To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them."
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
–William Pitt, Nov. 18, 1783
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."
–The Dalai Lama, May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. If we want the Arms Act to be repealed, if we want to learn the use of arms, here is a golden opportunity. If the middle classes render voluntary help to Government in the hour of its trial, distrust will disappear, and the ban on possessing arms will be withdrawn."
–Mohandas K. Gandhi
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
–Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights
District of Columbia v. Heller, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2008, held (5–4) that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms independent of service in a state militia and to use firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense within the home. It was the first Supreme Court case to explore the meaning of the Second Amendment since United States v. Miller (1939).
In District of Columbia v. Heller the court ruled that the federal government could not restrict an individual from keeping an operable handgun in their home for self-defense.
And here, one of my all time favorite quotes:
Blaming guns for school shootings is like blaming spoons for Rosie O'Donnell being fat.
–JBS leader John Perna (2007)
And now, this. To demonstrate just how far this nation has fallen from the principles of the Founders, we have this totalitarian message from this utterly despicable leftist control freak, Michael Moore.
I have highlighted some of the most egregious and idiotic passages, but they're all outrageously totalitarian, to the max.
Who the hell does this fat, bloviating Marxist freak think he is!
My Proposal to Repeal the Second Amendment and Replace It With This:
PROPOSED 28th AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION
"A well regulated State National Guard, being helpful to the safety and security of a State in times of need, along with the strictly regulated right of the people to keep and bear a limited number of non-automatic Arms for sport and hunting, with respect to the primary right of all people to be free from gun violence, this shall not be infringed."
I, Michael Moore, along with all who support an end to this epidemic of gun violence, propose a new Amendment to our Constitution that repeals the ancient and outdated 2nd Amendment (which was written before bullets and revolvers were even invented), and replaces it with a new 28th Amendment that guarantees States can have State militias (a.k.a. State National Guards which are made up of citizen-soldiers who are called upon in times of natural disasters or other State emergencies), allows individuals to use guns for sport and gathering food, and guarantees everyone the right to be free of, and protected from, gun violence (i.e., the public’s safety comes ahead of an individual’s right to own and fire a gun).
This amendment would allow states and the federal government to pass laws that would regulate gun ownership in the following manner:
**All automatic and semi-automatic guns are banned.
**No gun or clip can hold more than 6 bullets.
**To activate a gun for it to be used, the trigger must recognize the fingerprint of its registered owner. This will eliminate most crimes committed with a gun as 80% of these crimes are done with a stolen gun.
**One’s guns must be stored at a licensed gun club or government-regulated gun storage facility. Believing that having a gun in your home provides you with protection is an American myth. People who die from a home invasion make up a sad but minuscule .04% of all gun murders in the US. And over a third of them are killed by their own gun that the criminal has either stolen or wrestled from them.
**To own and operate a gun one must obtain a license (like one does to operate a car). To get a license you have to complete a gun training and safety course and pass a thorough background check.
**As nearly half of all gun deaths are suicides, mental health care must become a top national health priority and must be properly funded. And by making it more difficult to purchase a gun - and requiring its storage outside the home - easy access during a suicidal moment is denied.
**Current restrictions placed on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), due to successful lobbying by the NRA, have prohibited them from studying the gun violence epidemic in the US. These rules need to be removed and the funding restored. Science will then be free to find out why we are ALONE among nations in killing each other at such a massive rate (hint: It’s not just the guns - it’s us as Americans).
These are a few of the regulations that can be enacted to both protect society yet not deny hunters and sportsmen their fun.
This is the sane approach that meets everyone’s needs -- everyone, that is, except those of the serial killer, the mass murderer, the violent ex-husband, the disgruntled employee or the disturbed and bullied teenager. We will never eliminate all murder; that’s been with us since Cain killed Abel. But we CAN join the community of enlightened nations where gun violence is that rare occurrence — as opposed to the daily tragedy we now suffer here in the United States of America.
This can come to an end with the repeal of the 2nd Amendment and replacing it with the 28th Amendment.
For those who believe it will be impossible to do this, let me close by sharing with you two important facts that should give us hope:
1. We are not a country of gun nuts. 77% of all Americans do NOT own a gun! If three-quarters of the country has decided they have no need for a gun, three-quarters of the country may also decide they have no need for an archaic amendment that allows retired accountants to own 47 assault weapons. LET’S ORGANIZE THE 77%!
2. When President Obama tried to get Congress to pass simple, common sense gun control legislation after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, polls showed 90% of the country backed him! But the NRA beat him. LET’S ORGANIZE THE 90%!
We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will
remove you from office.
remove you from office.
Then do it.
No, Mr. Moore, those of us you consider to be “gun nuts”, simply for exercising our God-given, unalienable, constitutionally protected RIGHTS, including SELF DEFENSE, will absolutely NOT do it.
You could be named the Poster Boy for the most absurd and idiotic totalitarian ideas ever to be spewed on a Facebook page.
Why don't you just go join a communist revolution in some third world hellhole, where your ideology will be truly appreciated.
And take Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie O'Donnell, and the rest of the gun-grabbing totalitarian freaks with you!
Barbara Hartwell Percival
In Defense of God-given Unalienable Rights
Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic
March 18, 2018