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Donít Apologize, Donít Be Silent.
Flopping Aces ^ | 12-18-12 | Wisdom

Posted on 12/18/2012 9:55:14 AM PST by Starman417

Gun control advocates are using this horrific tragedy to justify the promotion of an agenda that they have been progressing for decades. As David Axelrod said a few years back, "Never let a tragedy go to waste." All the while, supporters of the Second Amendment, like me, are expected to apologize, like it was our guns that were used in the crimes, or simply shut up and let the extremely vocal gun control lobbyists be the only voice in this "search for common ground." I, for one, am not going to apologize, I'm not going to be quiet, and I'm not going to let someone else tell me what is acceptable common ground.

First, there are approximately 50 million households in our country that own firearms, and about 300,000,000 firearms privately owned in this country. 299,999,995 weren't used this week in mass shootings, and the owners of those weapons have nothing to apologize for.

We are either a free people, or we are not. There is no "common ground" when infringing on human liberty. If you take away the rights of the entire citizenry because a small number of them might abuse those rights, then you really aren't free.

The argument that "ordinary" people don't need to own weapons that "should only be possessed by the military," have forgotten the roots of our nation. This country was founded upon the belief that the government in NOT great, better, smarter, or more capable than the people that it serves. The Second Amendment isn't about hunting, or even individual self defense. The purpose of the Second Amendment was to guarantee that a free people would always be able to remain free.

When asked who belonged to a "well regulated militia," Thomas Jefferson answered, "All free men, excepting a few select politicians." Whether it be in defense of our nation from outside invaders, or as a safeguard from a government that no longer valued the individual rights of its citizens, our founders knew that only an armed citizenry could truly protect itself from threats to their freedom. They knew that the only thing that could truly keep a government in check was that government's fear of its rightful masters: us. And if we aren't armed, with guns that "should only be possessed by the military," then any vigil that we stand in protection of our freedom is only symbolic.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2nd; banglist; blogpimp; constitution; guns

1 posted on 12/18/2012 9:55:22 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

I believe it was Rahm Emmanuel made the statement, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”.

It does tell you a lot about these people.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 9:58:54 AM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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Even the NRA is silent. Wrong position IMO.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 10:02:57 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...

4 posted on 12/18/2012 10:06:29 AM PST by humblegunner
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Twenty-nine minutes ago Cheaper than Dirt posted on their Facebook page today’s decision to stop sending any guns or ammunition through the mail. The post already has 2,239 very angry replies. CTD just blew themselves up.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 10:11:44 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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