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Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement
Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken

Posted on 01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST by Travis McGee

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To: Travis McGee

Matt, others have pointed this out—Ann Barnhardt has posted a link to this essay on her blog yesterday:

http://barnhardt.biz


151 posted on 01/08/2013 5:21:27 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m sure your DH was one of many who sounded the alarm. How many people listened?

I wonder.


152 posted on 01/08/2013 5:31:34 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Katechon

What a treasure we have in the saints and the history of catholic Europe. Thank you very much, that was very inspiring.


153 posted on 01/08/2013 5:45:32 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: 21twelve

I almost started a fight when Obama was running for his first term. We were on the range qualifying. During a break we started talking politics. I said Obama was an anti-American socialist which caused a howl to go up amongst the Obamabots.

Got into it pretty heavy with one of them until the bosses broke it up.

I push buttons to see what reaction I get from the smiling face in front of me. I want to know where people stand and who I can count on.

Gollum: “The Dead City… very nasty place… full of… enemies.”


154 posted on 01/08/2013 5:59:19 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Cap'n Crunch

Were there any telling characteristics that set them apart?


155 posted on 01/08/2013 6:06:12 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: rmlew

Yes, we are in the intimidation phase, when a gangster govt consolidating power the Hugo Chavez way tries to bully and frighten ordinary people into meed submission. It cuts down their workload and ups their odds if they can drive many of us off of the electronic meme-warfare battlefield.


156 posted on 01/08/2013 6:07:34 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: The Working Man; Jack Black

Thanks, jack black updates the CW2 list that I sometimes ping.


157 posted on 01/08/2013 6:08:53 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: exit82

Thanks, I missed it until then.


158 posted on 01/08/2013 6:17:55 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
another bump for the masses to see this thread...

might i suggest adding links to the vids you mentioned in the essay, as the texas trooper one [the only one ive sought out so far] really put an exclamation point on that paragraph...

159 posted on 01/08/2013 6:29:29 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Travis McGee

Bump for future reference.


160 posted on 01/08/2013 6:52:04 AM PST by real saxophonist (I show my friends my 1911. I show my enemies my Glock.)
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To: Thank You Rush

“...the printout from the link is too small for these old eyes!”

on many browsers, hold the ctrl key and hit + plus until the text is big enuff


161 posted on 01/08/2013 7:42:30 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: Travis McGee
Well done brother.

There are a lot of good law enforcement agents, and a lot of fence sitters. "We" are among "them".

STICK TO YOUR GUNS

162 posted on 01/08/2013 8:06:35 AM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: Eaker

There are. Rabid response to anything said or questioned of 0 or his policies. Handling or possessing an “evil assault weapon.” Going against the police union has also exposed some new enemies.


163 posted on 01/08/2013 8:50:47 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


164 posted on 01/08/2013 8:54:54 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Cap'n Crunch

That is scary. I supported most of what Bush did but was never “rabid” about it. I never thought of Bush as a Messiah like many of these people see Obama as being.

These people are nuts and not the funny kind of nuts.


165 posted on 01/08/2013 9:00:27 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

Yes, it is scary. Scarier still is the criminal element that will certainly (some of them told me so) rape, pillage and plunder for Team 0 while we are busy elsewhere.


166 posted on 01/08/2013 10:15:26 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Travis McGee

BFL, Thanks TM!
Everything you wrote is spot on!


167 posted on 01/08/2013 10:37:57 AM PST by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: melancholy

He did a little bit - helped distributed underground fliers and so on.


168 posted on 01/08/2013 11:14:02 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Cap'n Crunch
Scarier still is the criminal element that will certainly (some of them told me so) rape, pillage and plunder for Team 0 while we are busy elsewhere.

Just like all of the Facebook posts and Tweets from thugs going to do the same thing in the aftermath of Sandy.

I guess these really are today's zombies.

169 posted on 01/08/2013 11:36:49 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

I see a former General we can not count on. Stanley McChrystal.


170 posted on 01/08/2013 12:20:54 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Delmarksman
Thanks. I wish we lived in more boring and less interesting times.
171 posted on 01/08/2013 1:10:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

marking


172 posted on 01/08/2013 1:28:38 PM PST by Getsmart64
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To: exit82

Thanks for posting the link.
Marked for daily reading.


173 posted on 01/08/2013 1:43:25 PM PST by TheConservativeParty
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To: little jeremiah

I meant in the USA where the “nah, never gonna happen here” crowd was condescending, to say the least.


174 posted on 01/08/2013 1:54:54 PM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: melancholy

Well, he’s making copies of Matt’s article to give to some fireighters he thinks would be open to the ideas! Tonight, actually. He does talk to anyone he encounters when the conversative steers that way, warns them of the danger of approaching commie tyranny. Some listen, some don’t...


175 posted on 01/08/2013 2:47:42 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ctdonath2

This is under 600 words. I’m dividing and abridging the essay into handier sections, starting with this one. It’s not final, just version one to test reactino.

So what’s the matter with gun registration?

Turkey did not enjoy a smooth transition from being the seat of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, through World War I and into the modernist Ataturk era. In those turbulent times, ethnic Turks, Muslims composing the vast majority of the population, considered their Christian minorities, especially the Armenians, to be disloyal and treacherous.

In 1911, a national gun registration law was passed in Turkey, with no apparent ill intention beyond increasing public safety. In 1915, during the Great War, these gun registration lists were used to disarm the Armenian and other Christian populations. Army battalions cordoned off entire towns and did gun sweeps. Once disarmed, the official state violence visited against the Armenians ratcheted up to murderous levels.

Only after the Armenians were disarmed and helpless to resist did the final step begin: the officially sanctioned and conducted wholesale “deportation” of the Christian minorities from Turkey. These “deportations” were in reality forced marches into fiery deserts without food or water. The stragglers who could not keep up with the forced-march columns were killed by Turkish soldiers with bullets, bayonets, and swords until the columns were no more and the “deportation” missions were complete.

Between 1915 and 1923, one and a half of the two million Turkish Armenians were murdered, along with a half million other Christians. (The Turks deny to this day that it happened, just as some deny the later Nazi holocaust.) But even after conducting this first modern mega-death holocaust, Turkey was not expelled in disgrace from the community of nations. There was no Western boycott of the new Turkish state. Adolf Hitler noticed this 20th-century indifference to genocide, and so did Lenin, Stalin, and other despots. It was an important lesson for future dictators, leading to even greater mass murders under the Nazis and Soviets.

And the Nazis and the Communists learned another crucial lesson from the Turks: national gun registration laws could be passed in the name of dubious “public safety,” and the registration lists could be used later to disarm selected minorities, and then subsequently to arrest, deport, and murder them by the millions after they were helpless to resist.

In the Turkish case, only a small clique understood the true purpose behind the gun registration and laws of 1911. If average Turks thought about the new gun laws at all, they probably believed they would lead to greater public safety, as advertised. That was also generally the case with the Russians, Germans, Chinese, Cambodians, Guatemalans, Ugandans, Rwandans, and all the rest who were required first to register their firearms for “public safety,” and who accepted the demand at face value as a “reasonable” gun control measure.

American liberals who would like to see the Second Amendment torn out of the Constitution as a problematic relic of a bygone era generally do not know—or pretend not to know—this well-established historical pattern. But American Constitutionalists, who are more often than not students of history, understand the pattern very well.

So, directly behind the insane faces of contemporary villains like Loughner, Holmes and Lanza, we see the smirking faces of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, tyrants who did not murder individual victims by the fives and tens, but entire populations by the tens of millions. And in each case, these national genocides were preceded by gun confiscation that was made possible by national firearms registration laws sold to a gullible population in the name of “public safety.”


176 posted on 01/08/2013 2:55:29 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cap'n Crunch
I see a former General we can not count on. Stanley McChrystal.

I bet there is a long list to go with McChrystal.

A damn long list.

177 posted on 01/08/2013 4:30:35 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Cap'n Crunch

:) Very nice quote! And I would say to Sam, no, the great tales do not ever end, we are still a part of that great story of good vs. evil even today!


178 posted on 01/08/2013 6:23:34 PM PST by boxlunch
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To: Travis McGee

Good. That’s a more manageable read for the intended audience of “tacitly anti”. Still a little long, but fits one page (anything longer and eyes glaze).


179 posted on 01/08/2013 6:29:29 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: Travis McGee
McGee BTT as always. A great summation, Matt.

So this essay is really for you, Mr. Security Agent, because it won’t be elite Manhattan or Malibu liberals or Ivy League professors or politicians or columnists who will be ordered to strap on the sweat-stained body armor and enforce the new gun control laws at gunpoint. No, that grim task will fall to you.

The point is correct, but I think that this is rapidly encroaching the territory where it is the elite urban ruling class that will find themselves targeted. I do not state this to pound any drums, merely to point out that the pure demographics of the thing argue a bloodbath at an ill-considered pinprick. The Left operates by pinpricks, by pushing the envelope, expanding the borders of the permissible, and that has typified the decades-long patient push for citizen disarmament. After all, who wouldn't have agreed in 1968 that making mail-order firearms illegal was only a minor, negotiable step, and if it made Americans feel safer, only a small concession?

And so we have come to this, only this time the concessions won't be small and they will be demanded, not requested. The only answer possible should have been the answer in 1968: NO. We cannot compromise with people who are loudly, defiantly our enemies. If they send thugs we shoot the thugs first and then the senders. We need to set these rules from the outset so no one is surprised when the dead line is crossed.

And we need not to be out-shouted by the media. If we do not shout now, surely we will have to shoot later. That would be a tragedy of fantastic proportions.

180 posted on 01/08/2013 6:30:43 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks, Man! Some friends already have this posted on FB and I have shared it on my page!


181 posted on 01/08/2013 6:38:12 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Billthedrill; melancholy; Travis McGee

A few interesting headlines, don’t know if the articles are on FR or not, they should be but I’m 200% swamped right now. My apologies for not learning how to html links, it would look a lot better.

NJ Mayor: $1,000 to turn in your gun owning neighbors

Video of the skunk mayor:

http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/nj-mayor-1000-to-turn-in-your-gun-owning-neighbors/30352/

Uploaded on Jan 15, 2012 by GunOwnersofAmerica

Corey Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, pitches a $1,000 CASH reward for residents who report gun owners to police.


http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shooting-Prompt-New-Gun-Bill-185968592.html?dr

Shootings Prompt New Gun Bill-CALIFORNIA

Snip:

The massacre in Newton, Conn., and other mass shootings have prompted for a call to curb gun violence.

California assembly member Nancy Skinner answered that call with a proposal to restrict ammunition sales in the state.

“2,800 people in California were killed last year by gunfire,” Skinner said. “It is easier to buy bullets than cough medicine or alcohol. It should not be that easy. We need to have much more scrutiny when it comes to the purchase of guns.”

Monday she unveiled Assembly Bill 48. It would require bullet buyers to show identification. It would also require ammunition dealers to be licensed and report all sales to the department of justice.

Emmeryville police chief Ken James supports the tighter restrictions.

”Right now you can buy bullets in any store and the sale is not recorded”, James said. “Gun violence will continue unless we control the sale of bullets.”


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/08/Gawker-Posts-Full-List-of-NYC-Gun-Owners

Gawker Posts Full List of All ‘A**hole’ New York City Licensed Gun Owners

Snip:

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, the Journal News in upstate New York published a map with the addressees of all gun permit holders in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam. The nation was rightly outraged at this violation of basic privacy, and the threat implicit in the publication.

Just in case that was too subtle, Gawker has now published a complete list of every licensed gun owner in New York City. The headline? “Here Is a List of All the Assholes Who Own Guns in New York City.” Writes the author, John Cook:

Below is a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in New York City. I obtained it from the NYPD two-and-a-half years ago via a Freedom of Information Law request. Because the NYPD is more interested in raping and/oreating ladies and spying on Muslims than it is in honoring public records law, the list contains only the names, and not the addresses, of the licensees…


By the way, the other day I saw statistics comparing the numbers of murders by rifle vs. murders by carpenter tools such as hammers. The carpenter tools out-murder by a factor of about 25% every year. I’ll try to find them.


182 posted on 01/08/2013 6:52:12 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Here’s another one, “odd” that she didn’t do this until now...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/08/gabrielle_giffords_mark_kelly_launch_gun_control_group_americans_for_responsible.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content

Gabrielle Giffords and her Husband Aim Fire at NRA as They Launch New Gun Control Group

Two years ago today, then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured in Tucson when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire while she was meeting with constituents, killing six people. Since then “Congress has done something quite extraordinary—nothing at all,” write Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly write in a USA Today op-ed announcing the launch of Americans for Responsible Solutions. The group, a new political action committee that aims to decrease gun violence, “will raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby,” Giffords and Kelly write.

(Snip)


183 posted on 01/08/2013 7:27:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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CITIZENS! HAND OVER YOUR WEAPONS!

There is only one way to shorten and ease the convulsions of the old society and the bloody birth pangs of the new —revolutionary terror. Karl Marx

To overcome our enemies we must have our own socialist militarism. We must carry along with us 90 million out of the 100 million of Soviet Russia's population. As for the rest, we have nothing to say to them. They must be annihilated.

Grigory Zinoviev, head of the Communist International, 1918, purged and executed in 1936.

We know how socialism in Russia worked out: decades of terror, mass arrests, labor camps, intentional famines, atrocities and executions. Why did the populace not resist? It began this way, in 1918, and you'll note it was not a suggestion:

Citizens! Hand over your weapons!

CITIZENS! HAND OVER YOUR WEAPONS!

(More at the link.)

184 posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

185 posted on 01/08/2013 8:16:17 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rabidralph

Thanks, Ralph. We need to push back hard, now!

My fear is we’ll get another well-timed shooter just as congress is ready to vote.


186 posted on 01/08/2013 8:17:44 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ctdonath2

The gun nuts

To many liberals, the popular American hobby of collecting and shooting guns is a bizarre and shameful vice. Three or four pistols and long guns and a few hundred rounds of ammunition are routinely described in the popular media as an “arsenal.” Perhaps in a Manhattan walk-up studio apartment, where that handful of guns had to be smuggled in and hidden, it would be considered an “arsenal.” But out past the urban beltway, out in Red State America, that is what many folks keep in their car or truck for roadside emergencies, impromptu plinking, or varmint-hunting opportunities.

Millions of firearms aficionados in their later years have purchased a rifle, pistol or shotgun every year or two for decades. In millions of cases, these add up to dozens of firearms per household. A round dozen firearms of all types might be a good average. Some are hunting arms, some are military antiques, and increasingly, many are defensive pistols and modern sporting rifles, and yes, both are semi-automatic. For example, millions of AR-15 rifles have been purchased in just the last few years. Note that I did not say modern hunting rifles. That is a separate category, but the important thing to understand is that the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting.

Those of us who enjoy firearms feel it deeply when some lunatic misuses one to slaughter innocents. Shooting ranges are virtually churches of gun safety, with safety rules posted everywhere, taught to one and all, and enforced strictly. Passing down our tradition of safe and responsible gun ownership from generation to generation is considered a sacred trust. When a firearm is misused by a criminal, our greatest wish is always that we had been present with our legally concealed pistols to stop the slaughter of unarmed, defenseless innocents. And more frequently than you imagine, this actually happens.

Consider this: the average number of victims per incident when the shooter is stopped by an armed civilian: three. The average number of victims when the shooter is stopped by a policeman: fourteen. Why? Because when every second is a matter of life and death, the police are still minutes away.

Think about those numbers. Eleven people die needlessly if the shooting takes place in a “victim disarmament zone,” where legal firearms are prohibited. This is why deranged shooters head for schools, malls, and theaters, where signs forthrightly proclaim that guns are forbidden. A “no firearms” sign draws such a person the way that a starving wolf is attracted to a pen full of helpless lambs.

But when the killer is stopped by an armed civilian, the mainstream media rarely or never mention that fact, because it goes against their propaganda template: the inherent evil of guns in civilian hands. So those stories are spiked and the typical American never hears of them. Did you know that shortly before the tragedy in Connecticut, in Oregon an armed civilian stopped a maniac in a packed shopping mall after he had killed only two victims, instead of twenty-seven? Why not? The liberal media spiked the story.

From “Dear Mr. Security Agent” by Matt Bracken, January 7, 2013
http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bracken-dear-mr-security-agent/


187 posted on 01/08/2013 8:23:17 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ctdonath2

Dear Mr. Security Agent:

Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years.

I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those exalted entities. So I’ll settle for you, Mr. (or Ms.) Security Agent, since you already gobble up everything on the internet, and I don’t have to seek you out.

So let me state this very clearly, both for you and for the liberal agenda-setting elites who might accidentally stumble upon this essay. Let there be no doubt about this. Let no one later say, “But we were just trying to improve public safety. We had no idea that all these disastrous unintended consequences would happen after we passed the new gun control laws.”

I am telling you now that disastrous unintended consequences will happen if Congress passes new laws banning presently legal firearms. To make it very easy to remember, and in the spirit of our beloved Department of Homeland Security’s old color-coded security threat levels, let me spell out three lines of demarcation.

The Yellow Line: The yellow warning line will be crossed with national gun registration laws, including laws forbidding private gun sales without government permission. When that law passes, millions of Americans will feel that they have been pushed directly to the edge of the abyss above the mass graves of history. Defenders of the Second Amendment know what happened in Turkey, the USSR, Germany, China, and other nations that fell under totalitarian rule: in every case a necessary preliminary step on the road to genocide was national gun registration, followed by confiscation. The Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust say, “Never again!” And so do we.

The Red Line will be crossed with the passage of laws mandating that currently owned weapons, ammunition magazines, and ammunition quantities above a certain number must be turned in to authorities or destroyed, and thereafter their simple possession will be a felony. At that point, the nation will be on a hair trigger, with a thousand flaring matches nearing a thousand primed cannon fuses aimed directly at the next Fort Sumter.

The Dead Line: The next line requires a bit of history to explain. In some Civil War POW camps, where lack of funding or logistical constraints did not allow the construction of proper fences, a knee-high continuous railing of wooden slats encircled the prison grounds. Guards with rifles were positioned at the corners and in crude towers. If a prisoner so much as stepped over the narrow plank, he was shot dead without warning, obviating the need for a real fence to contain him. Hence the term “dead line.” Cross the line and people die, right now.

And this is what liberal utopians must understand: after passing the yellow line with national gun registration and transfer requirements, and the red line by making possession of currently legal firearms felonious, the dead line will be breached with the first SWAT raids upon citizens suspected of owning legal firearms made illegal by the new gun control laws. People will die resisting confiscation, in large numbers.

Confiscation crosses the dead line, make no mistake about it.

So this essay is really for you, Mr. Security Agent, because it won’t be elite Manhattan or Malibu liberals or Ivy League professors or politicians or columnists who will be ordered to strap on the sweat-stained body armor and enforce the new gun control laws at gunpoint. No, that grim task will fall to you.

But as long as you are an honorable agent of the people while an employee of the government, and as long as you honor your oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, then you will encounter no problems at all with gun owners. Why? Because you will refuse to take part in gun confiscation raids. Period. End of sentence, end of paragraph.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the leading American law enforcement agency, at least in terms of its long history and high prestige. Dear Mr. Security Agent, please consider that F.B.I. also stands for Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity. Soon, your fidelity to your solemnly sworn oath may be severely tested. It will take a lot of bravery to make your personal integrity a higher calling than following illegitimate orders, simply to maintain your steady paycheck and benefits.

On the other hand, if you no longer resemble the upstanding and honorable federal agents I have known in the past, if that whole oath-to-the-Constitution shtick was a big fat joke to you and you would accept a transfer to the old Soviet KGB or East German Stasi for a ten percent pay raise…then we are definitely going to have a problem. So that oath you swore really matters, one way or the other, and so does your personal sense of honor.

Dear Mr. Security Agent, let me spell it out. If you find yourself in the sub-basement of an annex to a secret intelligence center on the far end of town, waterboarding citizens into revealing the locations of suspected “illegal caches” of firearms, ammunition or ammunition magazines that were legally owned in 2012, then know this one simple fact: tens of millions of Americans will most surely consider you a betrayer of your sworn oath and a traitor to your country.

If you find yourself silently dismounting a covert SWAT vehicle at zero-dark-thirty, dressed all in body armor, counting down to the time-coordinated explosion of battering rams and flash-bang grenades, on a raid against a sleeping household intended to result in the confiscation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition magazines that were legal to own in 2012, millions of Americans who also swore an oath to defend the Constitution will consider you their domestic enemy, and they will resist you with force of arms. Just as the soldiers of King George were resisted on another notable gun confiscation raid on April 19, 1775. It used to be called “The Shot Heard ’Round the World.”

You may consider the sentiments expressed above to be absurd, hyperbolic, dangerous, ridiculous, or simply wrong-headed. But please understand that tens of millions of Americans feel this way to their cores, and they will not be disarmed without a fight. Well-meaning but naive liberals should understand the certain-to-follow consequences of new gun control laws intended to disarm their fellow citizens in the name of “public safety.” LEOs and FLEAs should understand the dire consequences of participating in gun confiscation raids, in direct violation of their sworn oaths to uphold the Constitution, including the Second Amendment.

The unintended consequences of this misguided utopian fool’s crusade to ban guns would include a second civil war as agonizingly painful as the first one, if not more so, since there would be no front lines and no safe areas for anybody, anywhere. Every sane American wants to prevent such a calamitous outcome as a “dirty civil war” on United States soil.

But know this: those tens of millions will never be quietly disarmed and then later forced at government gunpoint onto history’s next boxcars. If boxcars and detention camps are to be in America’s future, then you, Mr. Security Agent, will have to disarm them the hard way first. Not Piers Morgan, not Michael Moore, not Rosie O’Donnell, not Dianne Feinstein, not Chuck Schumer, not Michael Bloomberg, not Barack Obama.

You.

From “Dear Mr. Security Agent” by Matt Bracken, January 7, 2013
http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bracken-dear-mr-security-agent/


188 posted on 01/08/2013 8:26:16 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: little jeremiah

So what’s the matter with gun registration?

Turkey did not enjoy a smooth transition from being the seat of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, through World War I and into the modernist Ataturk era. In those turbulent times, ethnic Turks, Muslims composing the vast majority of the population, considered their Christian minorities, especially the Armenians, to be disloyal and treacherous.

In 1911, a national gun registration law was passed in Turkey, with no apparent ill intention beyond increasing public safety. In 1915, during the Great War, these gun registration lists were used to disarm the Armenian and other Christian populations. Army battalions cordoned off entire towns and did gun sweeps. Once disarmed, the official state violence visited against the Armenians ratcheted up to murderous levels.

Only after the Armenians were disarmed and helpless to resist did the final step begin: the officially sanctioned and conducted wholesale “deportation” of the Christian minorities from Turkey. These “deportations” were in reality forced marches into fiery deserts without food or water. The stragglers who could not keep up with the forced-march columns were killed by Turkish soldiers with bullets, bayonets, and swords until the columns were no more and the “deportation” missions were complete.

Between 1915 and 1923, one and a half of the two million Turkish Armenians were murdered, along with a half million other Christians. (The Turks deny to this day that it happened, just as some deny the later Nazi holocaust.) But even after conducting this first modern mega-death holocaust, Turkey was not expelled in disgrace from the community of nations. There was no Western boycott of the new Turkish state. Adolf Hitler noticed this 20th-century indifference to genocide, and so did Lenin, Stalin, and other despots. It was an important lesson for future dictators, leading to even greater mass murders under the Nazis and Soviets.

And the Nazis and the Communists learned another crucial lesson from the Turks: national gun registration laws could be passed in the name of dubious “public safety,” and the registration lists could be used later to disarm selected minorities, and then subsequently to arrest, deport, and murder them by the millions after they were helpless to resist.

In the Turkish case, only a small clique understood the true purpose behind the gun registration and laws of 1911. If average Turks thought about the new gun laws at all, they probably believed they would lead to greater public safety, as advertised. That was also generally the case with the Russians, Germans, Chinese, Cambodians, Guatemalans, Ugandans, Rwandans, and all the rest who were required first to register their firearms for “public safety,” and who accepted the demand at face value as a “reasonable” gun control measure.

American liberals who would like to see the Second Amendment torn out of the Constitution as a problematic relic of a bygone era generally do not know—or pretend not to know—this well-established historical pattern. But American Constitutionalists, who are more often than not students of history, understand the pattern very well.

So, directly behind the insane faces of contemporary villains like Loughner, Holmes and Lanza, we see the smirking faces of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, tyrants who did not murder individual victims by the fives and tens, but entire populations by the tens of millions. And in each case, these national genocides were preceded by gun confiscation that was made possible by national firearms registration laws sold to a gullible population in the name of “public safety.”

From “Dear Mr. Security Agent” by Matt Bracken, January 7, 2013
http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bracken-dear-mr-security-agent/


189 posted on 01/08/2013 8:27:38 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: little jeremiah

So what’s the matter with gun registration?

Turkey did not enjoy a smooth transition from being the seat of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, through World War I and into the modernist Ataturk era. In those turbulent times, ethnic Turks, Muslims composing the vast majority of the population, considered their Christian minorities, especially the Armenians, to be disloyal and treacherous.

In 1911, a national gun registration law was passed in Turkey, with no apparent ill intention beyond increasing public safety. In 1915, during the Great War, these gun registration lists were used to disarm the Armenian and other Christian populations. Army battalions cordoned off entire towns and did gun sweeps. Once disarmed, the official state violence visited against the Armenians ratcheted up to murderous levels.

Only after the Armenians were disarmed and helpless to resist did the final step begin: the officially sanctioned and conducted wholesale “deportation” of the Christian minorities from Turkey. These “deportations” were in reality forced marches into fiery deserts without food or water. The stragglers who could not keep up with the forced-march columns were killed by Turkish soldiers with bullets, bayonets, and swords until the columns were no more and the “deportation” missions were complete.

Between 1915 and 1923, one and a half of the two million Turkish Armenians were murdered, along with a half million other Christians. (The Turks deny to this day that it happened, just as some deny the later Nazi holocaust.) But even after conducting this first modern mega-death holocaust, Turkey was not expelled in disgrace from the community of nations. There was no Western boycott of the new Turkish state. Adolf Hitler noticed this 20th-century indifference to genocide, and so did Lenin, Stalin, and other despots. It was an important lesson for future dictators, leading to even greater mass murders under the Nazis and Soviets.

And the Nazis and the Communists learned another crucial lesson from the Turks: national gun registration laws could be passed in the name of dubious “public safety,” and the registration lists could be used later to disarm selected minorities, and then subsequently to arrest, deport, and murder them by the millions after they were helpless to resist.

In the Turkish case, only a small clique understood the true purpose behind the gun registration and laws of 1911. If average Turks thought about the new gun laws at all, they probably believed they would lead to greater public safety, as advertised. That was also generally the case with the Russians, Germans, Chinese, Cambodians, Guatemalans, Ugandans, Rwandans, and all the rest who were required first to register their firearms for “public safety,” and who accepted the demand at face value as a “reasonable” gun control measure.

American liberals who would like to see the Second Amendment torn out of the Constitution as a problematic relic of a bygone era generally do not know—or pretend not to know—this well-established historical pattern. But American Constitutionalists, who are more often than not students of history, understand the pattern very well.

So, directly behind the insane faces of contemporary villains like Loughner, Holmes and Lanza, we see the smirking faces of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, tyrants who did not murder individual victims by the fives and tens, but entire populations by the tens of millions. And in each case, these national genocides were preceded by gun confiscation that was made possible by national firearms registration laws sold to a gullible population in the name of “public safety.”

From “Dear Mr. Security Agent” by Matt Bracken, January 7, 2013
http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bracken-dear-mr-security-agent/


190 posted on 01/08/2013 8:29:02 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Bump.


191 posted on 01/08/2013 8:40:20 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Travis McGee

Bump


192 posted on 01/08/2013 8:54:13 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Travis McGee
As is always the case, one word describes your effort: Excellent!

Thank you!

193 posted on 01/09/2013 7:33:11 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Travis McGee

later read


194 posted on 01/09/2013 10:19:34 AM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Travis McGee

Great article!


195 posted on 01/09/2013 12:23:15 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: jag.drafting

bump to self, good read


196 posted on 01/09/2013 2:03:48 PM PST by jag.drafting
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To: jag.drafting

Another bump for the same reason.


197 posted on 01/09/2013 2:21:23 PM PST by DonnerT (After all is said and done, it is God's Will that will be done.)
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To: Travis McGee
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198 posted on 01/09/2013 2:21:58 PM PST by Katechon
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To: Travis McGee
I took the liberty of e-mailing a copy of your essay to the Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

I am sure that this will be her first introduction.

Your Friend

An Old Man

199 posted on 01/09/2013 4:49:06 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: FreedomPoster

Bump


200 posted on 01/09/2013 4:58:19 PM PST by wolf24
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