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Stick to your guns--no matter what!
Western Rifles Shooters Association ^ | January 13, 2013 | Matt Bracken

Posted on 01/14/2013 4:57:30 AM PST by Travis McGee

Stick to your guns–no matter what!

by Matt Bracken, January 2013

If a firearm was legal in 2012, under the 2nd Amendment it’s still legal in 2013 and it will be legal forever, no matter what so-called “executive orders” are handed down or new “laws” are passed by a panicking Congress. Those who say otherwise are liars and traitors and oath breakers and domestic enemies. If they come to take away your guns by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was during another famous gun confiscation raid on April 19, 1775.

Every survivor of every genocide says the same thing: when they come to take your guns, shoot them! Make them take them, and their system of repression will be overwhelmed, because they don’t have millions of jack-booted thugs ready to do armed battles all over the country. If you give up your arms, you are placing your entire trust in the permanent future benevolence of the U.S. government. This trust is invariably fatal: ask the American Indians about those treaties that were guaranteed forever.

History is clear, with numerous examples, of the danger of gun registration and gun control. The German gun registration laws were enacted duuring the 1920s Weimar Republic, years before Hitler came to power. German gun registration was mandated in the name of “public safety.” Note that phrase well. I’m sure today’s liberal utopians would agree that they were “common sense” and “reasonable” gun control laws. Don’t we all want “public safety?”

Then Hitler rose to power, and used the gun registration lists to first disarm the Jews, and then to force them into starving, overcrowded ghettos, and finally into mass graves and gas chambers. The Nazi genocide of the Jews was enabled by those “common sense” German gun registration lists.

Millions of Polish Jews were rounded up by German military police battallions. The German military police only needed a 1-10 ratio to their victims. A mere 100 German military police, (4-Fs in their forties, bottom of the barrel conscripts, not rabid SS), would round up and murder a town of a thousand Jews over the course of one day.

The Germans would force them to sit tightly packed together on town plazas or sporting fields under the watch of only a handful of armed guards. The Germans would then march groups of twenty or thirty at a time at gunpoint into the woods for point-blank executions. A 1-10 ratio means the military police were not worried at all about meeting resistance. The victims were all previously disarmed.

During the Armenian Genocide from 1915-23, two million Christian Turks were exterminated by being marched at gun point into burning deserts with no food or water. The Turkish gun registration laws were enacted in 1911, in the name of “public safety.” The genocide began a few years later, after the Armenians’ firearms were confiscated.

Entire divisions of Russian troops hiked home from WW1 in 1917/18, carrying their rifles and swords and other sidearms. Very early on, Lenin decreed that “public safety” required they all be turned in, under penalty of death. And so the Russian war veterans were disarmed—but not the Communist Party members. Then came the Soviet purges, the Great Terror, the Gulags, and tens of millions of disarmed Russians were murdered.

I’m sorry, but I do NOT trust that our federal government won’t turn as brutally tyrannical as the old USSR at some point in the future, perhaps after an economic crash or other major crisis. The Obama regime already perceives that we “Bitter Clingers” are “reactionaries” who are not only standing in the way of social progress, we are actively blocking it.

That makes us pure Evil, since their plan for a socialist utopia is pure Good. And that means they will ultimately come to feel totally justified in seeking a “final solution to the Bitter Clinger problem,” in the same way that the Turks, Soviets and Nazis did. Can anyone guarantee Americans that tyranny will never visit our shores?

If the socialists in power are scapegoating us as national villains now, what will they do when they have no reason to fear us whatsoever? Question: Did the Turks, Soviets or Nazis treat their despised minorities better, or worse, after disarming them? Think!

And once a despot’s enemies (that’s us) are disarmed and helpless…the temptation grows to simply do away with them. Obama mentor and ghost-autobiographer, the Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers, stated that they would need to murder ten percent of the American population to achieve their socialist nirvana. Thirty million bitter clingers. Guess who that is?

Don’t relearn this bitter lesson the hard way. Learn from history’s many examples. As it was for the Turkish Armenians, German Jews, Russian Kulaks, Chinese, Ugandans, Guatemalens, Cambodians, Cubans, Rwandans, and on and on, history’s lesson is crystal clear:

Stick to your guns–no matter what!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!”

~~Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago"



TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloodoftyrants; cw2; cwii; cwiiping; democrats; donttreadonme; efad; gulag; guncontrol; molonlabe; nocompromise; obama; rapeofliberty; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; styg; tyranny; waronliberty; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
This is a smoother and more complete version than the Free Republic reply I jotted down and posted a few days ago, which has since been reposted here and there. This one is much better, and it goes well with the photomeme I created to accompany it.
1 posted on 01/14/2013 4:57:40 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Travis McGee
UP...
2 posted on 01/14/2013 5:00:22 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee

Here is a great way to contact ALL those who represent you and let them know where you stand on the issue.

http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/takeAction.html


3 posted on 01/14/2013 5:00:38 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ..

CW2 Ping


4 posted on 01/14/2013 5:00:44 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ..

CW2 Ping


5 posted on 01/14/2013 5:01:46 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Amen brother.

These numbers have since been revised upward to 262 Million...

6 posted on 01/14/2013 5:09:35 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: Travis McGee

BTTT


7 posted on 01/14/2013 5:14:46 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Travis McGee
I recently re-read your "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" novel. I am very concerned; although I cannot see behind the scenes, it looks like someone on the inside is creating false flag events (or at least getting the media to spin events to their advantage), in preparation for a massive gun grab.

Your President in EFAD was arrogant and isolated in his DC bubble. He thought people would just turn their guns in. He had no idea that suppressors were legal, or that scoped "deer rifles" could make 500-yd shots. Is Obama as ignorant? Or does he know what he is doing?

These are perilous times. Indeed, stick to your guns. Thanks, M.

8 posted on 01/14/2013 5:15:37 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: backwoods-engineer
...Is Obama as ignorant? Or does he know what he is doing?

In my opinion, obama is a lot of thingds but ignorant, or stupid is not one of them. He knows exactly what he is doing, and unlike his worshipers, knows exactly why he is doing it. Again, obama is dangerous and evil, but not ignorant.

9 posted on 01/14/2013 5:35:36 AM PST by sport
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To: FRiends


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10 posted on 01/14/2013 5:36:26 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Travis McGee; All
During the 20th century alone, totalitarian governments, mostly marxist in nature (like Obama's buddies), slaughtered 262,000,000 of their own citizens. These were cold blooded murders of non-combatants.

It would take a Sandy Hook sized massacre in every single US state, every single day, for 552 YEARS to equal the 262 million killed by their own goverments in the 20th century.

STICK TO YOUR GUNS.

11 posted on 01/14/2013 5:37:45 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. MOLON LABE !)
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To: Travis McGee

Please add me Travis...thanks.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 5:52:21 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Travis McGee; Lazamataz

bump


13 posted on 01/14/2013 5:53:21 AM PST by real saxophonist
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btr


14 posted on 01/14/2013 5:54:49 AM PST by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: Travis McGee
Registration (national) is what I expect to come up next. Some of you in more tyranical states might not be aware that not all states require registration. National registration is what we must fight tooth and nail. They can't take the guns unless they know where to look.

In WI we recently got CC passed. The main reason I did not get a permit was that I don't want my name listed with the local police as a gun owner.

15 posted on 01/14/2013 5:58:51 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Travis McGee
Thanks Travis!

(Hat tip to pookie18)

16 posted on 01/14/2013 6:06:47 AM PST by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: Travis McGee
$B-)

This thread has just added to the FreeRepublic "bang list" (firearms interest list) by adding the keyword "banglist".

Any time a firearms-related thread is created on FreeRepublic, please be sure to add the "banglist" keyword to it so that interested FReepers don't miss it. Just a suggestion.

Let Freedom Ring,

Gun Facts v6!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v6 download page!

17 posted on 01/14/2013 6:24:44 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
My goal with my novels and essays is to reach the liberal utopian side. Their ignorance of history and our "red lines" is extremely dangerous.

I'm not suggesting any of the recent massacres were false flag events. Our nation is become crazier all the time, so a number of such episodes, out of 300 million, is a mathematical certainty.

Of course, the liberals who want to disarm their enemies (us) are well prepared with "laws-in-a-can" and so on, to take advantage of each shooting, with the MSM beating the drum for them, while ignoring all defensive uses of firearms to prevent massacres.

Sadly, most Americans are no longer readers, so I put a lot of thought and effort into these photomemes, with the hope that they spread far and wide and penetrate liberal thinking.

18 posted on 01/14/2013 6:27:43 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SENTINEL

STYG is a very good acronym, indeed, thanks!

STICK TO YOUR GUNS!


19 posted on 01/14/2013 6:34:18 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Appreciate the ping. Thanks.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 6:52:50 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Travis McGee

Many thanks for all you are doing, and have done - and done so well.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 7:42:40 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Travis McGee

Tagline adjustment bump.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 7:46:49 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Travis McGee

STYG BUMP


23 posted on 01/14/2013 8:20:41 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Travis McGee

You know what? If this godless government can mandate the legality of murdering 1.2 million defenseless babies in the womb every year, I have no problem doing my part in sending these murderers to the Hell they deserve when they try to take away my tools to defend myself.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:08 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent post - Thanks! I will be forwarding it on to everyone on my email list.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 9:37:09 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Travis McGee

You might even say “If you don’t STYG, you’ll have a premature Stygian experience”.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 12:30:50 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Travis McGee; et al

Had enough room to fit it into a tagline.

STYG


27 posted on 01/14/2013 3:33:06 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (STYG Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground.ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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To: Travis McGee

O and his comrades can all FO. First they have to find them. I wish them luck, they will need it. They showed their hand a while back, now they have a huge scavenger hunt for things they will never find. NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 01/16/2013 12:32:14 PM PST by mojitojoe ( The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the other nine.)
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