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THE EDITOR'S COLUMN: Keep your guns, keep your freedom
The Morning Journal ^ | January 27, 2013 | Tom Skoch, editor

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

It's not about guns; it’s about keeping control of your life.

The gun control “war” launched against American citizens and the Constitution this past week by the elites in Washington, D.C., is most certainly not about keeping little Bobby and Mary Jane safe in school.

Newtown was the perfect “crisis” that the Obama elites don’t want to waste in neutralizing opposition to their transformation of America into a utopian fantasy land. That sort of thing that has always evolved into a fatal disaster throughout the last century.

This past week, with great showmanship, Obama squeezed the kids like triggers; he fired them like little emotional bullets into America’s heart to disrupt your ability to think clearly about what is happening to our country.

As a journalist, I lived on the anti-gun side of the national divide for most of my life without questioning. Finally, in editing a daily Opinion page, I saw all the pro- and anti- arguments and statistics. Eventually, the truth became crystal clear: the pro-gun side was right by weight of fact and reason over the anti’s torrent of emotion and feelings.

If you have not already done so, contact the White House, your senators and representatives and tell them emphatically that no part of Obama’s 23 executive actions or Feinstein’s gun ban bill should become law.

Nothing in them will make anybody safer, but both will unacceptably infringe on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.

Don’t give an inch. There is nothing reasonable or commonsense about limiting the bullet-holding capacity of magazines, or of creating “universal” background checks. The universal background check is a euphemism for backdoor gun registration which is a necessary step to eventual confiscation.

We are Americans. Our liberty was won thanks to firearms...

(Excerpt) Read more at morningjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This editorial is well said. At some point facts and reason need to trump the hubris of the left and it’s alleged well-meaning intentions that do more harm than good.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 12:47:05 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

War is possible between the east and west in the next ten years or more.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 12:49:14 AM PST by Domangart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We are Americans. Our liberty was won thanks to firearms...”

Yep!


4 posted on 01/27/2013 12:57:02 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a nice editorial. Well written by Tom Skoch.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 1:03:30 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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I certainly hope the momentum is with those of us in favor the 2nd Amendment.

It’s not solely about securing own guns, but our neighbors’ guns, our friends’ guns across state lines. No doubt they already have plans for seizure. It’s a question of responding to the potential seizure outside the realm of anticipated patterns; which could be anything, and nothing specific.

The tyrants methods will involve breaking individual morale, and communication networks.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 2:33:00 AM PST by Gene Eric
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reason for hope when a paper’s editor sees the light...


7 posted on 01/27/2013 5:51:37 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hows that gun control working out in Obama’s home town?

chicagotribune.com
A violent Saturday leaves 7 dead

By Adam Sege, Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary Regina Sobol

Tribune reporters

6:30 AM CST, January 27, 2013

Four shootings — two of them double homicides — and a stabbing left 7 people dead Saturday, authorities said.

The killings brought the number of homicides in 2013 to 40.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 6:29:47 AM PST by KeyLargo
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The killings brought the number of homicides in 2013 to 40.

And January ain't over yet. That's a record pace. The first time the weather warms up after winter, there's always a HUGE SPIKE in killings in Chicago. It'll be interesting to see how many murders are committed this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when the warm spell hits.....

9 posted on 01/27/2013 6:36:05 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Lib Writer Stephen King: NRA Should “Clean Up Blood, Brains And Chunks Of Intestine” After Next Massacre…

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/27/lib-writer-stephen-king-nra-should-clean-up-blood-brains-and-chunks-of-intestine-after-next-massacre/


10 posted on 01/27/2013 7:01:02 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

He should start by cleaning up his novels —


11 posted on 01/27/2013 7:07:12 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: KeyLargo

Yep, the mastermind of some of the most gruesome novels and movies ever produced didn’t have a role in creating a violent society. Nope, he’s not a hypocrite. Nope, not at all....


12 posted on 01/27/2013 7:13:16 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Brad's Gramma

13 posted on 01/27/2013 7:32:45 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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