Skip to comments.The British Banned Guns On Our Founding Fathers & It Brought About A Revolution
Posted on 09/22/2013 8:35:24 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Many today don't realize that we are facing the same sort of tactics by our own Federal government that our forefathers faced from the British just prior to the War for Independence. In fact, I'll venture to guess that most people never were taught in school what follows in this article. That's right, gun control is nothing new now, nor was it even new in the twentieth century. It was very much alive in the eighteenth century. So when someone comes along telling you "the founding fathers wouldn't have envisioned this or that" with regards to arms, just remind them of what they faced during their lifetimes when the primary weapons were single shot muskets and cannons.
Following the events of December 16, 1773 in which the Sons of Liberty in Boston made a political protest of the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea that was imported into the colonies in Boston Harbor. Disguised as Indians, a group numbering anywhere from 30 to 130 men dumped 342 chests of tea into the sea over the course of three hours.
As a result of this protest, Parliament, with the direct encouragement of King George III, passed the Coercive Acts, or as they were properly known the Restraining Acts, in 1774. These acts are as follows:
(Excerpt) Read more at freedomoutpost.com ...
Our government is coming very close to the level of tyranny that the British had thrust upon us at the time the American Revolution started. This article puts that in perspective with the trigger-point being gun confiscation (or the threat of it).
It's worth a read, especially you younger FReepers who weren't taught true history in school.
One of many issues that pushed the colonists to revolt.
Another big one was the imposition of laws decreed by the king when locals were better suited to judge and punish their own.
Its one of the things I liked about the show “Courage New Hampshire”.
[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia. I ask, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers. But I cannot say who will be the militia of the future day. If that paper on the table gets no alteration, the militia of the future day may not consist of all classes, high and low, and rich and poor; but they may be confined to the lower and middle classes of the people, granting exclusion to the higher classes of the people. If we should ever see that day, the most ignominious punishments and heavy fines may be expected. Under the present government, all ranks of people are subject to militia duty. Under such a full and equal representation as ours, there can be no ignominious punishment inflicted. But under this national, or rather consolidated government, the case will be different. The representation being so small and inadequate, they will have no fellow-feeling for the people.
George Mason, from debates during the Virginia state ratifying convention
A Maryland candidate is proposing registration, confiscation and banning guns.
As long as there are free obamaphones, the vast majority won’t care.
Several times idiot libs have tried to tell me the founding fathers never envisioned weapons like the AR15 and thus the second amendment should not apply. I just smile and say they never envisioned radio, tv, the internet, smart phones etc either. Guess the first amendment shouldn’t apply to those either, eh? No lib has ever had a comeback to that (because there is none) but they do try to change the subject or call me a gun nut. Ah, so predictable.
Today’s cops and military weren’t educated in any of this either.