Skip to comments.Bold Action to Protect the Second Amendment
Posted on 12/30/2012 5:41:02 AM PST by ez
DiFi has made her move...check. Now it's our turn.
Part of the problem we have in defending Second Amendment rights in this country is in the intensity displayed on either side of the argument. We have to match their intensity. We play the game on defense, allowing the left to call for our murder, propose draconian bans on regular arms, and push for un-Constitutional remedies while we try to defend instead of matching their effort. This is how they keep creeping the ball toward their goal inch by inch as we compromise our milquetoast efforts with their ravenous zeal. NO MORE. I'm tired of being pushed and it's time to push back. The BLOOD OF OUR ANCESTORS DEMANDS IT.
Since Feinstein and Pelosi have laid down their agenda for gun control, we must also articulate plans and legislation that move the ball in our direction... back toward the true meaning of what a well regulated militia really is.
This means we should be looking at 1) rolling back gun laws that have failed, like the '94 assault weapons ban and the 1968 GCA 2) expanding CCW in every state and every locale 3)establishing better reciprocity between state for greater ease of personal firearm travel 4)educating the masses of the true meaning of the Second Amendment 5)actually calling forth the militia from time to time to establish lines of communication and protocols for its' use 6)looking at state laws that restrict law-abiding citizens of their rights. I was amazed to learn in my state I could not carry a loaded .22 in my car!!!
With this in mind, we should be establishing a series of steps to move toward a nation of responsible, armed citizens as was established 200 years ago.
Step One, to my mind, is to immediately declare the Gun Free School Zones Act a failure, and introduce legislation to repeal it.
Step Two is to pass a sense of the House resolution that acknowledges before the nation that the Second Amendment is NOT about hunting, or even home protection, but is the guarantee that the People will always be armed as protection against standing armies and tyrannical, criminal government.
Future steps will reveal themselves and should also be taken on a state by state basis, but should be just as bold, and shift the debate back into the center where it belongs...stop playing on THEIR side of the field.
With this in mind, I call for one or more Republican Congressmen or Senators to introduce the Repeal of the GFSZA and Purposes of the Second Amendment Act as soon as possible.
That's where we come in. Let's get on the phone's, and get these officials to act. Do you want to fight the socialists now, in the media, and on the phones, and in the halls of Congress, or do you want to fight them later in your front yard when they come to confiscate the very tools of your existence as free men?
Don’t know why I put an apostrophe in phone’s. Be merciful, humblegunner.
You just finished reading, “Unintended Consequences,” didn’t you?
In days of old when knights were bold and firearms weren't invented they had to show up at least once a year to have their weapons inspected ~ that included whatever armor you had, your horse, your horseshoes, your personal armorer and iron smith, men at arms ~ if any ~ and swords, picks, axes, knives, truncheons, trebochets, and, possibly even a CANNON ~ such things being the personal possessions of a man who had 'the right to keep and bear arms'.
Those without that right were riffraff with no right to have any of those things. In fact they couldn't even go to a king's court to complain about an issue ~ everything went up through the lords and nobles.
Point being, 'the right to keep and bear arms' turns every American into a noble with every privilege nobles ever had including the right to take civil disputes to the government's courts.
I"m willing to show up at a militia meeting once a year to keep it all!
I already called Himes. Considering how the conversation went, I don't think they want to hear from me again.
The militia can self-organize. I was thinking that one item we'd like for folks to have at any militia meeting is a DD214 ~ that way we can use veterans instantly to give us a military bearing and structure ~ rank and all.
All others then fit in that structure with our vets leading battalions, companies, platoons, squads and fire (or other) teams.
When we start to see events such as those portrayed, we will know. Until then, all is sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Looking it up now.
I think your take is wrong.
In fact, we have been advancing on the 2nd amendment issue, particularly on the state level. Concealed carry, open carry, permitless carry, laws to carry in places formerly forbidden.
Look at the reaction to Sandy Hook. People snapping up guns, teachers getting gun training, jurisdictions wanting to arm teachers, etc. and so on.
So what I’m saying is that this isn’t steady encroachment, this is a desperate grab for power, backed up with media hysteria. Meaning that, yes we must fight it, but fight it correctly. Desperate acts of putting it all on the line come with a risk that if you fail, you take many, many steps back in the process.
An all out definitive effort will break their backs and drive them back to their holes, creating a vacuum that we can exploit. Right now hit them with everything we got, get down in the mud, diffuse, defer, distract, delay, and bury, but also be prepared to make hay on the other side of this.
Main thing is not to get the cart before the horse and stop their current effort cold, then move ahead.
Removing the GCA of 1968 would be a good idea, followed by a repeal of the NFA of 1934. The former is a violation of the 2nd Amendment, and the latter is a violation of the 2nd and 14th Amendment (it effectively restricts legal machine gun ownership to the rich.)
It is vital to not just fight a defensive action, nor only fight back on one front. Victory is achieved if you can open a second important front against your enemy, where they are not prepared with a defense.
In this case, conservatives did try a counterattack, my calling for reform in mental health care. But this was a weak second front. Instead, they should mount a major attack in favor of expediting the death penalty.
Start with three demands:
1) Federal judges can no longer overturn a state death penalty on a technicality or information not germane to that trial, only by exoneration, proof of innocence. States will be considered “expert” in the means they use to carry out the death penalty, so this means of execution is no longer grounds for appeal.
2) All federal death penalty appeals advance to the front of the federal docket, and delays in the proceedings are limited to one month each for the defense, the prosecution, and at the judge’s discretion.
3) Appeals will be consolidated into a single group, unless an appeal is based on exculpatory (clearing of guilt) evidence.
The bottom line to this is that ending the death penalty is, like gun control, a major priority of the leftists, as well as having considerable overlap with violent gun crime. So opening a “second front” right now would force them to divert resources *away* from gun control to prevent a streamlined death penalty executing murderers in a year or two, instead of a decade or more.
There’s a part in the book where the lead character, Henry Bowman, makes an, “If I were GHW Bush, I would say this,” speech at a gun range get-together.
It was during Bush’s re-election.
Basically, it was about how gun rights have been eroded, how government seems to want to create criminals, how abuses by the BATF are shameful.
And that he would eliminate NFA 1934, GCA 1968, and restore what we never should have lost.
What kind of state do you live in?
We can carry whatever we want openly in NC, and concealed with a shall-issue CCW.
ez may not have, but I started and finished in 2 days....mind prevoking to say the least.
Should be suggested reading to all 2nd Amendment “culture” folks.
Passed along to my close associates.
Just like the Federal government requires mandatory sex education training, we must mandate firearms training in elementary schools. This would go a long way towards reducing the fear currently exhibited by the populace. It’s all about that fear.