Skip to comments.We Must Control the Second Amendment Conflict
Posted on 01/04/2013 11:22:29 AM PST by Winged Hussar
The side that controls the language of an argument controls the argument, and the side that takes and maintains the offensive controls the entire conflict. The enemy must then react to our actions instead of making us react to his, and continue to react until he is no longer capable of fighting. We are indeed at war with an adversary with whom good faith and win-win negotiation are not possible.
Recognize Incrementalism for What It Is
Incrementalism is the process whereby an aggressor who cannot achieve his entire long-term objective immediately will seek to do it a piece at a time. The free world's failure to take seriously "Germany today, tomorrow the world" brought untold misery to millions of people. The Arab approach to the destruction of Israel also is incrementalist: Gaza and the West Bank today, and Tel Aviv tomorrow.
The anti-Second Amendment camp's agenda also is incrementalist. Dianne Feinstein now talks about so-called assault weapons, but we must not forget her openly stated desire to ban all handguns -- even revolvers. "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them ... Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here." That's all we need to hear, and all we need to know. This is the civil rights version of "Germany today, tomorrow the world."
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I’m not at all for arguing, conversing about, the ins and outs of what the Second Amendment is, what an Assault Rifle is, how big of a magazine does one need, and so on.
The number one argument is the Second Amendment, period. No hunting, no magazine size, no distinction - it says ARMS, period.
We stand on this or fall to tyranny and we’ll have to decide whether to drag the rest of the sane part of this country in on a conflagration just like our Founding Fathers had to do.
No polite ‘conversation’, no appeasement, no incrementalism - not one bit!
Eventually there will be confiscation.
How can we make the job of confiscator so unpalatable no one will take it?
To assist in making the author’s point:
There was no AK used in the Newton shootings.
There was a long gun in the trunk of his car.
All shooting was from FOUR handguns.
The Sheriff and M.E. LIED!
In Aurora, the rifle jammed early and MOST of the damage was done with the buckshot from the shotgun.
The media and LEOs have made this information VERY difficult to find.
There are a few things that could be done, but I’m not going to detail them here...all I can say is forewarned is forearmed - be diligent and think about what you want to do.
Make sure that confiscation becomes a high-risk occupation.
Having found it, now, perhaps you would share a source?
ya know, not everybody has 24/7 to do your homework for you....
1st - Weapon too damn long for an AR
2nd - no rifle brought into the school....only 4 handguns
The anti-Second Amendment camp’s agenda also is incrementalist. Dianne Feinstein now talks about so-called assault weapons, but we must not forget her openly stated desire to ban all handguns — even revolvers.
Nelson T. ‘Pete’ Shields
Founder of Handgun Control, Inc.
“I’m convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily given the political realities going to be very modest. Of course, it’s true that politicians will then go home and say, ‘This is a great law. The problem is solved.’
And it’s also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then we’ll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice.
Our ultimate goal total control of handguns in the United States is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country.
The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors totally illegal.”
-Pete Shields, Chairman and founder, Handgun Control Inc., “A Reporter At Large: Handguns,” The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, 57-58
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“Im not at all for arguing, conversing about, the ins and outs of what the Second Amendment is...”
To not do so is a concession to our opposition and what they will come up with unopposed, they will use to persuade those in the middle to their benefit and our detriment.
I’m disappointed that you’ve bought into this ‘conversation’ stuff. You really should know by now that when you debate them on their opening arguments and points, they change them to something else midstream when they find out you’re open to debating it.
Being ‘open’ to debating it is the same thing as surrender in their eyes, and they have a dozen, two dozen other silly ass “touchy-feely” heart tug questions and debate points to further draw you up in an unwinable ‘conversation’... you cannot win this ‘conversation’ with the media (all of it, even your drive time, and your teachers and their unions, etc.) You just can’t.
When a liberal I know brought up the great concern we should all have for "global warming", I asked him how much warming there had been since 1998.
He said he wasn't sure but thought that it was "about 3 degrees", I told him that the answer was ZERO.
He immediately responded, "Well what about all the glaciers melting?"
The fact that there might have been NO WARMING FOR 14 YEARS seemed to have little relevance whatever.
Is there any conclusive proof of what guns were and weren’t used in the Newtown shootings? A Remington shotgun (not a rifle) was in the trunk, that’s all I know.
There are so many ways to do that it would take a book to describe them all.
Absence of discipline of children is the problem. ABSOLUTELY.
“Im disappointed that youve bought into this conversation stuff.”
Actually, I’m more interested in a conversation among those on our side of the issue.
Stipulated: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms” pre-exists and does not depend on the US Constitution even though it is stated in and protected by that document. An owner of real property has no such clearly stated right in regard to real property. Obviously, a real property owner may not rightfully prevent one of the people to “keep and bear arms” while on the real property owner’s real property.
If you are not at all for arguing, conversing about, the ins and outs of what the Second Amendment is..., your possibly helpful thoughts on the above stipulation may remain unknown to others who would be helped by them.