“To conquer a nation, you must first disarm its citizens.” That was spoken by Adolf Hitler, one of the twentieth century’s most hideous leaders. These words serve as a dire warning to all freedom-loving Americans. As active shootings have become more and more publicized so has a rising clamor for stringent government action. Screeching fabricated mendacities from between their parched lips, liberal politicians, some openly communist, encourage people to support new Red Flag gun laws. They vigorously insist that these laws will keep Americans “safer”. This is false. Many have been deceived. The danger is real. Common sense refutes their proposed “common sense” gun control laws.
Over and over, the evidence has proven to support the fact that people are indeed safer with the ability to defend themselves rather than relying on the police. Unquestionable illustrations of this exist. The right to bear military arms in order to defend oneself from violent criminals or an over-reaching government is staunchly upheld in the Second Amendment. Unfortunately, the term arms is frequently misunderstood, as some assert that the Second Amendment excludes the right for civilians to own military weapons. However, the word “arms” is defined by John Trusler’s 1794 dictionary as; “instruments of offence generally made use of in war…” Noah Webster and Samuel Johnston both define arms as “weapons of offence.” This would appear to indicate that by choosing the word “arms”, the Founding Fathers indeed meant for the people to be armed with military weapons. Fundamentally, the Second Amendment recognizes a pre-existing right of the citizenry to keep and bear tools of war in order to ensure that the military power of the country would always rest in the hands of the people.
In recent years there has been much debate around “Common Sense” gun laws. Prevalent belief expounded by such liberal politicians as Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, and others would have people believe that gun control is about keeping everyone safe and stopping the gun violence which is supposedly decimating massive numbers of the U.S. population. Biased media obscures the truth. Compared to the vast numbers of people killed from heart disease or the many who die from unnecessary medical blunders, the number of people who die from so-called “gun violence” is trivial. So why are so many politicians frantically trying to pass repressive laws limiting Second Amendment rights? One key answer lies in a quote from the communist dictator, Mao Tse Tung: “All political power proceeds from the barrel of a gun; you register and ban the firearms before the slaughter begins.”
Lessons From 1775
Time and time again, history shows that before a political faction attempts to gain absolute and irrevocable control over a people, it first passes laws to neutralize and enslave them. After Hitler took over Germany in 1933, he immediately passed laws disarming all Jews and so-called enemies of the state. On April 19 of 1775, an expeditionary force of British Light Infantry and Grenadiers, the “special forces” of the British military, attempted to seize military weapons, specifically artillery, stored by the colonial militia in Concord. This impulsive act triggered the first key battle of the American War for Independence. Also, in the past few weeks, members of Antifa and various Black Panther-style groups (BLM and NFAC) have swarmed the streets brandishing “evil” AR-15s and other so-called “military-style” rifles. Unsurprisingly, left-wing media have no problem with this, but they eagerly jump on any Conservative-leaning individuals who dare to carry firearms to truly peaceful protests. One reporter almost shouted into the camera as she exclaimed, “you don’t bring guns to a peaceful protest.” Now, they are content to turn a blind eye as radical left-wing extremists’ pillage and burn cities, and murder innocent people in the street.
The situation Americans face today closely mirrors the collapse of Venezuela which occurred a few years ago. After disarming most of the citizens, Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro allowed gangsters and drug cartels to keep their weapons and destroy any who disagreed with his viewpoint or challenged his authority. Clearly, gun control laws are about power, not saving lives, as politicians could save many times more people by banning cheeseburgers and pharmaceutical drugs than by any of the strictest regulations on firearms.
The Self-Defense Imperative
The ability to protect oneself is imperative. Like water rushing from a broken dam, anti-gun propaganda threatens to strip away this crucial right. Although many people rely on the police for security from violent crime, the fact is that police, however well-intentioned, are unable to protect everyone every minute of the day. As one maxim has it: ‘Police arrive in minutes when seconds count.’ In just one of thousands of similar instances proving the importance of citizens carrying firearms, Jack Wilson, a seventy-one-year-old retired deputy sheriff, became a hero when a shooter, Keith Kinnunen, opened fire on the congregation of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Kinnunen had already claimed two victims and was raising his shotgun to his shoulder when Wilson fired one round into Kinnunen’s head, ending his life. Seven other armed citizens drew guns on Kinnunen but Wilson acted first. He saved lives. Due to Wilson’s quick thinking and rapid target acquisition, only two people were killed in the five-second attack.
Drastically opposite was the Las Vegas shooting where more than fifty people were shot before a SWAT team finally arrived at the right hotel room door. Serving to further validate the fact that individuals should not rely solely on police protection during an emergency, this recent example is but one grain of sand on a seashore of case scenario’s which attest that anyone with a shred of “uncommon” sense should equip themselves with the proper tools of defense.
One other agenda that is being promoted by many zealous left-wing radicals is that the Second Amendment only protects citizens’ rights to hunt deer and therefore it doesn’t guard the right to bear military arms. This is simply not true. Instead, the Second Amendment was written into the Bill of Rights to ensure that Americans, long recognized as some of the most freedom-loving people in the world, could never be denied that vital right to keep and bear military weapons for the defense of family, liberty, and country. If this right were stripped away, Americans would have no choice but to bow before an all-powerful tyranny or be taken as lambs to the slaughter, with no means with which to defend themselves.
America’s founders did not make up the Second Amendment on a whim; they were building on an inalienable, God-ordained right, as stated in the English Common Law. As time progressed, a right that was once in some ways taken for granted is now being mercilessly battered, shredded, and obliterated by power-hungry lawmakers and gullible “Sheeple” masses. Even some, such as the NRA, who support the Second Amendment, seemingly fail to understand that the first and foremost reason the 2nd A was integrated into the Bill of Rights was to ensure that the people would be able to defend themselves with military-grade weaponry against any form of foreign or domestic tyranny, in addition to violent crime.
“The Second Amendment only protects people who want all the guns they can have.” Ludicrous statements from radical left-wing lunatics further prove just how ignorant pro-gun-control lobbyists are. “The rest of us, we’ve got no Second Amendment; what are we supposed to do?” Manifesting a classic example of how completely naive liberal politicians are concerning the Second Amendment, this ‘blind leading the blind’ quote from Louise Slaughter is but one in a long line of preposterous statements from socialist legislators. Appallingly, while this caveat was never part of the Second Amendment, numerous Americans fall prey to these atrocious lies. Regardless of popular belief, the American colonists didn’t win the war with Great Britain by hunting venison.
Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s prominent Founders, once stated that a Government powerful enough to gift its citizens with anything they desire would by default also attain the power to take or do anything without check. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, frenzied politicians manipulate many people into thinking that ludicrous laws limiting gun ownership, especially ownership of military firearms, will help stop crime. Failing to assume the responsibility to protect themselves, many petrified people put absolute faith in the power of the police. This is irrational.
Since the majority of gun violence occurs in places where rigid gun control laws have already been implemented, it is logical to search for the truth before carelessly following the words of anti-freedom fanatics. Modern Americans must be prepared to defend their liberty, even if it entails taking up arms against their own government. The Declaration of Independence states that it is the right and duty of the people to alter or abolish any form of government that becomes oppressive. Most importantly, the Founding Fathers wisely instated the unassailable right of the people to keep and bear arms in order to ensure that the military power rests with the people to provide citizens with the means to fight back against any encroachments on their liberty and defend themselves from violent crime.