I am not saying they can actually achieve a total reversal of the 2nd Amendment or the gun control or confiscation they desire, but they will do damage to our inalienable right of self-defense. The Constitution is meaningless to them when it stands in the way of what they desire. We will continue to hear that the 2nd Amendment is archaic, and the Founding Fathers did not mean it to include every citizen and modern firearms. They will continue to argue with such statements as, “if it saves even one life,” as justification for infringing upon our Constitutional Right to “keep and bear arms.”
My question for them on that front is, “What about abortion?” If one baby could be spared by stopping abortion on demand wouldn’t that be good? Also, “What about border security?” If preventing one terrorist, murder, rapist, drug dealer, or the like from entering our nation and harming our citizens and thereby saving one American from that trauma or disaster would that not be good? Of course, they do not want to hear that type of logic or discussion because it exposes the hypocrisy of their position. They know, I know, and you know that taking the guns out of the hands of legal and responsible citizens will not curb gun violence. We know that criminals will still have and find a way to get guns. It is impossible to totally remove guns from our society.
That begs another question and should force us to consider real measures to deal with the problem. High capacity magazines are not the problem, people are. New Jersey has embarked on a journey to make owning a gun illegal in that State. The New Jersey State Police have not ruled out ‘house to house checks’ to find illegal weapons legally purchased and owned by legal law-abiding citizens. What part of the word criminal do these people not understand? Those who are living outside the law will not abide by this new measure and this will place both citizens and police in harm’s way making them out-gunned by the criminals. Is that reasonable?
Of course, high-capacity magazines have been used in mass shootings. But we dare not forget they have also been used in stopping those shooters. The fear of the AR-15, the prime target of the liberal leftist and the anti-gun crowd is misplaced fear. Former Navy SEAL Dean Raso is quoted in The Federalist as describing the AR-15 as an ideal defensive weapon against heavily armed predators. I agree! I also agree with Judge Andrew Napolitano who is quoted in the Washington Times, “The historical reality of the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, with the same instruments they would use upon us. If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and ammunition that the Nazis had, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust.”
I hope you remember the story of a 15-year-old who used his father’s AR-15 to ward off invaders in their home. He defended his home and his 12-year-old sister who was in the house with him. He shot one of the burglars, multiple times. They got away but were apprehended the minor of the two was apprehended and the adult was flown to a different hospital. He saved lives that would likely have been lost had he not had the firepower and ability to defend himself, his home, and his family. That’s what the 2nd Amendment is all about and no person, political party, or activist group has the right to take that from us. It is both a Constitutional Guarantee and an Inalienable Right!
We hear about ‘common sense gun laws’ from the Left and too many on the Right in Washington and far from being sensible, they are nonsensical in their intent and scope. I guess ‘common sense’ is another word for ‘nonsense’ because all they have proposed is just that, nonsense. The Democrats have promised to make a swift and extensive push for ‘gun laws’ when they reclaim the control of the House of Representatives in January. They have little chance of succeeding in achieving their stated and desired goals without the RINOs joining them. We must ensure that does not happen.
They are planning a Democratic “gun violence prevention task force”. That sounds good to everyone who is truly concerned about gun violence, but it is a front and a sham. Universal background checks have always been a red herring. It sounds great and sounds like common sense and wins the favor of many in the public, but the fact is that under current laws EVERY and I mean EVERY commercial gun sale in America has a background check now! At what point do we truly believe that anyone wanting to commit a crime will report a gun sale?
What that means is that we will have to develop a national registry of every firearm in America and track them. Where will that lead? It gives them the data they desire and will need for a universal gun confiscation movement under martial law. Call me a conspiracy kook if you please, but they are serious and although it is virtually impossible for them to achieve their true objective they will do damage. Just as the backdoor effort of Corporate Gun Control via refusal to lend money to gun owners, gun manufacturers, and gun traders. Do we truly want the government with that kind of power?
I believe it is delusional to believe that background checks will stop school shootings, drive-by gang shootings, or domestic violence. Universal background checks are one of those campaign talking points that score points with those who do not think the entire measure through and look at the endgame of the ones pushing that effort. It gives the appearance of “doing something about the problem” while actually doing nothing. We have requirements on the books today that do exactly what they are proposing on a very large scale. Nothing will stop the illegal transfer of guns or the illegal use of them.
What can we do? You may not like my solution or even agree with it, but we need to deal with the hearts of people not the weapon of choice. We need to teach our children the safe and responsible use of firearms like we used to. We need to enforce our laws effectively, efficiently, and to the full extent of the law. We need a revival. Yes, I said, revival. We need God!
God bless you and God bless America!