ON GUN CONTROL AND THE CONSTITUTION:
There is not much that can be said about the anti-gun movement that has not already been said. As a citizen who is as terrified as any who do not understand how we have lost so much to this tyranny all I can do is write… it is somewhat therapeutic. Hopefully others will speak to any and all whose attention they attract to emphasize, add to, or correct these rather simplistic thoughts.
There is probably not anything that has been said that can obviate the ignorance of this congregation of America hating, Constitution loathing, socialist, frightened, mentally defective individuals who do not have the ability to comprehend the harm they are doing to all Americans, and even to themselves.
The anti-gun crowd is doing more damage to the country than all the perverted mass murderers perpetrated on the population as far back in our history as has been recorded. The C minus government that is leading the D minus apparent majority of the population is "feeding the monkey" (as in "watch the monkey mess in his cage").
The Second Amendment was written for all time. The right to keep and bear arms is for “individual” protection and for individuals to participate in a “well regulated militia” if and when needed. The militia is not specified as a government entity. It is rather a militia of like minded individuals who would protect themselves from tyranny by the government as well as any other threat by means of arms if necessary. Written any other way, the Second would be meaningless to the individual defense.
The Declaration of Independence inspired the Articles of Confederation in respect to the right to bear arms as is evident in the first paragraph:
As a last resort, of course, the stick is necessary as it was especially in the American War for Independence as well as many subsequent foriegn wars.
Then, in the first sentence of the Preamble to the Constitution, the phrase “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…” means not only to perfect the imperfections and tyranny of British rule but more to perfect the ambiguities, defects, and disconnects in the Articles of Confederation. The Bill of Rights clearly and simply establishes law under God in the order by which it should be honored.
The Constitution of the United States First guarantees specific freedoms of individuals from government control. The First Amendment guarantees the freedom of speech, press, association, religion, and petition of the government for a redress of grievances etc
The Second Amendment secondly guarantees individual rights to defend against violations of the First Amendment by government as in “petition the government for a redress of grievances” by arms as a last resort if it should, God forbid, escalate to that.
We find ourselves today in a position where we have a government trying to circumvent the First Amendment by removing our last resort. They would disarm us by distorting the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment.
If and when that should happen, any people who would attempt to preserve their rights to bear arms (and all individuals of the United States for that matter) will be subjected to “unreasonable” search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
We have already seen abuse of the commerce clause of the Seventeenth Amendment, and the taxing authority of the Sixteenth Amendment to falsely justify the ObamaCare Catastrophe. Both abuses would be constitutionally illegal if not abrogated by a renegade progressive Supreme Court.
By Executive orders, incompetent Federal judges, and our socialist congressional representatives we are losing our freedom and rights. Our Constitution is being deconstructed one amendment at a time.
The last bulwark may be the Tenth Amendment or maybe not. If the States cannot or will not take initiatives to turn this ship around the only course of action may be secessions by the several states.
Getting down to the most recent issue, gun control, we have a very serious situation that needs immediate and forceful action by pro gun supporters. Call, write, talk, yell, scream, or any other peaceful method available to reach those politicians who have it in their power to stop the Feinstein freight train and other anti-gun initiatives that degrade the Second Amendment.
This writer has many guns. Some are old surplus collectables, some are for target shooting, some are for hunting, and some are for simply admiring. They are all potentially for personal protection. Among the guns are pistols… revolvers and semiautomatic ones.
Some are automatic shotguns, so-called. The shotguns are actually semiautomatic ones, holding 5 shells at a time. Some are bolt action rifles that will load only one round at a time. Once again, one pull of the trigger, one shot.
Some are of the “military looking” type that accept magazines up to 30 rounds. They can hold larger magazines but that is unusual for most gun owners. These last rifles are not different from pistols which have a magazine with several rounds in that it takes, you guessed it, one pull of the trigger for one shot to fire.
These semiautomatic guns were not invented or sold to the public to harm anyone but to make it easier and more convenient to shoot more rounds without having to go through the motion of changing out a magazine. Technology made it possible and technology cannot be denied.
The writer has one rifle (a Ruger Mini-14 .223 cal) that, at the time of the last weapons ban, would accommodate a 30 round magazine which could be displayed in the rear window of a pickup truck in its ranch style stock configuration; however, when equipped with its optional folding type stock it was prohibited. There was absolutely no difference in the function of the rifle, it just looked different.
These people trying to take guns away from the citizenry are so uninformed as to think an AR-15 is more dangerous than any other type rifle because “It’s scary looking”, it looks kinda like what they see in the war movies. The AR-15, AK-47, HK, FN, and all the other “military looking” rifles are great for personal defense but not as suited for military purposes because they are not capable of selective fire. They are not “machine guns” or “heavy weapons” (whatever heavy weapons are, a term made up by a much uninformed Bill O’Reilly).
The guns that are legal today have all the restrictions necessary and more than necessary for the law abiding population. More laws are absurd and will not stop killing as we have seen. A scenario that comes to mind is that Adam Lanza could simply have made three or four pipe bombs, walked down the hall of the school and tossed them into three or four classrooms and be gone before anyone could have seen him. Those could have been hidden in a jacket, much less visible than the guns he used. They possibly could have quadrupled the deaths and casualties as were rendered with his guns. Not having guns would not have prevented this sicko from killing children!
If certain people are, or if a person is, so deranged, or predisposed, to murder there are many more ways to kill and harm than with guns. The environments these killers are exposed to (pre-adolescent behaviour-modification drugs for hyperactivity, for instance) are the weapons, not the guns. The sick minded will always be with us. The answer to the problem is not so easy, however awareness and education are a better defense than more stupid laws. There are presently over 19,000 specific laws controlling privately held firearms and ammunition on the books. The killers are insane but so are the laws, and groups pushing them, that attempt to attach blame for the killings to these inanimate tools.
The Constitution is a document inspired by God. Not unlike Jesus Christ, it is being crucified.
The people of the United States must do everything in their power, individually and collectively, to protect this fundamental legal document from which all our rights and liberty are documented. It does not now or ever need to be “fundamentally changed”.
The tools that would protect this document are provided for within it; however, it is up to the beneficiaries of the Constitution to know what is in it and what it means. It was intentionally made simple for all to understand. The laws that are added to it only confuse, contradict, and compound the issues and multiply the problems. We don't have to pass the this 6 page document (not 2,200 plus) to know what is in it. It has already been passed!
(who also operates under the alias of James Robert Hathorn, Texan - with Cherokee overtones, self-reliant, professional, self-employed, semi-retired, veteran of Viet Nam War [two tours]. Typical stereotypical rube who clings to his guns, religious and philospophical notions, who can break down and fix a computer and put it back together...and is more well-read and studied on issues of history, culture, firearm mechanics - physics - and- law, Constitutional issues, and precedents than any of the babblers in the Obsolete Press Choir. He is a collegiate, and Southern gentleman and a patriot. He is El Gringo Viejo's go-to on all the above matters, plus many others...and is also a life friend since early days at Mirabeau Bonapart Lamar Junior High School in McAllen, Texas late in the decade known as The Fifties)