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By Alan Caruba

The Government Cannot Take Away Our Guns

The Government Cannot Take Away Our Guns

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USA --(Ammoland.com)- The government cannot take away our guns.

This is not to say it hasn’t tried by means of several thousand laws concerning gun ownership, the right to carry a concealed weapon, and the demand that we undergo background checks to own one.

What I mean is that the act of trying to take our guns would be futile and, were it attempted, would result in an all-out insurrection.

From well before the nation’s independence, won by gun owning militias and a standing army, Americans have always been armed. In the early years of the nation’s history you surely were not going to put meat on the table without one.

Our Founding Fathers were unanimous in their belief that Americans should have the right to bear arms and it is no accident that it is the Second Amendment that guarantees the rights expressed in the First.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

One of the greatest tyrannies, one well known in nations where tyranny is “the law of the land”, is to deprive citizens of gun ownership. It is instructive that the sales of firearms have increased dramatically since Obama was first elected President in 2008. A November 9th CNN news article following his reelection began by noting “Gun sales are up in the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection on Tuesday, driven by fears of tighter regulations under a Democratic president, especially for firearms that might be classified as assault weapons.”

It is no accident that gun sales are up, nor that the most outspoken opponents of gun ownership are Democrats/liberals. When Obama spoke at the Newtown, CT vigil for those killed, he said, “Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? If we are honest with ourselves, the answer’s no. We’re not doing enough, and we will have to change.” Americans have had four years of “change” under Obama and, despite his reelection by a slim margin, at least half of them don’t like it. The rest are going to like it even less after January 2, 2013.

Obama implied that the school massacre was the result of the many guns owned by Americans and asked if that “is somehow the price of our freedom?” The answer is yes!

The constitutional scholar, Joseph Story (1779-1845) noted that “One of the ordinary modes by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance is by disarming the people and making it an offense to keep arms.”

As recently as October 2011, a Gallup poll revealed that “Forty-seven percent of American adults currently report that they have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property. This is up from 41% a year ago and is the highest Gallup has recorded since 1993, albeit marginally above the 44% and 45% highs seen during that period.” At 47%, reported gun ownership “is the highest it has been in nearly two decades—a finding that may be related to American’s dampened support for gun-control laws.”

So let President Obama, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Charles Schumer, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg try to exploit the Connecticut tragedy to get stronger gun control laws through Congress it’s not likely to happen. Nor has it been lost on many following the story that Connecticut’s current gun laws are among the nation’s strictest. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence ranks the state as second behind California. Simply put, states that permit concealed carry have less rates of crime and homicides than those that do not.

Gun owners must besiege Congress with messages that banning assault weapons or any others will mean a vote against their legislator.

I began by saying that the government cannot take away American’s guns and one need only consider the numbers that own them. Recall the Gallup poll in which nearly half admitted to gun ownership.

James Sterba in his new book, “Nature Wars” about the reforestation of America and the subsequent increase in the numbers of animal species with which we share our suburbs and exburbs, points out that “Each fall some ten million Americans take to forest and field carrying rifles, shotguns, pistols, old-fashioned muzzle-loaded long guns, cross-bows, or long bows and arrows in a display of armed might that would send jittery potentates scrambling for the barricades in less stable parts of the world.”

“Here is an informal army equal to the manpower in the ten largest armed forces in the world—China, United States, India, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and Vietnam—combined.”

“Pennsylvania alone fields a force of deer hunters twice the size of the U.S. Army.”

Hunters, city folk and suburbanites who legally own guns in America comprise an army that no President or Congress would want to engage and few legislators anywhere would want to arouse.

President Kennedy perhaps said it best, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

© Alan Caruba, 2012

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  • 9 User comments to “The Government Cannot Take Away Our Guns”

    1. The Enforcer on December 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM said:

      The tipping point will soon be reached… No tinfoil hat ideas from me, but we are reaching a point where those citizen gun holders and the sworn law enforcement and even the National Guard, Reserve and Active Armed Forces members may be forced to choose between constitutional liberty vs. the autocratic leadership of this country legislating away the rights of man.

    2. I still believe that we Americans will go the way of the UK & Australia.
      The time to protect our gun rights is now. In the legislatures.

    3. Our answer to this would be the same answer to prohibition. We like to be law abiding but if the government forces the issue, we will not give in or give up. Be assured we will do what we have to, to protect our freedoms and lives.

    4. Jerry's Kidd's on December 18, 2012 at 9:21 AM said:

      Something about this shooting with all the mis information from the start has a very strong odor!Liken the “Fast and Furious” debacle?? I have noticed since the 2008 nightmare I still have on going that these incidents seem to be almost daily if not on a routine of continuance since than. Trying to do what the UK Blokes had to lose will not be as easy here. We must stand tall and and not give into the pressure that will start this coming year. I’m afraid it will be intense. Hell, I looked the day after all the sites for uppers, lowers and fully assembled . Everyone is “Out of stock” Thank God I built up my inventory since 1970~~ô¿ô~~

    5. When you give these bastards an inch thet take a mile.There are over 20,000gun laws allready.When they outlaw your guns ,be an outlaw!I will.If you are a”prepper”it might not be wise to go on t.v. though.It wont be easy,but just think how hard it was for those that won our freedom back in 1776.Revolutionary war Veterans of America “Appleseed”program can teach you to be a rifleman.Check it out.

    6. It is I only on December 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM said:

      Of course they can! They have achieved this in fluoridated water countries, UK & Australia. So it will be in America. Your water is fluoridated as well!

    7. just Bob on January 8, 2013 at 9:52 PM said:

      if the goverment was to come out and try to disarm the citizens of America, I truly believe that it would trigger an all out war against the goverment and with this loser of a president that we have it would not surprise me if he tried something that stupid.

    8. Lenore Buyers on January 12, 2013 at 11:27 AM said:

      Here’s a link to a great song about Obama and guns:
      http://chirb.it/dtL4nh

    9. They don’t have to take our guns, looks like they’ll just stop the supply of ammo.

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