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Yes Mr. Obama, There WILL Be Resistance

Yes Mr. Obama, There WILL Be Resistance

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Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- While appearing on Meet the Press on Dec. 30th, President Obama pledged to make gun control one of the central aims of 2013.

He said he knows it won’t be easy — that “there will be resistance” — but that it has to be done to be sure another Sandy Hook doesn’t take place.

Clearly, the “there will be resistance” comment was intended to put gun owners on their heels, and put them in an apologetic frame. But it was misplaced.

For while there certainly will be resistance, it will not be from the gun owners he’s calling out but from the Bill of Rights attached to the U.S. Constitution.

It is crucial to understand that the Bill of Rights sets apart numerous freedoms — the right to keep and bear arms among them – in which the federal government is prohibited from interfering. The Bill of Rights is literally there to handcuff the government and keep the people free (not to handcuff the people and free the government to do whatever it wants).

From our nation’s founding till now, the Bill of Rights has been a  bulwark for freedom, allowing the rights enumerated therein to be enjoyed by generation upon generation.

Now Obama pretends the power to step and change our access to the freedoms protected by the 2nd Amendment, and he tries to justify this by saying the goal is to prevent another situation “where someone with severe psychological problems is able to get the kinds of high capacity weapons [the] individual in Newtown obtained.”

This is a classic straw man argument, wherein Obama is trying to shame gun-owners into silence by making it look like opposition to gun control is the same thing as wantonly allowing people with severe psychological problems to obtain weapons. He conveniently leaves out the core issue — Adam Lanza didn’t obtain his weapons legally, thus no amount of psychologically-based gun control measures would have stopped him.

He was a criminal determined to commit a heinous criminal act.

Obama is using this shame tactic in hopes of making us forget that our unalienable, God-given rights are just that — unalienable and God-given. This is the message of the Bill of Rights: it’s the message our Founding Fathers communicated to their posterity via the enumeration of certain rights via explicit protections from government infringement.

Criminals can always be counted on to act like criminals. However, such actions should never be used to justify treating law abiding citizens like criminals. Yet that is exactly what Obama, and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Joe Manching (D-WV) are trying to do.

Here’s the problem they face — there will be resistance, just as there has been resistance for over 220 years. That resistance is called the Constitution of the United States.

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AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.

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  • 10 User comments to “Yes Mr. Obama, There WILL Be Resistance”

    1. The best way to make sure another Sandy Hook does not happen is to ban these prescription anti-depressants that drive people to acts of extreme violence.

      See ssristories.com

    2. Want to know how to stop these criminals? Go back to public hangings for these gruesome crimes. Let these potential monsters see what death really is.

    3. The Bill of Rights is a piece of paper. It means nothing unless brave men and women back it up with their sacred honor and their lives!

    4. tracker on January 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM said:

      Steven, the criminals commit suicide, so that won’t work. It was never a deterrent to the psychologically unbalanced.

      Micahel has hit the nail on the head. Do you know what the long term outcomes are for drugs like Ritalin? (prescribed for ADHD) They give it to six year olds. The long term outcomes are anger management problems, hostility, aggression and suicidal tendencies.

    5. nunyabidness on January 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM said:

      with all due respect mr rivero, i am a frequent listener, and appreciative student of your knowledge, however, pushing ssri restriction, while i agree 100%, and it IS an issue that must be dealt with, i’m quite sure obama bin dictatin is going to order something a “little stronger” and more deadly for all gun restriction resisters in camp fema, so this is a bcak burner issue, and i really wish you would stop ignoring the obvious and pushing this agenda of yours, this coupled with your ridiculous claim and insistance on cutting off any caller that points THE OBVIOUS out to you THAT NO PLANE HIT THE PENTAGON ON 9/11 2001 REALLY makes me question your motives, NOBODY of your intelligence can really believe the crap you peddle regarding the pentagon, AND YOU KNOW IT, i understand you are all about the “peaceful resistance”, but sir, we are not the ones forcing that hand, they are, remember the quote that you love to regurgitate, THOSE WHO MAKE PEACEFUL RESISTANCE IMPOSSIBLE, MAKE VIOLENT RESISTANCE INEVEVITABLE, SO PLEASE, ENLIGHTEN ME, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST WE DO WHEN THEY COME TO TAKE THE VERY FOUNDATION OF OUR FREEDOMS AWAY? THROW PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES AT THEM? OR MAYBE WE COULD BORROW ONE OF THOSE “MELTING, INCINERATING, OR JUST PLANE STEALTH CLOAKED PHYSICS DEFYING AIRCRAFT LIKE “THE ONE THAT HIT THE PENTAGON”, AND USE THAT AGINST THEM?

    6. It was clear that fast & furious was a total failure for ginning up support for another “assault weapons” ban that it was planned to. Nobody seemed to care about Mexican carnage. (You will never see a ‘real’ investigation of this crap.)
      So they upped the emotional charge needed to accomplish this by killing 20 little kids with their mind controlled perp. Crazy, you say? Look, if the govt is ruthless enough to knowingly sell assault weapons to drug cartels, KNOWING that this action will result in criminal activity, such as the murder of a couple hundred Mexicans and our border guards, why should they have a problem with a few more murders here and there? Do a little research on ‘mind control’ experiments, this action is no ‘stretch’ at all.
      The corruption in this government goes to the core, this corruption has an agenda and will pursue it at whatever costs to the people they can get away with. The FIRST thing every tyrant and commie wannabe does is DISARM the people. Step one? Coming to the DC cesspool Jan 3, Feinstine’s ultra assault weapons ban.

      Molon Labe.

    7. Robert Zraick on January 2, 2013 at 1:59 AM said:

      Banning guns or any weapons is a violation of the law of the land, and when a government official breaks the oath of office, it is an act of treason.

      End of discussion.

    8. The rally cry should be “Comply with Article V.” clarified here: http://resistancetononsense.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/sandy-hook-gun-control-the-real-argument/

    9. robertsgt40 on January 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM said:
    10. Seanoamericano on February 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM said:

      The SSRI argument needs to be pushed into the faces of all the politicians and the media and ask whats been done to address this except taking money to look the other way.

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