North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)-Gun Rights Supporters:
“The Great Gun Debate” I just won in Winston-Salem was a sobering experience, and I came away from it both worried and energized.
I say “worried” because I saw more starkly than ever that what we face is not about semi-automatic firearms or even guns in general, but rather a full-on assault on individual liberty.
Held in the ritzy “Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art” by WXII-TV, what GRNC volunteers found when we arrived was a cabal of limousine liberals, aging hippies, and hard-core “community organizers.”
When WXII created the panel, producers did their best to stack the deck in favor of gun control, but we knew that going in and we certainly didn’t expect to win them over.
We did it to show you exactly what you face; the lengths they will go to and the lies they will tell in order to take not only your guns, but your freedom. Make no mistake: They want to control you!
To gun ban advocates, YOU are the threat
Ignore the nonsense they spout about “reasonable” gun laws and how they want to “keep guns out of the wrong hands.” As you will see from what they say in the video clip below, which I call “Out of the Mouths of Leftists”, the “wrong” hands are your hands.
When I noted that facts should underpin rational public policy, I was branded a “hater.” When a pro-gun panelist tried to make a point, he or she was shouted down not by one, but rather three of the opposition. When I pointed out that the “facts” they used to support their arguments were, in reality, fabrications, I was told: “You are the exact reason I worry about these firearms.”
When a panelist pointed out that guns owned by law-abiding citizens are not the problem, Gail Neely, director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence bleated: “They’re law abiding ‘til they’re not.”
You see, Neely considers you a ticking time bomb. Because you own a gun, you could “go off” at any time. What she won’t say is that no number of “reasonable gun laws” will change that: As long as you own a gun, you’re a threat. And whether Neely is self-aware enough to realize it or not, the only solution to that “threat” is a complete end to private gun ownership.
Misreading the Second Amendment
When asked what the Framers intended in drafting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Neely replied: “To prevent insurrection.”
Now maybe Gail hasn’t read the Supreme Court decision in D.C. v. Heller, or any of the scholarly treatises on the Second Amendment, and she almost certainly hasn’t read quotes from the Founding Fathers, all unanimous that arms in the hands of the people are intended to prevent tyranny.
But consider the implications of her revisionism: Namely, that the right to keep and bear arms doesn’t exist because government can be dangerous to you, but rather because you are dangerous to the government.
‘We have a government to take care of us’
Now look what happens when I call out Gail on the phony statistics she is spouting (and which she failed to corroborate): First, “community activist” Ric Marshall calls me dangerous, and then he puts it all out there when he replies: “We have a government to protect us.”
As even liberals in the audience laugh at the absurdity of Marshall’s assertion, we see liberalism stripped of its camouflage: Marshall looks around the room like a deer in the headlights, utterly baffled why anyone would find this funny.
Less amusing are the Orwellian implications of Marshall’s efforts: Government can’t protect you at all times unless government is everywhere. That is called a “police state.”
Why I’m energized
The lesson we need to take from this is that no amount of reasoning or education will dissuade them. They don’t care what the truth is. In their twisted minds, they are the anointed and society – including you – must, as Marshall opined during the debate, “be saved from itself.”
That leaves one clear alternative: You must beat them at their own game. You must beat them in the editorial pages, on public forums and, most importantly, in legislative chambers. That’s why I need you to immediately do three things …
Immediate Action Required
Spread the link for “Out of the mouths of liberals” far and wide: Send it to all of your friends and acquaintances; tell them to forward it to others: http://youtu.be/YkGgmjmS24Y
Read and respond to GRNC legislative alerts: Your rights depend on it.
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As you know, GRNC is all-volunteer. We act as a lightning rod to channel your energy to the people who need to hear it. Please help us do so!Armatissimi e liberissimi, F. Paul Valone President, Grass Roots North Carolina
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Grass Roots North Carolina/Forum for Firearms Education is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to educating the public about trends which abridge the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, and engaging in grass roots activism to preserve those freedoms. Formed in 1994 to conduct a highly successful rally for the Second Amendment, GRNC has gone on to conduct projects like “Remember in November: A Gun Owner's Guide to Voting,” bringing concealed carry to North Carolina. Visit:www.grnc.org