A Greater Threat to Our Freedom than Terrorism!

by Dr. Jim Clary, Ph.D. and Mary Clary, B.S.N., R.N.

The anti-gun progressives have turned a deaf ear to criminals for years, believing that if you just try and understand them and pity them because they had a deprived childhood, their criminal behavior will stop.
The anti-gun progressives have turned a deaf ear to criminals for years, believing that if you just try and understand them and pity them because they had a deprived childhood, their criminal behavior will stop.
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United States -(AmmoLand.com)- Figures don’t lie, but liars will figure! That is the guiding principle of the anti-gun Soros-Bloomberg-Brady bunch.

There are fewer deaths and injuries from legitimate firearms ownership than there are by automobiles, boating or flying. The vast majority of firearms deaths are a result of criminal activity.

That being the case, why do you think the anti-gun groups are after the legitimate, law-abiding firearms owner?

The answer is simple, we are easy targets.

The anti-gun progressives have turned a deaf ear to criminals for years, believing that if you just try and understand them and pity them because they had a deprived childhood, their criminal behavior will stop.

If you believe that, I have some desert land out here in New Mexico that you might be interested in buying for a few thousand dollars an acre.

However, the main reason that these people want your guns, all of your guns, is that it makes it easier for them and the government to control you. Look at history, every government in the past 100 years which was repressive began by first registering, and then confiscating firearms from its citizens. An unarmed citizen poses little threat to dictatorial or repressive governments.

When you lose your right to legitimately own firearms, you lose your freedom. The latest country to go down this path is Australia. Only time will tell what their future holds, but it won’t be pretty. Because we are over 50, we won’t live to see it, but we predict that before the middle of this century, the Aussies will regret allowing their government to confiscate their firearms. Of course, by then, it will be too late.  It is already too late for most European countries.

The same mentality that lead the National Socialist Party in Germany and the Communist Party in the Soviet Union to first register and then confiscate guns exists in the minds of the anti-gun progressives in the United States. AND, unfortunately, there are several eastern governors/mayors (include California and Chicago in that group) and a considerable number of politicians in the U.S. Congress who have this mentality.

They will not like our comparison, but as our fathers told us, “If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and quacks like a duck, IT IS A DUCK!”

The ultimate hypocrisy of the ACLU (it was, after all, founded by Communists) revealed itself recently. They totally oppose a tamper-proof federal driver’s license for identification, BUT they support the federal registration of all law-abiding citizens who own firearms.

They Ignore The Absolute Fact That Criminals Will Not Register Or Surrender Their Firearms.

The ACLU supports the federal registration of all law-abiding citizens who own firearms.
The ACLU supports the federal registration of all law-abiding citizens who own firearms.

Given that bit of knowledge, how can they say that forcing law abiding citizens to register their guns or turn them in will have an impact on crime? The only impact will be an increase in crime as the citizenry will be more vulnerable. The answer is simple: the ACLU is not interested in crime control, they simply hate guns and gun owners. This is prima fascia proof that the ACLU is totally selective as to which rights they support, and which rights they believe should not be rights. They, along with the other progressives in this country,  would like to re-write our Constitution and Bill of Rights in their own image. If we allow them to succeed, you and I will be the losers.

There are over 25,000 firearms laws on the books in the U.S. With all of those laws, why are there so many crimes committed with firearms? The answer is so simple that even a 6th grader can give you the answer. The majority of the judges in this country are soft on crime, believing that even serial killers can be rehabilitated. Add to this the most corrupt profession in the U.S., lawyers, and you have a system that allows criminals to engage in “revolving door justice”, which isn’t justice at all. On average, criminals serve less time for homicide in several states than they do for armed robbery, rape or child molestation and that is pretty sad. They should throw away the keys for all of those crimes.

Most defense lawyers are only interested in cherry-picking the law to find a loophole to allow the criminal to go free. The guilt or innocence of the individual is not high on their agenda. They are only interested in finding that single sentence or word in the law that will free their armed robber or murderer. Coupled with judges who give child molesters probation, murderers less than ten years and street gangsters second, third and fourth chances and you have a broken system.

We have owned firearms for sixty years, and never used one in the commission of a crime, never shot anyone or violated the law. Heck, before crime became so out of control in the U.S., Jim used to hang his 30-30 in the back window of the pickup. Not any more, because of the criminals walking the streets due to the unwillingness of judges and lawyers to put them away. Are we being hard on judges and lawyers? Yes, we are!  We absolutely believe that the majority are either completely naïve, totally stupid, or just plain corrupt. If they weren’t, we wouldn’t have the problems with crime that exists in the U.S. today.

If a criminal knew that he was going to jail for a long, long time, with no hope of early release, no hope of seeing the outside world or his family, they might think twice before breaking the law. If murderers knew that when convicted, tomorrow would be the last time they would ever see a sunrise or sunset, they might think twice before killing. Ok, our prisons are overcrowded; build new ones. We’d rather have our tax dollars spent on prisons than on welfare, foreign aid and the salaries of corrupt judges and politicians. [or even worse, paying criminals with our tax dollars to NOT break the law.]

Our founding fathers did not trust government and in 2016 there is even less reason to trust the officials in our government than existed over two hundred years ago. Don’t believe us? Look at the polls! The majority of Americans have no faith or trust in our government. The numbers drop every year, and is now down in the 20%-30% range, which is truly sad. We love our country, but loathe the politicians who now run it for their personal gain and aggrandizement.

It is time for hunters, target shooters and legitimate firearms owners to stop being defensive about our sports. We need to vigorously defend our rights and freedoms. There are millions of law-abiding citizens in the United States that own firearms.

We need to quit apologizing for our ownership of firearms. We need to stop apologizing for being hunters and target shooters. We need to tell the narrow-minded, naïve and often ignorant folks in our society that we have our rights and intend to keep them.

We have told our neighbors (and many other folks over the years) that they do not have to like or approve that we go target shooting several times a month and hunting several times a year. It is none of their business because it does not affect them or impinge on their rights. We don’t tell them how to live their lives, and they have no right to tell us how to live ours.

And, finally, for the record: we do not believe that felons should be able to buy or own a firearm. We do not believe that individuals that have been adjudicated as mentally ill or defective should be able to buy or own a firearm. We believe in conceal-carry laws, as they have been shown to be a deterrent to crime. And finally, we believe in the Castle Doctrine with respect to your home.

You may agree or disagree with what we have put forth in this article, and that is your right under our Constitution, at least for now.

However, what about in the future?

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    Tim C
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    Tim C

    “There are over 25,000 firearms laws on the books in the U.S.”
    Could you please give the source of the above statistic, it would be helpful when shoving it in the faces of nutty liberals who claim we need more.

    TEX
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    TEX

    Prob,more than that if you are taking federal,state,local gun laws. Gun laws always seem to have a hook in them to get the law-abiding.

    Spartacus Khan
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    Spartacus Khan

    What exactly does the photo have to do with this story? Guy Fawkes mask, anonymous, protesters, it doesn’t make sense.

    John Z
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    John Z

    After reading a few of the replies about prison and how w have more percentage of our population locked up then any other country I have so really bad news for people who believe that. Do you think Russia or china admit how many people are in prison. Then lets take a look at places where people are simply killed for crime. A few posters mention how soft our jails are and it is true No one in this country has any rights but criminals. There are good people living free that don’t get fed 3 squares and have a… Read more »

    TheGunnyRet
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    TheGunnyRet

    The Prison System needs to be cruel and harsh 6×6 with 12″ square window, No TV, No Weights, just 1 hour of daylight and 2 meals a day and maybe a book or two…instead its a welfare retreat for those who WON’T try…and seek crime as income…the left glorifies it by supporting criminals…and proving that by eliminating the culture you promote dependency…then when it all falls apart they blame the Law they created instead of looking in the mirror to reflect on the stupidity and self indulgence.

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    I think a good question in the Presidential debate with the Democrats is to ask “How many convicted felons have turned in their firearms”

    gee bud
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    gee bud

    Actually quite a few. But maybe not voluntarily?

    joe
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    joe

    At the risk of being controversial, I would submit that ACLU types are not as clueless about gun control effectiveness as some think. They like the idea of an insurgent army of inner city youths who are armed and can be the future power of this country and who will be armed long after the suburban white who is so meticulous about abiding by the record keeping laws, and thus will be the first to be disarmed. Before you dismiss this as “racist”, ask yourself who is mostly affected by gun control laws in the face of a thriving black… Read more »

    Mitch
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    Mitch

    Hey Walt, you missed one important part. As more criminals are incarcerated, more would-be criminals learn not to be. If solid punishments were handed down, yes, there would be a need for more prisons. But, not for the long-term. As society (generally) learns not to break the laws because of stiffer punishments, the numbers in prison will decrease over time. Then those same prisons could be turned into factories and affordable housing assets. And, it could be done with fewer laws, as long as the severe ones would carry severe penalties. Especially, if they brought back mandatory castrations, chain gangs,… Read more »

    Walt
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    Walt

    Incarcerate more “criminals” Are you insane? That’s the solution? The USA already puts more people (%) in prison than any other “civilized nation”. Why? The Feds make thousands of new laws every year. Every citizen breaks multiple laws every week. The laws are selectively enforced as the police/agents/politicos see fit. More law, more prosecutions and more prison will not fix things. Our society is sick. Our nation is looking for a free phone, a chicken in every pot, paid for by evil Corporations, not for self sufficiency and responsibility. We have little core values, little family (you know a “dad”… Read more »

    Wake_Up_America
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    Wake_Up_America

    It is so sad and hard to believe what has happened to this country and how we the average citizen is treated anymore. Corp America and Corp GREED is responsible for a whole lot of this business…Corp America owns the Fed Gov’t anymore, think about it.

    jamie
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    jamie

    I am mostly liberal in my political views but I don’t agree with everything. I am strongly pro-gun. I grew up on a farm where a gun was just another tool and did a lot of hunting in my youth. Bernie is less likely to go after your guns that Hillary and he is more left leaning than Hillary.

    Cecil
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    Cecil

    He may not ‘go after’ but he will sign anything that has gun restrictions. He is a declared Socialist, look up what socialists do – from Hitler to Mussolini to Stalin to Pol Pot to Mao.

    Jay Warren Clark
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    Jay Warren Clark

    One needs two eyes or one looses something essential, perspective. There are good points to both Left and Right, and true Justice always stands above the disputants. We must remember that if we are not to end up looking narrow and stupid. But the Socialists who are all about “the People,” but who are weak on remembering the constant stream of horrors visited upon people by their own governments throughout history. Thus they are bound to fail those same People when it comes to their right to protect themselves. Bernie is not to be trusted on the Second Amendment. Now,… Read more »

    Spartacus Khan
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    Spartacus Khan

    Cecil: Bernie voted for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which Wayne LaPierre called “…the most significant piece of pro-gun legislation in twenty years…”. And he is a Democratic Socialist – you really should look that up, as none of the people you listed were socialists of any kind. Hitler was a Nazi, a form of fascism, which is at the right-wing polar opposite of the political spectrum from socialism and is more closely related to the current Republican platform than any other form of governing in the world currently. Mussolini founded fascism, and called it the… Read more »

    Infidel7.62
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    Infidel7.62

    The problem is the 99.9% of the lawyers that give the other .01% a bad name.

    Jay Warren Clark
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    Jay Warren Clark

    Good comment. The same could be said about the Police. If they are not trying to run you out of the profession and/or off the force (or out of the teaching profession) then you are probably not doing your job–which is, after all, enforcing laws which are the same for all men. Most would suggest that it is the 1% of cops who are bad, but they fail to factor in the fact that nearly all of those “good” cops they imagine turn the other way when their follow officers commit the same or worse crimes than those they arrest,… Read more »

    David W
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    David W

    We have too many firearms laws that don’t get used, they seem to mostly target those of us that are law abiding citizens, I figure there should be two or three laws 1.) no firearms for convicted criminals 2.) no firearms for the mentally ill 3.) if you commit a crime with a firearm automatically tack on an extra 15 years to your sentence mandatory and it can’t be reduced. Next we need term limits to get rid of crooked politicians and the lazy do nothing’s I would say 1 term senate and max three terms for congress. And it’s… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    David, I think that you are on to something when you write “… they seem to mostly target those of us that are law abiding citizens…” Why is it that the various governments (from federal down to city) and their LEOs are so good at policing law abiding citizens and so poor at controlling the criminals?

    Dan
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    Dan

    Bill, I couldn’t agree more and it is ironic that criminally complicit politicians have refused to address your simple question for decades. When you look at the fact that many leos are able to confiscate, auction, and add to their war-chest the property of the average American it paints a troubling “conflict of interest” picture. These politicians may say what they want, but the 2nd amendment “shall not be infringed” seems pretty simple and clear to me.

    Dan
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    Dan

    David, I like what you are saying and agree that there needs to be change. I’m not sure if term limits for supreme court justices would create a hyper political cycle of pork-barreling activist judges, leaving us with a lesser of evils type of situation. Anyway, just a thought that popped into my head because every 4-years new judges will be appointed.

    Curtiss
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    Curtiss

    Absolutely correct, if we held people responsible for their actions there would be less crime. We convict them then send them off to a country club for a few years vacation. I was stationed in Italy and upon arrival we had to take a tour of the local area. They showed us the Tempio prison, it looked like a huge pile of rocks. Every year the chaplain would take up a collection of Zippo lighters and wool blankets for the american prisoners there. Zippo’s to barter for vegetables and anything other than beans or rice. Blankets to stay warm in… Read more »