A Time to Fight for Freedom and the Constitution

By Dean Weingarten

Korean men defending Koreatown during the 1992 LA riots.
Korean men defending Koreatown during the 1992 LA riots.

 

Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- In 2012, nearly four years ago, after the shooting at Sandy Hook, the future of the Republic and the Constitution looked dim.  We had seen a President who disdained the Constitution, who flaunted his power, who had the media on his side and a Congress that conspired with him, be re-elected.  This happened in spite of numerous scandals that should have resulted in his impeachment.

It appeared the seeds of severe European type gun control were going to pass Congress.  Leaders among Second Amendment supporters were grim.  Some said that we could not win. Some claimed that the best we could do was to  compromise and hope to mitigate the damage.  They were wrong.  It took enormous hard work.  It took determination and guts.  But we won.

The Gun Owners of America were steadfast.  The NRA held firm.  No more infringements on the Second Amendment.  Tens of millions of activists across the nation made our case in emails, tweets, essays, comments, and discussion boards.  We sent overwhelming numbers of phone calls and emails to our representatives.  We were right and we won. No more infringements were passed in Congress.  A couple of Democrat states, financed with Bloomberg money, fortified with dirty tricks, passed some evil measures in a couple of legislatures.  Patriots have steadfastly refused to comply.  In a dozen other states, Second Amendment freedoms are being restored.

Now we face another daunting battle.   This time, the odds have improved. We removed some weak sisters in the Congress who claimed to be on our side.  The President who wants us disarmed has seven months in office, not another four years.  The presumed Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has made support of the Second Amendment a major theme in his campaign.  Just as important, the old media cartel has been weakened.  Many people see how it has been advancing its agenda with lies and through manipulation. It is not as hard for a majority to understand how much we have been lied to and mislead.  For the first time in 50 years, a majority of Americans equate guns with safety instead of fear.  Since 2012, 50 million guns have been added to the private stock in the United States.

It makes absolutely no sense, after a successful Islamic terror attack that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more, to call for the disarmament of Americans. Yet that is exactly what Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton are calling for.

The rifles they want to take from us are precisely those most protected by the Constitution. Rifles that are the most useful for spontaneous citizen militias, as expected by the Second Amendment.

They are the type of firearm that is least used to murder.  Twice as many people are killed with hands and feet as are killed with rifles in the United States.   Of all the murders in the United States, only 2% are committed with rifles.  Sport utility rifles, that the President and the Democrat nominee want to ban, are only a fraction of those.  They are about 10-20 percent of the rifles in the country, and are increasing in popularity daily.

Sport utility rifles are the most popular rifles in the last 10 years.  They are selling like Ice Cream on a hot August day in Florida.  They are semi-automatics, similar to rifles that have been sold for a hundred years. They are the rifles that the present administration and Democrat candidate want to take from you.

It is time to fight; not with rifles but with words.  I pray that we never have to fight with the rifles.  It is far better if we win with words. We have the facts, the culture, and the Constitution on our side.  We are winning this fight, but we have to fight if we are going to win.  Similar to the horror attack in Orlando, if we do not fight back we lose.

You can and must join the fight.  See an article that claims that guns are not useful for self defense?  Make a comment.  There are plenty of facts available on the Internet for you to use.  Hear that your Congresscritter is waffling? Let them know that you will not tolerate it.

Be polite; it empowers your words more than cussing or other angry rhetoric.   See that an entertainer or commercial enterprise has bowed down to political correctness and the two minute hate of Second Amendment supporters?  Let them know that you will not support them.  Be polite.  It is a force multiplier.

Use sarcasm, cartoons, humor, and satire.  Our opponents need to be laughed at.

Use social media to spread the truth.  Do not let the disarmists take over the means of communication, as they have in the past.

Yes, it is a tough fight.  Yes, our adversaries have money, power, the major media, and the power of fraud and lies.

We can beat them.  We have done it before.  But, we will not beat them if we do not fight!

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 45 thoughts on “A Time to Fight for Freedom and the Constitution

    1. https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/federal-statutes#section242

      Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241
Conspiracy Against Rights

      This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).
      It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.
      Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.

      Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242
      Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law

      This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.
      This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.
      Acts under “color of any law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under “color of any law,” the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.
      Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

      UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42, SECTION 1983

      Every person who, under color of any statute ordinance, regulation, custom, or by usage, of any State or Territory, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress. EVERY PERSON SHALL BE LIABLE IN AN ACTION AT LAW SUIT IN EQUITY NO EXCLUSION FOR JUDGES BY ANY ACT OF CONGRESS.

    2. The President jumped on Air Force One today and headed to Orlando to show his sorrow for the tragedy. I understand
      that a portion of those killed were not in this country legally. He doesn’t bother if an American passes away or a Military
      person is brought back in a body bag.
      Then to slap us on the face he wants to take our guns away so we can not defend ourselves against the savages that come here, with a free pass, to shoot us up. What’s up with all this a**backward thinking? There is a story in there and we better realize and prepare for it.

    3. I feel the the fbi has failed. This is the presidents fault correct? If the laws in are country are in forced this would not happen. Now the left says we need to do something about guns and ban ar style rifles. Well, guess what, America has armed itself already and we are ready to fight the fight against terror. What would happen if they try to take those guns from us. They want us to not have them.? What is wrong with them? We will defend Their rights and use them if need be.
      The government has failed, so they want to take away The rights of us all when it is their presidents fault.
      They want an unarmed America to fight?

    4. https://act.nraila.org/composeletters.aspx?AlertID=261

      The above link, is for a letter to our representatives to not allow the passage of any ‘anti-gun” bills in light of the Terror attack in Orlando. The real person guilty for these attacks is our President. He is the one that opened our borders with open arms for his Islamic friends to come and try to make America another Islamic State.

      This is what they do. They have attacks to make the people hate guns but the real reason behind it is then they will try to disarm Americans so they face no armed opposition and can do as they please. The majority of America doesn’t understand that guns are not the problem. The terrorist are. They are not American people. Please spread the word to all you know that value America, it’s Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This includes the 2nd Amendment which is what Obama and all his cronies want to strip from America, so his dream of making America and Islamic State will not be met with armed opposition.

      Thank you,

      Harold Bryan

    5. The AR does not stand for Automatic Rifle, Assault Rifle or other possible AR derivative.
      A man named Gene Stoner invented the design while he was employed by the Fairchild Aerospace Corp. Fairchild formed teh Armalite Corp to manufacture the M16 rifle for the ARMY. But Colt got the big contract. Colt was the sole provider during the early days of the Vietnam Wat.
      Colt named the semi-auto only version of the M16 the AT 15. The rifle was not terribly accurate or reliable and millions of dollars were spent on improvements in manufacturing technology. Accuracy and reliability has improved.
      The current rifle the ARMY buys is made by FN but Colt may get the contract again.
      The design has matured and is being manufactured by dozens of companies under various names such as SR556, DDM4, and these guns are more accurate that the best bolt action varmint and target rifles available 20 years ago.
      The 5.56×45 NATO is nearly identical to the prairie dog cartridge, the Remington 223. A low power load generally recommended for prairie dogs, coyotes and other small game. Only in the past few years has the 223 been improved enough to allow using the cartridge for deer.
      I wish I could afford one since it is nearly the perfect rifle.

      1. Might I recommend classicfirearms.com? They have a NICE entry level (flat top, 1:7 twist) for just under $500 at the moment. No fancy engraving, but I can attest, as a repeat customer, that their guns go bang when required.

        If the price holds, I am seriously considering getting AR #2 from them in about a week … I’ve been loading 75 grain Hornady HPBTM bullets and they want at least a 1:9 … and a 1:7 would be just about as tight a twist as you can find commercially.

    6. WHAT’S WITH THE CENSORSHIP ON THIS WEB SITE ?
      THIS IS THE SECOND TIME A POST OF MINE HAS NOT POSTED AS IT SHOULD HAVE.

      1. Join the crowd. That has happened to many people including myself. I haven’t figured out yet what prompts them to throw something out that people have put their time into typing.

    7. Once again, a so-called “Gun Free Zone” has ONLY served to protect the Islamic Terrorist shooter. The law abiding American citizens in the club had no means of protection. TO terrorists, “GUN FREE” means its a FREE FIRE LOCATION with no danger of one of the targets being able to return fire.
      Then immediately we get the muslim president and the shrill hag dancing in the blood demanding more laws to DISARM the innocent citizens, they are rapidly joined by the other dimorats or is it Dimocraps demanding that ALL Americans be disarmed and the everybody have their AR (ARMALITE RIFLE) snatched from thier hands, and demanding the FAILED ban of Bill Clinton be put back into “operation”. DO NOTE that less than 2% of shootings involve the so-called Assault Rifle and the ban did nothing to drop the death rate from shootings. Actually an intelligent look reveals that as the NUMBER of firearms in the USA has increased in the last 7 1/2 years, the level of CRIME has DROPPED along with the number of firearm murders.
      Finally, LOOK at Chicago, a liberal mecca for many many years with the most restrictive gun laws on the books, YET the Crime rate and killings increase every year.

      1. I guess any number of 300 people strapping on a pair of balls and rushhpnp the shooter would have been out of the question, huh?

        Maybe if the guy was holding a dildo?

    8. The store owners on that roof during the LA riots is a perfect example why we need to stand our ground against an AWB.

    9. Those howling the loudest right now are the very ones who depend on fear, uncertainty, doubt, racism, suspicion, et al., ad nauseam. Finding their political rhetoric in shambles, they now import tens of thousands of able bodied men from terrorist nations and filibuster for more limits on personal self defense. This caterwauling is nothing more than theater. The outcome is predictable. Millions will shop this weekend for the firearms they know the democrats hope to restrict and then confiscate. If you already hate democrats, you’ll soon hate ’em more.

    10. As horrible as what happened in Orlando is, I the I have yet to see a posting from any of us that support our constitutional right, wondering what would have happened if any one at the club had a gun? Bad persons, deranged persons, terrorists or any other type of scum with a gun can only be stopped by 1 or more good persons with a gun!

    11. First don’t get caught. Most people get caught because they can’t keep their mouth shut or some disgruntled wife or girl friend rats them out. Every level of government law enforcement agency developed a network of paid informants (often called Cooperating Individuals, snitches, etc). So again keep your mouth shut.
      I live way out in the country. What ever the govt does will happen in the big cities first. So get out of the city. I have the advantage of seeing what happens then act accordingly. Responses could range from hiding stuff to handing out stuff to young persons and training them for the defense of the Texas.
      Start planning now, before the informants are in place and know who you can trust. Quietly gather logistics, and communications before the govts’ snitches are in turned toward a formerly legal subject matter that involves you; and the govts begin searching computer data to find out what you have bought and what you have said or written. Start practicing Operation Security (OpSec), now.
      Fight the battle now with your checkbook, your vote and your communications with your congresspersons, so as to avoid hot sweaty cmbt later. Just off the top of my head

    12. John how did it go from home to the car?
      Well you can do one of two things…
      Give it up or get it up

      If you have your gun because the government says yes or no then you don’t have anything to begin with, if you only knew what was contained for you in the new world order you’d give em the finger and go from there….

    13. Let’s really get serious for a second. What will you really do it they were to outlaw all higher capacity magazines and even maybe the AR? You have one at your house along with a batch of magazines and NOW if you are caught with it you have real legal problems? What are you really going to do when officer Bob stops you and you have the thing in your car or whatever. Love to hear a few ideas.

      1. Then you look to the Constitution and unearth the term Ex Post Facto you read it you understand it you start using it.

      2. With 8 million ARs and AKs in civilian hands I don’t think there is any police force or army unit who will try to take them away.In fact most of the police and military are on our side.

        1. The cops I’ve spoken to think the idea of going door to door collecting firearms … or even trying to raid individual homes in the middle of the night … is nothing more than a suicide mission and, you know what? It is.

          They think the whole proposition is preposterous and laughable.

          As a member of my local community watch, I have regular contact with most of the local officers. They know what they are being trained to do and, since its a paycheck and the skills might come in useful someday, they go along. But they aren’t buying the indoctrination. Some of them will be local leaders, others will feed the fish and the rest of us civilians won’t have to do anything except keep our mouths shut in public and say “thank you” in private.

    14. SE HA DICHO,QUE LOS POLÍTICOS CON IDEAS TOTALITARIAS LO QUE MENOS QUIEREN Y DESEAN ES UN
      PUEBLO ARMADO,Y SI ADEMÁS ESE PUEBLO CASUALMENTE PUEDE ESTAR CON UN AR-15 QUE ES ARMAMENTO MILITAR CON UN PODER DE FUEGO FENOMENAL Y MANIPULADO POR UN DEMENTE CON TODOS LOS PROBLEMAS DEL MUNDO,ES DECIR PSICÓPATA,HOMOFÓBICO,Y EL MISMO CON PROBLEMAS DE PERSONALIDAD Y CAPTADO POR CÉLULAS TERRORISTAS ISLÁMICAS Y ATRAPADO POR UN RESENTIMIENTO FEROZ,TENEMOS REUNIDA TODA LA GAMA DE PRETEXTOS,PARA QUERER ABOLIR LAS ARMAS.ES POR ESTE PUNTO QUE SIEMPRE DIGO,QUE POR LA CULPA DE UN DESGRACIADO DESCARRIADO,LAMENTABLEMENTE TENEMOS QUE PAGAR TODOS,AUNQUE NOS CONDENEMOS A ESTAR EN SOLITARIO.HEMOS TENIDO EN EL PASADO NO LEJANO A UN ABANDERADO DE NUESTRA CAUSA COMO FUE EL GRAN CHARLTON HESSTON (mil perdones si esta mal escrito su nombre)PRESIDENTE DE LA ASOCIACIÓN EL RIFLE,EL SI HA LUCHADO DENODADAMENTE,PARA HACER ENTENDER A AQUELLOS CON MENTALIDAD DESARMISTA,QUE NO ES EL ARMA DE FUEGO A LA QUE HAY QUE SUPRIMIR,SINO A AQUELLOS QUE BUSCAN EXCUSAS PARA LOGRAR SUS OBJETIVOS,DESARMAR AL PUEBLO AMERICANO.ESTA ES UNA LUCHA JURÍDICA Y DE DOCENCIA PARA MANTENER NUESTROS DERECHOS,SOBRE LA BASE DE SABER QUE SOMOS PERSONAS DE BIEN Y HONESTAS INCAPACES DE HACER DAÑO A NADIE,SALVO A AQUELLOS QUE QUIERAN DAÑARNOS A NOSOTROS—–MUCHA SUERTE¡¡¡

      1. This is a joke, right? This goofball has been told several times to write in English. He must be a liberal troll.
        Jorge Norberto, vamoose!
        Or how ever you would say, get the F&@k out of here!

      2. Here is his post translated.
        IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT POLITICIANS WITH LESS totalitarian ideas WHAT IS A WANT AND DESIRE
        ARMED PEOPLE, AND IF IN ADDITION THAT PEOPLE Coincidentally MAY BE AN AR-15 IS MILITARY WEAPONS WITH A POWER OF FIRE PHENOMENAL AND HANDLED BY AN INSANE WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD, THAT IS psychopath, homophobic, AND THE SAME WITH PROBLEMS PERSONALITY AND ISLAMIC TERRORISTS captured by CELLS AND TRAPPED BY fierce resentment, WE HAVE COLLECTED ALL THE RANGE OF EXCUSES FOR WANTING TO aBOLISH THE ARMAS.ES BY THIS POINT THAT ALWAYS SAY THAT BLAME FOR A MISERABLE STRAYED, UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO PAY ALL BUT WE BE IN condemn SOLITARIO.HEMOS had in the recent past ABANDERADO A CAUSE OF OUR GREAT AS WAS tHE CHARLTON HESSTON (thousand pardons if misspelled his name) PRESIDENT OF tHE RIFLE ASSOCIATION, tHE iF YOU HAVE FOUGHT strenuously , TO UNDERSTAND THOSE DESARMISTA MIND THAT IS NOT THE fIREARM TO YOU NEED TO ABOLISH, BUT EXCUSES those seeking to achieve their goals, dISARM THE PEOPLE AMERICANO.ESTA IS A LEGAL FIGHT TO KEEP AND TEACHING OUR RIGHTS ON THE BASIS OF KNOW THAT WE ARE GOOD AND HONEST PEOPLE UNABLE TO HURT ANYONE EXCEPT THOSE WHO WANT damage us – MUCHA SUERTE¡¡¡

        1. If he can read an article in English, he can reply in English. If he translates it to read it, he can translate it back to reply to it. I tried a google translation of his post, and the page displayed said it was an illegal statement and/or request.
          If he wants us to know his opinion, he needs to write it in English.

          1. BINGO! All of these folks can just STFU … if you read the mangled translation, he’s saying what we are saying to people who CANNOT read what we have said. Capice?

            If these guys had two brain cells to rub together they’d make a wet spot. Seriously … stop shooting our allies, okay?

        1. Quit being a SPURT! (That’s a drip under pressure in case you didn’t know?)

          The man is translating the circumstances and the situation at hand to those that cannot speak or understand English or know how to operate a translator on the internet you stupid fuck!

        1. YOU are the “pendejo”. YOU should be writing at least SOME of your posts in the native tongue of nearly 1/3 of our population.

          (Dear moderator, add “pendejo” to the no-no list.)

          The purpose of language is to convey ideas and you, stuck in a single language, are doing a poor job of it.

          1. I don’t see any of your posts in Spanish. Why don’t you set an example and post in Spanish? If you feel strongly about it, then do it.

    15. You need to enable direct posting of these articles to FaceBook and other Social Media if you want them used for your stated purpose.

    16. ‘Tyrannissts’? Is that like a tyrannosaur? Tex, do us all a favor. Find the only dictionary in the only library in Texas and have the lonely librarian show you how to use said dictionary.

      1. Clark Kent, obviously not your real name. The use of the word “Tyrannissts” is called sarcasm and humor and is also called “literary license.”
        Another word that should be in your dictionary …
        Hoplophobia dictionary definition | hoplophobia defined – YourDictionary
        http://www.yourdictionary.com › Dictionary Definitions
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        Noun. (uncountable). (pejorative, rare) The fear of guns. Usage notes. Cooper coined the term to describe what he termed “mental disturbance characterized by ..

        Yes we can win, the less we quote bumper stickers or shout about “not being infringed” but concentrayte on facts.
        Fact- In 1789 the Senate rejected adding the words “for the common defense” into the right clause of what became the Second Amendment. Congress and the States that ratified the Constitution and Bill of Rights did not want THE PEOPLE disarmed.
        In 1939 the Supreme Court said in the MILLER case, all they knew about the Second Amendment was that when the militia was called to assemble they were expected to appear bearing THEIR PRIVATE ARMS of contemporary military kind. Today that is an AR15, an M1A or a Garand with a standard capacity magazine and ammunition.
        The Dick Act of 1903 as amended calls the militia the National Guard, which had just be created as part of the ARMY. But paragraph 2 also defines “The militia as EVERYBODY not in the National Guard.
        WE have to remember that the founders were fearful of a Select Militia [uniformed and government paid] and so the unorganized militia is what the Second Amendment protects.
        The SCOUS remanded the MILLER case and it has never been decided and the government continues to enforce the 1934 NFA since it was not struck down. Too bad that Justice Scalia and Thomas did not go back to the record in 2008 with HELLER or McDonald.
        If you are not an NRA member, join today… if you can afford it join GOA and certainly your State rifle and pistol association. It is less money than an hour shooting your 9mm. 45 or AR.
        Otherwise, follow the advice. Write your own letter with pencil or pen. If your script is poor, block print. Send email too. And call the local office as well as DC.

        Be polite, know your facts. Just like the Koreans on the roof defending their buisnesses in LA during the riots, when the police withdrew to protect the government office buildings, the unprotected stores were burned to the ground. When the National Guard came in and sent the Koreans home, the Guard pulled oyt and some of the stores were burned too. Those Koreans are true Americans. Some of them were only armed with air shot guns because of California gun laws. Just being seen stopped violence.

        1. The National Guard came out 119 years after the Rev War. State and county militias supplied the soldiers right on up through the Civil War. The first standing Army was established after the Civil War.

          1. So I guess George Washington and all his boys were just a bunch of filthy low-life militia and their ideology just full of shit?

        2. Jim,

          Good post. The only point I would make is that the Founding fathers were not “fearful of a Select Militia” Instead, I believe they were distrustful of a Select Militia and for good reason.

          “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.”

      2. As in tyrant…. maybe you should git sum scoolin

        Lets see fed gov – dino or tyrant…hmmmm

      3. And that would be tyrannosaurus so maybe you should go to Texas and find this Tex guy and he’ll point You to the library….

      1. Sorry tex but if they cant get it then they will just crash the country…. famine and pestilences
        1. They needed a strong america to get things done
        2. They now need a weak america to fall inline because it was always about global control not america…

        type in – nwo quotes – where else do we read about a one world government? Revelation of course.. its a done deal.. but fight but all means evil men…..

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