Surviving The Coming Storm Attacking Your Rights

By Mark Walters

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You turn on the “news” only to see a 12-year-old lecturing you about “doing something” about “the guns” because he or she doesn't feel safe in school?
Mark Walters
Mark Walters

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Have you been through this lately– You turn on the “news” only to see a 12-year-old lecturing you about “doing something” about “the guns” because he or she doesn't feel safe in school?

Scolding you because as adults we aren't doing “enough” about “the guns” that are killing everyone his or her age?

Maybe this–You walk out to your driveway to grab the “news” paper, (some of us still do this every morning) then walk back into your kitchen and sit down over a cup of coffee.

Removing the plastic bag, you unroll the paper only to see the headline screaming, “Taking a Stand,” with a picture of some dopey 65-year-old old lady holding a sign above her head with the letters “NRA” dripping in red paint? Maybe you're a glutton for punishment as I am and head over to any network “news” outlet, (take your pick) and see the liberal interviewer leading a 16-year-old down the road of gun control with questions designed to do just that?

Get used to it. It isn't going away anytime soon, and the progressive media (read: every television network and most big-city newspaper outlets) are out in full force, having a collective orgasm over their ability to attack you as gun owners.

Yup, they'll even use our school-aged children to do it. Despicable? Yes. Going to stop anytime soon? Nope.

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Yup, they'll even use our school-aged children to do it. Despicable? Yes. Going to stop anytime soon? Nope.

For this reason, it's going to be very difficult for you, (and me) to watch as this onslaught of hysterical gun-grabber coverage ensues, unabated for the near future. They're coming for you, they want your guns, and they will stop at nothing in their concerted effort to bowl over the constitution (and our freedoms) in their efforts. It is not going to be easy for us as law-abiding, responsible, gun owners to watch. I'm warning you now, get ready. What follows is a quick reference guide to keeping your sanity in the coming days, weeks and unfortunately, months.

You can start here:

1. Remember, no one is taking your guns. Repeat that to yourself over and over until it sinks into your head, then do it again. Do it as often as is necessary to make yourself feel better. Yes, you will watch a seemingly endless parade of ignorant morons, standing with their funny signs, screaming “Do something,” while proposing nothing. Don't let this bother you. Remember, these are misinformed goofy progressives, emotionally charged to a point that they that they can't think straight…if they ever could.

2. Know that you are not the problem. You have never been. The guns in your safe at home, on your hip or in your vehicle (hundreds of millions of them) are not responsible for the actions of an evil monster. While the media, the likes of Megyn Kelly, screaming for ratings, talk show hosts like the liberal crybaby, Jimmy Kimmel, celebrity morons Michael Moore, Jennifer Lawrence, George Clooney and others are going to get a ton of airplay. I'm here to remind you to remind yourself that these people are hypocrites who demand action from you that they refuse to take themselves. Remember this if you have an opportunity to talk to them: suggest that they disarm their armed security details and the armed security that protects their children at private schools before telling you how to live your life.

3. Know that what you are watching is the reason Trump was elected. Real America has had it with these progressive hypocrites, liberal media outlets and gazillionaire celebrities preaching to you about how much to pay in taxes, phony global warming and gun-control schemes while they make millions of dollars, fly around in private jets and protect themselves with firearms. Keep that in mind. Remember it. Drill it into your head.

4. Take a break. Disengage from the 24-hour “news” cycle. Do yourself a solid and turn the crap off. If you can't do that, turn it down. It is not healthy, nor is it necessary for you to watch the liberal bombardment of your way of life, hour after hour after hour for days on end. If you insist on it, move from the television to a computer where you can reinforce your lifestyle by visiting the sites like AmmoLand News that make you feel good, not the barrage of media from outlets that despise you. Manage that stress by getting your head out of the press. This type of terrible, 24-hour coverage is not healthy, mentally or physically. Turn. It. Off.

5. Remember, you are right, they are wrong. No gun control law ever, and I mean ever, stopped a killer from being a killer, and never will.

6. Go to the range, blow off some steam and surround yourself with like-minded friends and family. It's fabulous stress relief.

If all of that fails on the first try, rinse and repeat. This is not going to be easy to get through if all you do is watch the garbage. I'm asking you to take a break. Turn off the cycle that upsets you and turn to your echo-chamber. Read AWR Hawkins at Breitbart News and listen to Armed American Radio, GunTalk with Tom Gresham and any other show you like that reinforces your views.

We're all in this together, we're right, and freedom will always prevail. We'll have to weather some storms from time to time, and this is one of those times but, together, as freedom loving Americans, we must never forget that it is OUR side that has the constitution in its corner.

Consider that checkmate!

Read my part two (2) to this article ” Surviving the Coming Days, How Gun Rights Win

About Mark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)

  • 44 thoughts on “Surviving The Coming Storm Attacking Your Rights

    1. Those of us who just want to be free and not to be subject to all the laws and regulations have ignored the past. and now it is effecting our way of life. We just wanted to be left alone and live our way of life hunting and providing for our family. The world and its people have finally come to its apex. It was inevitable. We as a people have come to our final demise. We have been taken over by those who have hijacked this nation from its infancy and to its end. We as a people trying to be governed by a nation that has been divided by two entities that will never solve its differences. There idea from the start has always been for the future. a one world government. Our way of life will take a turn for the worst. in the near future. I hope that i am wrong. Please stay strong in the dark and keep your arms close by.

      1. Many GIs used their college benefit to become teachers so they could pass on the truth and facts they had learned on teh battlefields of Europe, Africa and Asia between 1939 and 1945-1952. Those GIs are now dead of old age.
        They saw the Communist influence in Hollywood, in Washington, DC and The State Department.
        But since 1955 the school curriculum and the textbooks have been edited and re-written with “new history books ever year or so as a way to destroy the Nation.
        School children are taught that the Bill of Rights was written so that states could have state militias and even “run away slave patrols” and not what was taught from 1776 to 1900, that the right of the people to keep and bear arms was so that the people could form an independent militia of shop owners, carpenters, farmers and mule drivers.
        The NRA and all Second Amendment supporters are accused of only reading the last part of the Second Amendment by people who only read the the first part and avoid reading the full history of the United States and the colonies.
        A short and abbreviated history lesson you should verify before you accept my rendition of the facts and truth.
        1775, The British Army is occupying Boston under martial law. British troops are living in the homes of Boston residents and life is far from “free” since every private action is from newspapers to travel is controlled by the Red Coats.
        In the Spring of 1775 the colonists learn that te Army is going to march on Lexington and Concord to confiscate the munitions stored in those nearby towns. Private citizens are alerted by Paul Revere and Richard Dawes and others and the militia rallies to defend the arms that are stored in central, known locations . This confiscation is clearly seen as preemptive and a signal that te occupation is about to become worse. The Revolution begins.
        1776 The Colonists write the Declaration of Independence listing their grievances and justification.
        A critical point that is ignored by too many…
        “…-That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies;…”
        This is why the Constitution in 1788 includes Militia in Article One, Section Eight, States were expected to have militias.
        BUT wise men such as George Mason and Patrick Henry demanded a Bill of rights to protect and guarantee the rights of the people..
        When the right to keep, safe from confiscation, and bear arms the Senate rejected adding the words FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE as a limitation on the right of the people. The right was not limited to organized or group militia service.
        Despite several variations in punctuation and capitalization the Second Amendment was ratified with one comma which makes trying to pretend that the militia “shall not be infringed.” Even the NRA uses 3 commas in many of their publications.
        But when Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union in 1959 they copied the Bill of Rights and each uses one comma.
        In 1939 the SCOTUS was sure about only one thing, when the militia formed the men “were expected to appear bearing their private arms” of modern military kind and issue. [MILLER]
        Attacking “assault rifles” is something the 1939 Miller Court would have seen as unconstitutional and misguided.
        The fact that 100 million men and women armed with rifles can not defeat the US ARMY, Marine Corps or USAFis not the point . The government cannot destroy and kill 100 million armed citizens because then they would not have a nation to run. Also, should some future President or Congress order such an attack, the military would not execute such an order.
        To make it easier to understand I’ve made a small change and added two words in brackets. This makes no change in the meaning or history of the Second Amendment.
        A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state ? [Yes, therefore]
        “The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

      2. @Trin, Final demise!? It was inevitable!? Roll up your sleeves, man! Get out your stationary, your check book, and your sheet of USPS forever stamps. Emails and online pro Constitutional Civil Rights petitions have never been so available. Pro Second Amendment Groups are legion. Opportunities to flood the primary elections and turn out the party hacks are upon us! It does not cost a dime to flood the primaries and township caucuses, just a little effort. Make it a hobby to defeat party only loyalists and annoy your employees in government.

        Wring em out, wash em out, hang em on the line. We can beat the libtards any old time! Go Team!

    2. Great reminders of truth about who we are as a nation.
      Two thoughts: We as real Americans, will never give up our God given right and duty to protect our families. All three branches of government can agree to totally abolish the 2A. Even butter knives. Our military is on OUR side. What govt agency will take the lead in confiscation? At least 150,000,000 united Americans against what idiots?
      Also, yank your kids out of public schools as fast as you can. There is WAY too much socialist agenda teaching. It is in EVERY public school. Home schooling has proven to be the best education you can give your kids. We did it and no were not “certified teachers”. Our kids smoked 97% of the best public schools have to offer. We educated not indoctrinated.

    3. “They” imagine that the USA is evil because of our Bill of Rights. “They” reject the time-quenched proof that America is free because of our Bill of Rights

    4. The Founding Fathers never said this would be easy! As Franklin said “This is a Republic, if you can keep it”. These young kids have been dumbed down to the point they think they can force government to keep them safe. Such a delusional state.

      1. @BG,

        Thanks, Bill. Your “…they THINK they can force government to keep them SAFE.” is a classic line and will use and abuse it…

        On of our articles ran here in Ammoland last week to promote our series of safety awareness and firearms for inexperienced seniors called ThinkSafe where our students where hear your quote on Saturday, March 3rd…. Thanks, Garryowen…;)

    5. Maybe the millions of gun owners should do a march an protest the left trying to do away with our firearms.NRA is only 5 million strong.Imagine if most gun owners would go protest.DC has never had millions an millions.It would be walking only,roads shut down.It would be something to see

    6. What needs to be done is for all us so called pro second amendment gun owners to do is demand that SCOTUS rule on the Second Amendment. every time it has come up for consideration, it gets declined. As a result, we continue to see more and more of our rights go away or be more restricted. It is time a law suit take place to get them to rule on it. Why do they refuse to rule one an amendment that can only go one way and is so blatantly simple to understand? Enough of the bs already…..

    7. I read the comments hear and For the most part 100% agree (except for the trolls comments) But I must say this We Are preaching to the choir here. These messages need to be expressed to the uninformed . Almost all of us here are here because of our common interest and our like minded understanding .The evil is the anti-freedom news and Left leaning anti-freedom people of this country. We need to be in their faces trying to sway them and the people on the fence of the perils we will face if they go down the road they are trying to drag us all down.

    8. I read the comments hear and For the most part 100% agree (except for the trolls comments) But I must say this We Are preaching to the choir here. These messages need to be expressed to the uninformed . Almost all of us here are here because of our common interest and our like minded understanding .The evil is the anti-freedom news and Left leaning anti-freedom people of this country. We need to be in their faces trying to sway them and the people on the fence of the perils we will face if they go down the road they are trying to drag us all down.

    9. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
      American history is no longer taught in schools I’m told. That explains why I never hear anyone explain “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”. This doesn’t mean for the state to form a militia. The militia already existed. The founders wanted them to be constantly trained and regulated. Sort of like what Switzerland does. The national guard is not meant to be the state militia. I am from Conn. I did study American history in high school. I went to those sites and stood there with a sense of awe. I wondered if I would have the guts they did. I found out when I put on my country’s uniform. I went to those sites again and said: “I will carry on what you started”. I took that promise into combat. I will never give up our rights. We will fight in the courts forever because some always want our freedoms taken away or restricted. BTW- Our founders knew that new rifles and arms would be developed. It was during the revolution that interchangeable rifle parts were first developed for example.

      1. “American history is no longer taught in schools.” Correct. And that fact hellishly worries me.

        The term, “well-regulated” is widely misunderstood. Unlike today, where “regulated” means “controlled,” back in Colonial days, “regulated” meant “trained and equipped up to (in satisfaction of) military regulation.” When called to duty, each militia member (the common private citizen) was expected to arrive with his own firearm (suitable for war), and three days’ worth of equipment/supplies (bedding, ammunition, clothing, food, water, etc), which was to last until the logistics train could provide resupply.

        Yes, the Founders were intelligent and well-educated men who did indeed understand the concept of technological advancement. They knew of the historical development of increasingly-powerful firearms (from blunderbuss to flintlock), and had no rational reason to doubt its future continuance. They even knew firsthand about semi-automatic firearms! Prior to the Revolutionary War, a London inventor had created a lever-action rifle with a 22-round magazine. It fired a half-inch-diameter lead projectile at well over 900 feet per second (a respectable rate even today), which could decimate a 4″ thick tree at 100 yards. Although the British Army showed no interest, the inventor provided three such weapons to leaders of the American Colonies. In 1804, Thomas Jefferson loaned his semiauto rifle to Lewis and Clark for their expedition… and they credited demonstrations of that rifle to scaring local Indian tribes… thus keeping peace with them.

      2. Actually the Second Amendment has only ONE COMMA. Punctuation was nor well standardized in 1788 and until book publishing became commonplace. However, the meaning and intent of the amendment is clear with one comma.
        In 1959 when Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union they each copied the Second Amendment in their state constitutions, with one comma.
        To make it clear, in 1788 the Senate rejected including the words “FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE” as a limitation on the right to keep and bear arms.
        To make it easier to understand I’ve made a slight change in the punctuation which completely resolves the confusion without making any change in the original intent.

        A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state ? [Yes, of course, therefore]
        “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

        I agree with Mark Walters on points 2 to 6. But Point 1… they will take your guns one at a time because they have nothing to lose trying. Bloomberg, Soros and the Russians can try 1,000 times and lose and be back the next day. We have to win every political battle because we only have one Constitution.

        The Florida high school had a guard who decided to not engage to save lives other than his own. Arming te teachers means that the teachers are likely to be engaged in their classroom and any teacher will rather fire back as compared to being a soft target bullet stop. Some teachers might not be experts, highly trained but having an armed teacher that doesn’t stop the killer is still better. After all, GFSZ haven’t worked in 40 yearts.

    10. Take off the blinders because this last act has surely killed the hearing protection act, probably killed national reciprocity, and will certainly spawn more gun/magazine bans if not at the federal level then at least at the state level. It is also going to ensure the left wins the house in the midterms because no rino who supports any of this crap will have a chance. This could not have come at a better time for the leftists.

      1. @Infidel,

        Sorry, but I do not agree and possibly you need to, as Mark suggested, “Go to the range and blow off some steam…[be] with like-minded friends…”

        “Blinders..” you say. No hearing protection. No reciprocity. Left wins the house. It sounds as if CNN ‘scripted’ your post…;(

        Try reading Mark’s closing thoughts again, “We are all in this together…we will have to weather some storms…THIS is one of those times…”

      2. @Infidel, What we want depends upon draining the Congressional component of the swamp. Flooding the primaries and township caucuses costs nothing. We will send more not corrupted yet legislators to help Trump, and then push harder.

    11. Find out who or what organization is financing the students protesting guns and you will find out who/what is responsible for the shootings. Obviously a set up and whoever is paying the expenses for all these students to travel and protest is the person/organization creating these events to give the government an opportunity to seize our weapons and cancel the Constitution. Another question is: What is about to happen that the powers that be want us sheeple disarmed????

    12. Actually, I wouldn’t down GOA for they are the only non-compromise group out there. They are the ones who actually get it that once you get out of prison you get your gun rights back not have to be denied with background checks.
      But i get the premise though. Yes the militia is us and making the National Guard the Militia was unconstitutional.
      Worst move we made because now people all look to the military to saving them, and hence why people are easlily swayed for mor gun control; even the right does.
      Trump now supports gun control and for the most part wants to get re-elected but if a better candidate comes along I wont vote for him again.

    13. Im with you Sue. There are monsters out there and i dont want them to enter my home or property with out my consent. or while im not there or even better there. My home. My property. My right to defend.

      1. Yes when they have the guns they certainly won’t relinquish theirs!
        That what this is all about. To manipulate young school children into their screaming gun hate is just the new set version of ” SAVE THE CHILDREN!” Battle cry. It’s diabolical!
        If they get the guns they won’t spare the children! They’ll be going for everyone.
        Don’t let brain washed immature children manipulate you!
        They don’t know what’s good for them. Your the adult you should know better.
        They NEED the protection of sensible adults who can see through this scam for what it is.
        It the adults duty to protect them from themselves.
        Don’t give up your right to the 2nd amendment.

    14. Heres something to ponder, especially folks like the guy at the top saying they are doing us a favor….
      In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
      China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
      Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:
      You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
      Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
      Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
      The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
      With guns, we are “citizens”. Without them, we are “subjects”.
      During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
      If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
      SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
      SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
      SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
      IT’S A NO BRAINER!
      DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
      Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
      It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
      You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.

      You go ahead and give yours up if you want,,,?

    15. The absolute worst proponents of the 2nd amendment are the pretend pro-2nd community.
      The reason? Most are clueless as to what the law is, and what the purpose of the 2nd amendment is.
      Article 1, Section 8, Cls 15&16, and State statutes explain something that NRA, GOA, and various other organizations absolutely refuse to abide or take the time to study.
      The 2nd amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
      George Mason, co-author of the 2nd, asked rhetorically, “I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people.”
      There are 27 words there and the pretend pro-2nd community only knows the last 14. Why?
      Incredibly ignorant of the facts, the law, and history regarding Militia, and its actual function. But if you explain it to those who even want to listen you’ll find that once they know they have to actually go out and train 4 times a year, they want nothing to do with it. Might interfere with their ball game, or other inane nonsense.

      1. Regarding the above George Mason misquote, here is Mason’s actual statement from the 1788 Virginia Ratifying Convention:
        “I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people except a few public officers.” [The Origin of the Second Amendment, p.430]
        Mason did not treat the term militia as a reference to a government formed entity – a “what is” described by “it is”. Instead, Mason understood the militia and people to be one and the same. The Founders routinely equated the militia and the people.
        There cannot be an effective militia of the people to secure a free state (one under the control of the people) unless the people are secured against government disarming. The only way to assure that end is to protect individual rights. The Second Amendment was universally understood as protecting “private rights”, and that is why James Madison described his Bill of Rights proposals in those very terms. [ The Origin of the Second Amendment, p.645]

    16. Actually they might be doing gun owners a favor albeit unwittingly.
      1. Because an AR-15 is a terrible weapon for self-defense due to jamming if the citizens should ever have to go to real combat. This government hates its own soldiers and that’s why it sends them to battle with these self jamming weapons.

      2. The more these Communists try to take guns away from law abiding citizens, the more people wake up and recognize just how cunning and dangerous America’s enemies really are.

      1. @Jay …As I have said before you have just told us that what you know about an AR-15 you could put in a thimble and it would rattle like a BB in a Box Car !

      2. Ya know, Jay, whenever I hear stuff like that I have to wonder if the person spewing it has ever used one or served. The original jamming problems were solved, probably before you were born. Clean and oil your weapon, don’t use cheaper powder to make the bean counters happy, and they run just fine. This isn’t news, we’ve all known this for 40 years.

      3. The M16 in Vietnam 55-60 years ago had ammunition and maintenance issues. Today the M4/AR rifles and carbines are 100% reliable. A more effective cartridge at longer range is the primary issue. Despite claims by hillary, schumer and other, the 5.56/.223 is LESS LETHAL… 45-90% of the wounded survive which cannot be said about a standard deer rifle such as a 120 year old 30/30 Winchester or Marlin.

        Your point #2 is correct. The same Russian bots and operatives that “meddled” in the election are now busy feeding NBC and CNN phony gun control stories on both sides. That’s where some of the trolls on Ammoland are funded.

    17. The real issue is not about guns, it is all about control of humanity. Without the means to protect your family, property, and your life, you are defenseless against the New World Order. Jesuit Pope Francis says the U.N. needs to teach Americans to submit to a globalist government of the U.N. Since U.N. peacekeepers have committed tens of thousands of cases of rape against citizens countries where they were supposed to protect the citizenry, why should anyone with a bit of common sense believe things would be any better with citizens disarmed by the U.N. or the New World Order.

      Rev. Robert H. Reid

    18. #1 is a poor assumption (famous last words?). As far as #3 goes, Trump’s election is in the past. I am concerned about his chances in 2020. Republicans are already caving. Nice try at whistling past the graveyard, Mark. Wake up.

    19. There has never been a government that banned it’s own ARMED FORCES from “Keeping and Bearing” ARMS.

      Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a “RIGHT” for it’s ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS.
      Oppressive Governments are ALWAYS banning the People’S RIGHTS to arms.
      The claim that the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a “right” to keep and carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D.
      The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the GOD GIVEN RIGHT of INDIVIDUALS to keep & bear ARMS.
      The only reason for the BILL(list) of RIGHTS was to codify INDIVIDUALS’ GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
      Has there ever been a government that was not chock full of it’s “rights” up to and including declaring itself to be the Lord God Almighty?! (Rome, Egypt, Israel,etc)
      Does the 1st Amendment mean the GOVERNMENT is allowed to give speeches? Try shutting up any Politician. But THEY would LOVE to shut YOU up, hence the FIRST Amendment.
      Anyone who tells you the 2nd Amendment applies to the Army or State Militia, is telling you they think you are STUPID.
      There has NEVER been a government that felt it had to codify it’s army’s/soldier’s “RIGHT” to “Keep and BEAR ARMS” because there has NEVER been a government that refused to allow It’s own soldiers to KEEP and BEAR ARMS!
      The Second Amendment was given to the People, like all the other rights in the Bill or Rights. This was confirmed by the SCOTUS in the DC vs Heller decision, where they stated that the “People” in the Second Amendment were the same “People” that are mentioned in the First and Fourth Amendment.
      The 2nd Amendment clearly guarantees the “right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms”, and certainly not “the Militia”.
      Why would “the Militia”, a type of army manned by citizen-soldiers as opposed to full-time “regulars”, need a constitutional amendment to guarantee they have the right “to keep and bear arms”?
      Is there any specific statement anywhere in the Constitution that the army Congress is empowered to raise has the “right to keep and bear arms”?

      Of course not. …………. That is assumed.
      “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” — Thomas Jefferson

      It is implicit in the nature of all kinds of armies —- be they militia or regulars, volunteer, conscripted, or mercenary — to be armed.
      They are all “armed forces”.
      They all “bear arms”.
      They all carry guns.
      That is what they do.
      It certainly no more requires an amendment to the Constitution to state that “the Militia” has the RKBA , than a specific statement that the army Congress is empowered to raise may be manned by armed troops.

      “The [U.S.] Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals … it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government … it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.” Ayn Rand

    20. Remember Jim Marrs?
      On November 25, 2011 he posted the below at http://www.jimmarrs.com/news_events/news/the-gun-is-civilization/
      I agree with his post!
      “The Gun Is Civilization”

      By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

      Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

      In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

      When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

      The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

      There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat – it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

      People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

      Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

      People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

      The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

      When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… And that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

      By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)

    21. Thank you for that great word. We are in this together. Evil is all around and we need to stand….giving up our firearms would be suicide (genocide)

    22. Its time to throw it back into their faces, go for their throat. There is only one amedment they attack, but what about the others?
      Its time to put them on the defensive and call for speech control, minority control and women control. Stop debating these people and tell them if they want to ban the second then lets also ban the 1st, 14th and 19th. That is what I do now. If women want to vote they should have pay hundreds of dollars for liscenses and permits. If a minority wants to exercise their right then they too have to pass classes and pay the government a tax to do so.

      Enough of this crap. Affix bayonets and charge. And get rid of the income tax. Its an assault tax. And the 27th amendment. Those are fully automatic dollars going right into congress’ pocket.

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