The Right of the People – Why Elites Hate the Second Amendment

The Government Cannot Protect You! You Must Protect Yourself!
The Right of the People – Why Elites Hate the Second Amendment

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Money lets you buy what you want. Now that many of our Deep Blue cities have defunded the police and crime has exploded, people with money are buying off-duty police officers to stop crime in their neighborhoods. Though recently covered in the news, the use of private security is an expansion of a long-term trend. What should make news are the billionaires trying to disarm the rest of us.

Rich people live in gated communities and walled compounds. They have their own security force. Some wealthy families have their own private security detail that lives with the owners inside their walled compound. It may have fancy flower beds on the outside, but it remains a castle in disguise.

Watch the progression as the elites worked to disarm us and protect themselves.

  • First, the elites buy armed security officers for trips or special events in public.
  • They buy armed security details for their homes, offices, and for their vacation homes.
  • They pay for legislation that let them travel with their own armed officers.
  • They make “campaign donations” so legislators disarm the common man who the elites see as a threat. We need to show “proper cause” to be issued a carry permit. The elites buy retired law enforcement officers for their security detail. Perhaps a banker can get a permit because he handles money. Perhaps a jeweler can get a permit because he has valuables in his store. In contrast, we are denied a permit because we want to defend our children. Our treasure is deemed less important than theirs.. unless we first make a significant campaign donation.
  • The elites pressed for legislation outlawing inexpensive firearms. That started after the civil war to prevent recently freed black men and women from having firearms to resist armed gangs like the Klu Klux Klan and the Night Riders. Even then, honest citizens were disarmed yet political gangs had no trouble getting guns. That is true today as well.

Today, the gun-prohibitions have become more subtle. Today the elites impose time-consuming training requirements and expensive licensing requirements before the common man can own a gun. Some legislative proposals demand that we are re-licensed every six months, far more often than most police officers.

Today, we’ve seen the elites buy academic and media organizations to promote civilian disarmament. The familiar adage that if it bleeds, it leads is neither true nor adequate to describe today’s reporting on armed defense. The hired media emphasizes the thousands of times we see a criminal use a gun. The same news media ignores the millions of times that honest citizens use a firearm for legal self-defensive. The media bias is glaring once you know the truth.

Today, the elites pay for multimillion-dollar political and legal campaigns to pass laws that disarm the common man.

Of course, everyone has the right to armed defense. Just buy your own police force as I did for my family. See how simple?

Thanks, and I’ll be sure to follow you for more personal safety tips, but that doesn’t work for us and ours.

We don’t have our own motorcade and security detail. We have to go out at in public at all times of the day and night. We and our families are far more likely than the elites to encounter a criminal. The victims of crime are disproportionally poor and minorities who are live, work, and travel in high-crime areas. Unfortunately, the gun-control laws are written to serve the elites, rather than to serve us.

The elites are wrong. The rich are never safe when criminals flourish by victimizing the poor. Time and again, it is the ordinary citizen who is the first responder to stop violent crime. We use a firearm to make us equal to the task of defending our family. The elites want the use of arms reserved to themselves. Rather than being a problem for society, the armed citizen is the defense that protects our communities. We know that because we live there. We see what happens outside the walled compounds.

The common armed citizen is the moral elites of our society. We are more law abiding than the police. We protect our family and our neighborhoods. Now, we have to carefully watch what our politicians are doing as legislators too often try to disarm us.

It is the right of the people to go armed, not the right of the elites.


About Rob Morse

The original article, with sources, is posted here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, at Second Call Defense, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.Rob Morse

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Cruiser

Elites are not important, we make them important. If we ignore them they fail to be important. They are no better than you or I.
“Stop making stupid people famous.”

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JSNMGC

Rob Morse, Before people grab their torches, pitchforks, and ropes and start hanging “elites,” maybe you could provide your definition. Is an “elite” someone who is wealthier than you? Someone who is wealthier than you and uses their influence to get a carry permit that other people can’t get? Someone who: Is wealthier than you; Uses their influence to get a carry permit; and Lives in a gated community or in a controlled-access penthouse? Someone who: Is wealthier than you; Uses their influence to get a carry permit; Lives in a gated community or in a controlled-access penthouse; and Has… Read more »

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Tank

100% true.

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
Plato

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American Cynic

After treading water on the 2nd Amendment for years, the solution seems to be taking us backwards. As the police becomes an obscure concept fading into a distant memory, crime increases, and the cost of guns and ammo become cost prohibitive, are we destined to return to the days of militias? Everywhere in the world where we’ve seen nations with opposing peoples, and militias, we’ve also seen endless violent battles, and the reduction of cities into rubble. What in the world makes us think that we are immune to destroying ourselves. “Live Free or Die” is the official motto of… Read more »

Russn8r

The US going back to militias would be going forward. Those days were vastly safer & freer, before the big pro police dept model crowded out militias & armed civilians, before “gun free” zones.

See Prof Roger McGrath’s Gunfighters, Highwaymen & Vigilantes.

Russn8r

Downvoters hate civilians.

JSNMGC

“As the police becomes an obscure concept fading into a distant memory”

What?

Open carry on a Chicago L train and you will find all the cops you ever wanted to see. They will be pointing guns at you and screaming obscenities and contradictory “commands.” Your best possible outcome will be that they arrest you and ruin your life with a felony charge. They will go out for beers that night and laugh about you.

Russn8r

Or in your hotel room in Mesa Arizona with an airgun.

JSNMGC

Yeah, he didn’t get the best possible outcome.

Russn8r

If it weren’t Bizarro America there’d be a movie about 2 daughters who grew up & hunted down their father’s killer-accomplices-protectors and it’d seem oddly similar to real life.

JSNMGC

Sometimes there are unintended consequences of flexing authority.

Never forget the great cover-up by two Ammoland posters.

john

The socialist democrats have there hands on the switch which they have flipped on a time or two since the pandemic. The group Antifa is the barking dog young socialist democrats that will do the bidding as they have yet to face a consequence for their actions. The democrats turn them lose when needed the media covers the melay which is condoned by this administration. This administration has condoned a illegal action by protester to visit the supreme court justices homes. Biden himself called for peaceful protest so did Trump on Jan 6 th but that truth does not matter… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

“You cannot buy the revolution.
You cannot make the revolution.
You can only be the revolution.
It is in your spirit or it is nowhere.”

john

The elite are the democrats $40 Billion spent in the Ukraine to date while democrats lie steal cheat and bankrupt the American taxpayer. This gives me a whole new meaning to the first and 2nd amendment. Rob

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Russn8r

Democrats? Vast majority of “conservatives” voted for it too.

House “Rs” Who Voted to Send $40B Taxpayer Dollars to Ukraine
https://independentside.com/these-are-the-house-republicans-who-voted-to-send-40-billion-taxpayer-dollars-to-ukraine/

~”154 ‘Republicans’ voted for this! The payout must be astronomical.”

Russn8r

Downvoters love Ukraine, hate the USA.

john

Thank you 154 republicans that is why they continue not to represent their party with a winning candidate for the presidential elections since Obama. Trump was not their choice they had no choice. Romney is and was democratic imposter a stand in for the effect. The Ukraine is the continued destruction of our country at the hands of the one party government installed in 2020. This administration continues to blame all of our country’s problems on Russia and GOP. The fact is China is calling the shots in Washington today. We all know the real problem here is that a… Read more »

Russn8r

True. Hope you’re wrong about the midterms, at least mostly.

john

You are correct

Mac

Not only do the Uber rich have their own private security and politicians have security paid by us, they also have the power to allow themselves personal firearms for recreation, hunting and additional security.
What these so called “elites” are afraid of is another revolution also the French Revolution that cost most of the French elites their heads.

TNJEWBOY

Coming to a state near you

JSNMGC

Your comment sounds a bit like something Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Maduro, Castro, and many others would write. What is “Uber rich” and what is wrong with it? What is wrong with someone having their own private security? Based on people here indicating “elites” (whatever that means) should be hanged or have their heads removed, it sounds like their decision to hire private security is a sensible part of their risk mitigation plan. What is wrong with having personal firearms for recreation, hunting, and additional security? If you meant to indicate all those things are wrong for people who… Read more »

swmft

the thing I dont like is us paying for security , they do something stupid they need to pay their own bills, the situation with scotus on the other hand I bet I could get a thousand volunteers to defend the six conservatives

JSNMGC

It appeared as though he was referring to both politicians and private sector people:

“Not only do the Uber rich have their own private security and politicians have security paid by us”

I was referring to those in the private sector. Why should it be anyone’s business what they do with their money (hire security, buy land to hunt on, buy firearms, etc.)?

Russn8r

There’s only two conservatives: Thomas & Alito. The rest voted for The Big Steal.

2gats

I Think you miss the point on “elites” I have a very good friend who is a wealthy gun guy as much as any serious gun person but he approaches his gun ownership and rights as an elitist counting on his friends, connections and contributions to allow him the freedoms he expects and to intercede on his behalf if he “crosses any lines” and finds himself being “infringed” He is NOT a 2A activist because he expects his money and connections to secure his rights above and beyond us common plebes. Contrast that to “Americans” and citizens who believes in… Read more »

JSNMGC

Who are the “elitists?” That is, how do you define them?

Rob

No simple question, that. You can’t just put all “elitists” in the same box because they don’t share the same views. But some of you will anyway because its easier to make one group rather than look at the problem with a clear mind. Knee-jerking is so easy to do…..

JSNMGC

That’s why I asked him how he defined “elitists.”

Please don’t include me in the group of people who judge people by their economic situation – I don’t.

Class warfare is the main tool used by totalitarians to gain power.

2gats

To JSNMGC and ROB…….good question(s) and I wonder why you would be down voted for asking. And you’re right Rob, no simple answer.

But don’t we all know people who contribute to politicians or the sheriff with an expectation that the contribution buys something? They call in the favor if they have a problem to work around the system through their connections rather than suffer the process of mere citizens? That is one elite avenue among many. I am sure this crowd can think of more ways elites play by other rules.

2gats

CCW permit issuance for example

JSNMGC

Gotcha.

That is one of the problems with having carry permits (and especially allowing law enforcement to be in charge of granting them).

Were you being hyperbolic about hanging people?

Do you really want your very good friend hanged?

Do you want Donald Trump hanged?

Some people define “elites” as wealthy people. That’s a dangerous path to go down because fomenting class warfare is the main tool used by totalitarians to gain power.

The “Mao’s Red Guard” and “Starship Troopers” vibe has been growing on this site (not saying you are part of that).

https://www.history.com/topics/china/cultural-revolution

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Vinnie

Easy example – George CLooney and his wife, who are staunchly anti-gun. They moved back to the US from the UK because of the refugees and the related rise in crime. Here, they bought a walled compound and hired round the clock security to be “safe”. But they still are anti-gun. That’s the kind of people being referred to.

JSNMGC

It’s unfortunate they didn’t stay in the U.K. It sounded like 2gats’ definition was broader. What about someone who: Was born into a wealthy family; Got an MBA at Wharton; Become extremely wealthy; Has private security; Lives in a luxury penthouse in NYC with controlled access; Wrote a book and indicated he wanted more gun control; Wears a suit and tie most of the time; Avoided the draft during the Vietnam conflict; Never has to go through TSA because he owns his own jet; and Used political connections to get a carry permit in NYC. Is that person an “elitist”… Read more »

Wild Bill

Only someone that does not know the definition of elite would pose that question.

JSNMGC

Wild Bill,

See the post right above yours – is that person an “elite?”

Should he be hanged?

Wild Bill

The post above mine has your name on it. So … well … I suppose so, but I am not coming over to help you. You have to do it yourself.

JSNMGC

Sometimes it’s difficult to discern when you are being pedantic and when you are being dense. You know the definition of an “elite,” – so, is this person an “elite:” Was born into a wealthy family; Got an MBA at Wharton; Become extremely wealthy; Has private security; Lives in a luxury penthouse in NYC with controlled access; Wrote a book and indicated he wanted more gun control; Wears a suit and tie most of the time; Avoided the draft during the Vietnam conflict; Never has to go through TSA because he owns his own jet; and Used political connections to… Read more »

Wild Bill

Those are not the only choices. The answer that one decides upon depends, in large part, on their own character.

JSNMGC

Wild Bill, you are the one who entered the conversation and implied you understood the meaning of an elite. “Character?” Let me add more in elements: Prior elements listed: Was born into a wealthy family; Got an MBA at Wharton; Become extremely wealthy; Has private security; Lives in a luxury penthouse in NYC with controlled access; Wrote a book and indicated he wanted more gun control; Wears a suit and tie most of the time; Avoided the draft during the Vietnam conflict; Never has to go through TSA because he owns his own jet; and Used political connections to get a carry… Read more »

Russn8r

Idiotic snark attack, even for a federale.

Mac

You hit the issue square on the head!

Russn8r

Reminds me of Steven Spielberg. Anti-gun, big machine collector.

TNJEWBOY

Very true. The late Aaron Zellman outed him in “The Mitzvah.”

Say, if we hand in our guns to the government either piecemeal or all at once what will protect us from the government?

Russn8r

Thanks. I read the Mitzvah. Don’t remember that but it’s been many years. I heard about Spielberg’s machine gun collection from the celebrity director who is heavily responsible for the coup d’etat that put LaPierre & Co in position to loot and destroy the NRA.

Montana454Casull

Gun grabber seek power over the masses its that simple . Adolph Hitler was a gun grabber that used the line of BS that it will make the children safer and we know how that worked out .

john

Georgia just passed constitutional carry if I am correct that makes 24 states the movement has shifted and more Americans now own handguns. Some are concealed carry others just owners that have passed the background check. The elite mean nothing in my life those that have joined the George Soros gang of hatters running amok on the streets as the minions of socialist doom and gloom here is a message. Stay out of my home my yard do not enter into my personal space or confront my wife or family. You will not like the outcome of that encounter this… Read more »

musicman44mag

What is sad is that our president liar and thief is promoting the Marxists actions by not taking action against the terrorists that are invading, harassing and terrorizing our supreme court justices. I guess uncle joe kamalatoe obiden is an insurrectionist at heart.

swmft

its only an insurrection if it is against them

john

What is sad is that our country has been divided by a small % of those that are nothing more than extreme radicals supported by democrats for votes The continue looking for free from hard working Americans. Today the “Ukraine $40 billion” the American taxpayer is on the hook for and we are not at war with Russia. Biden and his party need to be charged with treason and removed from the grounds of the White House in handcuffs. Nancy Pelosi and the other democrats that visited Zelensky need to be impeached today The republicans are spineless and should be… Read more »

musicman44mag

I FEEL exactly what you are saying and I used to be confused as to why this is happening but now that I understand there are thieves and traitors on both sides so it all makes sense why nothing is really being done. The chump from Arizona John McCain made me start questioning republican motives and actions with DACA and it wasn’t until him that I started to learn about what is truly going on and then the word RINO came later and I understood what it meant. In my dictionary his name would be under examples of. I had… Read more »