Category: 2ND AMENDMENT
Stay focused stay alert, if you’re not registered to vote, get off your backside, and get registered. FOUR MUST VIEW VIDEOS:
“The Second Amendment is on the Ballot”
Published on Jul 25, 2016
The NRA officially endorsed Donald Trump for president at the 2016 Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. The truth is that the future of the Second Amendment is at stake, with whoever wins the presidency likely to appoint several Supreme Court justices. Listen to what NRA members have to say about why they support Trump—and why Hillary Clinton is an unacceptable choice.
I found this from a link on Gunny G’s page. Perhaps I should add that Gunny retired from the USMC in 1972. (doing the math he must be 18 years my senior) The author of this post, dated Mar 23, 2007, is to be commended. So is Gunny for having maintained a live link to a post now nine years old.
Note – It took several links before I found the author’s current page, so I could at least thank him. Two attempts at a detailed thank you didn’t “take” because comments require a full name; I usually refer to myself as “X” but I needed to put “Charles Xavier” in before the comment would post.
why the gun is civilization.
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 gangbanger, and a single gay 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 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 weightlifter. 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.
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Today, I awoke to news of the incident at a Turkish airport.
Whether here at home or abroad, there is non stop violence either directly or indirectly due to
1) Societal decay
2) Forgetting the lessons of History; citizens giving up their right to defend themselves against Rogue government by way of gun control laws
3) Our own government refusing to uphold our Constitutional rights, and the continual attempts to nullify the second amendment.
This will never abate until we stand up and say NO MORE!
Among idiotic statements occurring is the notion that the “militia” is the only group that can be armed. It is the people, who make up said militia. The founders clarified this in the second amendment.
Hammerhead Combat Systems posted a video which speaks to this issue:
An older video (dated Feb 6, 2013) which I may have posted in the past, is just as appropriate in addressing the violence we experience on a daily basis:
This hits home – a vet, and law enforcement officer gives his testimony on the so-called “safe act” in 2013:
Today more than ever, I see the need for Donald Trump to be taking the oath of office for the Presidency this coming January.
One of my valued conservative bloggers, JCscuba (his We The People page) just posted an item about Bill Whittles “Afterburner”: Wow: Bill Whittle’s Afterburner Finale Did Miss It?
This being because (no reasons being given) PJ media is “shutting its doors after eight years”.
However, having watched that video, I found an earlier -Oct 2015- post entitled “Its The Steel” which is the subject of this post. The endless list of problems we face in the U.S; none of which materialized overnight, occurred over decades of slow, relentless incremental steps, all contributing to what is now the remnants of what was a strong, moral, free country.
Chief among these was a steady loss of morality, (a sense of right and wrong to the dumbed down) causing the degradation of the family. A growing divorce rate because of a failure to take Marriage vows seriously; vast numbers of deadbeat dads, weak willed men who fathered children, but were hardly real fathers, contributed to vast numbers of single mothers, raising a generation of children without the guiding influence of a moral father.
That, my friends, in my opinion, is why a generation of hellions without a proper moral compass, and misdirected hate, produced the series of shootings witnessed over the last three plus decades.
That and the liberal attitude toward guns is only one of the many fractures in our now weak-willed society. In this video “It’s The Steel”, Bill addresses the liberal gun issue, and the effeminate excuses for men which fueled the problem.
With PJ closing down, the availability of this and other videos is now in doubt. Please watch while it is still active.
Dose of Truth
GDs44 carried this post from Vermont Loon Watch:
Posted on January 29, 2016 by Ed G. Mann Ps.D
Use the link, and read the column. A video accompanied it from the NRA; shown below.
This issue will never go away; ever. Stay vigilant; get complacent, and what happened in the U.K. and Australia will happen here.
Found this courtesy of Hammerhead; it mirrors older posts I’ve made on anti-gunners, assaults on the 2nd amendment, and the millions murdered, when imposed gun control deprived them of being able to defend themselves against despotic government. Most interesting that the author is retired Law Enforcement.
Read original to see an historical list of victims. (name is the link) From dailyoddsandends:
Why Grandpa Carries a gun…
Why Grandpa carries a gun. The quintessential reason why Grandpa carries a gun. Please take time to read this and pay particular attention to “A Little Gun History” about half way down – staggering numbers! Why Carry a Gun?
My old Grandpa said to me, “Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a whoopin’.” I don’t carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.
I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry; I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don’t carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin’!
I didn’t wish to interject my own opinions in this column; it speaks for itself – Given that the Regime has prepared for us “not taking anymore”, that their FEMA camps are real, and (you know who) has purchased an incredible amount of ammo, depleting the supply, critical mass is very near. X
Courtesy of Socialism is not the Answer
U.S. will reach 400 Million Private Firearms by end of Obama Presidency