I've had it up to my neck the lying and condescending attitude of our so called leaders. They talk about more gun laws like that will solve anything. It never has and never will, that;s just how it is. They have no problem making it harder for Americans to defend themselves while they work in a fortress like Capitol building. I'll listen to them as soon as they get rid of all their security and jackbooted guards. It doesn't matter if its guns, Benghazi or the fiscal catastrophe that is looming. None of these Congressman are capable of telling the truth and showing some spine and leadership. To them it is all about power for themselves and the Federal government.
I think back over my 22 years of military service over half of it spent during the cold war. I remember all the hours of exercise and commitment shown as we looked east towards the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, the real totalitarians. The governments of these nations along with the communists in China were responsible for more human death and misery over the last 100 years that can be cataloged. But yet today in the United States we have a government drunk on power with large sweeping legislation that such as the Patriot Act and the NDAA which authorizes the indefinite detention of American civilians that only erode our civil rights but corrode the very fabric of freedom that made up the United States at our founding. The talk on the hill of further guns laws is nothing more than another attempt to erode additional rights as guaranteed under the 2nd amendment. It is no different than what laws that have already been passed at the Federal level such as the 1934 National Fire Arms Act, the 1968 Gun Control Act, the 1990 and 1995 Gun Free School Zone Act and the now sundowned 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. The last one was the last attempt at feel good legislation. This is were the left and the stateist came up with the term assault weapon. It was defined as a military style weapon that cosmetically looked like an assault rifle if it had two or more of the following features, pistol grip, flash hider, telescoping stock, bayonet lug or a grenade launcher.
I expect that Biden and his joke of committee will come up with proposals that just like this a law that makes people feel good do nothing but will give the Federal government more control to ban things it doesn't like. It will do nothing for security but take these stateists one more step to rule over all of us with a jack boot. Don't think it can happen here, talk to anyone who grew up and got out of any of the old communist regimes, Poland, Cuba, East Germany and others see what they say.
I work with a man who left Poland and who just became an American citizen last July. He sees it every day the creep towards more control of a totalitarian government, the same thing he manged to get away from. People need to wake up, the founding father s wrote down our God given rights in the Bill of Rights to ensure that we citizens could remain free with liberty, Do you really want to depend on the benevolence of an out of control Washington D.C if the 2nd amendment or the Bill of rights was gone? A government that cannot even pass a budget or do anything well. No I didn't think so. Get active and call out your local politicians to actually do something right and provide some leadership. In closing I will leave a series of quotes from our founding fathers and other Patriots and leaders. Thank God these men were there in times of tribulation.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin
"As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion to your walks."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like cutting my tongue out because I might yell `Fire!' in a crowded theater."
-- Peter Venetoklis
"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."
-- John F. Kennedy
“What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that his people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
-- Thomas Jefferson
"To disarm the people...was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
-- George Mason
”Let us hope our weapons are never needed -- but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
-- Edward Abbey
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good."
-- George Washington
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1764
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn’t."
-- Ben Franklin
"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
-– George Washington
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."
-- Patrick Henry
"The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…"
-– James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789).
"(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
-- James Madison
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government…"
-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28) .
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
-- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-B.
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them."
-- George Mason
"The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States."
-- Noah Webster, “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (1787) in Pamplets on the Constitution of the United States (P.Ford, 1888)
"[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or the state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
-- Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.