A DISARMED POPULATION IS A HERD OF SHEEP JUST WAITING FOR THE CRIMINAL OR AN ABUSIVE GOVERNMENT TO SHEER OR SLAUGHTER THEM!!!!!!
Superior article, Carol. Recently 54% of Americans polled believe in gun ownership in the US.
Just read an article where the UK is warning us not to give up our right to gun ownership. That was rather interesting I though.
Disarmament has ushered in tyranny every time it has been accomplished. Anyone who belives that Britain is a free country is off his meds, although it has not yet reached a point of being nearly as bad as most examples. We may also take note of the fact that the British scrounged nearly anything that would shoot from us during World War II to arm citizens in fear of a German invasion. We need not have such a concern here, at least for the time being, but the idea behind that is that our founders recognized the domestic threat of a standing army--and that for this purpose, federal law enforcement, especially the more militarized examples, fall into the same basket.
We need also consider that disarmament of the citizens almost universally results in an increase in crime. Criminals, by definition, are people who disregard the law and consequently do not turn in their weapons (which they were legally prohibited from possessing in the first place as they are right now). They use their already-illegal weapons in the process of committing crimes which, again, are already illegal. Remind me again how another law is supposed to stop criminals from breaking the law.
I have come to the conclusion that anti-gun laws serve one and only one purpose, which is to strip teh citizens of their rights and any desire to exercise their rights. First, following disarmament, they are unable to resist agents of government no matter how unreasonable their actions up to and including absolute tyranny. Second, with the predictable increase in crime, the criminals serve as bogeymen the government can use to scare the 'sheep' into giving up even more of their rights in the name of 'safety'. In the end, liberty becomes as much a distant historical memory as the Parthian Empire, which is exactly how the Washington Scoundrels want it.
David: Not so sure that we aren't suffering a couple invasions right now. First is the one from south of the border and else where where illegal "immigrants" that commit crimes but cannot be deported due to the country they would be deported to not accepting them so they are released back into a society that is not informed about them being out to prey on people again as well as the rise of Mexican drug gang activity in the US especially in CA and the southwest. The second is the influx of radical islamists that have been associated with attempted terror strikes and also have military style compounds in varies area of the US,
John, you are absolutely right. I was having a case of tunnel vision with nation-state invasion, although the victims are equally dead regardless of whether it is a national army or a more or less coherent (more in the case of the criminal gangs) collection of what legally pass for unaffiliated free agents.
When I hear Diane Frankenstein (D-CA) state in a comment years ago that she wants to disarm all citizens and SHE'S BACK with another "gun control" super bill everyone should watch out. She and her ilk are dangerous and stupid at the same time since she comes from that narrow uber left wing bastions of DC and SF where the "elite" know what is "good" for all of us. Same with Bloombutt in NYC and the Obama royal family in this and all their other ideological, ignorant, arrogant hair brained schemes from "wealth transfer", control of what you eat and drink, what you can drive, how much energy you can use, Keynesian economics, and the whole host of stupidity they've learned in their "higher education" propaganda classes. All you have to do is look at the messes they have left with their past "brain drizzles" and you can be sure this one will be a classic SNAFU of a magnitude beyond what we've seen so far from these idiots.