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Since the lunatic, in Connecticut, killed his mom, then went to the school, where she worked, and murdered 20 children and 4 more adults, I’ve been thinking a lot about all this Gun Control talk. There’s one issue I keep coming back too, and that is the REAL reason that people should own and use a gun.

I know what you’re thinking…there’s many good reasons to own a gun, and you’re right. But I believe there are 2 reasons that our Founding Fathers fought so hard for this Right, and they both deal with protecting our Liberty’s!

The 1st Reason is for us to KILL BAD GUYS that want to do harm to us and/or our family and friends.

The 2nd Reason is for us to KILL Tyrants and Dictators that want to take away our GOD Given Rights and Liberties.

Don’t get me wrong, I like to hunt, and target shoot as much as anybody. But guns are made to kill. They are ‘Killing Machines.’ And Bad Guys, that purposely want to do premeditated harm, whether it be Murder, Rape, or Maim to innocent folks need to be put down, like a rabid varmint!

NO, I’m not kidding. Not even a little bit. What I am is Sick and Tired of these ‘Druggies’ breaking into our homes, raping and murdering whole families, just to steal a couple of hundred bucks to buy their next Fix.

As for Reason #2, the guys working on the Constitution didn’t have to go back in time to remember what it was like to have a Tyrant ruling over them. And they made it very clear that if our govt. started wandering to far away from our Founding Documents, that it was our duty to remove that govt. and replace it with a new one…with whatever means necessary.

So all this talk about new Gun Control Laws, Confiscating our Lawfully owned guns, and all the other Liberal Idiocy that’s floating around can never happen if we all understand our 2nd Amendment Right, and we fight any rebuke and/or attempts to change or get rid of it. It’s up to us. It’s on our shoulders, and we MUST do our part!

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Now that the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ issue has been kicked down the road a couple of months, you can bet Obama and his Liberal Cronies are gonna start pushing the ‘Gun Control’ propaganda to the limit.
He is gonna try to use the ‘Bully Pulpit’ to push this debate in the Progressive direction. The problem I’ve had, for years, with this ‘Gun Control’ debate is that most of the people doing the talking have a fundamental lack of understanding when it comes to the United States Constitution. Liberals are almost always wrong because of this. The Second Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with hunting and/or target practice (an error the liberals constantly make). It has nothing to do with Home or Personal Defense from criminals (an error conservatives tend to make). It is supposed to be an ever-present threat to a Tyranical Government, so that the Government remains within its Constitutional Limits.

You see, the Constitution of the United States does not “Grant” anyone the right to own a firearm. In fact, it was not written in order to grant rights of any kind to citizens. It was written in order to limit the powers of government. The fundamental belief of the Constitution is that all rights belong to the people. Zero rights or powers naturally belong to the government, and the government has NO authority to grant them.

So, if we start this ‘Gun Control’ debate, with everybody on the same, Constitutional page…then it’s over before it even gets started.

REMEMBER, The right to bear arms is as important in holding the government accountable as is the right to Free Speech and a Free Press. The Founding Fathers clearly believed this, and placed it second only to those things.

Armed citizens who have the capability of taking their GUNS and forming Local Armies (Militias) to force the government to stop its Constitutional violations. This is exactly what they did to the British government when it refused to listen.

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There’s a lot of people that are asking the question, “If Texas seceded from the Union could they make it on there own?” The answer to that question is ABSOLUTELY YES, and here’s why:

–Resources: Texas currently sits on one-quarter of the nation’s oil reserves and one-third of the nation’s natural gas reserves. Even more, fully 95 percent of the country receives its oil and gas courtesy of pipelines that originate within Texas. This is what one might call leverage.

–The Texas Economy: This is well documented but worth repeating. In the last decade, even with the Great Recession, Texas has expanded by one million jobs. One million. That’s more than every other state … combined. Because of its friendly business climate, Texas is home to more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else. If Texas were its own country, it would have the tenth-highest GDP in the world. Canada would be number eleven. Or think about it this way: For every dollar Texas taxpayers send to Washington, they currently get only about 80 cents back. Theoretically, they could transfer those funds to the state’s coffers and still give every Texan a 20 percent tax cut.

–Utilities: Texas is the only state with its own power grid. Developed over the course of the last 100 years, the Texas grid covers the majority of the state and is fully state controlled. Translation: Texans could rest assured that the federal government doesn’t have the power — literally — to turn off their lights.

–Defense: While no match for Uncle Sam’s firepower, Texas does have a significant defense presence, namely in the Texas State Guard (which answers only to the governor), the Texas National Guard, the Air Guard and the legendary Texas Rangers. Texas is also home to two of the nation’s largest military bases — Fort Hood and Fort Bliss — and being able to control those two installations is nothing to sniff at. But let’s not forget the firepower of the citizenry itself. There’s a reason burglars don’t waste their time in Texas.

There’s one more thing I want to ‘Put to Bed,’ and that is that Texas signed away its right to secede when it re-entered the Union, after the Civil War. As we all know, the Southern states, before they were allowed back into the Union, had to write language into their State Constitutions surrendering the right of secession. The problem with that is, the Founding Fathers wrote this Right for Individual states to secede into our Constitution. So that means states could just write anti-secessionist language back out of their constitutions if they wanted to!

So, there you go. That should make it clear that Texas CAN Secede, and they would THRIVE if/when they do.

Gun Toters of the USA

Posted: August 20, 2009 in Gun Rights, The Constitution

I’ve been amused by the recent media reaction to citizens openly carrying firearms in states that still respect our constitutional right to do so. The vast majority of media folks are flaming liberals, so it’s really no surprise. Still, it’s odd that anyone in America would recoil from the mere presence of guns. I am probably in the minority when it comes to my view of the Second Amendment because I see it much more broadly than the Supreme Court recently indicated in District of Columbia v. Heller, a decision handed down last summer. In that landmark case, the Court said:

“Held:
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a
firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for
traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
Pp. 2–53.
(a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but
does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative
clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it
connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22.”

That essentially settles the basic argument for now. There are, however, many other ancillary arguments that remain unsettled. The left in America continually seeks to limit gun rights whatever the Supreme Court rules. As with the rest of our Constitution, we need to return to original intent to insure the freedoms inherent in our republic.

I am an unrepentant believer in the open carry of firearms. Any citizen who has not been convicted of a violent felony and is mentally stable should have the right to openly carry a weapon without permission from local law enforcement. The Second Amendment does not mandate prior permission from the government. Varying state laws in some cases severely restrict that right. Other states have laws in place that effectively negate open carry without expressly doing so. We as American citizens have the right of self defense, and we should be able to exercise that right openly and without fear of harassment from police. The only reasonable restriction on open carry is banning them in establishments that serve alcohol or in government buildings, for obvious reasons. Many believe that schools and churches should also be included, but far too often we’ve seen citizens attacked in those places without recourse. Homicidal maniacs pick these places to launch their attacks because they know that no one will be armed. How many fewer people would have died if someone present had been armed and ready to end such an attack? An armed society would see far less crime, especially armed robberies and sexual assaults. Despite liberal beliefs to the contrary, guns do not cause crime and in fact in many cases would prevent it.

I don’t really like the concept of concealed carry permits. Concealed carry is nothing less than concealed registration. It is merely another way for the government to compile lists of gun owners, another idea that clearly violates our Constitution. This is a sneaky legal maneuver that makes open carry impractical. The Second Amendment does not contain the phrase “with licensing and registration”. Why should any citizen need the permission of the local sheriff to exercise a right guaranteed under the federal constitution? It strikes me as patently absurd and thoroughly unconstitutional. Concealed carry permits are registration in disguise and clearly not within the original intent of the Second Amendment.

Prior to the DC v. Heller ruling, the continual march towards restricting individual gun rights had been steadily progressing. Each year we see further efforts to eviscerate Second Amendment rights by imposing more and more restrictions. The groups and individuals that support these measures are simply not comfortable with a basic American right. Many of them do believe that guns cause crimes, which is like saying flies cause garbage or that spoons make you fat. A gun is merely a tool. It is the intent of the user that matters. I have owned firearms for my entire adult life. I have never had to brandish one, much less use it, and I hope I never do. Should the day come, however, when my life or the safety of my family is in jeopardy, I certainly will want a gun for defense. Placing Draconian restrictions on gun ownership only makes the outlaw more powerful. Law abiding citizens are guaranteed the right of self defense, and that certainly cannot be accomplished with a stick. Whatever controls are enacted, the criminals will not adhere to them. Those who follow them are placed at risk.

It was strange to hear the recent reaction from the media to recent occurrences where citizens legally carried firearms to public protests. One would have thought these individuals were firing rounds into the air or perhaps were armed with nuclear missiles. The liberals doing the reporting displayed their unfamiliarity with firearms especially when attempting to describe the weapons themselves. Apparently they have not been around guns and are extremely uncomfortable in their presence. To their way of thinking, an armed citizen simply must be up to no good and is dangerous. They see an implied threat in the exercising of a guaranteed right. The unfortunate part is that their reactions sensationalize the story and substantiate a wholly unnecessary attitude. It’s really quite silly and a bit cowardly to my eyes.

Individual gun ownership has been an essential freedom in America since its inception. Our Founders saw it as important enough to be clearly included in the Bill of Rights. Those who are opposed are craven and would subject the citizenry to attack without defense. In closing, I’ll turn it over to three great Americans:

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Thomas Jefferson

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference . . .” – George Washington

“The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world… The first step – in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come – is to teach men to shoot!” – President Theodore Roosevelt’s last message to Congress.