A LITTLE PRIMER ON PRIVATE GUN OWNERSHIP
Democrat Party leaders and other leftists among the elites in Hollywood and in the media are not at all embarrassed that, while they make sure they are protected by guns they conceal and carry or by armed bodyguards, they are at the same time obsessed with disarming the rest of us. In other words, they want themselves, their families, their property and their peace secured, but they place no value on ours. This at best, indicates a severe mental and moral disconnect, and at worst, sheer, deliberate wickedness.
America’s founding fathers believed that rogue government was the greatest enemy to individual freedom that we would ever have. It was this fear of government that guided much of their framing of the U. S. Constitution and our Bill of Rights. It was this concern that prompted Thomas Jefferson to write, “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution “ He also said, “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
The founders saw overstepping government as the greatest potential enemy to individual liberty that the American people would ever have. They codified these convictions and the right of Americans to be able to protect themselves and their country against a rogue government in the Second Amendment which states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The following is a sampling of hundreds of quotations by the Founders that clearly indicate their position on private gun ownership:
“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
"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."
—George Mason (referencing advice given to the
“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who
are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
So, what do you think? Do you think the original intent of the Founders was to insure the right of Americans to go fox hunting or to insure the right of Americans to be free?
Isn’t it odd that leftists in government and other places of power and influence would focus so much of their energy in an effort to disarm the American people? Not really. This is what would-be tyrants have consistently done throughout history. It’s what Lenin and Stalin with the Bolsheviks did in Russia; What, Mao and his communist did in China, what Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge did in Cambodia and what Castro did in Cuba. Here’s a partial sampling from modern history of what happens after governments have disarmed their citizens:
1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million
1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million
1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million
1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million
1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered
1 million Educated people.
1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000
1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000
Again, there are leftist and liberal “gun grabbers” who are such because they are communist ideologues devoted to the overthrow of our Constitutional Republic, while others are simply (to use Lenin’s term for them) “useful idiots” — selectively dumb dupes. But, whether the attitude and ambition they have regarding private gun ownership is benignly based on ignorance and gullibility or is as viciously malignant as it can be, it still poses a clear and present danger to the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness that is our birthright.