Charlie Jay | Tyrantwatch
After every mass shooting many 2nd Amendment critics argue that America needs more rules and regulations on the sale and ownership of firearms. The Obama Administration has stated numerous times the need for more gun control in America. These statements should be quite troublesome to the people, and here’s why.
In the 20th Century the leading cause of death was gun control. Shocked? Don’t be. Anyone who knows anything about history should be fully aware of the truth behind this statement. Here, lets refresh our memory. Have a look at this chart:
Keep in mind this chart is 14 years old. Since the creation of this chart millions more have fallen victim to death by government, following enactment of gun control legislation. Any time a government seeks to disarm it’s people there is foul play at hand.
For those that would say there is no disarmament plan in the U.S., there is clearly a misunderstanding of how the process works. In most cases, it is not done overnight. The gradual decrease in firearms liberties takes place over a long period of time in the form of such things as registration, permits, tax increases, regulations, removal of the private owners right to sell freely, and a host of other laws.
Now we are looking at new legislation that will require mental health checkups to aquire a weapon. Your doctor will be required by law to ask if you own weapons and will conduct a mental health check on you and report it to local and federal law enforcement agencies for review. A person who suffers from a disorder such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, which is being used to classify people who are openly upset and opposed to bad policies by a corrupt government, will be deemed unfit for firearm ownership.
So for the gun control advocates, just remember, your policies have murdered more innocent civilians than any other type of gun crime recorded. Why did the founding fathers include the right to bear arms? Does anyone really think it was so that we might go hunting? You say it is just for the militia, who is the National Guard and not the people? Why not just let them explain their reasons for the right to bear arms, as well as who it was meant for and whom is was meant to protect them from:
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They 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, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…”
– George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790
“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
– Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
“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, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, 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 your constant companion of your walks.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785
“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
“To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”
– George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. 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 band of regular troops.”
– Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body 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
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
– Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788
“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
– St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803
Do you still believe more gun regulation is what we need? How about a better informed society that is willing to take a stand and defend itself from insanity and oppression.