ATF whistleblowers testified before Congress about Obama’s Fast and Furious program. They said 2500 firearms, including AK 47s and 50 caliber sniper rifles, were allowed to “walk” into the hands of known drug cartel members. One of those weapons was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. The three ATF agents who testified were all veteran law enforcement officers. They all said that walking guns into the hands of known criminals was something they had never seen before, or after Fast and Furious. But has Obama or other gun control advocates expressed concern about Fast and Furious? Not that I’m aware of. Given this double standard, Obama appears to be using the children murdered at Sandy Hook for political gain.
The Fast and Furious hearing demonstrates Obama’s hypocrisy on the issue of gun control, so I’ve included more clips. Link1 is opening statements by ATF whistleblowers and the murdered agent’s cousin, it’s about 25 minutes. In link2, Agent Forcelli says “we weren’t giving guns to people who were hunting bear, we were giving guns to people who were killing other humans”. In link3, Agent Forcelli said gun dealers helped the ATF make a lot of cases, but they objected to Fast and Furious because it encouraged the sale of guns to criminals who were allowed to walk. Agents made it clear that existing laws could have prevented all 2500 weapons from getting into the hands of criminals. Concerned citizens should email this post to local attorneys, prosecutors, Sheriffs, State Attorneys General and U.S. Attorneys.
February, 1, 2013, the Bismarck Tribune ran an article about Mexican citizens who’ve taken up arms to protect themselves against drug cartels. They’ve done so because their gov’t has been unable to protect them. In spite of the Mexican government’s attempt to ban citizen ownership of guns, the article says they have “hunting rifles, old pistols and small bore shotguns”. Guess what kinds of weapons the drug cartels have. That’s right, heavy caliber, fully automatic machine guns, sniper rifles, explosives, etc.. Organized crime is a growth industry in America and all around the world, so why would U.S. citizens want to put themselves in the same position as these poor Mexican citizens?
The term “assault weapon” is misleading because it simply refers to the cosmetic appearance of a weapon. In other words, you can put the body of Corvette on a Prius, but it doesn’t change the performance of the vehicle. The focus on assault weapons is a backdoor attempt to eventually ban all semi-automatic weapons. Regarding high capacity clips, if a couple of armed individuals break into someone’s home, the homeowner will need a semi-automatic weapon and a very large clip to defend his/her family and property.
Free societies cannot exist without the right of self defense. That’s why our founders used the second amendment to establish self defense, not hunting, as an unalienable right. Self defense is the ability to defend oneself, family and property, independent of gov’t. Schools should use interactive video games to teach children about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the need to preserve second amendment rights as a bulwark against tyranny. There have always been corrupt elites who want to enslave the people and it’s up to the citizens to stand up for their rights. Our founders recognized this in the Declaration of Independence, which was a criminal indictment of King George III and his cronies. They said when a government fails to secure the unalienable rights of its citizens “it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and institute a new government.”
Video game and entertainment industries target children with products exhibiting the most irresponsible, immoral use of guns imaginable. So in fifth and sixth grades, incorporate interactive gun safety training into video games as an antedote to the barrage of gratuitous media violence. Do this in conjunction with mandatory martial arts training that teaches discipline and restraint with regard to the use of force. In order to limit school massacres, have mandatory marksmenship training in high school and involve top student marksmen (seniors) in a conceal/carry gun program with teachers. For those who think seniors are too young to be involved in a conceal/carry program, let’s remember that students could be in Afghanistan shortly after graduation. Interactive video games can simulate any situation and teach the proper response to home invasions and school shootings.
This would create an entire population trained in self defense and grounded in natural law and Constitutional rights. This would deter most individuals who might consider shooting children in schools. It’s also preferable to the NRA proposal, i.e. police in every school, as this would only lead us further down the road to a police state. Bringing a child into this world is an inherently risky proposition, we need to accept this fact and teach our children to be self reliant. That’s why Native Americans sent young boys, on their own, into the wilderness as a rite of passage to adulthood.
The Sandy Hook shooter stole weapons from his mother so no amount of background checks would have saved the children he murdered. And only 2% of people killed by guns are killed by “assault weapons”. More people are killed by bats and clubs. Obesity probably kills more people than guns, so should we ban the forks and spoons that deliver those evil food bullets to the body? Unfortunately, gun control advocates don’t seem to care about facts or rational arguments. They want to use the faux argument of “safety” and “protecting the children” to continue chipping away at individual liberties.
When Obama accepted his Nobel Prize, he said his first responsibility as President was to “protect the American people”. Bush used this same phrase to justify torture, warrantless wiretapping, the Patriot Act, and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without due process, all of which eviscerate the Bill of Rights. Democrats tend to use social issues like gun control and healthcare to chip away at individual liberties. Republicans use national security to advance tyrannical policies. They’re like tag team wrestlers, so no matter which party is in power, they can always find an issue to justify their incremental march toward despotism. President Obama has not seriously challenged any of Bush’s tyrannical policies, just the opposite, he’s blocked all attempts to hold Bush accountable and has built upon his predecessor’s crimes against the Constitution.
The Presidential oath of office says their first responsibility is to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The world was just as dangerous when our founders created this oath so why didn’t they focus on protecting the people instead of the Constitution? It’s because the “protect the people” argument can be used to endlessly chip away at the Bill of Rights until we live in a virtual or actual dictatorship. And that’s exactly what our despotic bipartisan leaders are doing.
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