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Monday, December 31, 2012


Celebrities Who Demand Gun Bans Sure Seem To Celebrate Gun Violence In Their Movies A Whole Heck of a Lot



 

FROM ACE OF SPADES: 

Hypocrisy?I saw this video last week but wasn't sure what to make of it. The short film here, ridiculing celebrities for pronouncing on gun control while romanticizing gun violence in movies, seemed to be making the same mistake the celebrities were. 
That problem is precrime. 
I think our society -- any society -- goes off the rails badly when it stops criminalizing criminal acts and instead dabbles in a precrime regime, seeking to criminalize non-blameworthy behavior on the theory that such behavior, while not harmful to others directly, is indirectlyharmful, or is a "root cause" of the ultimately blameworthy behavior. 
Making murder by gun a crime is perfectly reasonable. So is making it an extra felony to carry a gun during the commission of a crime. 
But actually just owning a gun? 
The theory these Big Thinkers work under is that "the crime couldn't happen but for the gun," so they want to eliminate the gun, and not just remove it from the criminal's hand, but to remove it generally, from existence. 
But this is a horrible response for two reasons: First, criminals are defined as ignoring the law generally so they really don't care if you make a gun illegal. In the case of the Newtown shooter, the criminal was not deterred by the law that you are forbidden to murder your mother and steal her guns, for example. 
Second: And in your attempt to make it slightly more difficult for a small pool of persons to get a gun, you're taking away guns -- and basic rights -- from millions and millions of law-abiding Americans. 
People often criticize Hollywood, too, for celebrating gun violence -- and thus, the theory goes, making it more likely that some lonely, unloved loser will see The Gun (capital letters intended) as a totem, as a Symbol, as a vehicle for giving him power over others which he doesn't otherwise have. 
That's actually... true. And yet I still flinch from the idea of taking away another Amendment right (the first, of course) simply because of the indirect and tenuous link that violent, gun-crazy movies might have on a violent, gun-crazy viewer. 
Some things may in fact be indirect contributing factors to an ultimate harm, but we do not generally criminalize indirect contributing factors for a simple reason: Virtually everything we do that is not useful work, sex for reproductive purposes, childraising, and church-going is an indirect contributing factor to some social or criminal evil. 
Alcohol causes a great deal of violence and death that probably wouldn't happen in its absence -- drunk driving deaths, the hand that balls into a fist and strikes the head in a flare of vodka-fueled anger, the gun that sneaks out from a pocket in an inebriated fury. 
Shall we ban that? 
No. All these things are PreCrime.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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“the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions”


The progressive program, as revealed by  Louis Michael Seidman, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University, the author of the forthcoming book “On Constitutional Disobedience.”
A MUST READ… the money idea?
Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck House, 27 members of which were defeated for re-election, have a stranglehold on our economy? Why does a grotesquely malapportioned Senate get to decide the nation’s fate?
The appropriations must begin in the lower house - CLEARLY -because it was the purpose of the founders to keep SPENDING authorizations and seminal beginnings CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE by seeing to it that those who are responsible must face the people every 24 months.
DUH
This is what teaches Constitutional purpose and law?
No this is what obscenely DISTORTS the founding ideas in order to ease what is FACILE AND MOMENTARY. If this nation wishes to change the way that spending is started and authorized, then we should be so motivated to so that 2/3 of the House and Senate should begin the process of AMENDMENT. If the sentiment has not risen to this level, then there is no such risible purpose.
DUH
What is used to justified extra and unconstitutional behavior by this person?
JOHN ADAMS’ ALIEN AND SEDITION ACT OF 1798.
The deep-seated fear that such disobedience (of the Constitution) would unravel our social fabric is mere superstition.
Sure, and Sulla marching on Rome did not affect the course of the Roman Republic.
We have been lucky that when SCOTUS was disobeyed and ignored the man doing it was the 15th President, and we saw to it that we RETURNED to the course decided on in 1789 in 1865. No one should doubt that the repeated instances of such actions (Valladigham anyone? Charles Stone?) THOUGH REQUIRED BY WAR, were a component of Booth’s famous and final on stage quote.
We have been LUCKY that when the executive overreached such as the Schecter Bros  SCOTUS was ready. We have been both GIFTED and the VICTIM of SCOTUS’ making new law (Brown vs Bd of Educ of Topeka) and KEEPING (Plessy vs Ferguson) both the Constitution and Morality.
We have seen how the EXCEPTION to Congress’ Constitutional responsibility to DECLARE WAR taken over August 2 1965 in the Gulf of Tonkin, has now become the CASE for presidential war-making to our DETRIMENT, especially as the needs of that war-making and national security have spread to internal policies which could easily STILL end up as Orwellian.
The Constitution is no suicide pact, but neither is the PRINCIPLE of junking it when things get dicey the answer.
Madison and Monroe and Hamilton warned over factionalism, and today we have it in spades. It is a huge problem and a huge warning.
But as Churchill’s analogy has made clear over and over… this sucks, but everything else in history has been worse. Usually it has been FAR WORSE.
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Selective Reporting

From Nice Deb:

On Sunday night, December 16, 2012, a man went to the China Garden restaurant in San Antonio and opened fire. The gunman intended to kill his ex-girlfriend but as she wasn’t there, so he continued on to the movie theater next door where he fired on panicked moviegoers, sending them to the exits, and ducking for cover.

Witnesses said the shooting reminded them of the Dark Knight theater massacre last July that killed 12 people and injured 58 in Aurora, Colo.

The story was covered locally, but seeing as it happened just one day after the Sandyhook massacre in Connecticut, you would think it would have gotten more airplay in the MSM. Don’t stories like this one play right into their anti-gun hands?

No – not this one....

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2013 will be boring


2013 will be boring because we will watch the Syrian opposition become more and more islamist dominated as we do nothing but support them in general.
2013 will be boring because we will see Egypt complete its mutation into the centerpiece of islamist nationalism thru non sharia sharia.
2013 will be boring because we will see Obama do more and more by executive fiat until SCOTUS gets involved and govt becomes even more partisan and events more uncertain
2013 will be boring because we will see stagnancy become economic success, and people in govt and business be congratulating each other for achieving it.
2013 will be boring because we will see declining support for the republican party.
2013 will be boring because we will see Harry Reid move to suppress the 60 vote requirement for Senate debate cut off
2013 will be boring because we will see China become more authoritarian while decreasing labor costs relative to the USA.
2013 will be boring because we will see the USA more and more ignored around the world as events move forward, even as we see our own economic well being impacted because of it
2013 will be boring because we will see the US Govt by decree make energy more and more expensive for our own good.
2013 will be boring because we will see the democrats ‘protect’ Social Security and Medicare, but gut its future financially thru microscopic rule changes.
2013 will be boring because we will see the F-35 program to replace 7600 F-16’s delayed and degraded to about 1000 F-35’s, before dropping even further.
2013 will be boring because we will see the democratic party ensure no missile defense improvements are made, and no further major research is done.
2013 will be boring because we will see Israel cajoled and threatened to NOT attack Iran as we threaten Iran more and more and do nothing, until they achieve STOCKPILE of 2 or 3 weapons … which they will announce they had to do because of our threats.
2013 will be boring because we will see Israel give up, without announcing it, any ideas of a 2 state solution, because of lack of credible outside security support, and move to annex Judea and Samaria with Palestinian autonomous enclaves, sparking another intifada. We will stamp our feet.
2013 will be boring because we will see Obama’s approval rating move to close to 60% even as personal incomes continue to decline.
2013 will be boring because we will see Chrysler manufacturing begin to move offshore to BOTH China and Italy. Quietly. Obama will say nothing.
2013 will be boring because we will see GE announce major expansion of their water heater plant in the USA, while doubling the size of their turbine (and jet engine?) facilities in China, then plan to use these in US aircraft, including military aircraft.
2013 will be boring because we will see another Muslim state move dramatically towards being another Sharia state, probably in Africa. We will applaud this democratic event.
2013 will be boring because we will see another spate of Obama-care lawsuits reach SCOTUS, and this time ONE of them will be successful enough to turn the issue back to Congress as the center of the 2014 election argument.
2013 will be boring because we will see the polarization in the USA grow until scuffling over issues and protests in the street, with injuries become common, and no longer notable.
2013 will be boring because all of these things are so obviously going to occur, they are BORING
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The ICU for Pneumonia, but afflicted with Leukemia


Almost two decades ago my father in law, perhaps the sweetest man I ever knew, was diagnosed with a leukemia so intractable that if remission could ever be achieved, it was for 10-12 months, and could NEVER be achieved again. It had proven so stubborn that treatment had not advanced from 1968 until that day.
Of course, among the physicians at this excellent institution, no one would be brutally honest, and only a pointed set of questions based on my own information seeking alone with the head of oncology revealed this situation. When I asked the rest of the family if they wished to know all I knew, they were unanimous.
NO.
Later, as treatment increased, my father in law contracted pneumonia. It was severe and he was moved to the ICU. The staff worked frantically to drain the fluid from his lungs.
They described to us all they could do to save him.
Heroic measures. They fought among themselves over the right heroic measure.
It was touching, and pointless, of course. If all they did saved him, it would return him to his intractable leukemia, and futile treatment.
The US national debt is intractable leukemia.
And we are fighting about this pneumonia of a fiscal cliff.
The current treatment for our debt, creating more dollars will be as effective and is as well conceived as the 1968 marrow destruction treatment in 1994 for leukemia. At best a brief respite before the deluge.
Unless we can get to growing economy, and as time passes a more and more rapidly growing one will be compulsory, the leukemia WILL KILL US.
In 7 years the INTEREST on the debt will exceed $1 trillion a year.
And who, in the American family wishes to know what we who have understood this debt know?
Finding a solution to this cliff will not save the patient.
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AR-15 Magazines, PMAGS Out of Stock Nationally – Ammo Dealer Puts Blame on Obama


One national dealer left the following message for customers. 


INFIDEL BLOGGERS ALLIANCE FULLY ENDORSES THIS MESSAGE.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012


EU lifts Visa Requirement for Turkish citizens - They can now come and go as they please ...

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

(HD).The European Union Commission announced it would life visa requirements for Turkish citizens who provide service to Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, asking that the booklets handed out to border officials in those countries be changed accordingly, Anatolia news agency has reported. 
The new change allows for Turkish citizens providing service to stay for 2 months in Germany, and 3 months in Netherlands and Denmark without holding a visa.The EU Commission recalled the European Court of Justice’s 2009 resolution ordering Turkish citizens residing and exercising their activities in Turkey and wishing to enter the territory of a member state to provide services there, would be exempted from visa in a written statement on the upgrading of the Schengen booklet to Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. 
The commission detailed the guidelines on the movement of Turkish nationals crossing the external borders of EU member states in order to provide services within the EU. According to that statement, the visa exemption for Turkish citizens applies only to Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark among the 26 Schengen countries. 
Turkish architects, builders, lawyers, computer scientists, commercial agents, scientists and lecturers, artists, fitters and instructors installing or repairing machinery or informing of the use thereof, professional athletes and trainers, truck drivers and others established in Turkey are considered to be employed in jobs that provide services.  
They must prove their status with written statements at the borders. It's notable that this disgraceful measure was announced on Christmas Eve, when no one would be paying attention
Apparently the EU is also considering abolishing visa requirements for Turks completely

And Since there are no border checks between The Netherlands - Germany - Belgium; and Belgium - France.....Turks can go Anywhere they please!

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French paper Charlie Hebdo to publish comic book life of Prophet Mohammed


From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:
Charlie Hebdo Cartoon "God Doesn't Excist"
(AA). A French weekly known for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to the ire of conservative Muslims said Sunday it plans to release a comic book biography of Islam’s founder that will be researched and educational.

Satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has on several occasions depicted Islam’s prophet in an effort to defend free speech and defy the anger of Muslims who believe depicting Mohammed is sacrilegious.

“It is a biography authorized by Islam since it was edited by Muslims,” said Charlie Hebdo’s publisher and the comic’s illustrator, who goes by the name Charb.

“I don’t think higher Muslim minds could find anything inappropriate,” Charb said.
The biography will be published Wednesday and was put together by a Franco-Tunisian researcher known only as Zineb, Charb said.

The publisher said the idea for the comic book came to him in 2006 when a newspaper in Denmark published cartoons of Mohammed, later republished by Charlie Hebdo, drawing angry protests across the Muslim world.

Before having a laugh about a character, it’s better to know him. As much as we know about the life of Jesus, we know nothing about Mohammed,” Charb said.

In September Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of a naked Mohammed as violent protests were taking place in several countries over a low-budget film made in the United States that insults the prophet.
In 2011 Charlie Hebdo’s offices were hit by a firebomb and its website pirated after publishing an edition titled “Charia Hebdo” featuring several Mohammed cartoons.

Charb, who has received death threats, lives under police protection.

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Video: The Worst Reporters of the Year

Tingles wins the Obamagasm Award, of course (hat tip to Zilla):

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Malaysia: Non-Muslims Told To Stop Demanding Religious Equality



KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 ― Non-Muslims should drop their demand to use “Allah” for their gods as the Arabic word is fundamental to Islamic belief and therefore exclusive to Muslims, National Fatwa Council former chairman Datuk Dr Ismail Ibrahim was reported saying in a Malay daily. 
Ismail was weighing in on the latest debate over the Arabic word for god, in a row between Islamist opposition party PAS and its secular ally, DAP, which appears to be a hot-button topic in the run-up to national polls due soon. 
“Enough is enough, enough with all the other policies, including the ones enshrined in the Constitution that has been claimed for equality, to be granted equal rights… therefore the right to recognise the concept of the divinity in this religion, don’t grab, challenge and manipulate so. The name ‘Allah’ is still something basic and fundamental to Islam. 
“The name ‘Allah’, from a philosophical point, its definition and concept is not equal with the name Tuhan, God, Lord and so on in the usage of other religions,” he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian in its front-page report today.
HE'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT LAST POINT; 

ALLAH AND THE GOD OF THE BIBLE ARE TWO DIFFERENT BEINGS ENTIRELY.

I'M GLAD WE GOT THAT STRAIGHT.

REMEMBER THAT, IN THE FUTURE, WHEN MUSLIMS ATTEMPT TO TELL YOU THEY BELIEVE IN THE SAME GOD AS CHRISTIANS AND JEWS.

THEY DO NOT. 
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Insane New Yorker, Erika Menendez Hates Muslims, So She Kills Hindu Man By Pushing Him In Front of Oncoming Train



No one ever said some Infidels aren't fucking retarded.
The New York Times reported:
A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train. 
The woman, Erika Menendez of the Bronx, has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime, Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney, said. 
“The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s nightmare,” Mr. Brown said in an interview. “Being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train.” 
Mr. Brown quoting Ms. Menendez as telling the police, “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.” 
Ms. Menendez conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths both in her comments to the police and in her target for attack, officials said. 
The victim, Sunando Sen, was born in India and, according to a roommate, was raised Hindu. 
Mr. Sen “was allegedly shoved from behind and had no chance to defend himself,” Mr. Brown said. “Beyond that, the hateful remarks allegedly made by the defendant and which precipitated the defendant’s actions should never be tolerated by a civilized society.”
Pamela Geller points out:
This is a copycat killing of the recent subway shove murder by a devout Muslim who went to mosque everyday. That point was conveniently left out by leftist media and the Islamic supremacists now trying to blame our ads. 
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reza Kahlili: Iran and Al Qaeda Will Team Up To Attack France In the Next Few Months


From WND:

Al-Qaida is teaming up with Iran to stage massive terror attacks on French and German targets in the next three months, according to an inside source. 
Those targets include French Socialist Party headquarters, commerce centers and the Paris Metro rapid transit system. 
The supreme leader of the Islamic regime, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, held a meeting in Tehran with four top commanders of al-Qaida one month ago at which it was decided to attack certain countries in Europe, France and Germany included, according to the source in Khamenei’s office who can’t be named for security reasons. 
The Islamic regime planned these massive terrorist attacks on the world stage, the source said, over the increasing push to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad and Iran’s collapsing economy from sanctions over its nuclear program. 
Seventeen al-Qaida terrorists are en route to France to join four already there, according to the source. 
Iran wants revenge against France for its support of Israel, the push to oust Assad and leadership in confronting the Islamic regime over its nuclear issue. France has spearheaded increased pressure on Iran within the European Union. It also passed a law banning the full-face Islamic veil, which brought al-Qaida on board as it now sees France as an enemy of Islam, the source said.
How do you say, "Bring it on," in French?

Allez-y! On est prêt!
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Egyptian Islamic Spring - Muslim Brotherhood To Charge Opposition Leaders With Treason




Cairo (AsiaNews) – Egypt’s public prosecutor, Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah, has ordered an inquiry into the leaders of the National Salvation Front, Hamdeen Sabahi, Amr Moussa and Mohammed ElBaradei. Appointed by President Mohammed Morsi, Abdallah wants the three opposition leaders, the last two former presidential candidates against Morsi, investigated on charges of “incitement” to overthrow the government and high treason. All three have led mass demonstrations against Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s new Qur’an-based constitution.


The legal action against the three main pro-democracy leaders comes amid criticism against the constitutional referendum, deemed invalid because of a low turnout (one third of the electorate) and numerous cases of electoral fraud by Islamists.
Unconcerned by the prevailing atmosphere of tensions, President Morsi signed the constitution on 26 December. Shortly, he will also announce the official date for new parliamentary elections.
The decision by the pro-Islamist prosecutor is further exacerbating tensions between Egyptians in favour of a secular state and defenders of a Sharia-based government, bringing the country that much closer to a civil war.
In an article published today al-Ahram online, some diplomats close to the opposition said that they had come under pressures from their superiors who want to silence all criticism against Morsi.
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Hezbollah's drug jihad in Mexico

The Hezbollah, not getting much funding from Iran just now, has chosen to offset this loss with drug operations in Mexico plus dawah:
Catholic Mexico is in the midst of a crisis of faith. According to a local businessman, who asked to remain anonymous, it is widely believed that within a decade, Chiapas will be the first federal state in Mexico to turn its back on the Church.

"The Muslim missionaries are very active there," he said. "It's hard to know exactly how many people have converted to Islam over the past few years."

Official data suggests that Mexico is home to some 4,000 Muslims – a fraction in a country whose population numbers 115 million. Theoretically, this is a negligible number, but it is enough to cause concern in the United States – and Israel should be concerned as well.

Follow the money

US intelligence indicates that Mexico is home to some 200,000 Syrian and Lebanese immigrants – most of them illegal – who were able to cross the border via an extensive web of contacts with drug cartels, both in Mexico and in other countries in South America.

These cartel contacts smuggle illegal immigrants – including individuals affiliated with Iran, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and other radical Islamist groups – into Mexico, placing them a virtual stone's-throw away from the United States.

Western intelligence agencies have been able to gather ample evidence suggesting that the drug cartels in Mexico – which are the de facto rulers of the northern districts bordering the US – are in cahoots with Islamic terror organizations, which are eager to execute attacks against American, Israeli, Jewish and western targets; but most of all, the Islamic terror groups are eager to make money, so they can fund their nefarious aspirations.
It's worrisome alright, and the Hezbollah's activities there can be equally dangerous for local Mexicans, but will the Mexican government do anything about it? Unfortunately, there's no telling if they will.
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The Truth About Interfaith Dialogues – Imam Musri Deceives the Audience



From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

This video will review how Imam Musri like many before him say how the doctrine and theology of Islam teaches there is pluralism/equality between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

The majority of Interfaith dialogues follow this script. A Christian, Muslim, and Jew will each address an audience giving their religions teachings. The objective is to present the three faiths side by side and let the audience come to their own conclusions.

The representatives of each faith are not there to interact, argue, or defend their positions, in most cases.

Many believe that academic debate would be “unhelpful” in building bridges of trust, friendship, and unity between the 3 Abrahamic faith doctrines. The United West believes that talking, dialogue, and debate are important but not the end all for peace and mutual respect or pluralism.

In this video we expose Imam Musri, a Sunni Muslim, telling the audience lies abut Islam’s tolerance towards the “others” Christians and Jews as sourced from the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira(life of Mohammed). I realize “lies” is a strong word but the videos prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Imam Musri’s words are deceptive. I challenge anyone to prove otherwise.

These lies are exposed where in March of 2012 the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia called for the destruction of all the Churches in the region. It is inconceivable a Sunni Imam of Mr. Musri’s importance was not aware what the most powerful Sunni Sheikh said – plus if you google it there are over 30 pages of links and stories. This was big news back in March of 2012
From there we used current “MIddle East” video footage of Christian houses of worship being attacked in Muslim Lands for the crime of being Christian. We learned in Egypt the government stopped the building of a new church – illustrating that Islam and State are one in the same.

From there we show video of Christians in America being arrested in 2010 and the escalation of violence in 2012 exposing how Shariah blasphemy laws are being practiced here in America to silence the voice of the “others”. Western Free Speech and Shariah Blasphemy Laws are not compatible.
Next we show Sunni Muslim Al-Qaeda and Free Syrian Army Muslims burning down a Shia Muslim Mosque. Muslim on Muslim violence and the destruction of “Muslim houses of worship” further contradicts Imam Musri’s words at this Interfaith Dialogue.

These examples contradict the message Imam Musri was articulating to the audience who would otherwise be pacified by Imam Musri’s message of equality between the faiths. Imam Musri is telling the non-Muslim audience exactly what they want to hear.

This video exposes the danger of Interfaith dialogue when religious doctrine goes unchallenged and the audience only gets half the truth.
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It is time the critics of the Second Amendment put up and repeal it, or shut up about violating it.

Lawrence Hunter
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12/28/2012 @ 9:25AM |9,174 views

Gun Control Tramples On The Certain Virtues Of A Heavily Armed Citizenry

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It is time the critics of the Second Amendment put up and repeal it, or shut up about violating it.  Their efforts to disarm and short-arm Americans violate the U.S. Constitution in Merriam Webster’s first sense of the term—to “disregard” it.
Hard cases make bad law, which is why they are reserved for the Constitution, not left to the caprice of legislatures, the sophistry and casuistry of judges or the despotic rule making of the chief executive and his bureaucracy.  And make no mistake, guns pose one of the hardest cases a free people confronts in the 21st century, a test of whether that people cherishes liberty above tyranny, values individual sovereignty above dependency on the state, a
A people cannot simultaneously live free and be bound to any human master or man-made institution, especially to politicians, judges, bureaucrats and faceless government agencies.  The Second Amendment along with the other nine amendments of the Bill of Rights was designed to prevent individuals’ enslavement to government, not just to guarantee people the right to hunt squirrels or sport shoot at targets, nor was it included in the Bill of Rights just to guarantee individuals the right to defend themselves against robbers, rapers and lunatics, or to make sure the states could raise a militia quick, on the cheap to defend against a foreign invader or domestic unrest.
The Second Amendment was designed to ensure that individuals retained the right and means to defend themselves against any illegitimate attempt to do them harm, be it an attempt by a private outlaw or government agents violating their trust under the color of law.  The Second Amendment was meant to guarantee individuals the right to protect themselves against government as much as against private bad guys and gangs.
That is why the gun grabbers’ assault on firearms is not only, not even primarily an attack merely on the means of self-defense but more fundamentally, the gun grabbers are engaged in a blatant attack on the very legitimacy of self-defense itself.  It’s not really about the guns; it is about the government’s ability to demand submission of the people.  Gun control is part and parcel of the ongoing collectivist effort to eviscerate individual sovereignty and replace it with dependence upon and allegiance to the state.
Americans provisionally delegated a limited amount of power over themselves to government, retaining their individual sovereignty in every respect and reserving to themselves the power not delegated to government, most importantly the right and power to abolish or replace any government that becomes destructive of the ends for which it was created.  The Bill of Rights, especially the Second and Ninth Amendments, can only be properly understood and rightly interpreted in this context.
Politicians who insist on despoiling the Constitution just a little bit for some greater good (gun control for “collective security”) are like a blackguard who lies to an innocent that she can yield to his advances, retain her virtue and risk getting only just a little bit pregnant—a seducer’s lie. The people either have the right to own and bear arms, or they don’t, and to the extent legislators, judges and bureaucrats disparage that right, they are violating the U.S. Constitution as it was originally conceived, and as it is currently amended. To those who would pretend the Second Amendment doesn’t exist or insist it doesn’t mean what it says, there is only one legitimate response:  “If you don’t like the Second Amendment, you may try to repeal it but short of that you may not disparage and usurp it, even a little bit, as long as it remains a part of the Constitution, no exceptions, no conniving revisions, no fabricated judicial balancing acts.”
Gun control advocates attempt to avoid the real issue of gun rights—why the Founders felt so strongly about gun rights that they singled them out for special protection in the Bill of Rights—by demanding that individual rights be balanced against a counterfeit collective right to “security” from things that go bump in the night.  But, the Bill of Rights was not a Bill of Entitlements that people had a right to demand from government; it was a Bill of Protections against the government itself.  The Founders understood that the right to own and bear laws is as fundamental and as essential to maintaining liberty as are the rights of free speech, a free press, freedom of religion and the other protections against government encroachments on liberty delineated in the Bill of Rights.
That is why the most egregious of the fallacious arguments used to justify gun control are designed to short-arm the citizenry (e.g., banning so-called “assault rifles”) by restricting the application of the Second Amendment to apply only to arms that do not pose a threat to the government’s self-proclaimed monopoly on the use of force.  To that end, the gun grabbers first must bamboozle people into believing the Second Amendment does not really protect an individual’s right to own and bear firearms.

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