posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 09:02 PM
I would really like to see the GOP House leadership lock in their heels and refuse to bring any new gun legislation to the floor for a vote. If Obama
then tries to overstep his authority by issuing some type of Executive Order to institute gun control. The House by all rights should impeach him. I
know that would get nowhere in the Democratic Senate but it would show that even what is supposed to be the senior legislative body ignores its own
rights over party loyalty and might, just might, spur the States and or the Armed forces into action to restore the Constitution.
I really think the rhetoric from anti-Second Amendment forces has gone over the top. They need to tone it down. I'm not sure they realize that things
are a lot different than when they passed the AWB in '93. We are a much more divided country right now: politically, economically, demographically,
and racially; the economy now is a pale shadow of what it was in '93 we were already out of a recession and into the start of a multi-year economic
expansion, and the anti-2nd forces owned all the MSM and had no competition from the web and alternative media. At best I feel they are dangerously
unaware of the passion this issue raises and at worst they might be trying to spark some type of reaction from pro-2nd individuals to cement their
goal of total disarmament of the American people.
I hear the argument on here often that we've been defecated on by the government in various ways these past few decades and have not exercised our
Natural Right to remove and replace our government. The best counter I have to that argument is
ll experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms
to which they are accustomed.
Can you imagine a government that has done all the things we talk about here on ATS daily to an armed citizenry would do to an unarmed citizenry? We
need only to look at the atrocities carried out by governments in the 20th Century for relevant examples.
I've had this discussion with several people in my life lately. I admit that there is virtually no one that matters in my life that supports any
expansion of gun control. Our discussions have been more along the lines of what our breaking point is, and what is our line where it is morally
appropriate to resist/revolt. Most of the folks I've had this discussion with are veterans. I'm not comfortable at this time discussing where that
line is in a public forum.
I am a veteran myself and I understand the consequences, and what my life expectancy would be should the liars and thieves in charge of this country
cross my line. The moral question I'm trying to work out for myself isn't so much is if I'm willing to die to protect my right to bear arms. I
swore an Oath "to protect the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic" when I was barely 18 years old. The greatest
enemies of our Constitution reside not in foreign capitals or caves in lawless states, but on Wall Street, K Street, the halls of Congress, and in the
Main Stream Media. As someone who believes that someday I will stand before the Creator and have to answer for my actions in this life the moral
question I'm still looking for the answer for isn't am I willing to die to protect this right, but at what point am I willing to kill to protect it.