No One Will Take Away Your Guns
If you want to understand the danger of gun control and why the Second Amendment matters, look to Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) and their film, "Innocents Betrayed."
After every strange tragedy involving maniacal, unexplainable mass murders, gun ownership soars. More people take classes and acquire their Concealed Carry Permits. People flood the gun shows buying more guns and ammunition. Readership of more freedom oriented magazines and web sites increases. Pro gun organizations add many new members. A pall of fear that guns will be confiscated grows.
Democrats insist that if only there were sensible gun control (eliminate the black and scary looking guns) a more mandated registration of all guns, background checks and screening of mentally ill people, all these terrible killings would cease.
Most Republicans say many additional suggestions for gun control are futile. Worse, they correctly point out, some suggestions by people with no knowledge of guns is actually ludicrous. “But OK,” many Republicans say, ”we are with you on additional gun registration, background checks and the screenings for mentally ill people.”
Then there is the other end of the spectrum; the really difficult to please libertarians, and anarcho types. These extremists object to any restriction on the type of firearm — no registration, no background checks, and no screenings or governmental decisions regarding mental competence. Wow! Is that extreme or not?
Well, before you decide that the last position is so far out there it should not even be discussed, I have a longer than usual video I would ask you to watch. I think better than any words I could say, it will explain why registration, background checks and governmental decisions on who has a mental illness or not, are not powers any governmental entity can be trusted to use judiciously and fairly.
My summary argument in brief:
- background checks: a permission granted to favored compliant citizens rather than the free exercise of an inalienable right.
- registration: each gun owner identified thereby expediting the separating out of all those considered uncooperative
- mental illness: have you checked the statistics, now on file, of all the ordinary people duped into taking drugs for various mental health reasons?
This video should not be watched by young children. It was produced by the premier pro freedom, pro property rights, pro self-defense organization, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. You will not enjoy the video, rather it will disturb you and haunt you. Hopefully, it will supply the understanding and courage to protest the means that are put in place, slowly over time, to confiscate firearms, a simple tool of self-defense. No, guns will not be confiscated – yet.
Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 (Flickr)/Marshall Astor