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DHS Echoes The Founders On Defense

January 31, 2013 by  

Gun grabbers like to ask the question: “Why do you need an ‘assault weapon?’”

As the Department of Homeland Security so aptly put it in its own request for proposal for 7,000 .223 cal. select fire weapons, they are for personal defense.

In Thoughts on Standing Armies, Josiah Quincy Jr. wrote in 1774:

No free government was ever founded or ever preserved its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defence of the state…. Such are a well regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.

Gun grabbers lack the moral authority to determine what weapon a lawful gun owner needs for defense or target shooting or whatever. Only the gun owner can make that decision.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • CZ52

    Gun grabbers lack the moral authority to determine what weapon a lawful gun owner needs for defense or target shooting or whatever. Only the gun owner can make that decision.

    Exactly right Mr Livingston.

  • CZ52

    There are those who claim “we don’t want to ban guns just register them”.

    First, If I remember correctly a number of years ago registration of guns was ruled to be a prior restraint on gun ownership because many would be less likely to purchase one simply because their purchase was kept on record by the government.

    Second, Registering your guns creates a list that the government can and will use to confiscate any particular type of gun or all of them by simply declairing them no longer legal.

    • Warrior

      Ya see, from the left’s point of view, no “individual” can be trusted to do what they, the left, believe to be right. It truly is a “left” vs. Right” thing.

    • AngelStar

      They will try to create a registration through Obamacare and the IRS. This is fair warning for us all. The IRS is now supposedly gearing up for an ¨¨Audit Jihad.´´ I saw this at Breitbart. Between the surveilance facility in Utah and the IRS, smart meters/grids et alia, we have many privacy and security concerns.

  • dan

    take my gun and I’ll build a predator drone….don’t mess with an engineer

    • AngelStar

      I hope you are heavily into production.

    • Mr Diesel

      Already been done by hackers at the Shmoocon conference several years ago.

  • AngelStar

    I am sick and tired of our personal defence weapons catagorized and demonized as ¨¨assault weapons.¨ We have all been brain-washed by progressive twits. As far as ‘assualt weapons’ go, my rolling pin, broom, or iron skillet, not to mention golf putter are my 1st lines of defence only because for me, they are the 1st things handy and they don’t spill too much blood, I hate to clean up blood. But, when push comes to shove and the SHTF, I do not hesitate to take out my gun with a call to 911, in that order. How many times have people called up 911 only to be told no officers are availiable to respond. This has happened to me twice in my lifetime. How many times do most of us have to call for emergency back-up, not often and the odds to call twice and happen to me, I know are astronomical or, maybe not. The Mllwaulkee sheriff David Clarke is right on with telling people to arm and defend yourselves. Law officers usually take reports for statistis and the rest of us get to mop up the blood when we do not defend ourselves.
    Also, that wonderful 2nd Amendment should be interpreted to mean that we all have not the right but the obligation to keep and bears arms to protect our natiion from tyrannies foreign or domestic. To parapharse the late Charlton Heston, ´´from our cold, dead fingers.´´
    Addendum: I live in a Central American country in a tourist town and, while 911 is avaliable here, if we call here for back-up we may have to provide transportation to the police to the scene and they are useless in the aftermath. This may hit home sooner than later if we don’t all heed the wake-up call.

  • Syd Hatfield

    Maybe when groups of people turn into savages when certain components of the infrastructure are compromised and the grabbers’ property/persons are brutalised they will realise the need. If normalcy bias exists anywhere, it’s on the left.

  • Mr Diesel

    “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”
    ~Adolph Hitler, 1935, on The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany

  • jim

    On How the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Regards Opposition to Gun Control
    Compiled by James Phelps; Jan.30,2013;

    Oliver Ellsworth, 3 December, 1787; To the Holders and Tillers of Land.
    To the Landholders and Farmers. Remarks on the objections made by the Hon. ELBRIDGE GERRY, to the new Constitution:

    “…It is an excellency of this Constitution that it is expressed with brevity (the quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression; terseness), and in the plain, common language of mankind….” ~ Oliver Ellsworth, a drafter of the constitution, advocate for a strong federal government, and the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    The need for a certain quality of language, to be used in the Congress of these United States of America, is more than just a need! This quality MUST be DEMANDED, from the force and power that is recognized to be the will of “We the People”, AND RECEIVED from EVERY elected individual of Congress,…………..the Presidency………….and the Supreme Court! In other words…the acronym ‘KISS’ is concisely applicable,…”Keep It Simple Stupid”!!!

    That being said: How the “Coalition To Stop Gun Violence” regards certain opposition to their position can be seen in the following:

    “The National Rifle Association (NRA) sells everything from its political agenda to its merchandise with a simple equation: more guns equal more freedom. The NRA steadfastly maintains that the 30,000 gun-related deaths with firearms in the United States every year are a small price to pay to guarantee freedom.

    ( Has the question been ask,…”exactly how many of these 30,000 gun-related deaths were found to be the death; of one who had committed an act of violence against someone – or – of one who had been shot by police in the act of doing their job – or – of one who had been previously found guilty of a crime and was fleeing the law?”

    This issue…….is of such a great magnitude………..that clarity of speech, of mind and of the specifics of the issue………….must be disgust without any kind of diffuse or long-winded blather that politicians are so well-know for! )

    When gun enthusiasts talk about “freedom”, they have something specific in mind—’freedom from government oppression’.
    ( ….and what exactly is so wrong with this concept? Isn’t this exactly what our fore-fathers were doing when they wrote The Declaration of Independence?

    Presented for your consideration:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all 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. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

    cont.—-
    This, being only the beginning of “The Declaration of Independence”, reveals specifically the frame of mind of those who penned this great document! What is apparent, from reading this again, is that the “Coalition To Stop Gun Violence” is willing to totally disregard one of the greatest documents in American history! )

    In their view, unfettered access to firearms is the key ingredient to protecting individual rights from overreaching by government. They argue that the only way to keep centralized authority in check is to ensure that individual citizens retain the capability to confront the government with force of arms. As NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre has said, “The people have a right to take whatever measures necessary, including force, to abolish oppressive government.”

    This idea, which we call “insurrectionism,” ( The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government. ) is part of a broader ideological perspective that opposes a strong, activist government in nearly all of its forms. ( Exactly where in the Constitution does it authorize or stipulate “…a strong, activist government…” shall be upheld? )

    Insurrectionist philosophy degrades the democratic values and institutions that protect all of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. ( The “Coalition To Stop Gun Violence” has created a ‘Straw Man’, labeled it with a form of disparagement being ‘Insurrectionist’, and without even quoting a single document from our Founding Fathers, are declaring themselves the Hero of democracy and the awful ‘Insurrectionist’ as the terrible foe of American Democracy!!! This concept or view of the NRA being criminal in their thoughts and ways, is close to being liable of defamation! ) Gun lobby extremists have been perfectly willing to trample on any freedom that gets in the way of their pursuit of unrestricted private access to firearms ( …actually it is the “Coalition To Stop Gun Violence” that has “…trample(d) on any freedom that gets in the(ir) way…” ) (i.e., property rights, access to justice, freedom of information, public safety, etc.). This toxic mix of ideology and firepower has moved beyond rhetoric and resulted in real violence in our country.”
    ~ from http://www.csgv.org/issues-and-campaigns/guns-democracy-and-freedom

  • cawmun cents

    How else will Omamba create his personal guard?

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