Acts of Madmen Must Never Result in Loss of Liberty for Freemen

by Jim Mullen 

Predictably, after the last appalling act of an evil lunatic on children and unarmed citizens, the media and left-wing politicians have been ablaze with emotional fear mongering, anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment rhetoric designed to divert attention from the facts. 

Every tragic shooting brings the radical left and their media minions swooping in and circling the scene like vultures laying siege to the latest unfortunates. They never miss an opportunity to gain an advantage by picking the bones of victims and furthering their cause for total disarmament of Americans. 

Rather than eliciting a responsible reaction of providing more protection for the defenseless, liberals’ knee-jerk response is always to disarm the innocent and make them more vulnerable to lunatics. 

Joe Manchin, Senate Democrat from West Virginia was just one of the politicians circling the latest mass murders by an evil or mentally ill man. He needed a 1468 word nonsensical diatribe full of hyperbole to espouse his politicization of this tragedy. Being from a pro-gun state, he submitted this political hypothesis to Newspapers in West Virginia in an obvious attempt to cleanse his previous anti-gun statements to the national media. Baffling people with BS is a longtime ploy used by the former governor. 

Mr. Manchin joined many of his ilk making it sound as if the Second Amendment of the Constitution grants Americans the right to hunt. One of his ill-conceived statements was concerning large-capacity magazines, opining that they were unnecessary because he only needed two or three shells for hunting. 

This Senator was one of the Democrats about whom this writer warned the NRA of its shortsightedness and gross error in judgment when they endorsed and funded him for U.S. Senate; another was Harry Reid. As I explained, the New Democratic Party is the American gun owner’s worst enemy. When the NRA contributes money and support to Democrats, they add to their ranks in Congress, and further compromise our Second Amendment rights. 

Additionally, the New Democratic Party’s inherent belief is that the Second Amendment – like the rest of the Constitution – is an outmoded, living, changing document subject to progressive-liberal interpretation and alteration. 

Politicians like Joe Manchin who profess a staunch defense of the First Amendment are the most dangerous politicians to gun-rights’ advocates because they’re like the traitor who stands among the patriots and speechifies magnificently for the cause while secretly working with the enemy. As usual, the enemy from within will deliver the final blow to every liberty this country holds dear. 

The Founding Fathers intended that government never infringe upon a citizen’s natural right to self-defense by bearing arms. Having the ability to defend themselves against all enemies and predators – including their own government – was paramount, and their intentions were unmistakably clear in other writings and letters on the meaning of the Second amendment. 

One never hears a word from the anti-gun crowd about the revolving-door “injustice” system, liberal courts, building more prisons, early release, soft sentencing, or plea bargains. Likewise, liberals are mute about self-defense rights, but rail against “Stand-Your-Ground” laws and conceal permits that allow people to repel or stop brutal attacks on innocent citizens. 

Liberals believing in disarming Americans are the same liberals flooding our streets with scum-of-the-earth, lawless hoodlums and hardened criminals who make life in this country perilous at best, and in some places, death-defying, which necessitates a populace of heavily armed citizens. 

There are very good reasons why the wicked attack, rape, assault, and murder the defenseless. That’s where they find the easy victims and where they encounter the least resistance. They will continue to attack children in schools, people in theaters, malls and other soft targets because government disarms the citizens and then turns the criminals out on the streets to stalk their prey. As government disarms the citizenry, more faultless Americans will perish. More guns in the hands of the American people, makes for a safer society. Most villains are unlikely to confront armed people in the streets or in homes. 

Anti-gun fanatics believe they can cleanse demons from the hearts and minds of the evil by attacking the rights of the good and the lawful. Their tactics only increase lawlessness by encouraging the criminal element and assuring them that malevolence will have no foe in this country. 

The media blame the Second Amendment for mass murderers, but never make the same assumptions for the First Amendment when they hype up the wicked minds in society. They sensationalize violence by keeping score of body counts and use that as a rating system. They give the greatest attention to mass-murderers with dazzling, gruesome, grisly details filling the airways and splashing newspaper headlines after every murderous outrage. They correctly point out that it’s all part of the freedom of the First Amendment. If it inspires copycat killers, that’s the cost of freedom. Nevertheless, media never make the same argument for the Second Amendment. 

Regardless of what they write, or what they say, liberals do NOT want a debate on guns; they want a monologue! They never win any debate on merits or on facts. They use diffusion, emotions, lies, hyperbole, ridicule, and scorn. Their “commonsense, reasonable solutions” will dissolve American gun rights. The media repeat the same anti-constitutional arguments tirelessly while dismissing Second Amendment rights as antiquated and then threatening gun owners with violence, imprisonment, fines, punishing taxes, and weapon confiscation. 

The anti-gun zealots try to make the case for disarming Americans with the ludicrous claim that it’s the job of police to carry guns and defend the people, making private ownership unnecessary. Tens of thousands of Americans and tens of millions of people around the world are dead because they bought into this nonsense. Most of the mental giants ascribing to this theory are wealthy enough to afford armed guards for their own protection, or are politicians protected by armed guards at taxpayers’ expense. If Barack Obama really believed this, he could put it to the test by dismissing his Secret Service protection and simply using his phone to call the police if needed. 

We must fight these people at every turn. Every small inroad erodes our constitutionally protected rights to bear arms. This process played out in countries around the world, and they found themselves unarmed and defenseless – even in their own homes. 

The founders wanted us to have the ability to defend ourselves against the standard weapons of the day. They knew the weapons of choice would not remain the same. Whatever weapons criminals use, Americans have the right to possess equal or superior firepower to defend our homes. 

Foes of gun rights say people don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to target shoot, hunt or defend themselves and/or their family. They completely ignore the thousands of home invasions involving armed-to-the-teeth violent, drug-addled criminals with enough firepower to fight a small war. They totally ignore the fact that the Second Amendment mentions nothing about hunting. If people hunting with Ak-47’s and AR-15’s become a problem, write finely tuned legislation to amend that situation and leave lawful Americans in peace to enjoy their constitutional liberties and protect themselves and their families. 

The anti-constitutionalists argue that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans make the country less safe. To the idiots who believe this, let them place signs in their yards announcing their home is undefended by firearms. 

To those who believe weapons are unnecessary for protection from the government, they obviously weren’t paying attention to Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Fast and Furious gun running operation, and dozens of other government power plays leaving American victims in the wake of out-of-control, tyrannical  big government. Obama is still stonewalling Congress on Fast and Furious. Likewise, remember that returning U.S. Veterans are on Obama’s watch list for possible terrorist activity. 

Americans should keep in mind the ominous testimony in 1995, by the FBI’s Director, Louis J. Freeh. He underwhelmed the obvious when he said, ”Ruby Ridge was a series of terribly flawed law-enforcement operations in which the F.B.I. did not perform at the level which the American people expect or deserve.” That’s government-speak for “we took our agency out for a power walk, and it got a little out of hand; we didn’t mean to kill anybody.” 

Disarming this nation is the stated goal of Barack Obama and most of the New Democratic Party. It has been the goal of the left-wing for decades, and they have admitted it cannot be accomplished all at once. One law, one regulation, and one court ruling at a time will finally shred the most important of our Bill of Rights. Without the Second Amendment, no other constitutional right is secure. 

Armchair liberalism works perfectly in the theoretical, immature, progressive mind. They sit safely at their computers or behind their camera lens spewing hatred toward gun owners, but when reality comes-a-knocking at their door with the slightest threat, they reach for the checkbook and hire armed men to protect their sorry butts. Witness the reaction of The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News. They’re the brave souls that published and mapped the names and addresses of local citizens who hold legal gun permits, and when they began receiving angry responses, it was a bonanza for a group of armed guards. 

Pity we all can’t afford to hire personal protectors. Perhaps Obama and his left-wingers will allow us tax deductions for the purchase of our personal security in the form of Smith & Wesson, Colt, or North American Arms. 

Peddling fear is the mother’s milk of liberalism. Without fear of the rich, the Constitutionalists, Republicans, gun owners, and indeed, freedom, liberal-progressives would vanish into rancid, billows of smoke. We must not allow them to reap the fruits of their hatred and fear. The despicable acts of madmen must never result in loss of liberty for freemen. 

We never know what future tyranny lies in our government, but when our guns are gone, the evidence is clear; as Jefferson said, “When government fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” 

Jim Mullen

Parkersburg, WV 

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