Government wants to disarm the people simply because there are more people than government men, and government can’t win if you don’t give up your gun. What game do they want to win? They want control over you.
By Bob Livingston for The Bob Livingston Letter
“[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them…” — George Mason, The Virginia Ratifying Convention
When the gun grabbers are in full throat, I think of Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn pondering on an armed citizenry in The Gulag Archipelago: “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
“Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush …?
“The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!”
Make no mistake that the elites are not coming for your guns because they don’t like you skeet shooting. Yes, you will be restricted from purchasing a gun simply because it looks frightening, and a bunch of pointy-headed, intellectual, overeducated elitists will tell you it is not “needed” for hunting.
But they are coming for your guns because government hates competition, and the liberty-loving, armed individualist is healthy competition.
Of course there are those who want to convince you that each incremental step in taking away your right to bear arms in your own self defense is “reasonable.” They often cite the Swiss as models of gun ownership.
- Many Swiss see gun ownership as part of a patriotic duty to protect their homeland.
- All men between the ages of 18 and 34 deemed “fit for service” are given a pistol or a rifle and trained.
- After they’ve finished their service, the men can typically buy and keep their service weapons. They just need to get a permit for them.
- Swiss authorities decide on a local level whether to give people gun permits.
There are more than a few problems in Switzerland regarding guns, however. The first one is that there is a gun registry, or a log of each gun owner kept by the regions or cantons. Second, you cannot conceal-carry there. And not all is happiness in Switzerland, despite what you’re told. There is gun violence there — most of it is the result of suicide by gun. This is similar to the U.S as of the over 30,000 deaths from gunshots per year here, a majority — about 60 percent — are suicides.
What Michael Bloomberg and the left-wing gun control crusaders continually ignore is that guns and the availability of them are not the problem. The problem is a dysfunctional society with a culture of violence that they had a large hand in creating and allowing to fester.
But if you are thinking of acceding to the gun-grabbers’ plans and are starting to think a gun registry of each owner is “reasonable,” Franklin Sanders of The Moneychanger got it right when he wrote:
“Owning guns is about having something to use against the government when they come to put your family up against the wall and shoot them. Ask the Russians, Germans, Chinese, and anybody else in the world. The only thing preventing total tyranny right now in the USA is that there are 300 million guns out there and government doesn’t know where they are.”
How many guns?
300 million is probably a low number. Let’s take a moment to hear out a former Special Forces soldier and blogger who cites the ATF’s “Access 2000” system. It’s voluntary, and has been kept since the year 2000, with manufacturers and sellers entering 252,443,229 unique gun serial numbers.
Those are just the voluntarily recorded guns since 2000. The real total of all guns held by citizens in the U.S. is likely to be more in the 400-600 million range.
That’s twice as many guns as estimated by the mainstream media. Yet though we’ve just doubled the number of actually existing guns held by the populace as opposed to the perceived number, still the anti-gun lobby loves to pull out figures and statistics that it claims show that America is the most violent place on the planet, saying that if guns were simply banned America would be a crime-free utopia.
Hogwash. Gun statistics researcher BJ Campbell points out that “There is a statistically sound case that no clear relationship exists between gun proliferation and gun homicide rate.” None.
And there are no statistics on the number of 3-D printed guns. How 3-D printing can create an AR-15 or AR-47 is over my head. But my information says that 3-D printing is being used to create AR-15s and AK-47s that actually work, without any kind of gun registration. Seems to me like this would be Bloomberg & Company’s worst nightmare.
It could put powerful self-protection in the hands of everybody and their dog.
The State Department has tried to block access to many sites that show you how to create these guns, but instructions are already on computers around the world.
What to look for
Since they cannot stop gun creation, keep an eagle eye open for any attempt to establish national gun registration. This is a prelude to confiscation of guns of every kind.
Keep an eagle eye out for the end-around gun control with ammunition control. All they have to do is make ammo in short supply by buying it up. After all the government buys what it wants with paper money that costs them nothing.
The thought police can bankrupt every ammunition maker by making guns perfectly legal but ammunition illegal, or impossible to get without — you guessed it — registering your purchase.
I remember in years gone by that many people re-loaded spent ammunition. This would be a great opportunity for you men out there who would like to learn a secondary trade for a post-collapse society.
Also, buy a gun, get trained in its use and practice, practice, practice. Have a spare magazine handy for situations like this one. Don’t be a helpless victim.
Now, while I do believe constitutional amendments are in fact constitutional, and Justice Stevens has every right to call for an amendment to repeal the 2nd Amendment, remember that the 2nd Amendment was not put in place for hunters or even for self-defense.
It was put in place to protect Americans from totalitarians in government like New York’s Rep. Jerrold Nadler. He once told CNS News: “One of the definitions of a nation state is that the state has a monopoly on legitimate violence. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence. If the premise of your question is that people are going to resist a tyrannical government by shooting machine guns at American troops, that’s insane.”
Insane? Tell that to Solzhenitsyn. If the State has a monopoly on violence, that is full-blown tyranny. Americans would no longer be citizens, they would be subjects.
Nadler revealed the end game: Reducing murders is not the goal of the power elites. It’s total disarmament. That would give the State the long-awaited monopoly — on everything. That amounts to slavery.