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When Good People are Disarmed, BAD THINGS HAPPEN!

NOTE:  I am republishing the following article from June…the billboard is still in place.

We have placed a message on our billboard on US Highway 30 just west of Larwill:

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“…the Right to Keep and Bear Arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”  Why is this so hard to understand?

The Founders wrote this Amendment to allow the People to protect their own life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

There are countless examples in history of governments and authorities registering weapons, confiscating weapons, and killing thousands and millions of their SUBJECTS in attempts to gain or retain their power.  The plight of the Jews in Nazi Germany is just one glaring example.

For a list of these genocides during the 20th Century, click on this link –> Genocide Chart related to Gun Control

If you think “this can’t happen here…etc”, you need to read your history.  The most extreme example of bad things happening to good people while disarmed is pre-Civil War American slavery.  Before you cry “RAAACIST!” all over this statement, please ponder the following fact:

AN ARMED PERSON IS NOT A SLAVE.  EVER.

If you think that American gun control laws are “safety measures”, “for the children”, or because “normal people don’t need guns”, think about this:

The US Senator who penned the 1968 Gun Control Act OWNED A COPY of the Nazi Germany Weapons Law, and used it as a blueprint for the 1968 US Law.
Source — JPFO.org – Gun Control’s Nazi Connection

The recent push for new gun control laws is unprecedented and disgusting.  For months, Americans were subjected to daily parades of the Sandy Hook victims’ families by the national media in a blatant attempt to sway public opinion on the subject.  Fearful Americans did the opposite of the Government’s wishes by buying guns by the truckload.  Government agencies let purchase orders for BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition, attempting (and succeeding, for the most part) in restricting the availability of ammo for the guns that Americans already own.

The IRS has been targeting groups and individuals for their political beliefs.  This is just an indication of an out-of-control Government.

The Obama Administration allowed 4 Americans, including Ambassador Stevens, to be MURDERED in Benghazi, while our Armed Forces were given orders to STAND DOWN.  No military officer that made it through basic training could ever give that order.  We don’t leave Americans behind, EVER.  The very concept is highly offensive to American military officers.  That order must have been issued by a civilian without military training.  This is an indication of a Government who is willing to LET AMERICANS DIE to cover up the truth.

Now, we learn what some have suspected for many years…the Government is collecting MASSIVE amounts of data on Americans.  This data can be used to reconstruct the daily activities of any American that this Government wishes to target.

The Founders gave us the answer we need for times like these.  This Government is owned by WE THE PEOPLE, not by the bureaucrats and elected officials.  This Government needs to FEAR THE PEOPLE, not the people fearing the IRS, NSA, EPA, and the rest of the alphabet soup that is our out-of-control, overspending, overtaxing, and over-regulating Federal Government.  Gun control is about CONTROL.  Whoever controls the guns controls EVERYTHING.

The Second Amendment provides us personal freedom, liberty, and security at the ground level, which is a task that at which no government can succeed.  It is the glue that holds our American way of life together.  Without the Second Amendment, the rest of our Founding Documents are nothing but pieces of paper to be burned at the stake (or in the ovens) in our hands as we succumb to tyranny.

Please direct all media inquiries to billboard@whitleycountypatriots.org.
If you would like to support this and other activities of the Whitley County Patriots, free-will donations are collected at each meeting, or you may inquire via email.

 

When Good People are Disarmed, BAD THINGS HAPPEN! New Billboard for WCP

We have placed a new message on our billboard on US Highway 30 just west of Larwill:

12x36 opt 3

“…the Right to Keep and Bear Arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”  Why is this so hard to understand?

The Founders wrote this Amendment to allow the People to protect their own life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

There are countless examples in history of governments and authorities registering weapons, confiscating weapons, and killing thousands and millions of their SUBJECTS in attempts to gain or retain their power.  The plight of the Jews in Nazi Germany is just one glaring example.

For a list of these genocides during the 20th Century, click on this link –> Genocide Chart related to Gun Control

If you think “this can’t happen here…etc”, you need to read your history.  The most extreme example of bad things happening to good people while disarmed is pre-Civil War American slavery.  Before you cry “RAAACIST!” all over this statement, please ponder the following fact:

AN ARMED PERSON IS NOT A SLAVE.  EVER.

If you think that American gun control laws are “safety measures”, “for the children”, or because “normal people don’t need guns”, think about this:

The US Senator who penned the 1968 Gun Control Act OWNED A COPY of the Nazi Germany Weapons Law, and used it as a blueprint for the 1968 US Law.
Source — JPFO.org – Gun Control’s Nazi Connection

The recent push for new gun control laws is unprecedented and disgusting.  For months, Americans were subjected to daily parades of the Sandy Hook victims’ families by the national media in a blatant attempt to sway public opinion on the subject.  Fearful Americans did the opposite of the Government’s wishes by buying guns by the truckload.  Government agencies let purchase orders for BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition, attempting (and succeeding, for the most part) in restricting the availability of ammo for the guns that Americans already own.

The IRS has been targeting groups and individuals for their political beliefs.  This is just an indication of an out-of-control Government.

The Obama Administration allowed 4 Americans, including Ambassador Stevens, to be MURDERED in Benghazi, while our Armed Forces were given orders to STAND DOWN.  No military officer that made it through basic training could ever give that order.  We don’t leave Americans behind, EVER.  The very concept is highly offensive to American military officers.  That order must have been issued by a civilian without military training.  This is an indication of a Government who is willing to LET AMERICANS DIE to cover up the truth.

Now, we learn what some have suspected for many years…the Government is collecting MASSIVE amounts of data on Americans.  This data can be used to reconstruct the daily activities of any American that this Government wishes to target.

The Founders gave us the answer we need for times like these.  This Government is owned by WE THE PEOPLE, not by the bureaucrats and elected officials.  This Government needs to FEAR THE PEOPLE, not the people fearing the IRS, NSA, EPA, and the rest of the alphabet soup that is our out-of-control, overspending, overtaxing, and over-regulating Federal Government.  Gun control is about CONTROL.  Whoever controls the guns controls EVERYTHING.

The Second Amendment provides us personal freedom, liberty, and security at the ground level, which is a task that at which no government can succeed.  It is the glue that holds our American way of life together.  Without the Second Amendment, the rest of our Founding Documents are nothing but pieces of paper to be burned at the stake (or in the ovens) in our hands as we succumb to tyranny.

Please direct all media inquiries to billboard@whitleycountypatriots.org.
If you would like to support this and other activities of the Whitley County Patriots, free-will donations are collected at each meeting, or you may inquire via email.

 

Barack Obama: “People Should Not Be Able To Own Guns”

From The Ulsterman Report:

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Despite his repeated attempts to paint himself as a Second Amendment moderate, Barack Obama has a consistent history of being one who feels private citizens have NO right to own a gun.  Period.  And where was the Mainstream Media in vetting Barack Obama on this important issue prior to his being voted in as President of the United States – TWICE?  Does anyone think Barack Obama would ever have won a national election if he had come out and admitted his true feelings regarding the Second Amendment?  Hell no…

Read the rest at The Ulsterman Report.

Biden: Current Gun Control Push ‘Just the Beginning’

From Big Government:

Speaking on March 27, Vice President Joe Biden said the current push for “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazine bans are “just the beginning.”

Biden’s comments came during a conference call put together by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

During this same call, the vice president intimated that semi-automatic weapons are “weapons of war.” Biden quoted sources saying that people who wanted to use semi-autos “should join the United States military.”

Biden’s position is supported by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who says that despite polls showing that she and Biden are on the wrong side of the gun rights debate, “whatever passes in Congress now will not be the end of the day for [gun control].”

Pelosi said if the ban on “assault weapons” fails to pass, as it looks like it will, that simply provides greater motivation “for Congress to approve strong legislation on universal background checks.”

“This is a very big deal for the public… [so] we have to go forward as boldly as we possibly can,” she said.

THIS is why the 2nd Amendment must be protected…

Second Amendment Under Fire…From Republicans

From Big Government:

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has filed a simple amendment to the Patriot Act protecting the rights of Americans to lawfully carry a firearm.  His Amendment would stop federal agencies from collecting gun records under the Patriot Act.  The amendment preserves two provisions of current law that protects gun owner privacy from a Patriot Act exemption.

The Paul Amendment (SA 328) states in part “no provision of this Act or an amendment made by this Act shall be construed to authorize access to firearms records in the possession of licensed under Chapter 44 of title 18 of the US Code.”  The purpose of the Amendment is to “clarify that the authority to obtain information under the US PATRIOT Act does not include the authority to obtain certain firearms records.”  Seems like a non-controversial clarification of the powers of the federal government with regard to the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.Leadership in both parties disagree and have been doing everything to block consideration of the Paul Amendment. Neil McCabe at Guns and Patriots reported yesterday on Facebook that “finessing arcane procedural tactics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blocked the amendment by withdrawing his own bill for Patriot Act extension for consideration and then attached it to an unrelated bill.”  McCabe further reported that Reid was overheard on the Senate floor expressing an interest in avoiding this vote.  That was yesterday, now Republicans in the Senate Leadership are actively opposing the Paul Amendment to the Patriot Act.

In an Email obtained by Big Government from a Senate Republican Leadership staffer for Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) to Republican staff below titled “OPPOSE the Paul Firearm Amendment” argues for Republicans to block the Paul 2nd Amendment protection legislation:

 

Senator Kyl wanted your boss to be aware of a possible firearms amendment that could be voted on today as part of an amendment agreement on the PATRIOT Act.  Senator Kyl urges your boss to vote NO on the amendment (or YES on a tabling motion, if that is how the vote is structured).  It is expected that the vote will be a 60-vote threshold.

Republican leadership is opposing a pro-gun amendment in the Senate from one of their own. Gun Owners of America explains the Paul legislation in an alert:

Gun Owners of America worked with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on legislation to exempt 4473’s (the form all buyers fill out when a gun is purchased from a licensed dealer) from that statute’s broad provisions. Sen. Paul will offer that amendment this week, assuming Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not able to block the amendment from being offered. Here’s a major concern: Assume the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) goes to the “secret court” (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or “FISA” court) and argues, without anyone else in the room, that ALL 4473’s should be seized as “business records” because they are relevant to a terrorism investigation. Can it do that? It’s certainly a big enough danger to warrant our concern and that of Sen. Paul.

Now Republicans in Leadership are trying to defeat the Paul Amendment.  The Email alert from Senator Kyl argues that there is sufficient process to protect the privacy of gun owners:

Section 215 of the Patriot Act allows the government to obtain a court order for a subpoena of business records and other tangible things in the possession of third parties if the government proves to the court that there is: (1) probable cause that the target of its investigation is involved in international terrorism; and (2) the requested records are relevant to an international terrorism investigation.  In addition, to protect records of firearms sales and other sensitive records, the Patriot Act requires that any request to the court for such records must first be approved by either the Director of the FBI himself or one of two other high-level officials.  In light of these protections – judicial review, relevance to a legitimate investigation of a person who appears to be involved in terrorism, and high-level approval of any request for such information – it is extremely unlikely that this authority will ever be used to harass lawful gun owners, and, indeed, there is no evidence whatsoever that this authority has ever been abused in any way.

The problem with Senator Kyl’s position is that there is no probable cause standard to obtain for the government to obtain an order to study a citizen’s gun records in this one sided proceeding.  The Patriot Act’s purpose is to protect America from international terrorists through the use of gathering relevant information about suspected bad guys.  The problem with allowing the government to review gun records under this low standard is that it violates the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens.  The current approach fails to balance the important interests of national security versus the constitutional right to keep and bear Arms.  In another EMail provided to Big Government circulated by Senator Paul’s staff, they argue that the anti-gun Obama Administration should not be trusted with this authority to monitor the activities of gun owners.

You may have been told a request for gun records under the Patriot Act must first be approved by the Director of the FBI or other high-ranking officials, and therefore protected from abuse.  This argument does not address the fact that the standard of “relevance” is a low standard ripe for abuse, and is not much of an assurance in the face of administration officials who are hostile to the Second Amendment. Recall that the BATFE has been trying to administratively change the law regarding the collection of information on multiple purchases of rifles in certain states (if you don’t remember this, ask your LC’s, they will).

It is astounding that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) could not work out some sort of an agreement to avoid his leadership team from opposing a pro-gun Republican amendment to the Patriot Act.  A vote on the Paul Amendment on a motion to table may be held this afternoon.  It shall be interesting to see who stands up for the rights of gun owners.

Obama Boasts He Is Destroying Second Amendment “Under the Radar”

From Moonbattery:

The statist agenda has never been achieved until the public has been disarmed, because in the end, anyone worthy of being called human will rebel against socialism. Like other aspects of Obamunism so radical as to provoke open revolt, the campaign to repeal the crucial Second Amendment is going “under the radar” — to quote the Manchurian Moonbat himself:

On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.

“I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

These “processes” will be regulatory, imposed by faceless, unelected apparatchiks and ignored by the complicit media. That’s how freedom is killed: quietly, gradually, furtively.

Could Your Shotgun Soon be Outlawed? Maybe, If the ATF Has Its Way

From The Blaze:

What’s the definition of a “shotgun?” According to Dictionary.com it’s “a smoothbore gun for firing small shot to kill birds and small quadrupeds, though often used with buckshot to kill larger animals.” For the gun enthusiasts, that’s only partly true, as there is also the option of using slugs. But what if there’s another addition that will soon be added to the definition? How about, illegal.

In a series of fascinating, and eerie, posts over at the blog Beregond’s Bar (and linked on Redstate.com), author “Tom” pens a four-part series on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and their new campaign to change the definition of the term “shotgun.” A change, based on a recent study,* that could soon make some of them illegal. But as Tom points out, the implications for all guns are chilling.

Read the rest at The Blaze.

Media Matters’ Potentially Lethal Distortions on Guns

From Big Government:

Everyone wants to keep guns away from criminals, but gun control advocates, such as Media Matters, don’t want to acknowledge that there are costs to disarming law-abiding citizens. Lately Media Matters has particularly been incensed that anyone would point out that the vast majority of denials from Brady Act background checks involve so-called “false positives” — law-abiding citizens incorrectly being identified as banned individuals.

Media Matters claims that all those stopped by the background checks from buying guns are prohibited individuals, that no mistakes are made by the government. And Media Matters is willing to engage in any amount of name calling and fraudulent photos to attack those who question their claims.

There are several things to understand about how the Brady Law background check process works. At gun stores or other registered dealers, would-be buyers have to fill out a form asking whether there are any criminal convictions or types of mental illness that would prevent them from legally purchasing the weapon. Falsely answering these questions amounts to perjury. If someone answers the question by saying that they have a background that prohibits them from buying, a gun dealers stop right there and do not even process those forms. And if someone is believed to have knowingly provided false information on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) form and prosecutors believe that they can prove that knowingly false information was provided, the would-be buyer faces prosecution.

Yet, the NICS system accidentally flags many law-abiding people, stopping those who simply have the same name as a prohibited individual from buying a gun.

Read the rest at Big Government.

The Scandal of ‘Gun-Walking’

From National Review:

Why did the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives stand by and watch as guns were transported across our southern border to Mexico, to be used by violent drug cartels?

The phenomenon of “gunwalking” appears to be a standard sting-operation tactic that in this case has gone wildly awry. The idea was that federal authorities would approve firearms purchases that seemed suspicious, and then monitor the buyers to see where the guns ended up. But the scale of the purchases was massive, and the agents on the ground kept anxiously waiting for the order to stop monitoring and intervene, according to stunning accounts from ATF agents and documentation uncovered by CBS News and other sources. As early as March 2010, ATF agents were finding the “monitored” firearms in the hands of suspected criminals in Mexico. One ATF e-mail reported,“Our subjects purchased 359 firearms during March alone,” including “numerous Barrett .50 caliber rifles.”

Read the rest at National Review.

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