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Guns are as Natural to the American Way of Life as Violence

To preserve all that’s great about America, gun ownership must be protected—maybe even expanded.

There are those who believe that America is moving toward a crisis tipping-point and that the outcome will determine if the country can continue its “exceptionalism” as the dominant economic, military and political leader in the world. There is dread spreading among thinking people that if the country continues on its current trajectory it will, as has every dominant power of the past 5,000 years, recede and slip into the backwaters of failed empires.

Tagged as the primary culprits for the diminishing American power are a paralyzed government, continued deficit spending, an out of control national debt, anti-Christian corroding social mores and godless, socialist-leaning leaders who are unwilling to stand up for what America stands for.

America has always stood strong for the three “Gs”: God, guns and greed. Paramount to this philosophy is individual freedom and particularly the individual’s explicit right to protect themselves against the threats of enemies foreign and domestic. Inherent in the right to individual protection is the freedom to own and if need be, use a gun.

The Founding Fathers believed that the right to “bear arms” was so sacrosanct they made it even more essential than the right of free speech Bear_Armsand the right to vote. Soon after the constitution was ratified, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Act that put strict controls on free speech and mandated stiff prison stays for those who violated the law. While the right to vote was embedded within the constitution, it was limited to “free white male property owners.” (It should be noted that women were not allowed to vote, but they could own a gun.) Except for making it illegal to sell or provide guns to “native savages” or those of color who happened to be slaves, every single American had an inalienable right to own any number and type of gun they wanted. With this as a guiding philosophy and the effective use of guns, Americans conquered a continent and came to dominate the world.

But now the right of Americans to own and use guns is under a shameful direct frontal assault by the sacrilegious efforts of demagogues who seek to usurp this sacred right granted by our forefathers and inspired by divine deity. In and of itself that is bad enough, but what makes it even worse is that this attack is being led by our very own elected American leaders. The Founding Fathers would regard this type of activity as little more than traitorous treachery designed to weaken the very fiber of America. It is likely not a coincidence that the effort to take guns out of the hands of Americans coincides with the decline of American vibrancy and power at home and in the world.

These rapists of rights may deny that they seek to prohibit or control individual gun ownership, but their actions belie their words. For example, there is an emotional movement afoot to ban the sale of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Falsely portraying assault weapons as nothing more than excessively efficient “killing tools,” these effete snobs of intellectualism strive to ban what is essentially a God-given implement of self-defense. At the same time, they ignore the fact that last year only 358 people were killed by assault weapons equipped with high capacity magazines, while 32,885 people were killed in or by automobiles. The fact that we don’t hear these same nattering nabobs calling for a ban on the sale and ownership of cars should tell you something about their distorted belief in the preservation of the American way; and that the politicians among them are more influenced by the car lobby, than the freedom-loving gun lobbyists.

The first step in this insidious effort to deny Americans the right to own guns comes in the innocuous, seemingly benign form of a “background check.” These haters of American rights tell us they don’t want to ban guns, but to just compile a little background information on those who own them. Don’t be fooled. You need little imagination to know exactly where that will lead to and how the information could be used. As shocking as it might seem, there has even been talk of putting forward a “foreground check” before a person could buy a gun. Under this scheme those who seek to purchase a gun would not only have to disclose to the government their past associations and activities, but also agree to be analyzed by a licensed psychologist (no doubt a bleeding-heart liberal) to determine what the individual might do in the future, if they did own a gun. If this passes, it will surely be an end to America as we know it.

These efforts must be stopped dead in their tracks if individual freedom in America is to be preserved. Fortunately for all freedom loving Americans, WikiLeaks has obtained and released a copy of the background check form the government wants to use to determine a person’s qualification to own a gun. This form is called “The American Freedom to Own and Keep Guns Information Repository.”

To help you understand and make your own decision as to how deviously stealthy this first step in denying Americans their basic right to own and use guns, listed below is a partial list of some of the (up to now secret) questions and information proposed to be asked and gathered.

Select your favorite television show:

  • Doomsday Preppers
  • American Sniper
  • American Guns
  • Sons of Guns
  • Moonshiners
  • Jesse Ventura: Conspiracy Theory
  • Sara Palin’s Alaska

If you read, what is your favorite magazine or newspaper?:

  • Guns and Ammo
  • The New York Times
  • Shotgun News
  • Time
  • Rifle Shooter
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Shooting Times

Answer the following as truthfully as you can:

  • Do you tend to watch The Military Channel more frequently than CNN?
  • Do you believe your best look is camouflage?
  • What is the year, make and model of your pick-up truck?
  • Have you given your pick-up truck a name? Like “Big Dick,” “Rolling Rage,” or “Balls of Fire”
  • Is your rear window gun-rack designed for two or four rifles?
  • Does the term “turbocharged hemi” refer to your truck or a painful ailment you have suffered?
  • Do you often meet people you know deserve to die?
  • Are most people out to get you?
  • Do you feel you can never have enough ammo for your gun?
  • Do you think gun safes are for sissies?
  • Do you own any shirts that have collars, buttons or sleeves?
  • Do you consider a “double-wide” to be upscale housing?

These are just a few of the seemingly inoffensive questions asked on this background check form, (If you want to see the entire form go to www.wikileaks.org/guncontrol), but you can see how the compilation of this information in the hands of the government could be dangerous.

Fortunately, there are still some brave souls in America who are willing to stand up and fight for the preservation of the basic American right to own and use a gun (in self-defense). One of these unsung heroes is none other than the National Rifle Association leader, Mr. Wayne LaPierre. LaPierreSure, he looks like one of those slimy, prissy, pretty-boy lobbyists and his name sounds like he is some dad-gum foreigner, but he speaks for all Americans when he says, “The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

Sustaining and spreading the philosophy that America needs more, not less guns, is the best way to combat and defeat the intent of many to eliminate the basic right of all Americans to own guns. The truth is that it is impossible to keep bad people from having guns, so the answer is to make it a requirement that everyone must own and carry a gun. After all, the police can’t be everywhere, but people armed with guns can.

It’s simple logic: If some lunatic was thinking about going into a theater to shoot people, they would hesitate if they knew that everyone in the theater had guns. How many would see schools as an easy target if they knew that all teachers and student hall-monitors were fully armed? And there are other advantages. Road-rage would decline precipitously if the aggressive driver knew that the other driver was also packing heat. Even the term “going postal” at work would become moot if all managers openly carried a loaded side-arm on their hip.

To reduce the risk of innocent victims being injured as the result of a dispute between two individuals, the legality of personal duels should be reinstated. What many do not realize is that at the time of the adoption of the constitution, the “personal duel” was the accepted way to settle a dispute between two individuals. In reality the idea of a duel to the death reduced violence, because one knew that the other person was armed (and might be a better shot) and this encouraged them to work out their differences. The same thing could happen now if duels became legal again. (Plus, usually the only ones injured in a duel were the combatants.)

Above all, those who understand and love the greatness of America should not shirk from the responsibility to stand up for basic individual rights and liberty – especially the right to own a gun. Instead of passively accepting the actions of those who seek to eviscerate these rights, they should stand up and demand greater rights. Nothing would do that more than to require that everyone exercise their right to own a gun.

And the Moral of the Story …

America has marched from colony to super power and guns have been instrumental tools every step of the way. Americans took up arms to gain independence; then demanded and received the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Chastened by the power of British troops to control and confiscate arms in order to subjugate Americans to the will of the English government, the Founding Fathers were determined that never again would any government have such power. This end was accomplished by codifying in the most fundamental document of the country – the constitution – the right of every American to own a gun.

Sure, there is some fallout from this approach, but a mentality of violence, the settling of disputes at the point of a gun, random killings of innocents and even a few mass shootings is a small price to pay for protecting an American’s right to buy, own and use a gun. There are those who say that “times have changed” and the right to buy and own a gun is “outdated.” That’s really a code for saying that liberty is outdated. The important question to ask is: If we let them violate the constitutional right to own a gun, then what right will be next?

Those who care about America and its future should ignore all the random violence caused by guns and the fact that more Americans are killed by guns owned by individuals than any other country in the world. Stand fast! Protect the right of all of us to buy, own and use guns. It is, after all, the American way.

In Defense of Guns: If God Did Not Intend for Us to Have Guns – They Wouldn’t Have Been Invented

Any attempt to ban guns is against the “Will of God” – Besides it’s unconstitutional, too.

There are many reasons for guns, but guns — for lack of a better term — are good! Guns give the powerless, power; the vulnerable, security; the crazies, ak47confidence; the hunters, prey; the obscure, notoriety; the disillusioned, recourse and the offended, revenge; but most of all, guns allow the goodness of God to triumph over the evil of the Devil. For that reason, any dispassionate discussion about guns and their possible regulation or abolition must start with that premise: “Guns are good,” because if they weren’t, then God surely would not have allowed them to be invented. And in the same scriptural reasoning, if guns are misused, it is caused only by the Devil’s evil scheming.

How Do I Know? The Bible Tells Me So . . .

Anyone who diligently studies the Bible (as I have) will learn that God allowed for the invention of guns in order to enlist His legions of believers to use them to smite and smote the evildoers and infidels in this world. Prior to the invention of guns it was difficult and cumbersome to smite and smote evildoers – especially in large groups. So when it comes to killing (specifically those who deserve it), the invention of the gun was advance of, well, Biblical proportions. The gun clearly separates good Wayne LaPierrefrom evil. In fact the head of the National Rifle Association eloquently documented this philosophical difference when he stated, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This makes it clear that the only way to stop any evil caused by guns is not to get rid of guns, but to get more guns.

And when it comes to guns, God doesn’t like to choose sides. Still, while it may seem like a coincidence that those who have the biggest and most guns almost always win; it is, in fact, Divine Providence. Accordingly, when the good guys win, they uniformly declare they did so because “God was on their side.” They give thanks and credit to God for their success at killing the godless heathens.

Biblical scholars also support this contention with scripture. They point out that the invention of guns was another way – besides fire, floods, earthquakes, pestilence, and a dollop of brimstone – for His display of the “Wrath of God.” Sure, the Bible tells us that God is loving and merciful, but even God’s patience can be tested and an expression of the wrath of God is, occasionally, important. Not surprisingly, the same Bible that speaks of God’s mercy and love offers abundantly more references to God’s wrath. For example: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men” (Rom. 1:18). “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”

Moreover, it is right for God to rain wrath on evildoers and non-believers; for if God did not punish wrongdoers and sinners He would, in effect, be condoning evil and sin. If God were to compromise with wickedness He would, in a sense, be condoning it; and we all know God does not want to do that. In the contemporary sense, if we humans claim to be true believers who are against evil and yet are unwilling to use guns to join with God to administer His wrath, then we are nothing more than moral lepers. It is written: “God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psalm 7:11), and we should be, too. Guns play an important role in administering the wrath of God, because they allow the true-believers to partner with God to smote and smite evil; and in exchange receive the promise of glory and salvation (and sometimes 72 virgins) in the presence of God for eternity. Hey, those 72 virgins is reason enough to have and use guns!, but there are many more reasons why, beyond following the “Will of God”, guns should be more glorified than condemned.

For example, guns are a natural tool for population control. Think of how crowded the world would be today, the ecological problems, the strain on food supplies and water; not to mention the acceleration of global warming we would be facing if, over time, guns had not been used to kill millions and millions of people. China, despite being the country that invented gun powder, has tight control over guns and gun ownership; and as a result, they have like over a billion people that they have to feed and take care of. If you think America is crowded now, just think how claustrophobic the country would be if the constitution had banned – rather than promoted – guns for everyone.

So it Shall be Written; So Shall it be Done

And speaking of the constitution. The Second Amendment guarantees every American’s right to own guns. This amendment has generally been interpreted by the Courts to mean that citizens have a “right to bear arms, ”and this is as it should be. Keep in mind, however, that some revisionist historians (who are opposed to guns) claim to have discovered long-lost minutes of the Constitutional Convention that seem to indicate that the original intent of the phrase “right to bare arms” was actually proposed to guarantee the right of Southern redneck males to wear wife-beater T-shirts. Let’s hope that this interpretation does not hold up.

Proudly Made in America

We should also be proud that guns are one of the few things we can buy now that are actually made in America. In fact, more guns of all types are made in America and exported to other countries like Mexico – than any other country in the world. (It should be a source of pride that American manufactured guns are the guns of choice for all but one of the Mexican drug cartels.) America leads in other gun categories as well: In no other nation is the number of guns per capita as high as it is in America; with almost 90 guns for every 100 individuals. That is almost double the per capita rate for the second and third place countries; Serbia and Yemen. Russia is way behind with only 8 guns per 100 of population. The number of guns in American enables us to be the most efficient country in the world when it comes to homicides; almost 80 percent of all homicides in America are caused by guns. Only a few countries in Latin America can come close to matching this efficiency. Do we really want to give all this up, just to keep guns out of the hands of a few crazies? I think not!

Like everything else in America, when we do something, we want to do it better and more efficiently. It’s the same when it comes to homicides by gun. The easy MadeInAmericaavailability of assault weapons and magazine clips that can hold 100 or more armor-piercing bullets assures our supremacy in efficient homicides will be maintained. That is unless some Socialist leading, bleeding-heart (yes, intended pun) tries to outlaw them. The manufacture, ownership and use of guns is another example of “American Exceptionalism” that we should be willing to defend; and defend with guns if need be.

One of the more primordial reasons to resist any effort to control gun ownership is that it enables the American male can continue to be the “great white hunter.” (Have you noticed that there are more minority ice hockey players than there are minority hunters?) Hunting and killing something is the last link the American male has to a society of male dominance and a reliance on the male for protection and subsistence. Hunting lets a “man be a man” and harkens back to a time when a man, his gun and his dog were all that mattered. (It is of note that when Sarah Palin wanted to show she was “as good as the guys,” she released pictures of herself moose hunting.)

In the past, using guns to hunt for food was a necessity (although native American Indians did quite well bringing down buffalo without guns), but today hunting for survival is unnecessary and has instead become more important as a therapeutic and cathartic bonding experience for the male. Emasculated by society and harnessed to a desk most of the time, hunting allows the male to escape back to the ways of nature that God intended. There is no feeling quite like the feeling of killing something, especially if it is defenseless. This is important to the ego and mental health of many males; take away their guns and they would be psychologically naked. Today, hunting and killing prey is not for food, but for a “trophy.” It is a trophy that signifies male dominance and masculinity; and would not be possible without guns. This is just another example that guns are good. (Sure, some of those who oppose guns have suggested that the issuance of paint-ball guns to hunters would allow for the male bonding and the thrill of the kill, without actually killing something, but those are also the type of people who approve gay marriage.)

In so many ways guns are about America – our past, present and hopefully, our future. Had it not been for guns, America would be a very different country than it is today. Guns – and our ability to keep and use them – are a clear manifestation of our very freedom. If we cannot be free to own guns, how can we truly be free? To protect our freedom we need to be free to have any type of gun we want. The bigger the gun and the more bullets it can rapidly fire, the better it is. Anyone who is in favor of abolishing or severely regulating guns is going against the will of God and – even more important – is un-American.

And the Moral of the Story …

Guns are good. If we want to do more good – for God and country – we need more guns. Guns do exactly what they are intended to do – kill things. So long as there is evil in this world – especially if they are armed – guns are needed to smite and smote them. And, assault rifles with a 100 bullet magazine allow us to smote them good. And when guns of the future include the capability of laser beam dismemberment, surely God will love us even more. In the end, the defense of gun ownership is our best defense against the loss of freedom and in helping God shower His wrath on evildoers. God bless guns!