Guest Post: Gun Rights - Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left?

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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

Gun Rights: Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left?

Throughout history, citizen disarmament generally leads to one of two inevitable outcomes:  Government tyranny and genocide, or, revolution and civil war.  Anti-gun statists would, of course, argue that countries like the UK and Australia have not suffered such a result.  My response would be – just give them time.   You may believe that gun control efforts are part and parcel of a totalitarian agenda (as they usually are), or, you may believe that gun registration and confiscation are a natural extension of the government’s concern for our “safety and well-being”.  Either way, the temptation of power that comes after a populace is made defenseless is almost always too great for any political entity to dismiss.  One way or another, for one reason or another, they WILL take advantage of the fact that the people have no leverage to determine their own cultural future beyond a twisted system of law and governance which is, in the end, easily corrupted.

The unawake and the unaware among us will also argue that revolution or extreme dissent against the establishment is not practical or necessary, because the government “is made of regular people like us, who can be elected or removed at any time”. 

This is the way a Republic is supposed to function, yes.  However, the system we have today has strayed far from the methods of a Free Republic and towards the machinations of a single party system.  Our government does NOT represent the common American anymore.  It has become a centralized and Sovietized monstrosity.  A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name.  Both heads feed the same bottomless stomach; the predatory and cannibalistic pit of socialized oligarchy.

On the Republican side, we are offered Neo-Con sharks like George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, who argue for “conservative” policies such as limited government interference and reduced spending, all while introducing legislation which does the exact opposite.  The recent passage of the “Safe Act” in New York with extensive Republican support proves that Republicans cannot be counted on to defend true conservative values. 

The Democrats get candidates like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, who claim to be anti-war and against government abuse of civil liberties, and yet, these same “progressive and compassionate” politicians now froth at the mouth like rabid dogs sinking their teeth into the flesh of the citizenry, expanding on every tyrannical initiative the Republicans began, and are bombing more civilian targets in more foreign countries than anyone with a conscience should be able to bear.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; the government is not our buddy.  It is not our ally or friend.  It is not a “part of us”.  It is now a separate and dangerous entity.  A parasite feeding off the masses.  It has become a clear threat to the freedoms of average Americans.  It is time for the public to grow up, snap out of its childish delusions, and accept that there is no solace or justice to be found anymore in Washington D.C.  

Once we understand this fact, a question then arises – What do we do about it?  If we cannot redress our grievances through the election process because both parties favor the same authoritarian direction, and if our street protests are utterly ignored by the mainstream media and the establishment, and if civil suits do nothing but drag on for years with little to no benefit, then what is left for us?  Is the way of the gun the only answer left for the American people at this crossroads? 

I cannot deny that we are very close to such a conclusion.  Anyone who does deny it is living in a candy coated fantasy land.  However, there are still certain options that have not been exhausted, and we should utilize them if for no other reason than to maintain the moral high ground while the power elite continue to expose their own despotic innards.

State And County Nullification

The assertion of local authority in opposition to federal tyranny is already being applied across the country.  Multiple states, counties, and municipalities are issuing declarations of defiance and passing legislation which nullifies any future federal incursions against 2nd Amendment protections.  For instance, the Gilberton Borough Council in PA in conjunction with Police Chief Mark Kessler has recently adopted a resolution defending all 2nd Amendment rights within their municipal borders up to and including the denial of operations by federal officers:

Approximately 283 county Sheriffs and multiple police officers have taken a hard stand, stating that they will either not aid federal enforcement officials with gun control related activities, or, that they will not allow such activities within their county, period:

This trend of dissent amongst law enforcement officials debunks the nihilistic view promoted by disinformation agents that “no one in law enforcement will have the guts to stand up to the government no matter how sour it turns”.   It has also shaken the Obama Administration enough that the White House is struggling to counter it by wining and dining police unions and sheriffs departments in order to form their own “coalition of the willing”.  Obama seems to believe that holding press conferences using children or police as background props will somehow earn him political capital in the battle for gun rights, but I have my doubts:

Multiple states have legislation on the table to nullify as well, and it would seem that the violent push by the establishment to extinguish the 2nd Amendment has actually sharply rekindled the public’s interest in States Rights and the 10th Amendment.

This does not mean, though, that we should rely on nullification alone.  While the gun grabbers are stumbling into severe resistance at the national level, some representatives are attempting to supplant gun rights at the state level, including New York, California, Washington State, and Missouri.  The goal here is obvious; counter states rights arguments by using anti-gun legislators to impose federal controls through the back door of state legislation.

They will claim that if we support states rights, then we have to abide by the decisions of regions like New York when they ban and confiscate firearms.  It’s sad how gun grabbers lose track of reality.  Neither federal authority, nor state authority, supplants the legal barriers of the Constitution itself, meaning, no federal or local authority has the right or power to remove our freedom of speech, our freedom of assembly, our freedom of privacy, OR our freedom to own firearms (including firearms of military utility).  The Constitution and the Bill of Rights supersede all other legal and political entities (including treaties, as ruled by the Supreme Court).  At least, that’s what the Founding Fathers intended when they established this nation.  The point is, a state is well within its rights to defy the Federal Government if it is enacting unconstitutional abuses, and the people are well within their rights to defy a state when it does the same.

Economic Nullification

There is actually a fantastic economic opportunity to be had by states and counties that nullify gun control legislation.  Many gun manufacturers and retail businesses are facing financial oblivion if the establishment has its way, and moving operations outside the U.S. is not necessarily practical for most of them (gun manufacturing is one of the last business models we still do better than the rest of the world).  Municipalities could offer safe haven to these businesses, allowing them to continue producing firearms and high capacity magazines, fulfill expanding public demand, and create a surging cash flow into their area while at the same time giving the federal government the finger.

This strategy does not come without dangers, though.  Many states and counties are addicted to federal funding, and some would go bankrupt without it.  The obvious first response by the feds to protesting local governments will be to cut off the river of cash and starve them into subservience. 

This brand of internal financial warfare can be countered by local governments by nullifying a few other unconstitutional regulations, including those issued by the EPA and the BLM.  States and counties could easily disable federal land development restrictions and begin using resource development as a means to generate supplemental income.  North Dakota is essentially doing this right now in the Bakken Oil Fields, becoming one of the few states in America that is actually creating legitimate high paying jobs (instead of part time wage slave jobs), and growing more prosperous every year.

This tactic is not limited to state governments either.  Counties also have the ability, with the right officials involved, to regain control of their economic destinies anytime they want.  All it takes is the courage to rock the establishment boat.

Refuse All Registration Schemes

National firearms registration and gun databases are almost always followed by full gun confiscation.  The process is usually done in a standardized manner:  First demand extensive registration and cataloging of gun owners.  Second, ban more effective styles of weaponry, including semi-automatics and high capacity rifles (Let the sport hunters keep their bolt actions for a time, and lure them onto your side with the promise that they will get to keep their .270 or their 30-06).  Then take all semi-auto handguns.  Then, ban high powered magnum style bolt actions by labeling them “sniper rifles”.  Then demand that the gun owners that still remain allow official “inspections” of their home by law enforcement to ensure that they are “storing their weapons properly”.  Then, force them to move those weapons to a designated “warehouse or range”, locked away for any use other than recreational shooting.  Then, when the public is thoroughly disconnected from their original right to bear arms, take everything that’s left. 

Keep in mind that the federal government and certain state governments are acting as if they would like to skip ALL of the preliminary steps and go straight to full confiscation.  I am not discounting that possibility.  But, they may feign certain concessions in the near term in order to get the one thing they really want – full registration. 

Registration must be the line in the sand for every single gun owner in this country, whether they own several semi-automatics, or one pump action shotgun.  Once you give in to being registered, fingerprinted, photographed, and tracked wherever you decide to live like a convicted sexual predator, you have shown that you have no will or spirit.  You have shown that you will submit to anything.

After a full registration has been enacted, every gun (and maybe every bullet) will be tracked.  If confiscation is utilized, they know exactly what you have and what you should not have, and exactly where you are.  Criminals will still acquire weapons illegally, as they always have.  The only people who will suffer are law abiding citizens. It’s a recipe for dictatorship and nothing more.             

Gun Barter Networks

The retail firearms and ammo markets are Sahara dry right now, and will probably remain that way in the foreseeable future.  Anything that is available for purchase is usually twice the price it was last year.  Extremely high demand is removing retail from the picture before any legislation is even passed.  Enter barter…

Cash will remain a bargaining tool for as long as the dollar remains the world reserve currency and holds at least some semblance of value (this will end sooner than most people think).  That said, as gun items become scarce, the allure of cash may be supplanted.  The signs of this are already evident.

Gun owners are now looking more to trade firearms and accessories for OTHER firearms and accessories, because they know that once they sell an item, they may never see it again, and the usefulness of cash is fleeting.  Gun Barter is not only a way for firearms enthusiasts to get what they need, it is also a way for them to move around any future gun sale restrictions that may arise.  Private gun sales are legal in some states, but do not count on this to last.  Barter leaves no paper trail, and thus, no traceable evidence of transaction.  For those who fear this idea as “legally questionable”, all I can do is remind them that an unconstitutional law is no law at all.  If it does not adhere to the guidelines of our founding principles, our founding documents, and our natural rights, then it is just a bunch of meaningless words on a meaningless piece of paper signed by a meaningless political puppet.            

3D Printing And Home Manufacturing

3D Printing is now available to the public and for those with the money, I recommend they invest quickly.  Unless the establishment wants to make the possession of these printers illegal, as well as shut down the internet, there will be no way to stop data streamers from supplying the software needed to make molds for every conceivable gun part, including high capacity mags.  This technology has been effectively promoted by the Wiki Weapons Project:

According to current ATF law, the home manufacture of gun parts is not technically illegal, as long as they are not being produced for sale.  But in a state or county where federal gun laws have been nullified, what the ATF says is irrelevant. 

Home manufacturing of gun parts and ammo would be a highly lucrative business in such safe haven areas.  And, the ability to build one’s own self defense platform is a vital skill in a sparse market environment.  The ultimate freedom is being able to supply your own needs without having to ask for materials or permission from others.  It should be the goal of every pro-gun activist to reach this independence.

Force The Establishment To Show Its True Colors

While some in the general public may be incensed by the trampling of our freedoms by government, many (including myself) would view direct action and aimless French Revolution-style violence as distasteful and disastrous.  The moral high ground is all that any dissenting movement has.  It will be hard enough to keep this ground with the constant demonization of liberty minded people that is being espoused by propaganda peddlers like the SPLC and numerous media outlets.  We do not need to help them do their jobs.

Now, to be clear, I have NO illusions that the above strategies will defuse a confrontation between those who value freedom, and those who desire power.  The hope is that enough people within our population will refuse to comply, and that this will make any future despotism impossible to construct.  However, it is far more likely that these acts of defiance will elicit a brutal response from the government.  And in a way, that is exactly what we want…

The Founding Fathers went through steps very similar to those I listed above and more to counter the tightening grip of the British Empire during the first American Revolution.  The idea is simple:

Peacefully deny the corrupt system’s authority over your life by supplying your own needs and your own security, rather than lashing out blindly.  Force them to show their true colors.  Expose their dishonor and maliciousness.  Make them come after you like the predators they are, and then, once they can no longer play the role of the “defending hero” in the eyes of the public, use your right to self defense to send them a message they won’t forget.

Skeptics will claim that physical defense is useless against a technologically advanced enemy.  They will claim that we need a "majority" we do not have in order to prevail.  These are usually people who have never fought for anything in their lives.  They do not understand that the “odds” are unimportant.  They mean nothing.  No revolution for good ever begins with "majority support".  Each is fought by a minority of strong willed and aware individuals.  When all other methods of protest have been dismantled, the system leaves us with only two options: stand and fight, or kneel and beg for mercy.  All you need to know is what YOU would do when faced with that choice.  

There is no other culture on earth that has the capacity, like Americans currently do, to defeat centralists, defend individual liberty, and end the pursuit of total global power in this lifetime.  We are the first and last line.  If freedom is undone here, it is undone everywhere for generations to come.  This is our responsibility.  This is our providence.  There can be no complacency.  There can be no compromise.  There can be no fear.  It ends on this ground.  One way, or another…

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Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I'm sure most here have seen these, but here are some highlights from the gun violence hearings at the CT statehouse a few weeks ago:

Sandy Hook dad: you'll have to take my guns from my cold dead hands

Henson Ong at Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing - Hartford, CT - 1/28/2013

The Thunder Child's picture

"direct action and aimless French Revolution-style violence as distasteful and disastrous."

TPTB want a civil war, we need to unify and give them a revolution.

The begining and middle of a revolution will need to be intellectual and non compliant but you are NEVER going to unseat this Luciferian cabal by protest. We need to keep spreading the knowledge of their ill deeds and secret clubs to the masses, exposing the matrix for what it is and retaining the moral high ground so we can win. The only way to unseat these traitors of humanity from power towards the end will be BY FORCE. The one thing that these people in power fear are firing squads, gullotines and gallows and they will have all their cointel media singers tell you anyway they can that violence is not that answer.

Violence CAN be used for good.

The best way to defend yourself, your family, your property and your community is the milita, and if you are a US citizen you ARE the militia. Every able bodied man that does not work for the government between the age 18-45 IS THE militia and if you have previous military experience you can join up to the age of 60. If you don't have the courage to fight then join to be a medic, or support or logistics which any half decent fighting force needs. The 2nd amendment was written for just this scenario of tryannical goverenment and the state militia is there to protect and enforce the laws of the union (not the federal goverrnment).

You can either choose to use it and join your brothers or you can choose the road to serfdom. The Galactic Light Federation, the White Dragon Society, Drake lawsuits, Love Vibrations none of these things are going to save you!

Only you can save you, the time to start making bonds and begin training IS NOW.

Slewburger's picture

For those of you who may or may not know what the history of this flag that has made it's way into pop culture:

And for those interested in barter network:

Come take it bitchez!

Slewburger's picture

Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Molon Labe, bitchez!

Want peace, .gov?  Stay off my lawn, stay away from me.

Temporalist's picture

The Japanese and South Koreans seems to feel like that DCRB.  (I didn't see this linked or mentioned yet; it seems pretty important)

Rising Voices in S. Korea, Japan Advocate Nuclear Weapons


Chung is no fringe politician. He is the country's wealthiest lawmaker through his controlling shares in the Hyundai Heavy Industries group."

Officials in Tokyo and abroad have been quoted anonymously in the past as saying the answer to that question would be six months or less."

sullymandias's picture

"Registration must be the line in the sand for every single gun owner in this country, whether they own several semi-automatics, or one pump action shotgun.  Once you give in to being registered, fingerprinted, photographed, and tracked wherever you decide to live like a convicted sexual predator, you have shown that you have no will or spirit.  You have shown that you will submit to anything."

Self-righteous much, Brandon? I'm sure there are many gun owners who would politely tell you they didn't ask for your advice. Do you have a drivers license, Brandon? If so, "you have shown that you have no will or spirit". Imagine, allowing yourself to be registered like that, your signature tracked in a government database. "You have shown that you will submit to anything."

Give me a break. Life is full of choices. You can choose to make some humongous deal over registering your guns. It's really not that big a deal to some the rest of us. Man, imagine the idiotic hubris of somebody who doesn't even know me telling me that I have no will or spirit, simply because I decided to sign some registration form.

DanDaley's picture

Useful idiot. Joseph Stalin


fourchan's picture

"Our government does NOT represent the common American anymore.

It has become a centralized and Sovietized monstrosity.

A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name."

Raymond K Hessel's picture

You guys are insane.  

If the Dorner affair taught us anything about violent rebellion, it was that these episodes always end with militarized cops standing over the bodies of dead rebels.

GetZeeGold's picture



Dorner was a big gun control fan and an avid supporter of the current regime.


Funny how you don't hear much from the press about that.

Schmuck Raker's picture

"...bodies of dead rebels." ???

One dead murderer actually, and a marine and policeman to boot.


"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."              -Gandhi

BigJim's picture

 ...If the Dorner affair taught us anything about violent rebellion, it was that these episodes always end with militarized cops standing over the bodies of    dead rebels

There was more than one Dorner?

Was Dorner a rebel? Or just a guy with a grudge?

Even the most cursory knowledge of history shows it's not always the militarized cops who are the ones left standing at the end of a revolution.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

A BIG + 1, Temporalist

News about Korea and Japan, especially news I have not heard (like this) ia always very welcome.

You quoted: "He is the country's wealthiest lawmaker through his controlling shares in the Hyundai Heavy Industries group."

Hyundai (Motors) is very important to us down there in Peru...

China and N. Korea are just asking for Japan and S. KOrea to arm-up...

nmewn's picture

Pardon Mr. Bearing, I'd like to tuck this puppy in here.

Companies who will no longer sell to governments or its employees ;-)

The announcements read:

Effective today, in an effort to see that no legal mistakes are made by LaRue Tactical and/or its employees, we will apply all current State and Local Laws (as applied to civilians) to state and local law enforcement / government agencies. In other words, LaRue Tactical will limit all sales to what law-abiding citizens residing in their districts can purchase or possess.

Due the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity - will no longer be served as customers.

In short, Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York - henceforth and until such legislation is repealed, and an apology made to the good people of the State of New York and the American people.

The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. Law-enforcement agencies are typically exempt from these restrictions. EFI, LLC does not recognize law-enforcement exemptions to local, state, and federal gun control laws. If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.

We will not sell arms to agents of the state of New York that hold themselves to be "more equal" than their citizens.

As long as the legislators of New York think they have the power to limit the rights of their citizens, in defiance of the Constitution, we at Templar will not sell them firearms to enforce their edicts.

Templar Custom is announcing that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee will no longer be served as customers.

Based on the recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York. We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York. As a result we have halted sales of rifles, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, and silencers to New York governmental agencies.

Recently, companies such as LaRue Tactical and Olympic Arms have announced that they will no longer sell prohibited items to government agencies and personnel in states that deny the right to own those items to civilians. It has been and will continue to be Cheaper Than Dirt’s policy to not to sell prohibited items to government agencies and/or agents in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their citizens. We support and encourage other companies that share in this policy.

The Gooch's picture

Now if we could get all the ammo mfg. on board...

nmewn's picture

I stocked up when this turd got into office the first time (in Nov-Dec 08) but I don't think the shortage can last even though they think every "problem" can be solved by money issuance...this time by government contract.

In my opnion, let them "buy" however much they want. In these quantities it is being warehoused, not used up.

(Lightbulb goes on over head) ;-)

Under best case scenario, I look forward to the day when, this surplus hits the market at drastically reduced prices in order to

As an aside, ATK (former Honeywell) is a massive company and there is a long history there. It owns CCI & Federal...projectile components...primers etc.

The Gooch's picture

I stocked up prior re-election and continue to do so every chance I get.

Funny thing is they're "buying" with our fucking money.

Key is knowing where DHS bases/training centers/fusion centers/ armories are if it comes down to it.

Easily over-run by a handful of determined and skilled "citizens" according to "some book" I read... :)

Battle of Athens and what not.

They're poking the hornets nest.

Stingers they shall find.


nmewn's picture

Well, at least they do "very cleverly mark" the shipping containers for, um, observation and confirmation of arrival at destination ;-)

The Gooch's picture

There's plenty of UPS/Fed Ex patriots. Rest assured.


nmewn's picture

And truckers.

The containers are usually olive drab, here's a picture of one...

Skateboarder's picture

I was chill with the article (excellent by the way) until Brandon pulled the higher moral ground card with "criminals" and "law abiding citizens." What fucking law you want to abide by bro? The one that makes you chattel of the State and gives you permission to exist and specifies the legality of a false existence rather than the morality of a true one?

Do not take this kind of shit lightly, as this is how apathy is thoroughly bred into the minds of men. "LAW. ABIDING. CITIZEN" my ass. Don't steal, don't rape, don't murder, and don't fuck with other people's lives. Those are all the fucking rules and regulations you need on this planet. They are burned into your instinct through through what has now elapsed a few thousand years of cultural evolution. And you want to be a law abiding citizen to a phony set of laws pulled out of some evil wanker's hemmorhoid-laden crusty butthole? What a fucking idiot.

Fuck you Brandon Smith, for your hypocrisy in this matter.

koncaswatch's picture

+1 for the message (natural law); not so much for the delivery of the ad hominem

Skateboarder's picture

Thanks. It was the first article of the day and no coffee had been tossed in the system yet. Now reporting with 30% more eloquence.

The Gooch's picture

Does that 30% count for the "inflation" of coffee? (This ain't your pappy's arabica)


SWRichmond's picture

The adoption and existence of the second amendment, fulfilling a promise made by Madison to Henry et al at the Virginia Ratification Debates for the creation of a "bill of rights", is a rallying cry to be used with the masses who, for some reason, still need the imprimateur of legality.

But frankly, I need no one's "permission" to protect myself and my liberty.  Thus, I need no one's "permission" to possess the means to do so.  The Bill of Rights merely recognizes the pre-existence of fundamental human rights, and imposes that recognition of the federal government.  That is all.

I have these rights whether some esoteric "government-thing" recognizes them or not.

"Here is a revolution as radical as that which separated us from Great Britain. It is radical in this transition; our rights and privileges are endangered, and the sovereignty of the states will be relinquished: and cannot we plainly see that this is actually the case? The rights of conscience, trial by jury, liberty of the press, all your immunities and franchises, all pretensions to human rights and privileges, are rendered insecure, if not lost, by this change, so loudly talked of by some, and inconsiderately by others. Is this tame relinquishment of rights worthy of freemen? Is it worthy of that manly fortitude that ought to characterize republicans? It is said eight states have adopted this plan. I declare that if twelve states and a half had adopted it, I would, with manly firmness, and in spite of an erring world, reject it. You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government."

"But I am fearful I have lived long enough to become an old-fashioned fellow. Perhaps an invincible attachment to the dearest rights of man may, in these refined, enlightened days, be deemed old-fashioned; if so, I am contented to be so."

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. I am answered by gentlemen, that, though I might speak of terrors, yet the fact was, that we were surrounded by none of the dangers I apprehended. I conceive this new government to be one of those dangers: it has produced those horrors which distress many of our best citizens. We are come hither to preserve the poor commonwealth of Virginia, if it can be possibly done: something must be done to preserve your liberty and mine."


Supernova Born's picture

The fight can literally still be won with a moving van!

If NY'ers enraged by the SAFE act went to PA and made their presence known, PA would be solidly pro-gun.

If pro-gun Californians and Coloradans moved to Oregon and Washington and insisted on their gun rights being respected, both those states would remain/become solidly pro-gun.

Gays/Lesbians have to congregate to enjoy their lifestyle. If gun rights folks did, gun rights would not be in question in the vast majority of the US.

Sure wish the Second Amendment had been enough.

runningman18's picture

You aren't thinking clearly, skate.  He's talking about not going off half-cocked and giving the enemy more political ammunition to bury us with.  He says in the article that an unconstitutional law is no law at all, so your anger is going in the wrong direction.   Read, man!  Use your head! 

jeff montanye's picture

look on the bright side.  after gun registration the feds either won't confiscate the guns, in which case the guns are not taken, or they will try, in which case a lot more people will see, both in and out of government, the military and law enforcement, what is really going on with the two headed beast with one belly.  

killing muslim americans in yemen, or even the teen-aged son, does not get the masses going like perhaps it should.  this one, however, has legs.  

my observation is that the democratic base is increasingly lukewarm to cold about obama.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

my observation is that the democratic base is increasingly lukewarm to cold about obama.

Huh, and yet his media base has never been more enthused. Funny that.

smlbizman's picture

my republican state rep in maryland, {which is rare and voiceless in annapolis} along with a collection of democratic  thieves that makes california look good {pelosi.maryland bred} he came out and said..."owning a gun is a priviledge"...and you should have required training and a license that must be renewed every 5 years to the tune of 453.00 dollars......453.00 how do these guys come up with these perfect numbers...8k for homes, 9. per hour min wage a republican in a state the demographically is republican....three sesspools, baltimore city, mongomery and prince georges cntys control the entire state, ...but he stands with the owe malley machine....they are rapidly narrowing it down were you will only have 2 choices....submission or yippy kye yea motherfuckers.....


Waterfallsparkles's picture

Maryland just redistricted.  They combined Northern Baltimore County with Mongomery County.  This is to wash out the Republican votes in Norther Baltimore County.

You also have all of the Baltimore Blue Bloods that are all Democratic.

Maryland does not stand a chance with O'Malley.  He taxes everything.   A lot of gun owners will be unhappy if he puts a $100. per year tax on each Gun.  Which is what he wants to do.

Waterfallsparkles's picture

Also, the reason for a License is so they can take it away.  No License no Gun.  Don't pass the Training or pay the fee, your Gun(s) are confiscated.

The License is an interesting angle for Gun Confiscation.  They can then dictate terms as to what Guns can be Licensed.  How many Guns one License would cover, etc.

Also, under the License they probably will have the right to come and inspect the Gun(s) at your Home to make sure it is safe and stored properly, etc.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

it is good to know so many understand "freedom" as the responsible position..thank you ZH for allowing free expression, (a big thing in todays world from one banned from many political sites for stating facts by the way)..

one item I have not seen repeated recently, of the 300 million guns in private hands in the USA less than.001% of these guns are ever are found to have been used in gun crimes (excluding police and military gun use)..

this seems such a simple fact and say versus the automobile and death and injury is miniscule threat to anyone in the USA.

salvadordaly's picture

<<<<<<        stand and fight,

<<<<<<        kneel and beg for mercy

I can't uptick myself, but my vote is STAND AND FIGHT DAMN IT!!!!!

Citxmech's picture

<<<<<<          Bide your time, and go "Grey Man"


<<<<<<          Passive resistance, i.e., "Starve the Beast"


A few more options out there than go: "Chris Dorner" or "kneel and suck."


sessinpo's picture

<<<<< Passive resistance, i.e., "Starve the Beast"


Have you considered that the beast is using passive resistance against you?

They don't have to come to you door physically and have a confrontation. They can simply make laws, change tax codes, regulate. All passively until YOU become unpassive.

CH1's picture

How about multiple strategies?

Starve the beast, undermine the beast, etc.

The important thing is to STOP TALKING AND START DOING.

Citxmech's picture

My own opinion is that the beast is using measured yet active aggression toward us.  My point is that there are many avenues with which to resist these threats beyond:  1. Doing nothing; and 2.  Going "full retard.'

We need to be exploring our options and impliment the methods of activism that resonate best with our personal values while being mindful of our act's effects on our families and communities.  

All Risk No Reward's picture

The Big Finance Capital Beast is using 5th grade math to bankrupt your nation.  Debt based monetary systems are weaponized systems engineered to steal the wealth of the nation without the people figuring out the con game.

The game is coming to and end and collpase is in the red zone...  first chart...

So the Big Finance Capital Beast wants to disarm their victims.

Big Pharma, FDA approved and correctly prescribed "medications" killed 300 people a day in 2000 - probably 10-20% more now.

There is no false flage Fast and Furious event to target Big Pharma medications, is there?

If they "cared about us," why not?  THEY DON'T CARE, THAT'S A CONTRADICTION!

They want weapons that can do the most damages to the Big Finance Capital Berast removed from the Debt Money Tyranny Victim Class.

Speaking of Big Pharma - that's the one consistent factor in all these mass shootings, right?  Nobody in the establishment wants to talk about that, right?

salvadordaly's picture

The stand and fights have won by a unanomas majority!  U.S. Government prepare to have your ass kicked. No Mercy gentlemen. The traitors that have decided to forgo the Bill of rights as an American citizen shall now be declared just that, a TRAITOR! Round them up and off they go! Citizens Unite! Time to end this regime! This is not screaming FIRE in the theatre. This is a time for action, YOU WILL NOT INFRINGE ON MY RIGHTS!

klockwerks's picture

Thanks for the texasguntrader web site. Wouldn't live anywhere else

Manthong's picture

“the history of this flag”..    thanks.. that was nice to learn.  

Notice that they stayed true to the spirit of the flag and kept a cannon on it.

Banksters's picture

Best sentence of the article:


For those who fear this idea as “legally questionable”, all I can do is remind them that an unconstitutional law is no law at all.


JUST IGNORE THE FUCKING LAWS.   When the 'authorities' want to make an example out of a lawbreaker, we need to stand united.   It is that simple.

There are a million and one creative ways to bring the bureaucratic mafia to its knees, through individual incentives, some might say anarchistic methods. No I'm not talking about chaos, but rather the rejection of centralized control.

jwoop66's picture

I am with you on this one.  When the "authorities" make their example is when we see if we have the spine to stand up.  "They" WILL make their move.  Will we?  I believe the fate of the Republic hinges on that question.

CompassionateFascist's picture

The "Republic" is decades long-gone. Brother Woodrow killed it long ago with the Fed, the Income Tax, and WW I. We can get it back, but only through Civil War and complete liquidation of the collectivists. Either we do them, or they will do us. 

CH1's picture

Here's a cool thought experiment:

If productive people flatly stopped obeying the state, what would happen?

mumcard's picture

Men with machine guns would show up to stand over the workers.  Just like in the USSR.  5 people to do 1 person's job and it still comes out half assed.