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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Antifaschistische's picture

Dear FeralSerf,

I think you've been downed because many do not understand the classical context of 'liberal' and 'conservative' so please allow me to elaborate.

In the classical sense a 'conservative' was one who was dedicated to preserving the status quo.  The royal family, and their string of princes, and dukes, and wealthy land owners were the "conservatives" who resisted all change to the existing "system" as do all 1%ers everywhere here and throughout history.   Today's 1%'ers also resist change (like abolishing the FED).   In a classical sense these would be called 'conservatives'

In a classical sense the 'liberal' resisted the status quo.

Modern eco-political vernacular has turned these terms upside down.   The 'liberal' in the revolutions you've referred to would today be considered Anarchist and "right wing extremists".   The "conservatives" in the revolutions you've mentioned would be all the people "inside the beltway (regardless of political party)" and perhaps everyone on Wall Street and all those living off the Central Banking Machine.

To compare those "classical liberals" to the crap that calls itself "liberal" today is not only an insult to revolutionaries it's insulting to even pay them defacto tribute with our words.

jimmytorpedo's picture

Fuck the People's Front of Judea.

We're the Judean People's Front.

FeralSerf's picture

It's not easy to carry on a conversation with someone that has different definitions for the words that are being used.  That's the core "benefit" of doublespeak that makes it so useful to the PTB and their media.

Teamtc321's picture

It's also beneficial to Alinsky tactic's also, eh........?

sessinpo's picture

You have a huge misconception. But at least your handle reflects you well.

Jungle Jim's picture

"Common sense is that faculty by which we perceive that the earth is flat."

Shell Game's picture

What a disaster they play with..  Not only is this a societal powder keg it is economic suicide.  While Molon Labe states bring capital in by being a gun manufacture haven, the Take Them states push capital out.  Brilliant..

The control freaks can kiss my ass.

NuckingFuts's picture

As a resident of Missouri for over 15 years, I can say outside of St. Louis and KC, good luck with that.

Hulk's picture

This do boil my blood RR (as an owner of several battle rifles). And at the same time, DHS purchases 1.5 billion bullets, 28,000 tons in all.

Don't need to be a genius to read the writing on this wall...

Rogue Trooper's picture

Hulk Brother, grab a Ruger Scout 308 as a back up to your bunny bustin' AR PLATFORM BLACK RIFLE(S) OF DEATHTM.  Excellent SHFT option, the iron sights are superb. Get a true long eye relief scout scope with quick release rings... and some extra 10 round mags for it.

Molon Labe

Hulk's picture

RRA LAR 8, Midlength 308 with NV holosites and 3x flipper.

and they can take that Bitch away from me over my dead body...

Rogue Trooper's picture

Awesome Hulk,

Truely a fine piece of what will be termed in the future 'Constitutional Art for the Defence of Freedom' ;)

Sometime in the future such a piece will be displayed and stories told to sons and daughters of great acts of bravery and scarifice in the name of freedom. Of the dark times when the evil ones came to take these away from true patriots who where the last line of defence against the tyranny of the State.  They will be reminded to never let the bastards get a foot in the door ever again. Several hicap 20 round 7.62 X 51 mags will be handed out and the lesson will begin.



20834A's picture

Everyone here in Mo. knows this bill will never pass. One Rep. said it had as much chance of passing as the Rep who proposed it has of winning American Idol. Apparently it was some kind of maneuver in their stupid games.

CharlieSDT's picture

The best chance for America lies with those that have the means to resist and defend themselves against the violent death throes of the American empire. Those means include cooperation, courage, preparation, and and many, many guns. Force or the threat of force is the only argument these tyrants understand.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” This is fact. Hopefully it will be mostly tyrant blood this time around.

Freddie's picture

Pull the plug on TV and Hollywood.  If you watch their crap - you support The Matrix and your serfdom.  They control the sheep through TV and Hollywood's crap plus the rest of the media.

The Gooch's picture

Freddy, love ya bro, but it's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

Fuck Hollywood.

Kill your television.

Freddie's picture


Love ya.  Saw the posts above with you, Hulk, and Trooper plus the RRA and Ruger .308 Scout.  Great stuff.  Saw a ytube vid on the Ruger - reach out and touch some one.  

I was having a man crush (just kidding).  Keep up the good work. 

Molon Labe.

The Gooch's picture

A little birdy told me 3" groups with Iron sights at 150 yds.

Brass AND shitty steel.

Properly scoped it has way over 750 terminal potential.

Wild Boars and what not.

chubbar's picture

OT, but the supremes will rule whether the case against Obama can proceed this Tuesday. That will be the indication of whether the Supreme Court is fully compromised or not, way too much information that this guy is a fraud for it to be dismissed without a full hearing.


The decision of the Supreme Court will be released on Tuesday

Posted on | February 15, 2013 | 62 Comments

President Harrison J. Bounel

February 15, 2013 by Bob Livingston

Who is Harrison J. Bounel? According to the 2009 tax return submitted by President Barack Obama, he’s the President of the United States. All nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices are scheduled to discuss this anomaly today.

The case in question is Edward Noonan, et al v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State, and the Justices are finally looking at it thanks to the dogged determination of Orly Taitz. The case calls into question many of the documents Obama (Bounel, Soetoro, Soebarkah, etc.) has used and/or released as authentic since he came on the national scene. The case contends that the documents — birth certificate, Social Security number, Selective Service registration, etc. — are fakes or forgeries. If that’s the case, Obama should not have been on the California ballot in 2008 and, therefore, should not have received the State’s electoral votes.

Four of the nine Justices must vote to move the case forward. We’ll see.

Meantime, on Feb. 4, Kathleen O’Leary, presiding judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal, reinstated the appeal of Taitz v. Obama et al filed by Taitz when she ran for Senate. That case involves evidence of 1.5 million invalid voter registrations in the State of California. The appeal also involves Obama’s lack of legitimacy to hold the office of President based on his forged IDs, stolen Connecticut Social Security number, the fact the last name he’s using is not legally his and his fraudulent claim to be the U.S. citizen.

Evidence in the case includes:

  • A certified copy of the passport records of Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, showing her son’s legal last name to be Soebarkah, not Obama.


  • Obama’s school records from Indonesia, showing his citizenship to be Indonesian.


  • Sworn affidavits of top law enforcement experts and investigators, showing Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service certificate are forgeries and that the Social Security number used by Obama on his 2009 tax returns as posted on was fraudulent. (The SSN failed when checked through both E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service.)

On another legal front, Obama defaulted in the case of Grinols et al v. Obama et al on Jan. 30 when he failed to file a response within 21 days of being served notice of the suit. This case also involves Obama’s phony SSN.

The suit states:

[I]nvestigator Albert Hendershot found in the database of the name of the individual whose Social Security Obama is using. Acxciom-batch-solutions showed (Exhibit 1) that Harry J Bounel with the same Social Security number xxx-xx-4425 at 5046 S Greenwood Ave in Chicago, home address of Barack Obama, Database shows Bounel with the same address and Social Security number as Barack Obama himself. According to the databases last changes to the information on Harrison (Harry) J Bounel were made in and around November 2009 by Michelle Obama, who is listed as Bounel’s relative. Database changes can involve entering the information or deletion of information. It appears that changes made by relative Michelle Obama included deletion of information, which was done at a time when Taitz brought to Federal court in the Central District of California before Judge David O. Carter a case of election challenge by her client, former U.S. ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes and 40 state Representatives and high ranked members of the U.S. Military.

Recently obtained results of the 1940 census, Exhibit 2, provided the last missing link, link (sic) between Harry J. Bounel and the date of birth of 1890. Exhibit 2 shows the printout of the U.S. census, showing Harry J Bounel, immigrant from Russia, residing at 915 Daly Ave, Bronx, NY, age 50 during the 1940 census, meaning he was born in 1890, as shown in the affidavit of Investigators Daniels and Sankey.

There is a pattern of Obstruction of Justice and tampering with the official records and falsification/forgery of the official records related to Obama. This happens in particular when [George W.] Bush employees leave their positions and are replaced by Obama appointees.

Taitz has asked for expedited default judgment and post judgment discovery in this case out of fear that any records on hand at the Social Security office will be destroyed when George W. Bush-appointed Commissioner Michael Astrue leaves office in February. Records that might have proven Obama’s Selective Service registration was a forgery were destroyed in 2009 after Bush-appointed Selective Service Director William Chatfield resigned, Taitz alleges.

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bigkahuna's picture

It should not take the bullshit supreme court to "rule" on this type of issue. If anyone else pulled this crap, they would just get their ass in a sling from the damn feds. No court hearing at all - ass in sling.

power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely

FeralSerf's picture

"(The SSN failed when checked through both E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service.)"

Does this mean that if I employ Mr. What's-his-name, I would be committing a crime?

Which leads into another question:  "Who is What's-his-name's employer at present?"  And why isn't he being prosecuted?

TBT or not TBT's picture

The guy gave a great speech at the Dem convention in 2004, so that's that.  Black Jesus.    They're in denial that he's anti-american to the core.   That's the bigger problem with him.

BigJim's picture

This 'birther' stuff is kind of interesting, but I fail to see why people get so excited about it. Imagine that, just before the election, Obama got disqualified because of irregularities in his citizenship.

So McCain would have got in. Or Hitlery Cliton. There - feel any better?

The problem with Obama isn't his provenance. It's what he does. But what he does is no different to what any of these puppets do. The problem with Obama isn't his citizenship, the problem with Obama is that the sheep voted for him and would vote for another shyster just like him in a heartbeat.

Getting him thrown out now is a complete sideshow.

20834A's picture

Resisting alone is not productive and will only lead to your death and disparagement from MSM and TPTB. I hope that if I have to die it will have great propaganda value.


midtowng's picture

This article is just stupid. No one is talking disarmament.

What people should be up in arms about is the destruction of every other one of our rights. The 2nd Amendment has been largely untouched. The 1st, 5th, and 6th Amendments are the ones under assault.

krispkritter's picture

 ...And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure... T. Jefferson

AnAnonymous's picture

The speech was delivered from his balcony, with his slaves listening to that stuff.

Parading coercion for freedom, the 'american' joy since 1776, July, 4th...

krispkritter's picture

Taking a break from pushing out a Mini-Me on the side of the road? What happened? A yak stumbled nearby and break your concentration? I'm sure the Chinese Emperors of long ago were as pure as the driven snow...snow blended with yak dung and China citizenisms tears and bowel movements, ground into muddy soup by the carts carrying their newly castrated relatives off to make man models for the entitled. 

AnAnonymous's picture

Of course not. The Chinese emperors declared freedom a human right in 4500 BC and kept slaves for centuries.

Check any good 'american' historical facts book, it is in.

After all, 'americanism' is human nature.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

AnAnonymous said:

The Chinese emperors declared freedom a human right in 4500 BC and kept slaves for centuries.

Must have been imposed on ancient Indo European Han people back then by George Washington and Abe Lincoln transported downthere by Ben Franklin inventionated time travel flying rickshaw.

After all, 'americanism' is human nature.

Best. Sound like 'americanism' is a Chinese citizenism creation of Indo European Han people during the Xia Dynasty. Explains much the pushing onto exterior and renaming it 'americanism' when it not such a thing.

But hey, Chinese citizenism nature is eternal, as is seen by AnAnonymous always travests reality.

AnAnonymous's picture

Hey, nothing about the need to craft a word like USism?

USism, there's some potential here.

20834A's picture

And those slaves were liberated (Civil War) by the blood of (true) Americans who believed in Freedom. Whatever politics motivated the Civil War, the fact is that hundreds of thousands of oORDINARY people died for what they deeply believed (whether right or wrong). My impression is that YOU would never be so idealistic. You'd probably just sneer that it was stupidly naive. Don't worry. As much as I disagree with your smirking viewpoint of all things American, as a faithful lover of Constitutional ideals, I would protect your right to express it.

BigJim's picture

The war wasn't faught over slavery. It was faught over the right of the states to secede from the Union. Lincoln made it clear at the start of the war he didn't give a fig for the slavery issue, it was all about preserving the Union.

As for the soldiers? I imagine the bulk of them were your standard cannon-fodder... youths brainwashed by their elders into believing 'my country - right or wrong!' and in the glory of battle. Too bad they didn't all stay at home and tell the authorities to go fight their own battles.

Lots of countries ended the digraceful practice of slavery without the wholesale slaughter of hundreds of thousands of young men. Lincoln guaranteed the US never got the option.

ramacers's picture

of course. make sure the bad guys know the good guys outgun them.

Motorhead's picture

Guns and butter, bitchez!

krispkritter's picture

Lipid Leggin'! (Post this every so often, great read if you haven't done so yet...)

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

New to me (Lipid Leggin') -great read! - Thank You!

Smiley's picture

If you aren't doing so now, you better get out to the gunshows and start shaking hands and networking.

hampsterwheel's picture

Registration will be the line in the sand for all men, we will see who is worthy of freedom and who is a coward and - doesn't deserve the freedom the founders gave you. You show that you have nothing more important that your cable tv and NFL red zone on the ipad -

The sad part of this is that should you use a weapon to defend your home in an environment where they are illegal - you best get rid of the body and not call the police as you will be in jail and proporty siezed as the whole system will attempt to crush you as an example - they will be ruthless in their blood lust to destroy the family the criminal died trying to do...these are trying times indeed....

CH1's picture

we will see who is worthy of freedom and who is a coward

Yes, and... If they won't act now, they won't act then.

moneybots's picture

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


The political sycophants refuse to see that truth.

Rustysilver's picture

Wrong focus: while everyone is worrying about Second Amendment I concern about all other ones. .gov can stick a finger up your @ss  just for you to go from one town to the other.  Correspondence, email, surveillance, stopping you and going thru your car belongings.

This is a nice diversion that everyone has fallen for.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Right focus.  The government would like to stick a fist up your ass.

Tucson Tom's picture

I have but one choice.I am 72 and our family goes back to the 5th Commandant of the USMC.I would betray then all if I were to surrender and register.MOLON LABE!

20834A's picture

Ditto. My family came to America in 1709 and has fought in ALL the wars. I am a vet. I honor my oath. And I honor my forebears.

shinola's picture

I suggest that every household should be supplied with a small thermonuclear device.


Only the M.A.D. principle can assure peace & equality.