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:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2013/02/03/first-molon-labe-town-in-america/

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:

http://cspoa.org/sheriffs-gun-rights/

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:

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-asks-police-help-pass-183056466.html


http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55716645-90/com-congress-doing-enforcement.html.csp

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:

http://defensedistributed.com/

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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Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:57 | 3249784 Room 101
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"During that time, my organization was able to defeat gun control legislation. The organization I left behind was able to get concealed carry reform through the legislature after I left."

There are several state level organizations that are doing a very good job.  Here is a link to one of the best:

http://www.vcdl.org/

They have a free e-mail alert.  Sign up for it and see an example of a gun rights group that is getting the job done

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:34 | 3249459 cherry picker
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This will not go down well.  Too many are sucking at the teats of the two headed snake you describe and will fight to the death to keep their teats, not realizing that it is the rest of us who are feeding the snake.

We have no choice.  The only way to control the snake is not by war or violence, we must quit feeding it and allow it tto die or slim down to where it is controllable.

Anyone have the courage to no longer feed it?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:10 | 3249538 CH1
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Anyone have the courage to no longer feed it?

Actually, a lot of people are doing tht already. They just don't talk about it on the surveillance web.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:36 | 3249721 Banksters
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+1000

If people need to be told ways to stop feeding the beasts, something is structurally wrong with their thought processes.

 

Here is a hint, for example.

 

If you don't like drivers licenses( is moving freely a right or a privelege?), don't get one.   State loses, freedom wins.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:34 | 3249460 Phoenix_Rising
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Do your own test...

Ask people about Central banks printing and devaluing their currencies - OR- the wavering big bank derivative exposure - OR- the impending doom of the reserve/petrodollar status OR..... I could go on and on here.

You get a bunch of blank stares.

THEN.....

Ask people about taking their guns. Yes sir, this is "the" hot button issue.

Obama will have to tear this country apart to get the guns.

Almost 70M guns have been sold since Obama took office.

I triple dog dare ya.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:49 | 3249491 Dr. Engali
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"Obama will have to tear this country apart to get the guns."

Tearing this country apart is exactly what he has in mind.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:57 | 3249511 dick cheneys ghost
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Obummer is a PUPPET...........It's the international Bankers and their DEBT MONEY system that are the most afraid

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:16 | 3249531 Dr. Engali
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I don't care if he is a puppet .... if he was placed in power ... or if he was actually democratically elected( which he wasn't) the fucker is evil, and if anybody tries to deny that they are an idiot. All of his past commentary, that we never hear about, is about the dismantling of America. .

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:27 | 3249568 Phoenix_Rising
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Again exactly...

Lets play devils advocate here, Hackers take down the electrical grid in urban areas, shut down EBT cards.

1 MILLION Rambo's go on a rampage destroying infrastructure and local and state LEO

Overnight you have total freaking chaos.

 

Sounds far fetched?

I think it sounds more plausible than China buying up the worlds Gold to back a new currency.

OR

America starting WW111 with Iran/Russia/China

They need a disaster to happen. Quick

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:27 | 3250553 klockwerks
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Came back to post on your comment. The situation you described is what all my preparations have been based on. Not worried about big brother or DHS coming for my weapons as much as I plan for the chaos you write about. ATM's down, snap cards not working, no cell phone reception, only allowed programing, grocery shelves laid bare, no gas etc. and people will go crazy. Then is when you will need to be a good marksman, be prepared to hole up and protect your tribe and your surroundings. Plan for the worst and hope for the best

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:05 | 3250687 Phoenix_Rising
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You got it...hunker down and surround yourself with like minded individuals

Of all the SHTF scenarios played out on this site I think homegrown civil strife is the most likely.

It's going to be interesting....

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 15:54 | 3251614 Citxmech
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Personally, I don't think we're going to experience a collapse in society because of popular resistance as much as from the desperate actions of the elite trying to stay on top with insane policies that are guarenteed to fail.

Our challenge, IMHO, is to stay free and try to maintain some local semblance of a just society through it all.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 18:46 | 3251860 Phoenix_Rising
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I know it's topical but there's a overwhelming feeling of helplessness pervading society.

Doing research for a book I'm writing I go to many town hall meetings and social gatherings

It's growing....picking up steam in even the past few months.

It's part spiritual and part survival

I think TPTB know exactly what their doing.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:32 | 3249579 Shell Game
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Fucking spot on.  One of my acquaitences, associated with the Democrat wing of The Party, said he felt sorry for Bush, that he was a puppet and 'was used'.  lol, horshit! This exoneration of active particpants in this deliberate dismantling of America is an absolute farce.  

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:35 | 3249462 rwe2late
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Predictably, there are the “gun nuts” who believe allowing the government to do more policing and surveillance, either for gun control or any other reason, would now be a mistake.

But the real mistake would be failure to trust government on this urgent issue.

Because this is not about the NDAA, the Patriot Acts, NSA surveillance, a militarized Homeland police, Habeas Corpus, torture prohibitions, indefinite detention, emergency executive powers, or personally defending oneself … this time government can be trusted not to exceed, misuse, or abuse any new police powers. Gun owners will be safer without guns.

Everyone’s greatest concern should be that a neighbor could be a marijuana user, a psychopathic serial killer, or even a “domestic terrorist”, and hardly disturbed by whatever steps our government needs to protect us.

(Or so I’ve heard.)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:40 | 3249475 moondog
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It's sad that people actually buy tripe like this. Proof that the US is full of dumbed down sheeple incapable of critical thought who parrot the corporate media.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:26 | 3249709 knightowl77
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Seriously, you are an idiot and should be hung along with the banksters and the criminals in DC

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:18 | 3249823 dogbreath
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forgot the  [sarc] tag

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:41 | 3249910 Rogue Trooper
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Easy guys this was sarcasm... read again. The 'Or so I've heard.' was the final clue.

rwe2late?

Answer: Yes, this is going to get real bad for all of us....

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:16 | 3249993 rwe2late
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 doubtless,

the vituperative replies were also meant as sarcasm.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:37 | 3249464 stant
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you should have been squared away before the elections. be difficult to do anything now, guns are just force protection, as for war it wont be a bunch of militia coming out of the woods, civil wars are not fought that way. you hit them where the$ is, and use their dependents against them. things of that nature. read history. there are things i will be looking for that tell me it has started.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 20:52 | 3250499 klockwerks
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Care to share what things you will be looking for

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:45 | 3249465 LawsofPhysics
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The right to defend one's life, family, and property is a basic human right, the second amendment is an extension for the sole purpose of preserving a republic.  I know my representative fairly well and was recently asked to speak on behalf of our farming co-op about land use issues.  Gun rights came up and I politely looked my representative in the eye, when given a list of pre-preapared choices to select from regarding our stance on the second amendment (much of the land we manage is stocked for fishing and hunting by private clubs).  I told him that our selection was not available and simply said "The second amendment is there in case we the people must remove you from office by force for not doing your job.  You have only one job, to pass a fucking budget.  Tell me, how is that going?  Can I report back to the members of my co-op that you are doing your job?"  He had no comment and laughed nervously but simply found better folks to talk to. I say this over and over and still no-one gets it.  These meglomaniacs that are currently in charge really do believe that they are cut from a different cloth, that they are better and smarrter than the working man, their ego knows no bound and they will have to be removed by force, period.  Otherwise, they will simple send their kids to the same schools, clubs, fraternities, secret societies etc. and the fraud/theft will continue.  The consitution and second amendment is very clear regarding the preservation of the republic and the fact that those who have the means, are obligated to take action.  Start talking to your neighbors, co-workers, and friends about this now.  You still have the right to assembly etc. so let's get on this before it also becomes illegal for large groups of people to assemble as well.  As the foreclosers, bankruptcies (for the small busnesses not connect corporations) continues to worsen and the paper money system dies, these real owners will grow more desparate and resort to even more efforts to divide and control the populace.  Like a spoiled brat who doesn't get their way and start kicking and stomping their feet.  The difference is these brats have access to certain usurped powers.  I'd like to think that they will simply go away (like the brat that is ignored), but I am also a realist.  Communicate folks, all economies are really local and we still have the right to assemble, for now...

When you start seeing the government cracking down on the right to assemble (especially for certain "types" of people) then you can sweat, weapons aren't going anywhere, bans are always about as successful as capital and price controls (they never work).

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:58 | 3249512 Phoenix_Rising
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Exactly, I'm in a similar situation in my community.

The phrase "the line in the sand" is an understatement. Resentment of Government has been building for quite some time, It's just looking for an escape.

Every bullshit move Obama has taken means nothing to most people until NOW.

NOW he's got a whole lot of peoples attention.

This is what you guys have been waiting for.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:18 | 3249552 cherry picker
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Years ago in province in which I lived there was talk about legalizing prostituion.  I was at a cocktail party and spoke to a female cabinet minister about it.  She was friendly at first, till I made the following comment.

"You have the booze, gambling and cigarettes tied up.  Now you are talking about legalizing the broads.  This used to be all territory for the mob to control.  At least we know how the mob reacts when you cross it.  With you guys, we never know."  With that, she left in  huff.

I don't think I was wrong.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:36 | 3249588 AnAnonymous
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The right to defend one's life, family, and property is a basic human right,
_______________

Totally. As shown by 'american' history, it just happens that human rights are for human beings, not for sub human or non human beings.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:45 | 3249920 Rogue Trooper
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WRONG... It is the following:

The right to defend one's life, family, and property is a basic individual right.

You will never understand you state worshipping tool....

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:38 | 3249467 Bicycle Repairman
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As long as the American people are armed, there is an entire spectrum of social engineering "programs" that cannot be implemented.  The illusionists and would-be-commissars would be held in check.  This is ample reason to remain armed.

Only the military can successfully confiscate America's arms.  That would be a huge defeat for the illusionists and commissars. As in a military solution they would also be subordinate to the military.

Personally, I despise the illusion and I welcome the military.  It may be the only path left to restoring the republic and rationality.  So I call on "Caudillo to mount his white horse and ride into the village square."  Give me Caudillo.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:39 | 3249594 AnAnonymous
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They are people working for gun confiscation in 'america'? Djeee, they must be the spiritual heirs to emancipationists or pacifists, that is people for the show.

'Americans' run a business of extorting the weak farming the poor.

Free people have the option to take up or put down arms.

When you are an extorter and a farmer, well, putting down arms, getting rid of guns, that option does not exist.

Gun confiscation, another 'american' myth.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 19:33 | 3250387 e_goldstein
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"'Americans' run a business of extorting the weak farming the poor."

like ADM and Monsanto? Go sniff some more glue and get back to us later, tool.


Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:26 | 3251075 Bicycle Repairman
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Your comments have devolved into nonsense.  It not just a language problem anymore.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:02 | 3249658 DosZap
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Only the military can successfully confiscate America's arms.

THere are not enough of them, and most would not go along.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:29 | 3251078 Bicycle Repairman
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That is a distinct possibility.  Still, I call on the military to take over anyway.  Time to put the illusionists and would-be-commissars back into their boxes.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:39 | 3249470 Dr. Engali
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"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."

Just ask the people in Afghanistan if they think physical defense is useless against a technologically advance enemies. Afghanistan ... Where empires go to die.

Thank you for another brilliant piece Brandon.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:12 | 3249540 Phoenix_Rising
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Guerrilla warfare.....The Art of War

"one guy" just had local and state LEO running in circles.

Think about it.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:30 | 3249575 The Gooch
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Afghanistan comes to mind.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 18:15 | 3250218 Citxmech
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And he made the huge tactical blunders of (allegedly) killing innocents as a first act (eliminating any chance of wide-spread public sympathy) and announcing his identity and plan.

If widespread leaderless resistance ever begins to take hold, things are going to get really interesting.

 

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 18:34 | 3250264 The Gooch
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At least according to the script we've been handed.

Does anyone else think the "Fast and Furious" plan did not end with Mexican gun running?

It's a "progressive" thing.

A series of "events" whereby the "ends justify the means". 

Pure evil, cot'd.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:21 | 3250541 Clark Bent
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I would harbor a patriot. 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:20 | 3249698 bugfixx
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What if the empire is willing to commit genocide? The armored police, drones and databases were developed and tested over there to eventually shove millions into a hole over here. Personal firearms won't defeat that.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:54 | 3249776 Overfed
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So, you prefer to go into the hole without a struggle?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:40 | 3250126 Rogue Trooper
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Let him run into the 'hole'. Afterall, for christs sake, his avatar is a rabbit ;)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 22:47 | 3250667 Teamtc321
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+1000

LMFAO..........Good Grief. First time in year's I blew pepsi out my nose laughing with your comment.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 16:51 | 3251709 mumcard
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Drinking pepsi is not starving the beast.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 16:52 | 3251712 mumcard
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"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . ."
 The Gulag Archipelago -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:59 | 3249952 Rogue Trooper
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Doc, for another example look at Yugoslavia, in the breakup, teams armed with bolt actions / hunting rifles took over Millitary Bases, the base security was pinned down and in the end they had no option but to surrender and these guys helped themselves whatever they needed from the base.

These internal bases are not like the heavly defended fire support bases that are put in place when TPTB occupy a foreign land.

So when TSHFT there will be many options to up-grade your $100 Mosin Nagnant. Don't chuck out the Mosin, it's a fine weapon, has history has proved. Another patriot can take it..... and so it begins.

Just sayin'

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:04 | 3250512 klockwerks
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That is one heavy weapon for an old guy. Used to have them at Cabelas for $99, used, on sale. Their new flyer came out last week and they advertised them as a "sniper rifle" , same gun but with a scope, ON SALE $499

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:39 | 3249472 Future Jim
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"A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name."


Who are Democrats and Republicans?

The newly formed Republican party wanted to abolish slavery; whereas, the already existing Democratic Party wanted to promote slavery. Therefore, we see that the rhetoric of both parties is consistent with their history. The Republicans have always claimed that no man has a right to the fruits of another man's labor; whereas, the Democrats have always promised the fruits of other men's labor to whoever would vote for them. A majority of those who want something for nothing will thus prefer the Democratic Party.

The mainstream media, academia, and the government actively promote the Democratic Party, and actively oppose the Republican Party. A majority of those who do not think for themselves will thus prefer the Democratic Party.

Of course, those who think for themselves and who take the time to investigate, know that, regardless of which party is in power, the overall trend of government is higher taxes, more spending, more borrowing, more corruption, more wealth redistribution, more violation of the Constitution, more propaganda, more political factions, more fear, more hate, and more regulation of your life and your business.

It is almost as if both parties were merely front men for the same elite interests, and for some issues one is the good cop and the other is the bad cop; whereas, for other issues, it is the reverse. It is almost as if most politics, news media, and academic studies were never intended to find or solve real problems, but were actually intended to incite fear of each other, fear of nature, and fear of the unknown, so that we will empower them to control others, control nature, and control the unknown.

What politicians really need is not just fear, but conflict, and fear leads to hate, and hate leads to anger, and anger leads to action, which is why politicians prefer to motivate us directly by inciting hate instead of fear. Of course, it is very difficult for politicians to sell themselves as the solution to the very hate that they themselves are fomenting, and some politicians, such as Bill Clinton, are almost that skilled, but even such a master politician must choose the faction that controls the media, so that the media will give him the cover he needs. Democrats are thus able to promote the New Hate because they have sufficient cover from the media.

Let’s look at a recent example. In the Trayvon Martin case, there was no evidence of racism in Zimmerman’s 911 call, so NBC doctored the 911 call in two ways to make the call sound like ironclad evidence that Zimmerman was motivated by racism. Then NBC used its power as a national mainstream news organization to turn the local Trayvon case into a national case. As you can imagine, this infuriated the black community across the nation.

Then Barack Obama, as the President of the United States and as the most beloved and trusted leader of the black community, spoke to the nation. To the black community, who were already incited to hatred and anger by the media, Obama said this, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

The media and the Democrats thus incited hatred in the black community against white people, which did indeed result in violence against white people, and Obama basically gave the order. Of course, the media suppressed the evidence of their guilt, and viciously attacked anyone who questioned the politically correct narrative they had fabricated. The way the media and the Democrats worked together to incite hatred in the black community and in the politically correct community while suppressing dissent, not only resulted in violence against white people, but also resulted in more votes for the Democratic Party.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:43 | 3249482 Curt W
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Our government has been trying to control drugs for a hundred years, yet they are readily available to anyone who wants them.

Gun control will be a massive waste of money, we have spent billions on our war with drugs with no effect.

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