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Why Should We Keep Our Guns?

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 11/12/2019 8:20:56 AM

In the last century, scores of millions of defenseless civilians were slaughtered by totalitarian regimes that first disarmed them. Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Communist China, the Ottoman Turks, and several dozen other despotic regimes committed mass murder of millions upon millions. Historically, genocide follows confiscation of arms as surely as day follows night. In order to foster the deterrence of tyranny in American government, the Founders ratified the Second Amendment, acknowledging the unalienable right of the people to bear arms. The published statements of the Founders

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Why should we keep our guns? Because an armed populace will NOT willingly load itself onto boxcars!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/12/2019 8:41:45 AM (No. 232828)
Herein lies the reason that a LOT of democrats aren't going to pull the lever for a Michael Bloomberg.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/12/2019 8:48:57 AM (No. 232834)
Thinking about picking up another pistol, looking at .300 Blackout AR-15 "pistol" (Wilson Combat is an Arkie company). Any experience with these? Thanks,
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mathman 11/12/2019 9:05:12 AM (No. 232855)
"Power grows out of the barrel of a gun." Mao. No gun: death camp. You can't dictate an armed people. Live free or die.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm 11/12/2019 9:18:45 AM (No. 232863)
Actually the right to bear arms is - for the moment - enumerated in the 2nd amendment. It can be undone if the Congress and voters decide otherwise. It is not listed in the Constitution as one of the unalienable rights 'among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'. Unalienable rights are God-given and cannot be taken away no matter what the government or voters say. But gun ownership is less fundamental - it is ALIENABLE - and it is why ALL Americans need to be educated as to history and why the 2nd Amendment is critical to maintaining the protections of all our other rights.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HPmatt 11/12/2019 9:29:38 AM (No. 232881)
Learn nothing reading this article, unless you are under 30 years old and have been cheated out of a rational education that sought the truth, not propaganda. Read up on the founders and the Parliamentary Acts that gave rise to the US Revolution and the 10 Amendments to the US Constitution. Intolerable Acts, Stamp Act, etc. Read about John Wilkes standing up to Parliament overreach in the 1700s, that inspired Boston patriots. Read about how founders, with their education of history of failures of governments in history, crafted what we have now....and you will value insight into how to keep it....2A is the muscle for 1A and 4A, which has been STOMPED over for at least last 20 years under Bush & Obama. Congress is getting ready to renew the SPYING on US CITIZENS act in a week or two - to allow the NSA to CONTINUE hoovering up all sorts of PRIVATE 4A protected data.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 11/12/2019 10:05:42 AM (No. 232919)
I beg to disagree with #4. The reason that the bill of rights was resisted by some prior to its signing is that those rights were obvious natural God given and thus need no further articulation.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg 11/12/2019 11:22:40 AM (No. 232978)
The right to keep and bear arms exists with or without the Second Amendment. It is a natural right.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 11/12/2019 12:13:49 PM (No. 233037)
This is a good explanation of the 2nd Amendment issue, should be sent to anyone you know who doesn't understand it. #2, the primary purpose of the .300 Blackout is to fire extremely heavy .30 caliber bullets at subsonic velocities, which makes them very quiet when a sound suppressor is used. I know a special ops soldier who has been on ops when the sentries were taken out with suppressed .300 BOs, which was the original purpose of the cartridge and rifle. Without a suppressor, it is OK but you can get ARs in 7.62x39 which is far more readily available ammunition if you do not intend to purchase a suppressor (ATF paperwork, fingerprints, photos and a year long wait, $200 transfer tax). I have fired an AR in this caliber with a good suppressor and it is VERY quiet, and a 220 gr .30 caliber bullet at 1000 fps packs a pretty good wallop. With supersonic ammunition, it can approximate the power of the Russian AK round, 7.62x39 pretty well, and can be an OK deer hunting load for short range hunting. Not sure that an AR in 7.62x39 isn't maybe a better choice if you don't have a suppressor. That round has a 123gr bullet at about 2300 fps.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 11/12/2019 12:14:40 PM (No. 233038)
https://www.redstate.com/diary/denniswingo/2013/01/29/the-gun-is-civilization/
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 11/12/2019 12:58:01 PM (No. 233075)
Can you imagine the violent havoc that would occur in the USA States along the Mexican Border if the leftist and liberal Democrats get their way, and all the modern firearms possessed by American citizens living there are confiscated by the Democrats? No doubt it would be back to the Pancho Villa era with international cartel and criminal gangs conducting armed raids into the USA from Mexico. Remember the Democrats want to-essentially erase the borderline and abolish the immigration laws that make it a criminal offense for foreigners to illegally cross the border from Mexico into the USA, and for good measure to disband the US Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The long-term Democrat plan is to flood the USA with as many poor, uneducated, and socialist oriented illegal aliens as possible in unlimited numbers, to legalize them, and to grant them US voting rights, knowing that the vast majority of those new foreign born voters would vote for the Democrat socialists, thus overwhelming the “deplorable” Republican demographics and vote in key areas of the country, resulting in the Democrats achieving permanent political power throughout the USA able to then transform the USA into some sort of yet defined socialist utopia.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldborezero 11/12/2019 4:24:04 PM (No. 233279)
Re#4: The words "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are NOT in the Constitution of the United States, they are in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is NOT law, the Constitution is the SUPREME law of the United States. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is most assuredly listed in that part of the Constitution known as The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments, an integral part of the Constitution). Further, there is the Ninth Amendment, which reads as follows: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." So, even if a right is not enumerated in the Constitution, it does not follow that the right does not exist. Rights are given by the Creator and are unalienable, meaning that they cannot be legitimately taken away. Some in our country might try, but such actions could quite possibly lead to war.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 11/13/2019 1:18:34 AM (No. 233605)
To protect me from you.
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