Gun Owners: America’s New Bad Guys

Written on Thursday, January 10, 2013 by Ralph Barker

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
–George Washington

The gun control debate, as currently framed is a red herring. It is fallacious. The issue is not just about the protection of children or the reduction of violent crimes. An equally important issue, the one the founders were more worried about, focused on our ability to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government. History records the many instances of various societies that allowed their governments to take their guns. There are tens of millions of bodies in the ground that testify to this fact.

The national debate is now narrowly focused on the problem of mass murders committed by mostly mentally ill people or homegrown terrorists. As long as human beings are involved there will be murders and mass murders. There will always be crimes of passion whether one uses a gun, a bomb, knife, hammer, poison, or bare hands. Cain killed Abel probably with a rock. Maybe we should ban rocks? The nutty left approach is that since some people are mentally off balance and we don’t know where all of them are, we should disarm everyone. If they are successful and get our guns, the problem would still exist. Trust me on this or better yet trust history. Read more…
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