“With No Malice”©2012
A General Interest Opinion Column by an opinionated person.
Vic Topmiller Jr.
Gun Control - The bottom line
“I fear that you do not fully comprehend the dangers of abridging the liberties of the people. Nothing but the sternest necessity can ever justify it. A government had better go to the extreme of tolerance, than to do aught that could be construed into an interference with, or to jeopardize in any degree, the common rights of its citizens.” Abraham Lincoln.
Gun control is not about controlling the use of guns but rather is the most egregious test of the will of the people to resist the intrusion of government into our lives, our homes, businesses and any of the other aspects of a human's private life. How dare the politicians, these pseudo intellectuals, these nincompoops that we continually send to public office that have promised to guard the rights and individual freedoms of the people, who have no practical or experiential foundation to run a Kool-Aid stand, much less the complex congruencies of national episodes, throw spit into the eyes of those with the commitment and eternal wisdom such as Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and the many others who warned us years ago and continue to warn us through their legacies and quotations that just such fools as we now have in high places would be in high places for the sole purpose of running over the public resistance to unwarranted and unconstitutional dominance of government over the very people it has sworn to serve and protect?
One of two things will happen if the government decides to force the citizen to honor or submit to gun control mandates. 1) The citizen will resist and rebel in such a mass and violent way that government will understand that stealing a citizen's weapons is not a winnable battle and will put the idea to rest until a safer more determinable time; or 2) the people will turn gutless, forgetting the real purpose for which the 2nd amendment was added to the Constitution, that is that every person could and should have the mechanism in their home and on their person to protect themselves and their friends and neighbors from the dangers of crime and cruelty and maybe most important from a tyrannical government bent on casting the citizen into bondage and servitude.
If the citizen submits to gun confiscation then the test will have been employed and the worth of the citizen will have been determined.
When the citizen finds himself, or her, without arms and defenseless, then the government will know that it has no restraints or limitations. First will fall the 2nd amendment (To Keep and Bear Arms) then will fall the 1st (Establishment of Religion), and then the 4th (Searches and Seizures), and after that it won't matter. Elections will be corrupt, and they will only be a pretense or a show for the rest of the world to see.
Believe this, it's not about protecting the schoolchildren—good citizens can do that without help from the government. It's all about making the citizen a cowed, submissive slave to anarchy.
If you notice that these amendments have already been grossly violated, as I'm sure you do, then let's ask God for forgiveness.
“Don't interfere with anything in the constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
That's My Opinion.