Pro-Gun Advocates Are Just Paranoid!
“The government is not coming to take your guns.”
By: Tom Wise
True or false? The governments, both Federal and State, arenow putting forth proposal after proposal to take guns. Some states are talkingbans, confiscation, house-to-house searches. Is this enough evidence that thegovernment is coming to take your guns? No? Let’s see now…
They’re coming to take the AR-15 and AK-47. AR-15 and AK-47are guns. So they are coming to take guns. Just because certain guns willremain untaken does not alter this fact. Therefore, the statement “thegovernment is not coming to take your guns” is false. They are coming to takesomeone’s guns.
This is no longer a debate. There is nothing to debate. It’shappening. There is only a decision to make. It is a decision whether or not tocomply with fascism. For after they take your guns, they will take your land,your children, and your food. The only thing between you and slavery is thelaw, and a gun. Since the law no longer seems to matter, your last line ofdefense will be a gun.
How can I say that the law no longer seems to matter? Let’stalk about “waivers.” If something is illegal for one citizen, it is illegalfor all citizens. If the AR-15 ever became illegal, it would be illegal foreveryone. This would include the police. Otherwise, we must say that the policeare no longer citizens, but the favored few. Now, in New York, citizens cannotown the AR but the police can. Such a waiver is evidence that equitable law nolonger matters. Whether we speak of healthcare waivers or gun waivers, it’s thesame inequity. Why should the police be able to carry an AR-15 which isforbidden to a citizen? If the answer is “protection” that begs the question,protection from what? Certainly the police are in harm’s way more often thanthe average citizen. But if the argument is efficacy of the AR-15, the netresult is less safety for the citizen. For if the AR-15 is superior protection,why should the citizen accept mediocre? But if the argument is that the policehave proper training, this is easily remedied. Simply make proper training a necessarycaveat for owning an AR-15. The question of course becomes, “Who says what is‘proper’ training?” Therefore we come to a fork in the road, where citizens donot trust their representatives, nor should they. History has proven time andagain that power corrupts, and creates an elite class. And what is the hallmarkof this elite class? That the law does not apply quite as much to them as tothe rest of the citizenry.
We know that even our good police can sometimes abuse theirpower. Should it be that police can speed in their cars because they’re police?
Oh, they can get away with it. But it’s still illegal. Thesame applies to guns. Should the police be able to use certain guns becausethey’re police? The police cannot rightfully get a “waiver” to break the law.Nobody can get a “waiver” from what is wrong and right.
One can only get a waiver from the punishment for doingwrong.
Now, don’t get me wrong; I think the police should have theAR-15 or the Joshua Mk5 (shameless plug), but the police should not haveweapons which law-abiding citizens cannot have. Otherwise, there is created afavored and elite class. If the law provides a “waiver” only for the police,this is an unbalanced law. We now come to the crux of the matter, which is:Those who benefit from an unbalanced law as this will also enforce thatunbalanced law.
The danger here is the threat of fascism. “Waivers” permitthe police to use an illegal AR-15 in order to take your AR-15. Their illegalguns will be used to take your legal guns which they have called “illegal.” Inother words, the government will take your guns… and keep them for enforcingtheir wrong and unbalanced law! Such a law is not of the people, but of afascist government, even a foreign government. For if they follow a differentlaw, they are not of the people, that is, not true citizens. This reasoning isthe exact foundation behind the Third and Fourth Amendments.
Now, to paraphrase Olivia Newton-John, let’s get paranoid.Will the communists continue down this road to disarm the individualists? Orwill the communists defend the individualists against the fascists? If thecommunists were to rush to the aid of gun owners, they would seem as heroes.What an emotional coup for the hearts and minds of Americans! The communistsprotecting gun owners so that gratitude should abound. Such thankfulness for hewho would relieve the pressure of this untenable situation! Such allegiance tothe man who would appear to protect the Second Amendment! Then, a false senseof security based on an Overton Window paradigm. Many will trade liberty forthe security of owning their guns once again, and big government will haveproved its point; that it alone grants the right to bear arms.
Not paranoid enough for you? What about the latest bill toemerge from Washington State? Without warrant, the sheriff can come to yourhouse to check for guns? In other words, they can pass into law anything theywant? I imagine them saying, “Take it up with the Supreme Court.” Shoot firstand ask questions later? No! The Constitution demands a warrant to search anyhouse. The Constitution demands probable cause for that warrant.
We are innocent until proven guilty. Is probable cause thatI own a gun? Shall I be searched without a warrant? Am I presumed guilty first?
This is breach of the Constitution. If any politicianknowingly breaches the Constitution, it is treason. What will the people ofWashington State do? At the very least, one would think nullification of thelaw, and recall of the traitors. But in this one case the so-calledrepresentatives “thankfully” own up to their error. And so the people will sighwith relief and go back to sleep.
I could go on and on, but listen, none of this is reallyhappening. It’s all a big misunderstanding and we’re overreacting. No one isproposing an endless money supply from the Federal Reserve. No one is proposingto cut our nuclear weapons arsenal. No one is running guns from Libya to Syria.No one is running guns in Mexico in order to make our borders less secure. Noone is going to fly drones over your neighborhood. No one is teaching yourchildren that capitalism is bad. There is no communist in the White House, andno one is coming to get your guns.
You’re just paranoid.
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