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 by Ed Donath



Yelling "BANG!" click here to subscribe to the eddobloggo RSS feed  originally published 9/22/13

Those who are working to erode and eventually nullify our Second Amendment rights often chant this anti-gun mantra: "If even one life could be saved..." Having exposed this hypocrisy here numerous times, albeit in somewhat hypothetical terms, a satanic murder this past week perfectly illustrated the point that, in reality, citizens are protected and lives are saved wherever the Second Amendment remains sacrosanct.


That the jihadist Oklahoma beheader carried no firearms also serves to prove one of the oldest pro-gun slogans: "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."

The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution -- the Bill of Rights -- spell out, quite clearly, what the government CANNOT do to mess with the sacrosanct rights of citizens.


Overall, the US Constitution grants Americans exactly what the Founding Fathers demanded in their Declaration of Independence to the King of England -- "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." The Bill of Rights not only reinforces those concepts but the first ten Amendments to the Constitution spell out, in no uncertain terms, what the government CANNOT do to mess with the sacrosanct rights of citizens.

There is a familiar saying... "Your freedom of speech ends when you falsely yell 'FIRE!' in a crowded theater." ...that illustrates an extreme situation in which a states' law-making and law-enforcement authority would trump the free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. However, there is absolutely no provision for government to deny the FIRE!-screamer's subsequent right to speak freely, let alone to cut out his tongue in order to prevent him from re-committing the crime. 


Furthermore, while the perpetrator certainly deserves to be punished for dangerously disturbing the peace, there is no implied right or reason for a state or the federal government to abridge the rights of law-abiding theatergoers even though it could be hypothetically argued that they might - perhaps - someday become false-alarmists themselves.


It is unreasonable to believe that James Madison drafted the Second Amendment in a completely different spirit and mindset than when he penned the First Amendment. How could anyone believe that the right to bear arms guaranteed in the Second Amendment has ever been any less sacrosanct than a law-abiding citizen's First Amendment right to speak or write his opinion?


What makes a person want to start a potentially deadly stampede in a dimly-lit theater? Mental illness?  Satanic evil? Terrorism?  Whatever his impetus, would the revocation of the First Amendment's right to free speech prevent even one incidence of fire-screaming? 


"If even one life could be saved" (as gun control advocates' most emotion-grabbing talking point dramatizes) by ignoring the Constitution, would it be worth denying everyone else one of our longest-cherished, uniquely American liberties?

Gabrielle Giffords takes target practice.


Speaking of hyper-emotional talking points, the events that have provided the most anti-gun bang for the buck for Second Amendment haters are the Tucson, Arizona shooting spree in which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among the dead and injured...the Newtown, Connecticut massacre of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary...and the most recent mass murder at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.



While we can't be absolutely certain what motivated each shooter in these tragedies, it is safe to say that the most likely cause was mental illness and/or satanic evil.  Ironically, the Fort Hood massacre was straight-up jihadist terrorism but the same folks that are the loudest anti-gun advocates chose to go with the administration's ridiculous explanation -- workplace violence.


You can blame missed nutcase diagnoses and security lapses but none of the aforementioned tragedies could have been prevented by instituting the kind of gun control being demanded by anti-Constitutionalists. 


By the same token, the criminal element, especially those responsible for the thousands of gun deaths in our inner cities under Obama's watch, will continue to have access to as many illegal handguns as they need for their own violent pursuit of happiness. 


Post Script...


As I was putting the finishing touches on this commentary Obama was making a speech to an entirely friendly audience in which he said:

"We fought a good fight earlier this year, but we came up short, and that means we've got to get back up and go back at it...As long as there are those who fight to make it as easy as possible for dangerous people to get their hands on guns, then we've got to work as hard as possible for the sake of our do more work to make it harder."

When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.


Obama's predictable implication that Constitutionally-rightful gun owners are "dangerous people" is the moral equivalent of falsely yelling FIRE! in a crowded theater -- especially when the seats are full of the backsides of people who hang on his every word and continue to believe the divisive, anti-Constitutional falsehoods that come out of his mouth.


Of course, when one is above both the Constitution and the rule of law there is nothing left to prevent him from carelessly stampeding the sheep by yelling "BANG!"  What makes a person want to start a potentially deadly stampede in a dimly-lit theater? Do I need to repeat myself?


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The government has continually "infringed" upon our Second Amendment rights. When will the sheeple get tired of having their rights slowly eroded in the name of a "safer society"?



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[As if society has gotten any safer for their efforts.  Statistically, there is a higher incidence of armed criminal activity in cities where gun control is strictest. -ED]

One could argue reasonably that so long as there are those who fight to make it as hard as possible for sane, reasonable, law-abiding people to own guns and maintain them in their homes not only for personal protection but as protection against TYRANNY and oppression, then we have got to work as hard as possible FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN, to keep them FREE and able to defend themselves, To KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.  Anything else will result in disaster to our freedoms as PROVEN worldwide.


PS- These attacks on our Constitution will never cease, it is up to us to defend the Constitution and freedom forever.


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