The NRA Doesn’t Speak For Me

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The National Rifle Association is a lobbyist group. I am not a member. So, they do not speak for me. Even if we agreed on every issue, they do not speak for me or represent me in any way. I can speak for myself.

But if I did need someone to represent me regarding the issue of guns, I think I will stick with the ones who knew best… the founders of this country. They would include my ancestors, since I can trace my roots back to before this was an independent country. You see, I have been a member of the Sons Of The American Revolution via my father’s family, who arrived here from England and Scotland in or around 1745. I have records of many relatives who were land owners in both Craven County, NC and eventually their children moved to Charleston, SC. Many of these men signed up for the Revolutionary War (fighting with Col Pinckney of the 1st SC Regiment and others in the 4th SC Regiment), and many died fighting in battle.

sarsun1These family members knew about weapons and in some cases were instrumental in forming the rationale for the Second Amendment. They understood tyrannical leaders. They knew that the only way to stop such force and subjugation was to be armed and to be armed as well as those “government” lackeys were.

My family history also extends to those who fought and died in the Civil War. Bunches of them. They, too, understood tyranny. They, too, knew that the ONLY way to thwart the tyranny from the “north” was to own firearms and use them when necessary.

When I consider the NRA, I think of them like I do other lobbyist groups. I understand that they can make MONEY. That, as with every other lobby, there are motives set that have nothing to do with the Second Amendment (no matter how much they shout it… and, of course, I agree with). But never forget that MONEY is ALWAYS a Lobby’s motive. Does that make them wrong entirely (or even slightly)? No. Just like any other entity that tries to make money, they will use whatever information they can to further their agenda of money-making. So, at times, I will have a mutually agreeing rationale. The only difference is that I am NOT out to make money from my God-granted right at protection from a tyrannical government (just like the one we have here in the US).

So, as far as I am concerned, I look to the very ones who “invented” the Second Amendment and ask, “what did they have in mind?”. To the contrary of Piers Morgan’s (an Englishmen who has a talk show here after leaving his own country, ostensibly evading investigations into his criminal participation in phone hacking and dirty journalism) idiotic questioning of the loud-mouth,  Alex Jones,  wondering if he feared his government becoming tyrannical, our Founders did, indeed, have this concern.

And so do I.

History is replete with such government action. The Holomodor is a prime example. Without the deliberate gun confiscation of the Ukrainians, such a thing could have never happened. Not only were the Ukrainians starved to death to the tune of over 10,000,000, (some say 30,000,000) the Jews of the Soviet Union who served Stalin also killed MILLIONS of others (some claim 20,000,000 or more).

Turkey enacted gun confiscation and MILLIONS of Armenians were slaughtered.

China, Guatemala, Uganda, Cambodia… MILLIONS more slaughtered.

But this isn’t just about tyrannical governments murdering the dissidents, everywhere guns are taken, violent crime and murders go up (this is true of Australia and England… which is why Piers must lie). But that really isn’t what the Second Amendment addresses.

The Founders of this country made it very clear what it was about. You can even find what they meant in a Jewish controlled outlet, like wiki-answers, by simply reading in their letters and other publications the purpose of an armed citizenry:

Thomas Jefferson: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” (T. Jefferson papers, 334, C.J. Boyd, Ed. 1950)

Thomas Jefferson: “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.” (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison)

Thomas Jefferson: “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined or determined to commit crimes. Such laws only make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assassins; they serve to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (1764 Letter and speech from T. Jefferson quoting with approval an essay by Cesare Beccari)

John Adams: “Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense.” (A defense of the Constitution of the US)

Samual Adams: “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” (Convention of the Commonwealth of Mass., 86-87, date still being sought)

George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth (and) keystone… the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable… more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour.” (Address to 1st session of Congress)

George Washington: “A free people ought to be armed.” (Jan 14 1790, Boston Independent Chronicle.)

George Mason: “To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” (3 Elliot, Debates at 380)

Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.” (1787, Pamphlets on the Constitution of the US)

James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose rulers are afraid to trust them with arms.” (Federalist Paper #46)

Patrick Henry: “The people have a right to keep and bear arms.” (Elliott, Debates at 185)

Richard Henry Lee: “To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…” (Richard Henry Lee writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, 1787-1788).

Alexander Hamilton: “The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed” (The Federalist Papers at 184-8)

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And that is barely scratching the surface.

But this really is deeper than just gun confiscation. We can already see that ammunition is extremely hard to find (I wrote about Wal-Mart’s shelves and have warned several times that the easiest way to make our weapons ineffective is to stop us from being able to buy bullets). And that is exactly how it got started for my early relatives here in the US.

Washington’s Blog featured the following article (just a portion is shown here). Read the entire thing here.

The American Revolution against British Gun Control

This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.

Furious at the December 1773 Boston Tea Party, Parliament in 1774 passed the Coercive Acts. The particular provisions of the Coercive Acts were offensive to Americans, but it was the possibility that the British might deploy the army to enforce them that primed many colonists for armed resistance. The Patriots of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, resolved: “That in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by the strength of arms, our cause we leave to heaven and our rifles.” A South Carolina newspaper essay, reprinted in Virginia, urged that any law that had to be enforced by the military was necessarily illegitimate.

The Royal Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, had forbidden town meetings from taking place more than once a year. When he dispatched the Redcoats to break up an illegal town meeting in Salem, 3000 armed Americans appeared in response, and the British retreated. Gage’s aide John Andrews explained that everyone in the area aged 16 years or older owned a gun and plenty of gunpowder.

Military rule would be difficult to impose on an armed populace. Gage had only 2,000 troops in Boston. There were thousands of armed men in Boston alone, and more in the surrounding area. One response to the problem was to deprive the Americans of gunpowder.

Even this country has a history that includes an attempt to disarm the citizenry. But, thankfully, our Fathers had the frame of mind to understand what was going on and decided to fight back. It is bred into us (at least the ones who are not TV junkies or have fallen for the same type of rhetoric that just a few of the early pawns of the King fell for). Just one year before our Declaration, our Forefathers made a stand:

On July 6, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, written by Thomas Jefferson and the great Pennsylvania lawyer John Dickinson. Among the grievances were General Gage’s efforts to disarm the people of Lexington, Concord, and Boston.

Two days later, the Continental Congress sent an open letter to the people of Great Britain warning that “men trained to arms from their Infancy, and animated by the Love of Liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest.”

So, don’t tell me that we don’t have a history or that “things change”. Tyranny doesn’t change. Grasps of power are always the same.

Just like my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfathers and all their children, I  was “trained to arms from (my) infancy, and animated by the Love of Liberty”. This hasn’t changed. And I don’t need any damned lobby group to speak that for me.

h/t The Goon Squad, wiki-answers, and davekopel.org

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5 thoughts on “The NRA Doesn’t Speak For Me

  1. I too was shown from a young age to use arms, also understand that liberty must be protected because there WILL ALWAYS be those who would take it from you….all at once or little by little.

    With that being said, isnt it helpful to support any voice that would defend those ideas,those causes? Just because one would join the NRA does not mean they speak wholly for you. Better to have peasents with pickforks behind you than no peasents at all when fighting a mighty enemy.

    Thanks for posting all of the quotes. Every once in a while I will read one I havent before.

    • I don’t trust any lobby group. There have been too many freakshow events associated with the NRA, including some of the leaders.

      They, too, have aligned themselves too many times with the “right”, Republican Party, calling themselves “conservative”… which to me simply plays to the false paradigm of the two party politics.

      Like I said, we may have some agreement in our goal, but I KNOW for a fact what my real motive is, when their motive has been to make money and play the system.

      I don’t want LaPierre speaking for me, when I can speak for myself.

  2. brilliant observation…who needs a zionist lackey, a real poseur..

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164150

    curiously Tarrantino owns a movie making outfit…and even though some people allegedly have brains it seems a rare few even remember how to use them…a foreboding Zombie Apocalypse is looming…

    http://factsnotfairies.blogspot.com/2013/01/secrets-of-world-war-z-leaked.html

    Anyone who owns firearms not in service to the “JEWISH” comintrived UN is demonized and cast out of the feeding pen.

    Those too smart or too rebellious, or who are simply seen as not fit for a politically correct LBGT “JEW” worshipping society, are used as bait for the zombies….

    you heard the one about playing the movie ROOTS in Reverse…it has a happy ending

    http://revisionisthistorystore.blogspot.com/2010/03/michael-hoffmans-online-revisionist.html

    Larry Pratt did come to Texas to view video of the Mass Murder of the Davidians, but has chosen not to be seen as Anti-Semitic {like Alex} in dealing with the downside of the Talmudvision entranced braindeadgoy with really sensitive sensitivities to the whole “Jew” issue…{plus he’s a Lobby-est}

    http://suntzusaid.com/book/11

    The NRA & JPFO are really “Jew” centric and will not confront the Truth that a couple of tactical nukes could lay waste to more than 90% of the problem….but you’d still have a hoard of zombie braindeadgoy….

    doing what the little oinkers do best…and when you get to that point..
    just go outside for a walk and do what Erin does…think happy thoughts….

    http://www.erinparsley.com/2013/01/my-vision-for-our-new-world-humanity.html

    ’cause sometimes good things do happen to good people, you just have to get on the right vibrationary frequency thingy…

    it’s either that or cry out to the Almighty, like “our” forefathers did

    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jan/13/wendi-c-thomas-marker-for-klan-founder-forrest-a/

    and be prepared to fight…

    http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2013/01/on-liberty-more-relevant-than-ever.html

    wanta lay odds on the next 10 days…

  3. I’ve done research on Col Pinckney and he was a true hero and not the phony ones put forth today, like sports stars. Pickney was landed gentry and well to do, could of sat out the Revolutionary War, but choose to fight and in the process, helped liberate the nation but lost his wealth while doing so.

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