All that I see blasted all over the mainstream news channels over the past few weeks (msnbc.com - "Guns near Obama fuel ‘open-carry’ debate") is talk about people "brandishing" weapons within the are of the POTUS (President of The United States). It has the appearance of scare mongering with racist overtones.
Some were worried about possible assassins. Anybody with a brain knows that if someone is willing to die there is NO WAY to stop them, i.e. 9/11, suicide bombers, etc.
The mere presence of another mortal man, regardless of his position or title, does not strip the citizenry of their rights. There are no "chiefs" in our republic, just citizens. I am a citizen and so is the president.
Ronald Reagan wasn't concerned about armed citizens and he was shot, albeit by a criminal psychopath!
“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time... It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience.”
- Ronald Reagan in 1983, after surviving the 1981 assassination attempt of the deranged John Hinckley.
Law abiding citizens don't kill other law abiding citizens. They stop criminals and tyrants dead in their tracks. Criminals DO NOT openly carry firearms.
I really liked what John Pierce from OpenCarry.org had to say to MSNBC:
“Open-carry IS the Second Amendment, if you believe in the Second Amendment, you believe in open carry.”
John's argument is simple and accutate. OpenCarry.org and their ilk are using the same civil rights tactics that both minorities and GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) groups have been using for years with great success.
Those groups directly and proudly exposed their views to the public...and now some Pro2A advocates show their views... on their hips.
It seems that most Americans have become soft and pliable, like clay. We can be molded into whatever our government masters want us to be based on the current hysteria. It is a sad day in America when people are afraid of a piece of metal. Especially when one our most important duties as CITIZENS of the U.S. is to overthrow any hostile government, with violent revolution if necessary. You can't stop tyrants with words alone. What's next fear of breast feeding? Oh wait, never mind.....
As far as the president, what is the big deal? There are nothing but people WITH guns around the president and he's been pretty safe so far. Is it not possible that a Secret Service Agent will just "lose it" and kill the POTUS? What about the local police, sheriffs deputies, and every other federal agent that's allowed to carry? They put on their pants on one leg at time and aren't perfect, just like the rest of us.
What really makes one human any different/better than another? I've stated that crazies and dedicated sociopaths are unstoppable. What it boils down to is that government officials don't trust the people who elected them with weapons. This is absolute insanity. The government is not supposed to have power over the citizenry as a whole. They should live in fear of legions of angry armed citizens burning down their house if they infringe upon our enumerated, inalienable rights.
The oligarchs don't want to see their subjects armed. Unarmed people = pliable clay people (sheeple).
Unfortunately, mainstream media is full of insane Massachusetts Liberals who would like to expand their socialist disease into every other state in the union. Thank God this has not happened in my home State of Ohio. R.I.P. Ted Kennedy....at least you won't drown any more women in your car.
Here is a quote from the MSNBC article:
Jim Kessler of the "Third Way" gun control organization (remnants of Americans for Gun Safety) states:
“There is no constitutional right to carry a firearm. This is not even close on the constitutional scale — I have a right to carry a firearm wherever I go — it’s just not.” - Jim Kessler of Third Way
He's going to need to use a good mouthwash with all the boots he's licking. He subscribes to the theory that a raped and murdered woman is more noble than one standing ALIVE over her vanquished attacker.
There is no plausible argument. Gun Control is especially harmful to the fairer, but physically weaker, sex.
Liberty is supposed to be dangerous, as is the free market. Our Republic is not supposed to be some utopia where everything is handed to you on a silver platter. You have to work for what you want without a guarantee of success, and that should make you work harder to achieve your goals. Competition? This is the heart of what makes America an amazing place to live: Liberty and a free market. They sky is (was?) the limit. Not everyone gets a trophy. This is not children's Tee-Ball.
The problem is our system is not quite perfect. There have been numerous encroachments on both RKBA and the free market. The GCA of '68, NFA '34, income tax, The Patriot Act and numerous other infringements have created disruptions in both liberty and the free market. These are all signs of an overreaching federal government. This is exactly the kind of the situation that the framers of our constitution where trying so hard to avoid.
Politicians are not supposed to enjoy their jobs. They are to be our public servants. Instead, they are our slave-masters. The government, federal, state and local, are better armed than any individual citizen or group of citizens.
"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of."
- Texas State Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp
Why is it that our supposed servants try so hard to take away our inalienable rights?
Every time I speak with law enforcement regarding my firearms all I hear is:
"Deine Papieren bitte?"
"Would you like to see my weapons permit? Here it is!"
In Ohio, you are not required to have a "firearms permit/license" to carry a firearm openly. This is one of the main reasons that I openly carry my firearm whenever I am able to do so. We don't have to show "our papers" to anyone to engage in a right.
I don't need a permit to wear an Obama T-Shirt or speak my mind, and I definitely don't need a permit to carry my firearm.
My message to all levels of government?
Quit turning OUR rights into privileges and stay the hell out of the free market, or continue to do so at your own peril.