“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Thomas Jefferson.
Quote taken from Chuck Baldwin.
Well I don't post here much but recent events forced me to put in my three cents (because two are just not enough). In the wake of The Oregon shooting at Clackamas Town Center (in which a member of my family was detained in their place of business due to working a few blocks from this location), and the tragic school shooting where one man (read coward) was able to murder 5 and 7 year old children at school (good to mention here they had a problem with this person the day before at Sandy Hoke Elementary. They did have some warning school officials didn't heed.). The communists in our government not allowing any good tragedy to go to waste see this as their opportunity to cease control of the countries guns and take away your right to have one. Oh I know they say they only want to take away semi automatic assault rifles. They will tell you, "were not going after the hunter or the honest american wanting to protect their home." Or any number of BS slogans such as that. Truth? They just want to start the gun grabbing locomotive that will eventually stop only when they have disarmed everyone of every gun. See ladies and gents enslaving an armed country wouldn't be easy (actually it would be down right next to impossible). You would have years and years of guerilla warfare, and that would just take way too long. Nope slowly getting rid of all the guns is the best bet. No better place to start than with the ones that can actually protect us. After all, contrary to popular propaganda the second amendment is to protect us against a tyrannical government first, it wasn't written for the outdoor sportsman. See this is just part of the hegelian dialectic. Problem, reaction, and in this case a preconceived solution (preconceived in all they were waiting for was a tragedy by which to implement what they had already planned).
I would also like to say I am not being insensitive to the people directly impacted by these tragic events or their families. These individuals and families were traumatized, murdered, and many will have severe physical and emotional scars the rest of their life. I personally know people who were at the Oregon mall shooting. However, pushing through legislation that is not designed to protect the american people, and will ultimately lead to more deaths of innocent people (such is always the case when you disarm a population. Law abiding citizens will obey laws and criminals will not. Ultimately, any government that disarms it's population will eventually murder that very population. Some history lessons concerning our second amendment are needed here.