Gun Control, Total Control Or Both?

Some Are Too Young To Remember...

The lead graphic might make an excellent billboard campaign as we are about to wage war, hopefully not literally, with the gun grabbers of this nation. I've had a couple of requests to shed my light on this issue so here ya go. So I've been reading along since Newtown and watched as the very politicians who helped create the mess this nation is in now try to disarm those who they consider a danger to their continued foolishness. That's one thing I observe.

In my past career at times I was a virtual walking arsenal so I understand which end of the gun is which and what end needs to be pointed in which direction at the appropriate times. It seems our founders also understood that simple concept and bothered to include it in the Bill of Rights as the Second Amendment. It was the second because it was put there to endure that the First Amendment stands solid against any acts of tyranny.

One Quote Among Many...

I've watched as the loons of New York passed a new "gun control" law which will be totally useless against a crazed human being intent upon wrecking havoc on the unsuspecting. The head loon himself, Andrew Cuomo. was ranting and raving about "hunting" of all things just like the Founding Fathers included the Second Amendment in the US Constitution to insure groceries on the table. Nice try Andrew but no cigar son. It was placed there so the citizens of this nation themselves can act as a militia against tyranny. That's exactly why it's there and in their writings that becomes perfectly clear. If the citizens of this nation, more of them anyway, would bother to wake up and actually read, study and understand our nation's formation and history it will serve us well.

The present Feinstein Bill is the precursor to gun confiscation. I'm not going to do your research for you but research Diane Feinstein and her earlier attempts at gun control. Keep in mind as you do that this is a long time California loony toon that the electorate out in LalaLand keeps returning along with Barbara (WaWa) Boxer. It's all there for the reading if one bothers to read.

The federal registration of firearms is a dangerous precedent and has not a thing to do with decreasing wacko gun violence.

Obama presents himself as an advocate of the Second Amendment. He isn't the least bit that in fact. He will shred that part of the US Constitution, just as he has been other parts of our nation's guiding laws, because it is inconveniently getting in the way of his executing his agenda. The Second Amendment is meant to be inconvenient to any, and all, potential tyrants.

Obama is such an ideologue, and at the present time so drunk on his own power tripping, that he just might be stupid enough to not understand that the majority of the public will not tolerate screwing around with the Second Amendment. It says exactly what it says and it has been upheld at least twice in the past five (5) years by the Supreme Court of the land. It just isn't in his administration's best interest in my opinion. He already made the statement about the people "clinging to their guns and their Bible's." That's still happening and in still the same large numbers if not larger in view of recent gun sales records.

That's my take as a warrior back when and still a warrior today. Those of us who have taken the oath understand what it says and why it says it. Obama needs to understand one thing. The Second Amendment is one of those ABSOLUTES in this nation. He might not think they exist but they do.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "According to Gallup polls, Americans are feeling less rosy about America than they were during the Bush years. While five years ago, during President George W. Bush’s administration, Gallup reported that 55% of Americans were upbeat about the state of the nation. Now, only 39% state that they’re happy with how things are."

As Always,

The Frog Prince

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tsadjatko profile image

tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Gee Frog, where did you find the founder's beliefs? - I haven't heard nor seen anything like that in the mainstream media comments.

but you sure hit the nail on the head.


Ghost32 3 years ago

Frog: Good work, Jim. I've not said a whole lot on this topic on HubPages lately, but do have a couple of pieces "out there" on my WordPress site. Did it that way so that I could state things more clearly, if you will, without running afoul of potential advertisers--because on that site, I neither have no advertisers, nor want any.

But I can reference my approach, embodied in the title of my lead WP piece, as follows:

"Gun Control: If Guns Are Outlawed, Bullies Rule and Victims Drool"

Not promoting my stuff here. Just saying. Anyone who's ever attended a public school knows the principle, i.e., God made the big man, God made the little man, and then Colonel Colt made the equalizer.

Or words to that effect.

You are precisely on target when you state that in the USA, the Second Amendment is an ABSOLUTE. I've had occasion in the past to be asked by quite a few people, including everybody from pacifist civilians to federal agents, where I stood on various political issues--and ALWAYS, my answer is the same. Quoting myself:

"My go-to issue is the Second Amendment. Without that, we have nothing."

As I recently pointed out in a comment on another Hub, there is only one way to interpret the Amendment if you grew up with an English teacher for a mother--or even if you got far enough in grade school to understand how to diagram a sentence. Gun control advocates are apparently culled from those who never could pull a passing grade in English.

Voted Up and More.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The left is exploiting Sandy Hook in order to get a gun control foot in the door. If they can ban one and get away with it, they can then ban another, and another, and...!

Rifles are used in less than 1% of gun crimes, so this is not justified, and when it does no good, they'll go after handguns.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

They passed laws that it was illegal to rob banks - it didn't stop bank robberies.

They passed a law that it was illegal to make and sell booze-it didn't and still hasn't stopped moonshiners.

They passed laws that make illegal to drive without wearing a seat belt-yet I see people without belts everyday.

What makes them think that passing new laws will have any effect on nuts getting guns and killing people?

It isn't about guns at all, it is all about politics.


Pat 3 years ago

I think I remember Obama saying he was all for our second amendment rights when he was running for president. He also said lawful gun owners have nothing to fear, well he lied. If you own a semi automatic, sport utility rifle, or handgun we may be doomed.

Good hub, voted up.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Pat - Obama did what? Lied??? Only when his lips start moving...

TFP


Alice Annette Schultz 3 years ago

Great article, Frog Prince: Here is my 2 cents worth:

As a very concerned citizen, I am writing in regard to the slant the White House is taking on their deliberate attempt to destroy our 2nd Amendment rights.

First may I say that the entire approach that I hear coming from the powers that be shows no consideration for the safety and welfare of any of our law-abiding citizens. Frankly, that upsets me even more than the horrible tragedy of Sandy Hook, or any other deliberate or psychotic attack on innocent people by criminals.

As I see it, it is time we stopped penalizing the law-abiding citizen and begin with a more logical approach; one that reaches the actual criminals. If we are to cut down on crime considerably, and ALL of the statistics prove this to be true, we need to make it mandatory for every adult individual to own and know how to properly operate and care for a gun, either through NRA training classes or the police department.

For those citizens who balk at this, they should simply have to pay a $500 tax for the privilege of not owning a gun, and they must have posted in their yard or on their property a sign saying "This is a gun free zone."

Next, for any and all criminals with a felony record, if they are found to be in possession of any kind of fire arm whether they have used it or not in the commission of a crime, it should carry with it an automatic 3-yr. jail sentence, period. If they are also standing trial for a crime they are accused of committing, the 3 yrs. would be applied on top of any other sentence forthcoming or outstanding.

It is a known fact, sad but true, that no matter how sharply the law is spelled out for the law-abiding citizen restricting his rights: guns will ALWAYS be found in the hands of criminals, and will be used that much more aggressively when they know a person cannot defend himself.

I would very much like to see our legislators and our Sheriffs offices begin action along the lines stated above. I would also like to see the Sheriffs offices take the same steps many other counties around the country are taking and make it a crime for the Federal Government to simply step into any county in any State and override our God given right to self defence.


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

Frog Prince

Excellent quotes and hub.

Unfortunately, like gun control doesn't mean anything to the criminals, neither does common sense mean anything to those supporting gun control.


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TheGroundsquirrel 3 years ago

An armed society is a polite society, manners are good when one may have to back up their actions with their life. - Robert Heinlen

'nuff said.


Naomi's Banner 3 years ago

Nice! What can I say, you write with the heart of all true American's!

I still ask you to write a Hub giving sound advice as to what we ordinary citizens can do to change this outrage!. Thanks frogging for being you and writing your heart out.


Jayfort 3 years ago

Well done Hub, TFP! Couldn't agree with you more.

Molon labe!


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

New York was in such a hurry to ban assault weapons that they didn't exclude law enforcement from the ban! Complete morons are making decisions for all of us. Up, interesting and awesome.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP - I'm sure the law enforcement officers like the idea of being outgunned by the bad guys now.

TFP


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KT Banks 3 years ago from Texas

If the crazy people that are intent on killing people don't have access to guns, what's to stop them from making homemade bombs and tossing them into classrooms and movie theaters? Especially guys like in Sandyhook and Aurora, Colorado? Both of these guys had an intelligence in Science matters, and I'm sure they could easily make bombs.

Or, if a person is intent on killing a lot of people, their Car could easily be turned into a weapon. They could run over and hit a lot of people in crosswalks and other heavily populated areas. A killing spree in a car could go on for a long time, before someone could really stop them.

In my opinion, the real problem is mental illness, and how we deal with that in our country.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

KT Banks,

Common sense like yours is not allowed in liberal circles.

Great points!


Jayfort 3 years ago

The true weapon is the grey matter resting beneath the skull and between the ears. That is what makes the decision to kill, who to kill, and what to use to make the kill. Anything else (rock, club, knife, bow, gun, bomb, car, airplane, etc...) is merely a tool to accomplishing the kill. Banning guns is a political ploy to make it appear that the Democrats are trying to make America safer, when in fact they are making it less so.


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rfmoran 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

Excellent hub. Great George Washington quote. I'm waiting for the next shoe to drop, which it eventually will, another mass school shooting. The beat will get loud to amend the 2d Amendment, and possibly to confiscate guns in existence.


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Angela Blair 3 years ago from Central Texas

Well, this Hub was on target and said a lot with the word 'ABSOLUTE" -- with which I agree. Bottom line for me is I'm keeping my guns whatever. Best/Sis


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Bottom line for me is I'm keeping my guns whatever. "

So am I, and so are two out of three gun owners. If they want a full insurrection, all they have to do is order free Americans to turn them in.

So called 'assault weapons' in California have had to be registered by law for several years, but less than 5% have complied. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is not negotiable.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I could be wrong, but I don't believe that even the "O" man has enough guts to try confiscation.


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tsadjatko 3 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Poolman, well if you asked him why he doesn't he'd probably say it's above his pay grade.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

tsadjatko - Your probably right. It is not too smart to poke a tiger with a sharp stick, and even he knows that.


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OldWitchcraft 3 years ago from The Atmosphere

Good article!

For many people, self-defense weapons are not optional items; they are necessities. This is what the anti-2nd Amendment people don't seem to grasp. Or, maybe they just don't care.

Self-defense is important to everyone, but I contend it is especially important to women. The justice system doesn't treat women very well (just try reporting a violent crime sometime and you'll find out what I mean, if you don't know already) and being armed is the best chance any woman has to stay alive and in one piece.

Asking law-abiding citizens, especially those most vulnerable to violent crimes in this country, to give up their self-defense is an act of violence, in itself. In my view, the anti-2nd Amendment people are all "the intruder," "the rapist," "the killer." I never hear anti-gun rhetoric without reading between the lines that way.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Gee, I never thought about the bad guys and criminals getting behind this move to eliminate good guy guns. Makes perfect sense when you think about it.


Jayfort 3 years ago

I believe the Liberal Progressive Movement with the complicity of the Unions (Brown Shirts), the Liberal Media (Propagandists), and the Low Information Voters (Sheeple) have chosen this time to go "All In" to achieve their key goals: Welfare Statism, Gun Control (Confiscation), etc...

I think they see the writing on the wall around the world that Socialism isn't working but they need to try to prove that they, in their infinite wisdom, know and can do better.


Stu 3 years ago

Hi Frog,

You are correct that the 2nd Amendment was penned for the main purpose of ending tyranny if a long train of peaceful redress fails. The 2nd Amendment only adresses personal protection and recreation as secondary concerns. The Ninth Amendment establishes the DOI as American law. And the DOI grants armed citizen revolt as a natural citizen right in the face of central tyranny that cannot be ended in any other way. Our Founders did not fight and die to end the oppression of the British Crown just to allow a future American President to follow in King George's footprints.

Obama clearly wants to be a socialist dictator. And he knows he can't do it unless citizen arms are either totally confiscated, or limited in a very significant manner as to quantity and power. I thus believe that gun control is less a goal (an attempt to make mass killings by sick people less frequent) than a means (giving Obama an opportunity to much more greatly concentrate power in his own hands at the expense of Congress, the courts, the States, and the natural rights of the People).

Stu


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Those are great quotes, Jim. Our founders knew exactly what they were doing when they enacted the 2nd Amendment. And Obumma knows exactly what he's doing in trying to abolish our 2nd Amendment rights.

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