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A Thought About Gun Control

Updated on October 24, 2013

Constitutional Issue

I just watched this video and it is VERY thought provoking. I DO NOT OWN A GUN, but after watching this, it has me thinking about it.

This country had no gun control laws for 150 years. WHY did that change? As a Constitutional scholar, Publius Huldah (the speaker on this video) gives one of the most focused explanations I have seen.

I have been "curious" of the fact that Homeland Security has been arming itself now for months. We are talking about BILLIONS of rounds of ammo and THOUSANDS of armed vehicles. Laws are systematically being passed that places state highway patrols and county sheriff departments under the control of Homeland Security.

Here is a Forbes article that questions the accumulation of weaponry by Homeland Security:

You might also want to do a search about the 7000 PDWs (personal defense weapons) that the DHS bought. Their solicitation order describes the weapon as THE best weapon for personal defense, but Congress is calling it an assault weapon and trying to prevent citizens from buying it for their personal defense.

The Department of Homeland Security - Our Greatest Threat?

Homeland Security is becoming better armed and more powerful than our National Guard. Congress has control of our military, with Obama as its Commander-in-Chief. Congress CAN replace the commander if needed. However, Obama has total authority over Homeland Security.

Not that this could EVER happen in America, but "IF" someone was going to try to take full control of a people, what would be needed?

  1. An economic or political disaster,
  2. Control of the media,
  3. Strong financial backing from powerful people,
  4. Perceived favor with the people, and
  5. A military force under their authority.

That is exactly the way governments have been taken over throughout history. (Hitler, for example. Hitler was VOTED into office by the people of Germany.)

I, like most people, do not want to even think that something like that could happen in America. But IF it "could" happen, we REALLY need to think about this push by government for us to give up our ability to defend ourselves.

Our State Militias, composed of "we, the people", must maintain at all times an equal armament as those who would have authority over us.... or we "give" them the ability to control us!


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      OldWitchcraft 4 years ago from The Atmosphere


      I'm a crime survivor, too - although I was never actually shot. I have a phobia of people pointing guns at me - but, it's a whole other feeling being on the other end.

      I guess you could say that for me it's all a matter of perspective - am I looking down the barrel or up it? Maybe it'll be the same for your wife if she gets a little friend of her own. I hope so!

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      Bill Scherzer 4 years ago

      (OldWitchcraft - Thanks for asking.)

      My wife was shot in the knee during a robbery and has a phobia against them. However, after reading my blogs, she actually brought up the subject a few days ago. We may be getting real close.

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      OldWitchcraft 4 years ago from The Atmosphere

      Good vid!

      Self-defense is a natural right. It is one that has been removed from many people in this country, including the first European slaves on these shores who were white women, brought here and held against their will by their "owners." The only reason for removing a person's right to self-defense is to steal their freedom.

      All people have basic human rights and all people are entitled to self-defense an that includes arms as powerful as those in the possession of anyone who might initiate violence. I've fired semis and full autos (machine guns) - there is no reason that these should be prohibited for self-defense. The people who exhibit irrational fears of firearms of any kind have been conditioned to this fear - such people are under mind control.

      A lot of gun fear has been generated by television and movies for decades - at least the 1940s or '50s and some of it aimed directly at places like New York City, as if it were a mind control experiment. For an example of such a film, see "The Web" with Vincent Price. It's strictly a mind control piece.


      What's holding you back from obtaining a self-defense weapon?

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      Wayne Joel Bushong 4 years ago from America

      Jack, I bet he can't spell insurrectiionist without google! LOL! I don't need a video to tell me I have the right to defend myself against GOVERNMENT! I simply need the freedom to own what they own...........just as my forefathers did when gaining their freedom from the British!

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      Rheagl... tpc believes that anyone to the right of Stalin is automatically an "insurrectionist" (his new favorite word) and should be committed to an institution for their own good. :-)

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      Bill Scherzer 4 years ago

      TPC, I read your page. Did I understand it correctly that you believe that anyone who feels that the government might have alterior motives in taking our guns, must be some kind of radical terrorist? If not, feel free to clarify.

      My perspective here is just questioning WHY we need a armed force (Homeland Security), under the sole authority of Obama, that is more powerful that our National Guard? Also, WHY, after 150 years of adhearing to a Constitution that clearly intended for the people to be eqully as armed as the federal government, do we now have a government aggressively trying to disarm us?

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      TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA


      Take a look at my hub "Why Mess With the US"

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      Bill Scherzer 4 years ago

      Josak, Did you listen to the entire video? The point being made is that we are supposed to be armed equal to the government. We were equal to them for 150 years and they are now systematically removing our ability to defend ourselves from them if we needed to.

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      "high capacity semi automatics" existed 150 years ago. One doesn't need to know about guns to comment on them but it sure does help with the credibility.

      But anyway, that akin to saying that it is okay to dismiss radio, TV, and the Internet for freedom of speech since they also didn't exist 150 years ago.

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      Josak 4 years ago from variable

      Guns changed over those 150 years, I doubt you would find many people that would object to others owning a musket, high capacity semi automatics are another matter.

      As for the buy up basically they were on special, and coast guard, border patrol, anti terrorism etc, need weapons.