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If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

Dean Garrison
Posted on January 3, 2013

I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel
like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.

About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution.

In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders
who wrote it are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is
indisputable.

Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also
the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People.

We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by a
constitution.

Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin

Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government. How so? Because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask Native Americans and African-Americans if this
population can become corrupt.

I think in 2012 we are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to tell us.

Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms, just because most Americans love our president and voted for him, it does not mean that he has the power to go against our constitutional rights.

Next I’d like to review the text of the second amendment. It is very clear. This is the law of this land. So when Senator Feinstein or President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about something. Are they honoring their sworn oath to uphold the constitution?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State , the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

This is a pretty clear statement. The fact is that it took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case of Columbia v. Heller the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C. was unconstitutional. One also has to take this into consideration.

The Supreme Court supports your right to own guns. If you want to research this decision further you can start here.

For those who try to debate the spirit of the 2nd amendment, they are truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical quotes out of context to try to support their immoral decisions. The founders were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few quick quotes here:

The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. -George Washington

The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. -Samuel Adams

I could find hundreds of quotes like these. This country was built on the right to bear arms.It was built on the rights of an individual to bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to think. This is crystal clear. Ironically the people who voice their opinions against this right have their free speech protected by your guns. Without guns in this country, all other amendments become null and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our
power of enforcement.

We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives” try to push gun bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our constitutional rights, plain and simple.

A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much in the minority. If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be within my rights to call upon it. You would all think I was insane and possibly celebrate if I was gunned down, but in the end I would be the only true American among us.

Our framers were very clear on this. If my government comes to take my guns, they are violating one of my constitutional rights that is covered by the 2nd amendment.

It is not my right, at that point, but my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty.What I am telling you is something that many are trying to soft sell, and many others have tried to avoid putting into print, but I am going to say it. The time for speaking in code is over.
If they come for our guns then it is our constitutional right to put them six feet under.You have the right to kill any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty. I am thinking about self-defense and not talking about inciting a revolution. Re-read Jefferson ’s quote. He talks about a “last resort.” I am not trying to start a Revolt, I am talking about self-defense. If
the day for Revolution comes, when no peaceful options exist, we may have to talk about that as well. None of us wants to think about that, but please understand that a majority can not take away your rights as an American citizen.

Only you can choose to give up your rights.

Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it just would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that the Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right. They supported the Constitution. It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter
what their “elected servants” say. A majority in America only matters when the constitution is not in play.

I just wrote what every believer in the Constitution wants to say, and what every constitutional blogger needs to write. The truth of the matter is that this type of speech is viewed as dangerous and radical or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble that I do not want. It is also the truth. To make myself clear I will tell you again. If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against them and to kill them. You are protected by our
Constitution.

Most of the articles I am reading on the subject are trying to give you clues without just coming out and saying it. I understand that because certain things in this country will get you on a list that you don’t want to be on. I may well be on that list. This blog is small and growing so I may not be there yet, but I have dreams. I also have my own list of subversives and anyone who attempts to
deny my constitutional rights is on that list.

I am not the “subversive” here, it is the political representatives who are threatening to take away my inalienable rights. If they come to take my guns and I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I somehow survive, I have zero doubt that I will spend a long time in prison and may face an execution. But I would much rather be a political prisoner than a slave.

If I go down fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human beings. I was simply defending my liberty and yours. It is self-defense and it is what our country was built on. We won our freedom in self-defense. We would not be ruled by a tyrannical government in the 1770′s and we will not be ruled in 2012 by a
tyrannical government. There is no difference.

This is a case of right and wrong. As of now the 2nd amendment stands. It has never been repealed. If Feinstein or Barack have a problem with the constitution then they should be removed from office. They are not defending the Constitution which they have sworn an oath to protect. It is treasonous to say the least.

They would likely say the same about me, but I have the Constitution, the founders, and the supreme court on my side. They only have their inflated egos.

I am not writing this to incite people. I am writing this in hopes that somehow I can make a tiny difference. I have no idea how many of my neighbors have the will to defend their constitutional rights. 2%? 20%? I am afraid that 20% is a high number, unfortunately. When push comes to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled. I believe that our government is banking on this.

I would hope that our officials come to realize that, regardless of our numbers, we still exist because they are calling Patriotic Americans to action. They are making us decide if we want to die free or submit to their rule. I can not tell you where you should stand on that. I do know that it may make the difference
between living a life of freedom or slavery.

You must start thinking about this because I believe that the day is coming soon and I personally believe it has already been planned. Not all conspiracy theories are hogwash. They may throw down the gauntlet soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react.
I mean no disrespect to our elected officials but they need to understand that “We the People” will not be disarmed. If they proceed then it is they that are provoking us and we will act accordingly. We are within our rights to do so.

For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a very important question, and I am not just talking about the politicians, because if you support them, you have chosen your side.

Are you willing to die to take my guns?

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Through regulations, taxation, inflation of the money supply, trade
restrictions, and tethers on private associations, government itself is nothing but a massive drain on prosperity. The situation has become deeply dangerous for the future of freedom in America, with young people unable to find jobs, opportunities being destroyed in sector after sector, banks and corporations living on the dole, and so many regulations that we are living under something
nearly as egregious as Soviet-style central planning.

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him --- better take a closer look at the American Indian."
Henry Ford

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I guess someone else will have to stand for

your rights, even though, in spirit, you really don't deserve them.

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

I get it, unless I am putting cops "6 feet under"

I don't deserve any rights... Wow. You are playing right into their hands.

It's more like

If you're not willing to pay the ultimate price for your freedom, you won't keep it.

"Wow. You are playing right into their hands."

Am I? Maybe they expect most of us to be all talk.. maybe they feel emboldened by the passivity they've fostered.. Maybe it's you who has played into what they want and people like you for so long that we are now where we are.

I've been guilty of it too but I can't sit by and watch anymore while they finish off what's left of our rights. While they take the ONLY thing that's standing in their way.

Maybe you're just scared.. it's okay, because I am too but I won't allow it to paralyze me or manipulate me into a position of compliance.

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Honestly. I am scared for my friends here- not myself

Be careful what you say online- it never goes away!

I never suggested bending over and complying with unjust laws (that are hours away from being an EO).

I am only suggesting there are options other than shooting any cop that comes to your door. The first person to do this will be exploited beyond belief by the MSM and next thing you know the fools in DC are calling for more unjust laws. It is a never-ending cycle and I believe, exactly what they want.

That's what you don't get.

It will be a never ending cycle but not for the reasons you bring forth. The Founding Fathers put such powerful words in the 2nd Amendment for a reason. It was to put on paper what Patriots should know.

There is one other option that I see and that's people hiding their guns and refusing to give them up.. but that's going to land them in prison or worse.. Maybe these thugs that they send out are loyalists to the current regime.. maybe they'll just pull an extra gun out of the trunk and put it by your body anyway.

I don't think you understand exactly what you're dealing with.

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

How glad I am to hear someone knows

"exactly what you're dealing with."

Thanks for the thought provoking conversation. I have enjoyed it and learned from it. I hope you can say the same.

At the point of actual door to door confiscation, they are

committing an act of War upon you.

They aren't giving you a peaceful option any longer.

Lethal force is the proper response in defense of your own life (or of others) when lethal force is threatened against you. There is no other proper response.

If you comply with their demands, or you do not resist, you are complicit in their crimes and you are doomed to die, after you suffer immensely.

Read some history for crying out loud.

Your method has NEVER worked. Ever. It ALWAYS results in death, by the millions.

History like Wounded Knee?

The US govt has PROVEN they will kill women and children to keep guns out of the hands of it's slaves and/or future slaves in foreign countries.

I see gun confiscation as treason, but giving King O the opportunity to kill me because I believe differently or didn't vote for him is not an option.

I am an optimist. There will be Blowback, hopefully more legal and political than violent.

I'm an optimist too, but I wasn't writing that above

with hope still alive.

Yes, right now, there is room for peace.

If the door to door starts, the peace is already breached. That is my point.

Too many do not realize this fact.

If confiscation is in play, it is already too late to hope for peace. You either fight and have a chance to live free, or you die a coward and a slave.

Go read the history again then.

For starters, the point of resistance came too late. This was near the end of it all, and officially the final "battle" of the Indian Wars.

Second, the 7th intercepted the Lakota and ordered them to follow them to a point to make camp, where they would later be disarmed. (the Lakota did not know this) The Lakota should have resisted at THAT point.

The 7th didn't disarm them at first because they knew it would end badly for them as well, and they didn't have the upper hand yet.

THAT was the point to strike back, to defend. (for the Lakota)

You don't wait until you are surrounded before you attempt any resistance.

In the case of Wounded Knee, this was the LAST of the confiscations. Not the first.

We are talking about resisting the FIRST acts of confiscation in modern times.

We don't abide, or lay low, and then wait until we are out manned, out gunned, and surrounded to strike back.

We do it when they first attack us. It will make them think twice about attacking us a second time, or third, or fourth. Each time we resist and fight back, they will have to carefully consider if their plans are either worth pursuing further or even possible any more.

If, on the other hand, we don't resist. No one may find out about the confiscations until it's too late. Then we're all screwed.

Your plan fails. Every time.

Disarming is only the third step

In a long series of wrongs that end with your silencing. They lull you to sleep, require your guns be registered, and later seize them with force. If you show the slightest resistance (including sleep-induced, despite the fact that they'll bust down your door at 4AM), they'll starting firing their own assault rifles--the very ones they're seizing from you. I'm willing to bet that confiscating legally purchased guns will result in the deaths of more Americans than the offending guns ever could be.

And after you lose your 2nd Amendment rights, then goes the 1st Amendment and later the entire Bill of Rights. Remember, it's a Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Privileges for Good Boys and Girls.

If you think not resisting keeps you alive, you really

really need to read history. That has never worked for anyone.

You can't lose inalienable rights. You can't even give them up if you wanted to. They are inalienable. Do you know what that word means?

Now, you can refuse to defend them. You can cower in the face of thugs. But you can't lose your right to defend yourself et al.

Sure, some, maybe even nearly all of those who resist will die. The point isn't to live. The point is to resist. Because if you don't, you make it harder for someone else to. Which means tyranny sets in for good, and while your rights are inalienable, you'll have no means to defend or enjoy them.

On the other hand, you could not resist, and simply die in jail, prison, or a camp. You can live hell on Earth for a while I suppose. But you not resisting is damning everyone else to that fate as well.

If that's what you want, then so be it.

But I will resist.

Vince to base... over...

Take down all these names... notify the pre-crime division... get search warrants (since they can write their own now)... let's round em up!

I HOPE THIS ALL BLOWS OVER....BE PREPARED PATRIOTS!

Thank you all for posting...We are living in troubled times, but God willing, we shall overcome it all..

Pray for the republic..

To quote

General John Stark:
"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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Vince to base..

This guy said the word "death."

Well written, thanks emalvini

Has anyone ever considered the possibility that while we debate this 2nd amendment issue and it dominates the national media spotlight, that just maybe something else is going on? Like a magicians trick, divert the audiences attention just long enough so they won't notice the slight of hand?

It's impossible to ban guns in this country. What is possible is to create a controversial debate that occupies the MSM and the gun rights people which creates a diversion so powerful that it dominates the news cycle.

like at a circus, this is a sideshow event, we may want to look at whats happening in the main tent.

You're Welcome truxtonc!

Thanks for posting pal..

...Happy New Year!

In answer to the question - YES!

For more on my opinion check out http://www.dailypaul.com/270259/a-time-to-kill

Psst...

the thought police and pre-crime division are watching.

Just sayin...

Good, maybe they'll think twice about making such a suicidal

move and we won't have to worry about it.

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Bravo!

Thank you emalvini! I would upvote you if I could, but it's not working right now :( So well stated and accurate! And no, I am not willing to die to take your guns, but I am willing to die to keep mine! A+++

Upvoting seems to be working now..

Thanks for posting....

...Happy New Year!

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Mine is still

not working as of this morning...they are working on it though. Happy New Year to you to!

Denise B, I Believe You Posted A While Back ...

I can't find it but I'm pretty sure you wrote something to the effect that people inherently are afraid to "lose their stuff". It struck me hard because you wrote the truth.

I am reluctant to lose my material possessions, especially since I'm retired and trying to enjoy the fruits of my 40+ years of labor. I have grandchildren and cherish them greatly. I don't want to be locked up (or be killed) and have the government confiscate everything I own because I defied them. But I, as an American and a veteran of military service, cannot allow the federals to continue to restrict our natural rights to live as we wish and foster impoverishment upon those hardworking fellow citizens and their families who deserve better.

Our country prospered because of an abundance of natural resources and an economy based on free market principles that thrived on competition. We trusted our elected officials to do the right thing but they have failed us miserably. The idea of ‘service’ has been perverted into serving themselves not 'We the People'.

The government lies to us everyday. They have debased our currency and driven up the cost of everything. They allowed the off shoring of good paying jobs to foreign lands because of over regulation and taxation. The have defiled the name, "American" by making war on other people for no other reason than to conquer them. They take bribes from lobbyists to stay in power. They have profaned the meaning of justice for all by allowing banks to criminally operate with impunity while punishing the common man for the most trivial offenses such as to possess and grow certain agricultural plants for their own enjoyment. They have created enormous financial debt with no means to repay it other than to "kick the can down the road."

We have to put an and to this and I have to do my part. I’m scared as hell to do it but it has to be done. I love my grandkids and want a better life for them in America, my country.

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Thank you

for your comments :) I think a lot of us are scared right now, it takes courage to draw a line in the sand and put yourself in harms way...but courage does not mean you don't feel fear, it means you are able to act in spite of it. But just as you alluded to, this is not just about us, it is about the next generation and what kind of a world we are going to leave for them. I think that so often in life the right thing to do is also the hardest and most challenging as well. We can not be goaded into becoming the aggressors, but at the same time we have to be willing and able when the moment comes to take action, and it does look as though it is going to come. Jesus said that there is no greater love than one who is willing to lay down his life for his brother. Have courage and Godspeed my friend. :)

I am a retired miliatary veteran.

I was stationed in South Korea, during the "Pueblo Incident" in 1968. People forget how close we came to an invasion from North Korea. North Korean commandos actually penetrated the grounds of the residence of the South Korean president; and, when North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, they killed every American military member at my base.

I also served in the U.S. Navy and was nearly killed multiple times in three and a half years due to everything from a collision with another U.S. warship, two near collisions with a Soviet warship, a near capsize in a storm, a fire, a near explosion in a compartment, nearly lost at sea during a refueling and several miscellaneous shipboard accidents. I also served on shore patrol in some of the scuzziest seaports in Southwest Europe, armed with only a "Billy Club" and no defensive training. To summarize the ship's mission statement: "Survive in open combat for 12 minutes."

Later, I joined the Air National Guard, and a member of a Combat Communications Unit. To summarize our mission statement: "Survive at least 72 hour or until help arrives."

I did not do all this to EVER live under the rule of tyrants.

What do you want to bet Obama

What do you want to bet Obama authorizes Royal Canadian Police and Military and Mexican Police and Military to enter the US in a supporting role to help American Pigs confiscate the firearms of Americans?

With 19 executive orders (Wow that is a lot) this has to be a part of it.

I guarantee Obama is working in coordination with foreign police and foreign military to affect this dramatic change in our history.

This approach will fail, it will utterly fail.

As in the past, foreign flags on police and military uniforms operating on US soil will receive a particularly brutal response from patriotic Americans.

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Yes, and blue helmets and red stars make easy targets.

Foreign troops would be certifiably stupid if they agree to come here and try to confiscate guns.

That's a death sentence.

This will all blow over

Like every other time. (I've been around a long time, I've seen this dog & pony show many times)

Yes, MAKE SOME NOISE about your rights. They are enshrined in the constitution, absolutely 100% agree.

But seriously, DON'T do anything stupid.

The media will find some new vapid idiocy to crow about soon enough.