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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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Well We Can All Read It & Weep

....Looks like NYS will be the "test case" for this nefarious skullduggery!

http://www.dailypaul.com/270294/new-york-senate-approves-gun...

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

The MSM will NOT be around to crow, if this gets nasty.

Patriot Act? Military Commissions Act? NDAA? "kill lists"? Permanent imprisonment without charges? "Secret prisons? TSA? Preemptive Thermonuclear War?

This is hardly going to "blow over".

Okay...

What if the thugs grab your wife and two children as she picks them up from school and then they call you and tell you to meet them (thugs) at your house but don't go inside. You pull into the driveway and see that they are already there and you see your wife and children in the back seat of an official looking black SUV. You are instructed to open your house and let them search and if you give them any grief, they will whisk off your family to a FEMA camp, never to be seen again.

Then what would you do?

That is why I would suggest you do not go anywhere without...

a 12 gauge shotgun in your vehicle. I would let them know if I survived, my first stop would be whoever sent them; and, if I survived that, their homes and their families. Of course, they would not be there to grieve.

Everyone cares about somebody and surrendering your weapons will not save your family. While they are only movies, I suggest you see, "Red" with Bruce Willis and "Sophie's Choice" with Meryl Streep.

Slaughter the bastards.

There's nothing I can do at that point to protect my family. It's too late.

Giving up all of my defenses in exchange for their lives doesn't guarantee they'll comply and give my family back to me. If they are low and dirty enough to take this action, there's no reason they aren't low and dirty enough to just arrest me too and throw us all in a camp. What the hell makes you think otherwise?

Even IF we got lucky and they let us go after searching and confiscating (and ransacking) NOW I can't stop them from coming back later to throw us in a camp for something else, or simply exterminating us, or stopping criminals from attacking us. (the usual kind of criminal that is, these guys are even worse)

History has shown over and over and over and over and over and over and over, to the tune of HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of DEAD PEOPLE, that NOT RESISTING = DEATH.

Go ahead, don't resist. You just resigned your family to extermination, if not immediately, shortly thereafter.

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

I pray for your family that you come to your senses and learn from history.

Vince to base...

We got a candidate for the red list here...

I Will not disarmed

I Will not disarmed

Cacama

Doesn't appear

that this one will go quietly...

Hear Here!

Iv`e been waiting for a post like this. I especially like the treasonous subversive list idea. I would like to see it in print and a list exposing crimes under each name as well. In states with a good chance of a swing vote removing them from office it could be a valuable tool for the liberty voters. `Your Bible is in black and white but mine is read between the lines.` Sir Isaac Newton.

If every great fortune has a great crime behind it, then the greatest fortunes have the greatest criminals behind them. End the fed!

Yes, we do.

Simple as that.

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.

As Americans, We are Obligated to Defend

We are obligated to defend our constitution. So far, we watch it get systematically dismantled by what is in my opinion, a vile, evil corrupt network that has infiltrated nearly all aspects of our society; whom have in a very learned fashion used all forms of media to fully manipulate public perception. As Kennedy put it, "surrounded by a monolithic conspiracy". Unfortunately, there is no justice, the corruption reaches to the highest levels of our court systems and governing bodies. It seems like there is nothing we can do.

You can file a lawsuit with all the facts spelled out showing who these crooks are and what their crimes are....The controlled media will make sure that no word of such lawsuit is aired to the public; if word does spread, they will run dis info to discredit it. Meanwhile corrupt judges will quietly dismiss the case and seal the reacord from public view.

Maybe the gun grab effort (which in my eyes signifies desperation for the bad guys, wanting to disarm the good guys before the good guys realize the bad guys are robbing and raping them) will promt a more physical means of uprooting the evil and corruption from our republic. In which case.....I know most hunters use high powered rifles that can nail a target 200 plus yards out....and there are millions upon millions of hunters nationwide. A good part of the military too would revolt and turn on the crooks if they declare war on the citizens. Anyway you look at it, I believe time is short for the elite ruling class...they are not the elite ruling class of 50 years ago, this new generation of crooked politicians and bankers are too greedy, too sloppy and a good percentage of the American people are opening their eyes to all the evils of those who are paraded on the state run news as heros and leaders.

For The S@ke Of @rgument

...wh@t if congress repe@led the second @mmendment? Is not self defense still @ fund@ment@l hum@n right? Wh@t thinkest thou of the constitution then?

First of all, if you are

First of all, if you are going to try and write in old english maybe you should understand how to do it. Your last sentence -which is a question- would be written like this -if one wanted to write it correctly in old english: What thou art thinketh..., or What thinketh thou doth..., or What thou doth thinketh...; but the sentence you provided is not structured correctly.

More importantly, the Second Amendment cannot be repealed, for it is an Amendment. For the US Congress to eliminate the 2nd Amendment they would have to Amend the US Constitution. This is not nearly as easy as passing some unconstitutional legislation.

So, your entire argument is moot.

What's with the '@' symbols all over the place instead of using

the letter 'a'?

Is your keyboard broken?

Newsflash:

The second amendment did not grant the right.

How can repealing it take the right away? Anyway... they aren't even trying to repeal it. That would take a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT!

I will stand

with my brothers and sisters to defend our rights until death.

Another DPer elegantly made the point: "To be born free is a gift. To live free is my responsibility. To die free is my obligation to my family and posterity"
http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2900315

Huzzah!

I will stand

Very heart felt post. They have taken away our liberty, our money, our history, etc. - what's left? I hope the gun issue is the spark that reverses the US path. Without guns we have no hope. Unfortunately, they rigged the game; those on the dole, employed by Homeland Security, IRS, participate in National Guard, Hollywood, media, politicians, etc. are our fellow Americans that will turn on us.

Yup.

We're all terrorists now... unless we work for the "government."