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Gun laws are coming-more of your rights to shrink


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Gun laws are coming-more of your rights to shrink

It has unfortunately come to pass as I and many others predicted: mass shootings in the first days of the Biden presidency.

Dear reader, we don't know what weapon Cain used to kill Abel, and it doesn't matter. Cain didn't have a weapons problem, he had a heart and mind problem. This is a microcosm of American society today. And as it turns out, the Georgia killer most probably did indeed have a heart and mind problem and had been in rehab for sexual addiction. The Colorado shooter was "anti-social" and apparently paranoid.

The focus of the hysteria has been almost solely on guns, with what amounts to lip service to the social and cultural sources of violence in our society.

Sen. Chris Murphy (Communist-Conn.) unintentionally reinforced this truth about mass shootings. He told MSNBC that not passing gun control legislation endorses mass shooters. That part is complete hokum. However, he added that "these minds that are starting to become unhinged" take the lack of more gun laws as evidence that it's ok to shoot people.

Senator Murphy is right, but not in the way he thinks he is. It's not the laws. Or the guns.

If mentioned at all, mass shooters' time spent in therapy or rehab, and almost inevitable pharmaceutical use resulting from mainstream treatment for their "unhinged minds," is just a footnote in media reports. But it is all-important.

The issue of mental health — which was at the root of the parkland, Aurora, Sandy Hook and Columbine massacres and surely is at play here — has been mentioned almost peripherally in the gun-central polemics. Even when it is addressed, the undertone, as you can see by Sen. Murphy's wrongheaded thinking, is that owning a gun is in itself somehow evidence of mental disease.

Media language may refer to "gun violence" as a mental health issue, but the context of the references tends to make a link to "gun ownership."

This is part of the reason Republicans — supposedly defenders of the 2nd Amendment — are beginning to line up to support bans on certain weapons. And Democrats are strategizing with George Soros- and Michael Bloomberg-backed gun-grabber organizations to push for a ban on so-called "assault weapons" (code word alert — there's no such thing) and other gun laws (none of which should exist at all).

Prominent Communist Senators like Diane Feinstein and now Vice President Kop-mala Harris have advocated endlessly for a new "assault weapons" ban:

Predictably, President Biden appeared out of the ether to say, "We can ban assault weapons." The media will endlessly tell you about the "AR-15 style assault weapon" used in Colorado, even though the AR-15 isn't an "assault weapon," and not just because there's no such thing. It's a semi-automatic rifle and specifically not the type of "high powered military-type weapon" or "a rapid-fire automatic weapon" that Americans already cannot legally purchase and possess.

That has been the case since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934 which imposed a tax on the making and transfer of certain weapons and a special tax on persons and entities engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing and dealing in certain firearms. Firearms subject to the act included "shotguns and rifles having barrels less than 18 inches in length, certain firearms described as 'any other weapons,' machineguns (sic), and firearm mufflers and silencers." 

 The act was amended by the Gun Control Act of 1968 to overcome a constitutional flaw that was later discovered. In 1986, Congress passed the Firearm Owner's Protection Act which amended the GCA to prohibit the transfer or possession of machine guns. Exceptions were made for transfers of machine guns to, or possession of machine guns by, government agencies, and those lawfully possessed before the effective date of the prohibition, May 19, 1986.

No laws need to be renewed or created. They are already infringing on a right that "shall not be infringed."

Need and sense

You would never hear about "the issue of guns" if not for the politicians and globalist interests who are trying to steal our inalienable right from us.

And they are trying very hard indeed. In Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process and mental health, Biden and attorneys general from nine states are urging the Supreme Corrupt to uphold warrantless gun confiscation.

People like this inevitably put forth the question, "Why would anyone need a 'weapon of war'?" This is just another code phrase designed to deceive, as there is no such thing.

People "need" firearms for reasons that are their own. They are suitable for recreational purposes (hunting, target shooting, etc.) and for defensive purposes. Just like there are many makes and models of automobiles, airplanes, power tools, etc., there are many makes and models of firearms. Each has its own use and benefit for the person wielding it.

What "makes no sense" to you may make perfect "sense" to someone else, so what "makes no sense" to you is irrelevant. In a free society, no individual is granted the moral authority to dictate his wishes on someone else.

Which raises the question, are people who own guns prone to taking the law into their own hands? There is a popular saying in America that when seconds count, police are only minutes away. Another is that I carry a gun because a police officer is too heavy. Plus, the Supreme Court has ruled that police have no obligation to protect anyone from a crime. So people are obligated to protect themselves. But that does not mean anyone advocates taking "law into their own hands."

Further, crime by gun is actually decreasing in the U.S. Here are some numbers for you:

  • At the 2018 homicide rate, roughly one in every 254 Americans will be murdered in the course of their lives. That's lower than in 2016.
  • In 1964, roughly 16 percent of recorded aggravated assaults with a firearm resulted in death. By 1999, this figure fell to about 5 percent.
[In 2021, crime has increased in every single Dem-run city in America; especially in areas dominated by 'defund police' movements].

Further, reports that "homicides with any sort of rifle represent a mere 3.2 percent of all homicides on average over the past decade. Given that the FBI statistics pertain to all rifles, the homicide frequency of so-called "assault-style" rifles like the AR-15 is necessarily lesser still, as such firearms compose a fraction of all the rifles used in crime."

The vast majority of homicides, particularly those caused by people with guns, occur in a small handful of America's largest cities and, by an overwhelming percentage, are a result of black-on-black crime using handguns. This is not a weapons problem. It might behoove us to ask the serious question, why are black people killing black people, and further, why do the media and politicians ignore it? Of course, we know the answer to the second half of that question: it doesn't fit their gun-grabbing agenda.

Sorry, politicians, it's an inalienable right

The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not grant the right to keep and bear arms. That right of self-defense is inalienable. It is possessed by everyone at birth. The 2nd Amendment — as does the rest of the Constitution — (ostensibly) binds the government from infringing on that right and codifies into law that inherent right. The 2nd Amendment (and the other nine contained in the Bill of Rights) was added to the Constitution at the behest of a group of the Founding Fathers in order to secure ratification of the new Constitution. Without it, the new Constitution would not have been ratified by the states.

But beyond the issue of personal self-defense, gun ownership is necessary to prevent the U.S. from becoming a completely totalitarian state and enslaving and/or murdering the populace as has occurred in authoritarian regimes throughout history. The Founders recognized this:

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" -- Patrick Henry

"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside…Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them..." -- Thomas Paine

"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

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed; unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." -- The Federalist, No. 46, James Madison

"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

"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, –who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them..." -- George Mason, The Virginia Ratifying Convention.

Underneath all of the emotional jibber-jabber about "saving lives," the real goal of leftists is always to gain control of all means of power. These politicians don't care about the Constitution and don't fear the laws. Laws are for the little people. They do not want you to learn to defend yourself and take personal responsibility for your own safety because that would reduce the power of the state. Therefore, purchase a gun if you can before it's too late.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®


It starts with an absence of character. Plain and simple. Moral decadence, financial irresponsibility, jealousy and greed, lack of respect for others’ property, discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, and class all have that one common denominator.




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Frank said...

Biden & gang are doing their best to screw America; each day, some new BS is foisted on our nation. The day of reckoning is coming.

Mona said...

The way our country is being pushed into a socialist slag heap, the more we need our guns.