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National gun grab, paid
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Do you know why President Biden and the establishment Republicrats
want mass illegal immigration? Because third-world immigrants are more
accepting of gun control and the police state. They have no understanding of or
experience with individual liberty or the concept of natural rights. They are
attracted to cradle-to-grave nanny state socialism because it is what they know
and all they have known.
Add these to the nanny state dependents that have been created
over the last several decades and you have a fertile hunting ground to kill off
gun rights without one shot being fired by a lawful gun owner.
How else would the new omnibus spending bill have passed the
Senate with so many egregious anti-gun provisions? Gun Owners of America points
"Of the 12 gun control items hidden in the omnibus, these are among the
• Massive 14.1 percent ATF budget increase to facilitate Biden's
• 50 percent increase for the ATF part of the budget that
maintains the illegal near-billion record gun registry
• $700+ million in funding available to bribe states to pass
"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Laws
• Money for anti-gun CDC research while the agency suppresses
self-defense statistics ."
Worse, the new year is only a few days old and the anti-gunners'
hunting ground is being papered over with so-called "news" articles
about all the guns being sold, and all the "gun deaths" we're
supposedly experiencing. The truth is "guns sold" increases are
largely because of population
only go up slightly with news events and then go back to normal) and gun crimes
are not more prevalent, they are just reported on more by the people who want
to influence your opinion.
Remember that one of the planks of "gradualism" is to
control guns and weaponry; to cultivate in the public a fear of guns by
promoting the idea that guns are dangerous. Then to inflate gun accidents and
gun incidents in the nationwide media. Sensationalizing the negative is always
Even so, the lamestream media and gun-grabbers' main argument,
parroted by the president, is that you can't resist the government with your
guns — even as they call those same guns "military-style" weapons and
"weapons of war."
They can't even keep up with their own propaganda.
They also ignore how the Taliban fought the U.S. military to a
standstill for decades and regained power using some of these same weapons.
Remember the "Fast
and Furious" gun-running scandal under President Barack Obama and
Attorney General Eric Holder? It armed drug cartels, and those weapons have
been used in numerous crimes including the murder of American border agents and
the robbery and murder of American citizens in the U.S.
The National Security Agency was responsible, under National
Security Director Samuel Berger, for the transfer of weapons secrets to
communist Red China in exchange for Clinton-Gore-Democratic Party campaign
cash. When will those "weapons of war" be used against us?
We arm our "enemies" and disarm our citizens. Tell me
again who the enemy of government is.
Friends with guns
Meanwhile, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention commissioned by President Obama found that the defensive use of guns
by crime victims is a common occurrence, although the exact number remains
disputed (Cook and Ludwig,
1996; Kleck, 2001a). Almost all national survey estimates indicate
that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by
criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more
than 3 million (Kleck,
2001a), in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving
firearms in (BJS, 2010).
On the other hand, some scholars point to a radically lower
estimate of only 108,000 annual defensive uses based on the National Crime
Victimization Survey (Cook
et al., 1997). The variation in these numbers remains a controversy
in the field. The estimate of 3 million defensive uses per year is based on an
extrapolation from a small number of responses taken from more than 19 national
surveys. The former estimate of 108,000 is difficult to interpret because
respondents were not asked specifically about defensive gun use.
One good guy with a gun, in Memphis, Tenn., already saved
a woman from
being kidnapped early this year. But beyond defense and self-defense, the
ownership of guns in the hands of the people was noted by the Founding Fathers
as "the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong
moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will
generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the
people to resist and triumph over them." (Supreme Court Justice Joseph
Ban the feet!
As I mentioned earlier in this letter, the propaganda media and
the anti-gun crowd tell you that you don't "need" a gun... that you
don't "need" an "assault weapon" (so-called) and you don't
"need" a high-capacity magazine for hunting or self-defense. This
sophistry and semantic argle-bargle is designed to confuse and deflect.
According to FBI statistics, firearms are used to murder about
10,000 people per year on average. Of those, rifles of all types are used to
kill about 300 people. Specifically, in 2019, the latest year we have
statistics for, the FBI's "Crime In the United States" report tells
us that rifles — including ones like the "scary" Bushmaster XM-15
rifle used in Buffalo that gun grabbers are constantly trying to ban — were
used to commit 364 murders.
Hands and feet were used in 687 murders.
We don't know what weapon Cain used to kill Abel. Does it matter?
After all, Cain didn't have a weapon problem. He had a problem of the heart. This
is a microcosm of American society today. We blame instruments, never
Background checks are something that gun owners and 2nd Amendment
preservationists have long said are precursors to confiscation. Such claims
have been met with protest and derision by gun grabbers, hoplophobes and those
who seek to erase the 2nd Amendment from our consciousness. I do not know if
they are the first step to looking at ourselves in the mirror or another step
toward confiscation. After all, who is doing the checking?
I do know that any weapon the gun-grabbers can use in their
scorched earth campaign to make sure only the government has guns will be used,
so self-defense proponents must be vigilant and aware of the other side's
forever goal: No gun in the hands of any private citizen, period... and that
goal is now being funded by your taxes, paid for in the national budget.
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®
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