Just a place for posting links, video, news, whatever about the events that unfold today in the capitol of Virginia as a Tyrant attempts to remove Constitutional Rights from the population, who do not approve.
What is particularly interesting is to see both the right, and the left, along with those “in the middle” all wanting to support the 2nd Amendment. I hope that everyone realizes that on THIS topic they can band together and present a unified voice. Setting aside other issues for the day. Yet “Hope is not a strategy. -E.M.Smith” and we know that there will be deliberate attempts to stir up trouble. Agent Provocateurs.
I’ve been in enough such “political rally” events to know various TLAs (Three Letter Agencies) and even local police seed the crowd with “undercovers”, some of them as “leaders” of various rank, and use them to attempt to raise the pitch of excitement so as to “out” the “leaders and troublemakers”. May folks resist the egging on…
I would love to see this posting reach the end of day with video of a large number of people standing around listening to boring speeches…
But we will see.
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.
Read it for yourself. Don’t let anyone else snow you with some obscure “interpretation” of it. Look up the meanings of the words “in that day” and decide for yourself. Here’s what I get out of it:
“A well regulated militia”. In the day, “regulated” meant well practised or well tuned. You still see this use in “regulating” two shotgun barrels of a double barrel to hit the same point. Militia is the army of the people. Then, the adult men of fighting age. Now we’d include women willing to take up arms as well. So this says “A well skilled and practices army of the regular people”.
“being necessary to the security of a free state”. In the day, Tyrants were the big worry. I’d assert we’re headed for that same experience, given how Central Authority Government continues to erode individual liberty. Notice this does NOT say “it being necessary to hunt down Bambi”. It is NOT about HUNTING. It is EXACTLY about “military style” weapons. To me, this says “if you want to remain a free state, it is necessary to have that army of the people”.
“the right of the people to keep and bear arms,” This is a RIGHT. It is a right of THE PEOPLE. Not the States. Not the State National Guards. Not the collective. THE PEOPLE who will make up that peoples army against the freedom robbing tyrants when the time comes. It is a right to KEEP – possess, own, have at home. And a right to “bear” – carry around, move, transport. Arms. Military style arms. To me this says there is an absolute right for individuals to possess and transport and carry military style arms.
“shall not be infringed.” Most abused part of that RIGHT. It is “infringed” on all sides. Until quite recently, folks owned private cannon and even tanks with working guns. Watch the old Black & White movies from the 50s; pocket guns were common but shootings rare. As there has been ever more infringing of what, when, where, and how of arms possession, crime and bad results have increased. To me this part says “shall not be reduced or restricted in any way”. Yet we have a lot of that already and the results have been universally bad. “An armed society is a polite society” is very true. The “Shootout at the OK Corral” that is the stuff of legends was all of 9 people that lasted 30 seconds. Only 2 people were killed. It was from a time when everyone was free to wear a gun. Now, in bad sides of town, a 30 second shootout would hardly make the news. Only in “Gun free zones” do we get a dozen plus shot.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second shootout between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. It is generally regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a long-simmering feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side and town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, Special Policeman Wyatt Earp, and temporary policeman Doc Holliday on the other side. Billy Clanton and both McLaury brothers were killed. Ike Clanton, Billy Claiborne, and Wes Fuller ran from the fight. Virgil, Morgan, and Doc Holliday were wounded, but Wyatt Earp was unharmed.
So we’ll see what happens in Virginia. How much fraud is spoken, and how a Tyrant treats the Citizens when they assemble to protest.
The expectation is that the people protesting will be unarmed. The call to action has been accompanied with requests to show up disarmed. The only folks with guns will be the Central Authority. We’ll all get to see how it behaves. Will the Tyrant with all the firepower use it wisely? Or will folks learn something we’d all rather not have demonstrated? In any case “we will know them by their deeds”. Hopefully we will not have a “practical demonstration” of why the 2nd Amendment says we’ll need that militia to oppose the tyrant.