A free state is one in which it’s citizens are able to defend themselves. Without such defense, (though many are “afraid” of guns), in the hands of the wrong people they are dangerous. However guns alone are not dangerous unless they are misused. Please also visit the Gun Owners of America website. Larry Pratt defends your second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.
Without such defense of your home and person, a tyrannical government could likely come into your house, forcibly do as they will and you- as John/Joan Q. Citizen would have no other choice but to abide by intrusion of the state. Guns keep a people free from enslavement by the government. If you don’t understand this, please do some homework on the issue. When a less than forthcoming leader begins to take weapons away from the people it leads to dictatorship, lack of freedom and worse. (See also Chuck Baldwin Live- Second Amendment)
Many gun activists were appalled at the illegal search and seizure of weapons from people who suffered the consequences of Hurricane Katrina. The criminals, who never have a problem getting weapons, were able to intimidate at will; as long as they were not caught. The law abiding citizens, who wished to defend their property, were forced at gunpoint by National Guardsmen to relinquish any weapons they had on their premises.
This was a violation of the citizens second amendment rights. We have a right if we wish, though not wise; to stay in distressed areas, to fen for ourselves and protect our property. That is… unless an illegal mandate is ordered.
“A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.” – James Madison
“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” – Thomas Paine
Please consider the email below and respond as the spirit leads you. At the bottom there is a link to find your representatives. This is protecting freedom for our posterity.
Yes, women can be interested and involved in gun rights. In fact, in colonial days, most women knew how to shoot them… and did if necessary.
“June 10, 2011
Gun Owners of America
Official Corruption in the Obama Administration
About to Take Center Stage
— It’s now time to defund Project Gunrunner!
A story that Gun Owners of America has been following over the past several months is ready to explode next week in the news.
If you have been reading our newsletter, The Gun Owners, or watching our videos on the GOA website, you know what Project Gunrunner is all about. It refers to an operation where the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives (ATF) was working with gun shops, approving firearms purchases to buyers who were suspected smugglers.
While this scandalous activity remained hidden for some time, it really went viral in the news media after one of the guns sold to a smuggler was later used to murder Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December.
Since then, GOA has been lobbying the Congress to hold Congressional hearings to investigate the corruption in the Obama administration, specifically in relation to Project Gunrunner. GOA has corresponded with President Obama on this issue and has asked it members several times to urge their legislators to call for hearings themselves.
Well, there is good news to report. Beginning next week, the House of Representatives is set to commence hearings into Project Gunrunner — which also goes by the names of Project Gunwalker or Fast and Furious.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the point man leading the investigation on the House side. His hearings are sure to reveal much new information, but even so, he has already discovered quite a bit.
Project Gunrunner “was authorized at the highest level,” Issa told a radio audience this past Tuesday. “This decision was made at least by people in the Office of Attorney General Holder.”
This underscores the tremendous hypocrisy and antagonism against gun owners on part of the Obama Administration. After all, officials (like the President) were blaming American gun stores for letting firearms slip into gun smugglers’ hands and, thus, fueling much of Mexico’s violence.
But all the while, the administration was quietly approving the sales of those firearms to those very same gun smugglers.
“[The ATF] apparently did this,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt in his letter to the President, “in part, so it could push gun control in Congress by demonstrating that guns used in Mexican violence came from the United States.”
ACTION: Please urge your Representative to closely follow the upcoming hearings into Project Gunrunner. Tell them that it is unconscionable for Congress to be funding a program that allows the Obama Administration:
1. To put guns into the hands of suspected gun smugglers; and then,
2. To turn around and blame law-abiding gun owners for the problem!
Project Gunrunner needs to be defunded IMMEDIATELY!
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