July 16th, 2012, 10:44 AM
The right to arms
The right to arms
How important is the right to arms? The first thing the National Party government did was deny blacks the right to firearm ownership for good reason. The NP did not want to face armed angry blacks.
Governments throughout the world have done the same for the same reason. They do not want to face angry armed citizens.
The one thing 15 years of studying gun control has taught me is that firearm owners are on the losing side, yet somehow have not woken up to that fact and bothered to ask why. Nowhere in the world are there less restrictive laws than there were 50 years ago. An undeniable fact.
Not one single firearm organisation in the world is in the least concerned or interested in the safety, security and freedom of citizens including its own members and potential members.
I have seen many say join us, do that but not one say lets examine why we fail and fail we and they have many, many times. Others say well so and so are the experts do what they say. How's that plan working so far assuming you know what this undisclosed plan is? History proves it is not working and you cannot argue against verifiable history.
Can one sum up firearm organisations strategy or “plan” in a few words. They fight by proxy sending in the lawyers to fight for them and give up when the lawyers lose. Then they make excuses and lie indoctrinating members, supporters and firearm owners with “we did the best we could and failed, accept this law and be happy, we can still own guns”. They go back to sleep and wait for gun controls next move. It's a generalisation but how close is it?
What is the result of this giving up on the right to arms? We ignore or don't comprehend a right is not divisible or negotiable. You cannot give away parts, some, bits, this, that or anything and still have or value that right. We see ourselves or others impacted by theses laws, some denied by expense, difficulty or inconvenience but denied. Others will suffer the crime increase criminals given defenceless victims take advantage of.
What is the value of our right to freedom, safety and life when it has no value to the organisations we trust and then give our rights away?
It makes no difference if we are lucky enough to become an elitist and still own some kind of firearm. We see others sacrificed and suffer and know we stand alone.
There is little or no value to those rights, less than the valve caps on our vehicle tyres. A thief stealing our tyre valve caps would be immediately opposed and apprehended. Our rights are stolen from under our noses and we are to busy, don't have time, have to go shopping, don't know what to do and 10,000 other excuses.
A right no matter how small a part that is abandoned without a fight impacts on citizens in one way or the other. Removing rights, adding cost or adding difficulty making firearm ownership that of the elitist all serve to remove or limit who has those rights.
What is a right worth that is given to only a few or even some? These few are survivors in self preservation mode who will sacrifice others to remain an elitist.
Those impacted suffer unjustifiably and without comment or help from the organisations or the elitists not wanting to spoil their chances of continuing to own a firearm. The same organisations were supposed to protect our rights and support us in our hour of need. Nobody mistakes such sacrifice of members, supporters and potential supporters for anything other than cowardice and abandonment when opposition and fighting for those rights is the best option. No right has ever been saved, returned or asserted by surrender, collaboration or appeasement.
No firearm organisation has a mandate or permission to reduce membership or the pool of potential members. No firearm organisation has a mandate or permission to deliberately endanger the public and their own claims make them both aware and complicit of doing that.
Anyone who observes this abdication and dereliction of duty who is not blinded by faith and belief will be disappointed, disillusioned and have no faith they will receive any different treatment when it is their turn. That has been true of every loss or step of loss of rights.
It can be truly said the worst enemy of the right to life, safety, security and freedom is not gun control or rust, it is firearm organisations who refuse to protect those rights they claim are valuable and dear to them. Firearm organisations who indoctrinate and mislead firearm owners to believe there is nothing they can do but accept injustice and oppression without their influence and cowardice things may well be different.
Would the ANC ever have collaborated with the NP on apartheid laws, it would have been suicide for the rights the ANC protected and blacks would still be under the NP jackboot. Our rights to life, safety, security and freedom are no different. They do and always have depended on arms ownership.
We need to protect our rights with something better than lawyers, politicians and reliance in pieces of paper. We need to object, get angry, demonstrate if need be when our rights are messed with and prevent the thief trying to steal our rights from us. We need to educate the public so they never again vote for gun control or the promise of gun control. No politician will miss that message.
Peter Moss 2012
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