Friday, July 13, 2012

Gun Making: An American Cottage Industry ... J. D. Longstreet

Gun Making: An American Cottage Industry
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I made my first fully operational hand gun while I was in junior high school.  I carried that weapon on my person every where I went for a long time. 

That "zip gun" was in addition to my 22 caliber squirrel gun and my Winchester Model 37 - 12 gauge shot gun with a 30 inch barrel, full choke.  My Dad used to say you could place a dime on the end of that gun's barrel and it would not fall into the barrel.  It was murder on my shoulder. 

My favorite gun was that homemade zip gun -- because I made it. 

My point is -- firearms are not that difficult to make -- in your very own garage.

Just for the heck of it,  I had an Internet search engine look up sites for homemade guns and it returned no less that 2,510,000 sites dealing with that topic.  Yeah, I WAS overwhelmed.  I had expected a few thousand, but 2-1/2 million???

OK.  So what's REALLY the point, you ask?  Well, since you insist -- the REAL point is -- there is no way the government, or anyone else, will ever disarm America.  Ain't gonna happen.

Firearms are just too easily made with regular old home workshop tools.  Heck, I found a site that offered plans for a homemade machine gun made with off-the-shelf parts assembled with ordinary home workshop tools!  (If we had had computers back in the 40's and 50's I'd have had one of those!)

I'm bringing all this to your attention to point how utterly stupid it is for the United Nations and the gun-grabbers in the US government -- and any other government -- to believe they can control small arms and the manufacture and trade in same.  It cannot be done.  Not anymore. 

There may have been a time in the distant past when a government could have some control over the manufacture, sale, trade, and ownership of small arms but, frankly, I doubt it.

In the first place, we are talking MILLIONS of small arms already in the hands of citizens all over the world most of which will suddenly be lost the moment a government attempts to enforce a gun registration mandate.  They will just disappear -- at least as far as the authorities are concerned.

Outlandish taxes on ammunition have been proposed.  That, too, simply demonstrates the naivete of those making such a proposal. 

Back when I was still physically able to take to the fields and woods to hunt, few of my hunting buddies purchased ammo.  They saved their spent cartridge casings and shells and reloaded them at home.  Only occasionally did they break down and actually purchase NEW ammo.

There have been those who proposed making lead ammunition illegal, taking it off the market.  Do that and see how long the wheel weights on the wheels of your car or truck remains on the wheels of your car or truck. 

Weights for fishing tackle will disappear from the shelves of sporting goods stores.  Besides, lead is just one of many types of metal from which cartridge rounds can be made.

See, all this talk of controlling small arms is not about controlling small arms.  It is about controlling YOU! 

If the law abiding citizen gives up his guns then the only people with guns will be the bad people and the government -- and frankly, it is getting more difficult every day to define which is which between those two.  It would be extremely uncomfortable caught between them unable to defend yourself from either -- or both.

No.  Gun control is not about crime control.  Ask the people of the countries that have done it. It made no difference.  In fact, murder by "edged" weapons such as butcher knives and household kitchen knives have actually gone up! 

The plain truth is this: If a man is intent on your murder, he will find a way to dispatch you.  Thus it has ALWAYS been. Cain killed Able, his own brother, and Cain had no clue what a gun was.  David committed justifiable homicide when he killed Goliath -- with a slingshot!  One of the most deadly accurate, dangerous, man-killing weapons ever devised by the mind of man, is the English Long Bow.

Come on, folks, get real.  The whole gun control debate is a red herring.  It is an attempt at slight of hand.  Its a fake, a fraud, a con. It IS all about government power over you, its citizens.

It is no surprise that such an attempt would originate in the United Nations.  After all, the UN is nothing more that a sandbox, a playground, if you will,  for the world's dictators, power brokers, and international criminals.  I am embarrassed that my country is even a member.  It pains me to know that the UN building is located on a piece of land adjacent to New York City. (The UN owns the ground upon which their headquarters sits.)  They are unwelcome neighbors and I, for one, wish they would move out of my neighborhood!

Unfortunately, our current President -- Obama-- supports the UN's Small Arms Treaty and will sign it.  Mr Obama, you see, has delusions of being dictator, or, at the very least, "King of America."  He is, of course, neither.  He IS a communist -- and as such, he knows the value of having a disarmed citizenry which can pose no threat to his plans to transform America into another Socialist/Marxist dung heap.  So, yeah, he'll sign it -- BUT -- it will be up to the Senate to ratify it -- or not. It will not become law in the US until ratification by the Senate. 

George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States said the following: "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."

Thomas Jefferson said the following: "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

And in the words of the the most well known of the tyrants of the last century, Adolf Hitler comes this: “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”

It is good, I think, to note that The Forefathers felt so highly of the right to keep and bear arms that it is the SECOND Amendment. The first being, of course, freedom of speech, religion, etc.  Please note that without the Second Amendment the First Amendment would effectively be null and void.

So, here we go again. Fighting for our freedom never stops.  It is eternal.  But it's worth every drop of sweat and blood it costs.  Never, ever, forget that.  If we do -- we will become what Hitler referred to (above) as a "subject race."

J. D. Longstreet                                          

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