Monday, December 17, 2012

Americans Won't Give Up Their Guns, Law Or Not! ... J. D. Longstreet

Americans Won't Give Up Their Guns, Law Or Not!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


Ordinarily, I'd agree that THIS is no time to be arguing gun control.  With the pain still intense in Connecticut, there should have been a truce declared, to allow for grieving.  But the plain truth is, those who declare that a good crisis must not be wasted, jumped the gun (as they usually do) and began a nationwide PR war through the national Mainstream Media to bring as much pressure to bear as they possible could on our government  for laws to ban certain guns, eventually ALL guns in the hands of US civilians.

To those on the political and those pushing gun control -- in the childish naivete -- You need to understand two things:  One -- Americans are NOT going to give up their guns!  That's one.  Number two is this:  If you really want to begin a civil war in this country, continue your efforts to take those guns and you will most certainly have one, and I do not think you have any idea, any inkling,  of just how ferocious and brutal such a war can be. 

If you thought for one moment that American gun owners would assume the fetal position and begin sucking their thumbs -- please allow me to disabuse you of that monstrously mistaken assumption!  

For the past four years gun owners across America have been planning for just such a move by the gun control crowd.  They have been purchasing weapons in record numbers and they have created secret caches of both weapons and ammunition that you simply will not believe.  I'd go so far as to say some are even "leaning forward," eager for the chance to protect the US Constitution. 

Look.  Trying to confiscate Americans guns will erupt in pitched firefights, gun battles, between American civilians and government law officers.  The government will, as Charlton Heston famously stated,  have to "pry the weapons from their cold dead hands."  Heck, the government might actually get away with a couple of such encounters before the backlash begins.   But it will begin -- and when it does, there will be hell to pay.  In the end, it will be the end of the United States as we know it.

Understand.  There are some states that will move to secede rather than obey federal laws that force their citizens to disarm.  Other states will arrest and incarcerate federal officers attempting to disarm that states citizens within the physical boundaries of that state.

I just don't think the gun control folks are thinking with their brains.  They exude emotion -- PURE emotion, and a dangerous lack of common sense.  What they are pushing for will bring nothing less than wreck and ruin to this country.

Do you realize that the number of armed American hunters, alone, surpasses the numbers of all the standing armies of the world -- combined?  Deer hunters in just one state, alone, number more than the armies of Iran, France, and Germany combined! SOURCE:  Do you realize that a HUGE proportion of them are veterans of the finest military on the planet?

And don't think you can just track gun hoarders down and arrest them.  It took the US military TEN YEARS to find Osama Bin Laden -- and he was one man!  Try rounding up millions.  Can you see the nightmare?

A law that would try to confiscate guns in America would, like Prohibition, suddenly turn America into a nation of criminals.  The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act caused multiple deaths.  "Effective enforcement of the alcohol ban during the Prohibition Era proved to be very difficult and led to widespread flouting of the law. The lack of a solid popular consensus for the ban resulted in the growth of vast criminal organizations, including the modern American Mafia, and various other criminal cliques. Widespread disregard of the law also generated rampant corruption among politicians and within police forces."   SOURCE:       

Banning so-called assault weapons (otherwise known as "scary looking" weapons) does next to nothing to reduce gun crime.  "The Justice Department’s interviews also showed so-called “assault weapons” are not a major cause of gun violence. Only about 8 percent of the inmates used one of the models covered in the now-expired assault weapons ban... ."
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Consider this:  "Meanwhile, a study released by the Justice Department suggesting background checks at gun shows would do little to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.

The study noted the number of criminals who obtained guns from retail outlets was dwarfed by the number of those who picked up their arms through means other than legal purchases. The report was the result of interviews with more than 18,000 state and federal inmates conducted nationwide. It found that nearly 80 percent of those interviewed got their guns from friends or family members, or on the street through illegal purchases."

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As I write this in my office, behind me on my desk are five containers of ammunition from 30 caliber to 12 gauge double-ought buckshot.  Leaning against the wall is one of my guns -- well within arm's length.  Visitors to my office think nothing of it. It is a way of life.  I began shooting at the age of six. I am always armed -- either with an "edged weapon" or a firearm. 

Let's be clear.  ASKING gun owners to give up their guns is insulting.  DEMANDING that we give them up is going to get someone hurt. 

I realize the words above are strong.  That is intentional.  I am trying to convey to gun control advocates and the Mainstream Media the seriousness of what they are doing and the indelicate manner in which the are approaching the issue.  DEMANDING that an American citizen give up a constitutional right is bad enough, but demanding that he give up a constitutional right upon which his freedom and his very life may depend is the ultimate insult and is nothing less than an assault on the constitution itself.  This we cannot, we will not, abide.

A note to our national legislators.  Those of you supporting gun control legislation should understand it will be a career-ending move on your part.  We will brook no such unpleasant nonsense from you.        

Gun owners did not seek this fight.  We most certainly did not initiate it. Too, we are sick, ad nauseum, of your continuous attacks on our way of life, on our constitutional as well as God given rights as American citizens, and we are sick, beyond words, of your elitist attitude.

As red-blooded Americans have done throughout our history, we will avoid a fight for as long as it is practicable to do so.  But when the fight is brought to us we WILL engage with our considerable resources with one goal in mind and that is the utter defeat of our adversary, and a guarantee that the conflict will never be resuscitated, EVER, again.

"Molṑn labéis" ( Molon Labe) is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.
I am seeing more and more e-mails and commentaries on blogs, all over the Internet theses days, close with these two words of defiance.  It has quickly become the signature phrase for gun control resistance.

So what does "molon labe" mean?  Well, it is an invitation -- and a challenge -- all rolled into one. From the original Greek molon labe  means:  "Come and take 'em."

Since self-defense is a God-given right I would add a second phrase of recognition one which my Confederate ancestors affixed often to their missives:  "Deo Vindici," which means:  "God is with us."

This is a struggle gun owners of America did not seek, do not want, but -- intend to win decisively.

J. D. Longstreet


  1. We do NOT have a "Constitutional right" to keep and bear arms!

    We have an UNALIENABLE right to keep and bear arms.

    The Constitution exists to restrain the federal government, NOT to give rights (that they already possess) to individual citizens.

    Unfortunately, almost nobody within our contemporary society or the government is aware of that distinction, or else they merely ignore it.

    1. You are correct. The Constitution however, is there to restrain the government from infringing on the rights of We the people. Americans have become so apathetic about our rights and freedoms that WE the people have become confused to the governments role. They are merely there to protect us from enemies, foriegn and domestic. The government has been our largest enemy of freedom. They make scare tactics so the people would give up liberty for a false sense of security. So in essence, we do have a constitutional right to have and bare arms because it is the second ammendment. The framers of the constitution were wise enough to know that at some point our government would try to deny us this God given right.

    2. You are correct. However, the Constitution does protect us from the government infringing on our God given rights, so yes it does in essence protect us and garuntee those rights. Americans have forgotten "WE the people" are in charge of the government. WE have become apathetic looking the other way and not getting involved when they step on our freedoms. Every time we should be fighting tooth and nail to stay in control. Right now, people actually believe the government has control (they do because we gave it to them). Their only job is to protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic, and to control that thru our Military. The government has spread fear and told Americans that they will only be safe if they give up certain liberties. They have controlled the fear so much that people are willing to give up their liberty to feel safe. We arenever safe as long as our own government will lie and perptrate crimes against us to gain control. WE need to fight them with every ounce of our being every time they stray from the constitution. Every "executive" (King) order needs to be repealed and voted on and nothing should ever become law w/o a vote. In short, the contitution does give us these rights as it was written to keep our government in check for infringing.

  2. You are correct, sir. However, the Constitution guarantees the government cannot forbid that right to us. But -- that guarantee is only as good as the protection provided for it by the very same people to whom that guarantee applies. God grants the right -- then it is up to us to provide the gumption and courage to uphold our portion of the equation.

    Thank you for your comment, sir.


  3. The only way to get our guns is to amend the Constitution. And do you believe that they can get a 3/4 Majority to vote such a amendment in?

    Heck outside of the uber-liberal states of California, New York, Illinois, Oregon and Massachusetts the left would find a fight over this.

    And they shouldn't count on the SCOTUS. After all the SCOTUS ruled on Heller and the courts have been ruling in our favor on guns. Lo and behold. Somebody has been reading the Constitution.

    Today they scream for the guns, but tomorrow something new will come up and it will be another cause for them.

  4. Nobody is going to come and seize any guns, but that doesn't mean there won't be laws requiring that guns be registered, owners be licensed, and certain kinds of firearms are no longer able to be legally transferred to another owner.

    None of those are unconstitutional, even under Heller.

    1. Every one of those is inconstitutional. The Founding Fathers said that the 2nd Amendment specifically meant that the citizenry be able to own and bear arms equivalent to the arms the military of the day uses, knowing that firearms would change. Our right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Registration has ALWAYS led to confiscation everywhere in the world throughout history, and after confiscation comes life under a boot heel. Don't even be so unwise as to believe it can't happen here. It is happening. Do the research.

  5. Yes this will result in a civil war and the USA will cease to exists...we will destroy ourselves. This has been,is and will continue to be Mr. Obama's goal. Have you watched the movie 2016? Everything is being put into place for the fall of our America as we know it.

  6. This is no suprise to me. Have you watched the movie 2016? Of course trying to disarm America will lead to a civil war and the destruction of the USA. This has been Mr Obama's agenda since the beginning and he is about to accomplish his goal. Nothing suprises me out of this administration. It would not surprise me to find out that the shooting at the school was engineered by our own government to get more people on the side of gun control.

  7. I like many Americans am sickened by the lack of civility and growing criminality of OUR government run by the narcissist Obama. The NDAA has just been strengthened and should be abolished along with the Patriot Act. Yet he spends us into oblivion. I have NO doubt there will be a civil per his intentions. I say...why wait?? Nip it in the bud NOW. Im tired of being treated like a second class citizen as are most Americans are. From stolen elections via fraud and deceit to elitest attitudes and criminal behavior in the form of Fast N Furious to Benghazi to which no questions or impeachment process has been initiated. What does it take to bring these criminals to justice? Its a sad sad day when i look at my government destroying the very country i swore to defend while in the military. Its a typical liberal ploy and us citizens are really fed up with the whole political(criminal one at that) process. They no longer teach in our schools in order to dumb down the children and they've done a bang up job of it. Im tired of being accused of being a racist for wanting the best for my country by wanting smaller government and requiring a balanced budget. This madness has to stop and the sooner the better!

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