Simply Speaking: Gun-grabbers
With the gunning-down by some nut-case of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with 17 more innocent bystanders last week, it’s almost inevitable the gun-banners and gun-grabbers will be up in (not arms) to relieve us of our own personal weapons in 2011.
As Forest Gump might have said, "It goes together like peas and carrots."
(We should and must pray for the congresswoman’s full recovery.)
What makes this gun-grabbing legislation mindset more likely than ever, especially in the liberal media, is (1) the victim of note was an elected Democrat officeholder and (2) this elected Democrat officeholder was a minority...a woman.
Yet another member of the gentler sex, Sarah Palin had targeted (wrong word) Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for defeat in the Nov. 2 Elections and had narrowly missed (wrong word again).
As you know, Mrs. Palin is not a favorite of the mass media.
Unfortunately, in our ‘modern’ time, the Second Amendment has been under attack from those of the Left, the so-called Progressives, the Liberals with almost every automobile backfire (cars used to do that), but they miss the point.
The Founders put that most-important amendment into the second position, for it was way up there on the vital-protections-list for the defense of our liberty.
As you know, it came down to the people being armed in 1775 through 1783, upon being invaded and attacked by British Redcoats.
Short of that, we would all be speaking with an English accent right about now and living under an even more socialistic system of government.
The Second Amendment was about protection, primarily from tyrants, in 1775. T
he Second Amendment to the Constitution is about the same thing in 2011.
The recent gunner in Arizona was not about tyranny.
He has been disarmed and justice will be done.
You do not disarm an entire nation because of armed nut cases.
That would be standing reason on its head.
Ronald Reagan was a sportscaster in Des Moines, Iowa in the fall of 1933 and recently-surfaced reports discovered a story.
Reagan lived in an upper story apartment there when a 22-year-old nursing student (Melba King) was passing by.
A mugger came up from behind to rob her when Reagan appeared in a second-floor window brandishing a .45 caliber pistol.
In typical Reaganesque, he said, "Leave her alone or I’ll shoot you right between the shoulders," Melba King had recalled this personal story to a Des Moines television station years after the incident occured.
In a way, Reagan said the same thing to Mikhail Gorbachev, when he said, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!’ although he may not have been holding a .45 on him at the time.
Actually, all the Second Amendment armament of America was behind President Reagan at the time - along with the finances to maintain that armament, and Gorbachev knew he couldn’t keep up - so the wall came down.
American armament cannot be restricted to our armed forces, for other stories have surfaced revealing that Imperial Japan during WWII decided not to invade the U.S. mainland because of our citizens being armed and Japanese leadership deciding they’d have to fight from house to house.
If we keep our Second Amendment intact, perhaps other enemies from without and would-be tyrants from within will continue to be detoured.
By the way, that’s what the Second Amendment is all about.
Let us determine to remind our local, state, and national authorities that we know what the Second Amendment is all about and we are determined to keep it (and our guns), in spite of all the calls to abolish or amend it.
"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."
May Yahweh God bless through Yeshua, Christ Jesus the Messiah.