Four facts, a bit of personal opinion, a smattering of soap boxing, but an essay worth reading by all, especially if you are, or are preparing to step into the current anti-gun hysteria.
Gun myths busted: Automatic weapons, buying guns online, background checks, assault rifles and other fictions of the liberal media
Especially of note is "Myth #5". The Second Amendment was designed to protect the citizens of the United States from the possible tyranny of the newly created federal government. This has never been more important than now, as we prepare to embark
upon a fusillade of freedom repressing legislation and executive action.
Our founders, fresh from a scrape with the King of England, and personally having experienced the hands of oppression, were naturally distrustful of the potential abuse of power from our experimental new government. The experiment continues and we are seeing the signs of repression coming at us with increasing velocity.
I urge you to invest the time to read (or re-read) The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States of America, and, if you can get your hands on one, any historical textbook (printed before 1960) or any collection of texts by any of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Invest the time to get a fresh, renewed perspective of how this country came to be and the fundamental reasons for its success (to date). Those fundamental causes of success are under increasing fire from our President and from the existing federal establishment.
In this season of sound bite news, alarming acceptance of "internet truth" and a decreasing attention spans, it is critical that we seek the truth and avoid the looming "freedom cliff". Put down your (ironically termed) Smart Phone and look up! There is a world of truth outside of your 4" screen.
If you have not discerned it by now, with a trifle of digging, you will discover that the President, the members of Congress, and the government as an entity do not have your personal best interest at heart. Their concerns are money and power, generated by votes coddled from "warm fuzzy" and "Where's mine?" recipients of government largesse.
It will only take one or two Supreme Court appointments of liberal Justices to throw out the Second Amendment and to reduce or freedoms to pre-Revolutionary War status. At least one of those appointments will occur during Barack Obama's second term.