Monday, November 26, 2007

Supreme Court Decision Could Spark Armed Conflict Within the US!



Supreme Court Decision Could Spark Armed Conflict Within the US!

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I don’t think the gravity of what has just happened, with the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the DC Gun case, has been realized yet. I have come to believe that the power players in the government, and the press, are so completely out of touch with their fellow Americans that they have no idea what we feel, or think, or how we react to certain things. In this case… how US citizens would react to an order to turn in our guns.

For that reason, we’re going to look closely at what MAY happen in this country if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Washington, DC, and determines that the citizens of this country have no individual right to “keep and bear arms”.

There will, in all likelihood, be armed conflict between the citizens and the US Military.

Why?

Because to begin with, local law enforcement agencies will not have the manpower, or the firepower, to enforce the law against citizens who refuse to comply. Only the US Military will have both the manpower, and firepower, to do that. Which begs the question… will individual soldiers of the US Military take up arms against fellow Americans? Not to mention the “Posse Comitatus” law will have to be repealed.

See? This is HEAVY STUFF!

Now, for you folks, of the liberal persuasion, who feel all you have to do is get a ruling from the Supreme Court and armed citizens will stand in line to comply with a law to turn in their guns… THINK AGAIN! It AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN! Just the opposite, in fact, will happen. Caches of weapons will be located all over the swamps and woodlands of the South and the West. We are simply not going to turn in our weapons. Only a very few of our weapons are registered… in anticipation of just such a move by the government. Only token weapons will be turned in. The vast bulk of our arms will be hidden in places known only to God and us.

If you think the government sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco, Texas, with the subsequent deaths of American citizens at the hands of government agents, were something… again…you ain’t seen nothing yet.

It is not far-fetched nor outside the realm of possibility, that in case such a scenario comes to pass, there is the better than even chance the US will not survive as a single nation.

I honestly do not think the “air-headed” Gungrabbers have any idea of the hornets nest thy have just stirred up. If there is any single issue, which will draw a line in the sand of the country called America, attempting to take away American’s guns is it! They haven’t the common sense to understand they have just lighted the fuse to the largest keg of powder in the arsenal!

And… what to do about the several states, which have gun rights clauses in their state constitutions? There are 40, some odd, states that protect the rights of their citizens to keep and bear arms. Take a look at the list below. Determine if your state is among them, read the guaranteed gun rights from your state:

ALABAMA "That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state."Ala. Const. Art. I, Sect. 26




ALASKA "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. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State."Alaska Const. Art. I, Sect. 19 [second sentence added Nov. 1994]




ARIZONA "The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the State shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men."Ariz. Const. Art. 2, Sect. 26




ARKANSAS "The citizens of this state shall have the right to keep and bear arms for their common defense."Ark. Const. Art. II, Sect. 5




COLORADO "The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons."Colo. Const. Art. II, Sect. 13




CONNECTICUT "Every citizens has the right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state."Conn. Const. Art. I, Sect. 15




DELAWARE "A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use."Del. Const. Art. I, Sect. 20




FLORIDA "The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law."Fla. Const. Art. I, Sect. 8




GEORGIA "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne."Ga. Const. Art. I, Sect. I, para. VIII




HAWAII "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." Haw. Const. art I, Sect. 15




IDAHO "The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person, nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of legislation punishing the use of a firearm. No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony."Idaho Const. Art. I, Sect. 11




ILLINOIS "Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."Ill. Const. Art. I, Sect. 22




INDIANA "The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State."Ind. Const. Art. I, Sect. 32




KANSAS "The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be tolerated, and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power."Kansas Bill Of Rights, Sect. 4




KENTUCKY "All men are, by nature, free and equal, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights, among which may be reckoned: .... Seventh: The right to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state, subject to the power of the general assembly to enact laws to prevent persons from carrying concealed weapons."Ky. Bill Of Rights, Sect. 1, para. 7




LOUISIANA "The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person."La. Const. Art. I, Sect. 11




MAINE "Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned."Me. Const. Art. I, S16




MASSACHUSETTS "The people have a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it."Mass. Decl. Of Rights, pt. I, art. XVII




MICHIGAN "Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state."Mich. Const. Art. I, Sect. 6




MISSISSIPPI "The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons."Miss. Const. Art. 3, Sect. 12




MISSOURI "That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons."Mo. Const. Art. I, Sect. 23




MONTANA "The right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person, and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons."Mont. Const. Art. II, Sect. 12




NEBRASKA "All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights; among these are ... the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes, and such rights shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof."Neb. Const. Art. I, Sect. 1




NEVADA "Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes."Nev. Const. Art. 1, Sect. II, para. 1




NEW HAMPSHIRE "All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property, and the state."N. H. Const. part 1, art. 2-a.




NEW MEXICO "No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms."N. M. Const. Art. II, Sect. 6




NORTH CAROLINA "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; and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained, and the military shall be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. Nothing herein shall justify the carrying of concealed weapons, or prevent the General Assembly from enacting penal statutes against that practice."N. C. Const. Art. I, Sect. 30




NORTH DAKOTA "All individuals are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inalienable rights, among which are ... to keep and bear arms for the defense of their person, family, property, and the state, and for lawful hunting, recreational, and other lawful purposes, which shall not be infringed."N. D. Const. Art. I, Sect. 1




OHIO "The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power."Ohio Const. Art. I, Sect. 4




OKLAHOMA "The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons."Okla. Const. Art. 2, Sect. 26




OREGON "The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power." Or. Const. Art. I, Sect. 27




PENNSYLVANIA "The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned."Pa. Const. Art. I, Sect. 21




RHODE ISLAND "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." R. I. Const. Art. I, Sect. 22




SOUTH CAROLINA "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. As, in times of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained without the consent of the General Assembly. The military power of the State shall always be held in subordination to the civil authority and be governed by it. No soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner nor in time of war but in the manner prescribed by law."S. C. Const. Art. I, Sect. 20




SOUTH DAKOTA "The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied." S. D. Const. Art. VI, Sect. 24




TENNESSEE "That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime."Tenn. Const. Art. I, Sect. 26




TEXAS "Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime."Tex. Const. Art. I, Sect. 23




UTAH "The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the State, as well as for the other lawful purposes shall not be infringed; but nothing herein shall prevent the legislature from defining the lawful use of arms."Utah Const. Art. I, Sect. 6




VERMONT "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State - and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to the civil power."Vt. Const. Ch. I, art. 16




VIRGINIA "That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power."Va. Const. art I, Sect. 13




WASHINGTON "The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men."Wash. Const. Art. I, Sect. 24




WEST VIRGINIA "A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use."W. Va. Const. Art. III, Sect. 22




WYOMING "The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall not be denied."Wyo. Const. Art. I, Sect. 24




Seven (7) states do not have a constitutional provision on arms: California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin. [Source: U. Dayton Law Rev. v.15, pp. 84-89 (1989)]
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Now…If you find yourself STILL on the fence, on this issue, here are some facts you should know:

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.——————————




In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.——————————




Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated——————————




China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.——————————




Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.——————————




Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.——————————




Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million ‘educated’ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.—————————–




Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.——————————




It has now been many months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:



List of 7 items:




Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent




Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent




Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
(In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!)

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past few months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson: With guns, we are ‘citizens’.Without them, we are ’subjects’.

During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!


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The Court’s decision, no matter what it is, is likely to come down a few weeks prior to the November election in 2008. Those of us who favor the right to keep and bear arms should insist that this issue become a prime part of the campaign of all candidates seeking the highest office in the land.

The erosion of American freedom not only continues, it has gathered speed.



Longstreet




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1 comment:

Frank said...

Relax, D.C. already lost that is why it is going to the supreme court.... I don't know how they will rule exactly since D.C. is not a state and I do not know how the constitution does/does not affect them. I know they get screwed because they don't have a voting member of congress. I think it should go to a local ballot and if the majority support the handgun ban then it goes into effect, if it gets voted down then I guess the police (who back the ban) can get off the government payroll and get real jobs..... There going to do the same thing with abortions by overturning access to them.

Hope your turkey day was a great one...