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Gun Rights: Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left?

Austin Ehlinger helps hold a banner during a Guns Across America rally at the state capitol, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Austin, Texas.  Texas officials opposed to new federal gun control proposals plan to speak on the steps of the state Capitol during a pro-Second Amendment rally. The event is one of many rallies planned across the country Saturday. They come four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Alt Market – by Brandon Smith

Throughout history, citizen disarmament generally leads to one of two inevitable outcomes:  Government tyranny and genocide, or, revolution and civil war.  Anti-gun statists would, of course, argue that countries like the UK and Australia have not suffered such a result.

My response would be – just give them time.   You may believe that gun control efforts are part and parcel of a totalitarian agenda (as they usually are), or, you may believe that gun registration and confiscation are a natural extension of the government’s concern for our “safety and well-being”.  Either way, the temptation of power that comes after a populous is made defenseless is almost always too great for any political entity to dismiss. 

One way or another, for one reason or another, they WILL take advantage of the fact that the people have no leverage to determine their own cultural future beyond a twisted system of law and governance which is, in the end, easily corrupted.

The unawake and the unaware among us will also argue that revolution or extreme dissent against the establishment is not practical or necessary, because the government “is made of regular people like us, who can be elected or removed at any time”.

This is the way a Republic is supposed to function, yes.  However, the system we have today has strayed far from the methods of a Free Republic and towards the machinations of a single party system.  Our government does NOT represent the common American anymore.  It has become a centralized and Sovietized monstrosity.  A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name.  Both heads feed the same bottomless stomach; the predatory and cannibalistic pit of socialized oligarchy.

On the Republican side, we are offered Neo-Con sharks like George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, who argue for “conservative” policies such as limited government interference and reduced spending, all while introducing legislation which does the exact opposite.  The recent passage of the “Safe Act” in New York with extensive Republican support proves that Republicans cannot be counted on to defend true conservative values.

The Democrats get candidates like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, who claim to be anti-war and against government abuse of civil liberties, and yet, these same “progressive and compassionate” politicians now froth at the mouth like rabid dogs sinking their teeth into the flesh of the citizenry, expanding on every tyrannical initiative the Republicans began, and are bombing more civilian targets in more foreign countries than anyone with a conscience should be able to bear.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; the government is not our buddy.  It is not our ally or friend.  It is not a “part of us”.  It is now a separate and dangerous entity.  A parasite feeding off the masses.  It has become a clear threat to the freedoms of average Americans.  It is time for the public to grow up, snap out of its childish delusions, and accept that there is no solace or justice to be found anymore in Washington D.C.

Once we understand this fact, a question then arises – What do we do about it?  If we cannot redress our grievances through the election process because both parties favor the same authoritarian direction, and if our street protests are utterly ignored by the mainstream media and the establishment, and if civil suits do nothing but drag on for years with little to no benefit, then what is left for us?  Is the way of the gun the only answer left for the American people at this crossroads?

I cannot deny that we are very close to such a conclusion.  Anyone who does deny it is living in a candy coated fantasy land.  However, there are still certain options that have not been exhausted, and we should utilize them if for no other reason than to maintain the moral high ground while the power elite continue to expose their own despotic innards.

State And County Nullification

The assertion of local authority in opposition to federal tyranny is already being applied across the country.  Multiple states, counties, and municipalities are issuing declarations of defiance and passing legislation which nullifies any future federal incursions against 2nd Amendment protections.  For instance, the Gilberton Borough Council in PA in conjunction with Police Chief Mark Kessler has recently adopted a resolution defending all 2nd Amendment rights within their municipal borders up to and including the denial of operations by federal officers:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2013/02/03/first-molon-labe-town-in-america/

Approximately 283 county Sheriffs and multiple police officers have taken a hard stand, stating that they will either not aid federal enforcement officials with gun control related activities, or, that they will not allow such activities within their county, period:

http://cspoa.org/sheriffs-gun-rights/

This trend of dissent amongst law enforcement officials debunks the nihilistic view promoted by disinformation agents that “no one in law enforcement will have the guts to stand up to the government no matter how sour it turns”.   It has also shaken the Obama Administration enough that the White House is struggling to counter it by wining and dining police unions and sheriffs departments in order to form their own “coalition of the willing”.  Obama seems to believe that holding press conferences using children or police as background props will somehow earn him political capital in the battle for gun rights, but I have my doubts:

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-asks-police-help-pass-183056466.html

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55716645-90/com-congress-doing-enforcement.html.csp

Multiple states have legislation on the table to nullify as well, and it would seem that the violent push by the establishment to extinguish the 2nd Amendment has actually sharply rekindled the public’s interest in States Rights and the 10th Amendment.

This does not mean, though, that we should rely on nullification alone.  While the gun grabbers are stumbling into severe resistance at the national level, some representatives are attempting to supplant gun rights at the state level, including New York, California, Washington State, and Missouri.  The goal here is obvious; counter states rights arguments by using anti-gun legislators to impose federal controls through the back door of state legislation.

They will claim that if we support states rights, then we have to abide by the decisions of regions like New York when they ban and confiscate firearms.  It’s sad how gun grabbers lose track of reality.  Neither federal authority, nor state authority, supplants the legal barriers of the Constitution itself, meaning, no federal or local authority has the right or power to remove our freedom of speech, our freedom of assembly, our freedom of privacy, OR our freedom to own firearms (including firearms of military utility).  The Constitution and the Bill of Rights supersede all other legal and political entities (including treaties, as ruled by the Supreme Court).  At least, that’s what the Founding Fathers intended when they established this nation.  The point is, a state is well within its rights to defy the Federal Government if it is enacting unconstitutional abuses, and the people are well within their rights to defy a state when it does the same.

Economic Nullification

There is actually a fantastic economic opportunity to be had by states and counties that nullify gun control legislation.  Many gun manufacturers and retail businesses are facing financial oblivion if the establishment has its way, and moving operations outside the U.S. is not necessarily practical for most of them (gun manufacturing is one of the last business models we still do better than the rest of the world).  Municipalities could offer safe haven to these businesses, allowing them to continue producing firearms and high capacity magazines, fulfill expanding public demand, and create a surging cash flow into their area while at the same time giving the federal government the finger.

This strategy does not come without dangers, though.  Many states and counties are addicted to federal funding, and some would go bankrupt without it.  The obvious first response by the feds to protesting local governments will be to cut off the river of cash and starve them into subservience.

This brand if internal financial warfare can be countered by local governments by nullifying a few other unconstitutional regulations, including those issued by the EPA and the BLM.  States and counties could easily disable federal land development restrictions and begin using resource development as a means to generate supplemental income.  North Dakota is essentially doing this right now in the Bakken Oil Fields, becoming one of the few states in America that is actually creating legitimate high paying jobs (instead of part time wage slave jobs), and growing more prosperous every year.

This tactic is not limited to state governments either.  Counties also have the ability, with the right officials involved, to regain control of their economic destinies anytime they want.  All it takes is the courage to rock the establishment boat.

Refuse All Registration Schemes

National firearms registration and gun databases are almost always followed by full gun confiscation.  The process is usually done in a standardized manner:  First demand extensive registration and cataloging of gun owners.  Second, ban more effective styles of weaponry, including semi-automatics and high capacity rifles (Let the sport hunters keep their bolt actions for a time, and lure them onto your side with the promise that they will get to keep their .270 or their 30-06).  Then take all semi-auto handguns.  Then, ban high powered magnum style bolt actions by labeling them “sniper rifles”.  Then demand that the gun owners that still remain allow official “inspections” of their home by law enforcement to ensure that they are “storing their weapons properly”.  Then, force them to move those weapons to a designated “warehouse or range”, locked away for any use other than recreational shooting.  Then, when the public is thoroughly disconnected from their original right to bear arms, take everything that’s left.

Keep in mind that the federal government and certain state governments are acting as if they would like to skip ALL of the preliminary steps and go straight to full confiscation.  I am not discounting that possibility.  But, they may feign certain concessions in the near term in order to get the one thing they really want – full registration.

Registration must be the line in the sand for every single gun owner in this country, whether they own several semi-automatics, or one pump action shotgun.  Once you give in to being registered, fingerprinted, photographed, and tracked wherever you decide to live like a convicted sexual predator, you have shown that you have no will or spirit.  You have shown that you will submit to anything.

After a full registration has been enacted, every gun (and maybe every bullet) will be tracked.  If confiscation is utilized, they know exactly what you have and what you should not have, and exactly where you are.  Criminals will still acquire weapons illegally, as they always have.  The only people who will suffer are law abiding citizens. It’s a recipe for dictatorship and nothing more.

Gun Barter Networks

The retail firearms and ammo markets are Sahara dry right now, and will probably remain that way in the foreseeable future.  Anything that is available for purchase is usually twice the price it was last year.  Extremely high demand is removing retail from the picture before any legislation is even passed.  Enter barter…

Cash will remain a bargaining tool for as long as the dollar remains the world reserve currency and holds at least some semblance of value (this will end sooner than most people think).  That said, as gun items become scarce, the allure of cash may be supplanted.  The signs of this are already evident.

Gun owners are now looking more to trade firearms and accessories for OTHER firearms and accessories, because they know that once they sell an item, they may never see it again, and the usefulness of cash is fleeting.  Gun Barter is not only a way for firearms enthusiasts to get what they need, it is also a way for them to move around any future gun sale restrictions that may arise.  Private gun sales are legal in some states, but do not count on this to last.  Barter leaves no paper trail, and thus, no traceable evidence of transaction.  For those who fear this idea as “legally questionable”, all I can do is remind them that an unconstitutional law is no law at all.  If it does not adhere to the guidelines of our founding principles, our founding documents, and our natural rights, then it is just a bunch of meaningless words on a meaningless piece of paper signed by a meaningless political puppet.

3D Printing And Home Manufacturing

3D Printing is now available to the public and for those with the money, I recommend they invest quickly.  Unless the establishment wants to make the possession of these printers illegal, as well as shut down the internet, there will be no way to stop data streamers from supplying the software needed to make molds for every conceivable gun part, including high capacity mags.  This technology has been effectively promoted by the Wiki Weapons Project:

http://defensedistributed.com/

According to current ATF law, the home manufacture of gun parts is not technically illegal, as long as they are not being produced for sale.  But in a state or county where federal gun laws have been nullified, what the ATF says is irrelevant.

Home manufacturing of gun parts and ammo would be a highly lucrative business in such safe haven areas.  And, the ability to build one’s own self defense platform is a vital skill in a sparse market environment.  The ultimate freedom is being able to supply your own needs without having to ask for materials or permission from others.  It should be the goal of every pro-gun activist to reach this independence.

Force The Establishment To Show Its True Colors

While some in the general public may be incensed by the trampling of our freedoms by government, many (including myself) would view direct action and aimless French Revolution-style violence as distasteful and disastrous.  The moral high ground is all that any dissenting movement has.  It will be hard enough to keep this ground with the constant demonization of liberty minded people that is being espoused by propaganda peddlers like the SPLC and numerous media outlets.  We do not need to help them do their jobs.

Now, to be clear, I have NO illusions that the above strategies will defuse a confrontation between those who value freedom, and those who desire power.  The hope is that enough people within our population will refuse to comply, and that this will make any future despotism impossible to construct.  However, it is far more likely that these acts of defiance will elicit a brutal response from the government.  And in a way, that is exactly what we want…

The Founding Fathers went through steps very similar to those I listed above and more to counter the tightening grip of the British Empire during the first American Revolution.  The idea is simple:

Peacefully deny the corrupt system’s authority over your life by supplying your own needs and your own security, rather than lashing out blindly.  Force them to show their true colors.  Expose their dishonor and maliciousness.  Make them come after you like the predators they are, and then, once they can no longer play the role of the “defending hero” in the eyes of the public, use your right to self defense to send them a message they won’t forget.

Skeptics will claim that physical defense is useless against a technologically advanced enemy.  They will claim that we need a “majority” we do not have in order to prevail.  These are usually people who have never fought for anything in their lives.  They do not understand that the “odds” are unimportant.  They mean nothing.  No revolution for good ever begins with “majority support”.  Each is fought by a minority of strong willed and aware individuals.  When all other methods of protest have been dismantled, the system leaves us with only two options: stand and fight, or kneel and beg for mercy.  All you need to know is what YOU would do when faced with that choice.

There is no other culture on earth that has the capacity, like Americans currently do, to defeat centralists, defend individual liberty, and end the pursuit of total global power in this lifetime.  We are the first and last line.  If freedom is undone here, it is undone everywhere for generations to come.  This is our responsibility.  This is our providence.  There can be no complacency.  There can be no compromise.  There can be no fear.  It ends on this ground.  One way, or another…

 

 

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18 Responses to Gun Rights: Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left?

  1. Drutch says:

    All wars are won through ground dominance. This is why the the US has not won a war since WWII and even that was a limited victory, only won by decimating (Germany) or threatening to decimate (Japan) the civilian population. As ground dominance is key it is the American people who will have the upper hand in a new revolution. The federal government does not have the morale among their military to dominate the US populace. They woud have to rely on foreign troops. Without a good supply line, as the US is bordered by two large bodies of water, no foreign invaders could stage a prolonged assualt without running out of resources. Also it would seem that only a few nations would have any interest in partaking in such an assault and they seem to have conflicting interest at the moment with our current empire building. It seems almost that the marxists in the federal government are dellusional and have overestimated their abilities. It almost makes you wonder what other card they have to play, because the hand they have now is rediculous.

    • Smilardog says:

      One card they could have up their sleeve is some kind of Bioweapon that kills us, and makes us to sick to fight. In which troops sent against us would be vaccinated for.

      Maybe, right now, the Chemtrails they spray are just a part A of a two part bioweapon system which they have been spraying us with for over ten years, and when they are ready they just spray us with part B, and maybe later part C. Then the next thing you know we are to sick to fight. Notice how they only spray NATO Nations (supposedley non-communist). But, we have been sold out to the Communist Nations which aren’t sprayed. So, now when they are ready, they just send all the communist soldiers who haven’t been sprayed into the sickly and dieing NATO Nations and conquer the world.

      Very possible… no???

      • Bullwinkle says:

        Vaccinations never worked.
        What makes you think there is a real vaccination for a bug TPTB would spray on the population. A 2 part nerve agent is most likely with a short life.

  2. Paraclete says:

    Yes, is the answer to the question at hand.
    “Yes, there is a peaceful solution.”
    And we all know what that is, Right?
    They can STOP trying to rule other peoples lives !
    But the marxists won’t take the reasonable way.
    Because they’re, “NUTS !”
    (It’s a proven fact, that socialism is a “Mental Disorder”.)
    So we’ll have to explain it to them, in a way that they’ll understand.
    You see, these Cretans have a similar mindset as do the muslims.
    They only understand force……
    So when they’ve “Forced ” their selves upon us,
    beyond patient endurance……
    We’ll end it with our, “Peaceful Solution”, which they won’t like…
    A return to “Peacefulness” for us, for them, who cares !

    -Palmetto Volunteers – S.C.C.M.

    • Steve Apple says:

      Not trying to start an arguement but IT WASNT THE MOOOOSLUMS it is and always has been the J-ws bloodthirsty parasitic j-ws, There is an abundance of facts and evidence throughout history to pin point the identity of mankind’s enemy, just a slight glance at the destruction caused in america by the filthy j-ws in the senate and congress and aipac and splc and the rothchilds money lending ponzi fed reserve scheme where they print money out of thin air and RENT it to our government.

      The only thing them “eveeeel moooslums have done is defend THEIR HOME COUNTRY(hope my fellow americans have half the heart and balls ) from the j-w arranged wars for PROFIT and to install a central bank to lend money at INTERESTS.
      Steve

      • Drutch says:

        Steve!! You dirty, stinking anti-semtite you! Oh wait, zionists are rarely semetic, only only falsely claim Judaism as their religion. Steve!! you dirty stinking anti-hasidite….hmmm doesn’t have the same ring to it..

        • Steve Apple says:

          Hey Drutch, How about ANTI-J-W ish PARASITIC tribe members or maybe just spreader of TRUTH
          Steve

          • Drutch says:

            I prefer anti-enslavement, anti-wolrd banker cartel, anti-I’mBetterThanEveryoneElse, anti-MurderMyNeighborsAndLieAndCryWhenIGetCaughtAndBlameTheVictim,….I could go on.

      • Paraclete says:

        Surely you’re aware of the fact, that they have the same “mentality”………..
        They only understand FORCE.
        Read the comment, before you comment.

        • Steve Apple says:

          They only understand force? Who them eveeel moooslums? WE INVADED THEIR COUNTRY FOR A PACK OF J-W LIES and they defended their country I HAVE THAT SAME MENTALITY for the fkn j-ws that have invaded my country and tried to enslave america with USUARY debt based currency not the moooslums the j-ws .

          • Paraclete says:

            You still MISS the point, let me spell it out for you…………
            The tribalism of the muslums keeps many of them from thinking rational.
            Being able to execute CRITICAL
            THINKING.
            Hence, the chopping off of personal items, barbarism, etc.
            The only way they can be held in check, from killing EACH other, is a
            strong hand of authority.
            THAT”S ALL THEY KNOW !
            Freedom is alien to them…that’s why they’re still in chaos to this day.
            They need to be told what to do.
            Ask ANYONE who’s been there.
            A large percentage of them have
            NO education or Civilized common sense. The guys TRYING to train them to manage their own country
            will attest to their ignorance in
            being able to learn.
            They don’t even know what a compass is, for lands sake.
            Or even what a map is.
            No further comment………………….

  3. Steve Apple says:

    Exposing the crimes =/is telling the truth or your an anti semite too. The truth is like dissinfectant to these parasites and their tried and true “club: antisemite” has become worn out like their perpetual victum whine.They rarely even make death threats anymore as they can read the writing on the wall which is really just a repeat of their being EXPELLED from over 100 countries around the world,Apathy and trust in public servants has got us right back to a cleansing stage and for our posterity we had better be COMPLETLY THOROUGH THIS TIME.

    Steve

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    “Anti-gun statists would, of course, argue that countries like the UK and Australia have not suffered such a result.”

    Australia, the UK, and the United States are being dealt with as one country in this matter, because it wouldn’t be prudent for them to begin any kind of extreme changes in any one of these countries without making it impossible to carry out the same measures in the other two.

    For example: Would it be possible to even suggest disarming Americans if the genocide had already begun in England or Australia?

    No. Only after all three are disarmed, will they all be screwed. Two down, one to go.

  5. Steve Apple says:

    Preposterous,You are talking about the CRADLE of civilization,just because they VALUE water and family above gold does not detract from the fact they have EXISTED without your DEMONCRAZY for 10s of thousands of years,You sound pretty ARROGANT in your better than them mentality.They did not attack america with lies and false “weapons of mass destruction”r childish presentations at the un(colin powell and his mt. of lies) any weapons saddam might have had came from RUMSFELD AND BUSH Sr. you need to wake up and quit watching fox newlies.or are you of the 500,000 children were worth it mentality(madeline albright) I am sick of war my whole life its been one boogey man after the next and i am fkn sick of war.We men in this country have one more conflict staring us in the face and ITS NOT THE MOOOSLUMS.
    Steve

  6. oldvet says:

    In regards to Paracletes statement which was

    ,” A large percentage of them have
    NO education or Civilized common sense…….
    (are we or even you the final word on how civilization is to conform ?? Who the hell gives you or us that right??)…….. The guys TRYING to train them to manage their own country……. ( who said they needed to be managed…they have done according to their culture ok for millennium now but suddenly because they have resources, the WEST needs to MANAGE them??)………..
    will attest to their ignorance in being able to learn…….. ( learn??? Learn what,..the warlike ways of the banker or the evil zio govt. of the western world?? Are you their GOD JUDGE AND JURY? Are we?)……..
    They don’t even know what a compass is, for lands sake.
    Or even what a map is.”” (why do they need a compass to kick the asses of invaders……they seem to have that down pat….)——————-
    ————————————————————

    They may not know,……..big deal….we aint their judge in this life. Unless of course the truth of 911 hasnt hit the jew loving Schofield bible sheeple of some of the Militias yet. you know the ones…they seem to think they gonna help bring CHRISTS kingdom here to earth… the same ones that still think GW was as near as Reagan to GOD,..them types…….who are we to go and tell them how to live when we cant even control our own Primal/primitive warmongering govt.??
    After more than a decade, these Idiots that you speak against have effectively fought off and withstood the onslaught of the best that American forces can offer these days. ……….. Cant read a compass?…..Seems like they are doing mighty dayum fine without said knowledge….

    …they were not our so called “enemies” until we (The USG) claimed ownership of the oil and strategic resources under their feet…….

    You also said “But the marxists won’t take the reasonable way.
    Because they’re, “NUTS !”
    (It’s a proven fact, that socialism is a “Mental Disorder”.)
    So we’ll have to explain it to them, in a way that they’ll understand.
    You see, these Cretans have a similar mindset as do the muslims.”…………………………….then you said…”And we all know what that is, Right?
    They can STOP trying to rule other peoples lives”

    wow bro…what an oxymoron……do you even know what you believe? Just askin………..cause you are one double talking smooth tongue devil you are. Old bait and switcherooo……
    This next statement may get me banned by Henry but so be it if it does……As a Palmetto resident and Native,..I know a snake when I see it…

    tell ya what go back and tell your SCCM commander down in Aiken how you came and trolled us dumb fooks here at FTTWR and taught us the truth….he will love it.

    Be gone!

    • oldvet says:

      My apologies to all here…..but I know the long sordid history of the SCCM..and their pro govt stance..I have held my piece on this until now,……not all of its members are bad eggs.by no means so….but for the most part…the acorn dont fall far from the tree….When you come here and glorify joooz and damn all others …well….then there is a problem……in my book anyway

      If im asked to leave and never post again…then That I will do . But,..I will never slander the good folks here nor this fine web site.
      But it had to be said……..off my high horse now.

    • Steve Apple says:

      Old Vet I dont know any of you fellas on this site very well YET but your words are as right as rain, I cant speak for Henry or anyone else but my head and heart tell me he could have said the same words you or I did. It is imperative to let the paid ones know immediatly that their lies and misplaced accusations wont fly,IGNORing them is what got us here in the first place.I say enough of this “tolerance and diversity” B S either get with AMERICA(our beliefs ,our constitution etc) tradition OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY.

      Steve

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