From the president who gave us “Fast and Furious”, we have “Ignorant and Counterfeit”. Forty Five percent of Americans claim they own guns. That’s approximately 90 million people. These are legal gun owners. They buy their guns at gun shops, large retailers (Wal Mart, Cabelas, Gander Mountain), on line and from each other. In the vast majority of cases these are trackable transactions. Unlike guns owned by those who commit crimes. Those are usually not purchased anywhere that can be traced, and their owners don’t identify themselves as “gun owners”. They don’t want to be identified in any way shape of form, because they’re criminals whether they’ve committed a felony or not. It’s only a matter of time.
Why is it that 45 percent of Americans, roughly 90 million folks now own a weapon, in fact many own several? Could it be that Americans have less faith in their government? Could it be that many are afraid of their neighbors, or law enforcement? Could it be that many believe that they are targets because of their skin color, their religious beliefs, their political ideology? Could it be that especially with the current administration people believe that the powers that be seek to disarm the populace in order to force on them egregious and unfair policies? Could it be that many who have learned from history are determined not to repeat it?
It is a fact that dictators move to disarm their populace in order to put themselves firmly in power. Hitler did it, Stalin did it, Castro did it, many of the tin plated megalomaniacs over the centuries have done so. In order to “keep everyone safe” many dictators have put into place regulations/laws that infringe on a persons right to defend themselves, their families and their property. As Benjamin Franklin opined, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”( Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759).
Now if you were the president would this not bother you? Wouldn’t you seek to dispel the notions that “we have nothing to fear” but our own government? After all it was just these kinds of sentiments that spawned a revolution that shook the entire world. Wouldn’t you think that those in government would be more concerned with the undercurrent of distrust than promoting it?
Not if you understand the group think mentality of those in power today. They don’t believe these numbers. The numbers are inflated they say. Real Americans (the ones who vote for them) don’t really believe the government is out to get them. The interesting thing is that it isn’t the radical that own guns, it isn’t the anarchist that seeks to retain their liberties, it isn’t the liberal who is afraid of it’s own government, it isn’t the non-producer, the non-maker, the no tax payer that doesn’t trust those in charge of protecting our freedom and liberty.
Apparently the enemy of the state is those who actually produce things, those who make the economy grow, those who pay taxes, who start businesses, who create jobs, who strengthen infrastructure, who create families and descendants. It is those people who are the problem. Well those problems have decided to draw a line in the sand. They have decided that no one is going to take any more away from them. So all those threatening violence over this election had best get their affairs in order. Law abiding citizens don’t go looking for trouble but when it comes knocking at the door they are more than willing to handle it directly, because they know now that they don’t have anyone else to turn to. Like in Bengazhi there won’t be any Calvary coming to the rescue. Not for them.