Posts Tagged ‘Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership’

Show Me Your Criminal’s License!

January 18, 2011

Would it have helped if he had a license?

It was inevitable.

Mindless, reflexive calls for the abridgment of the Second Amend rights of law-abiding Americans arise like dandelions in spring, right after a high-profile shooting. It’s time to get uncivil (that means, “honest”) and call these proposals what they are.

They are fraudulent, unconstitutional efforts to limit the possession of firearms to government-approved persons, and to disarm citizens. While most of these proposed laws will make it more difficult to own or carry a handgun legally, they will do nothing to limit the use of handguns in the commission of crimes. The gun-control fetishists  know this, and it doesn’t matter to them. Making the lawful possession of firearms by citizens impossible is exactly what they intend.

Here’s my counter-proposal to these useless measures.

Let’s license violent criminals. Any criminal must obtain a picture ID from the federal government that certifies he (or she, or “other” —  let’s be inclusive) is a government-licensed criminal.

Before committing any violent crime involving a firearm, the criminal must present a valid Criminal’s License to the intended victim. Failure to do so would subject the criminal (if caught, if prosecuted, and if convicted) to severe penalties, such as denial of all but basic cable service while in prison.

Skeptics will heap scorn on my proposal.

They will call it naive.

Why would a violent criminal go to the trouble to obtain a license to commit crimes, when he (or she, or “other,” of course) is completely capable of committing crimes without it? Why would a criminal intentionally incriminate himself (or herself) by applying to the government for a license to commit crimes?

Why would any criminal, even a complete idiot, tip his (or her) hand to his intended victim(s) by presenting his (or her)criminal credentials before his attack?

I submit that any criminal stupid enough to abide by burdensome gun laws is stupid enough to apply for a criminal’s license. Law-abiding people will not commit crimes, because they are — well — non-criminals.

A restriction on the Second Amendment has nothing to do with “fighting crime,” and everything to do with depriving non-criminals of the right of self-defense, which is neither granted by, nor can be revoked by, government.

What happens when the federal government decides to quit pussyfooting around, and makes any private citizen without government connections a criminal, simply because he or she owns a (formerly) legal firearm? Why, all the local law enforcement agency has to do is print out a list of gun owners, and send the SWAT team out to knock on your door.

If you don’t answer your door, and let the troops walk off with your firearms, they can kill you, put your spouse in prison, condemn your house and auction it off, and put your children in (“gun-free”) foster homes.

Why? Because you’re a criminal. And, an unlicensed criminal, to boot.

The panting opportunists and jackals who want to capitalize on the Arizona massacre to curtail our rights are contemptible.

They should be scorned and defeated at every opportunity.

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GUN CONTROL IS PEOPLE CONTROL

August 7, 2009

This post started with some musings triggered by reading a couple of the densely-written and informative newsletters I just got as a result of joining Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (www.jpfo.org). JPFO is easily the most no-nonsense gun rights organization out there, with the possible exception of Gun Owners of America (gunowners.com), which I also respect very much. NRA has gotten fat and lazy, in my less-than-humble opinion, and has a bit too much in common with the compromisers and careerists in the Republican Party.

That aside, a slogan that may well have originated elsewhere started ringing in my head as I read the JPFO articles: GUN CONTROL IS PEOPLE CONTROL. Control, as Jews who have not succeeded in forgetting their history know, is a prerequisite to subjugation and annihilation, and a people must be disarmed to be subjugated.

Any government that wants to abridge inalienable rights, regardless of the excuse given, wants control over people. That is the nature of government. Any government that is allowed to control you will do so. I’m not just talking about banana republic dictatorships, or the Russian and Chinese super-states. The United States government is no exception. Your city or county government is no exception.

When the dumbed-down, subsidized, emasculated, rootless, amoral, dependents constitute the majority, facts and principles will no longer matter. When that critical mass is reached, perception REALLY WILL BE reality, because there will be not be enough, free people left with a voice and a rational mind that are willing or able to speak out against the lies and propaganda – the “perceptions” peddled to us by government and the compliant, government-approved media.

If the government and media can cause you to be perceived as a slave, expect to be treated like one. If you can be perceived as prey, expect to be set upon by predators. If you can be perceived as meat on the hoof, expect to be treated like somebody’s cattle. It’s just that brutally simple.

It’s time for the defenders of gun rights to stand with other advocates of “inalienable” rights – speech, press, religion, redress of grievances, property, trial by jury, due process, etc. — and to realize that the loss of any of these rights is a loss of freedom  for all of us.

A 75% turnover in the US House in 2010, tossing out incumbents, regardless of party, would be, as the joke about lawyers goes, “a good start.” All of the US Senate incumbents should fall. Only a third of the sloths in this little club of self-important buffoons is up for election every two years, but that, too, would be a good start.

This administration, with far too much groundwork laid by the Bushes and Clintons, is out to “transform” our country – into a socialist state.

In this “transformed” America, we will be allowed to vote on things that don’t matter any more than who will be kicked off the latest “reality” show, so we can claim to live in a “democracy.” The Founders intended to leave us a republic governed by laws that limited government and maximized liberty, but never mind that historical curiosity.

Meanwhile, the real, life-and-death decisions will be made by invisible, unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. When the pretense of democracy is no longer useful, it will be abandoned, and we will have reached the last stage of the evolution of socialism: communist dictatorship.

Remember! The “transformation” of the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich was entirely democratic and legal, right up until the Reichstag Fire, when the Nazis bluffed their way into a state of emergency, and got what they really wanted: the suspension of all rights, and the acquisition of total power over the German people. The phrase, “Round up all the usual suspects!” suddenly took on real and ominous meaning for everyone not currently in favor with the Nazis.

In the unlikely event that a huge majority of incumbents can be booted from office in 2010, we still have the immense, unelected federal bureaucracy and the Obama administration and its “Czars” to deal with, so the country will still be far from secure.

The battle will only have begun, and we will enter the very dangerous period in which a regime historically has felt itself threatened, and thus becomes the most desperate of cornered animals.

That’s when things really get interesting.