Bill of Rights, Not Needs.

Came across this via Irish Dragon. It’s so well written any comment from me would be a waste of breath.

Need? We need not justify.

When asked what I do for a living I reply: I teach people how to shoot people. I teach people how to shoot people because some people need to be shot – and they need to be shot NOW.

I have found that in the long run sugarcoating reality rarely produces good results. Yes, it might make some people “feel” better, but feelings and reality are often polar opposites. Pretending something is what it is not only postpones judgment day, and the longer it’s ignored, the higher the price.

26 years ago I began my involvement with “gun rights”. I had a good grasp on what Article II of the Bill of Rights was about then, and my thoughts haven’t changed since. Article II is about the individual’s ability to shoot tyrants – plain and simple. It has nothing to do with hunting, collecting or competition. And tyranny, as I define it, may appear in the form of a rapist in the alley, a mob during civil unrest, an invading military, or one’s own government.

I personally own no “sporting arms.” I own and train with auto-loading, magazine fed weapons; rifles and pistols which are designed to get hot and function during conflict. Most are black and “scary looking”, and that suits me just fine – I’m not in the rainbows and unicorns business, I’m in the force business. What I, and thousands of other instructors around the country do, is provide the necessary skills that Americans need to deploy firearms in tyranny’s direction. We don’t teach people how to play games or take quail; we teach people how to effectively launch bullets into the bodies of tyrants.

And to such tyrants, my advice is this:

If you don’t want to find yourself on the business end of my rifle, then behave yourself.

As long as there is a free exchange of goods and services, a system of justice, a redress of grievances and I’m free to walk unmolested, there will be no problem. If not, expect trouble.

Joe Biden and Diane Feinstein may pretend that they don’t understand such things, but they do. They understand perfectly what AR-15?s are for, and that’s exactly why their bodyguards have them. You see, like most criminals, they aren’t interested in a fight. They came about their power the old fashioned way, they lied, cheated and stole their way to the point where they are protected by men with guns at taxpayer expense.

The notion of armed peasants in “their kingdom” scares the living hell out of them. It interferes with their plan. They know they are up to no good, and they know that someday the population will be on to them – If not them specifically, then some future generation of socialist/fascist tyrants who worship them as gods. They also understand that a willing population armed with semi-automatic battle rifles can only be pushed so far. That they work so hard to disarm us should be a clue to anyone paying attention.

I understand and accept the responsibility of liberty. To be free, one must be willing to fight for it…not just on civic level (letter writing, voting, jury duty, etc…), but all the way up to the use of physical force. In my opinion, it is the right, responsibility and duty of every able free person, to own, train with, and be willing to use, arms. Real arms – not your great uncle’s duck gun – but weapons of war.

It is far past time for us to take control of the debate. We need to stop making excuses for why we own guns, and we need to stop apologizing for our personal liberty.

We are not subjects.
We are not serfs.
We are not slaves.

Some will never understand that, and so be it. However, there are millions who have never considered such things, and they never will if we continue to pretend that our guns have any other use than to force the expiration of tyranny.

We are free people, armed to the teeth – And we should not be interested in living any other way!

Have no shame about it.

Frank Sharpe

‘Nuff said.

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LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd

Recent conversation:

“Who needs an AR-15? There are all sorts of other guns you can use for hunting!”

“Who needs to sit up front? There are all sorts of empty seats in the back of the bus.”

It’s never been about needs. Only rights.

FOIST.

sleeper
sleeper

+16 trillion. (Why not?)

A sticker on the back window of my little truck reads:

The second amendment is NOT about hunting!

Why do I need a 30 round magazine? Because I’m a crappy shot!

I will not provide justification to any politician or to any government for how I choose to use the fruit of my labor, either.

While you may feel that armed rebellion is good, it is still treason. Our constitution does not support overthrowing a duely elected government Our founding fathers laid out a long path to secede from the British. You need to really understand what the second ammendment is saying. It is a simple statement that a standing army is not a good… Read more »

Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

I wrote about this a short ways back in “The Error of NEED“, and then touched on it again in “The Asterisk*”. The answer is simple. I do not have to express a NEED to exercise a RIGHT. Why do I “need” an AR-15 with a 30-round mag? None of your damn business. If what goes on between our legs… Read more »

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd

Ah, Randolph, always good to see such rigorous scholarship on display. First, you might brush up on the definition of “treason”, at least as laid out under that very same Constitution: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted… Read more »

Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

Randolph’s history-fu is weak to begin with.

Luckily, it isn’t anything that can’t be cured by reading the Anti-Federalist Papers, and then the First Book of Blackstone’s Commentaries.

If he still doesn’t get it, then there is always The Second Amendment Primer.

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd

And that, Councilor, is why I defer to you and your colleagues in matters before the law.

Thank you for the references. Noted and added to my reading list.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

Randolph @ #: While you may feel that armed rebellion is good, it is still treason. Our constitution does not support overthrowing a duely elected government With all due respect: DUH! The first thing any new government does when it takes power is to make it a crime to overthrow the government. Power must be perpetuated at all costs. However,… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

Randolph @ #: militia should act as defense. That failed hard in the war of 1812, and by the time of the civil war, it was done and gone. Uh, many, if not most, of the units in the Civil War were (or came out of) the militia. Oh, a citizen militia did fairly well on United 93, too. On… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. @ #:

As laid out in the Declaration of Independence

It actually predates the Declaration of Independence. There’s probably a reason that the government doesn’t like to talk about this document: http://www.constitution.org/bcp/takuparm.htm

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

Ah Randolph, I think you know not where you tread. You see many around here have taken that Oath that includes the phrase “Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United states against all enemies Foreign and Domestic!” Should any given Government cross the line by Violation of that Constitution to become a “Domestic Enemy” it would NOT be… Read more »

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent

BlackandWhite sez… Randolph’s history-fu is weak to begin with. Luckily, it isn’t anything that can’t be cured by reading the Anti-Federalist Papers, and then the First Book of Blackstone’s Commentaries. If he still doesn’t get it, then there is always The Second Amendment Primer. BIW- It’s probably pointless , because you cant fix stupid, but I’ll give it a shot… Read more »

sleeper
sleeper

To follow up on my previous comment (yeah, I know it’s gauche)…. Because I’m a crappy shot! Come to think of it, in the spirit of equal outcomes, this qualifies me for government benefits. Like free high-capacity magazines for all of my firearms that use magazines. And an extra box of ammo for each, every month. I won’t even insist… Read more »

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent

Come to think of it, in the spirit of equal outcomes, this qualifies me for government benefits. Like free high-capacity magazines for all of my firearms that use magazines. And an extra box of ammo for each, every month. I won’t even insist on replacing the Stoeger with an SRM 1216, just a mag extension. Now there’s some “level playing… Read more »

Bones
Bones

Damn, Snarl, that was awsome, almost brought a tear to my eye! :em01:

Mark12A
Mark12A

Marginally changing the subject, one wonders if we can get those “No Hesitation” targets using uniformed DHS goons, politicians, and members of the lame-stream media as featured images?

Emperor Misha I
Emperor Misha I

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondant says: It’s a talent, but consider yourself lucky, at least so far – The Emperor himself hasn’t turned his gaze your way …That shit is nuclear. I thank you for the kind words of appreciation, good sir, but there really isn’t much left of this particular Gopher for me to stomp on now… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondant says: Not to be a spelling Nazi or anything but the Imperial Grammar Tsar does at times get so very cranky about that sort of thing, and may G-d help you then. OMG! How hard can it be to run something through the spellchecker? I’m getting so fed up with the stupid misspelled… Read more »

Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere
Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

I’m getting so fed up with the stupid misspelled posts and bad grammar posts on Facebook that I’ve considered a boycott!

*raises eyebrow, selects Jack Nicholson voice*

I’d prefer that you’d just say “Thank you.” and be on your way.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

Damn, I always get here after the flaying is over. :em08:
Well said Snarl, but if you’re going to use my line, please get it right. It’s “Weapons Grade Stoopid™”.
Thank you for your support.

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

“Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United states against all enemies Foreign and Domestic!” Not to mention bear true faith and allegiance to the same. Good call, Old Dog. How it was written, not an argument open to interpretation. It means what it says, Quite simple, really…. For such actions prove a convenient refuge for those seeking to… Read more »

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R

*stands gazing at greasy spot on the floor*

Holy monkey eyes! Look guys, I know troll sightings are getting rare these days, but DAMN! How about leaving some for the rest of us to gnaw on? :em08:

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

Yeah, I missed most of it too, Mrs. M……but better late than never. I think he has the idea. We remain a bunch of slavering gun heads, etc. It might blow their minds knowing I do not feel safe without a loaded gun at the ready, my trusty .45.

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

There’s still some scraps Mrs. M. I’ve tasted yer stew, and it’s quite tasty. Have at.

I only use grain fed Libtards. This one sounds like Kool-aid and organic tofu make up the majority of his diet. :em05:

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent

VonZorch Imperial Researcher @ #: 23

Well said Snarl, but if you’re going to use my line, please get it right. It’s “Weapons Grade Stoopid™”.

:em01: Yes-sir…duly noted.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

Oh and adding extra o’s and i’s in cases of extreme stupidity is quite acceptable.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

This may sound a bit odd. Fuck the second amendment. No, seriously. Fuck it. I don’t give a shit if it exists or not. As a sapient being, I have a right to defend my existance. I do not have the right to success in this, but I certainly have the right to -try-. It logically follows, that I have… Read more »

LC HJ Caveman82952
LC HJ Caveman82952

Interesting take, Rogue,,.I can see your point, in my case there is matter of an oath. Aside from that it is written in the Bill of Rights. .Besides, I sometimes feel like I am developing a siege mentality. None of the Sacramento fats cats will like our response. In martial law all bets are off. . I am praying they… Read more »

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek

I took that same oath, and still consider myself bound to it.

What I’m trying to say is that the right to self defense exists without aknowledgment from the Constitution. Dont get me wrong, it’s nice to have. But, in the end, it’s not -required-.

Weyland
Weyland

LC Roguetek @ #:34 Adam Mossof, over at Capitalism Magazine, has an article titled “Gun Control and The Right to Self-defense” that starts from the idea that the right to keep and bear arms comes from the individual’s right to life. “Clearly, if a man has a right to his life, then he necessarily has the right to defend that… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

Sweet Jesus, I missed it due to the rats chewing through the damn internet wire. Oh well. Whatever your name is, Fuck you. Pole polishing jack wagons like you don’t tell me shit. About anything. So, to put it nicely, kill yourself. Remember, it’s “down the lane” not “across the street”. Fucking moron.