Disarming of the American Public

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Disarming of the American Public

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January 5th: The most prominent subject in the American news today is gun control. Specifically, the disarming of the American public.

If we are to believe the mainstream media, the (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#2) Second Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America is obsolete, and should be repealed. President Obama has been heard to say "We are working on gun control under the radar...", and has declared that if Congress won't do something, then he will do it himself.
"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
The Founders considered the right of self-defense second only to the free worship of their God. Which is to say that it was first in importance with regard to worldly issues. They had firsthand experience with government tyranny, and knew that only an armed public may be free from such tyrants.

Modern history teaches beyond question that the biggest danger of unnatural death is democide; death by government. According to R. J. Rummel, author of (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE5.HTM) Statistics of Democide, between the years 1900 to 1999, at least 262 million people have been killed by governments. This does NOT include people killed in war. These people were civilian, mostly killed by [img]their%20own[/img] governments, very soon after they had been disarmed.

For years, the U.S. Government has been blatantly violating its own Constitution.

Mainstream media pushes every manner of filth and claims protection under the (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#1) First Amendment, and Muslims, Jews, Hindi, and Buddhists practice their faith without harassment. Meanwhile, Christians are persecuted at every turn.

The misnamed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act) Patriot Act has stripped Americans of their reasonable expectation of privacy, safety from unreasonable search and seizure (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#4 Fourth Amendment) and due process (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#6 Sixth Amendment).

You may now be kidnapped by government, without cause, and in secret, and be held indefinitely without trial, or access to habeas corpus. You think it can't happen to you? Ask (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Powers reserved to the people are commonly and repeatedly seized, in blatant disregard for the (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 0.shtml#10) Tenth Amendment.

If the government is willing to inflict this tyranny on an armed populace, what will restrain them from mass murder once the populace is disarmed?

During the (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War) Cold War it was common knowledge that it was not the U.S. military which prevented other countries from invading American soil; all the countries of the world knew that in America they would find a (http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/a-rifle-behi ... -of-grass/) rifle behind every blade of grass.

The facts are really pretty simple:

1. Bills, statutes, executive orders, and regulations which are not authorized by the Constitution, are not lawful, period.

2. The Constitution contains provisions for (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/usa-const ... .shtml#5.0) amendment.

3. If you want to amend the Constitution, then do so according to the rules, if you can. The heavy restrictions on amendment are there for a reason.

And here is the most important fact of all: Government gets its rights and powers from the People, not the other way around! If you look at the Constitutions for the individual States, you will see the following statement, always written in a prominent place: All political power is inherent in the people.

You will find several essays on this Site dealing with the principles of agency. Agency is a right or power given by a person who lawfully possesses that right or power, to a person who otherwise does not have it. For example, you may need to sell your car. You have ads in the paper and potential buyers are calling, but you also need to take a two-week business trip out of town. Your best friend agrees to follow up on the calls, and sell the car for you. So you give your friend a limited power-of-attorney. With this, he can sign the title over, and do whatever else needs to be done to complete the sale.

But here is the key point: Just because you gave a power-of-attorney to your friend, does not mean you surrendered your right to sell the car yourself. Furthermore, you have the right to revoke the powers given to your friend, at any time.

We, the People, have given police and military the right to carry guns, bombs, bazookas, and rocket launchers. We can do this, because the right is ours. Giving them that right does not mean we surrendered our own right to do the same, no matter what Michael Moore, Jennifer Aniston, or anyone else might have you believe.

If the American people had no right to bear arms, then neither would their agents have that right, which includes all police and military, County, State, and Federal.

Of course the government will not give up their guns. That would be silly. Just as it is silly, actually dangerously tragic, for a free people to give up theirs. There is no such thing as a free people who have no reasonable power of self-defense. No matter what illusions they may hold, such a people are really conquered slaves.

The Authors of the Constitution knew the biggest danger to the people came not from invasion by foreign government, but from subversion from within.

Elected government officials and all military personnel are required to give an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and <em>domestic</em>". Knowingly violating this oath is not merely perjury, but is, in fact, treason.

Thus, just as a soldier who gives aid and comfort to the enemy is guilty of treason, so any lawmaker who knowingly proposes a bill which is unauthorized by the Constitution is guilty of treason. Particularly when the consequences of such a bill will give aid to the enemies of the People, whether they be foreign or domestic.

For many years we've been drawing lines in the sand. The government, without fail, crosses the line; we retreat, and draw a new line. If we allow them to cross the line of (http://www.infowars.com/video-dianne-fe ... your-guns/) disarming Mr. and Mrs. American, then we will never have the opportunity to draw any more lines. It will be game over.
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October 8th: I received an email today from someone I'll call MKP, who took issue with our sidebar entitled, Some Statistics on Guns and Doctors. MKP writes:
Dear Editor,

My response to this post that's going around...

Alright... Except that the premise of this whole thing is fallacious as many that come under a physician's care are already injured and perhaps in life-threatening situations. Secondly, let's not remember that physician's negative impact must also be measured against the amount of positive impact they have had. And for many other reasons. But I'm commenting mostly to correct the maths here because it ticks me off. I'm not commenting on the political nature of gun control...

Except for the fact that the information is wrong and there were 850,085 physicians in 2010 Comparing Physicians to guns is not a comparable measure. Physicians perform a task, they are not an object. If you wanted to have an accurate comparison you should compare the number of patient's records from all physicians as a baseline measure. That number is 1.2 billion. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/docvisit.htm
I have found no reliable number that would about to that 120,000 mentioned. The CDC, which keeps all sorts of medical statistics in the U.S. cites 93,951 deaths in 2010.

The only deaths that can be directly attributed to doctors [editor: stray sentence?]
Using the "accidental" gun death ratio is ridiculous and the entire figure should be used. Doctors are meant to save lives, hence why you count the accidental deaths. Guns are meant to kill people. In that case, you should also count the fact that two-thirds of all gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides. In 2010, there were 19,392 firearm-related suicide deaths, and 11,078 firearm-related homicide deaths in the United States.
I have found no indication that there are 80 million gun owners in the U.S.. I thus wonder where that figure comes from, especially because gun owners (I think) are measured by household, and there is no reliable source. The NRA however estimates that there are about 70-80 million, so I'll take that figure as good.


30470 deaths per year (2010) and the current number of gun owners (let's assume it's 80 million) gives us 0.0003809 as number of deaths per gun owner per year.or 0.038%

1.2 billion "operations" by licenced physicians (850,085) and the supposed 120,000 deaths per year make out to 0.00001, or 0.001%. In reality the CDC actually gives the correct figure as 93,591, which would readjust the figure to 0.0000078, or 0.00078%.

It turns out that Guns, in any case, are quite much deadlier than Physicians...

Dear MKP,

Thanks for your letter. I agree that statistics can be, and usually are, manipulated toward whatever bias their user is bent on advocating. This goes for people on both sides of the fence, and for any issue.

This particular use of statistics has apparently gored your ox (are you a doctor?). From my perspective, the fact you have spent so much time with the figures, means you are thinking.

We don't claim to have all the answers, but we do try to get people to think.

There are many different ways to approach the statistics of death, when comparing guns and doctors.

As you pointed out, why not include all causes of gun related death, instead of only accidental? While we're at it, why not include all types of guns, including heavy military weapons? For instance, why not include the large-caliber guns aboard warships? They are, after all, guns. Most warships have their own ship's doctor. If any one of a warship's guns can't kill more people than its ship's doctor, then the gunner should be replaced.

We also might be remiss in taking a too narrow view on doctors. As long as guns have existed, people have made zipguns out of things just laying around the house; and now anyone with a 3D printer can make his own gun with plans obtained freely from the Internet. So why should we consider only licensed physicians? Shouldn't chiropractors, psychiatrists, homeopaths, and even witchdoctors have their opportunity to influence the result?

Now that America is about to embark on the road to socialized medicine, we must definitely include the bureaucrats who will administer Obamacare. One would think the sheer number of these bureaucrats would skew the results in favor of physicians, but I'm not so sure. Lots of people are dying to find out.

Your signature indicates you are from Italy, which has had socialized medicine since 1978. From what I read, I understand the system is broke, but that's another discussion altogether. Socialization is synonymous with heavy regulation. Guns are also heavily regulated in Italy. Therefore I must assume that if records are even kept with regard to deaths by guns and/or doctors, they cannot be relied upon to be accurate. After all, your press is heavily controlled too.

The best thing you said, if I may paraphrase, is that doctors are people, whereas guns are objects. I agree it's not a fair comparison. It would be better to compare a gun with a physician's scalpel, or with the drugs he prescribes to his patients.

If we can agree it is not the tool which is at fault, but hand which guides it, then let's take a look at the gun control laws being proposed by the federal government, and by many State legislatures.

These laws would propose to curtail, or severely limit private ownership of all kinds of guns. Only agents of government would be allowed their ownership and use. Their line of reasoning is that guns are dangerous, and only government can be trusted with guns. Since we've already established that guns are tools and it is people, not guns which are dangerous, let's examine the second plank, and look at government's track record.

According to recently revised figures compiled by R. J. Rummel (his qualifications, and the full article is at http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE5.HTM), during the 20th century, governments murdered their own people to the tune of 262,000,000. This does not include any of the people who died in foreign or internal wars. Governments actually murdered more than six times as many of their own people, than all the people who died in war during the same period. This also includes only overt murder, and not "soft-kill" methods such as poisoning water supplies, and approving known poisons for mass consumption.

How is it that governments were able to murder so many of their own people, without the people rising up and fighting back? Because first the government took away their guns.

In most cases, goverment also took away, or severely limited their peoples' access to doctors. This makes it difficult to bring our original discussion back into view, but does suggest that government views both guns and doctors as dangerous. Dangerous to government, at least.

All things considered, I still feel safer owning a gun, than visiting a doctor.
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Re: Disarming of the American Public

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How about background checks for governments wanting guns?

from: http://www.firebreathingchristian.com/archives/16185
Ever stopped to notice that most gun grabbers like to grab a lot more than guns?

Like private property rights, privacy rights, free speech liberties, and vulnerable women, to name a few in no particular order.

It's as though the more power some people are given (particularly people operating in the highest levels of the political realm), the more they are inclined to use it to dominate, intimidate, and control others.

Weird, huh?
Not if you understand human nature at all. These days, largely thanks to things like State-run children's "education" and State-licensed "preachers" who support things like State-run "education", most Americans don't know even the most basic, fundamental truths about most things. They know what the State wants them to know, and that's about it.

This is why some of the most obvious rhetorical questions just begging to be asked in a mature, thinking society are rarely, if ever, noticed, much less openly entertained here in the State-programmed "land of the free" and home of the NSA.

But that isn't gonna stop us here at FBC, now is it?

So on we go...

Ever stopped to notice that the same collectivist, State-empowering ideologies being pimped and promoted by various State-worshipping zealots from across the political spectrum always - and I mean always - once secure atop the power pyramid in any given culture, then use that secured position as a base from which to rape, pillage, plunder, and even murder at will?

To the tune of hundreds of millions dead in just the past 150 years or so.

Hundreds of millions.

Murdered by government.

For more how governments are the organizations most in need of review where things like "gun control" are concerned, check out the following clip:
If the above embedded player doesn't work, you can access the clip by clicking here.

This is something to be thinking about as we ride the current God-given wave of revelation where the nature of leadership atop America's State and Corporate empire is concerned.

With every confirmed instance of groping and abusing by Al Franken, John Conyers, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and the like, we need to remember these people - these flagrant abusers of power - these people are the ones into whose hands "gun control" advocates want to consolidate guns.

As we described earlier in What Gun Control Really Means:
"Let’s be clear about one thing: “Gun control” is not about the elimination of guns. It’s not about removing guns from the culture.

Gun control is the consolidation of dangerous weapons in the hands of the most dangerous organization in all of human history: Government.

Which leads us to democide, a term defined as “murder by government”. More specifically, “the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder.”
Which leads us to the literally hundreds of millions of people murdered by government in the twentieth century alone.

Let that sink in: Hundreds of millions of people.

By their government.

And that’s just in relatively recent times.

Truth be told, nobody wants there to be guns more than Leftists.

Leftists love machine guns. They love grenades. They love tanks.

They love for the State to have all of these things.

And why?
To impose their ideology.

To enforce their will through the coercive power of the State upon people who are, practically speaking, incapable of resistance.

That’s what “gun control” means.

Please vote (and arm yourselves) accordingly."
In this context, what people group or organization is more deserving of being stripped of guns than the governments that have, time and time and time again, demonstrated their willingness to literally murder by the thousands (or millions or tens of millions) in order to prop themselves up or expand their power?

What people group or institution is in greater need of a serious, thoughtful background check before they are allowed to use guns, much less have a monopoly on them?

Giving government - the biggest business of all businesses and the biggest monopoly of all monopolies - a monopoly on dangerous weapons is both intensely and suicidally stupid...as all of recorded history makes plain (for those who care to notice).
See Terms of Art entry for "Democide" HERE.
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