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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's a" BILL OF RIGHTS"....not a "BILL OF NEEDS"

I keep hearing gun opponents telling me "you don't need a 20 round magazine"....well, actually most of them say "clips" because they don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine, but you get the point.

Someone recently called my attention to a great article about one family's experiences during the Rodney King riots....I hope you will take time to read the entire article here  but, if not, here are a few excerpts:

"If the Los Angeles riots taught us anything, it’s that you’re a fool if you count on the authorities to protect you in times of civil chaos — in fact, at any time. In the end, only I can protect my family.
I’m never, ever going to allow myself to be outgunned by the bad guys. All the gun laws that are on
the books—and there are thousands of them—just make it that much easier for the barbarians to amass weapons and for law-abiding people like you and me to be at their mercy.
If you outlaw weapons, as so many squishy liberals yearn to do — well then, only the state and the outlaws will be armed. Which leaves ordinary citizens at the mercy of an all-powerful government and a variety of merciless criminal subcultures.
When Hitler and Stalin snatched power, one of their first moves was to outlaw private gun ownership. They understood that armed citizens are a mortal threat to totalitarian rule.
Imagine: several million Jews owning firearms between 1938 and 1945."

"  The fire department, we learn, is not being deployed because their men have come under intense gunfire. We hear—and I have trouble believing this report—that the Los Angeles Police Department has been “pulled back for their own safety.”

" Korean shopkeepers were specifically targeted by black rioters. But the Koreans owned guns and heroically defended their property and lives through force of arms, frequently using AR-15s against heavily-armed looters. So anyone who tells you that private citizens don’t need assault weapons are just plain ignorant. Besides, as Mark Levin says, it is the Bill of Rights, not the Bill of Needs."


Anonymous said...

I went to the GRNC rally in Raleigh yesterday. Many of the things listed in this thread were talked about by both the speakers and the members of the crowd.

Some of the issues were eliminating gun free zones, concealed carry in restaurants, arming teachers and school staff, removing CCH permit holders from public record lists, the meaning of the second amendment, the idiocy of the so called "assault" weapon issue, the need for improved mental health screening (not just for guns but for other reasons too), the need for armed self defense both from criminals and a tyrannical government, and a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the federal government or any official of a government body in N.C. to violate your gun rights.

Some of us had a couple of very good meetings with Senator Soucek and Representative Jordan. They both said they felt that most of the N.C. legislature will fight anti gun bills brought before it and will pass some new pro gun bills.

I guess there were about 300 people in the crows in addition to five or six anti gun protesters. These people were treated politely by the crowd, even though the crowd was passionately pro gun. Most people didn't even know the protestors were there because they were just ignored. The grounds wee left in as good or better shape than they were in before the event.

A lot of the speakers as well as members of the crowd before and after the speakers comments spoke of how politicians were going to be held accountable for their votes regardless of party. If you are anti gun, you are going to go. A lot of people said the primaries were the place to do this.

Thought you might like an update.

NewGuy said...

Thanks Anonymous!
For those few who might not know, GRNC (Grass Roots North Carolina) is an organization working hard to defend our second amendment rights.

Visit them at:

to contribute to their efforts and/or to join their organization.

NewGuy said...

Carolina Journal article on rally and potential legislation...

Johnny Rico said...

I don't need anyone telling me what I need. We should push for felons to own guns. Many of you might raise eyebrows at such a statement. If they've been properly rehabilitated to the point they are being turned back to society, then they should enjoy full rights. If not, keep them in jail.

Many felonies are non-violent felonies. Should we revoke 2nd Amendment Rights for an 18 year old kid who drove 20 miles an hour above the posted speed limit? No way. Same thing for mental cases. Lock them up or turn them loose - black and white.

Our gun laws are racist, bigoted, and unfair in nature. We should have very few execeptions on who should and shouldn't own guns. And we should have NO central authority to "check" on US citizens owning guns.

Johnny Rico said...

As gun owners and the NRA struggle to stay above water, the most powerful man in the world, aided by faithful minions, are going full blast to disarm America. The bully pulpit will be exploited to introduce a first-ever way of thinking to the American public. In conjunction with the State of the Union, Gabby Giffords, the liberal socialist ex-Representative from Arizona, will air a television message from her new SuperPac denigrating your way of life. Denigrating freedom. Although gun owners will inevitably eschew the President’s pedantic rhetoric, there are millions of undecideds that won’t. This first ever attack on an issue that defines America is history in the making.
Will the history books see this speech as the official turning point? It may very well come to pass that next week’s State of the Union Address is the beginning of a long slide into oblivion. The posters on this site will undoubtedly fight the good fight but the other 95% will sit on the sidelines in a zombie trance. I know, I know, you’re all tired of me spewing about lazy conservatives, but it has to be said if there is any chance of saving this once great nation.
If you know, and you certainly do, lazy, uninspired, listless and defunct so-called conservatives then challenge them to get involved. 250,000 new NRA members against what is coming next week just won’t do the trick. The NRA’s same tired, worn out talking points, designed to defend and not offend, are going to sink the ship. Liberals don’t care if you hold the moral high ground. They don’t care if you make sense with facts and a good narrative. They don’t care if you are right!! They only care about winning.
They are in this thing to win it. New York and soon California are testaments to the lengths liberal socialists will go to in their quest to make US subjects. Some misguided conservatives believe and uprising will occur if they outright ban guns. This rebellion hasn’t taken place in New York or California. It won’t happen folks!!! There is no fallback position. The fight is here and now. It’s being brought to YOUR front door and living room. To YOUR children. Make no illusion; you may well lose this very week.
I just sent another big check to the NRA. It won’t really help other than to ease my mind. My idiot cousins and friends that claim to love hunting and guns are where we will win, or probably, lose it. My idiot cousin and friends who, to date, have never in their lives lifted a finger to support gun rights will more than likely watch in apathy as the president (notice lower case) defines how and why he will take our muskets. Yes, this is where we will lose it. I’ll make yet another attempt to wake up my idiot cousin and friends. We all need to do the same.

guy faulkes said...

Here is a link to CA police chief Ken James saying guns have no defensive use but are only used to intimidate and then saying why cops need them. That a man like this can be a policeman, much less a chief is frightening. He is almost incoherent.

Here is a link to some interesting comments about Chief James.

NewGuy said...

Guy....Do you think he would tell that to the husband of this woman and her two young children? Looks like it was a pretty effective defensive weapon to me.

guy faulkes said...

Do you think he would tell that to the husband of this woman and her two young children?

Yes he would. He is only concerned with being a public master. He is a prime example of an authoritarian personality that cannot tolerate any challenge to his opinion or authority. An armed citizen is his equal and he cannot abide that so he wants to remedy the situation.

After all, by his own comments and in his own mind, guns are only used for intimidation and cops carry guns.