Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MLK Day and guns : "This is the first piece I have ever written on Martin Luther King Day, but I am convinced that this year more than ever a clear, concise statement is needed about its significance, within the context of gun rights. The very first gun control enacted in this country was initiated by the Ku Klux Klan in order to keep firearms out of the hands of blacks. Even today, the race-baiters, whether they be white, black, yellow, red, or whatever, continue their quest to disarm groups of people for the purpose of keeping them subservient in one form or another."

VA: On MLK Day, group to lobby for concealed weapons: "Members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) will be meeting at the State Capitol in Richmond on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to rally for the elimination of existing gun regulations and the repeal of laws that have prohibited concealed carry permit holders from bringing handguns into schools, churches, government buildings, restaurants and other places of public gathering in the Commonwealth. The holiday commemorates the birthdate of the great civil rights leader and proponent of nonviolence. During his life, King spoke out forcefully against the necessity of carrying weapons for self-protection."

Guns restrain attacks on liberty: "Several things are ignored by the activists who want you to disarm. The armed citizen serves to impeach the so-called need for a variety of programs based on crime and violence, and these programs endure largely because of what is hidden from the citizen. Let's look at these in this week's series. Americans considering joining the 80 million gun owners have to make a powerful commitment to the nation herself. Many already feel such and act on that gladly. This commitment is not to the gun's safety, but a commitment to the safety of the nation, as I have said. This kind of commitment will play a very important part in recapturing our Independence from our servants not by force, but by deterrence -- a political deterrence -- in a new resolve spreading into all things, a greater citizen oversight in all official matters. When new gun owners make the connection of the armed citizen to how many unneeded programs are impeached, Independence from servants is on the way back home again. In obtaining our independence from our servants, the armed citizen must be the very first objective. Once Independence is better secured, as more programs are discredited by an armed citizenry, it will reach into all corners of our lives as a staple value of insistence on being left alone"

Gun Owners of America opposes Attorney General nominee : "Barack Obama is wasting no time poking a sharp stick in the eyes of gun owners. The incoming President's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is an anti-gun extremist who has assailed gun owners since his days in the Bill Clinton administration. Holder, who served as Deputy Attorney General from 1997-2001, supports a 3-day waiting period for handgun purchases, one-gun-a-month rationing, licensing and registration of all gun owners, mandatory so-called smart gun technology, a lifetime gun ban for certain juvenile offenses and regulating gun shows out of existence."

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