Picking up the gauntlet

In My Opinion

J. R. FroelichFebruary 7, 2013 

This is my final article on the mislabeled issue of gun control.

Quote me all you like, but I simply will not tolerate Mr. Alan Cheah (For Your Consideration -- Jan. 31) or anyone else telling other people what they think I think.

To say we are discussing gun control is nothing short of smoke and mirrors. Current proposed weapons legislation is about the suppression of constitutional rights for law-abiding citizens. There is nothing on the table to control the evil, murderous actions of the criminal.

Mr. Cheah's column "The gun economy," suggests I don't understand the need for intelligent restrictions on constitutional law. This is either stupid or there is some subversive agenda for such a statement. Restrictions on laws are defined when lawbreakers are convicted. Yelling "fire" in a crowded theater is not a freedom of speech.

Mr. Cheah trotted out the money earned and spent by weapon manufacturers and the NRA, suggesting they are somehow complicit in criminal activity. Another ugly attack against successful industry. This twisted reasoning would suggest that the bailout of GM makes our government -- using taxpayer money -- complicit in kidnapping and murder whenever a Chevrolet is used in the crime.

Dissent for the purpose of controlling and repressing law-abiding citizens is unquestionably socialistic, freedom-denying and very close to treason.

I'll spell it out so people like Mr. Cheah can understand it: our Constitution is for freedom and liberty-loving, law-abiding American citizens. Criminals have no respect for law -- period.

Unlike Mr. Cheah, I support all of the Constitution of the United States of America. When I joined the military in 1966, I signed a blank check which included my life, to defend our Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic. Why are the Cheahs of this nation so bent on weakening or bringing it down? America's domestic enemies are on the rise.

World history clearly confirms that the current talk about the need to defend ourselves against our own government is not without merit. However, should a storm, the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy hit the Mountain Area, do we want a clip with more than 10 rounds, or do we prefer to wait for government assistance and FEMA to protect us, our families and our possessions from looters and other criminal elements?

God forbid Mr. Cheah should have his home invaded by three angry thugs with 50 rounds apiece. Would he prefer only 10 rounds, or perhaps he'll just call 911. Maybe we'll all just sit around and wait for new legislation. Kumbaya.

You see, I don't fear an 'assault' weapon with 50 rounds in the hands of Mr. Cheah. If these proposed new gun laws are such a benefit, why were more than 500 people murdered in Chicago last year? Chicago has some of the most severe gun restrictions, on law-abiding citizens, in the nation.

If removing guns from law-abiding citizens is such a brilliant idea, why are thousands murdered in Mexico each year? Mexico has some of the most restrictive gun laws, against good citizens, on the planet. We need to soothe the raw emotion and demand justice within the law. Is the problem a lack of intelligence or improper education?

If more time and effort were placed on enforcement of existing law there would be less time for that bright young senator from Illinois to dictate new gun legislation against law-abiding citizens. President Obama supports the United Nations 'Small Arms Treaty' which has the potential to override the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Where is the nationalized news media? The once hard-hitting news program 60 Minutes has become all silly giggles.

"When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia" -- George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788.

After viewing Mr. Cheah's recommended Youtube video in his last column, I can only conclude that he, like our dictator-in-waiting, offers nothing to protect our constitutional rights against the criminal element in this country. The evil which assaults and murders innocents is the work of Satan.

We have the choice to support the rights of law-abiding citizens or to assist in the evil suppression of those rights. It's our choice.

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