The Elephant in The Room

February 5, 2011

An Armed Citizenry vs. A Tyrannical Government

By Kirby Ferris
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

“What if the American government ever “goes bad” and becomes a police state? That tyrannical government, IF it could enlist the willing support of every American soldier and every American cop (which is thankfully doubtful), could field perhaps a total of 1.5 million armed personnel. These duped soldiers and cops would have to go to their jobs each day facing a bare minimum of 10 MILLION very, very motivated and angry armed American citizens. The other 55 million would sit on the fence waiting, with their guns, to see which way the tide was flowing.

Additionally, you must logically ask WHY the present government is so obsessively committed to “gun control”. If our government has become so overpowering, so omnipotent, and it’s a waste of our time to even imagine resisting tyranny, then why do “They” even worry about the citizens being armed?

And why did the political regimes that committed genocide though the history of the 20th Century, first REGISTER and then CONFISCATE firearms before marching unarmed masses off to killing fields?

If an armed government is so omnipotent, why have so many armed governments gone to the effort and expense of gun confiscation?

The Turks did it to the Armenians. Lenin did it to Russians. Hitler did it to many Germans and all Jews. Stalin gave Russians a horrific double dose. And Mao, the world record holding mass murderer, did it to Red China.”

JPFO Founder the late Aaron Zelman, in an “Open Letter to Michael Savage” in 2009

Amidst all the hysterical screaming of leftist politicians, pundits, and the mind controlling socialist media in the wake of the Tucson lunacy of Jared Loughner, it is easy to lose sight of the “elephant in the room”.

The Second Amendment has nothing to do with “hunters’ rights”. It is not even to protect us from burglars, rapists, muggers, or even lunatics like Jared Loughner. These uses of a firearm for food or self defense are actually “spin offs” of the original intent of 2A.

An armed citizenry is a polite citizenry, this is true. However, an armed citizenry is the ONLY way to insure, to guarantee, that the potentially megalomaniacal egos of politicians, authoritarian police hierarchs (like Sheriff “Dimwit” Dupnik of AZ) and the military leadership are kept under a quiet, and yet very emphatic, restraint.

An armed citizenry whispers into the ears of every politician, soldier, and cop: “Steady there. Think again. Remember, if you get too far out of line, and come to enslave us, ‘We the People’ have retained the power to kill you.”

After all, these tax consumers all blithely refer to themselves as “public servants” don’t they? Then that makes “We the People” the masters, doesn’t it?

Don’t misread my words. All those hysterically addled leftist mind manipulators out there secretly know this is true. They hate it. But they know it is true, even through the fog of their gun phobic mental illness. Read “Raging Against Self Defense”.

If someone wants to accuse me of “hate speech” they’d better first begin by indicting, in absentia, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and virtually the entire cast of our Founders. I’m just an ordinary American who cherishes the liberty they created for me and my loved ones to enjoy. I, and millions of others, take this stuff very, very seriously.

A friend of mine once said it rather succinctly, right to the face of a 2A sympathetic police officer, a righteous and loyal American cop: “Obey the Constitution, and we won’t shoot you.”

The police officer was stunned…at first. And then he smiled and offered his hand to my friend. As these two patriotic Americans (my friend was a Marine Corp veteran) shook hands, the police officer said: “You got a deal.”

Want to learn more about these outstanding American police officers and soldiers? Go to the “Oathkeepers” website.

In closing: Friends, if you don’t own a gun, get one immediately (with at least 100 rounds of ammunition). Learn to use it well. And then pray that you never have to use it for the true reason our American Founders intended.

And one final suggestion: The more they tell us to “turn down the rhetoric”, the louder we must become. History teaches that this approach, and nothing else, will preserve our freedom. We cannot compromise with evil.

Frequent JPFO contributor and strategist, Kirby Ferris collaborated intensively with Aaron Zelman over the last two years. Ferris is now the Public Affairs Director of JPFO.

Copyright 2011, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership


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