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The ultimate gun ban

By Robert Heiney The horrific shootings by a lone crazed gunman have predictably brought the gun ban politicians out of the woodwork. Salt, trans-fat, soda drink size activist and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg demanded, ‘It’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it’¦ (gun laws)’ Sen. Frank Lautenberg D-N.J., always an expert on the U.S. Constitution opined, ‘these types of tragedies will continue to occur unless we do something about our nation’s lax gun laws.’ Years of anti-gun indoctrination in the U.S. has created the right atmosphere for gun bans. Events such as the tragic shootings in Aurora, Col., along with media saturation of the story serve to move the U.S. closer than ever towards an all-out ban on firearms. The upcoming UN Small Arms Treaty, if ratified by the U.S. Senate, will open the door for the UN to regulate firearms in the U.S. Some American politicians seem more than ready to make privileged government personnel sole possessors of firearms while the serfs are disarmed. That’s why it’s important to remember the biggest killer of citizens by far is government. In fact, some estimates claim several hundred million citizens killed by their own governments in the 20th century alone. Gun bans really work. They raise government law enforcement agents to a special privileged class and lower citizens to a compliant, fearful group of people who do what they’re told. The Second Amendment was written to protect citizens from a tyrannous government. Is it any wonder this is not taught in the government school system? Rogue government mouthpieces like Bloomberg have long demanded a nationwide gun ban. While law-abiding citizens in the decaying city largely cannot even own a gun, citizens are killed there by guns all the time. This myth that somehow a gun ban will make the citizens safer is pure eye and ear candy ‘“ a type of political heroin with the same type of payoff. Consider the government sponsored Hutu genocide against the unarmed Tutsis in Rwanda. According to Wikipedia, ‘Most of the victims were killed in their own villages or in towns, often by their neighbors and fellow villagers. The militia typically murdered victims by machetes, although some army units used rifles. The Hutu gangs searched out victims hiding in churches and school buildings and massacred them. Local officials and governmentsponsored radio incited ordinary citizens to kill their neighbors.’ Ultimately, 800,000 to 1,000,000 largely unarmed Tutsis were killed. No gun ban discussion is complete without deciding which parties will be stripped of the right to self-protection. I propose any gun and personal protection device bans include all federal, state and local government officials including law enforcement. After all, if a gun ban will make everyone so safe, why does anyone need them? If you support gun bans, consider demanding a complete gun ban that includes all government royalty including law enforcement at all levels. Mayor Bloomberg is a Roman style Caesar, who demands the right to regulate your life in New York City right down to the salt in your diet and the size of your soft drink. If you refuse? Guess who shows up with guns? Free lance writer Robert Heiney is a CERT team volunteer and lives in Redbone with his family.

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