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MISSOURI DEMS INTRODUCE ALARMING GUN CONFISCATION BILL

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Ok, this is for all those people who keep saying, "No one is talking about taking away your guns!" Actually, they aren't just talking about it, they are proposing LAWS to Do it.

Democrats in Missouri are introducing laws that turn anyone with an "assault rifle" into a felon. They would have 90 days to surrender their guns and high capacity magazines in this move to confiscate guns simply because of how they look. And if you think this gun confiscation will satisfy them, you're just kidding yourself.

They ARE talking about taking away your guns! And this is being introduced in Minnesota and California as well.

 

 

MISSOURI DEMS INTRODUCE ALARMING GUN CONFISCATION BILL GIVING LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS 90 DAYS TO TURN IN CERTAIN FIREARMS OR BECOME FELONS

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Democrats in Missouri introduced startling anti-gun legislation that would require gun owners to hand over their legally purchased so-called “assault weapons”  to “the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction” within 90 days.

Under the proposed bill, “Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution.”

Here are some additional provisions found in the gun control bill:

(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

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5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.

So essentially the law would turn a law-abiding gun owner today, into a felon tomorrow.

State Reps. Rory Ellinger (D-86) and Jill Schupp (D-88) reportedly introduced the anti-gun legislation, House Bill 545, this week.

Gun confiscation is being talked about more and more by lawmakers as a means to get so-called “assault weapons,” which are really semi-automatic rifles, off the streets. Democrats in California last week also proposed legislation that called for the potential confiscation of the state’s 166,000 legally purchased semi-automatic rifles.

California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) defended the massive gun control package, saying “we can save lives.”

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Luckily only 52 of the 163 districts on the House of Representatives are DemocRATS. There are 34 in the Senate of which only 8 are DemocRATS. Although we do have a Governor who is a DemocRAT. This will never go thru in Missouri...........count on that.

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That's good to know bigdog. Anyone that votes for these idiots, are voting for their own demise. If Texas representatives even utter the word gun control, they would be soon unemployed!

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Does this law even matter any more to politicians:

 

**** ACT of 1902 (Gun Control is FORBIDDEN and CANNOT be REPEALED!!!)

 

 

Google this for more information and pass along to all gun owners...remember knowledge is "POWER" and this is what corrupted politicians are afraid of us knowing about.

 

 

 





 

The following quotes by the authors of the Second Amendment, their
contemporaries, various state and federal courts, and others should be useful
in the debate over whether that amendment protects a right of individuals or
only the military.



 

The following quotes by the authors of the Second Amendment, their
contemporaries, various state and federal courts, and others should be useful
in the debate over whether that amendment protects a right of individuals or
only the military.



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The Second Amendment states: "A well regulated militia, being
necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and
bear arms shall not be
infringed."




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"On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry
ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the
spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be
squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one
in which it was passed." (Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson,
June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322)



"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the
people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of
the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right
to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society,
October 7, 1789)



"The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the
General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the
military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always
distinguished the free citizens of these States....Such men form the best
barrier to the liberties of America" - (Gazette of the United States,
October 14, 1789.)



"No
Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms
." (Thomas
Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers,
334,[C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950])



"The
right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia,
composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most
natural defense of a free country..."
(James Madison, I Annals
of Congress 434 [June 8, 1789])



"A
militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include
all men capable of bearing arms."
(Richard Henry Lee,
Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169)



"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of
a standing army, the bane of liberty.... Whenever Governments mean to invade
the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the
militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." (Rep. Elbridge Gerry
of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [ I
Annals of Congress at 750 {August 17, 1789}])



"...to disarm the people -
that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

(George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)



"Americans
have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other
countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

(James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)



"the ultimate authority ...
resides in the people alone,"
(James Madison, author of the
Bill of Rights, in Federalist Paper #46.)



"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are
in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce
unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and
constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any
pretense, raised in the United States" (Noah Webster in `An Examination
into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution', 1787, a pamphlet
aimed at swaying Pennsylvania toward ratification, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets
on the Constitution of the United States, at 56(New York, 1888))



"...if raised, whether they could subdue a Nation of freemen, who know how
to prize liberty, and who have arms in their hands?" (Delegate Sedgwick,
during the Massachusetts Convention, rhetorically asking if an oppressive
standing army could prevail, Johnathan Elliot, ed., Debates in the Several
State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol.2 at 97 (2d
ed., 1888))



"...but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form
an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of
the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior
to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their
rights..." (Alexander Hamilton speaking of standing armies in Federalist
29.)



"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over
the people of almost every other nation. . . Notwithstanding the military
establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as
the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people
with arms." (James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, in Federalist
Paper No. 46.)



"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may
attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally
raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their
fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep
and bear their private arms." (Tench Coxe in `Remarks on the First Part of
the Amendments to the Federal Constitution' under the Pseudonym `A
Pennsylvanian' in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1)



"Congress have no power to
disarm the militia.
Their swords, and every other terrible implement
of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is
not in the hands of either the
federal or state
government
,
but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the
hands of the people"
(Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette,
Feb. 20, 1788)



"The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any
rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the
people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general
pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate
power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a
restraint on both." [William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd
ed. 1829)



"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few
public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)



"The
Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United
States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms"

(Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, 86-87)



"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always
possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them."
(Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and
member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, Walter Bennett,
ed., Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican, at 21,22,124 (Univ. of
Alabama Press,1975)..)



"The great object is that every man be armed" and "everyone who
is able may have a gun." (Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the
ratification of the Constitution. Debates and other Proceedings of the
Convention of Virginia,...taken in shorthand by David Robertson of Petersburg,
at 271, 275 2d ed. Richmond, 1805. Also 3 Elliot, Debates at 386)



"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full
possession of them." (Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646)



"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that
we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between
having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under
the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those
arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety
to us, as in our own hands?" (Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the
Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836)



"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be
properly armed." (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)



"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress
to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to
prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping
their own arms..." (Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the
Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Peirce & Hale,
eds., Boston, 1850))



"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned
from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them
take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the
blood of patriots and tyrants" (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S.
Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)



"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who
approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright
force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined"
(Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d
ed. Philadelphia, 1836)



"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
government." -- (Thomas Jefferson)



"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are
the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From
the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and
tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and
pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms
everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all
that is good" (George Washington)



"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I
advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives
boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball
and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character
on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.
(Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318 [Foley, Ed., reissued
1967])



"The supposed quietude of a good mans allures the ruffian; while on the
other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in
awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance
would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be
alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...Horrid
mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of
them..." (Thomas Paine, I Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 [1894])



"...the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep
and bear their private arms" (from article in the Philadelphia Federal
Gazette June 18, 1789 at 2, col.2,)



"Those, who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the
state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. [Thus,]
there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely
to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court
awed by the fear of an armed people." (Aristotle, as quoted by John
Trenchard and Water Moyle, An Argument Shewing, That a Standing Army Is
Inconsistent with a Free Government, and Absolutely Destructive to the Constitution
of the English Monarchy [London, 1697])



"No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The
possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who
has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose
property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and
has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he
possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion." (James Burgh, Political
Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses [London,
1774-1775])



"Men that are above all Fear, soon grow above all Shame." (John
Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, Cato's Letters: Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and
Religious, and Other Important Subjects [London, 1755])



"The difficulty here has been to persuade the citizens to keep arms, not
to prevent them from being employed for violent purposes." (Dwight,
Travels in New-England)



"What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned
from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them
take arms." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers
of Jefferson, ed. Boyd et al.)



(The American Colonies were) "all democratic governments, where the power
is in the hands of the people and where there is not the least difficulty or
jealousy about putting arms into the hands of every man in the country.
(European countries should not) be ignorant of the strength and the force of
such a form of government and how strenuously and almost wonderfully people
living under one have sometimes exerted themselves in defence of their rights
and liberties and how fatally it has ended with many a man and many a state who
have entered into quarrels, wars and contests with them." [George Mason,
"Remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company" in
The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792, ed Robert A. Rutland (Chapel Hill,
1970)]



"To trust arms in the hands of the people at large has, in Europe, been
believed...to be an experiment fraught only with danger. Here by a long trial
it has been proved to be perfectly harmless...If the government be equitable;
if it be reasonable in its exactions; if proper attention be paid to the education
of children in knowledge and religion, few men will be disposed to use arms,
unless for their amusement, and for the defence of themselves and their
country." (Timothy Dwight, Travels in New England and NewYork [London
1823]



"It is not certain that with this aid alone [possession of arms], they
would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to posses the
additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could
collect the national will, and direct the national force; and of officers
appointed out of the militia, by these governments and attached both to them
and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the
throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned, in spite of the
legions which surround it." (James Madison, "Federalist No. 46")




"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been
considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a
strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and
will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the
people to resist and triumph over them. And yet, though this truth would seem
so clear, and the importance of a well regulated militia would seem so
undeniable, it cannot be disguised, that among the American people there is a
growing indifference to any system of militia discipline, and a strong
disposition, from a sense of its burthens, to be rid of all regulations. How it
is practicable to keep the people duly armed without some organization, it is
difficult to see. There is certainly no small danger, that indifference may
lead to disgust, and disgust to contempt; and thus gradually undermine all the
protection intended by this clause of our national bill of rights."
(Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a
Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States
before the Adoption of the Constitution [boston, 1833])



"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and
military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy.
If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the
secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the
government-and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws." (Edward
Abbey, "The Right to Arms," Abbey's Road [New York, 1979])



"You are bound to meet misfortune if you are unarmed because, among other
reasons, people despise you....There is simply no comparison between a man who
is armed and one who is not. It is unreasonable to expect that an armed man
should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed man should remain safe and
secure when his servants are armed. In the latter case, there will be suspicion
on the one hand and contempt on the other, making cooperation impossible."
(Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince")



"You must understand, therefore, that there are two ways of fighting: by
law or by force. The first way is natural to men, and the second to beasts. But
as the first way often proves inadequate one must needs have recourse to the
second." (Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince")



"As much as I oppose the average person's having a gun, I recognize that
some people have a legitimate need to own one. A wealthy corporate executive
who fears his family might get kidnapped is one such person. A Hollywood
celebrity who has to protect himself from kooks is another. If Sharon Tate had
had access to a gun during the Manson killings, some innocent lives might have
been saved." [Joseph D. McNamara (San Jose, CA Police Chief), in his book,
Safe and Sane, © 1984, p. 71-72.]



"To prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war arm . . . is an
unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If
cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or
guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a
general deprivation of constitutional privilege." [Wilson v. State, 33
Ark. 557, at 560, 34 Am. Rep. 52, at 54 (1878)]



For, in principle, there is no difference between a law prohibiting the wearing
of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing such as are exposed; and if
the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be so likewise. But it should
not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the right that is secured by
the constitution; it is the right entire and complete, as it existed at the
adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that right be impaired,
immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the order of time at which
it be done, it is equally forbidden by the constitution." [bliss vs.
Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)]



" `The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'
The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not
militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, and not such merely
as are used by the milita, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in
upon, in the smallest degree; and all this for the important end to be
attained: the rearing up and qualifying a well-regulated militia, so vitally
necessary to the security of a free State. Our opinion is that any law, State
or Federal, is repugnant to the Constitution, and void, which contravenes this
right." [Nunn vs. State, 1 Ga. (1 Kel.) 243, at 251 (1846)]



"The provision in the Constitution granting the right to all persons to
bear arms is a limitation upon the power of the Legislature to enact any law to
the contrary. The exercise of a right guaranteed by the Constitution cannot be
made subject to the will of the sheriff." [People vs. Zerillo, 219 Mich.
635, 189 N.W. 927, at 928 (1922)]



"The maintenance of the right to bear arms is a most essential one to
every free people and should not be whittled down by technical
constructions." [state vs. Kerner, 181 N.C. 574, 107 S.E. 222, at 224
(1921)]



"The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the
State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one
of the "high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is
excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to
infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the
lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]




 





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The Second Amendment states: "A well regulated militia, being
necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and
bear arms shall not be
infringed."




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------




"On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry
ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the
spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be
squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one
in which it was passed." (Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson,
June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p. 322)



"The whole of the Bill (of Rights) is a declaration of the right of the
people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of
the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right
to deprive them of." (Albert Gallatin of the New York Historical Society,
October 7, 1789)



"The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the
General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the
military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always
distinguished the free citizens of these States....Such men form the best
barrier to the liberties of America" - (Gazette of the United States,
October 14, 1789.)



"No
Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms
." (Thomas
Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers,
334,[C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950])



"The
right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia,
composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most
natural defense of a free country..."
(James Madison, I Annals
of Congress 434 [June 8, 1789])



"A
militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include
all men capable of bearing arms."
(Richard Henry Lee,
Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169)



"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of
a standing army, the bane of liberty.... Whenever Governments mean to invade
the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the
militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." (Rep. Elbridge Gerry
of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [ I
Annals of Congress at 750 {August 17, 1789}])



"...to disarm the people -
that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

(George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)



"Americans
have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other
countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

(James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)



"the ultimate authority ...
resides in the people alone,"
(James Madison, author of the
Bill of Rights, in Federalist Paper #46.)



"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are
in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce
unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and
constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any
pretense, raised in the United States" (Noah Webster in `An Examination
into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution', 1787, a pamphlet
aimed at swaying Pennsylvania toward ratification, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets
on the Constitution of the United States, at 56(New York, 1888))



"...if raised, whether they could subdue a Nation of freemen, who know how
to prize liberty, and who have arms in their hands?" (Delegate Sedgwick,
during the Massachusetts Convention, rhetorically asking if an oppressive
standing army could prevail, Johnathan Elliot, ed., Debates in the Several
State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol.2 at 97 (2d
ed., 1888))



"...but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form
an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of
the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior
to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their
rights..." (Alexander Hamilton speaking of standing armies in Federalist
29.)



"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over
the people of almost every other nation. . . Notwithstanding the military
establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as
the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people
with arms." (James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, in Federalist
Paper No. 46.)



"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may
attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally
raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their
fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep
and bear their private arms." (Tench Coxe in `Remarks on the First Part of
the Amendments to the Federal Constitution' under the Pseudonym `A
Pennsylvanian' in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1)



"Congress have no power to
disarm the militia.
Their swords, and every other terrible implement
of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is
not in the hands of either the
federal or state
government
,
but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the
hands of the people"
(Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette,
Feb. 20, 1788)



"The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any
rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the
people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general
pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate
power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a
restraint on both." [William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd
ed. 1829)



"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few
public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)



"The
Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United
States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms"

(Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, 86-87)



"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always
possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them."
(Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and
member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, Walter Bennett,
ed., Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican, at 21,22,124 (Univ. of
Alabama Press,1975)..)



"The great object is that every man be armed" and "everyone who
is able may have a gun." (Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the
ratification of the Constitution. Debates and other Proceedings of the
Convention of Virginia,...taken in shorthand by David Robertson of Petersburg,
at 271, 275 2d ed. Richmond, 1805. Also 3 Elliot, Debates at 386)



"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full
possession of them." (Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646)



"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that
we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between
having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under
the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those
arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety
to us, as in our own hands?" (Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the
Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836)



"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be
properly armed." (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)



"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress
to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to
prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping
their own arms..." (Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the
Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Peirce & Hale,
eds., Boston, 1850))



"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned
from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them
take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the
blood of patriots and tyrants" (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S.
Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)



"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who
approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright
force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined"
(Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d
ed. Philadelphia, 1836)



"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
government." -- (Thomas Jefferson)



"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are
the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From
the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and
tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and
pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms
everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all
that is good" (George Washington)



"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I
advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives
boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball
and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character
on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.
(Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318 [Foley, Ed., reissued
1967])



"The supposed quietude of a good mans allures the ruffian; while on the
other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in
awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance
would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be
alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...Horrid
mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of
them..." (Thomas Paine, I Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 [1894])



"...the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep
and bear their private arms" (from article in the Philadelphia Federal
Gazette June 18, 1789 at 2, col.2,)



"Those, who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the
state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. [Thus,]
there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely
to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court
awed by the fear of an armed people." (Aristotle, as quoted by John
Trenchard and Water Moyle, An Argument Shewing, That a Standing Army Is
Inconsistent with a Free Government, and Absolutely Destructive to the Constitution
of the English Monarchy [London, 1697])



"No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The
possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who
has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose
property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and
has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he
possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion." (James Burgh, Political
Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses [London,
1774-1775])



"Men that are above all Fear, soon grow above all Shame." (John
Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, Cato's Letters: Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and
Religious, and Other Important Subjects [London, 1755])



"The difficulty here has been to persuade the citizens to keep arms, not
to prevent them from being employed for violent purposes." (Dwight,
Travels in New-England)



"What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned
from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them
take arms." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers
of Jefferson, ed. Boyd et al.)



(The American Colonies were) "all democratic governments, where the power
is in the hands of the people and where there is not the least difficulty or
jealousy about putting arms into the hands of every man in the country.
(European countries should not) be ignorant of the strength and the force of
such a form of government and how strenuously and almost wonderfully people
living under one have sometimes exerted themselves in defence of their rights
and liberties and how fatally it has ended with many a man and many a state who
have entered into quarrels, wars and contests with them." [George Mason,
"Remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company" in
The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792, ed Robert A. Rutland (Chapel Hill,
1970)]



"To trust arms in the hands of the people at large has, in Europe, been
believed...to be an experiment fraught only with danger. Here by a long trial
it has been proved to be perfectly harmless...If the government be equitable;
if it be reasonable in its exactions; if proper attention be paid to the education
of children in knowledge and religion, few men will be disposed to use arms,
unless for their amusement, and for the defence of themselves and their
country." (Timothy Dwight, Travels in New England and NewYork [London
1823]



"It is not certain that with this aid alone [possession of arms], they
would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to posses the
additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could
collect the national will, and direct the national force; and of officers
appointed out of the militia, by these governments and attached both to them
and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the
throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned, in spite of the
legions which surround it." (James Madison, "Federalist No. 46")




"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been
considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a
strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and
will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the
people to resist and triumph over them. And yet, though this truth would seem
so clear, and the importance of a well regulated militia would seem so
undeniable, it cannot be disguised, that among the American people there is a
growing indifference to any system of militia discipline, and a strong
disposition, from a sense of its burthens, to be rid of all regulations. How it
is practicable to keep the people duly armed without some organization, it is
difficult to see. There is certainly no small danger, that indifference may
lead to disgust, and disgust to contempt; and thus gradually undermine all the
protection intended by this clause of our national bill of rights."
(Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a
Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States
before the Adoption of the Constitution [boston, 1833])



"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and
military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy.
If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the
secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the
government-and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws." (Edward
Abbey, "The Right to Arms," Abbey's Road [New York, 1979])



"You are bound to meet misfortune if you are unarmed because, among other
reasons, people despise you....There is simply no comparison between a man who
is armed and one who is not. It is unreasonable to expect that an armed man
should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed man should remain safe and
secure when his servants are armed. In the latter case, there will be suspicion
on the one hand and contempt on the other, making cooperation impossible."
(Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince")



"You must understand, therefore, that there are two ways of fighting: by
law or by force. The first way is natural to men, and the second to beasts. But
as the first way often proves inadequate one must needs have recourse to the
second." (Niccolo Machiavelli in "The Prince")



"As much as I oppose the average person's having a gun, I recognize that
some people have a legitimate need to own one. A wealthy corporate executive
who fears his family might get kidnapped is one such person. A Hollywood
celebrity who has to protect himself from kooks is another. If Sharon Tate had
had access to a gun during the Manson killings, some innocent lives might have
been saved." [Joseph D. McNamara (San Jose, CA Police Chief), in his book,
Safe and Sane, © 1984, p. 71-72.]



"To prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war arm . . . is an
unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If
cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or
guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a
general deprivation of constitutional privilege." [Wilson v. State, 33
Ark. 557, at 560, 34 Am. Rep. 52, at 54 (1878)]



For, in principle, there is no difference between a law prohibiting the wearing
of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing such as are exposed; and if
the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be so likewise. But it should
not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the right that is secured by
the constitution; it is the right entire and complete, as it existed at the
adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that right be impaired,
immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the order of time at which
it be done, it is equally forbidden by the constitution." [bliss vs.
Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)]



" `The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'
The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not
militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, and not such merely
as are used by the milita, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in
upon, in the smallest degree; and all this for the important end to be
attained: the rearing up and qualifying a well-regulated militia, so vitally
necessary to the security of a free State. Our opinion is that any law, State
or Federal, is repugnant to the Constitution, and void, which contravenes this
right." [Nunn vs. State, 1 Ga. (1 Kel.) 243, at 251 (1846)]



"The provision in the Constitution granting the right to all persons to
bear arms is a limitation upon the power of the Legislature to enact any law to
the contrary. The exercise of a right guaranteed by the Constitution cannot be
made subject to the will of the sheriff." [People vs. Zerillo, 219 Mich.
635, 189 N.W. 927, at 928 (1922)]



"The maintenance of the right to bear arms is a most essential one to
every free people and should not be whittled down by technical
constructions." [state vs. Kerner, 181 N.C. 574, 107 S.E. 222, at 224
(1921)]



"The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the
State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one
of the "high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is
excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to
infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the
lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]




 



Check these quotes used by authors of the second amendments, their contemporaries, various states and federal courts, and others for their debates in the "RIGHTS OF EVERY CITIZEN TO BEAR ARMS".

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Does this law even matter any more to politicians:

 

**** ACT of 1902 (Gun Control is FORBIDDEN and CANNOT be REPEALED!!!)

 

Fellow Patriot KADUKU:  haven't you noticed...?

the obummer regime has NO RESPECT FOR OUR LAWS!

 

From the very beginning of his puppet training, he was taught he is above it, that it does not apply to him.

 

He has routinely and systematically torn our justice system to shreds, eliminating our Rights (even those granted by God) and placing US under the auspices of the U.N.

 

Pencil-whipping orders to murder US witout due process, allowing his cronies to destroy our businesses, homes, lives...

 

He believes himself to be above all law.... (except perhaps Sha'ria)

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