The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Sooo, apparently you're part of the Sooper Secret NRA Leadership Brigade then? What sort of benefits does that come with?
Super secret decoder ring, perhaps?
Are you kidding? I'm about ready to sue the NRA for non-payment of my wheelbarrows full of cash!
I'm a Proud Member of the Triangle of Death, but all I got was this lousy T-shirt!
And I HAD TO PAY FOR IT!
"I will not license. I will not register. Period. No matter how 'popular' the idea is."
Try to buy a gun from an FFL without a government approved id (i.e. a license) or a background check (i.e. registration).
We already have both today, tough guy.
Yes? So? And after the firearm has left the FFL?
You have evidence that the background check information is recorded? And prior to the Brady check?
Registration is only useful if they know everything you own.
How many do you have that are "off paper"? (Not that I expect an answer.)
Hmmmm.... Well, assuming the "gun raids" start, they will go after the OWNERS, not the guns- it is the person that is dangerous. And to do that, they will look for any record of gun sales, any record of CCW, any record of club membership, etc. Whether you actually own a gun is irrelevant- you have exhibited "dangerous anti-social tendencies" and will have to be sent to the camps for "re-education".These will not be "bad" camps, like Gitmo, so do not fear. These camps will help you access your inner truth and let you rejoice in the knowledge that others have indeed seen the path to righteousness (free from any trace of contaminating religion) and that soon you may too! Line for the showers starts on the left......
Revolution means J curve - and I haven't seen expectations at that level yet - I also don't see the Government except in its most Liberal stupidity preparing to take away firearms - the Mayor of Seattle thinks he can and gets slammed down by the State and Courts.
For myself, being an old useless man, I have registered my firearms on Fort Lewis, and I shoot there since the county and state provide no place to play with firearms, and I expect that there are way too many firearms owners that want to be left alone for the government to sell the stupidity of England and Australia to America. They can't stop drunk driving, illegal drug use how will they ever get honest people to give up weapons? Only in Hollywood, you should see the handcrafted pistols machined in Germany - that are not on anyone's books - and that is tough in Germany, nice weapons.
I still don't understand, what's wrong with scaring the white people.
I want them scared, Kevin. Maybe then, just a few of them will start to think. And if that's what it takes, so be it.
To borrow one of Kevin's analogies, there is a distinct difference between sheepdogs and wolves. Part of our job is to make sure that distinction is clear. (If you're a wolf, your in danger from the sheepdog, and you have good reason be afraid. If you're a sheep, we're there to protect YOU.)
If we fail to make that distinction clear, then we have failed to meet our responsibilities. Some, such as the Brady bunch, will refuse to see the distinction, no matter how clear we make it. That doesn't excuse us from our responsibility, it just means that we have to be extra careful to be clear so the sheep don't get stampeded by the wolves in sheep's clothing.
How on earth (and without lying through her teeth) can Sarah claim that licensing and registration is "popular"?
With whom? Prisoners in Jail about to be released on parole? Such are the wild nights of a delusional sociopath.
How was your "bradylanche"? Do they drive much traffic?
Try asking the sheep they brainwashed...
Oh, hell, I must've gotten at least two dozen hits from the Bradyblog.
I have precious little faith in being able to clearly communicate the idea you are proposing to the proletariate.
They're too stupid. Your argument makes the bold assumption that using even plain English on these people will be AT ALL effective at producing the desired results.
Sorry to be such a downer, but from where I stand, it's the truth.
In general that seems to be true. However, people are waking up to the truth all the time, and for many different reasons.
In my case, I didn't think much about the practical purpose and application of the 2nd Amendment until the Elian Gonzoles case. For others it might be the Lynn Moses case, or 9/11, or an argument they had with a friend, or reading something in a history book. Whatever the trigger, we have a responsibility to be ready to explain the truth clearly and simply.
Maybe doing so will be enough. Maybe it won't. The only guarantee we have is that if we don't perform our responsibility, then our country will lose.
Reading the comments section keeps putting quotes in my head. In this case:
"Believing won't make it happen. But *not* believing will make it NOT happen."
Larry Niven, "Fallen Angels"