A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Are You With Us Or Against Us?

"When the Second Amendment is only as good as your mayor or your police chief says it is, the NRA must take action," states Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice-President of the NRA.

Today, a line has been drawn in the sand. A gaunlet has been thrown down. In government, either you stand with the 2nd amendment or you oppose it. Soon, there will be stiff penalties for infringing on the 2nd ammendment rights of law abiding Americans. The National Rifle Association is issuing a challenge to our nation's mayors and police chiefs. They can sign a pledge that they will never take the guns from their constituents. Simply sign a pledge. Refusal to sign makes any gun owner wonder under what circumstances they would advocate the forcible confiscation of firearms from law abiding citizens.

May the gun grabbing incumbents be warned. Thousands of voters are watching. Mayors and police chiefs can simply declare, in writing, that they will never order the confiscation of weapons from law abiding citizens. The NRA is pointing to a dotted line, and placing the pen in their hand. If they refuse to state their position, in writing, gun owners will know exactly where they stand. Period.

The confiscation of firearms from residents of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is the seminal force for this challenge. If any person has any doubt that these gun confiscations occured against law abiding citizens, at gunpoint, watch the testimony of multiple victims on film, soon to be released by the NRA. Patricia Konie is only one of many. Naysayers were wrong. It happened in the United States. Hundreds of victims of confiscations. Thousands of guns taken. No receipts.

Mayors and police chiefs across the United States have become the latest pawns and advocates for gun control organizations. Other politicians try to keep their gun grabbing ways hidden from view. Expect some gun grabbing politicians to try to play the game and sign on and then continue as before. For those mayors, the NRA has a swift response. Jail. The NRA's chief lobbyist, Chris Cox, explains the group will introduce legislation that makes it a criminal act to seize firearms from law abiding citizens. "If you're in a position of public authority and you use it to forcibly disarm law abiding citizens, you're not going to get your hand slapped or pay a fine or get a good scolding from some judge in a few months down the line. You're going to be arrested on the spot and you're going to jail."

Today, elected officials are attending fund raisers and rallies organized by the Brady Campaign and other anti-gun groups. Catch phrases like "illegal guns" and the "right to hunt" are being bandied about. Make no mistake. SOS. It's the same old shit. The end goal is the eradication of privately owned firearms. At the point of a gun if need be. As you listen to your local politicians spew their sound bites, ask yourself.......Where do they really stand on your right to keep and bear arms? They are either friend or foe. They are either with us or against us. There is no middle ground. And now, they can put their position in writing........If they have the balls to do so.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd only like one proviso on this. Not a pledge. We all know of politicians in office who break pledges more often than they break into an envelope of checks for campaign contributions.

I'd like a contract. Legally binding. If they order, OR ALLOW A SUBORDINATE TO ORDER gun confiscation they will resign their job. Penalty for breaking the contract? 10 million, payable to the NRA. They have the lawyers needed to make sure that a mayor or law officer who goes against his contract is tied up in court until Judgement Day or pays up.

I'm thinking in particular of one Colorado politician who swept into Congress with the Gingrich crowd pledging themselves to term limits, then decided he didn't want to live by his word. He got re-elected in spite of being an oath breaker.

I don't want a bunch of meaningless pledges. I want a contract with teeth so that someone doesn't sign it without meaning they will stand up and be counted.

A cheif of police could be "out of the office" and have a subordinate do the actual order, but if the pledge insists he counter any such orders given by his subordinates then he has to live up to his word or pay the price, literally.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes,fight for and defend your rights as law abiding gun owners.If you don't you will lose them.Canada is a good example of this,we have few of our gun owning rights left.Here they tell us gun ownership is not a RIGHT-it is a
privilege.I say bullshit-I have a right as a law abiding citizen to own my own property.They say otherwise.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over in Politician Land I hear the crickets chirping and nothing else. I doubt any poltiician will step foward and sign the pledge.

Nice thought, though, but I'd be surprised if anyone signs it.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually went and joined the NRA after reading this. It's just the sort of thing I have been waiting for the NRA to do.

11:18 AM  
Blogger nicolas said...

To be honest, I see this is just some posturing by the NRA. Seriously, what have they done lately to actually REPEAL freedom-restricting laws? I can't think of ANYTHING.

GOA and JPFO are more hard-core organizations. That being said, I'm still a member of the NRA just because they're the biggest and have the most clout. Don't count on them to make you free, though.

1:16 PM  

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