Friday, November 21, 2014
Don't Register Your Guns!
Here is an interesting article I read the other day. You be the judge.
"Gun control and further infringements of the Second Amendment are a dangerous and controversial topic in America. There are those that wish to control people, but an armed populace is not easily controlled.
The pro-gun control liberals in Washington seek to disarm the citizenry. One of the first steps in disarming people is gun registration. Second Amendment supporters know that registration leads to confiscation, and confiscation in America will lead to a Second American Revolution.
So gun owners across the nation, but particularly in Connecticut and New York right now, are defiantly opposed and resistant to gun registration.
Now a respected voice on the right, one that has previously been in favor of some gun control, has come out in staunch resistance to gun registration schemes. Dr. Ben Carson said he no longer believes in gun registration because America’s insane national debt could turn the nation into a third-world country under martial law, a situation in which law-abiding and good people will need to be armed for protection.
Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who has been getting buzz in conservative circles, said that he changed his mind and was against gun registration because of the “sinister internal forces” that could surface in that scenario. He said he “used to think they needed to be registered, but if you register them they just come and find you and take your guns.”
“If we were only concerned about external forces, then we would be okay,” he said. “But there are some pretty sinister internal forces.”
Dr. Carson asked the audience to consider a scenario in which countries around the globe have dropped the dollar as the reserve currency, making note that Russia has threatened to do just that in retaliation for sanctions imposed upon them.
“We have a national debt that is so high, and it’s being raised even higher,” he said. “Now, the only reason we can do that is because we are the reserve currency for the world. What if that changes?”
“What if other people come along?” Carson asked, saying China and the U.N have mentioned doing the same. “We would become a third-world nation overnight. Occupy Wall Street would be a walk in the park. And all of a sudden, the things that would be going on in this country which would necessitate marital law… all this could happen very rapidly. We should be really concerned.”
James Taranto, of The Wall Street Journal, asked Carson about his previous stance on gun registration, in which he supported gun control in urban areas to keep “crazy people” from having semi-automatic rifles in high-density cities.
“Do you think the Supreme Court was wrong when it found that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep arms in Washington, D.C., and Chicago?” Taranto asked.
“I truly believe in Second Amendment rights,” Carson said. “I would never advocate anything to interfere with Second Amendment rights; however, I do think we have to be intelligent.”
He said his point in saying that was to address situations–like in Detroit–where people with AK-47s are mowing people down.
“We need to engage in a discussion about, ‘Is there something we can do?'” Carson said before saying that “we have to keep in mind that law-abiding American citizens absolutely should have gun rights.”
Dr. Ben Carson is of course correct, the American people must never register their guns. The people have an inherent and natural right to keep and bear arms, for the direct purpose of keeping their “leaders” in check. The Framers were well aware of the dangers of a tyrannical government versus an unarmed population, and did their best to ensure such a situation would never occur in America.
Unfortunately, over the years our government has indeed infringed upon our natural right to be armed, and intends to infringe even more. As stated before, registration leads to confiscation. A list of registered guns in this country, in the hands of our current “gestapo-like” administration, would certainly result in confiscation and the disarming of law-abiding and good citizens.
Of course, criminals don’t follow laws, so they won’t register their guns, and will remain armed. And the government will most definitely remain armed, otherwise how will they enforce their gun control laws?