cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
-- George A. Knight
inapproately named "Assault Weapons" ban represents
the greatest threat to firearm freedoms in this country. The
ban was introduced and passed largely due to efforts by the,
also inappropriately named, "Violence Policy Center"
-- an organization that has nothing to do with violence policy
in any form whatsoever, rather their goal seems to be total
disarmament of the American population and eventually, the world.
the help of the news media, Michael Moore, and other second-rate
celebrities, the "Violence Policy Center" has been
able to scare many Americans into fearing the very word, "gun."
The people that the VPC preys on are the type who believe they
would never own a gun and certainly would not have the slightest
idea of what to do in a defensive situation. It is easy to scare
these people as they do not want to accept responsibility for
their own safety.
are found the world over, which explains why various forms firearm
banning has been successful in most of Europe, Australia, Canada,
Africa, Japan, China, Cuba, and on and on. These are nations
who are not only occupied by cowards, but ruled by them as well.
governments know that their people will accept a far greater
degree of injustice when they are disarmed. The cowardly rulers,
having been elected, appointed, or otherwise supported by cowardly
people, have no control over criminals who continue to arm themselves
and commit mayhem with no regard to the society or government
at large. The criminals are largely cowards, as well, as they
would not be able to operate with nearly as much success if
their intended victims were able and willing to properly defend
themselves. And so the sickening cycle churns on.
"Assault Weapons" ban is set to automatically repeal
itself in September unless the "Violence Policy Center"
and other snivelers can renew or enact an even stricter bill.
If the ban successfully sunsets, the VPC will pursue similar
bans on a state-by-state basis.
question now is whether those of us who understand the true
meaning of the Second Amendment will stand up to bullies like
the VPC, local news media, schoolteachers, neighbors, and all
of the other whiners who would lead us down the road to hell
with their good intentions.
most effective way to do this is to arm yourself with the facts
and engage in friendly verbal warfare whenever feasible. The
ultimate goal, of course, is to win the hearts and minds of
those who mean well but have been emotionally manipulated. Patience,
understanding, humor, and persistence are crucial.
to act surely means that we are the bigger cowards.
is better to be killed than frightened to death.
-- Robert S. Surtees
Freeman is Executive Director and co-founder of Liberty Belles,
a grass-roots organization dedicated to restoring and preserving
the Second Amendment.