WHAT 2nd Amendment?!

What 2nd Amendment?You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows.One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire. The blast knocks both thugs to the floor. One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside. As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you're in trouble.dl probably plea the case down to manslaughter."What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask."Only ten-to-twelve years," he replies, as if that's nothing. "Behave yourself, and you'll be out in seven."The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you're portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys. Their friends and relatives can't find an unkind word to say about them. Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both "victims" have been arrested numerous times. But the next day's headline says it all: "Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve to Die." The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters. As the days wear on, the story takes wings. The national media picks it up, then the international media. The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he'll probably win. The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you've been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects. After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time. The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.A few months later, you go to trial. The charges haven't been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted. When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you. Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man. It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.The judge sentences you to life in prison.This case really happened.On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term.How did it become a crime to defend one's own life in the once great British Empire ?It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license. The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerford mass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed Man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw. When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of "gun control", demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners. Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism. Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, "We cannot have people take the law into their own hands."All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences. Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities. Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law. The few who didn't were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn't comply. Police later bragged that they'd taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed. Kinda like cars.Sound familiar?WAKE UP AMERICA , THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION."..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."--Samuel Adams
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  • Well, Phil, welcome to the status quo for all you eastern states. Same in Chicago where it feels more like downtown Mogodishu!
    As long as PA keeps a jackass like Rendel in power, along with his lib money men and lib state reps...I am sorry to say you arent going to be able to live without the fear of crime and criminals.
    Here in Texas, if you try to harm my family or break into my house I am going to send you to your maker, as it should be - but we have to remain vigilent even here or the left WILL take away your gun rights, its as simple as that. Devote time to ousting Rendel. Thats where to start.
  • Thanks RUAS!
    I am sorry if I am ranting a bit today - but I served a nation that now considers patriots who are vets as the enemy. (You listening Napalitano! I am talking to YOU!) If we dont get some damned backbone soon, if we let the fat and happy sheeple just keep on being fat and happy and blissed out on American Idol and football...well, the war is over and we lost.
    I am on my knees today asking God to just keep giving me the strength to carry on, to stay in the fight, even when I want to set sail on the gulf of Mexico and just split. I keep thinking how I would explain that to my children when they are grown, when they ask me, "Dad, you were a soldier, why didnt you do anything to stop America from being destroyed." I couldnt take that kind of shame.
    This nation does not belong to the scumbag politicians and their wealthy puppet masters - it belongs to me and you. (and you, and you and all the rest of you.) They better get the memo, or 2012 will be just what 2010 was, a damn good start at cleaning up our house.
    I say, the next thing we take up is ceasing at least 50 % of the foriegn aid to the third world corrupt govenments and defunding UN, the COUNCIL ON FORIEGN RELATIONS, NPR, PBS and anything that puts money into the hands of CAIR, LA RAZA and Planned Parenthood. They left wants to make war on me and mine, I say we give'em one.
    Dear God, Please keep us strong for 2012!!
  • And then....SO? What are YOU going to do?
    1. Help fire every politician that supports ANY federal laws that seek to infringe private gun ownership. Period.
    (Remember, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.")
    2. Stop buying guns where you have to fill out paperwork.
    Buy guns from other private sellers. If the gun shop owners want our business again. If the manufacturers want our business again, let them spend their money to help change the law back to something that conforms to the constitution. Otherwise, dont give up any more info, in the form of paperwork to the gun grabbers on capital hill.
    4. STOCK UP.
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