Americans Want To Protect Themselves – Before The Government Takes That Constitutional Right Away

Parents of children at the Sandy Hook school have visited a gun store asking to buy weapons for protection in the wake of the shooting.

One gun shop owner in Newtown reported that a couple had been in his shop looking for something to help safeguard their family.

Sales of weapons have soared in the wake of Friday’s shooting, according to anecdotal evidence from stores.

The same happened in July after the Colorado movie theatre massacre: the number of people getting approval to buy a guns increased by 43% in a week.

US School Shooting ‘Sparks Rise In Gun Sales’

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16 Responses to Americans Want To Protect Themselves – Before The Government Takes That Constitutional Right Away

  1. gator69 says:

    Holder in 1995…

    “One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive about this,” Holder told the Women’s National Democratic Club while discussing how to curb gun violence in D.C. “It’s not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/holder-has-called-for-anti-gun-campaign-by-media-cultural-figures/article/2516161#.UM9WSayk07A

  2. Jason Calley says:

    One nit to pick with the title of this post, “Americans Want To Protect Themselves – Before The Government Takes That Constitutional Right Away”.

    I am sure that most of the readers here know that rights do not come from the Constitution, but there is a deeper problem displayed here. Look, no one wants to be the pessimist, but let me be blunt. The US Constitution is already dead. Sorry. Deal with it. Grow a pair. Face the facts. Maybe we will get something similar back in place someday — but it is not in power today. I would suggest that anyone here who thinks that the US Constitution is still the governing law of the land should really pay more attention to the history and current events of the last few decades. All those dead guys at Arlington Cemetery? Those guys who died “defending the Constitution”? Sorry to say it, but it didn’t work. Not their fault. It’s our fault, not theirs, but for whatever reason, the Constitution is no longer in force. If you cannot off the top of your head think of six areas where our current government is violating the Constitution, then you are not paying attention.

    The US government, today, already claims the right to arrest, imprison or kill anyone in the world, including US citizens here in America, without trial, without charges, without recourse. The government cannot take any Constitutional right away because they are already gone.

    We each need to get our understanding right.

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      All true. But, in every revolt, there’s a tipping point where the people must start paying attention. An attempt to remove our right to bear arms would be that tipping point.

  3. According to Wikipedia:
    “The word golf was first recorded in the 15th century, appearing twice in an Act of the Scots Parliament of 6 March 1457, in the reign of James II. The Act, which ordered the holding of wappenschaws (English: musterings) four times a year for the purpose of archery practice, stated that “the fut bal ande the golf” (football and golf) were to be “vtterly criyt done” (condemned; lit. “cried down”) and “nocht vsyt” (not engaged in; lit. “not used”).[14] Offenders were to be punished by the barony courts, otherwise they were “to be tane be the kingis officiaris” (arrested by the king’s officers).”

    Over five centuries ago the government was trying to ban golf and football because these passtimes were interfering with training in the use of deadly weapons.

    If our government had a grain of sense it would be subsidizing target practice instead of abortions.

  4. The incidence of homicide by guns in the USA is 10 to 40 times higher than in most countries in Europe. It would be easy to attribute this to the high rate of gun ownership in the USA but for the fact that in Switzerland every able bodied citizen has been trained to use military weapons and has access to small arms even after completing military service.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland

    “The incidence of homicides committed with a firearm in the US is much greater than most other advanced countries. In the United States in 2009 United Nations statistics record 3.0 intentional homicides committed with a firearm per 100,000 inhabitants; for comparison, the figure for the United Kingdom, with very restrictive firearm laws (handguns are totally prohibited, for example) was 0.07, about 40 times lower, and for Germany 0.2.[43]

    For another comparison, Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world, with somewhere between 1.2 to 3 million guns in the private residences of its approximately 8 million citizens. In 2006 there were 34 recorded murders or attempted murders with a gun, representing a firearm homicide rate of 1 per 250,000.[44]”

  5. Jason Calley,
    I would like to refute your depressing comments but I can’t. The federal government has used the “General Welfare” and “Commerce” clauses to destroy several important parts of the constitution such as the 10th amendment:
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    By trampling on state’s rights the federal government has usurped control of many things beyond the “Enumerated Powers” with disastrous consequences. For example, the decline of public education in the USA is directly attributable to increased centralization:

    http://www.gallopingcamel.info/Education.htm

    My mission is to return schools to local control. So far I have liberated eight schools with another four “In Process”.

    http://www.gallopingcamel.info/Docs/EdReform.doc

  6. BaldHill says:

    As far as mass killings are concerned going through the wikipedia statistics on these it would appear that there is no indication that the US is any worse then Europe, or anywhere else for that matter.
    If we take population criteria into account Germany and Finland, for example, are ahead of the US with school killings since 1980 where 6 or more people were killed. (as is Europe as a whole)
    Whereas if something happens anywhere in the US it is the US in the media, if the same happens in Europe it is not Europe but the specific country, much less obvious and each specific country will be less in the news because of it.
    Never seen a gun kill anyone, it is the idiot that pulls the trigger doing the killing.
    We might as well stop driving cars, cars kill too or is that the driver speeding, being drunk or half asleep.

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