After gaining complete control over all firepower in the US (military and DHS) Barry will be able to look back and laugh at how he convinced Americans to give up their guns.
What could possibly go wrong with having one person be in command of both the military and domestic security forces, and no one else in the country capable of providing a deterrent to the abuse of power?
“Whereas civil-rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
– Tench Coxe, in Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution
” … to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.“
– George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380
“[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
–James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46
standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty
- Virginia Bill Of Rights