Posted by: reformedmusings | January 10, 2015

The Lesson From Paris: Citizens vs. Barbarians, Again…

There can be no doubt that the barbarians are inside the gates of the city. We’ve seen it at Fort Hood in 2009 and again in 2014, in Moore, OK in 2014, Boston in 2013, and most recently Paris in 2015. Here’s a list of Islamist terror attacks in the USA over the last several decades. American officials, referring to the Paris attacks, describe this as the new normal. But it doesn’t have to be.

France has some of the strictest gun control in the world, yet Islamic terrorists had no trouble getting AK-47s to murder 10 journalists and 2 police officers, one execution style, then take hostages and kill many of them as well. Fort Hood is a gun free zone by Federal law, but that didn’t stop a wacko jihadist from executing 13 unarmed soldiers and civilians.

History shows that cowardly Islamic jihadists much prefer soft targets that feature unarmed civilians – all of the above incidents plus Mombai, the Westgate Mall in Nigeria, Dijon, and the list runs on and on.

What should we do? Leave town? Cower in our homes? Providentially, the Founding Fathers of the United States of America had a better plan for Americans. It is called the 2nd Amendment in our Bill of Rights. Justice Joseph Story, the youngest Justice ever to serve on the Supreme Court, wrote the definitive commentary on the 2nd Amendment in 1833. The founders weren’t protecting our hunting rights, but our human rights. They determined that the USA would never be a soft target for tyranny or anything else. Note carefully Justice Story’s words:

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

But, he warns:

There is certainly no small danger, that indifference may lead to disgust, and disgust to contempt; and thus gradually undermine all the protection intended by this clause of our national bill of rights.

Justice Story was clearly a man of great vision and practicality. He foresaw the current liberal drive to gut our Constitution by a thousand small cuts. France has seen this warning come home to roost, as have we as noted above. It will only get worse until we wake up.

The 2nd Amendment provided our original and real homeland security, not a collection of federal bureaucrats. An armed citizenry presents a very hard target for terrorists and predatory criminals. Our founders and wise people today realize that, and support and exercise those rights. Inside a deli, mall or office building, a concealed or open carrying citizen can stop an AK-47 toting Islamist. Citizens with modern sporting rifles like the AR-10 and AR-15 can do even better. We the People have the power, given by our heavenly Father and recognized and codified by the Founding Fathers.

Now, anti-liberty liberals like Bloomberg, Feinstein, Obama, Biden, etc., want to strip us of our ability to defend against terrorism, tyranny, and violent criminal predators. The U.N. even wrote a treaty to disarm citizens worldwide. They all use cleverly crafted lies, half-truths, and emotional arguments. But the truth is far greater. A super 30-minute summary of the facts is available in a 32-minute film that documents the importance and effectiveness of the 2nd Amendment, DISARMED: A History of Gun Control:

Chuck Woolery makes a great defense for modern sporting arms and their purpose:

Do ya really think that violent criminals and Islamic jihadist terrorists will obey the law? Their entire existence is based on BREAKING laws.

Wake up and arm up, America! The barbarians are not at the gates, they are inside the gates and seeking soft targets. Don’t be one.

HT: Patriot Post

HT: Patriot Post



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