By Bob Livingston

“Hey dad… hey dad. Do we have a gun?”

“What’s that?”

“Do we have a gun?”

We see the innocent face of a small child and then the advertisement fades to black. Whereupon the Ad Council and the Brady Campaign to Take All the Guns display in stark white letters a new code word they invented: “Family fire.”

After all, taking away guns has always been about the children. That’s what they want you to believe. And looking at the faces of the children taken from us, it’s emotionally easy to agree with them. After all, who can understand such a heinous act as taking a rifle into a school and gunning down a bunch of six-year-olds? Who wants children accidentally shooting each other in their homes?

But who are the folks at the Brady Center, Michal Bloomberg, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Corey Booker? They are statist totalitarians. They’re playing on emotions — the emotions of a grieving populace — to advance their agenda. They don’t care about children. They’re disingenuous.

How do I know? If they cared about children, they’d be weeping over the thousands of children that America has killed with drone strikes and air raids in Pakistan, Libya, Syria and Africa. If they cared about children, they’d be outraged that 2,000 babies are aborted every day in America, many on the verge of being born. If they cared about children, there would not have been 232 synthetic chemicals found in umbilical cord blood samples from babies. If they cared about children, they wouldn’t be doing everything they can to wrench children away from their fathers and the authority of their parents “for their health” and put them under the aegis of the state at every opportunity.

Taking away our ability to protect ourselves began under the altruistic sounding words “gun control.” Now it’s “family fire.” As always in such chicanery, these words are totally misleading. But they have worked their charm on lukewarm church-going Americans.

Not one in 10,000, when they hear the words “assisted suicide” and “planned parenthood” think of them as murder. Nor do many more think of “gun control” as unreasonable or unconstitutional any longer. Now the attempt is being made through the propaganda of advertisement to put gun ownership into violent military terms so as to make it as distasteful and politically incorrect as possible for anyone to have a gun in their home, lest a child should be injured.

But do not confuse the matter at hand. Politicians don’t care about children. They do what politicians do best: Use a tragedy to push their freedom-stealing agenda. If a few children die along the way, well… never let a crisis go to waste. Remember, U.N. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright told 60 Minutes that the deaths of half-a-million Iraqi children from the sanctions were “worth it.”

Death is the purview of the military-industrial complex. So first they want to take away your “assault weapons” and now they want to take the rest of your weapons so there will be nofriendly family fire in the home. Charming.

But if the prevalence of weapons in private possession is the problem, how is it that people aren’t constantly shot to death at gun shows and competitions? Why are there millions of guns and billions of rounds of ammunition in the hands of so-called “right wing nuts” — that’s you and me, to the lamestream media — that are stored safely without incident? Why have the competitors on the History Channel’s “Top Shot” not shot one another on national television? And how is it that gun crime rates are lower in areas with fewer restrictions on gun ownership?

No, dear reader, guns are not the problem. You and I are the problem, for the statists in government. In An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Noah Webster wrote:

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be,…

The 2nd Amendment was not put in place for hunters or only for self-defense. It was put in place to protect Americans from totalitarians in government like New York’s Rep. Jerrold Nadler. He once told CNS News: “One of the definitions of a nation state is that the state has a monopoly on legitimate violence. And the state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence. If the premise of your question is that people are going to resist a tyrannical government by shooting machine guns at American troops, that’s insane.”

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, in his Commentaries on the Constitution, must have been insane, then, when he wrote, “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.”

Our Constitution has been shredded and it seems there are few willing to acknowledge it, and fewer still trying to do something about.

For those willing to study our country’s history, the oppressive nature of government is no surprise. We were warned by the founders, who broke away from an oppressive government and formed one that guaranteed certain rights. We were warned again regarding the military-industrial complex by President Eisenhower in his farewell speech.

Unfortunately, those elected to represent us seem to either have no knowledge of these warnings, our history or our Constitution — or are blatantly disregarding it to consolidate their power. Concerned citizens need to hold accountable those they elected, for tyranny rests at your doorstep.

What to look for

I wrote to you last year that you would be well served by keeping an eagle eye open for any attempt to establish national gun registration. Cory Booker has now proposed it, as a presidential candidate. This is a prelude to confiscation of guns of every kind.

Also, keep an eye out for the end-around gun control with ammunition control. All they have to do is make ammo in short supply by buying it up. The thought police can bankrupt every ammunition maker by making guns perfectly legal but ammunition illegal, or impossible to get without — you guessed it — registering your purchase.

I remember in years gone by that many people reloaded spent ammunition. This would be a great opportunity for you men out there who would like to learn a secondary trade for a post-collapse society.

Also, buy a gun, get trained in its use and practice, practice, practice. Don’t be a helpless victim, and I am not talking about crime. Gun laws are not about crime. They are for disarming the populace in order to give more power to the State. The Founders understood this concept. Cory Booker, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg and their gun-grabbing ilk know it, too. They just aren’t saying it.

We can’t afford to let the elected elites and the corporate media use tragedies to erase the 1st and 2nd Amendments that were carefully crafted for a reason. The Founding Fathers understood the necessity of an armed populace if a society was to remain free.

There is a growing sense of fear from many in our society over the usurpation and the arbitrary power of rulers. But more importantly, if a person is to remain secure in his home, he has to have the ability to defend himself.

I believe that is called life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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