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Date posted - January 16, 2013

Well it has started. Today we expect the President of our great
America to possibly take into his own hands, through 19 Executive
orders, change to our America as we know it. Think of that 19 in one
day!! All of which OUR representative legislators, (from either party,
senate or congress) has no ability to stop. Some will include orders
that will pertain to Gun Control. Our right to defend ourselves.
Already, there are law enforcement officials that have told the
president and vice president they will not enforce some gun laws they
deem unconstitutional. (Mueller in Orgon)
History has a way of telling us where our society is headed. History
has warned us clearly with its recordings of what destruction
socialists,tyrannical governments have brought on innocent people
throughout history, but especially since the cruel and bloody
Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917 and the communist (socialist)
movements all over the world since. Please view this video:
Unless something extraordinary happens, great losses will happen here
soon (history predicts it) because we and our relected representatives
(of what ever party) have not been diligent in keeping watch over our
freedoms as we trusted them to do. We have not been observant. Now we
must do something ourselves, or else. This indeed could be the
“Tipping point” that some have spoken of recently.
So, DON’T GIVE UP!! We are at the point that WE need to stand up. It
is time each and every one of us (or at least those of us that beleive
in our constitutional rights, b/c unfortuantely, it seems there are
some on here that agree with those that wish to abolish those rights,)
to write, call, visit or contact his or her representative in what
ever way we can, (remember his/her voting record) in either party as
to what our politicians are doing to America.
DON’T GIVE UP!! We can change our destiny. We can change what history
says is going to happen.
God Bless these United States

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20 Responses to “DON’T GIVE UP!!”

  1. I.M.Disgusted says:

    Just another step closer to Dictatorship. It is very sad about all the violence in this country, but there was violence way before now. Cain didn’t own a gun, yet he still destroyed his brother. I am not down-playing the violence or the killing, but leaving a gun unattended or accessible is no different than leaving keys in a car, allowing anyone (sane, insane, drunk, or sober) to take that car and hurt or kill someone. There are enough laws on record now. Maybe it is time to stand back and enforce the laws we already have, instead of making new ones that will not be enforced any more than what we have.

    • willy Pedro says:

      I totally agree with your post what is the problem ????? we dont know for sure but why zre all of these politacal HAFTA BEES19 or 23 not sure yet where is this goin “?Im not ready for it till I know whats goin on and this is pushed before we know what is all goin on!

  2. Max says:

    That video is nothing more than a case of extreme NRA paranoid propaganda. The Australian gun ban which took place in 1994 did not ban guns per se, it only banned assault weapons. Because of the assault weapon ban, gun-related homicides in dropped by 59% between 1995 and 2006 in Australia.

    • Tim says:

      Interesting..Yes statistics do show that gun related homicides did decline. However, do you really want to compare Australia to the United States of America? If so…read on:
      In Australia today, police can enter your house and search for guns, copy the hard drive of your computer, seize records, and do it all without a search warrant. It’s the law that police can go door to door searching for weapons that have not been surrendered in their much publicized gun buy-back program. They have been using previous registration and firearm license lists to check for lapses and confiscate non-surrendered firearms.
      Draconian gun legislation was passed in the heat of the moment because the fate of the nation was determined by a handful of statist socialists who find individual freedom abhorrent. Consider the politics: There are three major parties in Australian politics: the center right (Liberal Party), the socialist camp (Labor Party) and the ultra-left (Australian Democratic Party) – this last one easily tilted the balance of power toward stringent gun control at the expense of freedom. Moreover, to add insult to injury, Australia has had to toe the party line of the United Nations on environmental issues, land/property rights, and now, gun control as well.
      As a result of stringent gun laws (really a ban on firearms) in Australia, all semiautomatic firearms (rifles and handguns) are proscribed, including .22-caliber rabbit guns and duck-hunting Remington shotguns.
      Writing in The Gun Owners (Jan. 31, 2000), the newsletter for Gun Owners of America (GOA), former California State Senator H.L. Richardson notes: “They outlawed every semi-auto, even those pretty duck guns, the Browning A5 and the Remington 1100s. They even struck down pump shotguns: the Winchester model 12 and the Remington 870…Do you own a Browning BAR rifle? Banned. How about a Winchester Model 100? Out of luck, all semi-auto hunting rifles were outlawed as well. They didn¹t miss a one.”
      Be that as it may, at a cost of $500 million, out of an estimated 7 million firearms (of which 2.8 million were prohibited), only 640,000 guns were surrendered to police. What has been the result? Same as in England. Like in Great Britain, crime Down Under has escalated.
      Twelve months after the law was implemented in 1997, there has been a 44 percent increase in armed robberies, an 8.6 percent increase in aggravated assaults, and a 3.2 percent increase in homicides. That same year in the state of Victoria, there was a 300 percent increase in homicides committed with firearms. The following year, robberies increased almost 60 percent in South Australia. By 1999, assaults had increased in New South Wales by almost 20 percent.
      Two years after the ban, there have been further increases in crime: armed robberies by 73 percent; unarmed robberies by 28 percent; kidnappings by 38 percent; assaults by 17 percent; manslaughter by 29 percent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
      And consider the fact that over the previous 25-year period, Australia had shown a steady decrease both in homicide with firearms and armed robbery – until the ban.
      Australia, a semi-arid, isolated continent and a vast nation-state, in many ways parallels the history of the United States. In the 1850s and 1860s, it had gold rushes and pioneering settlers, reminiscent of our own western migration.
      In World War I and World War II, it fought with the allies. Australia remained a subject of Great British until 1986, when the last ties with the British crown were dissolved.
      With only 19 million people, Australia has an impressive fauna that includes plenty of varmints, marsupials, dingoes (that wreak havoc on livestock), as well as large rats and other rodents. Yet, hunting has become prohibitively difficult for all but a handful of Australians with private lands and the usual connections. Now, the ban on firearms and the disarmament of ordinary Australians has left criminals free to roam the countryside as they please.
      Bandits, of course, kept their guns. Like in America, only the law-abiding, by definition, obey the law. Yet, the leftist Australian government has responded by passing more laws; in 1998 Bowie knives and other knives and items including handcuffs were banned.
      Licensing is difficult. Self and family protection is not considered a valid reason to own a firearm. The right to self-defense, like in Great Britain and Canada, is not recognized in Australia, Like Americans, Australians loved and possessed firearms – that is, until the ban. Freedom has been extinguished. A way of life has ended. Please, don’t tell me it cannot happen here!

    • Hank Rearden says:

      Ever wonder what happened to the real life Crocodile Dundee? He was killed by the police when they came to confiscate his firearms. Just thought I would bring that up since you mentioned the Australian gun ban.

  3. willy Pedro says:

    tell that to york. atlanta. etc.we have a smaller town where guns are a way for sporting . hunting etc.which it has been since the 1700s why would we want to just lay back and give them up on a whim of a political chase without due process that SHOULD be voted on not just passed. yes there have been a few gun incidents around sheldon in the last 20 years that I know of but why should we as law abiding citizens have to take the brunt of the big town crimes when we are barely on the map???

  4. Kenny says:

    Could some one define an assault weapon? If some one is coming at me with a pistol,knife,rifle or rock, I’m considering them to be assault weapons. We don’t need any more laws just common sense. I believe this should be a state by state issue not a Washington declaration.

  5. Doug says:

    “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. ” -Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403

    • I.M.Disgusted says:

      In line with this, if our Government was really concerned about our youth, they would look at the number of unborn children being killed daily through abortions, and compare that to the number of children being killed by guns. At least some school kids may have a chance.

      • Lee Ann says:

        Because the Supreme Court said that a woman had that choice. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the government of our country. Regardless of how politicians feel about this issue, they have to go by the laws from the Supreme court.

        • Timmy says:

          You guys know that Hitler actually expanded gun rights under his regime right? Instead of spouting your nonsensical rhteroric (or Fox News talking points as everyone else calls them) you might learn something! From a book even!

  6. Lee Ann says:

    Everybody ought to remember that everybody’s hero, Ronald Reagan did the same exact thing. He outlawed assault weapons and nobody went crazy calling him a socialist or a Marxist. In New York state, for about 30 or 40 years, all semi automatic weapons and ALL handguns have been illegal, unless one needs a revolver for self protection, such as a bondsman, person that carries a lot of money to the bank, etc. You have to have a reason. Because the state has more people per mile, even in the far upstate, they hunt deer with shotgun slugs. I didn’t know anybody that even wanted an assault type weapon.

    Reagan banned them when he was a gov., Papa Bush did, and nobody thought anything about it.

    • Tim says:

      You are correct Lee Ann several recent Presidents have had the opportunity to in some way or another issue some kind of assault weapons ban.
      Mr. Reagan, can be remembered as one of the strongest supporters of 2nd amendment rights. Reagan’s stance was that violent crime would never be eliminated, with or without gun control. Instead, he said, efforts to curb crime should target those who misuse guns, similarly to the way laws target those who use an automobile feloniously or recklessly. Saying the Second Amendment “leaves little, if any, leeway for the gun control advocate,” he added that “the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.”
      The lone piece of significant legislation related to gun rights during the Reagan administration was the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. Signed into law by Reagan on May 19, 1986, the legislation amended the Gun Control Act of 1968 by repealing parts of the original act that were deemed by studies to be unconstitutional.

      And there in lies my point! I do not want my constitutional rights of anykind, taken away. And neither should any law abiding citizen of the United States.

  7. Doug says:

    While I study your claim about Ronald Reagan, I’d like you to think about this. I watched Mr. Obama lecture America “if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try”, before signing his executive actions.

    Let’s travel back in time to Sept 11, 2012, when the American consulate in Benghazi was attacked, and at least 4 Americans lost their lives for this country, after months and months of warnings that our people were in danger. Was there “even one thing” Mr. Obama and his cabinet did to protect our people, or rescue our people during the attack? They did nothing, and then they tried to cover it up.

    As quoted by Rahm Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2010, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid”. And that’s exactly what is happening now. They are extorting the lives lost in Sandy Hook, to go gun grabbing. It’s hypocrisy.

    Just because “I didn’t know anybody that even wanted an assault type weapon”, doesn’t mean there aren’t thousands of Americans, who enjoy hunting prairie dogs, fox, coyote, and wild hogs to name a few, using AR type rifles. By the way, the AR in “AR-15″ rifle stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it in the 1950s. “AR” does NOT stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle”, so in a way, you are correct saying no-one wants an assault rifle.

    Side note:
    Where is Rahm Emanuel now? He has been the Mayor of Chicago since 2011, arguably the most gun-controlled city in the U.S. Last I checked, they had more murders than days this year.

  8. Jon says:

    Anyone holding our democracy so near and dear to their hearts, and seemingly ready to grip their guns in its defense, ought to figure out what the difference is between an executive action, which all of the initiatives proposed by Obama are, and an executive order. Executive actions are essentially positions by the executive branch that amount to a plan of attack. Several of the actions will not require congressional approval only because they are simply clarifying and supporting the enforcement of laws and statutes that already exist in this country. Any discussion of the assault weapons ban or magazine ban or closing ridiculous loopholes in background checks that undermine the practice of doing so must be passed through legislation…and the action regarding this clearly states that this must be done through legislative action. Finally, and most importantly, is that there is NOTHING in here that undermines second amendment rights, as long as your exercise of that right is legal, responsible, and does not unduly violate the rights of others. I would encourage you to read the actual text of these orders without the idiocy of the talking heads who are stupid enough to fail to understand what these actions really do, that they are actions and not orders, that they do not circumvent the legislature, and they do not infringe on the rights of responsible citizens to own and use weapons. I fear for the future of a country that cannot find truth and seemingly seems more and more willing to shoot first and ask questions later. I suppose it goes with the territory when people still in mourning for their lost children are being accused of being actors and the whole tragedy is just a conspiracy theory to get gun legislation passed. I’m missing in all of this a Christian attitude of love of neighbor, respect for each other, and turning the other cheek. All I am getting from this is callousness, irrational thoughts, and utter hatred. The media has made a complete mess of this whole story, and the NRA loves every second of it…Obama’s an “elitist” because the secret service protects his kids….yes, maybe because we have a long history of elected officials being killed by people wielding GUNS…not knives, not baseball bats….but guns.

    • Tim says:

      I would agree with you also, there is a difference. However, Mr. Obama himself called them Executive Orders that he would sign. I am glad he chose to change that wording. There are also several items he has raised that he is going to ask congress to pass, that have not gotten much attention. We will see how it all comes down. I also agree the media makes a mess of al whole lot of things. That is why we need to do our own research, and sometimes that doesn’t even pan out correct.

  9. Doug says:

    Jon, Thanks for explaining the difference between “action” and “order”. I did not know there was a difference, however I read the list of actions when it came out, and did not see cause for alarm when there was no order for an outright ban.

    I did find #16 interesting: Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

    I believe the wording in the ACA states that patients are not required to answer that question.

  10. Timmy says:

    Its really funny, the President has done NOTHING up to this point to take your guns away. NOTHING. But you people act like it has already happened. Also comparing Obama to Hitler is not the way to go about it. Did you know, (and I am guessing you didn’t because you made the comparison) is that Hitler actually expanded gun rights to people (Germans and Jews and other minorities of the time period) yes you read that right and can even look it up in any history book. Now I am not defending anything else Hitler did at all. But if your going to make the comparison at least do some reseach first. BTW Obama has yet to do anything about gun control. But your so worried about the slightlest inkling that he could do something your all up in arms about it.

    • Doug says:

      You might have observed Timmy, that this discussion ground to a halt one month ago as the initial knee-jerk reaction to Sandy Hook, was revealed as more of a kick-the-can approach at the federal level.

      While the feds have not embarked on any earthshaking crusades, several states have in-fact approved or introduced legislation banning guns, and criminalizing gun owners who have done no wrong.

      Did you read the Nazi Weapons Law of 1938 before claiming expanded gun rights to Jews?

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