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Gun rights are absolute

Gun rights are absolute

To the Editor:

A quote that will live in infamy! On April 8, 2021, Comrade Joe Biden laid bare the Socialist/Communist agenda that his party is working to implement in order to destroy the foundational freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights to all Americans.

Standing in front of the cameras, he stated “No amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

It is readily apparent he was intentionally lying and committing the criminal act of perjury when on January 20th he put his hand on a Bible and took a solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

Now let’s see if there are any members of the House of Representatives who took the same oath willing to step up and file articles of impeachment against this man who is, by his own admission, an existential threat to all of the American way of life. It is probably a waste of time to hope a federal prosecutor will file criminal perjury charges against Comrade Joe.

Among all of the other abhorrent and anti-American acts Comrade Beijing Biden and his cabal are perpetrating is endeavoring to take all firearms away from law-abiding Americans. Let us carefully explore the words “shall not be infringed” the framers placed in the Second Amendment as defined by Webster’s Dictionary.

• “Shall” —  “used to express what is inevitable or seems likely to happen in the future, express determination, an imperative command, used in laws, regulations, or directives to express what is mandatory.”

• “Not” — “used as a function word to make negative a group of words or a word, used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words.”

• “Be” — “equal in meaning; have the same connotation as; to have identity with ; to constitute the same idea or object as; to have, maintain, or occupy a place, situation, or position.”

• “Infringed” — “to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another.”  

It is abundantly clear that the context and importance in which the framers placed this mandate are absolute. The prior so-called decisions by various courts run by the black robed imposters have been used to incrementally denigrate this right notwithstanding, the unequivocal language of the framers still carries the day.

Does anyone with half a brain think that a determined criminal gives a moment’s thought to so called gun control laws or fears what some police officer, judge or jury thinks when he is coming after you?

When I went into post basic training schooling to be a member of the elite 2nd Combat Defense Squadron of the Strategic Air Command,  our firearms instructor — who had fought in WWII and the Korean Conflict — started every day telling us “Repeat after me — gun control is first round on target.”

The next time some armed criminal kicks in the front door of your house, tries to hijack your car, walks into your business to rob you of your hard-earned money, kidnap your child, rape your daughter, or burn down your city, call Comrade Beijing Joe Biden and implore him to come protect you or send his armed guards to do it. How do you think will that work for you?

So, all of you who voted to put this Socialist/Communist regime into office you might want to reflect on how do you feel about being a partner and fellow traveler in the pernicious Socialist/Communist Party’s long-term effort to try to create a process to force all Americans to bend their knee to the CCP and march in lockstep to the Marxist agenda Comrade Beijing Joe Biden and his minions are working to implement? Are you going to volunteer to be the ones to volunteer to be first to give up your guns to the whacko who Comrade Beijing Joe Biden just appointed to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)?

 If you think this unprecedented move against our rights is OK, just take the front door off of your house and toss it away. That will save you the trouble of finding the right key and unlocking the door. Obviously you don’t need it. Hey, if you have a problem knowing how to do that,  call me and I will gladly help you do it!

 Peter K. Stern

USAF Retired

Franklin

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13 comments

  • ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!! AND DEMENTIA JOE--WE WILL NOT GO EASY!!!

    posted by JOHN TIBBITTS

    Saturday, 05/01/2021

  • Well stated opinion. As a law officer most of my adult life it amazes me how people think more gun laws or confiscation is the answer to all of our problems today. No armed criminal I've ever dealt with gave a damn about gun laws and how it might affect them as they rob, rape, steal and cause mayhem. They do it because that's what they do. No law is going to stop them. They will always get a gun somewhere - usually stolen. More laws are not the answer. Education, mental health evaluations, good parenting, enforcing current laws will help. From my viewpoint, it all starts in the home. Used to be we respected each other, went to church, had a lot of family activities and community activities to keep us busy. Now it's all about being disrespected, being woke and how much can I get for free. The politics of today, which basically is "everything is racist" is a sad commentary of our society today.

    posted by Al Herzog

    Saturday, 05/01/2021

  • Great letter! Thank you Peter. Good honest Americans believe in everything you said.

    posted by Cloyd Jones

    Friday, 04/30/2021

  • First of the 2A does not grant any rights. Governments do not grant rights. Our rights are inalienable and come from Nature and Natures God. Our government was created to protect those rights.
    Rights do have a limit. One right cannot infringe upon another right, and a right cannot cause harm to another. You can yell fire in a crowded theater if indeed there is z fire. If not and nobody gets hurt, the worst that can happen to you is you will be asked to leave. If people die or are injured you then can be held liable.
    With firearms, if you shoot in self defense you are allowed to do that, if you shoot for any other reason you will be arrested

    posted by Brian A

    Friday, 04/30/2021

  • Sounds to me like someone has been drinking the Trump koolaid! I am 66 years old and I have heard all my life "They're gonna take our guns away", and I haven't seen anyone at my door yet to collect guns.

    posted by Norma

    Friday, 04/30/2021

  • Love that explanation. Run for office!

    posted by Ron Harless

    Friday, 04/30/2021

  • First, I can't believe the SMN printed an opinion that started with "Comrade Joe Biden". Second - remember when Obama came for our guns? There was an 8-year hysteria on the topic, but funny, I don't remember that happening either. Breathe.

    posted by Maggie Panther

    Friday, 04/30/2021

  • First, I can't believe the SMN printed an opinion that started with "Comrade Joe Biden". Second - remember when Obama came for our guns? There was an 8-year hysteria on the topic, but funny, I don't remember that happening either. Breathe.

    posted by Maggie Panther

    Friday, 04/30/2021

  • Well said! Also, "you can't yell fire in a crowded movie theater" was oveturned later by the supreme court. All our rights are absolute!

    posted by Krythic

    Thursday, 04/29/2021

  • This is exactly what he said he would do, has always stood for and will continue to do so! How that’s a surprise to anyone, amazes me!!!!!

    posted by Ron

    Thursday, 04/29/2021

  • Awesome article!!!

    posted by Steve

    Thursday, 04/29/2021

  • Gun rights are property rights. Property rights are absolute by act of natural law. Check out my blog, “Hey Joe: Amendments Aren’t Absolutes, But Rights Are.”

    https://drunkrothbard.wixsite.com/my-site/post/hey-joe-amendments-aren-t-absolutes-but-rights-are

    posted by Drunk Rothbard

    Thursday, 04/29/2021

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