by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
It never ceases to amaze me that political leaders can be so reliant on men and women with guns for protection, but so tone deaf and authoritarian when it comes to allowing ordinary citizens the right to self-protection.
This may not be an issue for a majority of Americans, since, contrary to popular belief, most Americans don’t own even a single gun. But it should be, because there are larger issues at stake. Liberty, once gone, is historically difficult to get back, and the one constitutional amendment designed to ensure that Americans retain theirs, has been under repeated assault since Barack Obama became president.
In recent days the nation was shocked by a terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which some 50 Americans were murdered and scores of others wounded. Rather than correctly point the finger at a radicalized version of a centuries-old religion as the underlying cause, Obama and Democrats in Congress and in legislatures across the country instead blamed the jihadi’s guns.
To sensible people that is about the most idiotic thing you could say about the attack. But sadly, far too many Americans have bought into our leaders’ politicization of that and earlier terrorist tragedies, believing that if only we eliminated the the Second Amendment long ago, that would have prevented the attacks.
‘We deserve armed protection but YOU don’t’
France and all of Europe have never recognized the inalienable right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and protection of country, yet their citizens are being shot and killed by radicalized Islamists by the hundreds. Explosives aren’t legal either, but tell that to the bombing victims recently at airports in Belgium and Turkey.
As reported by SHTF Plan, Rep. Charles Rangel “has now even gone so far as to say that law-abiding citizens shouldn’t even have guns at all, even as he defended the need for armed guards for Congress.” Rangel, by the way, is an Army veteran of the Korean War.
And the Daily Caller noted further:
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