by Mark Parham
Disclaimer: This article is the views of the author and not necessarily that of Louisiana Conservative
Someone recently made the comment: “So when the government collects all these guns, where do you suppose they will go? I’ll bet you they wind up on the streets into the hands of criminals and illegals. A redistribution of arms is happening from federal level (military) to our local level.” This spurned a barrage of replies ranging from “Confiscation will never happen.” to “For those who say confiscation will never. Who is going to be the one who stands there with a gun against 10 cops with your family inside? As much as I am against confiscation I am not going lie and say I will get in a stand off with my wife and 8 year behind me.” If you think for a minute that your local sheriff is willing to send his men door to door to confiscate guns, then I suggest you contact him immediately and ask where he stands where it comes to your constitutional rights. Many sheriff’s across the nation have already come out publicly and made their statement against any form of compliance with such an order. Remember, they took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not the will of the Executive branch. They live with you and I and the majority enjoy and appreciate the same rights we do.
Now we know our own fedzilla passed hundreds, if not thousands of weapons to drug cartels in Mexico with the hopes of blaming it on gun show sales in the Southwest so measures could be taken to curtail certain lawful citizens from enjoying their favorite past-time.When that backfired, they had to wait until the next crisis presented itself. Let me say this, and I believe this with everything that I am, there is absolutely NO WAY, NONE, ZERO that Americans will go the way of Australia or England as far as laying down and ceding all their weapons at the behest of President Obama or any UNCONSTITUTIONAL legislation they may pass. How can I say this you ask? I am going to offer extensive reading through the links to follow. Based on information available as of 30 September 2010, 1,430,895 people were on active duty in the US military, with an additional 848,000 people in the seven reserve components. It is an all-volunteer military, but conscription through the Selective Service System can be enacted at the President’s request and Congress’ approval. Read more on the military HERE. Also, a recent research study was done by Southwick Associates, read HERE, in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation on the estimated number of licensed hunters in the United States. Licensed, law abiding citizens number on average between twenty to twenty-two million annually.
Am I pitting the American hunter against our own military? Absolutely not and by the same token neither do I believe our military ( there will be a small percentage that will ) will take up arms against the American populace. They have family and friends that live among us and their oath is also to the Constitution and NOT the President of the United States of America. The thought of the sheer magnitude of ANY attempt to begin Arms confiscation is nearly impossible to fathom, let alone carry out. What must be confiscated is the control WE have allowed these liberal minded, hellbent Socialists in Washington DC to amass for themselves. They have long ago ceased the role of public servant and that too is no one’s fault by the American voter. Before all this gun control debate is over, you and I must remove those that no longer serve the will of the citizens and replace them with just, moral individuals willing to protect what is sacred. Our United States Constitution and our Bill of Rights as prescribed by our Founding Fathers as our God given Rights.
Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.