By R.J. Godlewski
© January 13, 2013, All Rights Reserved.
The Progressive Left seems fanatic about their attempts to outlaw firearms in America, proving for the last time that the movement remains hostile to the Constitution of the United States and our Bill of Rights. Salivating over their desire to eliminate modern rifles and pistols, however, they have unintentionally fired the first shot of the debate right between their very own eyes. In the power-intoxicated image of their desire to employ the Newtown, Connecticut massacre as their cause célèbre, they have identified themselves to the whole world as nothing more than a bunch of mentally unstable misfits seeking to enthrone the dying embers of tyranny upon the freest nation of God’s green earth.
Who else, but the Progressive Liberals, of the Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, and Dianne Feinstein breed, would proposed firearms confiscation against a nation of 300+ million firearms? Who could possibly enforce such legislation? The U.S. Army that could not even protect its own people from an Islamist maniac down at Fort Hood? The local police that do not bear enough ammunition to train their own officers let alone seek out gun owners in locations that they often know more intimately than the officers’ own beats? The suggestion remains preposterous; lunacy at its most academic level of excellence.
What possible outcome could there be if the ~800,000 law enforcement officers – local, state, and federal – choose to attack the 47% of Americans that own the 300 million guns within the United States, a figure that increases by 4 million firearms each year? For every police officer in the country, there are over 387 gun owners, and if Dr. Stanley Milgram was correct in the 1960s, at least 259 of those are quite able to inflict deathly pain upon another innocent soul with little prompting from an “authority” figure. And the Progressives say that gun owners are crazy.
With all the arrogance of George Armstrong Custer at Little Big Horn, the Progressives appear to look adversity in the eye and ignore it. There is not a singular federal, state, or municipal force within the United States capable of confiscating even the tiniest fraction of America’s legally owned firearms before Washington and its Progressive subversives collapse under the weight of a truly free nation well-versed in the use of firearms. Yet, as if an amnesiac in denial, the Progressives believe that they hold the power over the nation. Apparently, too much time spent in Washington cliques and not enough in “flyover country”.
The Progressives really need to put down their bongs and pacifiers and clear the air between their ears a bit. America has done just fine with its firearms owners building the businesses that pay taxes and keep America running; defended against the likes of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo; and landed men on the moon and robotics on Mars. Oh, by the way, gun owners also created this nation and gave the world humanity’s first “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” And, folks, gun owners – including millions of “assault rifle” owners – will keep this great nation of ours from perishing from the earth. I guarantee it.
R.J. Godlewski (GOD LESS KEY) is an independent counterterrorism consultant, the director of the private International Nuclear Emergency Response Team [INERT], and the author of several novels, commentaries, and professional articles. He is the author and architect of the Web-based Independent Counterterrorist training program. He is currently a graduate student at American Military University completing his M.A. in Military Studies, Asymmetrical Warfare concentration, and graduate certificate in Security Management. Mr. Godlewski holds a B.A. in Intelligence Studies, Terrorism Studies concentration with a minor degree in Area Studies – Middle East with honors from American Military University. He further holds an undergraduate certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and is a veteran of both the United States Navy and Navy Reserve. His most recent professional article is “Financial Counterintelligence: Fractioning the Lifeblood of Asymmetrical Warfare” in American Intelligence Journal 29 no. 2 (2011): 24-33. His latest book Skills of the Assassin: Understanding the Tactics of the Professional Killer (ISBN-13: 978-1480240001) is available for order from wherever books are sold. His next book, Of What Price, Heaven? Encountering God Within a Highly Secularized Society (ISBN – 13: 978-1481902342) will be available in February 2013.