By R.J. Godlewski
© January 11, 2013, All Rights Reserved
The Progressives are terrified over the issue of private firearm ownership. And they should be. The existence of rifles, pistols, “assault rifles”, pre-1986 machine guns, suppressors, etc. in the hands of the American citizenry keeps the Progressives from exercising omnipotence over the rest of the Republic. I, like most patriotic Americans, bear a personal oath to uphold and defend this Republic of the United States of America as fashioned by the U.S. Constitution. The Progressives, by definition, do not believe that America represents a Republic; they subvert the Constitution through expectations of a popular democracy.
Inasmuch as our three branches of government – the Presidency, the House of Representatives, and the Senate – serve to keep each other from growing too powerful, so, too, does an armed population keep the government itself in check. We the People, so eloquently defined by our founding fathers, hold the keys to our government and we keep it in chains – not the other way around. Even the Roman Catholic Church, through its Catechism, upholds the right of citizens to exercise armed resistance against political oppression, providing that the following conditions are met: “1.) There is certain, grave, and prolonged violation of fundamental rights; 2.) All other means of redress have been exhausted; 3.) Such resistance will not provoke worse disorders; 4.) There is well-founded hope of success; and 5.) It is impossible reasonably to foresee any better solution.” (Paragraph #2243).
Fortunately, Americans have always foreseen a better solution, namely that of our Bill of Rights that establish that man was created with certain inalienable rights such as the right to peaceably assemble, voice one’s thoughts freely, exercise one’s religious faith without prohibition, and, of course, bear firearms. The latter was not exclusive to hunting weapons or flintlocks. The U.S. Second Amendment bears upon itself the common sense dictum that We the People may determine what kind of rifle or pistol we desire to own or bear. Who knows what type of firearms will be designed one hundred years from now, but we can rest assured that our descendents will continue to bear the absolute right to pick and choose which type of firearm they want to bear and/or own.
Several religions have developed since our nation’s founding and we, as a people, have never questioned an individual’s opportunity to accept these new faiths no matter how belligerent or deadly they have become. The same holds true with firearms. It is my fundamental right to own and bear Kalashnikovs, AR-15s, PTR-91s, MPA-10s, and any other firearm type that I find a need or a want to purchase. And, folks, I know how to use such firearms.
Far from being an unreasonable fanatic, as the Progressive Left seems quick to charge gun collectors as, I view such firearms as merely a tool of the trade. As such, I learn the intimate details of such firearms, going as far as to study armorer’s courses for every firearm that I own. I employ the correct ammunition for the task, whether using incendiary rounds, hollow points, rubber batons, or full metal jacketed rounds – and my “task” may simply represent studying and understanding the ammunition or the capabilities of the firearm. I never need “government” to decide for me what I need to know, where I need to know it, and when I need to know it. I represent my own individual and responsibility for my education and training rests with me.
Each and every gun control legislation endorsed, proposed, or passed represents a shot fired across the bow of my law abiding countrymen. How can I, as a concerned citizen myself, expect to remain quiet while “government” and its patsies seek to diminish the greatness of America? How can I as a conscientious citizen sit idle while our national leaders, media stooges, and subversive liberals hack away at our fundamental Constitutional rights with all the aggressiveness of a psychotic madman? Our leaders work for us. Our police agencies serve us. Our Constitution frees us. Any attempt to diminish either of these leads to the kind of tyranny that the Catechism reserves the right for armed resistance against.
I have never, ever harmed an innocent soul within my life and I do not ever intend to do so. However, I am duly bound to serve both my God and my Republic; any attempt to enslave America through the confiscation or illegalization of firearms will be met with proportionate resistance. Sólo los muertos renunciar voluntariamente sus derechos.
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.