In response to Joe’s recent post, Racking up the Victories, I offer this a little pep talk to the troops in the gun rights organizations.
We’ve taken the beach, as Joe put it, and established a tenuous foothold. This is just the beginning of the fight. Give no quarter and take no prisoners.
The anti gun movement has inconvenienced us, insulted us, and harassed us at every opportunity. They’ve accused us of being responsible for other people’s crimes, they’ve accused us of being dangerous, “bloodthirsty” and of being “vigilantes” just because we stood up for a guaranteed human right. They’ve ruined people’s homes and property in bogus raids, justified with bogus “sting” operations. They’ve charged innocent people with “crimes” because a piece of wood or a piece of steel was an eighth inch too short or a magazine held “too many” cartridges for their tastes. They’ve put people out of business and bankrupted them for minor clerical errors. They currently have innocent people in jail, they’ve left untold numbers of people defenseless against criminal and terrorist attacks, they’ve pitted American against America, and they’ve outright killed people who did no wrong to anyone. All this and much more they have done under the color of law.
I could go on for another thousand words, but you get the point. The anti gun movement has been disrespectful, mean, cruel, ruthless, dishonest, completely without morals or principles, in full, open, blatant contempt for the Founding Principles of this country.
In short, some of the very people charged with protecting our Liberty have been in the front lines fighting against it. It’s like a security guard turned burglar, a bodyguard turned rapist, or a policeman turned murderer.
They still have prisoners. And they preach to us, telling us they have a “right to their beliefs” and that we’re supposed to be the picture of “tolerance”, restraint, and even politeness in return!
If this fight is going to have any success at all– any meaning for future generations, there has to be a price paid by those who have fought so hard to destroy an important part of the U.S. Constitution, undermine the security of our neighborhoods, and spit on our American culture. The price must be very high, so future generations can look back and see the consequences of attacking the American people’s very lives and Liberty from within, under the color of law.