Quote of the day—Stanley G. Buford

The Second Amendment clearly states that citizens of the United States have the right to “keep and bear arms” for “traditionally lawful purposes.”

Stanley G. Buford
October 29, 2012
Why Gun Control Has Nothing to Do With the 2nd Amendment.
[It would appear Buford has a reading comprehension problem. There has been some debate over the existence of commas in the Second Amendment but Buford had to be closing his eyes and imagining things or spending time in an alternate reality to come up with what he claims it says. The Second Amendment in my universe as passed by the Congress:

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.

As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:

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.

But one should not be surprised. The anti-gun people are used to lying. In order to have any hope of winning they have to.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Stanley G. Buford

  1. You have to remember that the other amendments are also conditional:
    Right to Free Speech (that does not offend anyone)
    Right to Assemble (where, when and how the government allows)
    Right to Petition (with a permit for the gathering of signatures)
    Right to Free Practice of Religion (unless an atheist or a Muslim notices)
    and so on and so on and so on.

  2. My favorite lie is; “times have changed”. Variations include “In times like these..” and “The Founders couldn’t possibly have anticipated this…”

    That one actually asserts that we are, all of us, in fact living in an alternate universe, where human nature and all sense of right and wrong are altered or abolished simply due to the passage of time. Interestingly, the Founders did in fact anticipate exactly what we’re experiencing. They’d seen it before. It’s as old as the hills.

  3. This is as bad as the Weimar and Soviet Constitutions which enumerated every right the US Constitution did, except each one began with words to the effect “Except insofar as the interests of justice require . . .”

    Traditionally lawful purposes.
    Except insofar as the interests of justice require.
    Speech Codes supported by governments

    Weasel words, all.

  4. “In addition to that, present gun control laws are meant to make sure that everyone obtains their firearms legally.”

    As Colonel Potter from M*A*S*H would say, ‘HORSE PUCKY!’. The current laws are DESIGNED to ensure (some) folks acquire/posses guns illegally, thereby creating a ‘problem’ that needs to be ‘solved’ (by .Gov of course).

    It wasn’t until GCA68 that felons and ‘mentally ill’ were barred lawful gun ownership (and how many new crimes have been added to the books that are full on felonies vs. mere misdemeanors since then??). This is a prime example of government CREATING crime out of thin air by making once lawful activities, suddenly unlawful. All these laws do is inconvenience those who would seek not to violate them, while having zero restriction on those who don’t care (about the law).*

    I cannot help but think of Ayn Rand’s view on such laws (from Atlas Shrugged, paraphrased): “There is no way to rule Innocent Men. The only power any Government has is the power to crack down on Criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many thing to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws.”

    Also…someone needs to point out to the author that carrying EVERYWHERE for self defense is a ‘traditionally lawful purpose’.

    *Please do not misinterpret this as an argument in favor of violent individuals having guns. It is, however, my considered opinion that if someone is too violent to posses a gun, then they are too violent to be out in society at large and should remain incarcerated until such time as such is no longer the case. A perfect example is that of ‘felony DUI’. The enforcement of DUI laws has gotten so convoluted that one hears of folks sleeping it off in their car in the parking lot of a bar being awakened and arrested for felony DUI because the key was in the ignition…or even merely within reach! Anti-rights proponents would brand this conscientiously responsible person with the ‘felon’ label and prevent him from ever owning a gun again. (Also, if it happens to be Bubba in his pickup with a rifle in the rack who gets sleep-busted there’s the possibility of another ‘tack-on’ felony charge for possessing a gun in the commission of a felony! BAM! Instant firearm ‘felony’…those get the ‘violent’ label automatically because FIREARM)

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