The Only Gun Control That Can Save Liberty!

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For many years,
the state has been attempting to disarm the citizenry. While not
understood by the mainstream, the success of these efforts has far
exceeded the imagination of most. Those who own guns, and live in
remote areas, don't fully grasp the problem, as they are somewhat
insulated from the norm. But many, especially those who live in
the cities and more populated areas, know that they are heavily
restricted, and for the most part accept this condition of helplessness
voluntarily.

Places like
Washington D.C. and New York City, where gun control is not only
evident, but all encompassing, are now places filled with defenseless
citizens. Many of these higher population centers are hotbeds of
police abuse; abuse including no-knock raids, warrantless searches,
protest restrictions, beatings, high incarceration for victimless
crimes, and even murder of citizens. This situation is not improving,
it is actually getting much worse, and now is spreading to other
areas of the country that are not necessarily high population areas.

With the accelerated
growth of the Department of Homeland Security, a most loathsome
and dangerous government agency, the militarization and arming of
the domestic police forces continues in earnest. All the government
agents of force, including local, county, state, and federal, are
combining strengths, and consolidating into a single unit. This
is an ominous display of fusion by almost every department of force
in America, and it is a picture of an out of control nation state
living in fear of what it surely knows is coming.

My belief is
that what is coming is an economic collapse; a collapse that will
bring bank closures and bankruptcies, bank holidays, suspension
of "entitlement" payments, global market selloffs, and
general chaos. Should any of these things happen, the almost immediate
result would be civil unrest, not just a few protesters chanting
in the street, but large numbers of American citizens consumed with
panic and rage.

Any situation
of this magnitude would surely bring out the "State" police
forces. Panic and chaos in the streets, regardless of where it occurred
in the country, would bring forth police and military
armed to the teeth
, sporting combat gear, wearing Kevlar helmets
and tactical vests, carrying automatic weapons, and possibly arriving
in trucks with rotating gun turrets. Some areas could even be invaded
by the use of tanks and drones! Local cops are now militarized,
and since the 9/11 attacks, many police departments now look like
battlefield ready forces.

Just in the
past ten years, there has been over $34 billion dollars of federal
grants sent to local police departments for the purchase of military
weaponry. This spending is slated to dramatically increase over
the next few years. This is always done in the name of protecting
us from terrorism, but the only way we can be protected from terrorism
is to disarm the agents of force of this government, even the local
police.

There can be
only one reason for this audacious display of power by police and
other so-called enforcement agencies, and that is as preparation
for domestic war due to civil unrest and active dissent. That would
mean a police state environment with probable Martial Law. This
is an untenable situation, and it is spiraling out of control right
before our eyes.

The new mission
for police nationwide is not to protect citizens, but to control
them by any means necessary. Given that police these days get nearly
full immunity from their aggressive and in some cases, murderous
activities, and that they are now being armed with military weaponry,
the risk to us citizens is gargantuan. It is a risk that can only
have horrible consequences, and one that can only end in terror.
Not terror from so-called enemies from afar, but homegrown terror
from those state thugs supported by DHS and the rest of this government!

What can be
done to stop this assault by the heavily armed state? Gun control
is the answer to this question. The tables should immediately be
reversed, and a full out gun control policy should be implemented
against all government and government sponsored entities. No government
employee, no government official, no politician, no police, local,
state or federal, and no military personnel should be allowed to
own a weapon. This is the only gun control that can save liberty!

If in fact
there were an actual attack on our mainland by another country's
military force, then all citizens could bear arms to stop any real
invasion, but only for the period of time needed to repel that particular
enemy.

If indeed this
type of gun control were implemented, the only people that would
have guns would be the citizens. It would be in every citizen's
best interest to not only own a weapon, but to also know how to
use it. This would be even a better system than that of Switzerland,
because no state force whatsoever could be used against the people.
The people would become self-reliant and self-responsible, and the
state's power would then be lost. An impotent "State"
is a free state, and an impotent government would fear the people,
instead of ruling over them. This is as it should be!

The current
trend is to disarm the citizenry, and that trend should be reversed.
The citizenry should fully disarm the government and all its agents
of force. If real freedom is the desired end, then gun control of
the entire government is the obvious answer.

"Have
we the means of resisting disciplined armies, when our only defense,
the militia is put in the hands of Congress?"

~ Patrick Henry

December
26, 2011

Gary
D. Barnett [send him mail]
is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown,
Montana. Visit his website.

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