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Gun control: Value your rights

25 October 2012, 08:38
I have been involved with firearms for many years and even before I owned my first firearm was interested in the right to firearm ownership and why it was so important.  A very, very neglected and little known subject with so many myths, misconceptions and agendas, that the abortion issue is simple by comparison. 

Yet to me the whole concept is very simple.  It is only when one accepts gun control as valid or incorrectly believes that government has the ability or authority to infringe our natural rights to liberty, freedom safety and happiness that any problem or doubt arises.

The mystery and question should be why do so many accept gun control as valid?  Do they not value their rights or think government has the right to infringe our natural creator given rights?  Do they believe the lies that controlling guns, drugs or some object will have the slightest impact on crime or increase their safety? 

Is it because government, gun control and numerous rights organisations promote, advise and warn about the dangers of guns falsely coupling this to ownership and use?  Or is it because the very organisations that should be objecting and informing, firearm organisations, never do.

They accept the validity of gun control and act as agents in promoting acceptance and compliance.  I compared this acceptance and promotion of compliance by firearm organisations to the ANC promoting compliance of apartheid laws and wanting to negotiate more functional and better apartheid laws with a faster easier delivery of passbooks.  Is there in reality any difference?

Even the Swiss - the safest, most armed country in the world - have been effectively disarmed and may not keep ammunition at home now.  Who knows what use the Swiss citizens and firearm owners thought a firearm without ammunition was for.  Maybe they foolishly believed there was no need because of the low crime rate.  What were the Swiss a nation of firearm owners thinking and how did they accept such untruths?  Did nobody tell them to value their rights, demand those rights and why they are essential to have intact? 

Acceptance of gun control by those who should object, lead the objection and promote our rights has assured the growth and continuation of this sorry state of misunderstanding and doubt in everyone’s mind.  

The citizens of England, USA and South Africa fought a war to force their governments to observe those rights and certainly valued their rights.  Is it that citizens today only learn when the boot of oppression is on their neck and have very short memories needing constant reminding?
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