Weapons Caching for MARTIAL LAW
“This whole country began with resistance to gun control.”
The American Revolution began on the morning of April 19, 1775, when British troops marched on the road to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, to seize the weapons and ammunition of the colonists. The colonists, much to the surprise of the British, fought back. The results of this action, fought at Concord Bridge, were the “shot heard ’round the world” against the tyranny of King George III, and the eventual independence of the United States.
The social contract which created the legal foundations for our Republic is called the Constitution of the United States. Appended to it is a Bill of Rights, which enumerates a list of some of the more important examples of our inalienable and inherent rights. These rights can not be “taken away”, nor can these amendments be repealed without breaking the social contract that the Constitution embodies.
It looks like the people who want to preserve their Second Amendment rights are losing out to those who would wish to destroy and nullify our ability to freely exercise our inalienable Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The Brady Bill, which mandates a waiting period of five days for the purchase of handguns, has now passed, thanks to the combined efforts of Bob Dole and George Mitchell, who gave their assent to a unanimous consent decree in order to pass it. According to Dole, “All of us are happy to have this issue behind us, after a long, long, hard fight, Jim Brady has won.” (NY Times, 25 Nov 1993, p1). The Crime Bill, which outlaws manufacture, transfer, and possession of certain semiautomatic weapons and all magazines capable of containing more than 10 rounds, has passed the Senate.
More restrictive measures, such as the law providing for the confiscation of all handguns in the possession of civilians, are being actively considered. The time may soon come when all currently law-abiding gun owners will have to make an agonizing decision: Either turn over your guns to the friendly policemen standing on your front doorstep with their guns drawn in case you might decide to make a foolish move, or resist and die in a blaze of gunfire. Or worse yet, be held against the floor, guns pointed at the heads of you, your wife and your children, while police ransack your house, ripping open furniture, destroying walls, ceilings and floors, searching for concealed weapons. If any are found, they will cause you to lose your house and possessions in a civil asset forfeiture action, and will be used as evidence in a trial to send you to prison for a long stretch. You might get them to make a deal, though. They will offer you your freedom if you will inform on your friends. These methods have been fine-tuned for the past 10 years in the War on Drugs; now, it is time to use them against those who would wish to preserve their Second Amendment rights:
“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.”