Friday, December 12, 2008

Columbus Dispatch Endorses Armed Civil Disobedience (Without Intending To)

Folks, Here is my letter to the Cowtown (Columbus, Ohio) Dispatch. They endorsed the Brady Bunch's "gun show loophole" the other day. Here's my letter to the editor, not that it will ever be printed.

To the Editor, Columbus Dispatch

When the Dispatch endorsed the Brady Campaign's craftily named lie called "the gun show loophole," you must not have looked beyond the Brady press release to understand the naked theft of liberty it truly represents. As Sarah Brady has said elsewhere, it means "universal background checks for EVERY gun sold in this country."

She says, "sold," but the bill will read "transferred," in order, they will say, "to prevent bartering." You will have to get the federal government's permission to give your grandpa's shotgun to your son. This represents the federal seizure of control over every firearm transfer. It also means de facto universal gun registration. Not even King George the Third was so grasping and the Founders shot at his troops for much less.

This is throwing to the wind the previous legal fig leaf used to justify regulating gun dealers, the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Now even the private, intrastate transfer of firearms will be under the federal boot.

Americans who consider their right to arms to be God given and inalienable will resist this bill if it becomes law. Is armed civil disobedience what the Dispatch had in mind when it endorsed it?

Mike Vanderboegh


Johnny said...

If it passes into law and survives scrutiny by the Judicial branch, it's incontrovertible proof that the Constitution has been torn up and there is, in actual fact, no law in America. The very entities that are supposed to enforce the law according to the Constitution will have demonstrated that they have ceased to do so. This is the clear and unambiguous line that it is logically indefensible for the prags to ignore.

My country has been lost - and yours is on the brink.

Damn, I never imagined it would come to this, having lived to see the Berlin Wall torn down and foolishly imagined freedom of the individual had won. The follies of youth.

Anonymous said...

My wife & I "opted out" of New Jersey's draconian gun control laws years ago. We think that Americans will ignore a private sales/transfer law, should it evre be passed.