By Josh Hughes | United States
The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, marked another link in a long chain of American mass shootings. While the horrendous act of bigotry was one America will not soon forget, especially those of the Jewish community, it is imperative to not let the rhetoric of both the left and the right make the nation susceptible to giving up the rights that the people hold dear.
With the attack coming so close to the midterm elections, politicians and the media are sure to make a late push calling for “common sense” gun laws. Do not be tricked by their appeals, as this is simply code for “infringement of your rights.” You see, there is no such thing as a reasonable gun law. According to the Constitution, any law made that restricts your right to carry or own firearms in any form is an infringement. On top of that, most real patriots would agree that they don’t need a 230-year-old document to tell them that they can carry in opposition to their government. Rather, one carries because they know what is right and are aware of how best to defend themselves from their government.
It is likely that within the next few years, pressure from other countries and certain citizens will force the US government to heavily restrict or ban guns altogether. In some communities, total gun confiscation has already started. In others, it is nearly impossible to obtain a gun or a license. But this isn’t just a product of the left. The president, Donald Trump, along with the NRA, has called for a ban on bump-stocks for semi-automatic rifles. It is interesting that the alleged champion of the firearms-bearing right wing is now proposing that a law should be put in place that would regulate how gun owners would be able to carry. This is proof that government tyranny is not a partisan issue, and either side will jump at the chance to take away the freedoms of the people.
One day in the next few years, when the police come knocking on your door demanding that you turn over your guns to them, you will have a choice. By this time it is fairly obvious that you will no longer be able to cite your constitutional right to carry. While the piece of paper from the 18th century will not be able to help you here, this is a scenario the founders were wary of and wanted to make sure the people were prepared for it.
When they come, and they will, it will be your duty to resist. You will have to resist for the protection of your nation. You will have to resist for the protection of your community. You will have to resist for the protection of your family. You will have to resist for the protection of yourself. To give in is to submit to tyranny, and that is a hole that is impossible to crawl out of. Will there be bloodshed? Almost undoubtedly. Would there be a potential for a total war? Definitely. The future of the country is coming to a polarizing fork. Soon, “Republican versus Democrat” won’t matter. It will become “free individuals versus the government.” The fight won’t be an easy one, but it’s of utmost importance to not give in. As Patrick Henry famously said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” As Frederick Douglass said, “It is better to die a free man than to live as a slave.”
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