This edition of The Fort Worth Independent Libertarian Examiner is a public service announcement of sorts and is of the most urgent nature. On this day the third of January, 2013, Senator Feinstein will present her firearms registration and gun control bill for approval by our elected officials. This bill is a knee jerk reaction and will rape freedom loving Americans of their second amendment right to protect themselves from tyrannical government control and other harms if passed. This action comes on the heels of the elementary school shooting in Sandy Hook Connecticut which was truly nothing more than a false flag engineered crisis propagated and exploited by the Socialist and Communist left wing extremists within the shadow government of the United States.
The fact that Connecticut has some of the most draconian gun laws of the states in the US and the crime was still committed shows proof that by further punishing freedom loving, law abiding American citizens further crimes will not be averted. This is in fact a push to disarm Americans and prevent them from protecting themselves as we teeter on the edge of possible Economic Collapse. The oligarchs in charge must disarm America in order to follow through with their enslavement agenda. The Feinstein bill along with the Biden anti-gun task force is nothing more than another population control measure. Two days ago This writer received a letter from a colleague for review prior to him sending his elected official a response to the oppressive bill at hand. He has given explicit permission to use his letter as an example that this writer urges others follow suit with by contacting their elected representatives and emphasizing the talking points of this letter.
“Sir / Ma’am,
First, please allow me to provide some of my background (that pertains to the issues at hand) as a way of introduction. I have served with some of the most elite units in the United States Marine Corps where I participated in multiple combat and stability operations. I am currently a firearms instructor contracted by the State Department to provide training to high threat area security details protecting personnel and embassies overseas. I have also attended multiple law enforcement sponsored active-shooter seminars and case studies on worldwide active-shooter events (Columbine, Beslan, Mumbai, etc) and a few of my associates currently provide this training to LE agencies and school systems. I mention this because I believe my experiences allow me a unique perspective on the issues of school safety and the push for restrictions on “assault” style firearms.
The current legislation proposed by Sen. Feinstein is an affront to privacy and civil liberty and I consider it personally insulting that some of our elected officials feel that their opinions on the enactment of further restrictions are superior to my own; as someone who deals with these threats and issues as part of my profession. The ban of the sale of specific types of firearms, or firearms with certain “militaristic” character has historically done nothing to prevent the types of crime that these bans are intended to target. The most recent tragedy in Connecticut occurred even though that state has some of the most restrictive firearm regulations in the country and Mexico’s violence is almost unsurpassed globally even though its restrictions on the civilian purchase of firearms are among the most draconian. When US national violent crime statistics are examined; the number of violent events committed with rifles in the United States is very low in comparison to other methods, which leads me to believe the targeting of this type of firearm is purely emotional. As much as the media has hyped the use of “assault” (a misnomer) weapons as a tool of criminal offense they are used far more often by private citizens as a defensive tool to keep the wolf at bay. The argument that ‘no one needs high-capacity magazines, or semi-automatic firearms’ rapidly degrades when individuals are forced to defend their lives and property when government and law enforcement response systems fail following natural disasters or civil unrest. I can guarantee an AR-15 is a far more effective deterrent to a mob approaching a home or small business following the LA riots, hurricane Katrina, or hurricane Sandy than a single-shot shotgun. It is not up to government legislators to decide what defensive tools are available to the private citizen in such a situation, and I doubt any are more qualified than me to make such a decision concerning my security. Registration, as a method of controlling access or crime prevention, has also proven ineffective historically. Canada recently ended their long-gun registry after years of cost overruns, administrative burdens, and statistically insignificant use of the program to prevent or solve crimes. The other disturbing trend of firearms registration is that it eventually leads to confiscation of these tools from the law-abiding citizen. Even where confiscation did not result in the establishment of a communist, fascist, or tyrannical government the desired dramatic reduction in violent crime did not occur. One only has to examine the violent crime trends in Britain and Australia following their gun bans to see where this country would head if the same path were taken. I speak on this issue as someone who has participated in the confiscation of weapons from a civil populace when I was conducting security and stability operations as a Marine in Iraq. I have seen the results of removing an individual’s means of defense under the guise of providing enhanced security for ourselves. Instead, it allowed atrocities to be committed against the law-abiding by those who feel no compulsion to follow the rules of civil society. We promised safety and security in return for the turn-in and confiscation of their AK-47s. We could provide neither and left them open to those more predatory; an action that I regret to this day.
The proposed bans, restrictions, regulations, and registration are being sold as the only method to curb violence in response to the most recent tragedies in Colorado, Oregon, and Connecticut. Unfortunately what is being proposed is the least likely course of action to prevent incidents like this from occurring in the future. As I related above, it is a physical impossibility for law enforcement or security forces to provide safety for every individual, all the time. We saw, even with an extremely fast police response time, how much damage can be done in a very short amount of time in Connecticut (also with the school stabbing incident in China). The solution to the active-shooter dilemma is not further restrictions on the law-abiding citizen but to provide an armed deterrent at the scene of the incident. The shooter’s rampage in the Oregon mall was cut short by the mere presence of an armed individual in the form of a concealed-carry permit holder who drew his weapon in defense of his family and didn’t fire a shot. When studies of active-shooter events are examined, the shooter will choose a venue with the least likelihood of resistance. It is a matter of having absolute control and forcing his will upon the target population, hence why most end with the shooter’s suicide after law enforcement arrives (preventing an external control). The use of trained, armed citizens and teachers to defend school children has been used to great effect in the country of Isreal, where multiple attacks have been thwarted and children’s lives saved by the intervention private citizens prior to the arrival of law enforcement personnel. Some states (that do not have mandatory “gun-free zones”) have already begun instituting similar programs and I see no reason why this cannot be proposed as an effective solution nationally. One other issue that should be addressed is the media’s sensationalizing of these events. The shooter’s name is immediately broadcast and picture televised, giving this individual a level of notoriety that they could never achieve otherwise. In the current celebrity-worship social culture, where anyone that appears on television should be emulated, this can incentivize the copycat for a future event. Both Canada and Japan have instituted certain media-blackout measures that prevent the release of the shooter’s name and image which has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of school shootings.
The underlying problems that lead to these horrific events are multifaceted and social in nature and, unfortunately, there is no easy solution. Regulations, bans, and further restrictions on my civil liberties that interfere with my ability to decide what tool to use to best protect myself, my family, friends, and country will have no effect on those who perform these horrific acts. This is not a time for irrational, emotional responses that will do nothing to curb violence. It is time for a well thought out, proven plan that retains our civil liberties.
As American citizens it is your duty to contact your representative immediately in order to stop this attack by the Obama administration and their lap dogs in order to strip America of their liberties. You may find your representative contact information at the following website - http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ please contact your representative immediately. Fill their email boxes and ring their phones off the ringers.