What It Will Take To Preserve Liberty In America

The State of the Gun Rights | Shall Not Be Questioned

So where do we all come in on this? Call your Senators and tell them to vote against any new gun control bill, and be sure to especially to mention no banning of private transfers or sales. We know what that has nothing to do with background checks on sales at this point. The more Senators hear from us, the more leverage NRA and the other people negotiating on our behalf will have to ensure that when the kabuki is played out on the Senate floor, we come out relatively undamaged, and perhaps even get a thing or two in return. I am cautiously optimistic we’re going to come other farther ahead than I would have expected heading into the New Year, but now is definitely not the time for complacency. Even if we come out okay in this floor fight, that only means round one goes to us. Bloomberg and Obama are going to take us more rounds than that.

Well, my senators are Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and my congressfreak is Nancy Pelosi, so the only thing I’m likely to be calling them is obscene names.

That said, in a year and a half, we have off year elections coming up. We need to start organizing now to remove the liberal fascists of whichever faction of the Ruling Party we can – especially in the Senate – from office and replace them with liberty minded constitutionalists like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and others.

Efforts like these are a good start:

Local Group Building | Shall Not Be Questioned

Been a bit out of band this evening, attending an legislative meeting of a local gun rights group that’s popped into existence post-Newtown. They are called Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County. They are just establishing themselves, and like any group just getting started are experiencing some growing pains, but I hope they will continue to grow and be successful. They are turning out 300+ people to monthly meetings, and local politicians are paying attention. The people we’ve spoken with on the legislative side are sharp, and with good communication skills, who are dedicated to making a local, single-issue grassroots organization.

Of course, we have to do more than just make politicians “pay attention.” We have to make them fear us with every fiber of their political being.

Our goal should be to make gun control as untouchable a third rail as anything has ever been in political history in America. Any elective politician should come to understand that proposing any sort of gun controls is as sure a method of political and party suicide as can be imagined.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


What It Will Take To Preserve Liberty In America — 2 Comments

  1. That's a necessary step, but not a sufficient one. I've been thinking about it, and I think we supporters of individual liberty need to adopt some of the tactics of the reprehensible liberty thieves. Not all of them — I would never suggest or condone lying about our objectives.

    We need to demand an end to all gun laws in the United States. Yes, that will result in some violent felons legally having access to firearms, but frankly the only difference from the status quo ante would be that they legally have firearms. If someone wants to buy a frigate and can keep it fueled, manned, and provisioned, more power to him. Same goes for a battery of top-line artillery. There's even historical precedent for both.

    When the liberty thieves scream bloody murder, tell them that we'll compromise on the frigates and artillery but not on the common-sense measures of letting ordinary citizens arm themselves as least as well as the criminals who would attack them in their homes or on the street.

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