Adolph Hitler knew the value of controlling the citizens' right to bear arms. Here he shows the "gun-free nation" salute.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Assemblyman John Ceretto (R, C, I - Lewiston) says he is troubled by Albany leaders’ closed-door meetings which resulted in the passage of a hastily crafted, probably foolish and certainly all-for–show-and-headlines gun-control bill that, at best, does nothing more than erode New Yorkers’ rights to bear arms, and are certainly unlikely to make our nanny state any safer.
“The recent tragic events in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y. have prompted calls for the need to address fundamental aspects of our society with regards to guns, mental health and public safety,” Ceretto said. “Unfortunately, (this vote) missed the mark on all three, with the legislature choosing political expediency over sound public policy.”
“By voting to erode the rights of law-abiding gun owners in a secretive manner that lacked any public debate, Albany insiders attempted to score political points at the expense of good government and transparency and missed a golden opportunity to address the root causes of these tragedies such as violence in popular culture, mental health treatment and family breakdown.”
When asked if he thought the Second Amendment was meant to allow the citizenry both to defend themselves against criminals, and protect themselves against a potentially tyrannical government in the future, Ceretto said, in a word, “Yes.”
Two Types on Gun Control
The gun control issue seems to be a way to divide people into two categories:
Type 1: Those who blindly trust that their government, will respect their freedom, now and in the future.
Type 2: Those who are not fools.
Many of those who belong to type 2 wish to preserve the Second Amendment, and preserve the right to bear arms not only to defend themselves from criminals, or go hunting for food or sport, but also, if it should ever happen that any government, or group of rogues, who, by slow or quick action, usurp freedom away from the people, that they may rise with their fellow sovereign citizens and foment a revolution.
Sic semper tyrannis!
An armed insurrection must be a remedy available to the people of any free state. As an enduring model of this principle, there is that shining example of the golden past, whereby a little nation of oppressed peoples, with a population of about 2.5 million, later to be called the United States of America, founded itself.