“A FIRE KEG”
by Ron Branson, ©2013, blogging at Jail4Judges
(Jan. 17, 2013) — All the talk about gun control and taking in the guns from Americans has had an unintended negative result for government. Gun sales have gone over the top. People are standing in lines at gun shops buying everything they can, and gun manufacturers cannot keep up with the enormous demand.
Further, membership in the N.R.A. has risen immensely at a said rate of 8,000 new members people per day. Government now realizes that they have lit a fire keg and is wondering how to stop it.
Those who support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms also support the First Amendment right of Freedom of the Press: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” Ironically, while here it is not Congress which is seeking to stifle Freedom of the Press, but rather, the Press itself. I refer to a national news article regarding abounding gun sales telling the story which has been appended at the bottom with these words; “Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.” In other words, “They will not allow us to redistribute this truth to the public.”
Now while I believe the assertion that the Associated Press news sources can prevent us from getting the word out to the public in that such position is Constitutionally infirm, it is not my intent to here challenge such their position but to show their hypocrisy. I am not “selling” or seeking to make a profit off their newspaper, nor stealing their work by not giving them recognized credit, but to freely get the word out to the public. I wonder what the motive of the establishment media is. Unfortunately, the same people wishing to collect all the guns are the same ones that control the media. I don’t know about you, but that seems to me to be lopsided. Where are the People’s interests represented? Certainly not in the politicians calling for gun control, nor in the media propagating their propaganda. Maybe we should expand this subject of “control” to include “Media Control,” but that would be too revealing as to what they are really after.
Okay, so now we have the top government officials calling for a moratorium on gun sales, which message they are sending to all gun stores. This, they say, is necessary while Congress debates whether Americans should be allowed to own guns. But if you get the gist of what they are saying, government is asking all gun manufacturers and businesses to quit selling guns at a time when gun sales have never been greater.
Such request defies common sense, but what are we to expect out of government? Would an auto manufacturer quit building automobiles while Congress debates their rise in sales? Government lit the fuse on this keg; we didn’t. Perhaps we owe government a debt of gratitude for vastly improving the need for a well-armed society, as per the Second Amendment.
What the government has done is equivalent to hacking at hydras, i.e., every hack grows independently into that which they seek to prevent. Right now, as we speak, the putative president has signed new executive orders while People who never gave a thought to manufacturing guns are getting involved in this new-found gun frenzy. Government is seeking frantically to put the genie back in the bottle, for, as it is said, it is easy to let the cat out of the bag, but getting it back in is another story.
Oh, that I could republish what the media is saying, but they just do not want me to do that. So I ask, why publish truth which you do not want the public to know about? Are they afraid that I will not give them the credit, or that I am going to carry bags of cash to the bank of this news that the government is crying uncle?
Government is admitting that gun sales are way up since the alleged December mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The mass media of this event just did not produce the result intended.
Now why do I use the word “alleged?” It is because my research has revealed more holes within the official story than found in Swiss cheese. I expect to soon seen a full-featured movie that will astound this nation with revelations not being told to you by the mass media.
You might be asking yourself, “What would motivate government to fake a fantastic publicity stunt if certain “facts” within the official media reports will not stand up to scrutiny? We shall leave that question to another discussion. What we are dealing with here is the government’s cry for a moratorium on gun sales. “People, people, please quit buying gun, and businesses, quit selling guns. Give us time to legislate and pass new laws. Give us time to determine whether Americans should be armed, and then we will tell you what we mandate of you.”
Congress is afraid of “Closing the gate after all the horses have left.” Indeed, government is saying that it won’t help their cause if more guns are out there in circulation due to a run on guns. Their words, not mine.
Government is now out front of a stampede seeking to call off the stampede. This is like trying to stop a run on the bank as confidence in the banking system wanes and everyone seeks to get his money out of the bank, calling for a moratorium upon withdrawals.
It’s time government be stampeded as the People run right over them in a mad dash to buy their guns and arm themselves from a tyrannical government.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Declaration of Independence