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by Sharon Rondeau

Was each one of us intended to be a part of a constitutional militia to defend “the security of a free state?”

(Dec. 27, 2012) — [Editor’s Note:  As most of our readers are aware, The Post & Email does not normally cover violent crime because of its over-saturation in the mainstream media and the preponderance of government corruption, which is our main focus.  However, in the wake of the Sandy Hook atrocity and ensuing debate over Second Amendment rights and children’s safety, we feel it important to present reasonable discussion on whether or not further precautions are necessary to prevent a similar future tragedy in American schools.]

On December 14, 2006, exactly six years before the deadly attack on a Connecticut elementary school which claimed a total of 28 lives, 20 of them children, a Nevada state senator advocated for teachers to be able to carry a firearm in school after receiving proper training in order to prevent school gun violence.

It appears that Bob Beers is no longer in the Nevada Senate or General Assembly, which meets every other year, but is now a councilman for the city of Las Vegas.  At the time he was quoted in the aforementioned article, there had been “several incidents of gun violence” within the Clark County School District.

The Arizona attorney general is now advocating the appointment of a faculty member to undergo firearms and emergency management training in order to have access to a firearm on school property in the event of an emergency.  Arizona had employed “school resource officers” which budget cuts have reduced.

One state legislator prefers restoring funding for the resource officers over arming educators and “making situations worse.”  An Arizona sheriff wants to both arm teachers and restore the resource officers, doing away with the “safe school zone” policy.

A Texas congressman, Louis Gohmert, believes that if Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochstrung had had a firearm, the tremendous loss of life which ensued could have been prevented.  At present, the states of Utah, Kansas and Indiana allow teachers to bring firearms onto school property.  Free training was offered to Utah educators by a private organization, the Utah Shooting Sports Council, on Thursday.

The USSC states that certain prevalent crimes in Utah can be prevented when people carry handguns for protection.  On its website, the group says that “We represent the citizens of Utah who safely and legally own and use firearms, exercising rights guaranteed under both the United States and Utah constitutions.”

The Texas town of Harrold implemented a measure which allows teachers to carry guns in schools in order to “protect our children.”

A town in Colorado formed a volunteer posse ten years ago for the general protection of the community and became active in acting as security for the local school and after-school activities.  Well-known writer Michelle Malkin quoted a member of the posse as having told her, “Posse patrols have become a visible, accepted part of our community” and work with local law enforcement to prevent school violence.  Her contact continued, “What is the matter with the rest of the country? Where are concerned parents and citizens willing to carve out some time to provide similar security?”

In Ohio, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation is offering a $1,000 course at no charge to 24 selected participants.

Some schools have security cameras and a front door “which can be opened only from inside the office, after a person identifies himself and destination to a staff member.”  The state of Maine has installed double sets of doors in its schools and supports “stronger connections and strong relationships.”  Some schools in the Northeast have chosen to place armed officers in all of its 14 schools.  At the opposite end of the country, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered gift cards worth between $100 and $200 for every gun voluntarily turned in to police by members of the public.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging Obama to promote stricter gun control by making it “number one” on his second-term agenda.  Obama had traveled to Newtown two days after the shootings occurred and said in an interfaith address that “Surely we can do better than this.”

One writer has referred to the Sandy Hook incident as an “evil” act of terrorism.  Article I, Section 15 of the Connecticut constitution states that “Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”  The state of Connecticut does not recognize gun permits from any other state in the country, although the opposite is not the case.  Anyone who has “been confined by court order” for a mental-illness issue in the one-year period prior to applying for a permit cannot obtain one.  The ownership of assault weapons is limited in Connecticut to those granted a “certificate of possession.”  The AR-15, which was reportedly used by the Sandy Hook perpetrator, is on the list of banned assault weapons.

The state of Illinois has had a ban on concealed-carry lifted by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals with the participation of the Second Amendment Foundation.  The ruling allows the Illinois legislature six months to pass a law which respects the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights and upholding the right of a citizen to “bear” arms outside of his home.  The city of Chicago counted 24 gun-related deaths of schoolchildren during the 2010-2011 academic year.  Illinois has had very strict gun laws, and Chicago’s crime rate exceeds that of New York City and Los Angeles.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opposes the idea of armed guards in schools, suggesting that there are “other ways” to improve student safety.  However, he did not say what those “other ways” might be.

At times, an armed person has stopped a robbery or other crime simply by making his firearm known to the perpetrator.  One researcher reported that as many as 2.5 million crimes are prevented each year by legal gun owners.

According to Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;…”  After illegal aliens have been allowed to cross the borders with Canada and Mexico with impunity, then steal from, maim, and murder U.S. citizens, some states, including Arizona, have passed their own immigration laws.  Americans on the border with Mexico have taken measures to protect themselves and their property which include an organized volunteer presence.

Some congressional Democrats have asked for $200,000,000 to fund a federal firearm buyback program following the tragedy of Sandy Hook, while Sen. Dianne Feinstein is seeking to enact legislation which will require federal registration of firearms by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which played a part in the failed Fast & Furious gunrunning program over which putative Attorney General Eric Holder was found to be in contempt of Congress for withholding documents along with Obama.

The left-leaning media has ridiculed those who do not believe that stricter gun laws are a solution.  On Friday, National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre spoke at a press conference during which he laid out a plan to place armed security guards in every public school with the help of his organization.  Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal called LaPierre’s idea “sadly and shamefully inadequate.”  Blumenthal said he is seeking “sensible, commonsense measures” to the problem of violent school attacks.  Connecticut Senator-Elect Christopher Murphy, a former congressman from the Fifth District, labeled LaPierre’s proposal “revolting.”

When school resumes after the Christmas break, the Sandy Hook PTA is working to make the children feel “safe” in a new school, contending that “Children deserve a safe environment in which to learn.”  “Copycat threats” made following the December 14 attack have been likened to “terrorism.”

Is government the answer to keeping children safe, or is it the problem?  Are we capable of self-governing, or do we rely on others for our safety?

In the early days of the nation, the maintaining of a paid army was viewed unfavorably, with the Founders “preferring instead the model of a citizen army, equipped with weapons and prepared for defense.” The colonies “required” able-bodied “white adult men to possess firearms and ammunition” (page 1).

The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

According to a Yale University professor in colonial history,No good understanding of American government today is possible without a knowledge of its colonial roots. A most significant contribution to U. S. constitutional history was made by Connecticut, 1639-1789.”

According to author Clayton E. Cramer, the Connecticut colony’s 1650 mandate read:

That all persons that are above the age of sixteene years, except magistrates and church officers, shall beare arms…”

and maintain his musket in a state of “continuall readines” [sic] or pay a fine.

Colonial Connecticut and the other original colonies “maintained its separate militia establishment, and each concentrated on the problems of protecting or extending its own frontiers…”

In the Massachusetts colony, children were required to obtain instruction in firearms use (page 4).  Prior to the American Revolution, the militia was “an important social institution, necessary to provide defense and public safety.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been acting as an adviser to Obama’s Department of Homeland Security, considers modern militias “extremist groups,” calling them “the paramilitary arm of the Patriot movement.”  While claiming that “Tea Parties” do not constitute “extremist groups,” the SPLC, which assisted in assembling the Sovereign Citizen training program in 2011, says that they are “shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism.”

Does the media bear blame for the increased gun violence in recent years?  Are those who attack defenseless schoolchildren terrorists?

On May 27, 1999, Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the Columbine High School attack perpetrated by two students, testified to a congressional committee, in part:

Men and women are three part beings: we have a body, and we have a soul, and we have a spirit … And I believe we fail to recognize that third element, that really does need to be recognized by the legislative bodies of this country, that’s been ignored for so long. Spiritual influences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries, and we know this is a historic fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We’ve refused to honor God, and in doing so we opened the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tradgedy occurs, politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that continue to erode away our personal and private liberties.

We don’t need more restrictive laws. Erik and Dylan would not have been stopped by more gun laws or metal detectors. No amount of laws can stop someone who spends months of planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. Political posturing and restrictive legislation are not the answers. The young people of our nation hold the key, and there is a spiritual awakening that is taking place that will not be squelched. We don’t need more religion, we don’t need more gaudy television evangelists spewing out verbal religious garbage, we do not need more million dollar church buildings built while people’s basic needs are being ignored. We do need a change of heart and a humble acknowledgement that this nation was founded on the principle of simple trust in God.

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  1. Dear OPOVV,

    Thank you for your comment. I did visualize you as our next President along with your choice for Vice President. Oh yes, how different our world would be.

    I agree, the fight isn’t over yet, we have just begun to fight.

    Excuse me while I sing/hum a few bars of Onward, Christian soldiers.

    Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus going on before.
    Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
    Forward into battle see His banners go!

    At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
    On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
    Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
    Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

    Keep the faith and your powder dry!

    Sidesaddle/Squaw for Freedom

  2. Darrell Scott’s testimony before that congressional committee hit the bull’s eye, but who and how many really understood what he said!?

    C.H. Spurgeon ~~~~

    “And the LORD shall guide thee continually.” ­ Isaiah 58:11

    “The Lord shall guide thee.” Not an angel, but JEHOVAH shall guide thee. He said He would not go through the wilderness before His people, an angel should go before them to lead them in the way; but Moses said, “If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.” Christian, God has not left you in your earthly pilgrimage to an angel’s guidance: He Himself leads the van. You may not see the cloudy, fiery pillar, but Jehovah will never forsake you. Notice the word shall ­ “The Lord shall guide thee.” How certain this makes it! How sure it is that God will not forsake us! His precious “shalls” and “wills” are better than men’s oaths. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Then observe the adverb continually. We are not merely to be guided sometimes, but we are to have a perpetual monitor; not occasionally to be left to our own understanding, and so to wander, but we are continually to hear the guiding voice of the Great Shepherd; and if we follow close at His heels, we shall not err, but be led by a right way to a city to dwell in. If you have to change your position in life; if you have to emigrate to distant shores; if it should happen that you are cast into poverty, or uplifted suddenly into a more responsible position than the one you now occupy; if you are thrown among strangers, or cast among foes, yet tremble not, for “the Lord shall guide thee continually.” There are no dilemmas out of which you shall not be delivered if you live near to God, and your heart be kept warm with holy love. He goes not amiss who goes in the company of God. Like Enoch, walk with God, and you cannot mistake your road. You have infallible wisdom to direct you, immutable love to comfort you, and eternal power to defend you. “Jehovah” ­ mark the word ­ “Jehovah shall guide thee continually.”

    Keep the faith!

    1. Dear Sidesaddle,
      Now, everybody, visualize OPOVV as the next President and imagine how different our world would have been.
      But the fight isn’t over yet.
      And, yes, “Keep the Faith” and Keep your Powder Dry!,

  3. Every state is required by law to have a militia to protect its power in case of invasion, usurpation or takeover of our government. We now have all three requirements in effect. Most of the state militias are not well organized. If Washington allows it to continue to get worse there may be a requirement for Veterans to organize and attempt to keep some law in effect until the proper people that are going to abide by the Constitution can be placed in office to reorganize back to a safe Constitutionally run Government and to remove the present dictatorship/usurpation that we have now that comes with the money laundering/theft/coverups and other monkey business we are seeing everyday by this faux POTUS usurpation of thieves, adolescents and poser wanna-bes. Having a POTUS who refuses to produce his papers and credentials and squanders money on his personal pleasures while the country implodes must be a genius. He has been successful in lying to the public and setting the country up for a big fall while robbing Trillions in stimulus and money laundering scams, reaping millions for friends, cohorts and the Muslim Brotherhood. I don’t think the majority of Americans will wake up but there are still enough people to keep it running for the short term, that’s what they are counting on till they get out the back door!

  4. The Marxists who have taken over the country, with full support of the Obama Propaganda/Media machine, think ALL of the citizens are dumber than dirt (only 77% are that dumb). See the Petition on the WH website that suggests —- If the (fake) Pres, and other members of Congress relinquish ALL their guns, and the secret service / gestapo relinquish ALL their guns, and if they post signs EVERWHERE in site of the DC Capitol area — “This is a NO GUN ZONE; no one, including the police and the SS are armed with guns” (the exact message around many school zones in America) -well then the US Citizens can consider a discussion on gun control.

    What is good enough protection for the children, IS GOOD ENOUGH for the DC Bandito’s / politicians.

    1. Side note: I am frustrated because there is no cut and paste capability with P&E anymore.

      Reply: Diane Feinstein is an Ashkenazi Jew, and if we are to believe this 2005 report (see link in this post), there is a preponderance of Ashkenazi Jews in our government who advocate gun control and gun confiscation in America.


      So, one has to ask, if this is true, why is it so?
      Mrs. Rondeau replies: Our work was constantly being copied and reposted without our permission. There is a reposting policy in our “Copyright” section. If one wishes to reproduce an unlimited number of our articles on a single blog, he or she can subscribe to Level 5 in the subscription hierarchy.

  5. The practical solution is to allow teachers and staff members who volunteer to do so, to then carry firearms in the school. Only teachers and staff would be capable of the situational awareness and quick reaction necessary to immediately deal with the intruder.

    Also, those invitational signs posted on the school entrances that inform the shooter it is a defenseless gun free zone must come down.

    To rely on law enforcement is to necessarily suffer the delay in their response to an emergency call, which could prove costly; and possibly to invite a misdireced response, especially towards one of the school staff who may be armed and mistaken as the bad guy. Too, the approach of sirens could trigger the shooter to start shooting, despite that a teacher may by then have had him calmed down.

    Following the Sandy Hook tragedy someone had made this suggestion, and further suggested that the willing teachers and staff be deputized by the local sheriff, under his immediate authority, and that the sheriff might also see to their training and qualifications to perform this function for the school.

  6. Dear Editor,
    Excellent editorial.
    As I’ve previously written, had the pilots of those planes that were used as missiles on 9/11/2001 had guns, the outcome of that day would’ve been different.
    My father was an commercial pilot for many years, and even though it was against company and FAA regulations, he always carried a gun in his flight bag, each and every flight, for over 30 years.
    The point is “it’s better to have a gun and not use it, rather than need a gun and not have one”.
    Too bad the teachers at Sandy Hook weren’t armed.
    More people are murdered each year by “accidents” caused by drunk drivers, more people die from smoking, two examples that are easily corrected.
    Us citizens need our guns more than ever, it seems, with a government that is not “of” the people nor “for” the people. Matter of fact, we need our guns to protect us from the very people whom we’ve hired to protect us. We are all paying the price for having lowered the standards to accommodate affirmative action, by hiring people who have no concept that it is honorable to quit rather than do something against a persons belief, such as following an order which is at odds with the Constitution (the excuse “I was just following orders” has been tried already, with no success).
    Just look at the joke who occupies the White House, an illegal Muslim immigrant who has committed multiple felonies, not the least of lying on his Selective Service Registration, which is tantamount as being a Traitor.
    So, when the people who go to arrest the bum, Barry Soetoro/Obama or whatever his name is, are threatened with violence from Obama’s traitorous guards (Secret Service), they need to be armed to protect themselves from unnecessary violence.
    I’ve always thought that an M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank on the White House lawn would be a good idea (to make the current occupant move), and that’s just for starters.