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Exercise Your Rights

Posted by revkharma on January 31, 2009

Occasionally I have referenced in an objective way the Second Amendment and it’s essential strength as a support to the Constitution and the Republic. Sometimes this is overlooked. Sometimes it just seems like we talk, and write, and leave it at that. Well, this time I have a request for anyone who reads this. Exercise your right to keep and bear arms. On a regular basis we are told how valuable our right to vote, our right to assemble, our right to our own religion, our right to assemble  are, and how we must cherish and protect them.

Think hard about what I am going to say here: If Americans were unable to protect themselves against an oppressive government, none of those rights could be protected. In a state which denies the essential right of self protection,  the government maintains a monopoly on force, and thus controls all rights. Now, I am not claiming that the federal government is about to start kicking in doors and hauling dissidents to prision Cuban style. I’m offering a comparison. When Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista regime, he and his party monopolized power and maintained exclusive rights to keep and bear arms. Thus the dictator and his accomplices have been able to prevent resistance. Here in the USA we have provided an inbuilt safety mechanism. We have prohibited, by constitution, our government from having a monopoly on arms. 

Where am I going with all this? Simple. Exercise those rights. If you live in a state which allows concealed carry, obtain and use such a permit. If you live in a jurisdiction which prohibits such freedom, then work to overturn the regulations which restrict the Second Amendment.  

We are faced with an administration which will certainly work to curtail Second Amendment rights, and to further restrict individual freedoms while expanding the scope and power of the DC government.  Only constant vigilance and effort will protect our freedom.

If you are not familiar with firearms, then learn. there are many options.

Here are a few:

Gun owners of America

Grassroots South Carolina

National Rifle Association

Contact your legislators, both at the state and federal level. Make your views known.

If you are anywhere around the Lowcountry in South Carolina, maybe I will meet you here one day. Palmetto State Shooting is one of the finest establishments of it’s kind. Great people, lots of skill.

We all need to work to keep ourselves free. Nobody is going to do it for you, so get out there and do the work!

As always

Keep the Faith!

The Rev

UPDATE: For a look at this issue, see this, from Liberty Sphere

Some people through the years have stated that the reason my grandfather continued going to target practice even as a man in his late 70s was because he simply enjoyed it. There is an element of truth to that. He was a sportsman, and I have no doubt that he derived a great deal of pleasure from firing his pistol.

But there is also no doubt that a greater reason was lodged in his mind for going practice shooting. He felt it was necessary to stay on top of his game. He never wanted to get rusty, not even as a 78 year old man.

 I’ll add my own comment. I have gotten to the point where I feel more comfrotable with than without one of my guns. His grandfather was right. Shoot often, if you would shoot well.

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