Grassroots Commentary

Gun Control ... No Right Answers?

By John Longenecker · Feb. 3, 2012

Think again, please.

I am heartened by a report written by Jason Clayworth for the De Moines [ ] Proposal that could kill gun control advances.

Way to go Jason!!

The article reports the movement of proposed legislation to repeal gun control in the state of Iowa. Naturally, the opposition surfaces, and it is this which I want you to examine. My point is to ask whether there is a right answer in the so-called debate of gun control.

There are no two sides to it, and there is a right answer. Anti-gun people simply do not want to accept this, because it can unwind the entire bureaucracy that leverages so much money and sovereignty from the people.

When in doubt, follow the Constitution. Every debate needs an injection of Vitamin C, C for Constitution. There, you will find that there is a right answer.

Do these values of integrity undermine our laws? No, they use due process to stop abuses of due process.

There are no two sides to the second amendment because there are no two sides as to who is the Sovereign in this country. The people are the Sovereign, and all candidates for office need to be asked if they agree with this. It could be a very good tell as to what to expect from them instead of being surprised or disappointed as we often are.

In Jason Clayworth’s article, their House Joint Resolution 2005 caught the attention of Rep. Deborah Berry, D-Waterloo who carped that they would see another Gabrielle Giffords shooting, hardly a remark of public service. Do we need to say again that the shooter did not break gun laws as much as he broke murder laws, laws of attempted murder, and other laws already in place? It isn’t the gun laws in place which are the supreme offense, it is murder and no gun laws ever prevented a murder; gun laws enable murder, and that keeps crisis alive.

The second amendment is the lethal force which backs our authority as the Sovereign. The militia within the language of the second amendment means that the people – the people of all generations as much as the farmers and framers of the framing era – have the monopoly on all lethal force. We delegate what we wish to delegate to servants in order that they do their tasks, very much like giving the cook spending money to buy groceries, but at no time did we give away the ranch. The people retain all authority on all lethal force under our system, and there is no room for any discussion. The second amendment is absolute this way. And gun control is a challenge to our sovereignty this way.

Don’t like it? Change the second amendment by due process instead of infringing on it by abuses of due process. Until that hour, the second amendment is absolute and not subject to ordinary due process short of another amendment.

Iowa’s move to the repeal of gun control is the most straightforward move you can make for smaller government, getting control of spending, and for the reduction of corruption.

American non-gun owners working for smaller government and anti-corruption really should merge with America’s gun owners for that right Vitamin C blend: the sovereignty of the citizen over our servants. My take is that we won’t get to smaller government without the repeal of gun control first as the fraudulent incentive of officials, and we won’t see the repeal of gun control and our freedom again without smaller government.

If you’re a liberty activist, please see my CD-ROM on this.

John Longenecker’s CD-ROM – Outcomes 2012 – features tools to merge the electorate to a single national will in values, restoration of integrity, and due process. His email is John-


Capt. Call in New Mexico said:

An excellent article, indeed! It must be remembered that God says, "The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?" --Jeremiah 17:9 NASB The real problem is sin in the human heart, which is the source of all evil, including murder.

Friday, February 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Longenecker said:

That's right, Emcee. The real fraud of gun control is that it isn't needed, but it does work to grow bureaucracy. It begins by showing what the electorate will give away. The rest, the servants can take more easily.

Friday, February 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM


Great article, John!Lots of clarity and a couple points I'd never thought of!!EMCEE- I am a VERY fiscally conservative,family man grandpa,socially liberal,(gay marriage and abortion are none of my, or your,or anybody's, business), small govt guy and a staunch atheist and have a concealed carry license and do carry, 100% of the time.Blaming all our ills on "original sin" just seems to me illogical.If there really was a god there'd be no little children with cancer or other horrible diseases and he wouldn't allow all this strife and killing between religions in his name.(Just to name a couple really obvious and egregious examples).You can't explain any of that as it makes no sense if you believe in the non sense of religion.Hope you'll consider some of this and at least read a little something from the atheist side.I promise you will be surprised at how logical the world can be.Sam Harrris wrote a terrific book that really only requires reading of the first 20-25 pages to see the clean logic of it."The End of Faith" is the title--(probably scary sounding, but it's anything but). My heart is just fine and not sick at all, in fact I get told that I'm too generous and forgiving quite often. You?Craig Price

Friday, February 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

wjm in Colorado said:

@Craig I pity your atheist logic, and as you approach death and the end of your existence, by your logic, what is the value of your life? I would recommed a book to you, titled "More than a Carpenter". It is written by an atheist who started out to prove the atheist viewpoint, and found it totally lacking, and became a Christian. Of course being so elevated and socially liberal, you may find reading something that you don't believe in beneath you. May God have mercy on your poor deluded soul.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Jeff Burkett said:

Iowa Firearms Coalition and the NRA will keep moving the ball forward in Iowa on firearms rights. Hard work and advocates efforts brought forth the fruition of Shall Issue in Iowa, and we intend to bring Iowa out from under the shadow of archaic gun control laws.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Trudy said:

God created a perfect world. The world fell when Adam sinned--that is original sin. Children with cancer, tornadoes, etc, are not a punishment,but nature following the laws of nature,that God ordained. The rain falls on the good and the bad alike. But, you have a choice and it appears you made yours. I hope it is well reasoned, for your sake.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Cowboy in San Antonio said:

@ Craig. It is clear, Mr. price, that you have promise. I am wondering why you feel you have to have a license to carry. The second amendment says I have a right to carry, period. So that is what I do. I have no certificate from the government, and do not intend to acquire one. I also have studied a great deal on your issues of how would (a good) God allow cancer, and all the bad stuff. First, man's natural tendency is toward depravity and sloth. Who here really wants to get out from under warm sheets and go to work? Just getting there is often difficult in the winter. Who does not consider, for a second, NOT turning in the wallet containing cash? What red blooded man does not "appreciate" a pretty teenaged girl? The human tendency is not toward good, though we are capable of that, but toward evil. Thousands of psychology and sociology experiments have been done to test whether the common man will take the high road or the low road, morally. The low road is taken at a ratio of 2 to 1 across the board. I often wondered why my great and merciful God would allow cancer without providing a remedy. I researched this, and have found he has provided a number of absolutely natural, and absolutely effective remedies to cure cancer, and has instructed us clearly on what to eat, and what not to eat. Tons of research has been done on that topic, and the bottom line is, Eat White Man's processed/adulterated foods and you get cancer. Eat all natural, un-poisoned stuff in a balanced diet, and live a healthy hundred years. I can share all the resources if you are interested. I was not interested in a mean God. My heart cries for the children who are abused, abandoned, and neglected. God not only does not cause that, he tells us how to treat our children, how to rear them so they will be responsible and constructive. I can cite several examples in my own extended family where this is so clear. The youth reared in God fearing homes are doing well in life. Those reared away from religion are attempting suicide, multiple DUIs, unwed pregnancies and resulting heartache, premarital sex and resultant chaos, etc. All within one extended family. I can tell you in one sentence why you Craig Price, are of tremendous importance to God, who knew you before you were born. You are also worth something to the devil, who is, so far, laughing hysterically and enjoys your commentary. He loves abused children, murder, tyrants, crime and dishonesty of all types, and government corruption.Craig, you seem to have a modicum of intelligence. Do just a little bit of research on your own questions. You will find surprising, and delightful, answers. I did.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Bruce R Pierce said:

How about this for some "clean logic";Nothing cannot create anything; this world, you and I along with it are something therefore something had to create it and us.Non-intelligence cannot create intelligence. Man is an intelligent being.Taking both into account an intelligent being (GOD) created the world and all that is in it and it did not take 20 - 25 pages.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:41 PM