Grassroots Commentary

Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight

By Robert R. Owens · Jan. 18, 2013

Why isn't it pointed out by the pontificating talking heads that every mass murder in recent memory has occurred in a legally declared “Gun-Free” zone? We might as well put signs in front of our schools, malls, army cafeterias and hospitals that say, “If you're a crazy person no one here is armed.” Perhaps if we put a sign in front of these establishments that said, “Protected by Smith and Wesson” we would get better results?

Does anyone believe that disarming lawful citizens actually make lawful citizens safer?

Our fearless leaders are following the Progressive playbook to the letter. First and foremost “Never let a food crisis go to waste.” Capitalizing on the tragedy caused by a sick person with a stolen gun these wannabe totalitarians see an opportunity to disarm their victims and they are preparing to make a move. They realize they won't be able to outlaw the private ownership of guns in America all in one fell swoop. However, their strategy is always two steps forward one step back. This is the same strategy that has worked so well for them in capturing the education system, the media, and the two major political parties.

Now they bring their previous conquests to bear to help them achieve a long cherished goal of a defenseless America that they can shape into the shabby and dismal centrally-planned highly regimented socialist nightmare they portray as Utopia.

The education wing has given them a dumbed down populace who have never studied the Federalist Papers enough to know the Second Amendment wasn't written to protect hunters. It was written to ensure the American public could stand up to any tyrants who would ever attempt to step on the throat of freedom.

The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media beat the drum everyday calling for gun control, bullet control, an end to the freedom to buy and sell legal firearms or anything else they can dream up that moves their Progressive heroes closer to their goal: a gun free zone around every lawful citizen. In the meantime their entertainment wing churns out the vilest filth filled with violence and mayhem in movies and games. At the same time these pious hypocrites make money providing examples of chainsaw massacres and other scenes of slaughter, walk around with private security and send their children armed guards.

This has been accomplished in other lands. The Germans and the Russians were disarmed. Did that enhance their security? The Australians and the British have been disarmed. Has that enhanced their security? Does anyone seriously believe that criminals will not break gun laws? They are criminals. Breaking laws is what they do. Just as locks are only for honest people gun laws only disarm lawful citizens.

Should people who own guns keep them secure? Certainly. Should people with guns know how to safely use them? Certainly. Should we surrender our constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms? Absolutely not. These rights have already been infringed upon to the point where in most places it is not legal for most citizens to keep let alone bear arms.

Instead of meekly sitting still while our rights suffer further erosion we the people need to let our representatives know that we will not suffer any more incremental subversion of our liberty. We must let them know in every way that we will not go gently into the long dark night. We will not stand as sheep to be sheared of the rights given to us by our creator, recognized in our Declaration of Independence, and carved into the stone of our Constitution.

The masses of sheeple who have been bred by generations of government paternalism and educational propaganda are clamoring to be shorn of yet more of their heritage. Their cheerleaders from the anchor desk to the late night variety shows and their idols on stage and CD are herding them to the shearing pens. If we stand still for executive orders that contradict the plain intent of the Constitution we will deserve whatever we receive.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Now is the time for the patriot to say, “We have gone this far and no further.” Freedom isn't free. It never has been and it never will be. If we want to preserve this land of liberty the time is coming when we will have to do whatever has to be done. And it might be time to live out some of the clichés we have used for so long:

Realize God created man, but it was Samuel Colt who made them equal as you keep your powder dry, locked, loaded, and determined not to bring a knife to a gun fight.

Keep the Faith. Keep the peace. We shall overcome.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ © 2013 Robert R. Owens  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens


Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

I love the fact that you mentioned the Federalist Papers, originally called 'Publius'.While the Left, chips away at the Constitution, we are keeping our powder rifles ready. We are the modern-day minutemen!

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Robert M Smith in Jacksonville said:


Molon Labe

Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

The liberals would like nothing better than to have us unarmed and depending on the police for protection. Good luck with that. Even if you dialed 911 the minute you heard someone breaking into your home, by the time the police arrived it would be too late. No resistance to tyranny by an unarmed public.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Leaping Spark in Valrico, FL said:

The time to refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants once again may be upon us. Having taken an oath 40 years ago to protect the Constitution and America from all enemies foreign and domestic, I renewed that same oath 4 years ago. Our founders realized 235 years ago that the day would come when our government would once again try to slip the yoke of slavery on the American people. That is why we have a 2nd Amendment and that is why Obama and his Communist Democrat party are desperately trying to take the guns, thus taking control of the country. Give up guns, hell no! Give them the ammo first, and then let them pry the guns from our cold dead fingers.
Better dead than red!

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Amen Mark! Humility: "The willingness (free will) to be a servant, like Christ Jesus. If people do not see Christ in You, then quite often, Patriots, they do not see Christ" Mr George McCormack-All Saints Church-Brooklyn NY 11215.

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM