Grassroots Commentary

Why Any Gun Control at All?

John Longenecker · Jul. 14, 2011

President Obama is reported around the web to be revving up gun control reform by way of executive order. The window dressing is the same pink as always; sensible gun laws and a balancing act of pleasing both second amendment adherents and leftist constituents.

As if any sort of balance is even possible. On the question, there can be no such thing as ‘balance,’ and for one reason.

But the real question is this: why any gun control at all in America? The core question is why America even needs any sort of gun control.

It does not.

First, I’ve said that the second amendment is the lethal force which backs our sovereign authority under our system. This is why there can be no such thing as ‘balance.’ No servants have any possible authority to regulate the right of the Sovereign to have the monopoly on all force in this country. The Founders made the second amendment absolute because they knew that the sovereignty of the people would be challenged more by our very own servants than by any other entity on the earth. The Founders intended that this be one-sided with no such thing as reasonable controls. This means that the people control law enforcement, all military and we control Congress. (Servants may disagree, but it only accents the problem.)

I mention this because all our societal problems today can be traced to official defiance of this authority, selectively answering to leftist groups when it suits them, ignoring family values groups in the name of public service when it suits them. The result is what we have today: the vying of the State for supremacy over the interests of the people.

Let me be clear.

Second, I have said that the second amendment means smaller government and non-violently so by dint of the fact that armed citizens are first responders which cannot be improved upon by any gun control. Violence is not fought by chasing it, it is fought by facing it. Why there is no such thing as sensible gun laws is because such laws disarm the people from diminishing violent crime where it is fought best, and permits immense bureaucracies to grow under color of safety in place of the best concept.

Let me be clear.

Any sort of gun control whatsoever – especially any escalation in taking weapons from the people – telegraphs something we have seen blossom lately, and that is governing against the will of the people. Couldn’t really say this before because not enough Americans could see this as clearly as they do today. More than seeing it, they are feeling it.

It is clear now that more Americans are losing confidence in officials, and as a political career concept, this is everything. This is the price of not paying attention to officials.

As one prime example of how an agency can lose the confidence of the electorate, I refer you to the Congressional investigations of what is now called Project Gunwalker. This scandal has the potential to be a Watergate proportions shame for its intensity and generally going against the values system of Americans. It’s an integrity issue, and that is politically grave when it comes to the 2012 election for liberals.

David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh are the Woodward and Bernstein on this investigation, Codrea and Vanderboegh breaking the story from the very beginning. They remain the original reporters on the thing, now on the air weekdays. You can get the latest every morning on Arizona’s NBC talkradio affiliate NBC/1260 airing Codrea’s show War on Guns. You can listen live on the Internet anywhere in the world.

Gun owner or not, how officials lose the confidence of the people is generally by acts reflecting a lack of integrity. This is why American officials are to have only about thirty or so enumerated powers and should have no more. Health care has ignored those limitations on powers and now gun control.

Neither really even has the authority to act on these, and Americans are confused as to what to do next. They are also confused as to why servants are so very insistent on defying the law and the will of the people.

Isn’t that early warning enough?

What you do next is repeal all gun control. A majority of states – with Illinois being the last holdout – affirms the idea of the armed citizen. Irrespective of nationwide laws, states see the will of the people and the law and now forty-nine affirm the armed citizen. For them, gun control is not a desire of the people and can’t legally be done anyway. The armed citizen is the desire of the people in those states. Forty-nine of them. To my way of thinking, the armed citizen is as vital to safer streets as a CPR-trained citizenry is. [Internet search term CPR Corollary.]

Gun control doesn’t control thugs or violence, it controls the electorate. It grows government this way. It is time to instruct officials to repeal all gun control as the social engineering device of building the State. An armed citizenry is the first step to smaller government and then safer streets; we are the ones who have to live with the tragic realities of gun laws (and a lot of other nonsense), and as long as violent crime is a problem, all officials benefit.

What else is new?

What else is new is that any presidential candidates running on the plank of smaller government need to repeal all gun laws as being in touch with the law, in touch with our values system of rights and self-rule, and the interests of the people. Forty-nine states are. Now it’s time for Presidential Candidates to reflect that they are in touch as much as the states are.

Are they still out of touch, or will they show that they are finally in touch with the realities we have to live with?

Otherwise, why any gun control at all?

John Longenecker is author of Even Safer Streets 2011 – The Second Amendment as a Mainstream Value available worldwide. NCC