Grassroots Commentary

Second Amendment: Who Should the Administration Listen to?

John Longenecker · Mar. 21, 2011

The President has said that his Administration will meet with second amendment types on gun control. How do you proceed on the assumption that gun control is even a legitimate concept? Still, there is the opportunity to educate and find real reform.

When it comes to the second amendment, there are very good authorities to consult. I am not speaking of bureaucrats consulting other bureaucrats: that only invites further centralization, and centralization is the foe of liberty. Don’t fall for that stuff.

The key is to invite gun owners for, without citizens, consulting other bureaucrats is oh…what’s the word?

For all media, including television, who should these talk show and news producers book for on-air real-time comment and analysis?

And who should the Administration meet with on the subject? Not other bureaucrats.

In no particular order, I recommend these as the All Stars to consult on second amendment issues and how gun control has so adversely impacted the nation.

1. David Codrea of Examiner.com is my first choice. Examiner.com is the online sister outlet of the chain of Examiner newspapers. Codrea and colleague Mike Vanderboegh originally broke the story of the mission known as Project Gunrunner. Codrea named it Project Gunwalker and attracted the attention of Congress and the public.

2. Larry Pratt is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America. His is the no-compromise movement of second amendment rights and that translates into restoring liberty for all, gun owner or not.

3. Other Gun Rights Examiners – a full-time daily lineup of them at Examiner – includes Dave Workman, who furnishes perspicacity as an author of several books. He is an available speaker of the Second Amendment Foundation and could probably fit the Administration into his schedule. Yih-Chau Chang of Examiner is an especially qualified liberty writer new to Examiner. His insight is most germane to individuals and households. Charles Nichols is an advocate of open carry, an important value in how a community will become serious-minded about crime – and freedom. Each of the Gun Rights Examiners at Examiner.com have their own beat and area of specialization in speaking to non-gun owners.

4. Any regional second amendment non-profit organization.

You need to hear these people – not bureaucrats consulting other bureaucrats – to see how gun control impacts non-gun owner homes.

These people are available for talk-radio guest booking and they can answer cogently and directly any host or caller question. All liberty non-profit organizations need to consult these experts for their acumen and perspective; this is as important to your freedom memberships as healthcare and environmental news and commentary analysis.

These writers make the best case in relating how the second amendment affects our daily lives, what it is for, and how it serves immutably every single generation. The issue has little to do with hunting or sport, and much more to do with survival of the nation on levels seemingly unrelated to guns. It begins with gun ownership not being tampered with, or the rest is tampered with. All of these edify the layman immensely on the real purpose and original intent of the second amendment. Each of these persons is a very good ambassador to meet with the Administration.

As for myself, there is no such thing as sensible gun control. It is illegal, it is wrong, and it has never worked for safer streets and it never can. Gun control is a device of social engineering to cultivate adverse societal conditions of violence, and then bureaucracy wonders aloud why crime is so intractable.

The second amendment is the lethal force which protects our sovereign authority over our servants and their silliness, and as such, cannot legally be challenged by our servants. Non-gun owners need to appreciate now that any such regulation whatsoever is a challenge to our authority itself; it is my hope that these talks with the Administration – or some producers who book them – will make this clear to all Americans.

The ubiquitous armed citizen is the one thing standing between criminal violence and the claims of bureaucracy to fight violence. The armed citizen deters both criminal violence and the apparent political need for a feckless bureaucracy. The armed citizen as the target of crime is present while the gun control policy is absent. The only way the law can ever work is to be present within any citizen who is the target of violence as the community’s first line of defense; in this manner, the law is present and duly invoked in due process. It protects the citizen in the absence of police. It does this about 2.5 million times every year.

Any discussion on the reform of gun laws must repeal gun laws as a restatement of sovereign authority of the people. It is the first step to fighting crime where it is fought best: at the scene of the crime.

Are you listening, Republicans?

Other countries have leaders because their leaders are the sovereign. In America, the people are the Sovereign and, as such, we have no need for leaders. We hire, elect, appoint or otherwise install or unseat executives instead. These executives do not get an opinion which conflicts with our interests, they get instructions which conform to our interests. We have no need for “leaders” here.

Any proposition at all for gun control is nothing more than a quarrel with the sovereign on who is the Sovereign in this country. When we oppose gun control, we do not offer merely a differing opinion in contrast, we invoke our sovereignty as declared by the founders to keep the government and governed perspective in place.

It is these writers who make the best experts on the subject. Be sure and contact them for your show or liberty non-profit purpose in following this issue.

Gun control is not where crime is fought. Gun control is where the citizen is fought. Any serious-minded, good faith discussion (as if we need one!) must approach the meeting with the idea of surrendering to and cooperating with the Sovereign and no longer expecting the people to surrender to and cooperate with our servants.

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