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A Woman's Right to Choose is Under Attack!

Disarmament of the populace will be the first step in depriving our children of their civil rights and human rights. Without the right to bear arms, there are no other rights.

My right to choose is under attack. I choose liberty and freedom. I choose that my children and my children’s children are born and grow up in a free society. Disarmament of the populace will be the first step in depriving our children of their civil rights and human rights. Without the right to bear arms, there is no right to free speech, no right to due process, no right to trial by jury and certainly no right to be secured against unreasonable search and seizure. There will be rights and no choice. Your dictator will decide and will rule by executive order. Your dictator will decide who lives and dies. Recent history attests to the fact that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Ironically, many who viciously attack the Second Amendment do so by invoking their free speech protections under the First Amendment. Yet they seem blind to the realization that the First Amendment itself is only made possible by the Second Amendment that balances power between the people and the government, ensuring that the individual right to bear arms serves as a check and balance against the monopoly of violence every government inherently seeks. Obama threating to bypass Congress and create laws by executive order is an example. A government with a monopoly of force is a government that respects no boundaries and honors no limits. Grasping this point requires competent, critical thinking, which is why so many who now flourish in a diet of pop culture idiocy and media sensationalism fail to understand it. 

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Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 01:49 PM
If folks really wanted to end gun violence it is easy. Pass a law making the use of a gun in a crime for anyone of the age of 13 or older a mandatory 20 year sentence the first time and a death sentence the second. Granted, knife and razor related crimes would skyrocket, but it would eliminate the use of a gun in 99% of crimes. You can't legislate crazy, so those are going to still occur.
Ken January 19, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Agree that the use of a gun or any type of a weapon in a crime should be considered an aggravating factor and carry an additional 10-15 year sentance for a 1st offense that CANNOT be served concurrently with the sentance for the main crime. All weapons related sentences would have to be added to the original sentence. Death penalty for crimes involving use of a weapon that does not involve murder is not reality. Such a sentance would be thrown out as unreasonable. Few states even have the death penalty for horrific crimes. For a second offense using a weapon during a crime could draw a mandatory 15-25 yr additional time. If the base crime had a 5-10 yr sentence this would lead to combined incarceration of 20+ years. 3rd offense for crime wtih a weapon 30-50 yr min. additional. Another words when added to the original sentence this could be the equivalent of life in prison for some of these repeat offenders.
Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Amen. OK, I can compromise on that. So why don't they do it? The gang bangers that run Chicago wouldn't be around after a year. It's amazing how much that would clean up America's issues - and make people more secure. You can't secure people from crazy. Crazy will find a way.
Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles By Edmund DeMarche Published January 19, 2013 A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a 'terroristic threat.' But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to 'threatening to harm another student,' which apparently carries a lesser punishment. Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials said the girl made the threat on Jan. 10 as she waited for a school bus with friends. A school official overheard the remark and searched the girl's backpack and did not find the Hello Kitty gun. The next day, the girls involved were 'interrogated' by school officials, Ficker said. By the time the girl was done speaking to administrators about the incident, she was crying, he said. He called her "the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania." "What parent that you know would want their 5-year-old questioned about making terroristic threats without them in the room?" Ficker asked. The Associated Press contributed to this report Welcome to the crazed school administrators.
OvertaxedOne January 19, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Murder, Types of Weapons Used Percent Distribution by Region, 20111 Region "Total all weapons2" Firearms "Knives or cutting instruments" "Unknown or other dangerous weapons" "Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)3" Total 100.0 67.7 13.4 13.1 5.8 Northeast 100.0 66.0 16.0 13.9 4.1 Midwest 100.0 71.6 9.4 13.0 6.0 South 100.0 69.1 13.2 11.8 5.9 West 100.0 63.3 15.3 14.7 6.7
OvertaxedOne January 19, 2013 at 03:35 PM
To clarify, the chart. guns are used 63-71 % of the time for murder but not all the time. In the Northeast and Midwest which have some of the strictest gun control states vs the south, their average is above the freewheeling South.
Steven DeVaux January 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Legitimate? Oh really. I thought Patch decided what was legitimate? In terms of the first shot of the civil war, that rests with a Democrat. Lincoln was a Republican. It was the Republicans that freed the slaves, not the Democrats.
New Englander January 20, 2013 at 04:43 AM
5 people get shot today at "Gun Appreciation" day.. imagine that!! Oh the irony! http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/19/16603029-5-accidentally-shot-at-gun-shows-in-north-carolina-ohio-indiana?lite
Tony Xavier January 20, 2013 at 05:02 AM
My Friday night piece was not supposed to have been sent. I was having problems with my laptop.Anyway,what I was trying get across is, Americans don't have the experience of living in a country where the government has total power over its citizens as I have. I lived it 1939 to 1955. I was a kid then but not excused from harsh punishment meted out by the national Police,nobody was.So;my point is be careful of what you wish for.Give the politicians the power to change the constitution and restrict ownership of guns today.what will they change and restrict TOMORROW?
Tony Xavier January 20, 2013 at 07:27 AM
Steve on your posting of 8.31 am Saturday,not sure if you referring to me,no I did not sacrifice for my country I was just 15 when I left.I did however "VOLUNTEER" for the armed forces of the united states of America serving 5 years.I was not even a citizen yet at that time.Contrary to many I felt it was my duty to help safeguard the freedoms of this great country.
Steven DeVaux January 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Tony, Politicians look for control of people. You wish it was that they served the people but their actions over the last 25 years in America show that they are in it for themselves. They are "control freaks" to the extreme. Yesterday it was medical care, today guns, tomorrow? Today's Democrats have all the hallmarks of the rise of facsism in Europe in the 1930's in Spain, Germany and Italy to name a few.
Steven DeVaux January 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Yeah, as the article says "accidentlly". In the meantime 6 people were stabbed, 3 people were killed by drunk drivers and 12 babies died when their mothers (not fathers mind you) exerted their right to murder them. Oh yes, it was a busy day in America.
Steven DeVaux January 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM
No Tony. That honor was reserved for Catherine Shilling of Brookfield.
Steven DeVaux January 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Welcome to the law of unintended consequences. Todays fascists are actually causing a huge surge in freedom loving Americans acqusition of self defense weapons. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2013/01/18/fox-news-poll-gun-rights-and-gun-control/
G Jenn January 20, 2013 at 02:53 PM
http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/18/biden-to-nra-we-dont-have-the-time-to-prosecute-people-who-lie-on-background-checks/ Plugs doesn't have the time to do proper background checks.
Steven DeVaux January 20, 2013 at 03:35 PM
If they don't have the manpower or will to enforce existing laws againest law breakers, why are they forcing even more laws on law abiding citizens that they won't enforce?
Tony Xavier January 20, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Steve,you know what "paranoia" means don't you?"if you see something say something,if you hear something do something"??? .Our country is starting to adopt the sickening syndrome of communist Russia and the Spanish inquisition.That 5-year-old girl in Pennsylvania fiasco is a perfect example of what I'm talking about,the buss driver heard something and right away did something.The poor kid does not even know what terrorism means,she is simply repeating words she has been hearing from adults and TV.The buss driver and school officials should have gotten 5 lashes for their stupidity and lack of common sense.The travesty of all this is, it has become a common practice these days.Again,HISTORY repeating itself,were it thousands or millions during the inquisition? what about Europe during the war people destroyed because somebody" saw or heard something".
Rob Gianazza January 20, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Tony, a Zero Tolerance policy means Zero Tolerance. There is no room for discretion. These aggressively violent children need to be disciplined without any discussion of the severity. This is the position that has been presented time and time again. School administration uses the law to enforce policies for fear of being sued. Common sense has been replaced by policy. Look at the composition of people on school boards. They feel that they can reach into your pockets and tax you and if you object to the taxation they call you anti-education or anti-child. But there is a way to fix this... People with common sense and realistic values need to run and be elected.
Rob Gianazza January 20, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Did Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, really say that? Let's recap what that means. We, the Federal Government, don't have time to do our due diligence, so instead we will trample on our own constitution, the one we swore to uphold against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC, and create laws to prevent law abiding citizens from their god given inalienable rights.
Wondering January 20, 2013 at 06:33 PM
What do you think about the news out of New Mexico?
G Jenn January 20, 2013 at 06:42 PM
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2013/01/teenage_boys_kills_two_adults.html
Rob Gianazza January 20, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Because it was gun related? Responsible gun owners have their guns properly secured. Perhaps this will illustrate why it is so important to practice good gun safety.
New Englander January 20, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Adam Lanza's mom was supposedly a responsible gun owner too.
G Jenn January 20, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Teenage male shoots people. Gun did not. Teenage male did. Here comes the spin.
Wondering January 20, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Were those fists that came flying out of the gun?
G Jenn January 20, 2013 at 07:11 PM
No, but whose fist was holding the guns?
Bobby Caselnova January 20, 2013 at 09:31 PM
No she wasn't. If her son, whom she knew was extremely mentally ill and unstable, could get a hold of those guns, she was not storing them responsibly. Don't stereotype all gun owners because of one person's stupidity.
Michael Gianfranceschi January 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM
actually steve, its about 4000 a day that are aborted and thats just in this country!
Steven DeVaux January 21, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Teenage male age 15 goes on shooting rampage after playing Black Ops II for 24 hours as lines between fantasy and reality blurr. Let's see he had no history of mental illness, his background check would have been clean had Joe Biden had the desire to do it. So how is the current gun control proposed and mental illness legislation going to uncover him?
G Jenn January 21, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Steve, the only upside to this latest shooting is that the guy killed was a Christian pastor. That means it's one less of those damn pro-lifers to mess about with. He probably didn't have the guns locked up and deserved it. --Said no Second Amendment supporter, ever.

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