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We don’t need to surmise that the Democratic Party wants to ban all guns; not only select types of guns. Democrats have advocated against gun ownership for decades and their political kin in Europe show us their vision. Thus, a proposal to seize high-capacity magazines or particular weapons by way of financially penalizing ownership is reasonably assumed to be the first step of several toward confiscation of firearms generally.
This must be a line in the sand for freedom-loving Americans. One gun grab cannot safely be assumed to be the last. If such seizures are tolerated by degrees, we will be unarmed by the time need of resistance becomes unavoidably clear.
American citizens should not comply with any such unjust law which ultimately aims to leave citizens defenseless against tyrannical government. Governors, mayors, police agencies, and prosecutors should not comply with enforcement of such an unjust law.
The US Constitution is unique in that it assumes the existence of natural rights — innate human freedoms which precede any government and cannot be ultimately suspended by any government. Self-defense is such a human right.
But though natural rights persist morally through any tyranny as a condition of immutable human nature, they are borne to fruition only by the forceful insistence of individuals. Freedom is not a license but an ability. Exercise maintains its strength.
The freedom to both possess and “bear” weapons — “arms” and not only firearms — is inviolable. Law secures it only while the will to secure it remains evident. Without assertive citizens and officers devoted to fundamental principles, laws are so much paper to be burned by the whims of autocrats.Published in