by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
This past November both Virginia and Kentucky got new Democrat governors. There had been a question in Kentucky as to whether the election had been fixed to allow the Democrat to win but I won’t get into that here. What does seem quite apparent, though, is that wherever you get a Democrat administration almost anywhere anymore there seems to be a concerted assault on the Second Amendment.
I don’t know if these Democrat socialist wannabees were taking their cues from Beto (Hell, yes, I’m gonna take your AR-15s) O’Rourke or not, but they all seem to be headed in that direction. It should start to become apparent to folks all across the spectrum that the Democrats are the party that is out there to deprive you of your God-given rights to defend yourselves from a tyrannical government. What does that fact tell you about their intentions?
It tells me that those people have an agenda that they don’t dare push on us while we are still armed and so to push their agenda on us they first have to make sure we can’t resist them.
Needless to say, I have been doing some research on this. I came across an article on http://www.gunrightswatch.com for December 22nd. The article noted, in part, that: “The threat of multiple gun control bills coming from the left side of the aisle in the Kentucky legislature has the citizenry scrambling for a means to protect their rights.” And the article listed a whole batch of new gun control bills for Kentucky. Check it out if you can. The article also included a map of Kentucky showing which counties were in the process of enacting Second Amendment sanctuary laws. There are over 55 counties in Kentucky working on this, which is encouraging.
Another article for December 18th on https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com by Teresa Mull, tells us: “Kentucky Democrats are wasting no time in pushing gun control. They’ve pre-filed several gun control bills they hope governor-elect Andy Beshear (D) will sign into law.” Among these are Bill Request 354–Firearms, ammunition capacity, regulation of; Firearms, assault weapons, possession of, also Bill Request 354; Firearms, comprehensive regulation of, Bill Request 342 There are several more, but these will give you some idea of where they are going with this. If they don’t feel they can flat out take your guns at this point, they are going to try to legislate how you can, or can’t, use them.
Interestingly enough, Bill 342 mentioned above defines “assault weapons” and also mandates universal background checks, which means they are going to have a record of who owns what stored away so that when the push for gun confiscation comes they will know what doors to knock on to demand weapons from the owners of those doors.
So you folks in Kentucky are about to be treated to some of the anti-Second Amendment crap that the good folks in Virginia are fixing to resist–and you will have to resist also.
Professor Walter Williams had an interesting article on https://www.lewrockwell.com for this morning, December 26, 2019. I have always appreciated Professor Williams’ commentary. He tells it like it is and lets the chips fall where they may. He stated, in part, “I am proud of my fellow Virginians’ response to the attack on their Second Amendment rights. Firearms owners in the state have joined with sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties. That means local authorities will be required to protect Second Amendment rights in the face of any attempt by Virginia’s General Assembly to abrogate those rights. Eighty-six counties–over 90%–in the Virginia commonwealth have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions…”
And Williams quoted Thomas Jefferson when he said: “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
It seems ironic that we have a president in the White House who champions the Second Amendment while at several state levels we have Democrat socialists who are actively seeking to do away with it.
The Gun Owners of America, an organization I support, has noted that: “As of 11/18/19, 240 counties, cities and towns have passed Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances in 19 separate states. Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington have passed them in a majority of their counties.” You can now add Virginia and Kentucky to that list.
Strangely enough, I have not seen very much about this in the mainstream (propaganda) media. It’s like they don’t want people to be aware of the real resistance building up to what the socialists in government plan to do to us, all for our “own good” naturally–or maybe it’s really for “their own good” rather than ours.
One thing we need to realize–we may even end up beating back these gun control/confiscation efforts. However, that will not be the end of it! If we beat those people on this go-round, they will just lay off for a spell to give us time to get comfortable and then they will be back with a vengeance for the next round. As I stated in a previous article “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” That may be hard, but that’s the way it is in the real world.