Whose gun rights are we protecting?
"We were disappointed with how little this meeting (led by Vice President Joe Biden) had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment," the NRA wrote in a statement.
Amendment II: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
To which "well regulated militia" did James Holmes belong? You remember him, don't you? He shot and killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., theater nearly six months ago. His arraignment has been delayed until March 12 for his defense attorneys to decide whether he should plead insanity. What "well regulated militia" lists Adam Lanza on its roster? He shot and killed 20 school kids and seven adults in Newtown, Conn.
An online militia group has posted the following: "Our INTEL is revealing that a 'false flag' event (another major shooting) is in the works to help push the public response towards the 'anti-gunners.' We have heard such talk before, but what is of alarm here is the approach will be of a 'militia or patriot group' or groups will attack or fire upon a federal building or employees as a protest response to the gun grab this administration is promoting." Today I find that this idiocy has already found an outlet. James Tracy, a tenured associate professor at a Florida university, claims the Newtown school shooting was staged by the government and media who are in support of stricter gun control laws.
Some call for immediate action to thwart our government's plan to merge our nation with Canada and Mexico, while others warn of the threat that Mexicans are stealthily crossing our southern border so that they may seize Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California and reincorporate them into the country of Mexico.
More than 10 years ago, the nut who led the Southeastern States Alliance discovered a "secret map" detailing a planned UN takeover of our nation. It had been mistakenly printed on the back of a Trix cereal box (where, presumably, a breakfasting militiaman discovered it). Small wonder that an insanity defense for members of these groups is quite common. Do you really want these groups to get their hands on assault weapons and oversized magazines?
-- Milt Longbottom