Tim Lambert, my often sparring partner and proprietor of the blog Deltoid, has a fascinating quote from Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard up in a recent post of his:
(W)e will find any means we can to further restrict them because I hate guns. I don’t think people should have guns unless they’re police or in the military or in the security industry. There is no earthly reason for people to have … ordinary citizens should not have weapons. We do not want the American disease imported into Australia.
And this is precisely why the Second Amendment was included to codify the right to arms in our Constitution – so that our so-called “civil servants” could never, in fact, become our civil masters. It’s not about “sport,” it’s about control, and the Founders understood that to their bones.
I personally don’t give a shit if John Howard or Diane Feinstein or Chucky Schumer or anybody else in high office in any country or any organization around the world “hates guns.” I’m a sovereign citizen of the United States of America. You AREN’T GETTING MINE unless you want the projectiles first, and in this country attempting to take them puts you in material violation of the fundamental law of the land.
I’ve drawn my line – this far, no further.
At least here we have (for the moment) put the gun-grabbers on the defensive for a change.