But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT & GUN CONTROL (Part 1)
“Thou shalt not steal” (Exodus 20:15)
“They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law CONTEND with them.” (Proverbs 28:4)
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)
THE EXPERTS AGREE -- GUN CONTROL WORKS
Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung, Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein all agree -- gun control works. It makes the world safe for dictators.
Unarmed citizens cannot effectively resist dictators when they arrest people in the middle of the night on phony charges. When they imprison, enslave and terrorize whole populations. When they torture and kill the innocent.
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP WRONG?
Some years ago, presidential candidate Michael Dukakis said, "I do NOT believe in private ownership of guns. ONLY the police and the military should have guns."
The best way to test the soundness of such a theory is to find a place where only the police and the military have the guns. For example, ONLY the police and the military had the guns in Red China's Tiananmen Square.
The college age protesters were CRUSHED BY TANKS, then shot and bayoneted by soldiers. What was their crime? They protested a Communist Dictatorship and displayed a replica of the American Statue of Liberty.
Another place ONLY the police and military had the guns was in Hitler's SS Death Camps. We know the results of that gun control scheme.
Dictators don't want armed, law-abiding citizens. An armed, informed citizenry is a threat to any dictator. The film "Armed to the Teeth: the Worldwide Plague of Small Arms" is a prelude to a UN gun ban conference.
It seeks to ban all private ownership of firearms. It makes no distinction between an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) and a deer-hunting rifle. The UN conference, expected in July of 2001, seeks to override national sovereignty.
The UN is a modern day Tower of Babel, dominated by Communist, Muslim and Catholic nations. It was never friendly toward the USA, a country founded on Calvinist ideas of LIMITED government, of the people, by the people, for the people.
PRIVATE PROPERTY -- THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
The UN conference and all other attempts at gun control are in DIRECT OPPOSITION to our Constitution's Second Amendment, which declares:
“... the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The militia back then (when the Second Amendment was written) included every able-bodied male adult. Each owned his (own) gun.
The following quotes are taken from The Lessons of History -- The Founding Fathers On Right to Bear Arms by Phyllis Schlafly -- The Schlafly Report, June, 2000:
James Madison: “Americans have ‘the advantage of being armed’ -- unlike the citizens of other countries where "the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
Patrick Henry: “The great object is that every man be armed.... Everyone who is able may have a gun.”
George Mason: “To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
Samuel Adams: “The Constitution shall never be construed ... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
Alexander Hamilton: “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
Richard Henry Lee: “To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
The Second Amendment had nothing to do with hunting rights or sporting use of firearms (though these rights are implied). It had everything to do with defense of life and liberty.
An armed citizen is a FREE MAN. A disarmed citizen can quickly become a slave of any armed dictator. Gun registration has always been followed by gun confiscation, even in "free" countries such as England, Canada and Australia.
Banning private ownership of guns is theft. It also amounts to theft of our American Constitution and Bill of Rights. If the Government can steal your guns, they can steal all your other rights, too. How will you stop them?
This e-mail is my plea to YOU to JOIN the NRA, if you are not already a member. Cost of an annual membership is only about $35.00. To join, call toll free 1-800-672-3888.
The NRA fights for gun owners' rights. It supports pro-gun candidates for Congress. It defends gun owners in court. There are an estimated 70 million gun owners in America.
Yet only 4.2 million belong to the NRA. We need to TRIPLE that number.
Now is the time to stand up and be counted. Which is better -- join the NRA -- or shoot it out with those who want to confiscate your guns? Remember this: IF GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS.
Government confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens is THEFT. It is a massive violation of the Eighth Commandment “Thou shalt not steal”.
George Theiss is a combat veteran of Vietnam who now follows Lamb of God. He and his wife, Christy, have been married 42 years (in 2019). They have 8 grown children. You can contact George at email@example.com
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