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Empty NRA criticism

| Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 8:58 p.m.

After watching the talking heads asking “Why do we need assault rifles?” — it should be obvious. I will use David Gregory of “Meet the Press” badgering NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre as an example.

Mr. LaPierre was trying to use common sense in explaining that gun-free zones are an invitation for psychopaths to prey on schoolchildren and that a trained armed officer is the best deterrent for stopping these evil people. But politicians like Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein piled on, citing “gun control” as the only alternative. Their motives are strictly political. They know armed people are a threat to their goal of total government control.

The aforementioned senators were part and parcel to the violation of our Posse Comitatus Act along with Attorney General Janet Reno when law enforcement used “armored vehicles” to incinerate 80 Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993. Prior to that, three people were killed in August 1992 at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, for being white separatists. Both accounts are called “tyranny” — and that is why we as citizens need to be armed.

By the way, no citizen owns an “assault rifle.” That is just a term to scare the uninformed into agreeing with the erosion of the U.S. Constitution.

President Obama just won a second term largely by using class envy to continue to divide and conquer this nation. He promised the “have-nots” the wealth of the “haves,” knowing he can influence popular opinions and votes that way. Roughly half of the population does not care about trading “liberty” for security. Hence, they unwittingly become enablers to destroy the Constitution.

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

D.R. Lewis

Chicora

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