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COMMON SENSE Volume I: 2nd Amendment Rights

"We're Mad As Hell, And We're Not Going To Take It Anymore!"

By Rebecca Iocca & Tom Hurst, 2005

Just who do you think is responsible for the 20,000 plus un-Constitutional gun laws on the books in the United States? They're the people that most Americans vote for in elections. They are the Republicans and Democrats. Both are the architects of ALL gun control laws that attack and restrict your 2nd Amendment rights.

The very existence of these thousands of gun laws clearly demonstrates that both Republicans and Democrats have a long history of wanting to take our guns and liberties away. Time after time they've asked us to be reasonable - to compromise our position - as they uncompromisingly, selfishly and incrementally destroy our 2nd Amendment rights. And, it is not just Democrats. Remember, it was Republican George Bush Sr. who was responsible for the import ban, and Republican George Bush Jr. who wants to re-authorize the assault weapons ban. And then there's New York's Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg, "There's just no argument here. Guns kill people, it's time to get them off the street." So, make no mistake, both parties are responsible - it is just a matter of whether you want to see your liberties eliminated now, or a few years from now. The end result will be the same... You will lose your freedom!

The means the status quo parties use to justify their un-Constitutional attacks on the 2nd Amendment are many and varied. They range from the most current, The Patriot Act, to the most common, "it's for your own safety, and to protect the children." Of course, the evidence shows that people are safer when they can protect themselves and that gun accidents are negligible in causing the deaths of children.

So, why are the Republicans and Democrats incrementally destroying the only Amendment that guarantees our liberties and safety? They want to control us. Once the government eliminates the 2nd Amendment, the lynch-pin of our freedoms and values, all of our other Constitutional rights will fall like dominoes. The unrestrained government will then wantonly prey upon and abuse it's citizens. And, as with all governments with absolute power, it will eventually become corrupt and tyrannical.

The bottom line is this: We must uncompromisingly defend the 2nd Amendment. First, every study shows and common sense dictates that guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun control laws only affect law-abiding citizens. But more importantly, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

If you truly want to continue to enjoy the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, the freedoms that our founding fathers fought and died for, you should be supporting only 100% no-compromise pro-gun, pro-liberty candidates. Please consider joining us in the fight to protect ALL of our freedoms from unscrupulous, self-serving politicians and bureaucrats. Remember, evil flourishes when good people do nothing. Take action by supporting independent candidates who are pro-Liberty!

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