Thursday, February 22, 2018

Notes from Canada

Glen Filthie's observations on the gun laws in Canada, enforcement, and reality.

You should read the whole thing, but here's my favorite quote.
If I had one recommendation for Americans, it would be this: if the Second Amendment falls - then you let those liberal fart suckers know that it ALL falls. Their right to free speech goes out the window with your right to keep and bear arms. That in turn should be a declaration of war against those who support the Constitution, and those that won't. Because once you let one group of miscreants start chipping away at it - they will ALL want to re-write it in their favour.

5 comments:

Jonathan H said...

Good point - the whole Bill of Rights is a package deal; removing one part invalidates the other parts of it.

A Reader said...

I have also seen this idea cropping up in other places. ESR wrote about it recently. I don't know how to go about pushing it out though. I don't know which of my liberal acquaintances are still open enough to new ideas to check their more determined fellows. The only folks still amenable to reason are moderates. We can educate our own side to fill gaps in their knowledge and help others reach their moderate friends, but the rest?

Maybe it's just projection, but it seems to me hearts and wills are hardening on both sides. I've been fighting mad many times in recent days. I have three friends I'm close to writing off forever. One of them stood with me on the day I am married my bride. I counted them family, but they are all of three of them deeply hostile to RKBA, to those who oppose them, and make their contempt for the likes of us very clear. The word friend no longer applies.

Will said...

I don't recall the details, but the Bill of Rights was required by the original colonies/states before they would ratify the Constitution. Removing any part of the BoR automatically causes some, or all, of those first states to leave the Union. It's part of their state Constitutions to leave if it gets modified. This may be the definition of Constitutional Crisis! Fun times ahead!

McChuck said...

Traitors to our nation should fear the consequences of their actions. Otherwise, treason would be a popular sport, televised on the nightly news. Oh, wait...

A Reader said...

I'm a Texan. To best of my knowledge, my State's Constitution doesn't stipulate anything like that, but I still think the rest of the BoR would be void until we can reinstitute a Constitutional government. We should still be very careful to retain our common law heritage, including trial by jury for those who have betrayed us and are taken alive. The State governments and their laws would still be in force, so that seems doable. It would be tragic to burn the bones of the Republic while fighting to revive it.