WANT MORE GUN CONTROL? ENCOURAGE MORE SELF CONTROL
By Keith Hardine
Self Defense Consultant
On MSNBC Live-2/22/18, at 9:48am ET DANA LOESCH (at CPAC) said:
“I want you to all ask yourselves where are the stories about how 38 states submit less than 80 percent of criminal convictions to the background check system? It's only as good as what's submitted to it.
The murderer in the Charleston shooting was able to pass a background check even though he was a prohibitive gun possessor, because as former FBI director James Comey said, “They made a mistake. It was a paperwork error.” In Sutherland Springs, this mass murderer was able to go and mow down a church full of people why? Because the Air Force did not report his conviction.
* Source: At CPAC, Dana Loesch Demolishes Hypocritical, Gun-Grabbing Media, & Two-Faced Politicians.
I think that the same argument of bureaucratic incompetence applies to illegal immigration regarding Sanctuary States like California, where many local, and State Officials continue to pass legislation to “shield illegal aliens, including those criminally convicted, from federal detection and deportation while giving them new rights and benefits. And most controversial are measures like California’s SB 54, barring local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if they are arrested only for a minor offense and otherwise eligible for release from custody.”
Our institutions of Government are becoming more destructive, rather than protective of these ends. In California, Progressive-Liberal logic says that teachers are not allowed to shoot back if under attack, and criminals face no mandatory sentence enhancement for using a gun in carrying out an attack. Governor Jerry Brown did this at the same time that he signed Assembly Bill 424, making it illegal for teachers to be armed on K-12 campuses for self-defense. Senate Bill 620 removed the mandatory enhancement for using a gun to commit a crime from the Penal Code and placed it at the total discretion of the judge presiding over the case, and there is no telling what the outcome of that might be. One might as well conclude that the California legislature and Governor Brown have made it illegal for teachers to be armed in schools for self-defense.
The ChicoER confirmed that, “...on the one hand Brown and the Legislature make it more difficult for a teacher to protect children against gun-wielding criminals, while on the other they reduce potential penalties for gun-wielding criminals.”
* Source: Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Removing Penalty for Using Gun in Crime | Breitbart
The policies and laws just mentioned do not reflect our Founding Principles described in the Declaration of Independence—“that to secure these [Unalienable] Rights Government are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” I see neither Unalienable Rights, nor “the consent of the governed” being secured, or even being considered in any public policy that Democrats and some Republicans are pushing today, other than maybe a handful of conservative Republican caucus members, and President Trump, who doubled down on his suggestion that “arming teachers could help prevent school shootings.”
On Thursday, 2/22/2018, he added that “those trained to use firearms should receive extra pay” as well. THIS IS A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA, AND A SOUND ONE IN MY VIEW! WHY? Because THE RIGHT OF SELF DEFENSE IS THE FIRST LAW OF NATURE, WHICH CANNOT BE ABROGATED BY ANY HUMAN LAW OF SOCIETY!
James Wilson, a Supreme Court Justice appointed by President George Washington himself, a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution—I have no doubt—would have agreed with President Trump on this one. Wilson emphasized that:
“In a state of Natural Liberty, every one is allowed to act according to his own inclination, provided he doesn't transgress those limits, which are assigned to him by the Laws of Nature..."
Even the apostle Peter exhorted Christians in 1Peter2:13-17 to “use your freedom NOT as an excuse to do evil,” but to “Fear God,” and “respect the king”—or those who are upholding our Constitution, (Article IV, Section 4, & Article VI), which represents the supreme law of United States.http://biblehub.com/nlt/1_peter/2.htm
Teachers, who consider themselves subject to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” and receive the proper training ought to step up and encourage more self government in our youth, which will come through a greater understanding—as stated by George Washington—of how “to defend their own Natural Rights of life, liberty and property; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority…to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness – cherishing the first, avoiding the last; and uniting a speedy but temperate vigilance against encroachments, with an inviolable respect to laws” that do not deprive good citizens of their Natural Right to Self Defense.
Wilson taught that because Natural Rights are based on Natural Law, they exist prior to Government. And human nature doesn’t change. It is because mankind is depraved that their needs to be available the means for good citizens to check aggressors who seek to destroy their Natural Rights. Protecting these Rights is the state's most important responsibility. But in no way does the state possess the absolute right to deprive citizen’s of their Natural Right to resist the aggressor.