Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Massive Civil Disobedience on the Way?
Whether strict new gun controls come from Obama's executive orders or Congress, it could trigger massive civil disobedience and, perhaps ultimately, active resistance based on perceived government violation of the Second Amendment. Civil disobedience has a long history in the U.S., and around the world (e.g. India, China) For instance, it was used before to the American Revolution (Boston Tea Party) and was used by Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1960's to secure equal rights for black people. This is just an example. See also for another perspective. If the Left pushes through strict new gun controls, this could be the beginning of serious, violent challenges to government authority. The Second Amendment is not an absolute right so let's hope sanity prevails and there are no extreme measures (e.g. banning possession and sale of "assault rifles." )Let's hope government respects the Second Amendment and we don't start down that road. Stay tuned!