He who has the legal right to own a gun has limited sovereignty. The government wants to assert total sovereignty, as if it were God. So, governments always press for gun control. This is a matter of political philosophy.
In America, the people are the Sovereign, and we have the monopoly on all force here. We own and we operate the weapons from guns to the baton on the hip of a state trooper. We own the satellites, the aircraft, all platforms, and all assets right down to the freeways, parks and several college campuses.
How we are taken seriously is evident in how we forbid police choke holds, heavy aluminum flashlights or code three pursuits through neighborhoods as a matter of policy and get our wishes. Change occurs with involvement, and if we want to keep this custody, care and control of our servants and our assets in 2012, we’ll need to see the repeal of all gun control as a statement of their confidence in the people, their obeisance of the law, and as a recognition of who is the Sovereign. We will not see smaller government without these no matter who is elected president.
Larger government? This is a safe bet.
1. 90 million gun owners are keenly aware that there are more patriots in our government than liberals may believe, and they do not wish to goad Americans into starting something. This is not entirely due to the ‘gun lobby’, but due also to the integrity of many officials that we are not already overrun with gun bans and tyranny.
2. 90 million gun owners have too great a love of due process, and live by it whether they like it or not. This is a very important feature of character non-gun owners must appreciate as a shared value with gun owners. Perhaps it might be best for non-gun owners and gun owners to team up in 2012?? Hmm.
3. With due process, 90 million gun owners and other patriots have an intact legacy to hand down, which would not be possible if we were goaded into violence. That legacy is not only the law, but lives in the spirit of the liberty values, understanding of our sovereignty, our dedication and knowledge in self-rule, and faith in our system. Without these, independence means little, and it is these which gun control and centralization seek to destroy.
This is all about retaining the sovereignty held by gun owners in the face of government attempts to restrict it.
This is not just about self-defense from violent people. It is about a specific philosophy of civil government. The state does not possess a monopoly of sovereignty.