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Napolitino vs. Napolitano on Gun Control

Written by Gary North on January 17, 2013

Think of this as an ideological shoot-out at the political OK Corral.

First, Judge Andrew Napolitano.

The historical reality of the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, with the same instruments they would use upon us. If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and ammunition that the Nazis had, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust.

Second, Department of Homeland Security head, Janet Napolitino.

I am proud to support the President and Vice President’s effort to combat gun violence in our country. In the aftermath of the tragic Newtown shooting, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI have worked to identify measures that could be taken to reduce the risk of mass casualty shootings. In the coming days, DHS will expand and formalize coordination of ongoing efforts intended to prevent future mass casualty shootings, improve preparedness, and to strengthen security and resilience in schools and other potential targets. DHS will work with partners at all levels of government, to address five critical areas intended to reduce the risk of mass casualty shootings in the United States: Prevention, Protection, Response, Education, and Research/Evaluation. DHS will also work with law enforcement to refresh, expand and prioritize the implementation of nationwide public awareness efforts such as the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign. This is a critical issue that requires immediate attention and I look forward to supporting the President and this Administration as we move ahead.”

This pretty much sets forth the two positions.

I was amused to see that Janet Napolitano added TM — trademarked — to the DHS’s marketing campaign slogan, “If you see something, say something.” Joe Goebbels would have appreciated that one! He was always on the lookout for ways to influence public opinion. Here is a woman who is committed to property rights of a certain kind — trademarking — but not of another kind: reserving the right to own guns. Here is a card-carrying federal bureaucrat.

My attitude is this: the Second Amendment announces in principle the sovereignty of the armed citizen. For as long as Americans possess this right, they will not need to use their guns to revolt.

We don’t need to shoot tyrants. We only need to prepare ourselves for the day when the Feds run out of enough money to enforce their trademarked slogans. That day is coming.

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53 thoughts on “Napolitino vs. Napolitano on Gun Control

  1. Totally different points of view on the 2nd Amendment. The Judge believes in it, and Big Sis just wants to eliminate it and control us peons.
    It isn't just Big Brother watching us, Big Sis is too.

    • Can anyone explain to me why there's an ad on this site for Al Franken? Something's just plain wrong having anything to do with Al Franken on here…

    • Seymour Kleerly says:

      You must realize that no one is trying to repeal the second Amendment. You're idiots and an embarassment to the other 90% of America.

      • Seymour – it must be hard to live up to your chosen moniker and see clearly when your eyes and ears are so firmly shut.

      • Why repeal something when you can hollow it out, making irrevelvant, or even reverse its meaning?

      • to formally repeal the Second Ammendment is a major and time consuming enterprise.. and will never happen because it would be too blatant. What IS happening is an end-run gutting and emasculating of the right guarantteed by that Second Ammendment. Many want the guns out of our hands…. but they will NEVER get them all, even if we must become a nation of lawbreakers. Fact is, though, any laws to take away orfurther infringe upon our right to arms is, in fact, nul and void, of no effect, and thus freely to be ignored. Which WILL happen. The present feeble attempts to "solve the problem" of maniacal violence with guns is futile and ineffective. How many laws did Adam Lanza break before he broke that window at the schoolhouse? How many more laws would he have gladly broken? Get real.. the ONLY thing that could possibly have stopped thiis multiple felon in his killing spree would have been someone else there wtih a gun. Trouble, is, ALL the others there were law abiding, thus wold not commit the federal felony involved in violaing the Federal "Gun Free" (yeah, right, it really WA gun free… unh unh… worked real well, didn' t it?) School Zones Act. And since none of the adult staff at the school would commit that felony violation of the "gun free" act, they are dead. Nice job.

      • What was that part about a well-regulated militia? Some redundant crud apparently.

      • Seymour::
        Perhaps your mistating the case is not the worst part of your statement — even if the 2nd amendment were removed the Right to Firearms remains and this regime has overstepped its authority under the Constitution on many more points and levels.
        You might well be an embarassment only to your mother, if you had one.
        To call you an idiot would be a step up you do not deserve. Troll.

      • YOU are the one that doesn’t see what is happening. This is a diffident push to ban the 2nd amendment. This administration does not like
        our constitution and is doing every thing they possibly can to over run it..

  2. The fact that obama and his DHS have purchased millions of rounds of high powered ammunition over the last 8 months gives me the jeebies, and as they take away our ONLY defense and protection against terrorists, criminals, and tyrants, obama, holder and Janet Napolitino are disarming us, and arming themselves with armor piercing high powered bullets.

    There is a lot of people who know this, and I think this is the main reason gun sales have doubled. We don't trust obama. We know about the FEMA camps, and the NDAA, taking away our Habeas Corpus, Posse Comatatus, indefinite detention, HAARP, as he slanders, smears and mocks anyone who does not agree with him taking away our freedom by his executive order on a constant basis. What are we suppose to think? He hates America. The only ones he protects, defends and praises are the muslims. He gives our enemies guns but takes ours. He refuses to close and secure our borders and gives our border patrol bean bags to protect themselves against the AK 47s that he and holder gave the drug cartels.

    He is NOT for our citizens, and it's VERY obvious to me that he hates us and is only using Sandy Hook to disarm us. How are we suppose to defend and protect our family against the crazies like Lanza? The government won't, and the police is NEVER there when something like this happens. By the time the police arrives, the burglar, the terrorist has finished and people are dead! And, that could be my family and me who are the sitting ducks for them. obama and his family are safe and secure with CIA heavily armed guards that WE pay for 24/7 while WE citizens are sitting ducks. He has just empowered them to do whatever they desire to us, taking self defense out of our hands and putting the weapons in the hands of the terrorist and criminals, and the tyrannical government. I fear obama and the government more than I do the burglar.

    • onewildman says:

      They in fact ordered 1.2 billion rounds of .223 and 1,000,000 magazines for them. The military only uses 70,0000 rounds a year. They are fighting a war along with yearly qualification at the shooting range. Qualification accounts for half of those rounds.

      • Red Wing 55 says:

        LOL! You are one funny guy! 70,000 rounds of ammunition for the military? Where do you make that crap up? Having served 28 years in the Army and having a son, son-in-law, and nephew that are all infantry, I can guarantee you that 70,000 rounds won't even service 1 company in their pre-deployment train-up. Heck, my son went to the range (he was assigned to 3/2 IN) with his platoon and they had over 90,000 rounds for the 35 guys to fire. But keep up the good work, as I really needed a chuckle this morning and you have definitely provided it!

    • drlgengineer says:

      Well put and right on.

    • Texas Chris says:

      They aren't taking away our "only" tools of resistance, but they are making it difficult, if not inevitable, for a revolt to avoid mass casualties from bombings, sabotage, etc.

      They really do believe we should be disarmed. Even jailed. They believe in their "rightness", which means they will never stop.

    • Folks, let’s be clear: an AR15 is *NOT* a high-powered weapon. The Springfield and M1 Garand rifles our grandfathers used in WW2 were more powerful than an AR15. When we use the term “high-powered” as the leftists and gun banners use it, we are handing them the victory in the argument before it even starts.

      The .223 (or 5.56×45 if you prefer) which the AR15 uses is an intermediate power cartridge that was adopted because soldiers can carry more of them for the same amount of weight, as compared to the .30-06 cartridge of WW2 and Korea. It is powerful enough for most infantry use. It wasn’t adopted by the military because it was “more powerful”. It is actually less powerful. It also costs less to make because it is smaller – less powder, less lead, less copper, and less brass to buy.

      Please – when you are debating the gun-banners lies, or giving your own opinion on this issue, don’t give in to this “high-powered rifle” terminology. It just isn’t true.

      • Also, we need to quit referring to the AR-15 clones as "assault weapons". They aren't. They don't have the selective fire feature which converts them to full automatic. The only difference between these demonized clones and any other semiautomatic rifles is cosmetics. The liberals are going bonkers over cosmetics! Why? They're symbolic. I'm not a big fan of Rush, but he really hit the nail on the head when he characterized liberals as "symbolism over substance" thinkers.

      • The AR-15 is definitely unpowered. It is not an effective weapon for home defense and it is thoroughly useless for hunting. My preferred rifles are the Mauser K98k (8 mm) and Moisin M44 (7.62×54). A hit for either of those rifles would knock your lights out for good. Ammo (especially surplus ammo) is easy to find and both are easily re-loaded.

        • The m-16 was never designed to kill – it was designed along with the fmj to wound severely and occupy another or many others to take care of that wounded soldier.
          Most people do not require a fifty caliber for home defense. Is the mauser or moisin more powerful??? Of course it is.
          Is the rate of fire and handle ability much better with the AR without the actual knock down power better the mauser??? Of course it is.
          Just maybe it will be your wife or kids that need to use this weapon
          Maybe a shotgun or handgun or even a 10-22 is even better.
          No one can say what is better for someone else in self defense. Maybe a ball bat or taser strategically placed will do the trick and maybe a combo will work.

    • John Detwiler says:

      I think you will find that he has bitten off more than even he can chew. And with that excuse for a woman Napolitino who uses he high handed ways to try and enforce draconian rules on the public, I can see a lot of lawsuits in the future

  3. On January 16, 2013, obama arrogantly declared himself dictator. He declared that he is the authority that knows what is best for us, not us. He's made himself lord over us, taking away our right to protect ourselves. He doesn't even protect our ambassadors or our military that he is responsible for, and is his oath to defend and protect as commander in chief. Yet, he struts up to his soap box podium and gives us lectures on mandates that puts our lives in grave danger and expects intelligent thinking citizens, who actually do think for themselves instead of mainstream media and himself, to believe his crap?!

    I do think for myself, and there are others who can connect the communist muslim dots. It does not take a rocket scientist to do this, either, because it is as plain as the muslim nose on his face.

    He wants us in a national data base, do background checks, and to investigate us innocent citizens and he won't even give us credentials to show us his background, and when people do investigate him, he uses his power of office to discredit them. He was never vetted by the Congress, the senate or any of the dems who were suppose to do their due diligence. Wow, and he has the nerve to do this to US. We are HIS boss, but he treats us like the terrorists.

    His buddy Bill Ayers, Ayers' wife, and his terrorists friends that he bunked with in college and that he still has ties with, and sees them, and he worked for the corrupt ACORN, and look at the mysterious deaths of his 3 gay lovers, and hundreds more suspicious activities, these few are more than enough cause to investigate him all the way back to his birth.

    With a president, who has access to every security secret and action in our government, and who has the lives of every man, woman, and child (300 million citizens) in his hands, your would think that would be the top priority BEFORE allowing him to even step a foot into the oval office. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, he has set the tone for his own investigation and it's past time that due diligence is done on him. He is NOT better than the people he is suppose to serve. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. He puts these mandates on us, it also applies to him. If he says he's a citizen, then he must comply to his own rules, and so much his Chicago mob.

    it's past time for him to stop using our White House as terrorist central, and stop gun running to the drug cartel and to al Quada and other terrorists groups in Benghazi. He arms them and disarms us. Wow, sure does sound like a plan to me.

    • John Hunter says:

      Why Shirley, you are a terrorist for sure.
      How dare you to expose the despots
      "transparency " with transparency.
      That is truly exposing the darkness
      with light.
      God bless you

  4. 2WarAbnVet says:

    Not "Napolitino vs. Napolitano", but Judge Napolitino vs. Janet Incompetano.

  5. There is a reason it is #2 in the Bill of Rights.

  6. It is painfully obvious that our Constitution is under attack from Democratic liberals under the leadership of the most UN-american President ever to occupy that office. The gun control debate is just the latest battle. Obama and his regime has exhibited total disdain for the both the words and intent of the document which helped make this nation great. His oath to uphold that document and enforce laws passed by Congress was an oath that he violated immediately upon assuming office. All of his actions since entering office have been to destroy, eliminate, or circumvent our laws and the individual protections provided by the Constituion. He has used lies, judicial appointments, threats, targeted bribes to elected representatives and business, etc. to enact his vision of what he thinks this Country should be, and to accumulate power for himself and others of his ilk. It has made no difference that his objectives have ensured the longest recessionary periods this Country has ever encountered, has destroyed traditions which have made this Country the go-to destination for all those seeking a better life.

    His actions should be no surprise coming from someone who has gone to extreme lengths to hide his background, beliefs, values, and origin. However, we are now stuck with this man and must concentrate on limiting the damage he does. We must look at his every action with suspicion to determine his true intent and insist that our elected state and federal representatives fight against any attempt to void our Constitutional processes and relegate this nation to a dictatorship. This battle must be fought if America is to survive for our children and grandchildren.

  7. When you reject God, He gives you a tyrannt to replace the freedom He gives his followers. Look at the Old Testament. This was predictable. Solution? 2 Chr 7:14.

  8. sam elliot says:

    where was janet and eric when BRIAN TERRY was gunned down on guns that they o.k ed,,,,, and looked the other way and failed to tell the TRUTH under investigation.Obama never went to the rescue of the TERRY FAMILY! With all the unemployment in this country, we AMERICAN CITIZENS need protection. The damage of hurricane Sandy was partly looting. Hurricane katrina, looting was a factor so gun protection can be the EQUALIZER. Why don,t obama secure our Borders and stop drugs and crimminals from coming into our country?

    • The Obama admin believes in gun ownership…..but only if you are a Mexican drug cartel gang member who will turn those guns against Americans and innocent Mexicans, or a Libyan rebel turning those guns on Americans in Benghazi. And now the Syrians. THOSE people have ALL been given GUN RIGHTS (and the guns themselves) by King Barry. But American citizens….no way. He, like all tyrants, is afraid they might be turned on HIM and his accolytes.

    • Because I believe the ones using all that freshly bought ammo will be MS13, and illegal aliens. Maybe Islamics, like Hitler used, too.

  9. Bob Marshall says:

    Not only did Adolf Hitler, once he became Chancellor of Nazi Germany call for gun control legislation but he told the children to spy on their parents. Looks like Obama and Janet Napolitano want the same policies for America.

  10. At the end of the article North writes, 'We don’t need to shoot tyrants.' Isn't that why we were entrusted with the 2nd amendment? What did I miss?

    • Rog::

      We were NOT 'entrusted' with the 2nd amendment — it is a natural right; it was put in the Constitution to restrict what must be OUR government from abuses of OUR trust.

      This regime has gone beyond that, w/o resistance from those we should hold to being OUR representatives, NOT as a rubber stamp of a dictator.

      Each representative, each 'worker' in government, must be made to feel the weight of their reponsibility directly just as they would suggest we must perform for them. Do not solely point at Obama, he cannot and will not hear you — they all must get it in their gut: we will not stand alone and pitifully cry for our rights.
      The passion true for liberty can burn their flesh and misbegotten manifestos.

  11. Not shoot tyrants ? take the fun out of everything why don't you . IMPEACH NOW !!! And then imprison all his mini tyrants like Holder and Napolitano for constitutional treason .

  12. geneww1938 says:

    Here is something for the see something say something campaign. I saw two articles, one where the judge was brilliant and the second where the D of HS Janet was just stupid.
    Every Swiss has a government issued weapon and they have the lowest crime rate in the world … Cities with the tightest gun control have the highest crime rate. Areas with lowest crime rates have leaders and gun laws that do not discourage gun ownership. 1,000,000 hunting permits and no crimes by these owners. Every mass murder criminal was a mentally disturbed person … every tyrannical government first removed the weapons of their subjects…

    • They have compulsory militia training as oppose to gun nuts who believe well-regulated means self/non-regulated.

      • They also have governance that is bound to obey its own laws — apples are not oranges.
        We have the real numbnuts gun nuts running the government into the ground.

    • John Hunter says:

      For there to be a dictatorship, guns have to be taken away first.
      And one world government is dictatorship.
      The attempt at one world gov't is an attempt to create Utopia
      apart from God-it is the building of the Tower of Babel all over
      again. Nimrod is alive and well on planet earth.
      Prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes.
      All "roads" are rapidly converging on God.
      Soon every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus
      is Lord-some to everlasting shame and some to everlasting
      Glory. All readers are urged to get on board the Ark before the
      door closes. Accepting the death of Jesus as taking the place
      that you deserve constitutes boarding the "ark".

  13. If we are disarmed, then the communist left can impose anything they want upon us! People, wake the hell up already! If you are not contacting your congressional representatives, NOW is the time.
    Remember–if we lose one Constitutional right, we lose them all under this communist Obama!

  14. It is also worth noting which one says what is needed with the fewest number of words.

    The trail of slime leading from the Democrat slug leads directly to the Fuhrer's Oval Office.

  15. the left, which fears the guns of the right, seeks to muddy the issue as being one of hunting and/or sport, whereas the right well knows this deliberate deception: the second amendment was written to protect the first amendment rights against the king himself, i.e., government tyranny, which is precisely the left's agenda.

    both sides are thus sharply but asymetrically drawn on the issue. the left knows those guns are meant for them right now if they tyrannically step out of line, and to avoid those guns, all they need to do is simply follow the constitution, but the problem is they seek to replace the constitution and not follow it. the right, and anyone else including the united nations, better know this fact as well: no one may tread on us. our forefathers brilliantly provided for this law-abiding national self-defense.

  16. Judge Napolitano for President.

  17. Napolitino, another great choice by Obama. This lady is an idiot!

  18. John Hunter says:

    "idiots" of a feather flock together.
    Vultures congregate at the road kill.

  19. Old farmer says:

    I have a heart condition and am sure that if nothing else takes me first I will die from this condition. Therefore I will resist any attempt to take my way to repulse an attack upon myself with whatever means is necessary. I am assuming they will end up killing me and that will just relieve from me the discomfort of what heart failure can bring before it kills a person. I would welcome a quick death that would be sure to come once their attack become overwhelming. Surrendering is not an option. As with many others my motto "from my cold dead hands"

  20. When she was Gov of AZ she was known in AZ as Crappy Nappy. I don't know why anyone gives her credibility or believes she was appointed by Nobama for any reason or than rubber stamp. Material to her selection: No life of her own.

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