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There's much talk and fear about the overseas terrorist group ISIS but it pales in comparison to America's own domestic terrorist group the NRA~ ‪#‎NRA‬
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Holy shit. I just watched the video. I hope they lock this mentally unstable nutcase up soon.
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Could it happen again?
April 19, 1995 was an ordinary day for me.  I went to my classes at Rochester Institute of Technology, and took a break for my afternoon workout. While this was going on, I saw footage of a bombing in Oklahoma City.  I dismis...
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This post seems very focused on just attacking citizen militias. There is no real comparison made. It really just seemed as if the entire argument was that patriotism and owning guns makes you likely to blow up random buildings. Our country started out with militias. That was how our country was defended. Assuming that people who want to defend our nation as it was originally defended, are lunatic terrorists is just illogical.
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Something quick
A few weeks ago, I finally got around to getting a "Million Hoodies" hooded sweatshirt.  I actually thought that it may be too little, too late.  Then I saw what happened in South Carolina, where it seems that a police office...
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Dutch artist Art Van Triest plays a dangerous game. He encourages people to break the law, just by fitting a jigsaw puzzle piece together. After tracking down different weapons that are illegal to possess (Kalashnikov, Pistol, Machete), he uses a water cutter to splice them up into traditional
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Very neat piece of art.
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What do you think of it?
 
Most of the following will be my paraphrasing based on two videos, called "The REAL Purpose of the 2nd Amendment - The Ultimate Critique of Gun Control" and “The Divine Right of Self Defense - Mike Adams documentary”. Part one will be mostly from "The REAL Purpose of the 2nd Amendment - The Ultimate Critique of Gun Control", while part 2 is more based on “The Divine Right of Self Defense - Mike Adams documentary”. To see the latter, just click on the video below and move on to the next video. Part three will be of my own creation. Everything is of my opinion. By no means is this article meant to represent the views of any other individual or group. And BEFORE YOU READ, let me just tell you that I do NOT associate myself with the left-right paradigm, and I agree with liberals on some social issues (such as marriage), ad I consider myself agnostic. I am NOT anti government, for reasons explained in a video called “So You Want to Topple the U.S. Government?”.


PART ONE: A lot of people agree that we all have divine rights, which are rights which should not be taken away. Just to name a few, many agree that we all should have the right to access clean water, good food, peacefully assemble, speak without fear and even access good health care that is, if necessary, free. But there is a right we often forget; the right to defense of self and others. The strange thing about rights, is that, they are actually boundaries. Freedom of speech, for example, can't exist unless boundaries are established to prevent those in power from harming or imprisoning those who speak against them. But who's ultimately responsible for upholding those boundaries? You may believe you have to right the speak. But what happens those rights when a group of armed people start moving from building to building, home to home injuring, killing and/or kidnapping those who disagree with them. 
This exact scenario unfolded over and over again throughout history.
It keeps repeating not really because history has been forgotten, but rather it hasn't been properly understood. What if the people who are the victims of the exact same scenario had a fighting chance? 
You believe that the government should have the monopoly on force. But in reality, the gang of armed people that I described often IS the government. 
It was the governments of the world which were responsible the genocides, ethnic cleansings, and mass murder of civilians. It was the governments who exterminated political dissidents. It was the governments which built the concentration camps and secret prisons. It was the governments who committed the worst crimes against humanity. Governments have been shown to the the most corrupt, most ruthless organizations on the planet. Even all of the worst mass shooters combined can not even come close to the scale of damage overpowered governments have caused.

When the people have no means of defense, the government has no real boundaries. We can not simply hope that their minions (often military and law enforcement who obey) to disobey. That only allows the process to start all over again. You may believe that government may be free of corruption. But in reality, positions of power attracts tyrants, bullies and psychopaths like manure attracts flies. It always has, and always will. Government attracts these types of individuals because of power over others. And for icing on the cake, they get a paycheck! What more can such a person possibly ask for? 

Once the types of individuals describe get in, who would you turn to? You can not get safety by giving more of your power and rights away to someone else. The root of the problem is a total monopoly on force. The solution is to give NO MONOPOLIES PERIOD. We as humans simply are not mature enough to deal with that type of temptation. True power balance MUST be maintained. The right to self defense is that counterbalance. It is the boundary which truly makes other rights possible. We are ultimately the ones responsible for protection ourselves and each other. However, the right to defense in meaningless without the MEANS of defense (such as a heavily armed population). This is why I believe the right to defense of self and others is a core right of animals, including humans no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, color and/or other characteristics.

PART TWO.

People who are rational, sober minded and follow a code of ethics and morals neither seek out nor create violence and de-escalate it at every level. This should be how all people operate, especially those who are armed. Perhaps the best people we can find are those who despise violence, but is willing to unleash it on violent predators if they have no other way to stop the predator(s). The right to the defense of self and others should not be selectively right for some people, such as law enforcement officers and military personnel while selectively wrong for others, such as average people who do not commit violence. Besides, in my view, law enforcement officers and military personnel are just citizens granted permission and extra (but not unlimited) power by we, the average people. Law enforcement should directly protect our communities while the military provides an external defense, only to be deployed directly in communities if absolutely necessary (in situations such as disasters, invasions, major civil unrest or a crisis in that manner).
A lot of people would agree that it is right to cause pain, injury or even death to a violent psychopath who had already killed multiple people and intends on killing more. But a question that confuses some is rather or not it is right to do it to people, rather they be regular people, or a law enforcement officer or military personnel. While this may sound scary and be crotroversial, yes, it is the right thing to do rather or not someone is wearing a uniform. Law enforcement officers and military personnel are still human beings. They, like pretty much all human beings, are not perfect, and can still go bad, just as any other person can.

To round part two up, and science people may like this part, as explained in “The Divine Right of Self Defense - Mike Adams documentary”, a lot of plants and animals practice their right to self defense. Cacti, for example, have sharp spines which teach animals to stay away. Similarly, porcupines have spines which do the same. A bird that uses a ranged defense mechanism is the Southern Grey Petrel, which had a stomach which produces wax esters and triglycerides, which can be projectile vomited onto predators. Some Tarantulas what’s called “urticating hairs/bristles”, which can be flicked off into the air at a target using their rear legs. These hairs can irritate, and could even be lethal to small animals. Many species of insects have chemical weapons at their disposal. The Bombardier Beetle, for example, uses thermal chemical reactions to launch a boiling, noxious chemical spray in rapid pulses from special glands in their abdomen. Some ants (specifically, Wood ants) can spray acid. Some Geckos can fire a black or pale sticky fluid from glands in their tail for distances up to about a meter with good aim. The Spitting Cobra can spray venom from forward facing holes in their fangs, spitting up to 1.5 meters. The California ground squirrel has been known to fight predators such as snakes by kicking dirt into their eyes. Elephants have been known to throw various objects. 
Some primates, including humans, have been known to throw various objects. And, as a bonus, I’ll mention that Turtles and Tortoises, along with shellfish, have protective shells, which is animal body armor, if you will.
Why is this important? A lot of politicians say that they want the human species to be disarmed. Though not only is this within itself is a violation of a divine right, but also, it is not possible to fully disarm every last human on the planet. To disarm people, the people doing the disarming must be armed, and thus it becomes more like power re-distribution than disarmament.

PART THREE.

So you think that a democracy (or republic) will always be sterile of corruption? Democracy is as sterile of corruption as religious holy books are of violence. Though this may sound cliche, I have changed this argument around, let's look at Nazi Germany. The Weimar republic was in a bad situation from the end of World War one to the start of Nazi Germany. Then Adolf Hitler came up, promising the people a lot of good stuff would come when he was in power. And guess what? He goose stepped his own people into a history of bloodshed. He disarmed everyone EXCEPT for the so-called "master race", which made it easier to kill Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, political enemies and more. Adolf Hitler came from the right. Josef Stalin came from the left. Yet both were capable of doing the exact same thing.

Some people make the argument that the weapons possessed by civilians is little to no match to those possessed by the government. However, not only do many of the individuals who use this argument have little to no law enforcement or military experience, and often don’t have much knowledge, or at least don’t deeply think about history. Just ask people from Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, and Afghanistan just to name a few. Guerrilla forces from these nations, along with various criminal and resistance fighter alike (often from third world countries) resisted often better equipped militaries, and succeeded. Sure, in some cases they did get help from external sources (communist bloc governments supplied communist Vietnam during the Vietnam war while the United States government supplied anti communist Afghanistan), but neither the less they won. Besides, anti armor and anti aircraft weapons can be captured from government armories and military units. Things such as aircraft, armored vehicles and artillery are often meant for SUPPORT and will NOT guarantee victory. I will not deny that technology will be a factor, but it definitely is not the only factor. It is not easy for military or law enforcement units to keep fighting when they gain little to no progress for their hard work.

I’ll wrap this up with some quotes. Most from good people, one from one of the most evil. And I know that Malcolm X. WAS racist against whites, though eventually he changed his mind.

"Concerning 'nonviolence' - it is criminal to teach people not to defend themselves, when they are the victims of constant brutal attacks." "I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence." "Non Violence is okay as long as it works." "If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality." - Malcolm X.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” - Martin Luther King.

"Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense." - Ron Paul.

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." - Mao Zedong.

Do you want to help support #gunrights  and the #2ndamendment  ? Then please share this post with people who are #guncontrol  advocates!

P.S: do you wish to keep your community safe from crime and violence? Then we must address other issues, such as economics, availability of services, substance use and population density just to name a few. There are places with a lot of guns that are not that violence, such as Kennesaw, Georgia (which requires every household to have a firearm) and Svalbard, Norway, which requires everyone to know how to use a rifle against polar bears. Restricting inanimate objects such as weapons (there are plenty of examples of homemade guns and ammunition) is not enough to address the actual disease rather than the symptoms. If I had my way on weapon control, I may improve the background check system (specifically updating information about people), and make it illegal for a violent felon to own weapons or knowingly going to transfer weapons to violent felons. Though it is already illegal for felons to own weapons, I feel it is slightly overzealous (so people sometimes end up losing their right to keep & bear arms for a "white collar" crime such as, say, a fake insurance card vs a "blue collar" crime such as unjustified homicide).
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+William Urmson This is a response to a recent post you made in the community. Though I am not the NRA's #1 fan, I just thought we could have a nice chat.

Also, I have heard that ISIS has set up camps near out southern border. No, I am NOT Islamophobic (in fact, if you look in my history, I am quite the opposite). I'd also like the mention the Israeli government's connections with ISIS, but that's another whole discussion.
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Even in NJ they are seeing more laws don't stop criminals or make anoyone safer. Only make law abiding felons.
 
When Steffon Josey-Davis was pulled over by police along a New Jersey road two years ago, the young security guard never imagined his legally owned gun would be confiscated -- and the incident would make him a convicted felon. #FoxNews http://ow.ly/KwXYD
When Steffon Josey-Davis was pulled over by police along a New Jersey road two years ago, the 24-year-old armed security guard never imagined what would become of his legally owned gun -- and his life.
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Wonder why no one posted this gun related killing?  Is it because this doesn't fit the racial profile for a problem ?
A Philadelphia man out for a walk last week was gunned down by three black teens in cold blood, and when police found the man’s body, they made a heartbreaking discovery next to it.
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Exactly.
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Though I know this is quite late (a month or so after the fact), but a good thing that came was that Bat-boy (you know who he is) is gone! Now he won't be pestering anyone on the community with his insults and unsupported views.
 
I'm sorry that I let myself not honor everyone like I should to this group, but there is virtually no action here. However, I refuse to pull it down. Long live liberty, and justice, for all!
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oddly enough these are not covered as much by the media....wonder why.
Yesterday while working, a bunch of coworkers and I responded to a shooting that took place in an apartment complex, one that we visit on a fairly regular basis. This was by no means the first shooting in this complex, BUT this one was definitely different.
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+ 1 for finding and sharing one of these examples of how the media creates a narrative and then only reports to reinforce that narrative no matter how dishonest that may be.

http://www.reddit.com/r/dgu
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The NRA shoots themeselves in the foot--again!
I was at a "visibility" focused on the minimum wage and other economic issues and in the course of conversing with one of the participants, the group in Harrisburg that is part of the "Black Lives Matter" movement came up.  I...
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Reference your own blog and seem smart. Might as +1 your own posts too. Calling green tip armor piercing is like adding the word "assault" before rifle, or "rational" before gun control. It's just dressing it up to meet your need without changing any facts.
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Michael Brown

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Do people in this group actually want a discussion on anything they post in here?  Three of the past six articles were people just shamelessly plugging their biased blogs, and when commented on they provided no facts, nor rebuttal to my comments to support their views.
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+Bigstones Mc Gee yeah thats true.  But there also seems to be a lot less of those anti-gun people willing to speak their opinions, with all these facts and statistics flying around, they tend to have less and less ground to stand on.
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I love it when people link articles from a biased source, don't do any further research, and take that biased source as a great source of credible information.  

First off this is an amendment to the "Guns Free School Zones" act , that is actually disallowing more things to include explosives and hoax devices.  

"At no point does the amendment mention any ban on real guns near schools; real guns don't fall under the definition of "explosive weapon," confirmed House Republican spokesman Cade Cothren.

The provision pertains only to those who intentionally carry an explosive, explosive weapon, permanently disabled firearm, hoax device, imitation firearm, machete, or sword," Cothren said.

Cothren noted the federal "Gun Free School Zones" act as to why real guns were not included in the amendment."


Please actually read and research prior to posting this stupid crap, they are actually trying keep people safe, and save money.  


http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/31/house-bill-bans-fake-guns-not-real-guns-near-schools/70721508/
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this is what a police state looks like. occupy the nra.
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and a lot of the public feels the same way.
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Any reactions?  P.S: please go directly to the original post, which is now updated.
 
Finally I have found a way to take screenshots and expose Pamela Zuppo, who is a so-called "liberal" and is rather extremist. Go to the links below to see some snapshots. And unless you are blocked, send this post to her and make her apologize to the people she attacked. Some links to her profiles: https://plus.google.com/113630612440279083293 https://www.facebook.com/pamela.zuppo.14 https://twitter.com/PZuppo

#cyberbullying   #hypocrisy  

P.S: if you want to see more of her junk, go to https://plus.google.com/113630612440279083293/posts/9KH1kj6i232 and see how hateful she is, which is funyn as you can see on https://plus.google.com/113630612440279083293/posts/36557Njeabk .
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another blood sacrifice to gun god ... children must die to protect the Precious ...

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+joshua Deshautelles keep tryin honey ... keep tryin ;-)
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Interesting.
 
Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar. #FoxNews
The FBI may be cooking the books when it comes to collecting and releasing data of mass public shootings in the US.
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+Xenophrenia I can read, you can edit comments, you still look like a moron. Kthx.
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+Timothy Crawford, this will probably be one of the last, if not, the last times we face. I have this to say: please watch this video and Want to see all firearms banned? Watch this!. One of my last arguments is, that, according too 5 Facts About Guns, Schools, & Violence, the crime and violence rate is still GOING DOWN. Though tragedy still happens, it is increasingly getting rare. Along with that, please go watch UK to ban KITCHEN knives? - Sacrificing freedom for security? and Stealing citizens' property via ban: RCMP prohibited Swiss Arms Classic Green rifle . And some of my other arguments are: if you really want too be 100% safe, then lock yourself in a bunker with a onboard electric generator (preferably powered by woodgas, and/or have solar panels), water well, and aquaponic system with no physical contact with society except for maybe medical attention. That's about as safe as you're going to get. Is life worth living being locked up in a bunker (not to be confused with using it a shelter, ie, a stand-in for a regular home)? Not in my view. We take risks: that's just what most of us do.
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+Michael Brown I totally agree!
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Notification of a debate on "Guns should be banned in the community" at the Debating Chamber G+ community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108219159728178201016).  At this posting both debate participants and voters may still join in.
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DEBATING CHAMBER is the name of the community.  The link again is https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108219159728178201016 .
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+Michael Brown Thanks for the comment Michael.  My main standard for posting is that the content is a meaningful contribution to the discussion and and the points are on target.  Particularly for a comic accuracy of details is less central.  That does not mean that correcting the careless or oversimplified is unwelcome.  Please do.

Regarding the comparison to slave ownership, I took the point to be that just because people have come to accept something doesn't mean it is right.  To emphasize the point he offered an extreme example.  The point was not that owning a gun was comparable in stature to owning a gun.

This is actually a pet peeve of mine.  I'll illustrate my point my comparing myself to Adolf Hitler.  Adolf Hitler had two legs; I have two legs.  Indeed, not only that but we have much more in common, Adolf and I.  Comparisons can be made with an effort to subtly suggest a much broader association.  I didn't take that to be the case here myself.

Thanks for weighing in Michael.  I know this issue generates visceral responses and appreciate your efforts to step back and be thoughtful.

Cheers, Paul
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