“Marxist philosophy holds that the most important problem does not lie in understanding the laws of the nation and thus being able to explain it, but in applying the knowledge of laws actively to change the nation.” Mao Zedong
As we enter the second half of Presidents Trump’s first term, our rights face an old enemy. The modern Neo-Marxist left has taken control of one of the houses of Congress. The left is still smarting from losses of the last decade and is bent on revenge.
It is plain to see to any fair-minded person the right of self-protection is an absolute individual right. This right is confirmed by fact and legal precedent dating to the foundation of the nation. Every self-defense advocate should understand the 1793 Militia Act, 1876 United States v. Cruikshank, 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller, 2010 McDonald v. Chicago, and 2016 Caetano v. Massachusetts SCOTUS decisions. Any fair-minded person will see the right of self-protection is clearly spelled out.
We are not dealing with fair minded people. We are dealing with people who have no intent or concept of good faith negotiation. The modern Neo-Marxist knows ideological suppression leads to the legal grounds for the physical oppression history tells us is coming. You only disarm people you plan to oppress. The modern Neo-Marxist uses the media and the assembly to propagandize and manipulate the public.
Fortunately, the general public is oblivious to the truth and can be taught. The truth is Semi-Automatic rifles are responsible for less than 1000 deaths per year. The truth is stolen, or illegally held weapons are what are used in violent crime. The truth is lawful gun owners and their firearms are not the source of crime in America. The truth is Democrat controlled cities are the epi-centers of violent crime. The truth is SSRI’s have more culpability in mass shootings than semi-automatic rifles do.
The truth is that what matters in firearms related issues, the weapon itself is irrelevant. It is the person holding the weapon that matters. Either you are a criminal and have the firearm for illegal purposes. Or you are law abiding and firearms you own will never be used in criminal activity.
This makes the weapon itself irrelevant. Length of barrel, magazine capacity, trigger types, ammunition types, and accessories are completely irrelevant to a crime. The left focuses on the details of the weapon, not the user. This must be rejected at every turn with “the weapon is irrelevant”
While self-protection advocates have taken the fight to social media, they do so in an asymmetric and memetic fashion. This is a dispersed and effective direct action. The battleground of public opinion is the center of gravity, and individuals acting is key to long term success. Each person who learns the truth about firearms and the reasons behind our rights, is one less person living in the fog of the left’s emotion-based disinformation campaign. In this realm we are winning.
The battlefield we must focus on is the legal arena. Marxist Billionaires and the politicians they control, seek to destroy our rights in the courts and statehouses. With judges of their choosing, they will fight to subjugate using the power the left has. Money, nepotism, and deception are the bases of power of the modern left.
The recent passage of I-1639 in Washington State is a prime example of how the Neo-Marixts plan to subjugate the rights of the people. Billionaires often practice ideological subjugation in the companies they own, James Damore being a prime example. The do not limit this to the corporate realm. They seek to force their belief systems into the public sphere as well. With apparatchiks in the Washington State government acting to conceal the reality of I-1639’s impacts, they sought to enact a law that only punishes law abiding persons. Without telling the public the details of the law, or the precedent it sets of surrendering one right to exercise another, this law was passed without most Washingtonians even knowing what the law says.
While there is substantial legal, historical, and factual precedent I-1639 will not curb crime or violence. It is becoming clear the Neo-Marxist left does not care, they seek only to subjugate. The 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th, and 14th amendment are subject to the ramifications of this law. I expect this law to be an example for both sides on how to fight moving forward.
Which leads me to what I think we should be focusing on in the legal front. This is just my opinion and is purely spit balling. I could totally be wrong here and if reality proves to be different, I’ll retract any statement that appears to be off base.
I think we self-protection advocates have been playing defense for far too long. I think we have this defensive mentality because we are protecting our rights. Like a submarine 1000ft under water, we feel if we spring a single leak the whole ship goes down. I see it as a situation that we need to be on offense, that we should be setting the rules of engagement. We have legal precedent, history, and the truth on our side. Time to use it.
Democrats in the house will want action on guns. This is purely virtue signaling to their tech giant owners, media advocates, and college faculty supporters. I say we use this attempt to our advantage. The NRA and other self-protection advocates should engage them. If they want something done, let us drive the narrative.
I suggest a grand deal. They want enhanced background checks, we get a repeal of the NFA, Hughes amendment, and any restriction based on design. United States v. Cruikshank states civilians should own any weapon based on or equal to military designs. The background check should be a part of the national conceal carry curriculum.
They want mandatory training for concealed permits, we set a national standard set by a Presidential Commission that consists of the AMU, FLTCC, CMP, and other groups to develop that national curriculum. Think Utah permit. These bodies would be exempt from liability to develop and update the curriculum. This permit once issued is permanent and no state or local agency can revoke or supersede. With the caveat it can only be revoked by Federal Court Injunction upon conviction of a violent felony.
The national concealed permit is provided at no cost to the user and that current and former military and law enforcement are exempt from. The Militia act of 1793 puts all able-bodied males aged 18 to 60 in the inactive reserve. This is the “well regulated militia” of the second amendment. Current and former Military and Law Enforcement are at the center of the group of people who should be carrying ALL THE TIME.
If they want any type of liability attached to ownership, then they must allow for lawmakers who infringe on our rights to also be held personally liable if any law they pass is deemed to be unconstutional. They can be personally litigated against for using their positions of power to violate our rights.
While these ideas are just that an ideas. Untested and unverified as valid. We need to start thinking and talking about how we make sure our rights are not only protected but expanded. We have to push now.