The lack of gun control, at least as envisioned by those who lust for more power and control, prevents this from happening. The “inconvenient truth” is that the legal personal possession of guns deters crime (see the empirical work of John Lott).
But there is more to the story than individuals with gun permits attempting to protect their families.
America Cannot Be Conquered
America has a hidden army, much larger than its paid army and much larger than any army in the world! It exists primarily in flyover country which must put terror in the hearts of coastal Statists, which in itself is a good thing.
Here is an account from an unknown author on the internet. The numbers have not been verified but they are overwhelming enough, I think, to conclude that America cannot be conquered.
Unless you live in the Swamp, that should be comforting.
A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion: There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin…
Allow me to restate that number: 600,000! Over the last several months, Wisconsin ‘s hunters became the 8th largest army in the world.
(That’s more men under arms than in Iran. More than France and Germany combined.) These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, And NO ONE WAS KILLED. That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania’s and Michigan’s 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY.
Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia, and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It’s millions more.
________ The point? ________
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower! Hunting… it’s not just a way to fill the freezer. It’s also a matter of national security.
That’s why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed. Food for thought, when next we consider gun control. Overall it’s true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters don’t possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain…
What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???
For the sake of our freedom, don’t ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.
(If you agree, as I do, pass it on, I feel good that I have an army of millions who would protect our land, and I sure don’t want the government taking control of the possession of firearms.)
AMERICA! Armed legal citizens are not the problem!
Here is an excerpt from a longer piece from The Daily Caller succinctly detailing the "Russia Collusion investigation" -- and a whole lot more, including an interview with former Special Prosecutor Joe DeGenova, who lays out in simple detail exactly what his "scandal" that has dominated the "news" is really all about. If you are sincerely interested in the facts and truth of this matter, you would do well to read it in its entirety -- including the 99-page government report.
"The FBI used to spy on Russians. This time they spied on us. what this story is about - a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton from a clear violation of the law with regard to the way she handled classified information with her classified server. Absolutely a crime, absolutely a felony. It's about finding out why - as the Inspector General is doing at the department of justice - why Comey and the senior DOJ officials conducted a fake criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton. Followed none of the regular rules, gave her every break in the book, immunized all kinds of people, allowed the destruction of evidence, no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrant. That's not an investigation, that's a Potemkin village. It's a farce.
And everybody knew it was a farce. The problem was, she didn't win. And because she didn't wain, the farce became a very serious opera. It wasn't a comic opera anymore, it was a tragic opera. And she was going to be the focus."
ONE YEAR AGO, Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end. His election as the nation’s first black president was a major accomplishment for him and for the nation. Time will never erase that achievement.
But as time passes, this may be just about his only lasting political accomplishment; his legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives are disappearing rapidly. On domestic policy:
Energy: The Keystone XL Pipeline has been approved. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been approved and is operational. U.S. energy production is up, and gas prices are down. Deep Obama administration reductions in offshore drilling leases are in the process of being reversed.
Education: The Obama Education Department’s Title IX “guidance” to colleges and universities mandating how to treat sexual assault cases has been rescinded. Numerous Education Department programs begun in the Obama administration are being terminated.
Environment: The Obama EPA’s Clean Power Plan to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant, the implementation of which was already blocked by the Supreme Court, has been rescinded.
Labor: The Obama-controlled National Labor Relations Board rule treating franchise chains as single employers for the purpose of collective bargaining has been repealed.
National parks: Obama’s vast additions to U.S. national monuments in Utah have been rescinded.
Internet: Net neutrality has been repealed.
Immigration: The Obama executive order on Deferred Action Against Parents of Americans, which was blocked by a federal court, has been rescinded. His executive order on Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals has been rescinded, awaiting potential congressional action.
Health care: Obamacare has been significantly modified by regulations to allow new, less costly forms of health insurance and by the repeal of the individual mandate. Additional regulatory changes are coming this year. As the health exchanges continue to shrink, the principal impact of Obamacare will be the expansion of Medicaid enrollment.
Consumer protection: The structure of the Obama-era Consumer Financial Protection Agency has been ruled unconstitutional by the District of Columbia Circuit Court because it is unanswerable to any elected government official. The CFPB is facing additional legal and legislative challenges.
Economy: The economic recovery beginning in 2009 produced historically slow economic growth, a declining labor participation rate, stagnant wages and increasing food stamp usage. Today’s economy is growing more rapidly, the labor participation rate is up, wages are beginning to rise, and food stamp usage is down.
On foreign policy:
Military: Reductions in military spending and U.S. troop levels are being reversed.
ISIS: Changes to the Obama rules of engagement for using military force led to the rapid defeat of ISIS.
Environment: The United States has announced its intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
Trade: The United States declined to join the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership.
Iran nuclear deal: The president has declined to certify the Iran nuclear agreement, which the Obama administration negotiated, setting the stage for withdrawal or modification.
Syria: The president has used military force to enforce Obama’s “red line” against Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
Ukraine: U.S. policy toward Ukraine is changing; the U.S. will now send lethal weapons to assist Ukraine in resisting Russian aggression.
Cuba: Obama’s opening to Cuba has been put on hold.
Israel: The United States and Israel have restored their historically close relationship.
Egypt: The flirtation with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been replaced by U.S. support for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Overall, with the exception of a shrinking Obamacare and the CFPB, no significant initiative of the Obama administration remains in place. The near doubling of the federal debt during his eight-year presidency — from $10 trillion to $19 trillion — seems like a very high price to pay for such ephemeral results.
The Obama presidency is vanishing before our eyes. In only 12 short months, the legacy of Obama’s presidency is best captured by the motto of a well-known disaster restoration company: “like it never even happened.”
The above was lifted from the text of the new Oath of Office and Ethics swearing ceremony that will soon be required of every elected official and mainstream media reporter.
I oughtta know; I wrote it.
2017 will be remembered by any remaining historians with integrity as a watershed year for the Government-Media Axis of Liars. With the surprise election of Donald Trump, the MSM (Mainstream Media) was publicly shamed by the revelations (courtesy of “alternative” news sites and social media) of their intimate collusion at every level of the Establishment, most notably, the inadvertent public unmasking of the Deep State.
Desperate times call for desperate action, especially by those who are – well, - desperate. The threat to the Deep State/Establishment government by the ascension of a political Outsider kicked that desperation into passing gear as “CYA” became the Order of the Day, necessary to preserve the corrupted status quo cohorts in the MSM portrayed as Truth and Fact, not the mistruths, half-truths and outright lies they actually are. Occasionally, there was a Good Truth and a Bad Truth reported to satisfy the Fly-Over Rubes who might actually be paying attention instead of concentrating on Dancing With The Stars.
As any PAC-12 football coach can tell you, Desperation plays are usually problematic and most often deadly. Such has been the case with the hubris-laced plans of the Deep State to Deep Six Donald Trump and/or his presidency. While laughingly unsuccessful, the desperation for self-preservation remains a powerful motivator. It has been recently revealed the Trump Administration and certain Republicans in Congress are engaged in behind-the-scenes talks not only to extend the Government’s “bulk surveillance authority” (spying on individual citizens without suspicion or Probable Cause) but to extend that power even further by declaring, as a matter of law, any information obtained would be valid, lawful evidence in any criminal prosecution, thereby effectively gutting the protections of the 4th Amendment. In Desperation mode to maintain the corrupt Establishment/Deep State, the “tyranny of the Majority” in Congress is moving forward surreptitiously to eviscerate even more of what Freedom, Liberty and Individual Rights remain.
Not to worry. This is a bi-partisan effort.
On the other side of the aisle, recent comments by the President and certain Democrats strongly suggest the World’s Greatest Negotiator is open to “deals” that would get his autograph on legislation for “Dreamers” and other Immigration issues anathema to his base and a contradiction of the dogmatic “you can be sure of that” promises made during the campaign. Put more simply: The Donald appears ready and willing to cut whatever deals necessary and “take the heat” to win the Inside-The-Swamp Popularity Contest to remain in power.
The above “oath” has become necessary to acknowledge and justify both politicians and media members in their on-going obfuscation of Truth and Fact.
All this goes to prove the prescience of a distant relative of Lord John E. Acton, Lord Alfred E. Neuman-Acton who infamously observed: “Power corrupts; absolute power is kinda neat!”
"The trial of Nevada rancher and leader of the Sagebrush Rebellion, Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a co-defendant ended yesterday in a mistrial. Why? Because the government had lied out of its ass to the judge and hidden evidence that would have significantly aided the defense. In other words, in a legal system that has reframed “adversarial” to mean “win at any cost”, the prosecutors decided to put Bundy away and they decided that a little perjury was no big deal. It was, as they say, a day ending in “y.”
Who wouldda/couldda thunk it!? America’s pristine, “Rule of Law-Justice for All” Judicial System, featuring officers, agents, prosecutors and institutionalized bureaucrats of the “Deep State” Bowling Team would play “Hide The Weeny” with exculpatory evidence? Say it isn’t so, AG Jeff! (Sarc: OFF) At least we can rejoice Presiding Robe, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro, still maintained a firm grip on jurisprudence: “The failure to turn over such evidence violates due process.” And here's the rest of the story...