June 24, 2012

Civil Liberties - Chinese Style

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." (Second Amendment to the Constitution.)

From the Examiner:
A report issued by the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China has included U.S. gun ownership among a list of human rights violations, Law Enforcement Examiner Jim Kopuri reported yesterday.
"The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" was published last Friday on the PRC’s Consulate General in New York website.
“The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens' lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership,” the report claims. “The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent of the world' s civilian-owned guns, with every 100 people having 90 guns [and] 47 percent of American adults reported that they had a gun.”

We have some opinions about that:

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
~ Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights.

"The great object is that every man be armed . . . Everyone who is able may have a gun."
~ Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution.

Chinese Style

"The advantage of being armed . . . the Americans possess over the people of all other nations . . . Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several Kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
~ James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, in his Federalist Paper No. 46.

American Style


Doom said...

I don't own a gun. I own... 8? Of course, I have my eye on three more, for sure... for now. :) And I have a reloader, thousands of rounds stored, enough components to make thousands more, and can shoot pretty darn good. Some civil rights abuses I simply can't resist!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It's called keeping government of "We the People".

LL said...

An armed society is a polite society.

sig94 said...

Doom - never let them know how many you have. Let 'em find out themselves ... the hard way.

sig94 said...

Odie - The more I read "We the People..." the less I think it has anything to do with our government.

sig94 said...

LL - yes indeed. Words meant something back then and you'd better be prepared to back up what you said. Not like today's fools who blather on without a thought for any consequences.

My Country, My Home said...

Obama's anti-American regime is trying to win the Hispanic vote, but he must think that everyone is as stupid as the progressive voters. .
For a Hispanic Young Adult to prove that their parents brought them here, they must turn in their parents... We do not have a President. We have a dictator.
Typical Stupid Progressive Thinking.

Jan Brewer needs to order her law enforcement officers to escort the illegals to the border themselves and throw them all out of this country. . And our Republican politicians need to grow a pair ad stand up to this wannabe Dictator. . Not even the liberals in Congress should be willing to put up with this. Impeachment.

Tim Shey said...

I would rather be dead than live in China.

"Freedom to Bear Arms"