"Repeal The 2nd" Director, Rusty Austin
from Angel Shamaya
Originally published on this
website August 20, 2000
Repeal the 2nd
I have just read your "Repeal the Second
Amendment" proposal at http://www.repealthe2nd.org.
In your bid to carry forth your stated
objective, I would urge you to begin at once addressing the following facts that
you may find some way to get past them:
- You'll never cut off a black
market no matter how many laws get passed.
- Criminals will never obey a law, which is
why they are criminals in the first place.
- Britain's violent crime has climbed steadily
since they did what you propose.
- 83,000,000 of us will not give up our guns
unless by the "one bullet at a time" method, referred to by the
term commonly known as "civil war".
If your proposal is truly a goal of yours, may
I suggest you do the following in order to move your campaign forward:
- Explain to the millions of lawful,
peaceable, long-suffering and maligned gun owners who have never committed a
crime and never will why they should turn in their guns when you cannot
possibly cut off a black market of guns that would be used against them.
- Explain to the people who depend upon guns
to keep their families safe from the violent, predatory criminals how you
propose to keep them all safe considering "Dial
911" often means waiting far too long when an armed criminal is
already in your house.
- Explain to the millions of lawful, peaceable
gun owners why they should trust a government that abuses
their power at every turn.
- And then explain why anyone in his right
mind would hand over a gun when it is his only defense against pure tyranny
on the individual and state levels.
If you can accomplish sincere,
intelligent and convincing arguments to all of the above, then you might have
what I estimate to be a 1 in 1,000,000 chance to get the support necessary to
repeal the second amendment.
If you do succeed in getting the second
amendment repealed, you'll need to stay inside for a while, however, because
there will be quite a lot of shooting going on, and you being disarmed would
make you quite the easy target. Projections on the length of time the civil war
would actually take are sketchy, but after the first few weeks or months of
intense fighting in every state in the nation, you should probably be safe if
you travel in the daytime, as long as a couple of the people in your pack are
armed - but I wouldn't go outside for at least several months, so you may want
to lay in supplies if you ever get your project off the ground.
Seeing as you're from Littleton, Colorado and
clearly using the deaths of your former neighbors as a political playing card,
may I also suggest you do a reality
check on the truth behind Columbine in order to learn to maneuver around the
facts in the case. You'll need to blatantly avoid facts if you're to succeed.
Finally, along with what to you must be an
alarming number of peaceable, lawful Americans, I would fight to the death
before I'd give up my guns, Rusty. Are YOU prepared to do the same to bring
forth the measures about which you pontificate? If not, my final urging to you
is to INVESTIGATE this politically-charged issue. I offer you the following
quick access links to a few important and possibly eye-opening items for your
I look forward to hearing back from you, Rusty.
Meanwhile, good luck on your quest for the truth. Just don't expect to find it
on HCI's website. They hate the truth, which is why they lie so often.
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