The endless befuddlement over ‘need’

A letter poured in last week:

“Please tell me who needs an assault weapon other than our military?????? i just do not understand anyone buying one for any good reason other than assault of some horrible kind. i am 71, each day i am more troubled about the world and the direction it’s going in.”

By the numbers, then:

1) The types of weapons which cynical lawmakers now seek to ban are NOT assault weapons, which by definition are medium-caliber short carbines that will fire full-auto. “Civilian” (non-police) possession of such true assault weapons as the M-16, the AK-47, or the 1942 Fallschirmjagergewehr (the original assault weapon; I’d love to own one; a licensed dealer tells me I’d pay $40,000 to $50,000 even if one could be found) is heavily restricted.

In blatant violation of the Second Amendment, our federal masters inform us no more can be manufactured or imported for civilian use. Therefore they are scarce as hens’ teeth, generally possessed only by wealthy collectors.

If you don’t know this, then you literally don’t know what you’re talking about, and can play no role in this debate other than as part of an easily manipulable, emotion-driven mob. You’re like an illiterate asking “Why do people need so many books? People studied ‘Mein Kampf’ and then they went out and committed mass murder. Surely they could be satisfied with fewer, smaller books. I’m told in the 1780s the average family owned only two or three books at the most, and they were very small.”

Go to the range. Educate yourself. The weapons our lawmakers now seek to ban — so they can continue to impose their straightjacket of tyranny without getting nervous about our ability to resist — are semi-automatic “lookalikes.”

You think they’re doing this because they care that a few dozen schoolchildren or moviegoers are occasionally murdered by young lunatics doped up on mind-altering drugs by the psychiatrists they happily license? In Iraq or Afghanistan, the deaths of a few dozen children in a drone attack are considered “collateral damage from a good morning’s work.”

2) As ownership of a weapon useful for fighting off federal tyrants is my natural, civil, human, and Constitutional RIGHT, I don’t have to show you or anyone else my “need” to own such a weapon, any more than an American needs to demonstrate to anyone else a “need” to go to church or temple, to pray, to be secure in his or her home against warrantless search and seizure, or to write a letter to the editor.

3) Aside from the fact they’re useful for target shooting and home defense, the reason we “need” to own weapons of military usefulness is so we can organize to secede from or overthrow a tyrannical central government, any time we please. The fact that the tyrant Lincoln imprisoned newspaper editors, invaded the South, shelled, burned and otherwise murdered thousands of American civilians in order to prevent secession in 1865, has not canceled this right.

(Show me in the pre-1865 Constitution where it says the government can suspend your rights, even kill you, if you’re “in rebellion.” That the rebels of 1776-1783 would have written any such thing is laughable on its face.) The fact that the mass murderer Lincoln is honored as a hero in the tax-funded schools is one of the reasons they are more properly dubbed the “mandatory government youth propaganda camps.”

4) No, necessary rebellion in our lifetimes is not a far-fetched possibility.

Look at Cyprus, where the proper response to the government last week informing bank depositors they were going to seize 9 percent of their deposits without advance notice (assuming we still want to draw any distinction between “the banks” and “the government”) would be to blow up their banks and hang their political leaders.

Cyprus is now governed by German bankers as surely as Crete was in the early 1940s; the German bankers have just realized they’re less likely to stir up armed resistance if they can do it without resorting to goose-stepping SS legions and those aforementioned fallschirmjager.

5) What you mean “our military,” kimosabe? When the citizens of Vicksburg were hiding in caves and getting shelled to death, would they have said those war crimes were being committed by “our military”? Besides, the BATF and the FBI snipers at Waco weren’t “military,” yet they seemed to have all the firepower they needed, including armed helicopters. You’ve had 20 years to disarm THOSE civilian mass murderers, dear; how’s it going?

Go talk to the European Jews, Gypsies, and homosexuals who asked in the 1930s “Who needs a military-style weapon other than our military?” … assuming you can find any survivors. The Germans are always thorough.

Now, speaking of Cyprus, I hope no Americans are still befuddled enough to doubt that precisely such steps are coming, here. If you doubt that the banksters are also running this country — and similarly running us into bankruptcy — ask why it is that when we make such a “huge, radical” shift as throwing out “ultra-right-wing George W. Bush,” to replace him with “moderate, caring” communist Barack Obama (son of the unmarried communists Barack Obama Sr,. and Stanley Ann Dunham, acolyte of hard leftist agitator Saul Alinsky, mentored as a youth by CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis), the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve still end up being run by the same gang of private bankers out of Goldman Sachs.

When they bailed out the big banks, how is it they forgot to add a clause saying, “And if you agree to accept this money, in exchange you agree to reduce the principal owed on every Americans’ home mortgage to no more than the current appraised valuation”? Such a “reset” would have ended the five-years-and-counting financial crisis in less than a year.

And what is the response of our government to the seizure of innocent civilians’ bank deposits in Cyprus? If this nation were still the Arsenal of Freedom, as we’ve long bragged, Barack Obama today would be offering to airdrop arms and munitions to any credible group of Cypriots willing to blow up their banks and hang their political leaders. Instead, Washington does nothing of the kind. They do the opposite. They look at this coup — closely mirroring the way Frankie Roosevelt seized Americans’ private gold in 1933 — and say, “Well, why not?”

(You didn’t know the patrician looter Roosevelt seized Americans’ gold, giving them no choice when his agents the bankers grabbed it from their safe deposit boxes, “compensating” them with greenbacks at a rate of $20.67 an ounce? Wow, those “public schools” are sure teaching you everything you need to know, aren’t they? Look up “Executive Order 6102,” and note the penalty for defiance: 10 years in prison. Which would you rather have today, $414 in greenbacks, or grandpa’s 20 ounces in gold coins, now worth at least $30,000?)

“The price of gold from the Treasury for international transactions was thereafter raised to $35 an ounce ($587 in 2010 dollars) resulting in an immediate loss for everyone who had been forced to surrender their gold,” Wikipedia reports. “The resulting profit that the government realized funded the Exchange Stabilization Fund established by the Gold Reserve Act in 1934.”

The proper lesson? Place in the corrupt, government-controlled banks only those minimal sums necessary to carry on your monthly commerce. Place the rest of your assets in guns, gold, silver, and lead, well secured, and make anyone who tries to seize them pay with his life.

Even if all they’ve left you for the purpose is a semi-automatic “look-alike.”

18 Comments to “The endless befuddlement over ‘need’”

  1. Reis Kash Says:

    Vin – You are so right (as usual). Our Bill of Rights are founded in the revolts against King Charles I and James II in England during 1640-1689, which confirmed the benefit of armed civilians in that these civilian militias, armed with weapons equal to the King’s army, were able to overthrow these two tyrants. These events also resulted in due process rights, rights against self-incrimination, etc, etc. incorporated in the Declaration of Rights. Our revolutionary ancestors – whose grandfathers and great grandfathers fought in the English revolutions, used the Glorious Declaration as a prototype for the Virginia Declaration of Rights which was then incorporated into our Bill of Rights. The first 10 Amendments are the results of careful thought and a sound historical basis and we need them now more than ever before.

  2. Mike Manners Says:

    In response to to sundays article, endless befuddlement.
    Good work. See you can do more than just union bashing.

  3. David McElroy Says:

    Dead on target, Vin! And those who claim the Second Amendment writers did not envision a right to keep and bear semi-automatic rifles and pistols should recall that those who could afford them (or make them) openly mounted cannon in their yards. Civilians owned and fired cannon they were permitted to keep many years after the Revolutionary War! The Second Amendment, and the lawful militia, intended the public to keep and bear arms comparable to what a standing army would field. Every communist revolution has soon been followed up with massacres of those dissidents and “useless eaters” the tyrants have no use for. Never surrender your guns. We must live free or die trying!

  4. Reis Kash Says:

    Read a wide variety of news sources and you will see we currently need – no, not assault weapons because there is no such thing. We need battle rifles (M-1A, etc), to protect us from Obama’s dictatorial regime and his private army he dreamed of before his election – DHS. Note Big Sis won’ answer inquiries from a number of Congressmen as to why she is buying up as much ammo as possible, armored vehicles, and armored road block structures. Note Obama has declared his right to kill American citizens by drone attack and other means anywhere in the world on suspicion and at his order. Note Obama has also declared the right to arrest American citizens and detain them without trial or judicial intervention. Read the Constitution and you will see all of these events are prohibited under the Constitution. Then go out and buy a rifle and ammo (if you can find any), learn how to use it safely, and be ready when the storm troopers kick down YOUR door.

  5. Reis Kash Says:

    Bob at 71 you should know better. Read English history between 1640-1689 and you will find the sources and reasons for our 2d, 4th, 5th, and other amendments. Our Revolutionary Ancestor’s grandfathers and great grandfathers fought as militia to defend their rights against tyrannical kings Charles I and James II. They fought George III for the same reasons – to defend their liberties – and i Obama doesn’t stop and reverse his dictatorial progressions, we will have to do the same here. I don’t like the way the world is going and I’m 83, but still willing and able to stand up and say “NO” and mean it.

  6. Tatiana Covington Says:

    The correct question is “What do I want?”

  7. Ron & Anna Winship Says:

    *Since you were born in 1941 or there abouts….you must remember some great movies: “Allegeny Uprising” for example with Gary Cooper….or “Last of the Mohicans” with Harry Carey……that 1934 product. Yep, when the English were in troouble with Native Americans or those evil French…..well, they wanted American Farmers to take up their firearms above the fireplace and get out there into the mess. When the revolution occured it was because those farmers had been taken advantage of ….one too many times. Even the idle rich, thinkers, independent souls and the little guys found common ground. One thing was sure…..there would never be a time when the ownership of firearms for every American was going to be taken away. There would never be a time when troops would be quartered in homes and mansions without a personal invite.

    The Civil War did change these things…without a doubt. More importantly however, the American sense of Community has changed greatlyin the last 40 years and there is little Community Cohesion as we used to know it.

    Thanks Vin for making us all remember…that we are all in the same boat and we still need to keep pulingl those oars together in the future in order to sustain any semblance of our inailienable rights or freedoms.

  8. Jim Norman Says:

    Mr Suprynowicz,

    I wanted to write you, Re: the commentary you wrote on Sun. 3-24-13, “This endless befuddlement over need”, and give you accolades and a Thank You, I was wondering if there was anyone in
    this liberal Las Vegas with balls enough to tell it like it is, and you did! I felt that you might take some heat for telling it like it is, and wanted to make sure that you could count on me to back your stand.

    It is really amazing that so many older people that I talk to don’t remember WWII, Korean war,Vietnam, Iraq, and the other conflicts, and how many died, (58,278 alone in Vietnam) and what is the
    most surprising is in the last century over 150 million people died in the world from Tyrants, Dictators,and small evil minded dasterdly people that took over because the citizens had NOTHING to fight
    with, because these evil people had passed gun laws, and made it a crime to have one. I don’t have to tell you, that it could very well happen here, ” those that don’t remember history are doomed to
    repeat it”.

    The Japanese Admiral, Yamamoto, would not attack America on it’s soil, because he said there would be a gun behind every bush.
    Australia passed gun registration laws because of their crime rate and guess what? the crime rate soared out of sight, and guess what? they now can’t own guns without jumping thru hoops, ask
    anyone from Australia how long it took for the gov. to start confiscating their guns after registration? (They masked it with “Gun Buyback” rhetoric) But they had no choice.

    I’ll admit that something needs to be done, how about just enforcing the laws we have, and stop selling these violent video games to these little mamas boys that are on the fringe of going off the
    deep end and on anti-depresents. The video games are the method of training used by our service men and police men, and don’t we know that this is a major factor in a young warped mind taking
    it to the extreme? Look at how many mass murderers that fit into the category of these young retards, and why would anybody but an extreme liberal want to disarm Americans because of this? But
    the controllers want to use it as an excuse to disarm Americans, and they are doing a pretty good job of it. The question I always ask these dummies is What are you going to do when the lights go
    out for about 2 weeks or longer? will you arm your self with the good ole bucker knife? you can bet the Koreans didn’t in the “Rodney King riots 1992 and when the rioters saw the AR-15s,and more,
    they didn’t stop there, (In Korea-town).

    When you talked about Lincoln, How many people knows he was a homosexual, (had three different male lovers)? let his own men die at Andersonville POW camp when he could have made a
    prisoner exchange (they starved to death, no fault of the south, they didn’t have food either) The great freer of the slaves (He only freed the slaves in the states that had seceded from the union).
    He was a democrat and had intentions of sending the blacks to south america after the war. he’s a hero ??????

    And about Roosevelt, how many knows that he knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor two weeks before it happened, but he wanted to get us into a fight with Germany and Americans didn’t want a
    war? When ya tell these people these things, they look at you with the “Deer in the headlights “look and don’t believe you. He’a hero,????? So I guess it”s not so amazing that these fools think that all we
    need guns for is shooting squirrels and target practice, they don’t know about the 2nd amendment and don’t care and the reason we have that right is to protect us from a corrupt and tyrannical

    And how you described this so called leader was very kind to say the least, How anyone can put trust in this man is amazing,

    “moderate, caring” communist Barack Obama (son of the unmarried communists Barack Obama Sr,. and Stanley Ann Dunham, acolyte of hard leftist agitator Saul Alinsky, mentored as a youth by CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis), the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve still end up being run by the same gang of private bankers out of Goldman Sachs”. BTW, funded By billionaire Geo. Soros socialist.

    I wonder why obama is so concerned about taking weapons away from Patriots, ?????

    Your knowledge of weaponry and history is amazing, and really every American should know these things, but they either don’t care, are listening to the propaganda the media is putting out, or
    more interested in bassball,futtball, baskitbal scores and getting their freeloaders, freebees, and not concerned about our U.S.Constitution or how many people died to protect it.

    At any rate I enjoy your column, and now more than ever, keep up the good work and common sense,
    Jim Norman [email protected]

  9. swampsniper Says:

    It is the nature of all government to grow, and increase in power. The possibility, even probability, of abuse always exists. Our Nation’s founders were well aware of this and attempted to guard us against it.

    At this moment we are faced with a government no longer content to stay within it’s constitutional boundaries. The threat of tyranny becomes more obvious with each day.

    Only fools, and aspiring tyrants, would not fear and fight against this.

    Two quotes to remember, the difference between night and day.

    “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.”

    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    “The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed – where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”

    Judge Alex Kozinski

  10. Reis Kash Says:

    Swampsniper -Your response is brilliant and to the point. Unfortunately many of the anti-gun nuts in this country know nothing about our history and even less about the content and purpose of our Constitution. I also suspect the Obama regime is similarly ignorant and hate the parts they do understand. I’ve been doing a review of Hitler’s life and the early days of the National Socialists regime in Germany and find remarkable parallels between Hitler and Obama psychologically and with Obama’s current efforts and the early efforts of the Nazis. This is not name calling this is simply seeing what each has done.

  11. Reis Kash Says:

    So nice to read intelligent, well written columns and commentary by Vin and his readers. Some of the sites have comments by people who see everything as racial discord and their replies are pure Zombie-bama propaganda.

    We are close to war with N. Korea, Iran, and possibly others. Our country is divided as it never has been thanks to Obama’s racial and class warfare. We will be very fortunate if we escape wide-spread race riots when Obama runs out of our money his 47% ers hit the streets seeking revenge on “Whitey.” I’m 83 years old and had hoped to spend my “golden days” at peace, but I have served in two wars and am willing to serve on the right side in one morewar if necessary.

  12. Bill Boyd Says:

    Re; your 3/31 bit on the bike trails in Vegas. I’ve been an cyclist for over 40 years in several different states, and lived in Vegas for about 5 years. I’ve spent many hours on Charleston out to Red Rock and Blue Diamond before it became a “bike trail.” During the time I was in Vegas I did some “trying” to get code and regulation changes to make biking safer but soon tired of the people taske4d to oversee any such activity. Invariably they were bordering on obese and hadn’t been on a bicycle for at least 20 years.

    As for the funding and lack of competent management, it will never stop! The people sitting in those magnificent offices spending that funding are pleased with what they’re doing and how it affects the cycling few and/or the car using public is immaterial.

    At the outskirts of Mesquite, there is now the “Bunkerville Trail” a concrete 10 foot wide bike/hiking trail that goes for several miles alongside the road from Mesquite to the southwest. I’ve been unable to find out how much it cost, but since its proclaimed to be a “prevailing wage” project, I’d imagine about the same cost as WWII.

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  15. Craig Kerns Says:

    Mr. Suprynowicz, thank you for your knowledge and work. You are my hero.

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  17. Reis Kash Says:

    First, there is no such thing as an “assault weapon”. This is a propaganda title invented by the leftists to describe any weapon they wish to eliminate . Second, US citizens need weapons capable of firing more than one shot, i.e., with magazines of 10 or 20 rounds, in caliber of .223, 30-06, and .308 for the exact reason specified by the writers of the Constitution – to defend themselves from tyranny.

  18. Bob James Says:

    Mr. Suprynowicz,

    Just read this column in the latest number of “Shotgun News” (Vol. 67, No. 14, 10 May 2013). Simply outstanding. This was a bracing, exhilarating cri de c’oeur in defense of our “natural, civil, human, and Constitutional right.” Your column may be the most succinct and clear explanation of what the Second Amendment is all about. A hint: “it ain’t about duck hunting.” It’s about “keeping the King of England outta yer face!”

    And it’s about keeping the statists, fascists and communists currently collaborating in the ruination of this great Republic in check.

    Au, Ag, Pb

    Long life and God’s blessings upon you, Mr. Suprynowicz, and on the Hon. Alex Kozinski.

    Bob James
    Centreville, Virginia