F-15’s and Nukes

The title is funny right. You probably in the past 24 hours have seen a slew of Biden memes referring to a few comments that he made while giving a speech regarding his same old, tired views on “gun control.” There is a really important quote that he tried to cite and then added his own flavor to it. What it showed is a dangerous disregard for the lives of Americans. I have been following the train wreck of possible federal restrictions that they are trying to implement for a while now. None of them are designed to save a single life, they are more likely to be unconstitutional and inflammatory. This is not what leadership looks like, this is typical divide and conquer politics. All while proving why we need a Second Amendment in the first place. I want to be very clear, this blogpost is not an anti-government rant. I will try to be strategic with my words and to not be too derogatory. I respect the office of the President of the United States. That office means something and should be held to a higher standard than the current resident is demonstrating. I realize the previous resident wasn’t perfect, he made plenty of mistakes, he was aggressive, yet he understood the oath he took though.

What I witnessed yesterday was a disgrace to the highest office in the land. The original quote that he tried to cite was originally from Thomas Jefferson back in 1787. It reads as follows: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” As a patriotic, red blooded American that understands the true cost our founding fathers paid to give us this gift of freedom. This quote has always resonated with me. Do I want violence? NO! Do I want to see people continue to die by firearm? NO! Are there things that we could do to make a difference? HECK YES!! Unfortunately handing over all of our firearms isn’t going to be the answer. Bipartisanship not partisanship is the only solution. The President remarked yesterday, “”If you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” In one regard he stated the most important reason for us to keep our 2A rights all while reinforcing our founding fathers intent for the 2A. It is to protect the “citizens” from a tyrannical government. One could argue that we are at this very point. We have a government no longer of “We The People” and more like a dictatorship. We are locked down, ruled, and controlled in every aspect of our lives. The comments yesterday were reckless and out of touch. Biden said “If you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

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He was referring to our “black rifles” and 2A rights. He also stated “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.” Which is 100% incorrect and a flat out lie. This will be supported in court as well. It almost seems like he is challenging the American people to respect his authority, similar to a dictator. Unfortunately Mr. Biden, it doesn’t work that way. You see, we as Americans, we have God given rights to lawful self defense. It’s so frustrating, as a gun rights advocate, to see the further infringements that only will effect responsible gun owners. I changed my perspective recently from “lawful” to “responsible” gun owners. There are so many potential infringements that it’s nearly impossible to remain lawful, so we must be responsible. All while society crumbles around us. Violent crime is up exponentially, we have a drug and mental health crisis and for some weird reason it is the guns fault! I don’t buy it. We aren’t enforcing the law the way they are intended. District attorneys are cherry picking who they prosecute, often with a political type slant. The system is broken and we all are in a vulnerable position.

What do we do though? Do we revolt? Not likely, we must get active with state and national organizations that best represent the values that we hold near and dear. Unfortunately the NRA is not an organization that I would recommend. They garner more controversy than provide any value to the gun rights movement. Currently the organizations that I recommend are the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Gun Owners of America, and state level organizations. The organizations I mentioned above are in the trenches and doing the work. They have had some big wins in court recently and have made great strides. In all reality our best bet is to get bad legislation overturned at the supreme court level. There has been some big victories as of late and we need more! The gun control that the president wants to push is evil and inherently flawed. They have been pushing the same flawed notions since 1968. Has one law worked? NOPE! To be honest they don’t want them to work because they would lose a cause and a fundraising mechanism, period! The way I see it and I don’t think I am far off here, that there are so many failures or bad policies. The Biden administration needs a distraction. They want all focused on our guns that we aren’t focusing on the border crisis, the slowing economy, racism, and increased control on our everyday life.

This is our time to unite! We must come together and get on the same page to save our republic. Our cause is righteous, its our freedom. Our ability to live our ways the way we want, exercise our freedoms. We want our freedoms to survive for generations to come. They are in all reality, in jeopardy. One thing to think about, it is not MY responsibility to protect your rights. It is everyone’s responsibility to do their part. My advice, get involved, get motivated, and help in the fight. Until next time. Be safe!