Sunday, October 17, 2010
Law-abiding Americans must have the opportunity to get and use the guns they may need to protect their lives from maniacal Islamist terrorists.
Recent news reports make this quite clear to anyone not blinded by political correctness.
According to these reports, an Al Qaeda-affiliated magazine is urging individual Islamists in the United States to attack and kill as many Americans as they can in public gathering places.
Inspire, an Internet magazine, even calls on Islamists to shoot up customers in downtown Washington, D.C. restaurants so they can murder federal workers and other Americans. The New York Daily News and The Washington Times reported this.
Obviously, people who work in our Nation's Capital or anywhere else must be able to have guns in order to stop terrorists in their tracks, to prevent the killing and massacre of innocent people.
For years, a Washington, D.C. ordinance prohibited the acquisition of handguns by private citizens. Fortunately, that legal manifestation of insanity was declared an unconstitutional violation of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms by the United States Supreme Court. This was two years ago in its landmark District of Columbia vs. Heller decision.
Since then, however, politicians, augmented by elite establishment journalists, merchants, educators and clergymen, have been dragging their feet in implementing the spirit of Heller. Now, still, with a new anti-gun law in place, citizens find it next to impossible legally to obtain and use the handguns they need to protect themselves from the Islamist threat to life, freedom, democracy, and religion.
It's time for anti-gun laws in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States to go by the boards so that law-abiding Americans can get, carry and use firearms to protect themselves, their families and their co-workers from Islamist nut cakes, as well as from other violent criminals.
Those who work against this freedom in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States should beware. If it so happens that people are murdered, are massacred, because politically correct elitists spoke and worked successfully to prevent citizens from getting, carrying and using self-defense guns, the blood of the innocent will be on their hands.
Among other things, Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us that, "A man without a sword must sell his cloak and buy one," according to Luke (22:36). Now is the time to take His words to heart.
John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC