Police State: RKBA Part I


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June 10, 2004, 03:57 AM
Police State: Keep and Bear Arms - Part I - Let’s be Specific

By Al Lorentz


DISCLAIMER: I am not advocating the violent overthrow of the United States Government, I AM advocating the protection and defense of the Constitution of The United States of America from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

Let’s get down to brass tacks, the next few articles are going to deal with arming yourself and I am going to be very specific.

Amendment II 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.

Most of us are so aware of this portion of the US Constitution that we can memorize it verbatim and this is good. I wish it were so that all of us could memorize at least the first ten amendments to the US Constitution as well but at least we have the most important amendment covered, the one that stands as the guarantor and protector of the rest. Keeping and bearing arms is not just a suggestion, it should be seen as a mandatory requirement for every citizen.

A quick review of the writings of the Founding Fathers will reveal that they believed the worst protector of human rights (aka God given) were public servants and governments. As a matter of fact, the most likely suspects for suppressing the rights of the people were realized to be the ones who were supposed to ensure the same rights, namely the government. I say this because I want to be perfectly clear that your choice of arms has little to do with duck hunting or protecting yourself from crime and everything to do with standing athwart the plans of tyrants who would subjugate you and rule over you.

You must be armed AND well trained in the use of those arms. That is what the term “well regulated” means, it does not mean “controlled by the tyrants who you are arming yourself against” as the tyrants conveniently translate it. Keep in mind that the same people who wish to interpret “well regulated” as being controlled also want to disarm you… disregard everything they say as lies and disinformation.

You are the Militia, you are supposed to be armed.

The Militia were not crazies, they were not duck hunters and they weren’t the local target shooting club, they were a civilian organization trained to defend their local village or town. They were not the private army of the government of the state any more than they were under the direct control of the King of England, this would have been self defeating since the King and most politicians are prone to send trained troops off to fight as mercenaries abroad or worse, to use them against the populace whom they are supposed to serve. The militia were local citizens and they sought to be well armed and well trained, to be well armed without training is to waste ones money and everyone else’s time.

I recommend therefore that first and foremost you go out and buy a rifle and that you learn to use it. To be specific, you need to buy the best rifle you can afford, preferably in a common caliber. I realize that at the gun show you can get a fairly good deal on weapons that are in bizarre and no longer used calibers but that is why they are being sold cheap… the ammunition is so expensive you can’t afford to become proficient.

A good rifle will be accurate up to 300 yards and beyond but a longer range rifle is better. You should buy a rifle that will shoot a heavy caliber round, avoid .22 caliber. Some choices (but not limited to) are NATO 7.62x51, 7mm Mag, .308, 30-06 and 6.5x55 Mauser. 7.62x39 is also acceptable although the AK series of weapons were designed for shorter ranges and are not as accurate as the calibers above. Your goal is going to be to shoot at 500 yards and beyond.

Designated Marksman rifle. If you are a good shot, buy a hunting rifle with a scope on it. Ideally your hunting rifle should be taken to the gunsmith and accurized but that is not as important as your making sure the weapon is sighted in and that you are accurate with it. Make your goal to be able to hit a man sized target at 1,000 yards.

Basic Rifleman. If you are not a good shot, you need to become one, anyone (and I mean this literally) that has most of their body parts, is not afflicted with a debilitating disease and at least one good eye can learn to be a good shot. A good basic rifle is the FAL or better still, the CETME which is a copy of the German G-3 battle rifle and shoot 7.62x51 NATO ammunition. I have seen this excellent weapon sell for as little as $300 with extra magazines included! Your goal should be to shoot accurately at ranges up to 500 yards as a basic rifleman.

You should have at least 100 rounds of ammunition for your rifle and ideally, 1000 rounds for it. Plan on replenishing the ammunition on a regular basis and drag yourself to the range or to your cousins farm twice a year to keep your marksmanship skills high. Your marksmanship is the most important skill you have regarding being “well regulated” and should be taken seriously. You can also practice your shooting positions and basic shooting techniques at home without having to fire your weapon.

Remember, even if you have a very basic bolt action rifle without even a scope, the basic rifle in your hand is more valuable to you in time of peril than the expensive and deluxe one sitting on the shelf at the gunshop. Also remember that gun safety is paramount and should be practiced at all times.

Avoid buying fancy gee-whiz weapons and spending your money on accessories of little or no value. You probably don’t need a folding stock on your rifle as much as you need some extra magazines or ammunition. I had a con artist at the gunshow try to get me to trade my M-16 for a pistol that looked like something James Bond would carry but was in fact a piece of junk. Don’t let the dealer at the gun show talk you into foolish choices, if you are not certain of what you want, take a friend along that is knowledgeable.

As a professional warrior and leader, let me close by saying that I would prefer to take into battle a squad of men armed only with bolt action rifles, but who were well trained with them, than to take twice as many men armed with the latest weapons but having poor training. It is not the sound and fury of your weapon that will carry the day but rather the ability to place your rounds on target. To quote a great movie “Aim Small, Miss Small”, this should be the maxim for our marksmanship program.

Next week we will talk about shotguns, pistols and other secondary and backup weapons.

Al Lorentz is a Fundamentalist Christian, father and devoted husband, state chairman of the Constitution Party of Texas. Al has served as a Marine Sniper and later as an Airborne Ranger in the Texas National Guard. He welcomes your comments at allorentz@truevine.net.

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Norton
June 10, 2004, 05:48 AM
duplicate thread


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=85823&highlight=article

Henry Bowman
June 10, 2004, 09:27 AM
Words of wisdon.

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