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Dec. 31, 2012

As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against the Chicago, IL Gun Ban, this man offered you another stellar  example of a letter (written by a Marine), that places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized  society.


Interesting take and one you don't hear much. . . . .  .


Read this eloquent and profound letter and pay close attention to the last paragraph of the letter....


"The Gun Is Civilization" by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)


Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception.


Reason or force, that's it.


In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively  interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social  interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.


When I  carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment  of force.


The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound  woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal  footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball bats.


The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.


There are plenty of people who  consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society,  because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.


People who argue for  the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.


Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved,  confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.


People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact  that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.


The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an  octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.


When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking  for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side  means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm  afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation... and  that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.


By Maj. L. Caudill USMC  (Ret.)


So, the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are  equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced.


Outstanding!!!  But Even better is what Yahshua/Christ, (YHVH God in a Flesh Body) said in Luke 22:36;


"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one".


Just change Sword to Gun for today & it is CRYSTAL CLEAR Yahshua/Christ, YHVH/God was PRO-GUN!!!  Christians need to use this Scriptural FACT!!!

After all of these years, I finally get it


I finally put 2 & 2 together this morning.


Ref:  John, chapter 8


Jesus is discoursing with the Pharisees (Edomites), and comparing his fruits with theirs.


Basically, what he told them (& us) is:


It's all a lie.  Government, religion, the education system, politics, the monetary system, consumerism, etc.


It's a lie, because it all originated from them.  Today, it's all a lie, promulgated by their descendants, the "Jews".


He told those who believed in Him, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free".  What truth was He referring to?  The truth about their own kind.  Only by recognizing the truth could they hope to understand His message

and break free of their father, Satan.


In other words, it's all a lie, unless it originated from Him.  Everything else is bogus.  Only by recognizing the truth about today's "Jews", will we ever break free of their schemes.


A fairly simple concept, but difficult for the brainwashed, close-minded to accept.