If They Come for My Guns Am I Ready? Are They Ready to Die to Take My Guns?

I have had portions of this article linked in my left sidebar for several days now, as reblogged at Nebraska Energy Observer. The original is the work of Dean at The D.C. Clothesline. If ever, in modern times, there was a question to think on, this is it: If they come for my guns, am I ready? Do I know what I will do? Do I have a plan? Have I made a decision about my responsibility? Do I know my rights? No? Read on. And for them…are you ready to die to take my guns?

Old Texas Flag: Come and Take It

Old Texas Flag: Come and Take It

The D.C. Clothesline
If They Come for Your Guns, Do you Have a Responsibility to Fight?
Originally published on January 3, 2012 by Dean Garrison

I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.

About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better, Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct terms to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputabe.

Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People. We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by a constitution.

Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.

Read more at The D. C. Clothesline (the best is yet to come).

If instructed to show up to your local police or sheriff’s office, and turn in weapons listed in Dianne Feinstein’s legislation (I understand weapons owned at the time the legislation takes affect are grandfathered in, but humor me), if instructed to turn them in, would you? These persons did. Here’s the effects of the surrender.

In 1885, Texans faced these questions. Read the History of the Come and Take It Flag:


Under the leadership of General Santa Anna, the government of Mexico was transformed into a military dictatorship (see the letter by S.F. Austin, p. 85,Texas and the Texans), ignoring the Constitution of 1824, which had cost many lives and had secured liberties not previously enjoyed by the people. The state of Coahuila did not cooperate with Santa Anna’s plans, and the state of Zacatecas rebelled, but was brutally crushed by the military. One of Santa Anna’s “reforms” was to reduce the number of the militia to one soldier for every five-hundred inhabitants, and to disarm the remainder. This arbitrary decree was a sufficient justification of Texas for her subsequent acts.

Every one who knows the Texans, or who has heard of them, would naturally conclude that they never would submit to be disarmed. Any government that would attempt to disarm its people is despotic; and any people that would submit to it deserves to be slaves!

Stephen F. Austin was jailed in Mexico City, accused of fomenting revolution. In early 1835 Santa Anna reopened the Customs House at Anahuac. He again slapped duties on the colonists. He sent a new man, Captain Antonio Tenorio, to Anahuac to see that the Texans paid up. Read more here.

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  • Well, when you’ve got a sinister, power-mad president like we do, I think it’s best if Obama thinks we WILL fight… that’s the only real reason the 2nd Amendment was drafted, to protect us from evil tyrants like him

  • Don Laird

    Hello there……….its me again…..Don Laird

    The winds of sullen discontent have begun to blow…….

    I for one, fully support those who have drawn a line in the sand, then after due consideration of the depths of their conviction, have chosen a course of action to be immediately followed, regardless of consequence or cost, once that line is crossed.

    I am confident that there are many who will fill a place in a line and refuse, at the cost of their own lives, to allow a tyrant and his henchmen to strip from them those rights given by God himself.



    Soldiers are highly political, to state otherwise is ridiculous. We are not now that which centuries ago, marched line abreast, unquestioningly loyal, into volleys of musket fire. Rather, the soldiers of today are educated men and women who are acutely interested in the affairs of the nation. This is particularly true of America now.

    I am aware of the nature and definition of a Coup D’Etat….I am also aware of the penalties of attempting to remove a president by force…..I am also aware, owing to the educated and enlightened state of the modern soldier, of the opinions held by many in the light of many of Obama’s policies and the recent movement toward the disarming of the American people.

    Consider then, the malignant nature of that threat that occupies the White House and the Congress:

    Let us reread the Oath Of Enlistment of American soldiers….

    “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

    Now…..consider this,

    Would not a domestic enemy strip all references from law enforcement and military training manuals of the very enemy who seeks the utter annihilation of the United States of America?

    Would not a domestic enemy force the removal of one of the very best combat generals from a position of command because that same general had merely given voice to the obvious?

    Would not a domestic enemy actively hamstring, attacking with lawfare, states and municipalities that are threatened with the advances of islam and have, in the interests of their own survival, chosen a course of action?

    Would not a domestic enemy purposely line the highest office in America with men and women whose sworn oath is not to the United States of America but to both the cancerous ideology of islam and the utter destruction of America?

    Would not a domestic enemy implement a multiplicity of purposely ruinous fiscal policies, policies that have run the American ship of state up on the rocks?

    Would not a domestic enemy stand and lie through his teeth to the American people on matters both trivial and grave….and continue to lie knowing he does so with virtual impunity?

    Would not a domestic enemy allow his thuggish cohorts to sit in front of congressional and senatorial hearings and inquiries and sneeringly dismiss and evade direct questions that go to the heart of the present White House administration?

    Would not a domestic enemy foster, with arrogant disregard, intimate friendships and close working associations with convicted domestic terrorists?

    In short, would not a domestic enemy engage in a course of action that has placed the greatest republic in the history of Mankind on her knees with her throat laid bare to her enemies…..and then, smiling the smile of the shallow, the duplicitous, the treasonous…hand those same enemies the very blade they require…????

    I can continue on ad infinitum, ad nauseam…but you get the point….and as you get the point, to the American soldier, so do they.

    They are watching very closely as the country they love and would surrender all they hold dear to preserve is eviscerated by treasonous and treacherous….to say they are not enraged is to state one’s complete lack of understanding of both the sentiment of soldiers but of the nature of their loyalty.

    We would do well to leaf through the pages of history and we will find, reflected in those pages, hundreds of examples of the political equivalent of Captain Queeg…..and while the subject matter of Obama’s buffoonery transcends canned fruit…..the metaphor stands….the American ship of state is being purposely scuttled in order to meet the ends of those ever busy little, dusky-hued, muslim bees and their rabidly treasonous Leftist partners. I cannot imagine that this has not come to the attention and consideration of the entirety of the military, to assert otherwise…betrays one’s foolish and naive assessment of both current and future events.

    The backlash against this sort of tyranny is what’s known as a civil war….the rage felt within the American military and certain branches of law enforcement, as it manifests itself…is called a coup d’état.

    The leadership of the United States of America, from the president on down, is a collection of seditious and treasonous weaklings who take every opportunity to subvert and or destroy the greatest nation in the history of the world.

    I am firmly of the opinion that there are a select group of senior American military staff officers, commanding groups like the SEALS, The Delta Force and the Green Berets, who have engaged in quiet discussions, planning the removal of Obama from the White House.

    After pulling a laundry list of stunts like sending troops out into battle with unloaded weapons and the firing of one of the very best combat generals, General Stanley McChrystal I can safely say there are tens of thousands of American soldiers who are loyal to their commanders and not a treasonous president. It’s called a coup d’état and there are many who wager Obama richly deserves nothing less.

    If this is the case….the purging of the American Congress and Senate of all the Leftists and traitors will make Stalin and Hitler’s “La nuit des longs couteaux” seem like a picnic. Universities and the media will follow, mark my words….Santa isn’t the only one who’s making a list and checking it twice.

    Charles de Gaulle learned his lesson the hard way. Politicians seem to think their grip on the Dogs of War is tenacious…not so found the treacherous De Gaulle, he betrayed the French Foreign Legion and nearly paid for that with his life.

    The United States of America is living on borrowed time.

    Consider then……..

    What is the depth of your character?…..what is the breadth of your conviction?….. what does America and your ancestors mean to you?….What will be your legacy?…..What will your grandchildren say when they speak of you?…….During November’s winter whisper, on parade squares when silvered haired patriots and regiments assemble, when politicians with hand on heart speak…….will they speak of those who held the line or will they mumble, eyes cast aside, of those for whom courage failed, those who, when their country needed them, turned and ran?

    Will you honour the dying words of Lt Col. John McRae as he urged; “Take up our quarrel with the foe, to you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders Fields”.

    In closing…….

    To those law enforcement officers, soldiers, military commanders and patriot citizens……soon the call will go out to stand a post and stem the tide of treason that flows in rivers from the White House and the Congress……I ask you to meet that challenge, regardless of cost, for to do otherwise is to betray the trust of much greater men than us who placed in our hands a sacred gift, a gift they purchased with their blood.

    The time has come to draw the line.

    “Dulce et decorum est pro patri mori”

    Regards, Don Laird
    Edson, Alberta, Canada