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Veteran Stands Up For Second Amendment

At an anti-Second Amendment forum in Chicago, a veritable cesspool of gun control and high murder rates, one man stood up and addressed the crowd. He identified himself as a Veteran, and gave a straightforward and passionate defense of the Second Amendment.

One thing he said that really stood out to me was:

The threat of tyranny is no less [today] than at the turn of the century in 1900, in 1800, or in 1700.

I don’t know who this man is, but we need more like him in this country.


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23 Responses to Veteran Stands Up For Second Amendment

  1. Bonds Tim Bonds January 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    If only ALL Americans felt that way.

  2. chris January 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    most are to busy grazing the lush pastures that the governent as laid out for them but called “entitlements” to care.. dang sheeople!

  3. Bandelero January 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    As a fellow veteran I believe in certain gun rights, yet I can’t quite fathom why the clips need to hold so many rounds. As far as the tyranny is concerned, I see that as a lame excuse to justify a position on gun rights, be more original.

    • Brandon January 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      You’re a Veteran and you still call magazines “clips”?

      Be more original? Well, since preventing tyranny is the original intent behind the 2A, it’s quite impossible to be more original.

      I think you are a troll.

      • Chris January 22, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

        Nailed it

      • Dr. L. January 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

        Clips were originally military jargon. That’s where I learned it. But, a generation that was older, coming out of the world wars and Korea conflict. Dated, perhaps, but military.

        • devildogsoldier January 23, 2013 at 5:17 am #

          Clips go into very specific weapons (such as M1 Garands). The term was misused by those in the military to describe “box magazines” (“magazines” for short). Unfortunately it is still with us today.

          • Brandon January 23, 2013 at 11:10 am #

            Exactly. “Clip” isn’t a military term, it’s a weapon specific term.

    • medicfrost January 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      There isn’t enough going on in democratic underground tonight that you had to spew your crap here?

    • devildogsoldier January 23, 2013 at 5:12 am #

      Clips? Really? As a veteran, I’d think that you’d know more about what you’re talking about. Tyranny is as much a concern today as it was in any time… So, it does not concern you that the DOJ and DHS purchased over a half a billion rounds (5.56, .308 and .40) in the last 4 months of 2012 (check the yourself)? Why would the DOJ & DHS need that? No one seems to want to answer that question. I’m no conspiracy nut because politicians are not the smartest group in the U.S. (Rep. Hank Johnson thinks Guam can flip over, Sen. Pelosi wants to pass bills w/o reading, Akin thinks women can turn pregnancy off), but the possibility for tyranny is as great now as any time. But it’s “for your own safety”. Shall not be infringed is pretty specific. You cannot answer the question “how many should a magazine hold”, because you cannot possibly know when that number is one short. The reality is that the number of rounds does not matter. Virgina Tech (two pistols, no AR) is the deadliest school shooting we’ve had since 1927. And it was accomplished with nearly 20 magazines of 10 and 15 rounds. When the murderer has all the time they need thanks to “gun free zones”, the number of rounds per magazine argument becomes moot.

  4. SM January 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    @Bandelero. I was a victim of a crime involving four perps and one was armed. Had my daughter or I went outside while my vehicle was being vandalized, we may not be here today. At that time I was not a NRA member or gun owner. From my personal experience, I know that desperate people will do whatever they can to get what they want. If imminent danger was upon my daughter or I, I certainly could not wait 6 minutes for the police.

    I would like to say that I am a decent shooter, but under stress or circumstances, who can say. Bottom line, I love my handgun for security, but against four people? This is why a “good girl with a gun” (like me) would need a high round mag in the event the odds were against me. Unless that is you plan on scooting on over to my house to protect my family in case of an emergency (lol).

    I am the only one protecting my daughter at my home and cherish my 2A right to do so. Please be grateful that you have even 1A to voice your opinion on the matter and focus on what you could lose regarding your 2A rights.

    Once they strip one right away they can peel them all away one by one…

    Thanks for allowing me to post my thoughts.

    • Brandon January 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. Kirk January 23, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    As a Veteran I don’t understand why they can’t hold MORE ROUNDS? Why? Because of size/weight constraints & he ability to conceal. Those need be the ONLY reason to prevent me from having a MAGAZINE of 75 rounds in it. BECAUSE HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE @Bandelero ~> it doesn’t matter if a lunatic has hold of it. And that’s the real issue. Why & how do we prevent THIS from happening not how many rounds the guy is carrying that hasn’t done anything wrong ~ nor is likely to. Moreover, PROTECT THE SCHOOLKIDS WITH ARMED G__ Damn SECURITY!!!! THESE ARE THINGS THAT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED but NOPE, the libs want to “feel” better so let’s take som action regardless if that will have any meaningful consequences…..

  6. Randall D Kearns January 23, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    Awesome video. I will be “forwarding” this to many people. Bandeloro is a TROLL and an idiot. he and his ilk are what is wrong with this counrty.

  7. 100atr January 23, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    At least they allowed him to speak. Most “forums” do not allow opposition by nature. Look around you there are more Americans like him. Many do not stand up to be heard.

  8. Bandelero January 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    not hardly a troll but I am a 20 year veteran and born in the USA, just have a different opinion than you. Also happen to believe there is way too much fear mongering going on in our society today. I agree that most Americans have a right to own weapons of their choosing but along with those rights come serious responsibilities. Tyranny is an interesting word and it has been bandied about alot of late, reminds me of the old adage of shouting “fire” in a crowded movie theatre, many are trampled in the exodus and about half will swear there really was a fire, even after they learn the truth.

    • Brandon January 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      Tyranny prevention was the original intent whether you understand it or not.

      Thank you for your service.

  9. Bandelero January 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Thanks! Looks like I fired up a few souls with my comments and I learned a few things as well although most I had already assumed. As you’ve probably already guessed by now I don’t own any firearms (yet) and hopefully never will although that time may come. Also, contrary to what some may believe I take seriously my duty to defend the rights of all American citizens freedoms no matter what their political affiliation, even if they are Conservatives.

  10. Bandelero January 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Devildogsoldier. No, I wasn’t really alarmed much by the DOJ or DHS purchases of ammo but when the report hit about FEMA’s ammo purchases–that got my attention. Also, I liked your explanation about when would you really know if you have one too many or one not emough. Those points need to be expounded upon but in a calm, civil manner cause people tend to listen better to that type of argument.

    • devildogsoldier January 26, 2013 at 4:54 am #

      Concur with calm, civilized debate. All of these moronic online pissing contests mute the real facts behind the arguments.

      I try not to fear monger, however there are several indications of a pre-tyrannical gov’t that I find particularly concerning. SOPA (and the latest version that does have big business support), the Patriot Act, feinstein’s bill, CiC’s “executive orders”, police pulling cellphone data without 4A protections, large ammunition requisitions from several normally non-tactical gov’t agencies. Truth is, despite this discussion being about 2A, nearly all of our rights have seen some instance of erosion recently. The big picture is what concerns me. 2A is the only one that can provide some guarantee of the others, and even that’s questionable. At least until Monderno starts selling UAVs with their patches.

      As to the issue at hand, violence perpetrated on another human is the crux of the issue. The anti-gun movement (and any effect they have) will have absolutely no effect on this. Many like to state that “country X has a lower gun violence rate that America”, but they fail to indicate that the violent crime rate (rapes, murders, muggings, assaults, etc) is through the roof and far outpaces that of America. This nonsense the CiC is pushing will not save children, will not stop violent individuals or have any positive effects. Hell, New York City had no murders for a whole week. I bet there’s claims that it has something to do with bloomberg’s efforts. Probably not the freezing weather.

      As to rounds per magazine, larger capacity is for only one reason, and that’s decrease weapons manipulations. It won’t stop someone from shooting more people (as shown by the VT massacre). feinstein’s (a Jew, ironically enough) bill, which threatens to take even pistols that have magazines away from everyone, won’t stop the criminal from using it. But it does put my right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness at significant risk.

      • Brandon January 26, 2013 at 7:55 am #

        Well said.

      • Kirk January 26, 2013 at 11:18 am #

        Semper Fi & Molon Labe Devil Dog….

  11. Bandelero January 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Name calling is really not very nice, but I forgive you!