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07 January 2013

Gun Control? Pfffft! How 'Bout Some Government Control?


M2RB:  The Clash






You start wearing the blue and brown and
You're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!






Achtung, 99%’ers!
 

Just so that you are aware, your government — in the form of Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, and Joe Biden — is contemplating a sort of “stamp tax” for gun ownership, ie, you’d have to pay $200 per gun, perhaps, per year. This fee could go much higher. Before you say, “Yeah!,” just remember what your “Soak the rich!” rhetoric got you earlier this week. 

That’s right! Your taxes went up and your paycheque will take a bigger hit than those in the $200,000 to $500,000 bracket. So, what would a, sort of, stamp tax on guns mean for you?

Only those that could afford it would be able to own guns. Everyone else would be at the mercy of the government and remember that the police, for example, do not have a duty to come to your aid and assistance, under Supreme Court precedent. 



"Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them.”
- Senator Walter Mondale , one-time Democratic nominee for President and the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 20 April 1994
  
“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. … The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be possible.”

- Vice-President Hubert H Humphrey, two-term Democratic Senator and one-time Democratic nominee for President, 1960
  
“I sympathize with people who want to ban guns, but I can’t agree with them. We have to be careful in our zeal to abolish guns that we don’t wind up with counter-productive legislation that will leave armed only the people most likely to do harm with them.”
- Hugh Downs, veteran ABC newsman

 “Prohibiting law-abiding people from owning guns because they might be stolen by criminals is like prohibiting women from going out at night because they might be raped.” 

 – Unknown


“If the Government doesn’t trust us with our guns, why should we trust them with theirs?” 

– Unknown


 "Firearms have been around for over 400 years, yet it is only in the last 20 years that people have begun shouting “gun control”. Why then, only recently, has this become such an issue? Moreover, why are there more mass-murderers than at any other time in our known history?   It is not because weapons are more powerful — 200-year-old muzzleloaders have a much greater force-per-round than today’s 'assault rifles.'   It is not because weapons are semi- or fully-automatic — rapid-fire weapons have been available for most of the last century.  It is not due to a lack of laws — we have more 'gun control' laws than ever.  It IS, however, because we have chosen to focus on “gun control” instead of crime control or “thug control.” It IS because only recently has the public become complacent enough to accept, by inaction, the violence present in our society."

- Kevin Langston, 29 October 1991 


”These Sarah Brady types must be educated to understand that because we have an armed citizenry, a dictatorship has not happened in America. These anti-gun fools are more dangerous to liberty than street criminals or foreign spies.”

- Theodore Haas, Dachau Survivor

“How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.” 

- Dr Suzanna Gratia Hupp, who lost both parents in the 1991 Luby’s cafeteria massacre


“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” 

– Ronald Reagan


"To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow. ... For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding." 

– Jeff Snyder, author


"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." 

- Winston Churchill





Clampdown - The Clash

1-2-3-4!
Hey, hey!
Ooh!
the kingdom is ransacked
the jewels all taken back
and the chopper descends
they're hidden in the back
with a message on a half-baked tape
with the spool going round
saying im back here in this place
and i could cry
and there's smoke you could click on

 
What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
’Cos working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
When we're working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

 
The judge said five to ten but I say double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D'you know that you can use it?

 
The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, so boy get runnin'
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

 
But, you grow up and you calm down and
You're working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown and
You're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

 
In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown

 
Yeah I’m working hard in Harrisburg
Working hard in Petersburg
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong
Begging to be melted down
Gitalong, gitalong
Work
Work
And I give away no secrets – ha!
Work
More work
Work
Work


Who's barmy now ?



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