Millions Moms March Dangerous To Women And Kids
March Dangerous To Women And Kids
by Liz Michael
May 13, 2000
I'm going to come right out and
say this. I can't mince words any longer.
The so-called "Million Moms March"
represents a clear and present danger to every woman in this nation, especially
every teenage girl in this nation. Every woman participating in this march is
participating in an act that may very well lead to her own death, assault, or
rape, as well as the death, assault or rape of any woman or young girl in her
family. Every individual participating in this march or financing this march is
effectively sponsoring a future criminal assault on me and people I love, and I
hold them as responsible as the criminal himself.
I know what you're going to say: "Liz,
isn't that a bit strong? Can't intelligent people agree to disagree?"
No, not on this. I'm tired of trying to make
peace with these people. I'm tired of having to defend my right to protect
myself and my family. Tired of protecting my right not to be raped. Not to be
murdered. Not to be a victim.
I usually approach the subject of the Second
Amendment with the approach for which I believe it was designed: namely that the
Second Amendment was designed to keep various arms in private hands to insure
against the establishment of a tyrannical government. I'm gonna not talk about
that: for now. The Jewish Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide notwithstanding.
I'm gonna frame the firearms issue strictly in
terms of one factor. Natural law.
First of all, let's establish one premise. A
person under attack from an assailant has an inherent human right to defend
themselves from that attack by any means necessary. I think most of us, in our
hearts, believe that. If you do not believe that, you're already a stupid idiot.
YES! YOU! STUPID! I said it. I meant it. Deal with it.
Second. That right is natural and inherent. It
is a right that any creature on this earth has by nature of their creation. Look
at mammals, birds, insects, you name it. The vast majority of them are vested by
a survival instinct to automatically repel any attempt to harm them, to prevent
it, to hide from it. They are also given, in addition to their natural
characteristics for self-defense, a brain, to devise ways of protecting
themselves from attack, sheltering themselves from attack, and so forth.
Third, this right and instinct extends to THEIR
FAMILY. Look at almost any animal species, and you will always see vigorous
attempts by mothers, and often even fathers, to protect their young. But it's
not just blood relatives. That instinct toward self-protection also extends to
the pack, the pride, the colony. Even if members of the colony really aren't
Fourth, the right and instinct also extends TO
THEIR PROPERTY. You see this in the wild. You even see it among pets. It's why
dogs make such good guards. They instinctively protect the turf. And not just
real property, but THINGS also.
I had to lay all that out. Because I think
everyone who deludes themselves into thinking they are civilized, or live in a
civilized society, ties themselves to the bizarre concept, that all society's
problems can be solved if only they can pass some STUPID LITTLE LAW.
The criminal, though, like the predator in the
jungle, is under no such delusion. The criminal determines exactly what he
wants, what his soul craves, and he goes after it. Sometimes the law does
dissuade him. But the more vicious and demented he is, or the greedier he is,
the less likely any stupid little law will deter him.
So into this eternal battle between criminal
and citizen, come these individuals. They say that "we all will be safer if
we all submit ourselves to restraints upon when and how we are allowed to defend
ourselves, and we must get government approval to defend ourselves, and only
defend ourselves in the way the government states we can. And we don't want any
defense methods to be transferable from one person to another. And kids
shouldn't be allowed to defend themselves."
Of course, they don't say it THAT way. They say
"we want government registration of handguns." "We demand trigger
locks be sold with every gun." "We want every gun owner to be licensed
by the government." "We want to compel smart guns." "We want
a Juvenile Brady bill."
Gun control isn't just unconstitutional. Gun
control isn't just a bad idea.
Gun control is unnatural. It is against nature.
People don't act like that. No creature on earth acts like that. Regardless of
your religious belief, regardless of whether you think we have a soul or spirit
or not, you must concede that however we came to be here, and whatever else we
are, we are in animal form, and we have animal instincts, and one of those
animal instincts is the instinct, the duty, to protect ourselves, our family,
our friends and neighbors, and our property from harm. And we would not have
flourished as a species without that natural instinct.
Now some of these "Million Mugger-enabling
Meddlers" will ask me "Liz, do you want your six year old girl to
handle firearms? Your sixteen year old boy? Aren't you afraid of having a gun in
your house because of that?"
I'll be frank with you. Given the penchant for
child molesters and child rapists, I frankly would get my kids to a shooting
range at early an age as possible so that they may familiarize themselves with
that means of self-defense, as well as familiarizing them with other
self-defense methods. I frankly would rather my child have a piece concealed and
know how to use it in today's world. I would probably give him one. I probably
wouldn't let him go to a public school where he couldn't carry it.
Which brings me to the point. The "Million
Mugger-enabling Meddlers" would have my full support if they were, like
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, demanding stiffer criminal penalties for physical
assaults against children.
But the "Million Mom March" is doing
the opposite. They aren't trying to make it safe for my kid to walk the street.
They're actually setting up situations where my family might be rendered
defenseless against these same thugs. Howso?
Everything they propose.... EVERYTHING.... is
aimed against me protecting myself and my family protecting itself, not for it.
Forget the damned Constitution for a second. Forget the damned country for a
second. A waiting period denies me for the length of the waiting period my
access to self -defense and defense of my family. Permit and licensing
requirements do the same thing: delay and prevent my natural instinct for
self-defense. Age requirements: same thing. Saying a teenage girl is legally
prohibited from carrying a firearm is like giving a child snatcher free license
What about trigger locks, Liz? Surely you can't
be against mandating trigger locks? But it's the same thing. A trigger lock
places an assailee at a distinct disadvantage. Crimes don't happen in days. They
happen in seconds. Suddenly. Every second is precious in a self-defense and a
trigger lock costs precious seconds and might disable the firearm entirely.
But enough of this falderal. Forget how many
votes you have or think you need. Forget your interpretation of the
Constitution. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL ME HOW I AM TO DEFEND MYSELF OR MY
FAMILY. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL MY NEIGHBORHOOD HOW IT IS TO DEFEND ITSELF.
None. Notta. Zippo. Zilch. No STUPID LITTLE LAW you pass against us will ever
negate that natural God-given right and instinct. Deal with that.
The gun control people, in my opinion, have
crossed a line in the sand. This ceased to be a civilized discussion long ago.
This is a matter of self-protection. A matter of turf. If you are in favor of
restricting the citizens' right to self-defense and defense of her family, then
you are on the side of the criminals. Either you believe an individual has a
right to defend against an assailant unhampered by stupid little laws, or you
are on the side of criminals. And if you believe in using the power of the state
to come down on me for protecting myself or my family, then both you and the
state that does that are criminals. YES! YOU!
And I'm here to tell you, on behalf of many
many Americans with families, that we will have none of it any longer. Million
Mom March supporters, what you advocate, if you succeed, will be a prelude to
revolution. That is neither a threat nor a promise. That is natural law. We will
not take these stupid little laws aimed at us any longer. We will, like a mother
lioness defending her turf and her cubs, use any means necessary. Ultimately,
whether you want it or not, natural law will assert itself.
Deal with it.
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