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Privacy and Control: CISA

CISA was reintroduced and passed -- secretly buried in a 2000 page budget bill.

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A War (of words) for the 2nd Amendment

The 2nd Amendment is in a fragile place. Its protection must be through the reasoned words and action of those who value the right to protect one's self and the sacred process of the Bill of Rights.


by Loyal 9 staff, slated for publication in the upcoming edition of "Hunting Illustrated"

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Chart of registered owners in Rockland County New York as published by The Journal News

President Lincoln said that if our country should fall, it would only be from the inside. He said, "Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! [Not] all the armies…with a Bonaparte for a commander could…. If [danger] ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad."


We are afraid this warning is becoming prophetic, especially by attacks from within to disarm the people.


One attempt is the map of gun owners published by The Journal News in New York. In the end, the paper buckled -- an example of the power of concerned citizens combining their voices.


This past month a similar plan was considered by Civitas Media’s one hundred newspapers. A company memo read, “We will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon.” Reacting to the resulting firestorm, the CEO has dismissed this as merely a rejected brainstorm that was misworded in a memo.


Another attempt to undermine the 2nd Amendment is the twisting of its language by its opponents. Utah professor Thomas Huckins claims, “The framers of the Constitution never intended an individual right to own guns.” “We the people” means “communally, not individualistically.”


These “linguistic gymnastics” are destroyed by Connor Boyack of the Libertas Institute. He points out that this insane logic would mean that the use of “people” through the 1st 4th, 9th, and 10th amendments would therefore not apply to individuals. He then turns to the writers of the Bill of Rights quotes to explain themselves. (article: “INDIVIDUALS Have the Right to Guns”).


Another 2nd Amendment sucker punch is the official US support of the UN Small Arms treaty. As we explained in this Hunting Illustrated space previously, they have shepherded this process through in secrecy and denial, yet Former UN Ambassador John Bolton said, “there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”


Our “paranoid” concerns are mocked as we are assured that a treaty can’t trump the constitution and that this treaty must still clear senate. Anyone who has been watching the senate this past decade knows that is the scariest “comfort” of all.


Democracy is a responsibility. The other 2nd Amendment encroachments above were shut down by concerned citizens fighting back. This must be the case now with the UN treaty. Stand up and act. Send your letter to your senators or join us at Loyal9.org in our campaign to combine all of our voices into a force that can’t be ignored. Click on “Action,” Then select “2nd Amendment.”


Abe Lincoln may have warned about the country falling from within. That is a warning we must heed and be the ones to reinforce the bulwark.




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