The United States Federal Government as currently constituted exists solely to wield force against the individual by creating laws to control behavior it deems unacceptable or contrary to the common good. Common Good being defined by those in positions of authority who are most often interested in their own good rather than that of the people. To that end, they are ever ready to impose onerous restrictions on the ability of the citizenry to possess firearms. As any politician knows, an armed citizen can not be threatened or intimidated into submission he can only be reasoned with or the politician having failed to securing compliance through honeyed words, killed. A less than optimal outcome for a dead slave is a poor slave.
When one is armed, one is capable of resisting coercion and force. Unarmed, one is incapable of resistance in any meaningful way. Citizen versus subject can be defined as the ability to offer resistance in the face of compulsion and the surest tool of resistance is the modern firearm. Not since the first rock was tied to a stick has such power been concentrated into the hands of a single individual as the alchemy of gun powder, pipe, and lead. Continue reading