Biden Already Campaigning To Disarm American Population – Is He Right? 

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In a previous discussion on this subject, I held to the general opinion in the UK – “no to guns!” I always understood the arguments about the right to self-defence and the possibility of a Government turning rogue but it seemed so unlikely that our Government(s) would turn rogue to the extent that we had to, literally, fight for our freedom, that it didn’t change my view.  Now… I’m much more open to the arguments for an armed population.  Why now?  Well, living under four “rogue Governments” – Westminster, Holyrood, North of Ireland and Wales – there’s no escaping lockdowns, nowhere to go to live as a free person in the UK.  The tyranny is mostly benign at the moment – except for those in open rebellion when we see the police tactics usually associated with totalitarian regimes.  Think riot police in Trafalgar Square, London during clearly peaceful anti-lockdown protests. 

The argument in favour of an armed population has now taken on a new legitimacy, not to say urgency, in my view – as we discover that the next White House administration – led by Joe Biden (until they can shove him off into a nursing home and replace him with Kamala Harris) – is already plotting their campaign to disarm the population – click here to read more… 

So, what – having viewed the above video and read the WND report – is your considered opinion… Is Joe Biden right to campaign to disarm the American population? Remember, it’s being sold as a “health” issue and we all know how easy it is to get people to hand over their rights in the name of a “health” issue. It worked with the Coronavirus “crisis” scare – will it work for the anti-Second Amendment lobby?  Will the American people hand over their guns as willingly as we, in the UK, have handed over our personal and religious freedoms?   I hope not. What about you?  

Covid-19 & Totalitarianism: Does USA Right to Bear Arms Make Sense Now?

Then there’s this warning from an American police officer…

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More than once we’ve discussed the American Second Amendment right to bear arms.  I’ve always taken the scaredy-cat attitude of “oops! better not!”  That Americans are queuing up to buy more and more guns,  then, some  who have never owned a gun before, made me think. And this was before the news was out that the World Health Organisation is telling us to prepare for authorised investigators to come into our homes to test us for the virus and remove anyone who tests positive. 

I was recounting this news to a friend yesterday, who caught me by surprise when – a most gentle person – she asked, suddenly, where she could buy a gun: how to get a permit. I laughed it off, but it made me think. As did the very thoughtful policeman in the video above. Is it an American phenomenon, the possibility of bloodshed on the streets, or could that happen in the UK, as well?  If so, what to do?  Perhaps we should simply  redouble our efforts to persuade our political representatives to put an end to what seems to be a case of hurtling towards a permanent system of totalitarian government. 

But, in case that doesn’t work, consider this:  if a government health official comes to your home and wants to remove a member of your family, how will you deal with it?  

Let’s hear your ideas – both temporal and spiritual –  for overcoming this time of trial.  

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! 

USA Shootings in Texas & Ohio: Can These Massacres Be Prevented? How?

We discussed the subject of gun ownership in the USA back in 2015  here

Watching the news reports over this weekend, of the mass shootings in two American towns, it is unfathomable to many of us that  people of faith support, and even advocate, gun ownership – perhaps because it has never been the culture here in the UK.  However, in America, it is considered a very important constitutional right to bear arms.  Here’s the young American Jewish commentator, Ben Shapiro, debating the issue with Piers Morgan in 2017…

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We know that the gun lobby, big guns business (so to speak), makes it very difficult for politicians to propose a ban on gun ownership, never mind the Second Amendment right to bear arms, cherished by the American people.   My own gut feeling is that, with the extent of the killing sprees now taking place almost routinely across the USA, a President – preparing for possible re-election – who boldly proposed doing whatever is reasonably possible to deal with the problem of widespread gun ownership, would be onto a winner.  Surely, the sheer number of deaths caused this weekend alone, in two different parts of the United States, would be sufficient to cause a change in the American mindset about the Second Amendment? 

Personally, I’d like to see a courageous President move to end widespread gun ownership, by whatever constitutional means are available, and if you agree, let’s hear it.  But if you disagree (and I can already see some of our American bloggers bristling with indignation 😀 ) then please suggest your preferred solution – but make it one that would truly make a difference…

Final thought:  I have a young (teenage) relative who says he would dearly love to move to the USA when he’s finished his education.  I keep reminding him of the two things that would be very different if he did so;  one, the gun culture (don’t get impatient – with anyone! If the bus is late, so be it! If that hamburger is cold, smile at the waiter and tip him/her anyway!) And the second – well, that’s irrelevant to the present discussion, so I’ll leave that hanging there for another day 😀 

For the purposes of this conversation, please, simply answer the questions in the headline –  can these massacres be prevented?  And if so, how