The Case for the Non-Revolutionary Ownership of Guns


The Case for the Non-Revolutionary Ownership of Guns

by Gary North

LewRockwell.com

There are two main extremes in the debate over guns. The gun control people are basically worshippers of the state. They grovel before the image of the state. They believe in the state. They see the state as redemptive: an agency of healing. This agency must be armed, they say, in order to collect the money necessary to fund the state’s messianic claims and programs.

A state that can heal must be a state that can kill. The gun control crowd worships a state that can heal. So, they call for the abolition of private gun ownership. This is consistent.

At the other extreme is the private militia crowd. They think that the ownership of weapons is basic to conducting a new American Revolution. They think that that their ownership of weapons will in some way slow down the state. Some day, the People will take up arms against the state.

I reject both positions.

Here is reality. The ownership of guns is mostly symbolic most of the time. The gun as a symbol says this: the state is not God. The state is not finally sovereign. Citizens are sovereign under God, and they possess the right to bear arms as a mark of this sovereignty.

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2 Responses to The Case for the Non-Revolutionary Ownership of Guns

  1. gideon says:

    I like Mr. North’s writing and I realize he is making a case for “Non-Revolutionary Gun Ownership”, however this time, I think he leaves out an important part in this statement,
    “In the political vacuum that will appear in the aftermath of that national bankruptcy, armed citizens with economic assets and economic and political skills will be in a position to pick up the pieces. Local armed citizens will become the back-up of the local police, which local citizens will elect.”
    I think when the bankruptcy happens, the “creditors” will have a say. Who are the creditors? We know foreigners are buying everything up OR a lot of things, not to mention Agenda 21 and the UN. Hell the FED is Foreign. Also this, I believe, is a planned event, the destruction of America and the world as we’ve known it. They may not have accurately accounted for the “awakening” that is taking place but they sure expected it to some extent, “… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.” — H. G. Wells, in his book entitled “The New World Order” (1939)
    Who knows, maybe we will be able to pick up the pieces and rebuild after they are done with us. It’s a nice thought. I hope that will be the case.
    From A.W. Tozer THAT INCREDIBLE CHRISTIAN:
    “The cross-carrying Christian, furthermore, is both a confirmed pessimist and an optimist the like of which is to be found nowhere else on earth.
    “When he looks at the cross he is a pessimist, for he knows that the same judgment that fell on the Lord of glory condemns in that one act all nature and all the world of men. He rejects every human hope out of Christ because he knows that man’s noblest effort is only dust building on dust.
    “Yet he is calmly, restfully optimistic. If the cross condemns the world the resurrection of Christ guarantees the ultimate triumph of good throughout the universe. Through Christ all will be well at last and the Christian waits the consummation.
    “Incredible Christian!”
    http://www.vaticanassassins.org/2012/02/brother-jonathons-favorite-quote-from-a-w-tozer-the-incredible-christian/

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