Thursday, February 28, 2013

An 'Insurrectionist's' Response

Now I'm sure Josh and Ladd expected me to wail and gnash my teeth then go shooting up the place in response to their testimony to the US Senate Committee.  Instead I've been enjoying the kudos by my fellow 'traitors' and 'insurrectionists' and my response has been to write a letter to all the Senators involved.

Dear Senators,
It has come to my attention that a written testimony by Josh Horwitz, ED of the ‘Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’ included a quote from my online site in an effort to libel me and my activism towards a progressive firearm agenda.  It included:
Other insurrectionist commentators have been meticulous about the hardware required for rebellion.
Roy Kubicek, the primary author of the blog Days of our Trailers: Consider This the Old North
Bridge (and a credentialed blogger at past NRA conventions) published a series of posts entitled The Modern Militia, in which he asserted: The standard US Infantry field weapon is the ubiquitous M16/ M4 series rifle
Obviously then, since the M16 was based off of it, the ideal firearm for Militia compatibility would the [sic] the AR15(or its many clones) chambered in 5.56 NATO.15

It is true, I did make that post.  Now to put it in context however, one needs to include the preface to that series found at :
That post includes this statement:

Basically what it boils down to that the Modern Militia is there to complement the Standing Army and other first responders such as the Police, Fire Fighters, EMT's, etc. Supporting them in everything from acting as Sniper/Scouts, Civil Patrol, Traffic Control, Hose handlers, Litter Bearers, or any other job that may be required.
So obviously, unlike what the PuSH'ers wish I was doing, I won't be advocating overthrowing the Gov't , teaching how to build bombs, or rehashing paranoid conspiracy theories. I'm publishing my ideas on what we can do to help out our society in these aforementioned instances and to be as effective and efficient as we can when doing so.

As this statement has been pointed out to them previously when my ‘insurrectionism’ was highlighted by Mr. Horwitz or his Communications Director Ladd Everitt, not only their integrity but their entire motivation for anti-gun activism should be called into question as they have often asserted that any firearm owner that disagrees with their premise is a ‘traitor’, ‘insurrectionist’, and a ‘racist’ up to and including the American icon Chuck Norris.

Since they are such fans of James Madison, they should perhaps pay attention to his statement on ‘treason’ from the Federalist #43:
"As treason may be committed against the United States, the authority of the United States ought to be enabled to punish it. But as new-fangled and artificial treasons have been the great engines by which violent factions, the natural offspring of free government, have usually wreaked their alternate malignity on each other, the convention have, with great judgment, opposed a barrier to this peculiar danger, by inserting a constitutional definition of the crime, fixing the proof necessary for conviction of it, and restraining the Congress, even in punishing it, from extending the consequences of guilt beyond the person of its author."

– James Madison, Federalist No. 43, "The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered (continued)," Independent Journal, January 23, 1788; Rossiter pp. 269-270
In closing, the statements and claims made by officers of the CSGV should be taken for what they are worth.

Thank you for your time.
Yep.  I'm quite the bomb thrower, aren't I? 

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Weer'd Beard said...

let us know if you get any responses!

Old NFO said...

Yep, please give us an update as this continues...