VAOK member on the gun control movement

Member Barry Joyce submitted the following for publication, thank you Barry.

Patriots, as the current gun debate rages I feel compelled to offer a response that is not that of the mainstream media.  Let me preface this by saying I am not a chest thumping 2nd Amendment proponent but what I am is a chest thumping, heart beating American that will defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the preservation of Liberty.

Numerous reports have appeared recently citing certain organizations and news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and Everytown for Gun Safety to name a few.  They propose the notion that pro-Second Amendment politicians have blood on their hands and that they are in the pockets of the all powerful gun lobbies and against common sense gun control.

For the record readers should know that the non-profit, “Everytown for Gun Safety ” started life as “Mayors against illegal guns.’  This group is founded and funded by the liberal anti-gun billionaire, Michael Bloomberg.  The later was combined with other gun control groups because mayors started leaving the organization in great numbers.  This departure was because once the illusion was revealed, they saw the purpose was to attack the 2nd Amendment and law abiding citizens.  Those who say politicians are in the pockets of the gun lobbies and that there is blood on their hands are being hypocritical.

We continue to hear this president call for “common sense gun control,” he points to the U.K. and Australia as prime examples of such.  I urge readers to research the gun laws of each of these countries and you will see Obama’s common sense approach is “gun confiscation.”  In this country:  NO WAY!!! NO HOW!!!

Patriots, you must stay vigilant, once you allow a small chink in the armor of Liberty and with the constant wear and tear of outside forces its only a matter of time before it collapses.  While I offers no solution for gun violence in this article,  I want to highlight a problem that needs to be addressed and urge Americans to avoid knee jerk reactions that offer no solution and have no merit.

I conclude with a quote from the best known villain in modern history, it should resonate with every American and encourage extreme caution, Adolf Hitler stated; “to conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.”

Barry Joyce
Virginia Oath Keeper
Martinsville, VA