As the adage goes, “A right unexercised is a right lost.” This is something that every American who values their Liberty and understands that the Second Amendment is the only thing protecting it had best remember because, right now, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), and a rogues gallery of other Left-wing politicians and agitators are trying to confiscate American’s firearms.
They are actually considering a law that would create a program to purchase weapons from gun owners and make the sale of those weapons to the state compulsory. This is not hysteria or hyperbole; they’re considering criminalizing a variety of classes of firearms and the confiscation of legally purchased examples of those weapons.† Cuomo, unsurprisingly, went further and offered confiscation and mandatory sale to the State as two separate alternatives for semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, thereby indicating that he would use naked force to disarm the population of New York.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
— Patrick Henry
June 5, 1788
It’s a sad day for America when the government seeks tyranny and the last, best hope for our freedom, our children’s freedom, and our children’s children’s freedom is that enough of the people will realize that their optimism was poorly placed and that they, just as our forbears, must consider the use of force to combat that government. It’s a sadder day for America when it’s unlikely that enough will consider the use of force in order to change things before it’s too late to do so cleanly.