This video will give you chills. It shows ticked off citizens of New York State taking it to the “public officials” in a Buffalo, New York town hall meeting on the recently passed and wildly ironically named “Safe Act.” From the fire in the eyes and voices of the gun owners of New York, it is clear that they are not going to submit, not going to register themselves or their arms, not going to be disarmed, and not going to give an inch. This so-called Safe Act is driving that state toward a state of revolution, civil war, or perhaps secession by the more rural areas. It is driving the gun owners toward a direct conflict with any police who dare try to enforce this unconstitutional abomination. How the hell is that “safe”?
Many audience members made it clear they would not comply. One man said:
“I get a sense, from the audience here, that there’s not allot of enthusiasm for compliance. So, my question would be, are there prisons being opened up for those of us who won’t comply? are there going to be additional courts, to handle those of us who say ‘No, this is an unconstitutional law’?”
Another told them:
“I spent two years floating around in the Mediterranean, protecting us from the communists, in 57 to 59, and when I get home? Where do I find them? They’re here. They’re in Albany, they’re in Washington. This is the same slippery slope that the Germans did. If you back-up 60 or 70 years ago, and you put a brown shirt on Mr. Cuomo when he was on television, he would look just like Hitler.”
Yet another said:
“The police officers should be arresting the traitors who signed it.”
And another asked “What was your oath of allegiance?”
There were many shouts of “uphold the Constitution!” and “What about the Constitution?!”
Many demanded to know the penalties for non-compliance. One man asked “what are the penalties, if law abiding citizens don’t go along with what you say?”
Now that was a particularly interesting question – these are “law abiding citizens,” the great majority of whom likely have never committed more than a parking infraction, and now they are clearly intending to not comply with this “law.” And they still see themselves as LAW ABIDING even if they don’t comply, and the reason is that they know this so-called law is no law at all. Any act of any legislature that is contrary to the Constitution of the United States or the constitution of the State of New York is not law. It is null and void from inception, and can command no obedience, no loyalty. And these men know it.
In response to that question of what the penalties were, one man quipped, “depends how much money you got.” Clearly a man who knows how the system works.
One man shouted “bring it on!”
Another said, “You talk allot about responsible gun owners, which there are allot of them here, but we don’t have any responsible politicians. That’s what we need.”
And when one “official” said “if you’ve got an illegal weapon, or illegal magazine, you’ve got to dispose of those things.” The response? Scornful and defiant laughter.
The closer was a man who said:
“governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg say that assault weapons are weapons of war and don’t belong on the streets of America. If that’s true, why do the police need them? Who are the police at war with?”
Good question. Why do Cuomo and Bloomberg want the police armed with these “weapons of war” that they don’t want the citizens to have? If they are so terrible, so horrific – only good for killing large numbers of people, why do they want their own bodyguards and the police to have them (in select fire versions, no less)? And who are they meant for? Obviously, they are meant for us. They are intended to be used to shoot Americans. Apparently, Cuomo and Boomberg are just fine with that. They don’t hate or fear such arms in the hands of the government. They do hate and fear such arms in the hands of the people. The gun owners of New York can feel the hypocrisy, and they also feel the intent.
The gun owners of New York have been pushed to the edge of the cliff. Their heels are over the edge, and now they can’t back up any more without tumbling into the abyss. Their only choice now is to start pushing back. Oh, sure, Cuomo and Bloomberg, and all the other traitors in power in New York think the gun owners also have the “choice” of submission to their illegitimate, unconstitutional law. And they expect these men to meekly go along with being disarmed of their weapons of military utility. But judging from the look in the eyes of the men in that room – many of them veterans “who know very well what they are about” - they just don’t see it that way. To them, submission to an unconstitutional, liberty killing “law” is not an option.
Cuomo and Bloomberg, et al, are blinded by their own hubris, their own arrogance. They expect submission because … well, because they said so! And that is why I must diagnose them as suffering from a possibly terminal case of “thin air disease” – they don’t realize that there is really nothing between them and those pissed off New York gun owners and veterans but thin air. They should watch this video and think about what they are doing, and back off while they still have a chance. Because these men are not going to back up, and when they push back, it’s gonna be hard.
I just hope and pray that if that happens, the police and New York National Guard have the good sense to get out of the way and stay out of the way. Just sit back, crack open a beer, and enjoy the show. The gun owners and veterans are saying “Molon Labe!” (come and take it), so let Cuomo and Bloomberg, and all their fellow travelers, strap on the body armor and sling up an M-4 and go and get it. Let them step out and enforce their own damnable edicts. If they are so intent on disarming the veterans and gun owners by force, leave them to it.
For the Republic,
Founder of Oath Keepers
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