This article was originally published at Ammoland.com
We the People of New York State, that is, the natural persons lawfully residing within this state, do hereby order and direct, The governor and the senate to immediately repeal the NY SAFE act of 2013.
This is not a request or a demand, but an order and directive, as it is unlawful, null and void, being in direct opposition to the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of New York Civil Rights – Article 2 – § 4.
This is the will of the people, and as you are our duly appointed representatives, you will see to it that our will is carried out.
The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is the RIGHT of all the people. This RIGHT is not subject to registration. Registration means surrendering our lawful RIGHT in exchange for permission, which may or may not be granted, or can be taken away, at the behest of the magistrate. This goes beyond infringement or diminishing our RIGHT. It is direct violation of the very principle upon which this RIGHT was declared in our constitution. Our founding fathers came from a European tradition in which only the nobility and chivalry had the right to keep and bear arms, and the peasantry had no such rights, but may be awarded the privilege if his lord saw fit. Our nation was founded upon the principle that We the People are the sovereign kings and queens of this land, and as such all people are as nobles, that there shall be no peasants, and you, duly appointed representatives, are charged with the task of carrying out our will. So the principle of the right to keep and bear arms predates the advent of the firearm, let alone the semi-auto-loading types, and this principle does not change with the emergence of new technology.
The right to keep and bear arms means that the people shall have access to whatever state-of-the-art technology is available.
The only exception in these Unites States of America was in the case of slavery. All free men had the right to keep and bear arms, but slaves did not. If, today, the people do not have this right, but must ask permission, are we then your slaves? This argument is not at all in the extreme, because if the government has the power to force us against our will at the point of a gun, and we can do nothing to defend ourselves, then are we not your slaves?
So what do we have here today? A government that gains increasingly new technology to enforce its laws, a government that is stockpiling huge supplies of ammunition, while they place ever-heavier restrictions on how we may defend ourselves, and now you wish to take away that right altogether.
Listen here now: We will not comply. We will not register our firearms, let alone surrender them. We will not be your subjects. You may deem us criminals for doing so, but it is you who have broken the law, and we who defend it.
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