March 1st, 2013

Call Them ‘Regime Change Rifles’

Hunting rifle

[This article, by Kurt Hoffman, appears at - Ed.]

They’ll dress up your hunting rifle
To look scary for evening news
Then ban it with other black rifles
hunters, claim your rights or lose!

by Kurt Hoffman

That the fabricated term “assault weapon” has become the household expression for describing a semi-automatic, detachable magazine-fed rifle is a triumph for the virulently anti-gun Violence Policy Center, which has for decades contributed to and exploited the public’s lack of knowledge about these guns in order to demonize them, as they’ve openly acknowledged since 1988:

The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons–anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun–can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

The forcible citizen disarmament lobby, in an amusingly transparent attempt to further cloud the issue, sometimes changes the terminology when the guns are in government hands, referring to these scary “assault weapons” as “patrol rifles,” when in the hands of police officers–the exact same firearms get a brand new name when held by the government’s hired muscle.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, realizing that by allowing the artificial moniker “assault weapon” to become the default term for these firearms, gun rights advocates had allowed the other side to define the public’s perception of them, came up with their own nomenclature. They want us to call them “modern sporting rifles.” While no doubt well intentioned, this approach has problems of its own (and has made few inroads with the public, anyway).

Yes, the AR-15 platform can be a very capable hunting arm, and is superb for several other shooting sports. Still, are we to argue that with the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers devoted 10% of the Bill of Rights to the protection of sport? Why should we surrender any ground to the Nazi-originated notion that guns can be more legitimately restricted if they have no “sporting purpose”?

If the forcible citizen disarmament lobby wants to call them “weapons of war,” why not let them? Founding Father Tench Coxe would certainly have been unafraid to do so:

Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American … the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

To deny these arms’ utility for combat is to distance them from the central scope of the Second Amendment’s function.

So let us instead call them “regime change rifles.” In the terrible (and less “unthinkable” every day) event of the rise of a tyrannical regime in the United States, effective fighting arms in the hands of millions of American citizens will be essential for overthrowing it. Furthermore, the banning of such arms will be one of the surest signs that “regime change” has already become necessary.

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4 Responses to “Call Them ‘Regime Change Rifles’”

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    Cal Says:

    I know that here in California we will need many with Regime Change Rifles. I have yet to hear back from Governor Brown on my Molon Labe requirement letter asking where he stands, where the county sheriffs stand, where the Calif AJ stands, etc; nor seen a public answer to it.

    Nor have they answered me, and others, as to why they have not removed Feinstein from office as is required and started proceedings against her for the criminal and civil offense of Oath Breaking. Nor if they will start an investigation of her for treason against the USA, and the state of California.

    If I quit posting here, or sending in “tips” you will know who to hold accountable when the SHTF. Until, or even if, that day happens, I will continue to ask for arrests and prosecutions of oath breakers and traitors.

    Molon Labe!

    Stay Safe and Detention Free All!

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    Big Al Says:

    @Cal: Asking the top dog traitors to police themselves is nothing but short of miraculous. I know that you know where they stand, but keep up the good fight and don’t hold your breath…

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    mike smith Says:

    Dear Cal, I know what you mean, I have written several letters to be opened if I go missing or die to several trusted friends. I have given instruction on whom they should let know so that if I disappear before the blank hits the fan that you all will know IT’S TIME!!

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    GeorgeW. Says:


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