Oath Keeper In Delaware Arrested For Selling Guns
Elias Alias here. I received an email from a friend of the man who has been arrested on gun charges. Here is what he sent to me, with a request that I share this with our readers here at Oath Keepers national:
“One of the most ardent and outspoken Pro Second Amendment folks in the area, Matthew Opaliski, a Delaware member of the Oath Keepers, is facing a five count Federal indictment for exercising the unalienable rights that we are all born with as Americans. There is a Fundraising Campaign to aid in the defense of this case and I am asking for those that are defenders of Liberty to please consider donating. Matt has done so much here in Delaware to fight for our Constitutionally protected Rights. Throughout the last twenty years he has testified against many unconstitutional bills in front of our state legislature. Donations can be made by clicking the following link:
I have added some thoughts of my own below, but if you’re in a hurry please click that link and see what you can do to help. Thank you!
Elias Alias, editor
One Of Our Own Busted By ATF
We gun owners in America are like “little fishies” swimming about in the illusion that we have a Second Amendment and that it actually means what it says. Yet the damned-by-God ATF and some other government agencies have a large and now intricately woven net in which to snare we happy little average American gun owners. The ATF’s net is woven of absurdities which they call “statutes”, and they use those statutes to violate the highest law of the land.
It says, plain as day, “...shall not be infringed.” That means that every “statute law” written about guns since the Second Amendment was ratified is a debauchery of the very words the Founders penned. We all know that if a statute is not pursuant to the Constitution, it is not a law. It is an illusion of law, a fake law, a lie which has been propagated by politically-motivated idiots who never bothered to look into the essential spirit of the Constitution. Yet many government employees, and all ATF employees, seem to be unaware of that fact.
What gives, eh? How does an ATF agent who ran an under-cover deception on a gun-rights political activist, who is also an Oath Keeper, feel when he tries to sleep the sleep of the innocent each night in his bed? I truly wonder how such government agents feel on their way to sleep at night. Do they reflect on the ways they have violated the Constitution while raining terror down upon good American citizens? Apparently such agents have no conscience, or they would resign that sordid travesty which they mistakenly think is a “career in federal law enforcement”. Again I will remind them — it says, “…shall not be infringed”.
It’s just that simple.
But yet again the almighty ATF has seen reason to wreck a good citizen’s life over statutes which are not pursuant to the Constitution to which they swore their Oath.
A good man, a patriot and citizen and a man who has campaigned to be a State Senator, who actively addresses committees in the Delaware legislature, has been arrested for selling guns.
The headline ran this way:
Former Delaware state candidate faces firearms charges
Their article stated:
“DOVER – Federal prosecutors have charged a local Republican Party official and former state Senate candidate in Delaware with illegally dealing in firearms…. According to the indictment, Opaliski allegedly sold, traded or gave a Smith and Wesson .357/9mm-caliber revolver and a Springfield Armory 9 mm pistol to another person who was not a resident of Delaware in early December. A similar transaction earlier this month involved two Anderson Manufacturing AM-15 5.56-caliber semiautomatic rifles, authorities allege.“
My God, one would think the man has murdered a church full of women and children or something, right? Well, okay, I used a lousy example, for we all know that only the ATF itself has murdered a church full of Christians with their children. (Click that embedded link to learn the truth about the ATF’s murder spree at Waco, Texas.)
The article also noted what the local Republican Party spokesperson had to say:
“‘Matt is part of the Sussex County Party structure and elected by folks in his local area,’ said Delaware GOP executive director John Fluharty. “I’m sure the Sussex county executive committee will respond to this very difficult situation with the best interests of the party first and foremost.”
On that quaint statement the political motive I noted above, the fact of factions enacting statute laws, Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes, had this to say:
“Looks like the Republican party there is more than happy to throw him under the bus if it is in ‘the best interest of the party first and foremost’.” — Stewart Rhodes
So now a conscientious patriot, head of his family and contributing member of his community, has been attacked by the ATF over selling a few guns, and the Republican Party is interested in how the GOP will be seen in this matter, apparently more than the GOP is concerned about this travesty that has been unlawfully perpetrated on him by one of the most notorious gov-thug organizations existing in the U.S. Empire. I feel that all of us are going to be seeing much more of this sort of abuse of authority in coming times. It is going to cost all of us more and more money, time, effort, and peace of mind as the militarization of “law enforcement” swells like an evil tide over our land, our towns and communities. But until we can educate enough Americans to recognize what is incrementally devouring our Republic from within, the travesty will only continue to grow.
One thing we can do at present moment is to demonstrate our outrage and also our loyalty to a fellow Oath Keeper by going to Matthew’s fund-raising page and pitching in what we can. Here is that page.
Please be generous as much as your personal finances will permit. Our help will not only help Matthew and his family — it will also help send a message to a berserk government that we the people are not going to continue to suffer this kind of abuse, that we are tired of their tyranny. Oath Keepers thanks you.
PS: We will update this article after Stewart Rhodes gathers more info.