The American Wisdom Series

Just some things to think about:
"The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops." .... Noah Webster

It's not surprising to some of us

when these senseless acts of brutality occur.

And, as this country continues
down the slippery slope of rejection of the Truth,
these kinds of tragedies will only increase

See Live Link to- Pamphlet #1014 "The Cultural Church"
Because of "The Cultural Church"

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." (Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789])

Gun control laws make crime a safe occupation when victims are unarmed.

To those who wish we would eliminate guns from our streets-

If someone comes at you with a knife and you point a gun at him, he is very unlikely to keep coming, and more likely to head in the other direction, perhaps in some haste, if he has a brain in his head. Only if he is an idiot are you likely to have to pull the trigger. But, if he is an idiot with a knife, coming after you, you had better have a trigger to pull!  If he runs the other way, and you place your gun back in the holster, with out firing it you become an un-reported good crime statistic (probably even if you tell the news media it happened); it is something the gun control crusaders don't want people to hear about.  But then the gun control crusaders are not about to give a hoot for anything so mundane as the facts anyway! If he is, or was, an idiot, and you must shoot in self defence, it will make the news as a back page story!

Expect more of this if you get your wished for gun control:

One man was killed and another seriously injured in a hammer and knife fight in Harrisburg on Wednesday around 11:30 a.m., according to police.

"Patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 1500 block of Vernon St. on a report that two men were fighting with hammers. The officers were met at the door of the home by a witness who lives in York, PA. Inside, they found a 55 year old black male on the floor with stab wounds to his back. In a second floor bedroom they found Jose Vxxxxxx in bed and seriously injured with significant head trauma. The men were taken to separate area hospitals," a police news release states.

Another witness, Vxxxxxx's brother, was in the home. Police said he told them he came there to see Vxxxxxx when the 55-year-old man tried to stop him, then hit him in the side of the head with a large hammer. After a struggle, police said the 55-year-old male was stabbed as he tried to hit Vxxxxxx's brother again. 

Police detained Vxxxxxx's brother and questioned him. He has been released. Police said he suffered "a large contusion to the side of his head and several cuts and abrasions."

"Jose Vxxxxxx died as a result of his injuries. He had suffered massive head trauma.
The black male (55-year-old) is hospitalized and is expected to recover from his wounds. That man had reportedly lived with Jose Vxxxxxx for the past few days," a police news release states.

The killing marks the second homicide of the week in Harrisburg.

Need I repeat?

We don't have a gun problem. We have a morality problem! ...John Rhine

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee

  Memo from the John Rhine at The American Wisdom Series:We've already banned nail clippers and butter knives from our public schools. That doesn't seem to have stopped the violence. It only created nightmares for little Johnny's parents. 

But since this hammer incident happened we, here at the AWS believe we need to demand that hammers be eliminated from construction sites, even from our homes. The problem with that is we would then have to use pneumatic nail guns and they would be much more dangerous to possess then a hammer. What to do? Oh my, what can we do? 
Ridiculous you say? So are nail clippers and butter knives. But that won't stop our politicians from legislating more "feel good laws". Trying to eliminate firearms is ridiculous also but 
politicians will do whatever it takes to get a dumbed down public to feel good and vote for them again in the next election, and they will keep passing "feel good laws" until they completely destroy our country!

Wow! I can hear it now semi-automatic pneumatic nail guns with a magazine holding 6 dozen nails. That would be an assault nail gun.

We can't have that! Even though they would be no more automatic the the semi-automatic rifles and pistols, sold over the counter today, that gun control people call, and a dumbed down public believes are military  assault weapons.

It would make too much sense to repeal all those ridiculous  laws; Put Bible reading back into our public school homerooms; If we did that our school shooting and our hammer murder problems would disappear again in several generations.

I'll bet that three generations after we did that my great, great. great grandchildren would even again be allowed to take their rifle and skunk to school! See  "When I was a young boy:"  below

Those were the good old days which I wish my grandchildren could experience. But alas, I'm afraid it won't happen again in this earth age!

"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his house, his possessions are safe." - Luke 11:21
"Jesus said, 'But now whoever has a purse or a bag, must take it and whoever does not have a sword must sell his cloak and buy one." - Luke 22:36

We have noticed that the following 16 Letters to the editor (In the blue shaded box below)  were submitted to the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Patriot News since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings took place and have appeared in their electronic edition

But, not many of them appeared in the print edition of the news paper. We wonder why! We also wonder about the nature of those that may have been submitted but not placed in either edition. Some of these letters do promote very interesting thought.

Memo: Since we have no way to and therefore did not contact any of these people to seek permission to print their letters, we have deleted their names.

Letter to the editor:

Harrisburg has seen another homicide. This time a hammer was used. We need to take measures to control hammers. Here are some of the "common sense" steps that need to be taken:

  • A ban on semiautomatic nail guns that fire a nail every time the trigger is pulled and a limit on the number of nails in the feed mechanism. Semiautomatic nail guns should only be in the hands of licensed contractors.
  • A ban on hammers with a weight of more than 12 ounces or a handle longer than 10 inches. We all know the more weight a hammer has the more dangerous it is and the longer the handle the more force can be exerted.
  • A thorough background check before a hammer is purchased.
  • A one-per-month limit on hammer purchases after the background check is approved.
  • Require a license to carry a hammer outside the home or workplace. This would be the first step to hammer registration which could then lead to government confiscation of all hammers.
  • Declare all schools as hammer-free zones.

The above measures make about as much sense as President Obama's wishes on gun control. The problem is not with guns or the type of gun but guns in the wrong hands. I wish the President would spend as much time and energy on "crime control" as he does on gun control.

Letter to the editor:

After writing to Senator Casey to voice my concerns over the attempts to infringe upon our Rights confirmed by the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitutions, he replied;

“ …on December 14, 2012, an individual…forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. ”

He repeats many of the erroneous media releases that occurred before an actual investigation began; then states, “After much reflection and careful study of the issue, I have decided to support a federal assault weapons ban as well as legislation restricting high capacity magazines.”

The blood of those innocent children and the heroic but defenseless teachers isn’t only on the hands of a treacherous madman but also the legislators who made it possible by creating these gun-free killing zones.

We can no longer continue to blame inanimate objects for a lack of morals and discipline. Trying to create one huge nationwide “GUN-FREE ZONE” is not only stupid, it’s insane.

Letter to the editor:

I am puzzled by those who support additional gun control thinking it will stop the recent events involving multiple deaths.

I am 76 years old. Years ago you could acquire as many gun as you wanted of any kind and didn't have to tell anyone or register them. An individual in our neighborhood had a BAR machine gun, .30-caliber machine gun a 20 round carbine, Thompson sub- machine gun and even an anti-tank weapon then called a bazooka. All types of surplus weapons were available after World War II and guess what. There were no shootings at schools, churches, movies, political events or gatherings of any kind. It seems the problem is that we have changed

I believe a substantial contributing cause is the constant diet of violence fed to us and especially our children by movies, television, and video games which might desensitize some to such brutality. I doubt that the President, Vice President, or Senator Casey will address the issue since Hollywood provided substantial support to the democrats. Hollywood will hide behind the constitution but the vice president could ask them to do the right thing.

Letter to the editor:

The tragic killing of children in schools is horrific. While we work on more safety controls, and background check laws for gun control; I wonder if anyone has made the connection. It isn't more gun control or even increasing safety measures that will stop the killings.

We must have respect for every human life. Since the l973 Roe v. Wade Supreme court decision overturned almost all state laws protecting the unborn child, over 55 million unborn babies have been killed by abortion and discarded as trash.

It is now obvious, as was predicted, that the total disregard for the value of human life before birth has resulted in the disregard for human life after birth.

Letter to the editor:

Point 1: The psychopath who murdered those children first murdered his own mother to obtain her keys to her gun safe where he got his "handguns" that he used in the subsequent murders. Had the psychopath lived he still would not have gotten executed for a crime hienous beyond belief.

Point 2: The psychopath who set the fire and murdered the policemen & firemen was released from prison where he was incarcerated for "murdering his grandmother with a hammer" by the same liberals who still would not have executed him. And just where did he obtain that rifle anyways? Sure bet it was not legally purchased.

Point 3: The same people who are so vocal over gun control are the same people who will not execute criminals who murder people. They are the same people who argue for the privacy rights of psychopaths medical records which would prevent psychopaths from legally buying a gun.

Final Point: The psychopaths and various other criminals normally obtain weapons by murdering a family member or stealing from a law abiding gun owner, or buying one that was stolen by another criminal. The gun control lobby will always ignore this one most important fact and continue to insist against all logic and reason that law abiding legal gun owners are the problem which leads me to believe that the reason they fight so vigorously to keep secret mental health records is because they don't want anyone to see their own.

Letter to the editor:

I would like to start off by mentioning that I have never owned a gun, but after reading your article “It’s time for posturing on gun control to end”, I will be purchasing one. Thankfully, the second amendment gives me this right. I am growing tired of your continual demonization of American citizens who don’t want to live in a nanny state. Do you honestly believe that by putting more gun laws into effect, this will somehow keep criminals from committing more crimes?

The second amendment is designed to protect the citizens from an over-reaching government. Unfortunately, we are living in a time in which millions of responsible Americans feel that our government is doing just that. I am disappointed that your paper is not more balanced in its reporting, but it does not surprise me. Any honest discussion about curtailing violence in our culture would have to include topics, such as the breakdown of the family, violence in the media, and the acceptance of personal responsibility.

Perhaps in the future the Patriot-News will spend some time investigating these issues. I won’t hold my breath though. These are subjects that do not mesh well with a big government agenda. What would there be to write about if we couldn’t blame other people?

Letter to the editor:

Wow, your calm and sensible epistle on gun control was totally devoid of emotional outbursts. Consider the readers of the three-day Patriot well informed.

What happened in Newtown CT was an abomination against mankind, not guns. Had that person used a baseball bat, would the outcry to ban bats metal or wood be heard? How do you know that the government won’t use this as an excuse not come take our guns whether now or at some point in the future? You don’t.

I don’t trust our government because they are not there to serve us as the Founding Fathers envisioned, but their own personal quest for power and our money. You said our Founding Fathers could not foresee the advancement of weaponry, well, you are right. But they could and did foresee a government becoming the almighty force that, instead of working for the people, worked for themselves and special interests.

The social contract that you mentioned is called the Constitution, The Amendments and the Bill of Rights. That is the only social contract that is in place. To quote Charlie Reese “It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted – by present facts – of incompetence and irresponsibility.

I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people (he does include the Supreme Court in his count). When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.” The government doesn’t fix anything, but tears apart. Thank you for your insightful epistle.

Letter to the editor:

Progressives/Democrats will try to say that gun bans are because guns are not safe. Crazy people like your neighbor needs to be controlled, but not you. This lie is the basis of anti-gun, anti-second amendment-hating people. The second amendment protects individuality, personal property, raising a family, private business and our right to defend those things with guns.

These liars hate our country, U.S. Constitution, freedom, responsibility, and your right to choose. If you do not like guns, how will you defend your rights? What is your plan? This is not a plan for peace or safety, but for ever-expanding government and the destruction of your personal life.

I am a member of the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation. I do not just believe in my rights, I believe in other’s rights also. Teachers, students and citizens with conceal carry permits should be allowed to carry at schools. The NRA has good training programs for gun owners. All citizens in good standing should have Conceal Carry Permits – not just those who can demonstrate life or death needs. Please respect the separation of powers. The opinions of the federal and state governments are interesting, but ultimate decision for schools is local.

The semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun was invented in 1898. The PA Game Commission now says they are not safe for big game hunting. This should be changed back. The government wants us to forget what we know and believe what the government tells us. Semi-auto rifles are effective hunting weapons as well as effective home defense.

Letter to the editor:

I'm a retired school teacher having taught for 40 years. I taught both before and after Bible reading and prayer were removed from the school.

There was a different atmosphere in the school after prayer was removed. Students were more difficult to control. Before Bible and prayer were removed, behavior problems included chewing gum, homework not being done, shirt-tail out and truancy. Today we would call these very minor offenses.

After Bible and prayer were removed from the school, problems escalated to more serious infractions: drugs, alcohol, assault on students and teachers, and yes, shootings. When prayer was removed from the school, some said kids were just reciting words and didn't know what they were saying. But the reality is, God honors what we say! Praying what seems like a simple Lord's Prayer, is powerful and effective. According to Dr. Phil, since the 1970s there have been more than 30 shootings in our schools. There are no reports of any shootings in our school before prayer was removed.

We still dont get it! It's getting late, but the answer is very simple: only God can heal our land, only God can heal our schools.

Letter to the editor:

The discussion on gun violence is certainly appropriate, including the mental health aspect, and violence depicted in the entertainment industry. However, the 500 plus yearly murders in Chicago alone should lead us to a discussion on the value of human life that leaves young folks dead for the sneakers they were wearing.

We must include the 17 million abortions performed since Roe v Wade in the discussion on human life at all stages. Vice President Biden, a Catholic, professes to be pro-life, but said he would not force his opinion on others since Roe v Wade is the law of the land. Someone needs to remind him that the Second Amendment is also the law of the land.

President Obama, our first black president, should be using the influence he has to improve the deadbeat dad situation in this country. I would venture a guess that most of the gun violence in our cities is committed by young folks living without fathers and in some cases, no parents at home at all. Is the idea of studying the lack of concern for human life too racially sensitive when it comes to abortion and parenting?

Or will all this killing merely disappear by blaming the gun?

Letter to the editor:

The views expressed by Xxxx Xxxxxx in the Jan. 8th edition represent another radical view of the gun control issue. His assertion that American shooters kill more Americans than terrorists fails to include our troops in Afghanistan. If memory serves me correctly, all of the recent mass homicides were committed by mentally unstable individuals.

In the next page of that same Patriot News, Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx presents a gloomy view of the present crisis of mental health treatment. Preventing mentally challenged individuals from possessing a gun of any kind should be first priority in Washington.

As it stands at present, a firearm background check does not cull out these individuals because we have no national database to identify them. If physicians are required to advise PennDOT when elderly citizens have lost required driving skills, why can they not alert the State Police when they treat persons they believe should not be permitted to possess firearms? If medical confidentiality applies to one should it not be applicable to both?

You are correct, Mr. Xxxxxxx, firearm violence will never end, but it could be reduced considerably by identifying potential psychopaths who may interpret violence as the ultimate thrill. There are literally hundreds of gun laws on the books at present. Many trample on the Second Amendment rights of honest, sane, law abiding gun owners.

Simply removing automatic rifles (improperly called assault rifles) from their ownership fails to attack the root of the problem.

Letter to the editor:

The great outcry from the media to prevent violence in our society is to ban guns, make more gun laws, and enforce the laws already in place. Controlling violence isn’t about fewer guns, more regulations or taking guns from law-abiding citizens; it's about changing the heart. Our society has cheapened life by legalizing the murder of innocent babies and consideration of euthanasia of individuals deemed unnecessary and now legalizing yet another mind-altering drug. Violence is fed into the minds of our young every day and it affects how they view the importance of their life and the lives of others.

Where is the outcry to ban violence from our movies, TV, computers, video games and all forms of entertainment that is used to warp the impressionable minds of our precious children? We need to encourage morality and support family values by carrying out Jesus' last words to his disciples. 'All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me, observe all that I have commanded you and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.' You can read this full account in the Bible in the book of Matthew.

Letter to the editor:

This is a rebuttal of an article written by Xxxxx Xxxxxxxx calling on Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. According to research published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, vol. 30, No. 2 June 6, 2006, 'Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?,' Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser found that gun control does not influence murder and suicide rates in countries of Eastern Europe, Western Europe, or the United States.

The research states that by and large, ordinary people do not murder. Ninety percent of those who murder, have already lived a life demonstrating criminal intent. Countries like Russia and Luxembourg have the strictest gun control laws of any nation, yet their murder rate exceeds all other nations per 100,000 people. One tendency that research did expose points to cultures, that become fearful and push for greater gun control.

Concerning the recent mass murders, how many were committed by those who were on prescribed psychotropic medication? It is estimated that 20 percent of Americans take some form of medication prescribed by today's psychiatric doctors. Again, do the research. There are many testimonies concerning these mind altering pharmaceuticals. Many Americans are at risk, both those who take these drugs, and those who are murdered by these medicated individuals. I will keep my guns.

Letter to the editor:

The easiest, cheapest, simplest thing to do to discourage nut cases from shooting up schools or any other public place that displays a sign saying: THIS IS A GUN FREE ZONE, or as in the case of a school in Marlboro, NJ a sign that has SCHOOL WATCH at the top and then a symbolic depiction of a gun, bomb and knife in a red circle with a red slash, is to take down these idiotic signs that are nothing more than an open invitation to nut cases to come on in.

Replace them with signs that say THESE PREMISES PROTECTED BY ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: Mr. Colt, Mr. Luger, Mr. Baretta and others. Of course it would be in violation of the federal law that mandates these areas be designated gun free zones.

But don’t worry about that. Any school principal that does this need not worry about the Feds coming to arrest him or her and the congress could repeal the law in short order. As for backing up the sign with actual armed personnel, that would at the principals discretion.

Letter to the editor:

Since the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School we hear once again that we need to have a serious conversation about gun control. I suggest that conversation needs to encompass more than just whether or not to ban certain guns. It should include a serious look at what feeds this gun culture.

Effective in January of 1971, advertisements for cigarettes were banned from all forms of electronic communication. This was based on research that concluded that cigarette smoke was definitely connected with cancer among smokers. Not that all smokers would develop cancer. But all smokers had a statistically higher risk of cancer than non-smokers. That legislation did not stop smoking. And it did not crush the tobacco industry. But it did recognize the fact that advertising was enhancing the image of smoking. And it was the beginning of years of a declining percentage of American smokers.

I suggest as a legitimate alternative to the knee-jerk banning of specific weapons, why not mirror the cigarette advertising ban with legislation that would ban advertising that glorifies gun violence. Such a move would be a lot more palatable than gun bans and those resisting it would be less influential than the NRA and their ilk.

Also, it addresses not the individual's access to guns but the influence of advertising and electronic media on those whose psyches are vulnerable to perversion.

So within this much needed conversation, lets address causes - not band aids.

Letter to the editor:

The Sandy Hook massacre accomplished its intended purpose: to stir up sentiment for gun control. Before you join the frenzy, explain this: The alleged shooter Adam Lanza was found dead in the school with two handguns. The children were riddled with bullets from a .223-caliber rifle; Two men were apprehended fleeing the scene; a third man was apprehended in the nearby woods.

If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have them

  When I was a young boy: When I was a young boy (10 years old) in elementary school, back in the 1950s many of us were into the trapping of furbearing animals as the various seasons arrived. Muskrats, mink, raccoons skunks, and what have you. We would check our trap lines before school. We (ten year old boys) normally carried our .22 caliber rifles, to humanly kill the animals we caught. Remember this was before school each morning. Our teacher never gave it a second thought when we carried our rifles along to school. She would allow us to store them in a closet until after school. (Believe it or not, if we caught a skunk we also carried it along to school. We did leave it outside. I doubt if Mrs. Klienfelter would have allowed a skunk in her closet) The point I'm about to make is; There were no mass shootings taking place in schools in those days. (10 year old boys weren't killing people in those days; No, but we were reading our Bible in school each day before classes began) There was no TV in those days. (well, I take that back; the Walmers, who lived, in our town, had a TV. We would sometimes, when invited, go there on Saturday morning to watch "Roy Rodgers" round up the bad guys who always wore the black cowboy hats. I remember the snow was always pretty bad on that TV.)  We boys spent allot of our free time shooting holes in tin cans at the town dump in the evenings (I don't know what the girls did; Didn't much care in those days.). All we really cared about was, would someone in town pay us enough for doing chores to go to Mulfair's general store to buy another box of 22s. (bullets)

So what has changed other then the fact that since schools became gun free zones they have become more dangerous places. There must be more to the story! One other thing I can think of is there was a time when the Bible was the text book of choice when a school board was choosing a book to teach reading from.  What else is different since I was a boy? Well, we started each day with the reading of a passage of Scripture. We took turns doing that each day. Now students are not even allowed to pray. Well they can, under their breath. How many 8 year old children will do that with out much needed adult supervision.
So, I guess Satan has won that battle. Where will it end?

I'm not sure, today, that we will ever be able to end gun free zones or get Bible reading and prayer back into our schools. That will be nearly impossible, without divine intervention, after having raised a generation of children who are adults now and never experienced the time when they all felt safe.
(Will  rifles and skunks ever be allowed in our schools again, I doubt it!; Even if Jesus did tell His disciples to sell their extra coats and buy swords.) I guess He meant extra coats. I never read any stories about 12 naked swordsmen in the Bible.
Luke 22:36 "Then said He unto them, "But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."
 H SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012  Sad but so true!!!!
I'm as sorrowful as anyone else over what happened in Newtown, but don't let emotions rule the day.
We can not forget the larger picture!  

The United States Constitution/Bill of Rights reads:  
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
That wording is in the United States constitution for a reason; Have we all forgotten?
The Pennsylvania State Constitution reads:
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
That wording is in the Pennsylvania constitution for a reason; Have we all forgotten?

My Comment: People are saying, both verbally and in print, The United States/Pennsylvania is not the country/state it was when our forefathers enacted that document.
My assessment of that statement is: I sure hope to keep it from returning to the situation we found ourselves prior to when our quest for freedom from tyranny began, and the wording of that document, after we suceeded.

I state again: "I am as sorrowful as anyone else over what happened in Newtown, but don't let emotions rule the day. We can not forget the larger picture! Look around you; Do you think for one minute that there are less evil people in the world today then there were prior to the American Revolution when these constitutional protections were enacted?"...John Rhine  

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
--- Samuel Adams

When you unemotionally think about the consequence and potential of Evil in the World, Newtown seems small in comparison.

Top Ten Most Evil Dictators of All Time (in order of kill count) 10. Yakubu Gowon (1.1 million deaths) 9. Mengistu Haile Mariam (400,000 – 1.5 million deaths) 8. Kim Il Sung (1.6 million deaths) 7. Pol Pot (1.7 million deaths 6. Ismail Enver Pasha (2.5 million deaths) 5. Hideki Tojo (5 million deaths) 4. Leopold II of Belgium (2-15 million deaths) 3. Adolf Hitler (17 million deaths) 2. Jozef Stalin (23 million deaths) 1. Mao Zedong (49-78 million deaths)

The one thing all these victims had in common.
No right to carry!

 We need our guns!
Now, more then ever!

This is interesting: Live Link to- Gun crime statistics in the US
compared to Knife crime statistics in the UK

Why in the world would we, as a freedom loving nation,
 even consider, or take serious,
the President's new "Gun Control" legislation
proposal to congress.

It is just another measure,
 to make us feel good until the next shooting occurs!
 Then we'll go through this whole batch of liberal nonsense again!

"When mass murders start to occur more frequently at National Rifle Association meetings then at Schools and other 'Gun Free Locations' we ought to begin a debate about additional 'Gun Control Laws' " ...John Rhine - Until then, where is the logic?

Guns To Plowshares
We don't need more gun control laws; We  need fewer! We don't need more armed guards at schools or anywhere else; We need more people carrying concealed, so that any one planning to harm another person  or group of people, WILL NOT KNOW WHO IS ARMED

 We need the media to stop feeding the fears of the population, but instead to publish reports of where a concealed weapon was used to save a bad situation from getting worse, or out of hand; get it off the back page and report it loud and clear for all to hear and fear, if they are planning to do harm!
...John Rhine

About School Shootings:



Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:
“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers. “The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart. “In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question “Why?” You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need! “Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. “As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”

- Darrell Scott
Do what the media did not – - let the nation hear this man’s speech. Please send this out to everyone.
God Bless

This Letter to the editor appeared in the Harrisburg, PA Patriot News recently (I did not include the author's name for the sake of his privacy.)

I'm a retired school teacher having taught for 40 years. I taught both before and after Bible reading and prayer were removed from the school.

There was a different atmosphere in the school after prayer was removed. Students were more difficult to control. Before Bible and prayer were removed, behavior problems included chewing gum, homework not being done, shirt-tail out and truancy were our concerns. Today we would call these very minor offenses.

After Bible and prayer were removed from the school, problems escalated to more serious infractions: drugs, alcohol, assault on students and teachers, and yes, shootings. When prayer was removed from the school, some said kids were just reciting words and didn't know what they were saying. But the reality is, God honors what we say! Praying what seems like a simple Lord's Prayer, is powerful and effective.

According to Dr. Phil, since the 1970s there have been more than 30 shootings in our schools. There are no reports of any shootings in our school before prayer was removed.

We still don't get it! It's getting late, but the answer is very simple: only God can heal our land, only God can heal our schools.

"Know guns, no crime. No guns, know crime"
...Ralph Lauretano
From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S.

Question: Why is it that we are not as upset about this as we are about Newtown?

"We don't need more gun laws; We need to repeal all laws enacted since 1960 which eliminated Bible reading and the TEN COMMANDMENTS being taught in our homerooms,"
...John Rhine

We don't have a gun problem. We have a morality problem! ...John Rhine

 You should know that by today's standards none of us was supposed to ever make it. Sad but so true!!!! Scenario 1 Reminds me of my skunk story!!!!
See "
When I was a young boy:" above near the top of this page..

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2012  Sad but so true!!!! 

Scenario 1:

Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack..

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2012 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario 2:

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2012 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it .

Scenario 3:

Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2012 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:

Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman..

2012 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse , Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by

Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair w ith the psychologist.

Scenario 5:

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock ..

2012 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2012 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum.. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:

Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

1957 - Ants die.

2012 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents - and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:

Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee . He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2012 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become!

Where, I fear, We're Headed 

from Live Link to- pamphlet #310

"When mass murders start to occur more frequently at National Rifle Association meetings then at Schools and other 'Gun Free Locations' we ought to begin a debate about additional 'Gun Control Laws' " ...John Rhine - Until then, where is the logic?

If I were a mass murderer, I'd certainly feel more secure about attacking unarmed citizens than I would going after well-armed citizens who could shoot back and defend themselves and kill me before I finished my deed. I'm just like any other mass murderer in that respect: I _Love_ Me! ... Your average mass murderer.

Read the attached comments about "The Role of Firearms," 
by President George Washington and help spread their wisdom. 

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.” 

“They are the American people’s liberty teeth 
and keystone under independence. 
The church, the prairie wagon and citizen’s firearms are indelibly related.” 

 “From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, 
events, occurrences, and tendencies prove 
that to insure peace, security, and happiness, 
the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable.” 

 “Every corner of this land knows firearms, 
and more than 99 99/100 percent of them 
by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands.” 

 “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. 
They deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”     

President   George  Washington   Live Link to- #230

Address to the Second Session 
     First United States Congress 

"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." ...Thomas Jefferson

About Government:

"As to the final outcome, all taxes, whether collected from individuals or businesses, are paid either directly or indirectly by people who work to earn a living, buy things they need, but don't sell things other people need: therefore, are not in a position to pass the cost of their tax burden unto someone else for reimbursement." ...John Rhine

America - A land where our Federal Government now taxes us more then we can afford to provide services we don't need or want leaving our Local Governments without a way to acquire the means to provide the services we do need and want  ...John Rhine

Ruled By Tyrants
Terrifying Words

 "We hold these truths to be self evident"

By: A Pennsylvanian

Live Link to- Pamphlet #210

patriotic quotes on t-shirts

About Freedom of Religion:

Patrick Henry stated: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."

About The Second Amendment:

Constitutional Protection

There is an aspect of the gun control issue that has received some attention, but which deserves much greater recognition as a priority: the reason our founding states demanded (among others) the second amendment.

Remember, these people had just concluded the American Revolution against unrepresentative government... they certainly did not want another unaccountable power structure. This is why we have the constitutional division of government power. In fact, the single most important element of that division is the vote, as installation/removal of leaders is the determining factor in long-term government action, through determination of consensus.

But what if elected leaders do abuse their power (keep in mind the inherent government tendency to extend control) and become unreasonably oppressive?

Enter the First Amendment providing for free speech, even if antagonistic to government dictate.

And if free speech clarifies a consensus that government is violating the Constitution, the Second Amendment provides constitutional assurance that citizenry is legally allowed the means to forcibly defend itself from repressive government. This does not mean citizens may keep weapons of impersonal mass destruction (largely unknown in 1789). It does mean it is entirely appropriate for citizens to maintain capability of defense against anti-personnel technology employed unconstitutionally, and, if anything, the degree should favor the citizenry.

The Second Amendment is the essence of our Constitutional Republic. "people power." Without it, you have no assured right to command respect from an over-lawed overlord.

Once again, if you outlaw guns...

Guns To Plowshares

About Abortion
We also need to revalue human life and stop murdering our unborn children!

The inconsistency of opinion as to when a fetus becomes a person is apparent even in the operating rooms. During prenatal surgeries, which are often done to a 20-week-old fetus (pre-born baby) to correct potentially catastrophic problems such as heart malformations and spina bifida, doctors and nurses routinely refer to them as "patients" while at the same time the law says they are not yet viable human beings and allows them to be destroyed in another operating room just down the hall.

About Freedom:

Freedom Of Speech (saying on back)

Essential Liberty
Liberty Lost

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