Marti Oakley

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The increase in privately owned so-called “assault weapons” is in direct response to the militarization of our local law enforcement agencies.

They have become a quasi military entity complete with military fatigues in many instances, military tanks, grenade launchers, sound weapons and an array of other military gizmos and gadgets; all gifted to them at bargain sale prices, via Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. And, aside from your local sheriff (because he/she is elected) all law enforcement is under the control of Homeland Security.

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Key to our supposed freedom loving nation, is the 2nd amendment to the Constitution. It is the underpinning to our freedom not just from possible invaders, but primarily, from a tyrannical government that might rear its ugly head and turn on its own people.Maybe we ought to give some real thought to government control. While the Framer’s of the Constitution could not have imagined the coming technologies of the future, nor life as it exists today in these United States, they did recognize the tendencies of governments to expand their power, eventually turning on their own people. History is rife with examples of tyrannical governments all over the globe that have killed off many of their own populations in an effort to obtain total tyranny over them. It appears to me, that we stand on the threshold of having this happen to us; the very thing the Framer’s feared most. What made us think our own government would not eventually turn on us? And turn it has.

With the public carefully being conditioned to believe that private gun ownership is somehow a threat to all of us, that same public turns a blind eye to the threat posed by our own ever expanding police state, brought to you courtesy of your own government.

The 2nd Amendment and why it matters

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