I love the bit about "...take it from my philosophical guru and life coach, Ice-T..." That's some funny stuff right there. However, he is completely right about the fact that civilians have the right to keep and bear arms. Not only to enable civilians to protect themselves against the threat of foreign invasion, but to also prevent against the threat of a tyrannical government's attempts to control our "free" nation. We often hear the famous quote from Thomas Jefferson:
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure.
This quote, now more than ever, needs to be strongly considered. In a further text to William Smith regarding the Massachusetts rebellion led by Daniel Shays, Jefferson notes:
Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
There are several important points to this text. Probably one of the most important is that the general public is often regularly ill-informed, and if they sit quietly and accept being ill-informed, then the general public is to be considered lethargic or lazy. A bumper sticker I had years ago succinctly sums this up in a simple phrase:
If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention!
The American population has become complacent. We have reality TV (which is anything BUT reality), the liberal media (again, which is anything BUT reality), and a government that is successfully creating a populace of lethargic, ill-informed sheep as the quietly remove our civil liberties one-by-one and trample the Constitution of the United States at every possible opportunity. With handouts and bailouts at all time highs, the administration feeds the lethargy and ensures their continued success in creating a socialist environment. By trampling the second amendment and removing weapons from the hands of civilians, they can continue to tighten the reins on the American people. It's bad enough the general population has lost the desire to stand up and fight, but pretty soon we won't even have the ability to stand up and fight. Once that happens, the term "Government of the people, for the people, and by the people" will completely and utterly useless.
The reality is that it's going to get worse before it gets better. Thankfully, I live in a state that fully believes and backs our inalienable right to keep and bear arms. If Obama, Feinstein, or any of the other liberal agenda party thinks for one minute that banning guns is going to be tolerated in GA, they are sadly mistaken.
Molon Labe (Come and take them) - King Leonidas to Xerxes, when the Spartans were told to lay down their weapons and surrender
Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils. - General John Stark
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry