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Friday, June 14, 2024 - 09:05 PM


First Published in 1994


The Second Amendment in our Constitution says, “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.”

Obama, Reid, and Pelosi want to take our guns.  Nancy (Jezebel) Pelosi, the U.S. House Speaker, has recently started a public media campaign to register guns that have not been registered by their owners.  Pelosi said in one of her kick-off media anti-gun episodes, “We don’t want to take their guns away. We want them registered.”  This is nothing but political camouflaged propaganda to take the guns from the American people.  Pelosi’s objective is for Americans to register their guns today so Obama and company can confiscate them tomorrow.  Gun control has its roots in Communism and Nazism.  These tyrannical groups know that a defenseless people is an enslaved people.  Communist dictators throughout the world could not have committed the atrocities they did if they had not disarmed the people first.

Hitler confiscated the guns of the German people with the enforcement of his secret police.  He then proceeded to turn Germany into a military state, and, in the process, he ordered the murder of six million Jews.  When there remains the possibility of the American people rising up as an armed militia, as stated in the Second Amendment in our Constitution, the leftists cannot successfully take over America.

We won the Revolutionary War against mother England because the average American colonial citizen had a gun and a will to be free from the oppressive hand of the British.  Many pastors of churches during that time answered the call for freedom as they marched off to war against England with a gun in one hand and a Bible in the other hand.  The battlefields of the Revolutionary War flowed with the blood of our forefathers who died to give us the Second Amendment, and we shall never give it up.

The radical leftist bleeding hearts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., who are pushing to disarm America, are the exact same ones who strongly support abortion and same-sex marriage.  They know by disarming the citizens of this country we would become a police state dominated by a tyrannical centralized government.  We are now at the brink of this happening to our country.  Statistics prove that registration of guns does not help solve crimes.  Those who plan to commit crimes will usually locate a gun through a black market source.  According to a recent issue of the Washington Times, Hawaii has been licensing and registering guns for almost fifty years.  The police there cannot give a single example of a crime that has been solved as a result of using either one of these programs.  Also, the District of Columbia and Chicago have a record of handgun bans and have required registration of hunting rifles and shotguns for more than twenty years.  Neither city can show any crimes that have been solved by using their registration records.  Fortunately, the handgun ban in the District of Columbia was eliminated by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of District of Columbia vs. Heller in June, 2008.  This decision by the U.S. Supreme Court did not please the leftists in Washington, D.C. They have been mounting an anti-gun campaign with the help of the leftist press to build a case for more gun control.  Despite the leftist gun requirements that the District of Columbia has had it has always been in the running for the title of the murder capital of the nation.

The question is why does any government want gun owners to register their guns?  The answer is quite simple.  When a government has a list of gun owners, it can at any time go and confiscate their guns.  The leftists want to disarm America so they can turn our country away from a Constitutional Republic into a socialist police state without any opposition from “we the people.”

Survey data shows that guns are used by Americans three times more to defend themselves than they are used to commit crimes.  The leftist politicians and their media friends do not like to talk about how guns have saved thousands of lives a year.  The leftist media such as the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and the New York Times very seldom print a news story where an individual who had a gun in his possession was able to protect himself from being robbed or assaulted.  But these same news outlets fill their newspapers with news stories of individuals who used guns to kill, rape, and rob.  Violence helps these leftist news companies sell newspapers, and it also helps them campaign against individual gun ownership.  Gun possession by Americans has saved the lives of many family members during home invasions by intruders.  Ladies carrying guns have protected themselves from being physically assaulted.  Even when a gun owner shows his weapon during an anticipated robbery many times the crime fails before it starts.  There are not enough policemen to protect the citizens of this country from the great amount of crimes that are committed on a daily basis.  Therefore, it is the personal right (Second Amendment), and responsibility of every citizen to protect himself, his family, and his property.

The leftist news media is notorious for using accidental shootings involving children to horrify the American people into a state of panic to push for more gun control.  Adults are many more times more involved in accidental shootings than children, but you never hear the leftist press making that distinction.  The leftist press in this country has been the driving force in moving public opinion in favor of the leftist agenda in its bias reporting against guns.

The Obama administration has recently started making false claims that ninety percent of the guns used in the Mexican drug war and the violence that is sweeping across Mexico are from our country.  As reported by William La Jeunesse and Maxim Lott of FoxNews, “only seventeen percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the United States.”  Obama and company are proposing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to stop guns coming from this country that are going to Mexico.  The real target for this enforcement is to implement emergency gun control measures to put the squeeze on public gun suppliers.  This is an anti-gun public relations job to make it much more difficult for Americans to buy guns for protection and to exercise their Second Amendment right.

Attempting to take the guns from Americans is nothing less than hard core socialism.  Socialism cannot survive and thrive in a country with an armed citizenry.

The Bible says in Romans 13:11-12, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”

(King James Bible)


Pastor Franklin D. Raddish is the Founder and Director of Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries.  He holds weekly Bible studies at the U.S. Capitol, Justice Department, and the Pentagon.  He attended Bob Jones University, and graduated from Tabernacle Baptist College in Greenville, SC, with a degree in Bible.