Army Officer: We Will Pry Your Guns From Your Cold, Dead Fingers
Kit Daniels
December 6, 2013
Lt. Col. Robert Bateman wants you disarmed.
Here’s a snippet out of the Esquire article entitled It’s Time to Talk About Guns and the Supreme Court:

  1. The only guns permitted will be the following:
    • Smoothbore or Rifled muzzle-loading blackpowder muskets. No 7-11 in history has ever been held up with one of these.
    • Double-barrel breech-loading shotguns. Hunting with these is valid.
    • Bolt-action rifles with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds. Like I said, hunting is valid. But if you cannot bring down a defenseless deer in under five rounds, then you have no fking reason to be holding a killing tool in the first place.
  2. We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers. That is because I am willing to wait until you die, hopefully of natural causes. Guns, except for the three approved categories, cannot be inherited. When you die your weapons must be turned into the local police department, which will then destroy them. (Weapons of historical significance will be de-milled, but may be preserved.)
  3. Police departments are no longer allowed to sell or auction weapons used in crimes after the cases have been closed. (That will piss off some cops, since they really need this money. But you know what they need more? Less violence and death. By continuing the process of weapon recirculation, they are only making their jobs — or the jobs of some other cops — harder.)

Let’s break down some of the assertions Bateman made in his article:
Bateman incorrectly attributes “a well-regulated militia” as being militias regulated by the state
The Founder’s intent for the Second Amendment is often misunderstood by the public, including Bateman himself in this case.
During the founding of our republic, a militia that was “well-regulated” meant that the individuals who comprised of the militia were well-trained and well-rehearsed.
The word “regulated” referred to the discipline practiced by the militiamen who spontaneously organized in defense of their homes, their families and their own lives.
Being “well-regulated” had nothing to do with government involvement at all.

As displayed time and time again during the Revolutionary War, a well-regulated militia was very effective at defending a community without being authorized or controlled by the state.
Bateman however attempted to downplay this effectiveness by stating that militias routinely refused to “go out of their own state” and incorrectly implied that militias were meant to be a standing army.
The Founders worded the Second Amendment the way they did because they were relying on an armed citizenry for national defense to a great degree.
Other countries have also recognized this. In 1917 for example, Mexican President Venustiano Carranza assigned one of his generals to assess the feasibility of a Mexican attack on the American Southwest, the idea of which was sparked by the Zimmerman telegram.
The general cited multiple reasons why such an attack would not be successful, including the fact that private Americans were well-armed.
Bateman simply ignored the intent of the Second Amendment and misinterpreted the true role of the militias.
Furthermore, he fails to understand the overall purpose of the Bill of Rights in which each amendment recognizes individual liberties protected from the government. The Second Amendment was no exception.
The Tenth Amendment in particular underscores the document’s scope.
Bateman simply blames the gun in a shooting death and doesn’t look into other, real factors
To try and make his case, Bateman refers to a recent shooting in which a woman killed a fellow Alabama fan after a football game because the victim didn’t seem “upset enough” about the Crimson Tide’s loss to Auburn, according to the victim’s sister.
Here Bateman blames the gun, not the addict-like obsession with sports we now see in America. Some Americans are so fixated by sports that they lose focus on what’s really important in their lives.
They pay no attention to the gradual extinction of our rights, the deaths of women and children in drone strikes overseas or even the destruction of the middle class domestically as megabanks strip mine our wealth through Obamacare and the Federal Reserve System.
They get clinically depressed when their favorite team loses but are completely apathetic when the lives of their fellow Americans are destroyed by felony imprisonment for victimless crimes.
They unite in spirit for a sports team but won’t unite in the spirit of liberty which allows them to enjoy their favorite pastimes.
Does Bateman ever touch on this zombie-like addiction to sports at all, which may have led to the death of the Alabama fan?
No, he simply blames the gun.
Addictions and obsessions are forms of slavery which keep us chained to the same fixations rather than allowing us to explore the true scope of reality and experience as much as we can during our brief, known consciousness.
Yet instead of combating slavery of obsessions and misplaced priorities, Bateman proposes total slavery to the state.
That’s exactly how the establishment wants it.
Now sport broadcasts are being used to condition Americans into giving up their rights willingly rather than just being distracted while their rights are taken away.