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Coalition to Support Government Tyranny

OK–that's not really what they call themselves. But recently, the Director of Communications for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Ladd Everitt (who is also the president of the Washington DC chapter of the Million Mom March–I know this is none of my business, but if he is one of the Marching Mommies, I wonder who the father is–on second thought, I don't want to know), as much as publicly admitted that supporting tyranny was the objective.

Mostly Livingston wanted the “Living Letters” to help advocate stricter gun control in the U.S. He was joined by Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, who bewailed: "We have a real pride in violence in our country." He likewise exclaimed, "We also profit from it,” fingering the U.S. films that “glorify violence and promote vigilante justice,” according to a WCC account.

More revealingly, Everitt insisted that “the government must have a monopoly on force,” according to an account by my assistant Rebekah Sharpe, who attended the meeting. He identified the obstacles to fuller gun control as “hardcore gun owners” who have a “profoundly, virulently anti-government attitude.” Many of these hardcore zealots adhere to the National Rifle Association’s ostensible belief that “if our government becomes tyrannical they have a right to take over that government, our democratically elected government!” [emphasis mine]

"The government must have a monopoly on force," eh? I have never doubted that this was the core objective of the civilian disarmament groups, but I never expected them to come out and publicly acknowledge it. Note also his dismay at the thought of people believing they have a right to overthrow tyrants (especially if they are elected tyrants).

The article I quoted above is about a delegation from the World Council of Churches, which recently came to the United States "to investigate America's violence" (their itinerary wisely included Washington DC, with its rampant violence, and its draconian civilian disarmament laws–but I doubt they made the connection). The delegates were, oddly enough, referred to as "Living Letters" (is it just me, being a child of the '70's, or is anyone else having trouble shaking these mental images?). It was while they were in DC that Ladd made his speech to them. This speech was apparently well received–as evidenced by the agreement of the "Letter" from South Africa:

“Yes… the right wing out there wants to de-legitimize government… [If we give in to them] we are playing into the hands of the forces of chaos.”

Evidently, Africa has no history of governmental abuses–I'm so glad that I was apparently wrong about that.

The group also bleated and wailed in anguish over the various war memorials–reverence for courage and sacrifice is apparently very upsetting to their tender sensibilities.

The “Living Letters” also toured Washington’s many presidential monuments and war memorials, where they found lots of glorification of “violence.” Naturally, they were very concerned and asked, “Victory and sacrifice are the only way to build a great nation?” They also wondered why the “cost of freedom is paid by so many human lives.” While visiting the recently built World War II Memorial, they realized to their horror that “these praises of violence and sacrifice are not only memories of humanity’s past but are very much present today, in times we as churches are called to be protagonists.”

I suppose that's to be expected–anyone who opposes the use of force to free oneself from tyranny is naturally going to be horrified by using force to help free others.

Just curious, Ladd, when the tyranny you are trying to help bring about is imposed, do you figure to be one of those holding the whips, or is it your plan to survive through abject boot licking (I understand that some folks are into that sort of thing)?

What ‘Chappaquiddick’ Kennedy says about BATFE Sullivan and their agenda for firearms confiscation

MJSThe fix is in! You better immediately contact your Senators people (and keep contacting them) and tell them NOT to vote to confirm Michael J. Sullivan for BATFE Director (Sullivan is currently Acting Director of the BATFE/ATF.) I have addressed Sullivan's agenda in prior redpills.org posts but if that won't wake you up then how about Senator 'Chappaquiddick' Kennedy's opening remarks at the 9/26 hearing regarding Sullivan's appointment:

It’s a pleasure to welcome to the Committee today two fellow Bay Staters, my good friend and colleague Senator John Kerry and Mr. Michael Sullivan, whom President Bush has nominated to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. I’d also like to welcome Mr. Sullivan’s wife Theresa, daughter Alyson, and his father Thomas Sullivan. Your family is surely proud, Mr. Sullivan, that you’ve served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over a decade {as U.S Attorney} and I look forward to hearing your views on issues that are so important to our country today.

A fellow native Bostonian, Mr. Sullivan has been a lifelong resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, he’s had a distinguished career dedicated to public service. Beginning in 1990, Mr. Sullivan served as a Representative in the state legislature for three terms. Then in 1995, he went onto become the District Attorney for Plymouth County where he began to develop a strong relationship between himself, the Boston Police Department and the ATF.

In 2001, Mr. Sullivan was appointed to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts – a position that he still holds today. Since August 2006, Mr. Sullivan has also held the position of Acting Director of ATF.

As you know, the ATF is a key law enforcement agency within the Justice Department — with the dual responsibility of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. With a new law enacted last year, this is the first confirmation hearing for the position of Director and I hope that it will provide us with a good foundation for future collaboration between ATF and this Committee.

I’m particularly interested in the role that ATF can play to help stem the tide of gun violence in our country. Nearly 30,000 Americans lives are lost to gun violence each year — more than 80 people a day. In his book, Private Guns, Public Health, David Hemenway from the Harvard Injury Control Research Center observed that, “Each day guns were used in the commission of about three thousand crimes. The U.S. rates of death an injury due to firearms and the rate of crimes committed with firearms are far higher than those of any other industrialized country.”

Just last week, the International Association of Chiefs of Police – IACP – took a dramatic stand against the escalating gun violence in our communities – releasing a comprehensive report with 39 key recommendations to reduce gun violence. The Chiefs’ compelling report and specific recommendations are a clear call to action. Without further delay, Congress and the Administration need to do our part by enacting concrete reforms that will reduce crime and protect the safety of police officers and all Americans. We all know what needs to be done and it’s a scandal that we have done so little for so long.

* We need to strengthen Brady Law background checks for gun purchases, especially for persons with mental illness.

* We need to close the gun show loophole once and for all.

* We need to renew the assault weapons ban.

* We need to pass Senator Feinstein’s bill for stricter requirements on the sale of extremely dangerous fifty-caliber sniper rifles.

* We need to amend federal law to ensure that all cop killer bullets are banned.

* We need to do more to see that law enforcement has access to the newest and most effective crime-solving technologies – like microstamping.

The IACP’s impressive work in producing this ground-breaking report should not go ignored. I’m hopeful that we can work together, across party lines, to reduce gun violence, solve gun crimes, protect our police officers and do all that we can to make our communities safer. Perhaps our dialogue today will be one positive step forward in that direction.

OK. If I need to spell this out to you then you have not been paying attention to how we are on the verge of losing more of our rights as pertaining to the 2nd Amendment. Sullivan, Kerry, Kennedy, and the SOB (Son Of a Bush) are New England elitist, blue bloods and they are after your guns. That SOB appointed Sullivan knowing full well his background. Sullivan may be OK as a Massachusetts State Representative or even a U.S. Attorney, I don't know, but SULLIVAN MUST NOT BECOME DIRECTOR OF THE BATFE! That I do know.

Yes, the legislation that Kennedy wants may or may not be the same as that which Sullivan wants. I know that. But what I do know is that Sullivan is rescinding Federal Firearms Licenses at an alarming rate, he's buds with 'Chappaquiddick', and most egregiously, Sullivan is creating an unlawful database of gun owners. A FIREARMS OWNERSHIP DATABASE MEANS REGISTRATION. REGISTRATION MEANS CONFISCATION. IT ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO THAT…and given BATFE's history and militancy, do you think they will shirk their perceived 'duty' if they are called upon? First they will come for the 50 caliber 'sniper rifles', then the 'assault rifles', then take the guns from all those not meeting whatever requirements the government considers appropriate, e.g., those who are 'mentally ill' (which according to them are all gun owners), those with a history of ADD, then those ….

Enough. Contact your Senators TODAY and keep at them. SULLIVAN MUST NOT BECOME DIRECTOR OF THE BATFE!

I will address Kennedy's remarks in a future redpills post. As usual he flagrantly and arrogantly shows us his agenda, his blatent disregard for the truth and what the American people want. But enough of 'Chappaquiddick'…contact your Senators re: Sullivan. Or give up your guns.

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Second Amendment Documentary this week

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week we will be hosting the Premiere of David T. Hardy's Documentary In Search the Second Amendment. On Wednesday there will be a presentation following the film by Author and Historian Clayton Cramer. I have already had a couple local elected officials indicate that they will attend, I am also contacting the College and High Schools to have there students attend. The admission is FREE and there will be door prizes.

URGENT: Contact Senators to Deny Sullivans Confirmation

I am urging everyone to contact their Senators to NOT Confirm ATF Acting Director Michael J. Sullivan to ATF Director. Ted Kennedy praised Sullivan the other day and laid out the ATF's agenda. Armed and Safe points out his praise of IACP which recently joined forces with the Gun Control group the Joyce Foundation. Sullivan has demonstrated that he intends to continue to carry out the mission of the ATF. This mission began with Bill Clinton and is eroding away our rights. Of Arms and the Law just posted the following on the ATF: http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2007/09/atf_from_the_in.php Sullivan is not the answer, he is part of the problem. Contact your Senators Today!!

Coalition to Support Government Tyranny

OK–that's not really what they call <a href="http://www.csgv.org/site/c.muLYJ7MMKrH/b.2607867/k.BF4D/Home.htm" ref="nofollow">themselves</a>.  But recently, the Director of Communications for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, <a href="http://www.csgv.org/site/c.muLYJ7MMKrH/b.2831727/k.218A/About_Ladd_Everitt_Director_of_Communications.htm" ref="nofollow">Ladd Everitt</a> (who is also the president of the Washington DC chapter of the Million Mom March–I know this is none of my business, but if he is one of the Marching Mommies, I wonder who the <i>father</i> is–on second thought, I don't want to know), as much as publicly admitted that <a href="http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=7CB2079F-DD40-436A-8551-D8FD8E3ED165">supporting tyranny was the objective</a>.  <blockquote><i>Mostly Livingston wanted the “Living Letters” to help advocate stricter gun control in the U.S. He was joined by Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, who bewailed: "We have a real pride in violence in our country." He likewise exclaimed, "We also profit from it,” fingering the U.S. films that “glorify violence and promote vigilante justice,” according to a WCC account.

More revealingly, Everitt insisted that <b>“the government must have a monopoly on force,”</b> according to an account by my assistant Rebekah Sharpe, who attended the meeting. He identified the obstacles to fuller gun control as <b>“hardcore gun owners”</b> who have a <b>“profoundly, virulently anti-government attitude.”</b> Many of these hardcore zealots adhere to the National Rifle Association’s ostensible belief that <b>“if our government becomes tyrannical they have a right to take over that government, our democratically elected government!”</b></i>  [emphasis mine]</blockquote>  "The government must have a monopoly on force," eh?  I have never doubted that this was the core objective of the civilian disarmament groups, but I never expected them to come out and publicly <i>acknowledge</i> it.  Note also his dismay at the thought of people believing they have a right to overthrow tyrants (especially if they are <i>elected</i> tyrants). 

The article I quoted above is about a <a href="http://overcomingviolence.org/en/news-and-events/feature-articles/dov-features-english/article/1323/gun-control-issues-peace.html">delegation from the World Council of Churches</a>, which recently came to the United States "to investigate America's violence" (their itinerary wisely included Washington DC, with its rampant violence, <i>and</i> its draconian civilian disarmament laws–but I doubt they made the connection).  The delegates were, oddly enough, referred to as "Living Letters" (is it just me, being a child of the '70's, or is anyone else having trouble shaking <a href="http://www.buten.com/bobopolis/letter/">these mental images</a>?).  It was while they were in DC that Ladd made his speech to them.  This speech was apparently well received–as evidenced by the agreement of the "Letter" from South Africa: <blockquote><i>“Yes… the right wing out there wants to de-legitimize government… [If we give in to them] we are playing into the hands of the forces of chaos.”</i></blockquote>  Evidently, Africa has no history of governmental abuses–I'm so glad that I was apparently wrong about that.

The group also bleated and wailed in anguish over the various war memorials–reverence for courage and sacrifice is apparently <i>very</i> upsetting to their tender sensibilities.  <blockquote><i>The “Living Letters” also toured Washington’s many presidential monuments and war memorials, where they found lots of glorification of “violence.” Naturally, they were very concerned and asked, “Victory and sacrifice are the only way to build a great nation?” They also wondered why the “cost of freedom is paid by so many human lives.” While visiting the recently built World War II Memorial, they realized to their horror that “these praises of violence and sacrifice are not only memories of humanity’s past but are very much present today, in times we as churches are called to be protagonists.”</i></blockquote>  I suppose that's to be expected–anyone who opposes the use of force to free <i>oneself</i> from tyranny is naturally going to be horrified by using force to help free others.

Just curious, Ladd, when the tyranny you are trying to help bring about is imposed, do you figure to be one of those holding the whips, or is it your plan to survive through abject boot licking (I understand that some folks are into that sort of thing)?

Retaliation by Federal Agencies? Not the ATF

When I spoke at the Regulatory Fairness Forum, the National Ombudsman Nicholas Owens warned those Government Agencies that were there that his office strongly looks down on Government Agencies that retaliate against individuals or businesses. In fact they are working with Federal Agencies to establish a policy prohibiting retaliatory actions. That is great…BUT I think that Mr. Owens has not dealt with ATF Acting Director Michael J. Sullivan and The Gang. I have received countless calls from other dealers (some large retailers as well), Distributors and Manufacturers who tell us that they are behind us 100%…BUT they do not want to speak out or the ATF will set there sights on them as well. I completely understand why would you want to get in the cross hairs of a government agency that is bent on retaliation. Their employees don't know any different, if you can not shut a dealer down then try and bankrupt them. If that doesn't work then set up straw purchase stings, which will result in the owner and employees being arrested. You have to look no further than our case where they have cost us a considerable amount of money, attempted to smear our name and reputation, blatantly harassed customers who have legally purchased firearms, violated our First Amendment, denied us a fair appeal process, lied and left out critical information. So Mr. Owens, I appreciate you seeking a High Level review of the BATFE but as far as retaliation…you don't know The Gang.

Anti-Gun Senators praise ATF Director at Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary committee today Praised ATF Acting Director Michael J. Sullivan at Sullivan's confirmation hearing. Sullivan then promised to release more trace data. The ATF has been on an agenda to shut down firearms dealers and manufacturers. Sullivan has continued to carry out this Back Door attack on our Second Amendment. As Gun Owners we should be deeply concerned when the ATF Director is being praised by John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, the bows to release more information to Chuck Schumer.

Yet Another Blog

I have another blog on this site, but I dropped a post here to demonstrate what you can do.  Consider your blog your own.  All we ask is that you abide by the rules and keep your content generally relevant to the purpose of the site.  You can choose whether each entry in your blog is visible to the whole world, only to registered users, or only visible to you.