Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Beakerkin in the Militia Poe Gun Myth Number 4

The original Second Amendment post featured Beakerkin and Drummaster getting the Second Amendment wrong. The standard liberal mantra in the NE educational system is the Second Amendment refers only to the National Guard. I was corrected by Mr Beamish and perhaps Warren that apparently I am in the Militia defacto and have been so for twenty years.

The Second Amendment is the least understood Amendment in the Constitution. For much of our nations history the right to bear arms was a given. Gun control in the USA is a fairly recent event. Poe traces the genesis of the modern gun control movement to California. The Black Panthers exploited carry laws to wage a war on the police. The Black Panthers are a classic example of media malfeasence. The Black Pathers were a gang that shook down drug dealers and pimps. However even today deranged liberals talk of lunch programs. I am sure John Gotti helped a few people down on their luck but it does not erase the fact that he was a criminal.

The Second Amendment is not covered in law schools in depth . Thus few cases ever utilize a second amendment defense.

Poe traces the origin of the Second Amendment to the Anglo Saxon tradition of common defense. Englishmen were expected to defend their locale and aid law enforcement if needed. The militia system was founded in the colonies fairly early. The Pilgrims established a militia shortly after arriving, service was mandatory for free men.The role of the Militia in the Revolutionary war is well known. Poe traces the origins of the Second Amendment in the founding of the Country.

The last definition of who is a member of the militia today is Miller 1939." All males phyisically capable of acting in concert for the common defense ". The Duck is exempted as an advocate of Marxism he can not be reasonably expected to act in the common defense.

Beamish in 08, Ducky to Gitmo and 167 RIP
167 launched a new blog named Fizzhog101 and the comedic possibilities are endless.


Anonymous said...

...more on Colonial Era Militia's for the hysterically inclined reader. ;-)


beakerkin said...

On deck tommorow is the second amendment obsolette . Save that for tommorow when the Poe series continues.

Special report an outbreak of Mad Duck disease has been reported in MA. Poultry have been heard saying " Communism Works " . This may be true only if one is bird brained.

Storm said...

Ok maybe I just naive but how can the 2nd Amendment refer to an organization that did not yet exist.

Sure we had an Army.

Liberals just do not like to recall that there was a time when you had to actually defend yourself instead of waiting for a government program.

Storm said...

I once responded to a report about a man that had broken into a woman's home while she was there. She fired her gun at the subject and he ran. She told us she gave him a warning shot over his head. We asked why I mean now you have a hole in your wall better to have used his body to stop the bullet from ruining your wallpaper.

In another case, the homeowner shot the suspect "accidentally" in the knee cap after shooting him in the stomach. I think he said something about the guy having difficulty breaking into homes in the future and running from the cops was out of the question. The 911 tape was a joy as the suspect is screaming for the police to get there and save him.

drummaster2001 said...


i think Beamish said it first, but Warren convinced me the most about "the militia".

167 was trying to escape his beatings, but apparently it didn't work so well.

drummaster2001 said...

btw, give me an e-mail of the links i need to put up. i have to fix elijah's also, since he has a new url.

beakerkin said...

Kudos to Warren as well as Mr Beamish.

Now most of us knew 167 was some type of hog but he has now confirmed it.

Drummaster the surge in hits is due to Nixmarry Brown. The post listen to the wind got alot of traffic. I am thinking of a post that is out of charachter on celebrity marriages.

Warren said...

Beamish and I both have the same view of this subject. I simply come at it from a slightly different angle.

One way appeals to some people and the other appeals to a different group. In essence we rehash the same information but explain it in a different manner.

I've had these arguments dozens of times. Some of those anti-gun arguments are shear sophistry or an endless pronouncement of factually challenged BS.

Beak, pointed out that more children die in swimming pool accidents than by gun shot. If it were truly a safety argument, those same people would clamor for full time life guards on private swimming pools complete with "saftey" checks and registraion.

Usually, these arguments end with these comments if the person is unopen to reality:

"Well, you know what Freud said about guns representing sexual inadequacy!"

"Well, no, I don't! As far as I have been able to tell, Freud, never said anything about guns. He did say, "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.
(General Introduction to Psychoanalysis)

beakerkin said...


In the last chapter Poe goes into the psychological overtones of the gun hysteria.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

There should be a government program to buy people guns if they can't afford one.

Always On Watch said...

Storm: The 911 tape was a joy as the suspect is screaming for the police to get there and save him.


Storm said...

Thanks watch at least someone can share in my demented sense of humor.

Storm said...

unstable pundit I agree after all if I misread the COnstitution like Liberals do then I have right to bear arms so the government should provide me arms.

Ducky plase send 10 to I need another gun.com

Storm said...

I have come to believe libeals actually want police to appear professional and useful to the middle class and yet to be ineffective. Once people begin to believe the police are ineffective they can begin to doubt justice and in general the faithfulness of their fellow man. In the end society becomes like many places up NOrth where people do not trust any one they meet and politeness heads out the window.