Senator Dianne Feinstein. To you, your crusade against the guarantors of your freedom and liberty, and all that think you can ban a God-given right…. all I have is one word…
Guess what? There’s nothing you can truly do about it either. You see, I’m a free man… free not by your grace, or by the powers imbued in some magic document, free not by the blood of patriots spilled on this continent 237 years ago or spilled hence, free not by the diktats of government nor the benevolence of bureaucrats. You see, I understand and know personally the source of my freedom and He knows a whole heck of a lot more than you. He is infinitely more powerful than you and your associates in the Senate, the House or sitting in that leather chair in the White House. He was here long before you, me, or anyone else who has ever lived. He will be here long after we have all died and turned back to dust.
I am your greatest foe. I cannot be bought. I cannot be broken. I cannot be stopped. You see, my freedom is indestructible because it was not forged by man. My freedom was poured out by The Holy God Incarnate through love and mercy upon two wooden beams made my man into a cross. That cross bore the weight of my sin, my guilt, my regrets, and my chains and didn’t just lift the weight from my shoulders, but tore it off in one motion and didn’t just toss it in a corner, but rather took it as far away from me as God was able to do.
Don’t you see the fallacy of your opinions? You can’t ban evil. Evil can only be banned by the One more powerful than it.
Don’t blame me or those like me, those currently law-abiding citizens who happen to exercise their God-given and man-codified right of life (and the means which to defend it, from criminals, from government gone tyrannical, or from evil personified) and liberty, for the actions of a lone madman hell-bent on exacting vengeance on his own mother by attacking what he thought she loved the most. Don’t blame my rifle, because my rifle is incapable of doing anything without me or someone else to manipulate it – just like a sword, a spear, a knife, a baseball bat, a rock, a fuel can, an automobile, a chainsaw, or a sledge hammer. It is an object – mostly metal… some plastic… that ultimately makes a really small object go really fast (so does a cross bow and a bow and arrow).
So when I say “Nuts” I fully want you to understand that I don’t say that as a hit on your sanity, although that is questionable considering your “everything looks like a nail” response to any shooting and your crusade to ban the very rifles that keep you and your kind alive. When I say “Nuts” I want you to think of General Anthony McAuliffe, Commander – 1o1st Airborne troops – Bastogne. One of his Colonels, Joseph Harper, further elicited “Go to Hell” in response to the German surrender demand.
So Senator, you may proceed with your attempt to ban so-called assault weapons. It will fail, just like your own credibility does when you decry the “weapons of war on our streets” when you carry a concealed handgun, for your personal defense, that is itself a “weapon of war.”