With Friends Like These,
Who Needs Democrats?

By L. Neil Smith. June 15th, 2019. (lneil@netzero.com)
Attributed to L.Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

Rodney William Ansell was a widely-respected Australian cattleman, hunter, and outbacker, most famous for his survival skills under harsh conditions, who served as the model for the movie character "Crocodile Dundee". His business and his family were destroyed by trendy environmentalist legislation. In 1999, resisting a series of new victim disarmament (gun control) laws and other statist incursions into his life, he was savagely murdered by the police, whereupon all sorts of transparently phony charges and accusations were heaped against him by the government and media to defame him when he could no longer defend himself.

Running for the highest office in the land, Donald Trump famously promised all of us "deplorables" out here in Flyover Country that he'd protect our rights under the Second Amendment. He mentioned it at every rally, to the enthusiastic cheers of tens of thousands.

The sad truth, however, is that the man is a golfer, not a shooter, even if he is rumored to carry a concealed weapon himself. The first time he encountered any political pressure on the issue at all, he folded like a filling-station roadmap. Following a suspiciously spectacular mass-shooting in Las Vegas that we have still not heard a single word of truth about, he single-handedly banned so-called "bump stocks" by Imperial presidential decree. Bump stocks are an aftermarket device that allows a semi-automatic rifle to fire rapidly as if it were fully automatic, and were said to have been used by the Las Vegas shooter. .....

Neil Smith describes his no-holds-barred disappointment regarding the administration's seemingly anti Second Amendment moves - despite earlier assurances that our 2A rights would be protected. This includes 'bump stocks', the various moves towards 'red flag' laws and mutterings about banning suppressors. This is all an erosion of rights - the 'drip-drip-drip' which makes one wonder what else might be next.


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