Ok Great! So what about the rest you in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, etc??? Where do you stand?
The line in the sand has been drawn those of you who took an oath need to choose sides and soon. Something is not right in this country with whatever Homeland and the imperial regime is up to!
1,000 Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment
The following letter was disseminated and signed by over 1,000 current and former Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets) in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, specifically as a defensive measure against tyranny. The letter was compiled through the joint efforts of current and former Special Forces personnel over at www.ProfessionalSoldiers.com, and quietly disseminated for signatures among secure, vetted circles.
Protecting the Second Amendment â€“ Why all Americans Should Be Concerned
We are current or former Army Reserve, National Guard, and active duty US Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets). We have all taken an oath to â€œâ€¦support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.â€¦â€ The Constitution of the United States is without a doubt the single greatest document in the history of mankind, codifying the fundamental principle of governmental power and authority being derived from and granted through the consent of the governed. Our Constitution established a system of governance that preserves, protects, and holds sacrosanct the individual rights and primacy of the governed as well as providing for the explicit protection of the governed from governmental tyranny and/or oppression. We have witnessed the insidious and iniquitous effects of tyranny and oppression on people all over the world. We and our forebears have embodied and personified our organizational motto, De Oppresso Liber [To Free the Oppressed], for more than a half century as we have fought, shed blood, and died in the pursuit of freedom for the oppressed.
Like you, we are also loving and caring fathers and grandfathers. Like you, we have been stunned, horrified, and angered by the tragedies of Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Fort Hood, and Sandy Hook; and like you, we are searching for solutions to the problem of gun-related crimes in our society. Many of us are educators in our second careers and have a special interest to find a solution to this problem. However, unlike much of the current vox populi reactions to this tragedy, we offer a different perspective.
First, we need to set the record straight on a few things. The current debate is over so-called â€œassault weaponsâ€ and high capacity magazines. The terms â€œassault weaponâ€ and â€œassault rifleâ€ are often confused. According to Bruce H. Kobayashi and Joseph E. Olson, writing in the Stanford Law and Policy Review, â€œPrior to 1989, the term â€˜assault weaponâ€™ did not exist in the lexicon of firearms. It is a political term [underline added for emphasis], developed by anti-gun publicists to expand the category of assault rifles.â€
The M4A1 carbine is a U.S. military service rifle â€“ it is an assault rifle. The AR-15 is not an assault rifle. The â€œARâ€ in its name does not stand for â€œAssault Rifleâ€ â€“ it is the designation from the first two letters of the manufacturerâ€™s name â€“ ArmaLite Corporation. The AR-15 is designed so that it cosmetically looks like the M4A1 carbine assault rifle, but it is impossible to configure the AR-15 to be a fully automatic assault rifle. It is a single shot semi-automatic rifle that can fire between 45 and 60 rounds per minute depending on the skill of the operator. The M4A1 can fire up to 950 rounds per minute. In 1986, the federal government banned the import or manufacture of new fully automatic firearms for sale to civilians. Therefore, the sale of assault rifles are already banned or heavily restricted!
The second part of the current debate is over â€œhigh capacity magazinesâ€ capable of holding more than 10 rounds in the magazine. As experts in military weapons of all types, it is our considered opinion that reducing magazine capacity from 30 rounds to 10 rounds will only require an additional 6 -8 seconds to change two empty 10 round magazines with full magazines. Would an increase of 6 â€“8 seconds make any real difference to the outcome in a mass shooting incident? In our opinion it would not. Outlawing such â€œhigh capacity magazinesâ€ would, however, outlaw a class of firearms that are â€œin common useâ€. As such this would be in contravention to the opinion expressed by the U.S. Supreme Court recent decisions.…read more