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Ideas for Fighting Gun Rights Infringement

freegunTo all American gun rights advocates

I am addressing my words to everyone who is a gun rights advocate. Use any of these ideas as you see fit, in your fight to protect American rights.

Use the proper terms

Gun control is a misnomer, so never use it. Instead, begin a conversation with the term, so-called “gun control,” and then label it correctly as gun rights infringement. Continue to use the proper term for the rest of the conversation. Remember, so-called “gun control” is not about controlling guns, but about controlling people by infringing on their right to keep and bear arms.

Gun control advocate is another misnomer. When someone says they are a gun control advocate, call them instead a gun rights infringer. (It does not matter that the word infringer is not in the dictionary, everyone will understand its meaning. Sometimes creating a new word is the best option. Shakespeare did it many times, so can you. Besides, used enough times, you can be sure it will eventually make it into the dictionary.)

When someone says that he or she is an American in favor of gun control, refer to him or her ever afterward as an anti-American in favor of gun rights infringement, or just as an anti-American gun rights infringer. The term anti-American fits, for only anti-Americans attack or seek to weaken the constitutional protections of the rights of American citizens.

When referring to behavior that undermines the Bill of Rights protections, call it un-American. That is, after all, what it is.

These terms: gun rights infringement, gun rights infringer, anti-American, and un-American, make people immediately think of criminals and communists seeking to undermine or subvert the American system and way of life. Because they themselves make the connection between infringement and crime and anti/un-American and communist, these terms have a more powerful effect upon the minds of the people hearing them. Never, ever, label someone a criminal or communist or socialist or whatever, for if you do, people’s doubt will come into play and they will not believe the rest of what you say.

Use the terms undermining and subversion liberally in a conversation when describing actions that promote gun rights infringement. No one wants their rights undermined, nor does anyone want the Constitution subverted. These are descriptive terms that paint an immediate picture in one’s mind of spies trying to overthrow the government.

Use the term subversive as a label for anyone who promotes gun rights infringement. When a person calls someone else a subversive and describes their actions as subversive behavior, those that listen to the conversation immediately think of cloak and dagger stuff, such as an enemy trying to destroy the American way of life.

These terms are effective because they are based upon word associations. The words criminal, communist, spy and enemy, all pop up in people’s mind automatically, as soon as you start using these terms. Because they themselves do the associations, or because they themselves make the connections, or think of the associated words themselves, they believe them. Now, everything you say about the person you have just labeled will be more receptive to the audience listening in, for they now will view the gun rights infringer with suspicion.

Use “no infringement” as the standard

Never call so-called “gun control laws,” gun control laws. They must always be called, gun rights infringement laws. Everything must be brought back to the central issue: the infringement of unalienable rights.

Every gun rights infringement law on the books must be regarded and labeled as illegal. Never, ever refer to them as legal. They are all illegal, unconstitutional laws, and always refer to them as such. As long as people think of these illegal gun rights infringement laws as legal, they will be accepting of so-called “legal” gun rights infringement. People need to be presented with contradictory information, before they wake up out of their sleep. They must be presented with two, opposing “realities,” one side saying, “gun control laws are legal” and the other side saying, “gun rights infringement laws are illegal.” They must understand that there is no such thing as “legal” gun rights infringement.

“No infringement” must be the standard. Partial infringement is unacceptable. A full infringement of one’s right to life would be immediate execution. A partial infringement of that same right might consist of poison administered over time so as to shorten one’s life. Full infringement of the right to property would be taking it all, partial infringement might consist of taking only half. The right to liberty could be partially infringed upon by requiring that you be confined three days out of every week. Partial infringement of the right to free speech might be that your mouth be taped shut every Monday and Tuesday. If this all sounds absurd, it is because it is. Infringement is infringement, whether it is partial or full, and it is all unacceptable, tyrannical behavior. This same principle applies to the right to keep and bear arms.

Needs have nothing to do with rights

If a person wanted to administer poison to you, to shorten your life span from 75 to 65 years old, while telling you, “Oh, but you don’t need those last ten years of life!” would you let him? Does your right to life have anything to do with your needs? Are not your years yours, to do with as you want? Does the argument that you don’t need 50% of your property, or you don’t need seven days of freedom because four days is enough, or you don’t need to speak your mind on Mondays and Tuesdays, make it alright to infringe upon these rights? Of course not! So, in like manner, no one has the right to infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms because a person doesn’t “need” another gun, or more ammo, or a bigger and more powerful weapon. His or her needs have nothing to do with the matter.

So, toss the needs argument right into the trash from the get-go and keep the conversation eternally focused on the rights of man.

Get yourself some weapons and keep them

Get enough firearms and ammunition for every able bodied person of age in your family. Get the weapons you feel are appropriate, including so-called assault weapons. (Notice I used “so-called.”) Make sure your family is trained in their proper use and safety.

Bear your weapons

Rights that are not asserted will inevitably be encroached upon and eventually taken away. Firearms must, of necessity, be borne. In other words, when you go around town to do your daily business, go packing heat. Now, there may be an illegal law against that in your area. If so, then another strategy must be taken. But if there is no illegal law against that, start doing it, and keep doing it.

Educate your neighbors on gun rights

The best means to do that is the following document:

REPORT of the SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES SENATE, NINETY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, Second Session, February 1982, Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

Just print it out as a hard copy and hand it out or snail mail it, email it, or share it online using its 120+ share functions. The video, Innocents Betrayed: The True Story of Gun Control World Wide, is also an excellent teaching tool to use.

Meet with other gun rights advocates

Your local gun and ammo supply store may be able to hook you up with other local gun right advocates. This is an important step to take in order to begin the formation of citizen militias.

Solutions for statists

These ideas of mine will appeal to those who do not look to the government to solve gun rights infringement, but for any statists who read this blog, who want to change the government via legislation, you may wish to use the Gun Owners of America lobby group as a tool. By becoming a member and giving them money, they will lobby Congress for zero infringement of gun rights. If enough people join them, and if they get enough money, perhaps they will make a difference. Here is their web site:

gunowners.org

I suggest the GOA and not the NRA, because the NRA does not appear to have a strict, zero infringement policy. They are as likely to lobby for partial infringement, as for no infringement, which would be a waste of money.

The other thing you can do is contact your representatives and senators and tell them that if they support any infringement on gun rights, you will not vote for them. Personally, such tactics seem useless to me, but perhaps they are worth a try.

New organization for the Deseret Region

After reading this I would like to invite you to join a new organization that is part of the Deseret Region. It is called the Legion. It’s name is derived from the Nauvoo Legion that was organized as the territorial militia in the State of Deseret back in the mid-1800’s.

The purpose of the Legion is to gather citizens throughout the Deseret Region as a public service organization. One goal of the Legion will be to serve the public. This means helping out with public projects or giving aid in times of disasters. Another goal will be to train citizens in the proper and safe use of firearms.

The Legion will have chapters in all areas of the Deseret Region. These Chapters will be based on the County level. There will be higher level designations on the state level for classification purposes.

Anyone who is living within the Deseret Region and is interested in gathering with like-minded people, interested in public service, survival, and self defense; contact legion@deseretregion.com. We will help you get organized and develop the Legion in your area.

This post was copied and modified, with permission, from ldsanarchy.wordpress.com.

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Coming in 2013!

We are continually working to improve life in the Deseret Region. Here are some of the exciting things to watch for in 2013.

DAG Operation

Get ready to see the Deseret Aid Group operating in your community. The Deseret Aid Group will draw its ranks from local people in your area. They will help to serve and protect your community. There will be four primary areas of operation for the Deseret Aid Group; they are security, fire, medical, and rescue.

Projects

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In 2013 you will be seeing more and more local community projects develop. There will be more localized power and food production. People will be growing food instead of lawns. You will be able to participate in your neighborhood meetings that will decide how to overcome the problems in your area.

 

Redesigned Units

handunitssmallThe Deseret Units will be redesigned. There is currently an ongoing design contest. Anyone can submit their designs for the next series of Deseret Units. After this contest is complete and a winning design is selected these new Units will be printed then sold and exchanged for existing Units.

 

Electronic Payments

bAn online system for using Deseret Units will be implemented. People will be able to log in and manage their Deseret Units. They will be able to buy and sell things online using Units.

 

Card Payment

credit-card-swipeYou will be able to swipe your Deseret Unit cards at businesses to make payments. These cards will be linked to you online Deseret Units account and will automatically deduct from your account. This will make transacting with Units much easier.

 

Mobile Access

mobile_bankingYou will be able to use your mobile device to access you Deseret Units account. This will enable you to check your account and make transactions on the go.

 

Online Marketplace

onlineshopWhen you have a Deseret Units account you will have access to the Online Marketplace. There you will be able to browse items and services for sale throughout the Deseret Region. You will also be able to add your own products or services to the marketplace.

 

 

These are just a few of the projects you will see implemented in the year 2013. This is a great way to help improve your community and also our entire region. Get involved today with the Deseret Region and help us build a strong and self sufficient region.

Stats and Sustainability

self sufficiency“Is it possible for the Deseret Region to become self sufficient?” This is one question encountered when discussing the topic of self sufficiency. What is being asked is if there is enough land and resources for the Deseret Region to be able to support the population of people living here. Answering this question is actually a lot more complex than it seems. The problem is that there are so many variables. You have to really be able to look at everything as a whole.

One of the key pieces in determining if the Deseret Region is sustainable is to determine how much land it takes to support a single human. Once you can find this out it is simple mathematics. You multiply the population be the land required for one person. Then if that number is smaller than the total land area of the Deseret Region then you have enough land to support all the people.

So how much land does it take for one human to survive? This is where it gets complex because it will vary depending on diet and techniques used to attain self sufficiency. For example it takes more land for a carnivorous diet, because the animals need land to survive on. It takes less land to grow plants for human consumption. The variety of techniques for sustainability will vary for waste disposal, energy production, water use, etc. Each of the possible variations of each of these techniques will require a different amount of land.

From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The minimum amount of agricultural land necessary for sustainable food security, with a diversified diet similar to those of North America and Western Europe (hence including meat), is 0.5 of a hectare per person. This does not allow for any land degradation such as soil erosion, and it assumes adequate water supplies. Very few populous countries have more than an average of 0.25 of a hectare. It is realistic to suppose that the absolute minimum of arable land to support one person is a mere 0.07 of a hectare–and this assumes a largely vegetarian diet, no land degradation or water shortages, virtually no post-harvest waste, and farmers who know precisely when and how to plant, fertilize, irrigate, etc. [FAO, 1993]

Half of a hectare is about 1.2 acres. Other numbers suggest that it takes from 24 to 12 acres. The reason for the difference in numbers is because there are so many variables. Taking these numbers, and knowing that one square mile is 640 acres we can say that one square mile can sustain anywhere from 26 to 533 people. So using these numbers we can get a very general idea is sustainability is even possible.

Now lets examine the stats of the Deseret Region. The population of the Deseret Region is approximately 36,863,232. The total land area(not including water) is approximately 539,981 square miles. Now lets divide the population by the square mileage. That gives us about 68 people per square mile. This translates into nine acres for each person. This is within the above estimations.

However not all lands is available for use in sustaining humans. We have places such as State and National Parks We have military bases and public lands. So even if we cut the land per person by four it still leaves us with 2.25 acres for each person for sustainability.

According to these very rudimentary calculations a self sufficient Deseret Region is within the realm of possibility. Now we need to start working to organize and build the Deseret Region.

Self Sufficiency NOT Isolationism

It is possible that some people will consider the call for Deseret Region self sufficiency to be the same as a call for isolationism; but this is not so. Isolationism would mean cutting off the Deseret Region from the rest of the United States and the world. This is NOT what we advocate.

The Deseret Region advocates self sufficiency. What this means is that we should be able to produce all of our necessities within our own region. Systems and infrastructure need to be instituted so that we can provide all our own food, water, electricity, clothing, and all other necessities. In being able to do this, communities in the Deseret Region will be less susceptible to problems in the rest of the  United States and around the world.

By making the Deseret Region self sufficient we will not have to rely on outside sources for our necessities. Much of our food is harvested in distant places and then transported to us via trucks. If the truck systems break down we will be cut off from our food supply. As we have experienced recently, an increase in gas prices increases the cost of transporting food; the result is an increase in food prices.

Being self sufficient doesn’t mean that goods cannot come from outside the region. In fact importing and exporting goods is healthy for the economy. It also allows us to have access to goods that we don’t have. This is why the Deseret Region does NOT promote isolationism. We are part of this country and it is important that we interact with it. But our existence should not be founded upon imports from outside our region. Such a foundation is very weak and it is only a matter of time before it and our society fails.

We must build up our infrastructure and economy here to provide for our necessities. But it should not be thought that we want to cut ourselves off from the rest of the United States.