1. ”A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through…all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
1. Rome then, Washington D.C. today
2.An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.â€
Norton v. Shelby County, US Supreme Court Decision 118 US 425, 442 (in 1886)
2. This was at a time when no one in political office ‘pretended’ that they did not understand our Constitution……..
3.Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow government. Patriots are counter-revolutionaries trying to prevent government from overthrowing the U.S. Constitution.
3. Executive Orders are now circumventing Congress while they sit on their hands doing nothing!
4.The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are constitutional rights secure.
4. So defend it, or it will not be there for your descendants as it was for you…..starting, at first, in the voting booth !
Recently someone who had taken my class had followed my advice about how to handle a town that only wanted to give a restricted license to the law abiding citizens that pay their salary’s, the particular town he lives in is Wareham, there are other towns that also disrespect the residents in this manner. You may want to read the following letter he sent me, with his permission, I have put it on my website.
Comment: Mark, I have been meaning to contact you and thank you for your help but I wanted to wait until I had good news yesterday I picked up my class A license at the Wareham PD; a full five months after my interview, and almost seven months after I applied.
The interview went well and in fact it went down just as you suggested it would. I was told that they would probably start me off with just an FID I politely said, not interested; if you want to reject my application do so in writing and I will appeal.
I was then told that we’re winning all the appeals. I replied, you would not win this one. I am a picture of stability. I’ve been in the same job for forty years, the same address for 30 years, I pay all my taxes & bills, I owe nobody anything, I’ve never been in trouble or arrested, and I’m not going to be the only one in this town without a gun. If I don’t qualify then nobody here does and you’ll have to defend virtually every permit you have given out to justify excluding me.
The officer then said well we don’t give you a license to drive without a permit why would we give you a permit to carry a handgun when you have no experience? I said well, I don’t have a right to drive, but I do have a constitutional right to have a weapon and since you brought it up, I’ve had a drivers license for 43 years, driven over one million miles, and not had an accident.
At the end I said; Look,I don’t own any property that I can’t just replace. I don’t own anything that’s worth hurting anyone or getting in trouble over but I do have a wife and two daughters in a neighborhood that is becoming increasingly dangerous, and the police alone cannot guarantee their safety. The officers response, perfect.
So again, thanks a lot for your help Mark, particularly with preparing me for that interview. Tom M.
Thomas, Wareham Ma. 9-15-2013
It falls under Section 103(i) in the Brady Law: And backs up the Second Amendment………….
(i) PROHIBITION RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRATION SYSTEMS WITH RESPECT TO FIREARMS- No department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States may–
(1) require that any record or portion thereof generated by the system established under this section be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof; or
(2) use the system established under this section to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons, prohibited by section 922 (g) or (n) of title 18, United States Code or State law, from receiving a firearm.
“….the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Infringe means to encroach. You cannot even encroach on that right. Any thing which restricts in any manner the right to keep and bear arms is Unconstitutional. Now you must understand that therefore any federal firearms laws are unconstitutional.
The answer to that question decides what type of country we live in: a constitutional republic where individuals have unalienable rights, or an unlimited democracy where individuals have only privileges the fickle majority grants them.
“Shall not be infringed” is powerful language. Up there with “Congress shall make no law…”
Requiring paperwork, and disclosure of private information are all infringements.
It’s real easy, “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”.
If the feds are data basing gun owners they are infringing their right to keep and bear arms by requiring an unreasonable action on the part of the gun owner. A database has the potential to be abused therefore it is in itself an infringement of the right to own a firearm.
“Guard with jealous
attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give
up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” unquote, -Patrick Henry-
Take heed from this very astute
warning fellow Americans…
THE SOLUTION: Is to obviously ban self proclaimed registered ‘progressive’ Democrats from owning guns. It would be a much safer world……but history shows they would steal the guns first anyway!
Would you like to contact the 46 ’Democrats‘, and two “Independent’” Senators that voted to destroy your Second Amendment rights, and Sovereignty by circumventing our Constitution? Would you like to contact those traitorous Senators that voted to give the power over your rights to the United Nations through the so-called ATT-Treaty?
Fortunately, the odious, anti-American treaty was again voted down by the majority of the Senate, but 46 Senators voted in favor of handing over our Constitutional rights to the UN. HAD ONLY FIVE MORE SENATORS VOTED IN FAVOR, OBAMA WOULD HAVE GLEEFULLY SIGNED IT INTO LAW!! Does there need to be a REAL house cleaning in 2014? YOU BET YOUR FREEDOMS!!!
Below is the list of 46 ’Democrats‘, and two Independent’ Senators that voted in favor of giving the UN the power to overturn the U.S. Constitution and our Sovereignty! There is NOTHING ‘Honorable’ about these jack asses, they know that they can not run on the Socialist platform so they disguise themselves as ‘Democrats‘ and are trying their damnedest to destroy America from within, just as Russia predicted would happen since the 50′s. Contact these so-called ‘representative’s', let them know that they have tipped their subversive hand for the last time and their phony baloney jobs are coming to an end!
A Quote that we should all heed, I think he saw this ilk of vermin coming. : “I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within”. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur.
Tammy Baldwin (D) WI www.baldwin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Max Baucus (D) MT www.baucus.senate.gov/contact/emailForm.cfm?subj=issue
Mike Bennet (D) CO www.bennet.senate.gov/contact/
Rich Blumenthal (D) CT www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/
Barbie Boxer (D) CA www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/
Sherrod Brown (D) OH www.brown.senate.gov/contact/
Maria Cantwell (D) WA www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria
Benny Cardin (D) MD www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/
Tom Carper (D) DE carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper
Bob Casey Jr. (D) PA www.casey.senate.gov/contact/
Chris Coons (D) DE www.coons.senate.gov/contact/
Billy Cowan (D) MA www.cowan.senate.gov/contact
Richy Durbin (D) IL www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Dianne Feinstein (D) CA www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Al Frankin (D) MN www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NYwww.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/
Tommy Harkin (D) IA www.harkin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Mazie Hirono (D) HI www.hirono.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Timmy Johnson (D) SD www.johnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Timmy Kaine (D) VA www.kaine.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Angus King Jr. (I) ME www.king.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Amy Klobuchar (D) MN www.klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm
Mary Landrieu (D) LA www.landrieu.senate.gov/?p=contact
Pat Leahy (D) VT www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/
Carl Levin (D) MI www.levin.senate.gov/contact/
Claire McCaskill (D) MO www.mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=contact
Bobby Menendez (D) NJ menendez.senate.gov/contact/
Jeffrey Merkley (D) OR www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/
Barb Mikulski (D) MD www.mikulski.senate.gov/contact/
Chris Murphy (D) CT www.murphy.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Patty Murray (D) WA www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
Billy Nelson (D) FL www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Jack Reed (D) RI www.reed.senate.gov/contact/
Harry Reid (D) NV www.reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Johnny Rockefeller (D) WA www.rockefeller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-jay
Bernard Sanders (I) VT www.sanders.senate.gov/contact/
Brian Schatz (D) HI www.schatz.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Chucky Schumer (D) NY www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm
Jeanne Shaheen (D) NH www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/
Debby Stabenow (D) MI www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact
Mark Udall (D) CO www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Tommy Udall (D) NM www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Mark Warner (D) VA www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Lizzy Warren (D) MA www.warren.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Sheldon Whitehouse (D) RI www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/
Ronney Wyden (D) OR www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/
Mark Shean, submitted 4-5-2013
“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security” President Dwight D. Eisenhower
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice, their choice! President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” Benjamin Franklin
Mark Shean, submitted 4-5-2013
After you receive your State Firearm Safety Certification the first thing you should know is that it will be a waste of your time if you go to the police station thinking that you can just walk in and fill out the gun permit application, 99% of police stations will send you away and tell you to make an appointment. So save your time by following these tips and good advice. It is not really an ‘Interview’ in the sense you might think, what they want is for you to fill out an application, they take your picture, your fingerprints, and your $100…….
1. Call the police station first, ask for the person in charge of licensing, get his/her name, extension #, and email, if he has no email get the police department email. The email will be real handy when it is time to renew your license 6 years later, because two months before your birthday you should contact the police by email to let them know your license will be expiring and that you would like to set up an appointment to fill out an application to renew it. SAVE the email as proof you contacted the police and started the process. If your birthday comes and you have not yet filled out the application because the police have not brought you in for an appointment, by law they will have to honor your ‘expired’ license for an additional 90 days, email them again with attached copy of the original email.
Note: If you are a Plymouth resident you will need to email Marsha at Bruillard@plymouthpolice.com follow up with a call to her at 508-830-4218, ext. 222.
OH NO!! If you forget to start the process to renew, and your birthday passes by before you think about it, then you realize it and run to the station very concerned that your license has expired, the police can tell you that since you allowed it to expire you will need to turn in your guns. They can also fine you $500 for allowing it to expire, that fine is on the books though I have not heard of anyone being fined. If you now have no license you can not legally take your guns to the station, you will need someone else to go with you that does have a license. A friend or relative can hold your guns for you but will need to write a note to the police that has this information on it : Name, gun license #, address, phone#, and the note saying he will take responsibility for your guns while you renew your license, by law the police will/should accept this. Some police chiefs may tell you to take the firearm safety course for another certificate first, as a ‘hoop’ to put you through, this is not in law.
The moral to this story should be not to forget to start the process. Even though the state is supposed to send you a notice that your license is about to expire three months before it expires, don’t hold your breath for that notice. I have been renewing my license since 1970 and have NEVER recieved a notice, some of my friends have and others have not, so it is a hit or miss proposition. Note: If you decide that you no longer want a license, before it expires you would need to be rid of the gun(s) in your name ultilizing the FA-10 form(s), see GS #36
2. Take note of the date of your application appointment, go 40 days out and note that date on your calendar also, this is the ‘window’ they have to deny or approve your permit. If you are denied you will receive a letter, (by law) from the police stating why,(this can be appealed, see #13, #20 Gun Sense). After 40 days if you have not been denied, your not going to be, every town has experienced longer than the normal ‘turn around’ time legally prescribed by the state, (the state has/is breaking it’s own law) for these licenses, now you need to just be patient.
3. Next, as you look at the front of the application you will see license choices, if you are 21 years or older check off Class ‘A’ Large Capacity, if your under age 21 choose Firearms Identification Card (FID). As you read you will find a question that asks for your reason for the license, put three words here, ‘Any Lawful Purpose’. If for some bizarre reason, (known only to them) the police in your town do not like giving a license for lawful reasons,,,, use this as your second choice: ‘For Personal Protection’, it is only a silly matter of semantics as far as I can see. If you are required to bring letters of recommendation please read G.S. #33. If you are required to write a letter as to what your ‘reason‘ or ‘need’ is for wanting a license please read G.S. #19. If they try to insist that they are going to give you a license you do not want, class ‘B’ for instance, politely refuse it, tell them you would like a letter from them stating why you are being denied the license you applied for. If you know you should not be denied as stated in 4 below, stand your ground, don’t be needlessly bullied. Read G.S. #13.
4. There are three set reasons to be denied, If you have been a Felon, if you have been convicted of Substance Abuse, if you have been incarcerated in a Mental Facility against your will, (by court order). There is a fourth reason also, ‘Dishonesty‘.
Gun Sense #34 Excerpt: There is a range of questions about being convicted for certain things. The application is not looking for parking tickets/moving violations. It is absolutely imperative that if you have been in front of a judge at some point in your life for some other reason, even if ultimately nothing came of it, you need to mention it, it is already part of your record and they want you to repeat what they already know about you. If something was ‘dismissed’ make sure you emphasize that it was dismissed, or, ‘continued without a finding’, or, ‘expired’. If you leave something out it is deemed a ‘lie by omission’, ( dishonesty) and grounds for denial, take this advice seriously.
5. There is not much room on the application to write down what you may need to say about something that once happened to you. So at home write it on a sheet of paper to the best of your recollection, make a copy of it for your gun file, ( save copies of anything you submit) because you will need this information every six years. When/if you come to a question that pertains to you write ‘see attached paperwork’. If you want a copy of your state CORI record,(that you could also submit) go to #34 G.S. and follow the prompts.
Recently someone who had taken my class had followed my advice about how to handle a town that only wanted to give a restricted license to the peasents, the town he lives in is Wareham, you may want to read the following letter he sent me, with his permission, I put it on my website. :
LETTER FROM WAREHAM, this also applies to WEYMOUTH as they both treat citizens this way;
Comment: Mark, I have been meaning to contact you and thank you for your help
but I wanted to wait until I had good news….yesterday I picked up my class A
license at the Wareham PD; a full five months after my interview, and almost
seven months after I applied.
The interview went well and in fact….went down
just as you suggested it would. I was told that they would “probably start me
off with just an FID…”. I politely said, “no…not interested; if you want to
reject my application do so in writing and I will appeal.”
I was then told that
“We’re winning all the appeals…”. I replied, “well…you won’t win this one. I
am a picture of stability. I’ve been in the same job for forty years, the same
address for 30 years, I pay all my taxes & bills, I owe nobody anything,
I’ve never been in trouble or arrested, and I’m not going to be the only one in
this town without a gun. If I don’t qualify…then nobody here does and you’ll
have to defend virtually every permit you have given out to justify excluding
The officer then said “well we didn’t give you a license to drive without a
permit….why would we give you a permit to carry a handgun when you have no
experience?” I said “well, I don’t have a right to drive, but I do have a
constitutional right to have a weapon….and since you brought it up, I’ve had a
driver’s license for 43 years, driven over one million miles, and not had an
At the end I said; Look…I don’t own any property that I can’t just
replace. I don’t own anything that’s worth hurting anyone or getting in trouble
over…but I do have a wife and two daughters in a neighborhood that is becoming
increasingly dangerous, and the police alone cannot guarantee their safety. The officers
So again….thanks a lot for your help Mark, particularly with
preparing me for that interview. Tom M
Wareham Ma. 9-15-2013
NOTE: Some towns will act as if, because you have never had a gun license before, or because of your age, that they instead want to give you a restricted license like an FID instead of the LTC you are legally eligible for. Here is a note you can and should put onto your application if you live in a town such as this. ( I have met the criteria as set down by the law, age or experience notwithstanding).
1. Notwithstanding, despite, in spite of imply that something is true even though there are obstacles or opposing conditions. The three expressions may be used practically interchangeably. Notwithstanding suggests, however, a hindrance of some kind: Notwithstanding the long delay, I shall still go. Despite indicates that there is an active opposition: Despite procrastination and disorganization, they finished the project. In spite of implies meeting strong opposing forces or circumstances that must be taken into account: She succeeded in spite of many discouragements.
Mark Shean www.mafirearmsafety.com
This question comes up quite frequently in my classes: ‘Do I have to tell the police that I have a gun or a gun license if I get pulled over?’ I will start by saying that in many other states when a police officer pulls you over, and if you do have a gun license, the first words out of your mouth will have to be “I have a gun license”, if you do not say that as the first thing out of your mouth you will be arrested. If you say ‘hello’ before you say ’I have a gun license’, you will be arrested. But this is not a requirement/law here in Ma.
When you are pulled over on the highways or byways in Ma. you are not being pulled over because you happen to be a legal gun license holder, no, you most likely are being pulled over for a motor vehicle violation/infraction of some sort, typically speeding as the most common reason.
As a gun license holder of a Ma. class ‘A’ LTC or FID you may be, or you might not be carrying or have a long gun in the car at the time when you are pulled over. Following is an important ‘tip’ for you to seriously consider for handguns. Even though most of us can easily reach our glove box from behind the steering wheel in the little shoe boxes that pass as cars these days, and even though you would be considered under ‘direct control’ because you can easily reach the glove box, NEVER have a hand gun where your car registration ‘lives‘, do you see where I am going with this? The police officer asking for your drivers license, proof of insurance and registration does not know you from a hole in the wall, he does NOT need to see a handgun tumble from your glove box, bad things could happen to you from there…….use your own imagination on this one. He/she would have a legitimate reason to be very ’upset’ with you.
When the officer runs your information in his cruiser computer he will see that you are a legal gun license holder, so what? As I said before, you are not being pulled over because you happen to be a legal gun license holder. If the officer asks if you are carrying, this is as far as that conversation needs to go; ‘Yes sir I am” or if not “No sir, not today” don’t lie about it, there is no legitimate reason for the conversation about a legal gun license to go any farther. If a police officer says he would like to search your car, and you know there is no reason or ‘probable cause’ for him to do so, don’t be bullied, ask if he has a search warrant, this should end any fishing trip in its tracks.
There are police officers out there, (few) that may try to treat you badly because they personally do not like the idea of anyone having a gun license, or maybe they are young, (rookies) and possess far more authority than they possess matureity, not a very good combination for public relations/service. My advice is to politely listen to the unprofessional rant, at the end of the tirade ask for his/her badge number and name. Write the chief a letter clearly detailing what happened including time of day and date, any witnesses etc, then cc, (courtesy copy) it at the end of the letter to the towns selectmen, by name, to your lawyer, by name, and to your personal ’file’. Be sure to send it certified mail with return receipt to all listed, this way everyone will be on the same ‘sheet of music’ in this matter. You will be doing the chief/town a favor in the long run. The chief may already have complaints against this person and knows he needs to nip it in the bud before it costs the town a lawsuit.
Mark Shean, Submitted on 2-22-2013
My Summary will be at the end of this data. Mark Shean
February 14, 2010 – Richmond, California – Three hooded men
walk into Gethsemane Church of God in Christ and opened
fire and then fled the scene, as the singing of the choir
was replaced by frightened screams. The two victims, a 14-
year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, were hospitalized.
March 8, 2009 – Maryville, Illinois – Suspect Terry Joe
Sedlacek, 27, of Troy, walks into the First Baptist Church,
and shoots pastor Fred Winters dead, point blank. Several
church members are injured by a knife in the struggle to
capture after the attack, The suspect also had stabbed
himself, but survived, when his gun jams.
July 27, 2008 – Knoxville, Tennessee – A gunman opens fire
in a church during a youth performance, killing two people
and injuring seven.
Dec. 9, 2007 – Colorado – Three people are killed and five
wounded in two shooting rampages, one at a missionary
school in suburban Denver and one at a church in Colorado
Springs. The gunman in the second incident is killed by a
May 20, 2007 – Moscow, Idaho – A standoff between police
and a suspect in the shootings of three people in a
Presbyterian Church ended with three dead, including one
Aug. 12, 2007 – Neosho, Missouri – First Congregational
Church – 3 killed – Eiken Elam Saimon shot and killed the
pastor and two deacons and wounded five others.
May 21, 2006 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The Ministry of
Jesus Christ Church – 4 killed – The four at the church who
were shot were members of Erica Bell’s family; she was
abducted and murdered elsewhere; Bell’s mother, church
pastor Claudia Brown, was seriously wounded – Anthony Bell,
25, was the shooter.
Feb. 26, 2006 – Detroit, Michigan – Zion Hope Missionary
Baptist Church – 2 killed + shooter – Kevin L. Collins, who
reportedly went to the church looking for his girlfriend,
later killed himself.
April 9, 2005 – College Park, Georgia – A 27-year-old
airman died after being shot at a church, where he had once
worked as a security guard.
March 12, 2005 – Brookfield, Wisconsin – Living Church of
God – 7 killed + shooter – Terry Ratzmann opened fire on
the congregation, killing seven and wounding four before
taking his own life.
July 30, 2005 – College Park, Georgia – World Changers
Church International – shooter killed – Air Force Staff
Sgt. John Givens was shot five times by a police officer
after charging the officer, following violent behavior.
Dec. 17, 2004, Garden Grove, Calif.: A veteran musician at
the Crystal Cathedral shoots himself to death after a nine
Oct. 5, 2003 – Atlanta, Georgia – Turner Monumental AME
Church – 2 killed + shooter – Shelia Wilson walked into the
church while preparations are being made for service and
shot the pastor, her mother and then herself.
June 10, 2002 – Conception, Missouri – Benedictine
monastery – 2 killed + shooter – Lloyd Robert Jeffress shot
four monks in the monastery killing two and wounding two,
before killing himself.
March 12, 2002 – Lynbrook, New York – Our Lady of Peace
Catholic Church – 2 killed – Peter Troy, a former mental
patient, opens fire during Mass, killing the priest and a
parishioner. He later receives a life sentence.
May 18, 2001 – Hopkinsville, Kentucky – Greater Oak
Missionary Baptist Church – 2 killed – Frederick Radford
stood up in the middle of a revival service and began
shooting at his estranged wife, Nicole Radford, killing her
and a woman trying to help her.
Sept. 15, 1999 – Fort Worth, Texas – Wedgewood Baptist
Church – 7 killed + shooter – Larry Gene Ashbrook shot dead
seven people and injured a further seven at a concert by
Christian rock group Forty Days in Fort Worth, Texas before
April 15, 1999 – Salt Lake City, Utah – LDS Church Family
History Library – 2 killed + shooter – Sergei Babarin, 70,
with a history of mental illness, entered the library,
killed two people and wounded four others before he was
gunned down by police.
Summary: There are other/more examples of church shootings where we would ‘think’ we are safe.
The fact is that there is no such thing as gun free ‘safe’ zones or child safe neighborhoods for that matter. Where there is a ‘gun free zone’ there is the chance a deranged predator will use the fact that no one can defend themselves to his/her best advantage. Increasingly I have given my firearm safety class to groups from houses of worship including Pastors. There are people out there that do not honor the laws of man nor God. Self defense is your God given right, consider arming yourself. Unfortunately, in most cases the police come as the ‘clean-up crew’.
Mark Shean, www.mafirearmsafety.com
Subject: Columbine Student’s Father 12 years later. Guess our national ‘leaders’ didn’t expect this. On Thursday May 27th 1999, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national ’leaders’ during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.
The following is a portion of the transcript:
“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.
“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room! Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You’ve stripped away our heritage, You’ve outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question “Why?” You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need!
“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs –politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.
Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.
“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools.
Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!” - Darrell Scott
Respectfully submitted 1-23-2013, in the wake of all the gun crimes committed by the mentally ill, which no gun law will stop. Mark Shean
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” Abraham Lincoln
“ The People of the United States are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln
Facts are nasty little things aren’t they? Here are some the media buried.
A 1997 High School shooting in Pearl Miss., was halted by the school principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck.
A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun.
A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard.
A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter.
A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened.
A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two co-workers who carried concealed handguns.
A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun.
At a recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon.
Approxamately 2500 times last year alone legal gun owners stopped violent crime when confronted with it long before any police assistance.
Of course, you probably didn’t know any of this because the ‘mainstream’ media elite doesn’t find it worth reporting, they would rather exercise the First Amendment with lies by ‘omission’ instead. These stories are not sensational enough and doesn’t fit in with their agenda of disarming America.
What is really insane is people,(politicians) who think removing rights from responsible people will somehow keep us all safe!
Governor Patrick, and so-called ‘Rep’. David Linsky (D), among others have come up with a very ‘shady’ and reprehensible scheme to try to force gun registration on all legal gun owners in the ‘guise’ of ‘safety’. I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale cheap if you believe that one. It worked (briefly….) for Hitler and Stalin along with many other dictators in the past and present, and now our very own dictator wanna-be politicians today want to give it a whirl!! Gooood luck!
Politicians who are in ‘bed’ with the insurance companies may try to force everyone, (under threat of course) to buy liability insurance for their guns in Ma. This has NOTHING to do with safety or preventing crime, (proper storage laws are already on the books, as are safety classes) and EVERYTHING to do with another creative way to start a (backdoor) gun registration scheme while making themselves rich with ‘kick-backs’ from the insurance lobby! How can you be ‘forced’ to buy the insurance if they don’t know what you own until you REGISTER your guns? Threats issued from your so-called self serving ‘Reps’ is the only way. Tell them to pound sand! Make SURE you threaten them with your vow to unseat these career leeches in the next election cycle! Here is the phone # at the State House on ‘bacon’ hill to do just that…617-660-4640, go to it!!
Why do you think that when you get a speeding ticket that you have to pay your auto insurance co. additional money in penalties for the next 7 years thereafter? You did no damage to the car that is insured, or to anyone else’s car or property did you? Every time someone gets a speeding ticket politicians in this state profit from it! They are in bed with the insurance companies. They will profit from this so-called ’gun liability insurance’ scam also!
Lawful gun owners have absolutely NO obligation to comply with an unlawful dictate such as this. It is a direct violation of our Constitutional rights, trying to effectively price us out of our Second Amendment!! It discriminates against lower income Americans, of any color, who may live in crime ridden areas by making it imposable for them to ’afford’ their Constitutional right to self defense, hell, $100 to apply for a gun license in this politically asinine state does that for many! The people we loosely call ‘representative’s' who would go along with this get rich quick scheme for themselves should be tried for treason, and imprisoned in forsaking the oath they took when gaining public office. We all know the oath they took as a solemn vow to UPHOLD the entire Constitution! They were all eager to swear the oath, once in office they appear just as eager to forsake it in order to line their pockets with bribes from special interest groups.
Firearms are the only consumer product that is protected in our Constitution, politicians with an eye to totally controlling the masses hate the Second Amendment and will try any scheme/scam to circumvent it! The criminals will all line up for the insurance………..SURE!
You going to throw all lawful gun owners in jail Deval and Linsky? How many criminal acts will that stop?! NONE! You and your ilk know that! You have an ulterior motive. We are under NO obligation to comply with your unconstitutional/unlawful schemes/dictates!
A few words from someone who understood political corruption and human nature throughout history all to well:
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual”. Thomas Jefferson
“One man with courage is a majority”. Thomas Jefferson
We seem to have come full circle, from the shot heard ’round’ the world at Lexington and the birth of liberty 237 years ago, and now, once again, suggested and pursued implementation of tyranny from our so-called ‘Representatives’ as the norm, the British of old would have been quite proud of these ‘tories’ I am sure !!
Sincerely, Submitted by Mark Shean, 1-18-2013