I've always disliked the term “Homeland Security,” from the very first time I heard George Bush utter it in a national address. There's just something Motherland/Fatherland creepy about it, and the recent DHS reports on “rightwing extremism” and “southbound weapons smuggling” confirm the fascist touch that seems to accompany everything the federal government oversees.
I remember being bugged when we as citizens were basically told that going about our business was the best contribution we could make to what should be civil defense. Well we've gone about our business. The government has gone about theirs. And we're a much less free society as a result.
The Framers of the Constitution had an idea borne from experience:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Nothing less than the security of a free state…
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But then we run into that “well regulated” part, something citizen disarmament zealots latch on to as an excuse to deceive, as if that means the federal government banning this or prohibiting that is benign regulation, as opposed to proscribed infringement. Read More
Source: Gun Rights Examiner