Communism Survivor Blasts Gun Control: "You Don't Know What Freedom Is"

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Max E. Pad, Apr 9, 2013.

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    My name is Manuel Martinez. Born in Cuba. American Citizen for more than 40 years. I oppose any manipulation, any regulation or disruption of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

    In 1959 a Revolution … individuals … malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats, revolutionaries, established a regime … a dictatorial regime … in my nation. Called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named -ism you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the People. The right of the People to wear guns. That is a God-given Right. It’s not given by anybody. It’s not given by any group. It’s the same thing as freedom, which is a God-given Right. And no one, absolutely no one, has the authority to take it away. To cease to defend the Second Amendment, and my God-given Right of freedom, will cease only with my death.

    I’ve been through it. I’ve been there. You people don’t know what freedom is because you never lost it. You haven’t been tortured. You haven’t been [sic] assassinations, you haven’t been mothers begging for the life of their son not to be killed because the only reason is they wanted to be free. And they killed the mothers and they killed the son.

    So my way to protest, the way to oppose, because if we keep tangling with the Second Amendment, we are open the same way that Cuba was open for Communism. China, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Venezuela, on and on. A dictatorial regime that will destroy this country, in the same way that it destroyed those ones that I mentioned to you.

    Gun Control does not protect anybody. It doesn’t protect the citizens, it doesn’t protect the People. The only reason for gun control is for the Government to be protected from the Citizens. In that way the Government can manipulate the People and subjugate them. That’s what’s happened in Cuba for 52 years … 54.

    I came here for freedom. At the time I came here it was different. This country opened their arms for me … I couldn’t get it in Cuba. And they opened their arms for me, I probably wouldn’t get it here today. I hope that I get clear with you, and you understand my point of view. I think that concludes my testimony.
  2. LEAPup


    Good Man bring forth those points. And sadly, America doesn't respect it's freedom until its lost.
    Gun control is nothing more than sheep control. It will stop ZERO murders by lunatics. Zero!
    If I weren't affected, I'd say, go ahead and take the guns so big nazi gubment can ENSLAVE the ignorant, lazy Americans who have their heads up their asses!:mad:
  3. LEAPup


    Lack of posts here scares me...
  4. I think there has to be a sane middle. I mean, no one really wants someone like Adam Lanza in possession of automatic weapons ? More dialogue is needed. Perhaps some compromise. Both sides really need to be starting a meaningful dialogue.
  5. Lucrum


    And what new laws being proposed would have stopped him? He stole his weapons from his mother who owned them legally and had passed a background check. The Columbine shooters violated 20 separate firearms laws. You think another law would have stopped them? The Gifford shooter had passed a background check. Someone bent on committing a capital crime simply will not EVER be deterred with what are mostly misdemeanor regulations. Murder is and has been illegal for a very very long time. Trying to micro regulate every conceivable method or tool of murder is pure folly, unnecessary and unproductive.
    Problem is your side doesn't want dialogue as in facts history of gun control and reality. They want to slowly but surely keep chipping away at the 2nd amendment until it's gone. Completely! And apparently with your approval.
  6. "NO" ON COMPROMISE! The 2nd Amendment is there for the citizenry to protect themselves against oppressive government... INCLUDING OUR OWN!

    Life is full of hazards. You can't legislate yourself safety if you happen to encounter some crazy or depressed bastard.

    Sandy Hook was a terrible and sad incident... but it had nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment.

    Government needs to have some degree of fear from the populace to throttle their ambitious greed for power. That's what the 2nd Amendment is all about.

    Except for those of us who served in the military... especially during a time of armed conflict... people don't understand that "freedom" is actually "freedom from government oppression"... and that freedom isn't "free".
  7. Those legislators who would trample and infringe on the 2nd Amendment are traitors to the US Constitution.
  8. Includes Odumbo, doesn't it?
  9. He is the ring-leader
  10. I don't know how big the "ring" is... Odumbo, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Waters, Shumer, others.... BUT THEY SHOULD ALL STAND TRIAL FOR TREASON!! (And as my sub-conscious ruminates on it, I think Bush, too.)
    #10     Apr 10, 2013