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Oh, We “Bitter Clingers”: The Left Attacking Assault Books Now

“We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.” — Captain Beatty

Below you will find two videos of two leftists in the MSM that many uninformed people depend on to tell them how/what to think (and vote).

First is the recently publicized stooge, CNN's Piers Morgan, who is torn apart by Breitbart's Ben Shapiro. A couple samples within:

Piers Morgan in reference to Shapiro's copy of the U.S. Constitution - "Your little book..."

Ben Shapiro tries to get through the Brit's excessively thick skull to help him understand how an unarmed population is at the mercy of tyrants (which is completely lost on Morgan) *-"The fact that my grandparents and great-grandparents in Europe didn't fear that (tyranny) is why they are now ashes in Europe..."

Yes, the left/MSM/democrats ARE using these deaths as tools to go after our Constitutional rights. Notice Morgan tries to erase the fact that the push for gun control and the attacks on our Second Amendment right is coming from the left in this country. Shapiro, however, missed countering Morgan with the fact that the then Reagan induced first ban on assault weapons did not reduce crime.

As a young adult (and even a democrat at the time) I had to explain this concept to my Hungarian Grandmother who was disparaging Americans' ability to own guns (she was watching the news and the city's annual murder rate was being reported). Grandma shook her head and said in her old country the regular citizens were not permitted to own or use guns unless the government allowed you to as a "hunter". She said only hunters should own guns, and that we really didn't need too many hunters because we had grocery stores. I told her our gun rights were NOT written for "hunters", and that we fought the King to free ourselves with guns and we had to keep guns to personally protect ourselves and keep our freedom, and that odds were if somebody broke into her home the intruder would likely have a gun and the set of homemade nunchucks she kept under her bed pillow would not save an 80 year old woman's life ... or anyone else's. I then had to remind her of the story she had told me since I was a young child ... The one where her Father was in America away from the rest of the family during WWI. The one where a cousin had run to my Great-Grandmother's small farm and warned her the Russians were coming. The one where she had a handful of children to defend (two young teen daughters) all on her own from these advancing men, and all she could do was dig a hole in the barn floor and bury any of their property of value and money to keep the Russian soldiers from stealing it. The one where my very young Grandmother and her sister spent a few hours ballet dancing to entertain the drunken soldiers when they invaded the tiny farm to keep them from entertained, all the while my Great-Grandmother holding her fearful tears and silently praying to God the soldiers would not invade her pretty daughters. She was helpless to do anything else had they done so. I also reminded Grandma that in WWII (she and the family had joined with my Great-Grandfather here pomptly after WWI) all those Jewish friends, and her own Hungarian friends and family members (including my Hungarian Grandfather's, her husband's, family) were among those who did not have guns to fight for their lives against the Nazis ... before being loaded onto trains and hauled to the furnaces of the concentration camps. I reminded her of my husband's own Russian Grandfather, at 15 years old, fled his country as the Russian Revolution was igniting, knowing what was about to replace the Czar. My Grandmother insisted such things would never happen here in America. I told her THAT was because of our Second Amendment allowing the citizens to responsibly purchase and own guns. It is why the First Amendment insisted we had the right to speak against the government, and the Second was written to back it up. I also reminded her that there were already communists here (at the time the USSR and China were at their Cold War strongest) because of that First Amendment freedom, and I told her she should never hold a stronger faith in anything above God...

Second is MSNBC's avowed socialist Lawrence O’Donnell is calling on Obama to reject the traditional use of swearing in his Oath of Office on The Bible (in Obama's case apparently two Bibles):

“As I’ve pointed out … no one accepts all of the teachings of the Bible. No one. … Still, the president, following one of our most absurdest traditions in the government that invented the separation of church and state, will put his hand on this book filled with things he does not believe – filled with things that no one in the United States of America believes – and with his hand on this book he will recite the oath of office. ”

Thankfully both cable networks are basement dwellers in ratings and viewership.

I ponder how my devoutly religious Hungarian Grandmother would have viewed the attack(s) on her treasured Bible, were she alive in these last 20 years...

PS:

I am certain our Founding Fathers knew quite well (and hoped) guns would never remain muzzle-loading, single-shot forever...

* Reflects an editor's correction in accuracy of Ben Shapiro's quote.

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