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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Why A Weaponized Society?

It has a long history, but part of the history of guns is a function of the over-reaching of governments, such as our own governmental units - federal, state, and local  -  have shown:

The Sultans of SWAT

 A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.
Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized "17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants ... native grasses and sunflowers," after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said...
 Such over-reaching is part and parcel of the NSA's programs of surveillance.

The perceived need for guns is a result of a long, complex history of many players. Unfortunately, our own government is far from being free from the indictment of infringement against the rights of the people.

Not until all players in a society can be trusted may guns be abolished.

That is not going to happen any time soon.


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