We had a saying in the Marines when something was overly stupid, excessively complex, or just didn't make any sense. Perhaps you've heard of it, it goes a little something like this: Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Over? I don't need to tell you what it means, because even if you never heard of it before, you know WTF. The “over,” signifies one Marine speaking to another on the radio as if to say “conversation over.”
Well, that was my response while scrolling through the news stories just a little while ago, as I happened to come across an article saying that the Deerfield, IL board bans some semi-auto firearms, to include the uber scary-looking, fully semi-automatic thousand round per second Weapon of Mass Destruction, otherwise known simply as AR-15. Anyone who is still in possession of a Mean Rifle after the Jun 13th deadline will be fined up to $1,000 per day.
Okay, I get that this is in Illinois and everything, but this seems excessively stupid, even for them. I mean, WE plead the Second, people!
Something that stands out to me that seems important, is that the board got together and made this decision, without the votes of the people. In fact, several of the people who showed up voiced concern over this new ordnance, but their voices clearly did not matter to the board. It's almost as if they knew they'd lose? Interesting.
The voice that did apparently matter, however, which isn't ironic at all … at least, it's not ironic to me, is a high-school student from the local school. She had this to say:
This is our fight, this is our generation’s fight. We’re going to keep fighting and this is part of it. Change happens gradually step by step. The fight does not end at the borders of our village.
I wonder if she has a solid understanding of the word “fight.” Because, personally speaking, I know what it means and I'm not sure it's the same thing she's talking about. I'm willing to fight for my children's rights so they don't have to. I'm willing to fight for them to have better lives.
This entire thing seems very un-Constitutional to me and I'm sure there will be some lawsuits taking place at some point. After all, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Like, at all. Ever … And yet, it is all the time.
This, my friends, is exactly what happens when our rights are under attack like they are right now. This is what it looks like, and where it starts. They knew they couldn't get enough folks behind them, so they wrote it in, un-Constitutionally. My question, is what's next for Deerfield, Illinois? What's the next ban? What's the next thing that will come under fire? Will this type of thing spread like wild-fire throughout the country? Time will tell, unless someone does something.
Let us know what you think we should do, in the comments.
Here is my source article: