"To Disarm the People is the Best and Most Effectual Way to Enslave Them."
- George Mason
Conservative Radio Personality – Well Spoken Opposition to the NY SAFE Act – Complier to the Assault Weapons Ban
By : Gia Arnold
If I said I have been in this fight a long time I would be lying. I am fairly new to the political activist description. I have only become involved since the NY SAFE Act was passed. I was opinionated beforehand, but had never done anything about it aside from voting and sharing things on Facebook. I am a wife, a mother, a Constitutionalist and a proud gun owner. I am not a writer, or even a college graduate. But I am one thing, passionate for the cause. My husband and I are humble small business owners that work hard at living an honest life.
I began listening to Bob Lonsberry’s radio talk show shortly after the passage of the SAFE Act. I had never paid much attention to talk radio before and had previously found it to be a bore. I discovered not only Lonsberry but those bigger names that followed him Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. It became my routine, listening to Lonsberry, having breakfast with and homeschooling my children or doing chores around the house.
I adored his words in opposition to the SAFE Act, he was a strong voice on our side, rising up and educating those less aware in the ways of our tyrannical, freedom digesting government. He spoke loud and proud of his belief in our Constitutional rights, and our 2nd Amendment Freedom. I was encouraged. I became involved with a statewide grassroots organization, New York Revolution. I became involved in encouraging local counties and municipalities on passing resolutions opposing the SAFE Act. I attended rallies in Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Rome. I organized local rallies in Rochester, Monroe County and Albion, Orleans County. I spoke with friends, neighbors, and strangers and got them involved in the fight. I wrote to Senators, Assemblyman, and Sheriffs. I joined SCOPE, and networked with Patriots across the state. And I woke up and started my morning off with Bob Lonsberry.
In my planning of the Albion, Orleans County rally I approached Mr. Lonsberry and requested he spoke at our rally. He agreed to do so, and I was extremely honored to have him involved. I looked forward to hearing his wise words in person. During his speech he spoke of HONOR; All of the politicians, military, law enforcement officers, that have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, and the lack on their part of honoring that oath. He gave the crowd an opportunity to take that oath if they hadn’t done so in the past. He was truly encouraging and motivating to all involved to stay active and to do our duty as American Citizens and oppose this Unconstitutional law.
I’ve continued listening to Lonsberry since I first discovered him back in January 2013. My opinion has changed slightly, as he has spoken negatively about my efforts in obtaining Municipality Resolutions by calling it the “wrong time and place;” and his views seem to flip flop according to his mood. However despite not agreeing with him all the time, and occasionally being turned off by his arrogance, I have continued listening almost every day that I can. I have learned a lot from him, as I believe he is a wise man.
I was listening to his radio show this morning, December 9th 2013. And as he announced that he had made a decision regarding whether or not he would comply with the assault weapons registration, I knew in my heart I’d be listening to him say he would refuse to comply, and stand against an unjust law. What happened next, I certainly wasn’t expecting. Out of my radio Bob Lonsberry was telling his listeners that he would comply because he felt it was his and his listeners moral duty as a citizen to obey a law. He did say he’d continue to fight the law through the political process but in my opinion complying with an unconstitutional law regarding the 2nd Amendment is comparable to a vote for gun control.
As proud American citizens and gun owners, I believe it is our duty to stand together and NOT COMPLY with this unconstitutional law or our corrupt, freedom dissolving government. We need to show our forces, together and in large numbers, through civil disobedience especially through non-compliance. Every gun owner in the state needs to become involved to make a difference, or we might as well kiss our guns goodbye.
I’d like to encourage anyone that agrees with me to politely email, call, or Facebook Mr. Lonsberry. Perhaps with enough motivation he will realize that the right thing to do in every way is to not comply and maybe we can change his mind.
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I’d also like to close this post with a few wise words from some folks that truly stand for freedom.
“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law”
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law”
“Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?” -Henry David Thoreau
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
“Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.” -Edmund Burke
“One man with courage is the majority.”
“It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.”
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” -Thomas Jefferson
“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” –Aristotle
“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Bob Lonsberry at our New York Revolution Rally in April 2013
Political Views and Family Holidays
We all know how awkward it is when politics are discussed during a family gathering. With Christmas approaching and Thanksgiving just ending, as well as many political “scandals” and disagreements in the “news”, I have to wonder how other families behave despite their differences.
I have met families that have been torn apart because of political differences; I have met families that agree on everything. When it comes to my family, I have many relatives on our side, who encourage with “Keep up the Good Work” and “Thank You.” I ask myself, how can I get them involved? I don’t take for granted the fact that they at least support what we are doing here at New York Revolution, although it still irks me that I cannot motivate them enough to get involved. If only we could get all of those that are in favor of what we are doing and have them each act according to their own ability, slightly more than a Facebook comment, but not overly demanding action either. I truly believe that if all concerned individuals stood together and spoke out against the tyranny and rights trampling we are experiencing in this Country that we could make a difference, that we could educate those misinformed, and that we could bring this Country back to the ideals it was founded upon.
I also have relatives that do not agree with what we stand for. They believe many of our Constitutional Rights are outdated, that the whole thing needs a revamp. I have attempted, with facts, to sway their decision and have almost decided to give up entirely. I have lost relatives via “Facebook Friending” and receive the “awkward” shoulder from others; not quite the cold shoulder but enough to feel uncomfortable. I am not sure that there is any “getting” to these people. But I will not let it discourage me either. I will continue this endless fight for freedom for myself, for my children, and for your children. I will speak out against those wrongdoers. I will place my opinions where they are needed. I will attempt to hold family closer and my beliefs closer. And I will not allow family differences to silence me.
I ask you, Patriot, how do you deal with familial differences? How do you attempt to educate or motivate those around you, especially around this delicate holiday season? Let New York Revolution know.
NYR State Coordinator
*By the way, this is a photo of my younger “baby” brother and I at Thanksgiving, he also happens to believe the Constitution is “outdated.” Like I’ve said, doesn’t stop the love, but it sure can be annoying!