The Short Answer:
- Pass Federal law to remove State power over Civil Rights. The law would function to safeguard the Bill of Rights from both the Federal and State governments. The law would insure that every American Citizen has Equal Rights in all 50 States. Crossing a State border should not alter anyone’s Civil Rights. This would address the root of the problem, while what we’ve been doing – fighting one single gun law at a time – has resulted in a permanent game of Whack-A-Mole. Therefore, removing the government’s ABILITY to create anti-Civil Rights laws would remedy the core problem. Both State and Federal law should only serve to safeguard the Bill of Rights. The goal here is not to affect the rights States have to pass other types of laws.
- Push politicians to work on reducing the size of the government in total and thereby reducing taxes. Currently, middle class working homeowners pay over 50% of their income in taxes, registrations, and fees. We are now working for the government, rather than it working for us. I believe this is the underlying reason behind the government’s coordinated legal and media attack on our Civil Right to Bear Arms and our Freedom of Speech.
- Redefine the government’s purpose/function to better serve the people. What do we need the government to do FOR us? Regarding Civil Rights, their only function should be to safeguard them. The constant fight for our own Civil Rights against a government we finance needs to end. We pay the government in taxes, we pay rights organizations and attorneys to fight it – so essentially we’re paying to fight ourselves.
- If all else fails – do what they’ve been doing, what Bloomberg does – BUY Politicians, Judges, and District Attorneys. If you have the finances to pay off these people, they will pass whatever laws you’d like. This is actually the way it works. For us to pretend otherwise with all we’ve seen, is pure naivety. If Bloomberg wanted pro-2nd Amendment laws, he’d have them.
Notes on these proposed solutions: In proposing these solutions, I am trying to think outside of the box that has been drawn for us. We’ve been told to wait, to vote, to plea and beg, and to depend on gun organizations for solutions. Doing all that, we’ve been incrementally losing our rights and have come to the point where we have more gun laws than any reasonable person can be expected to know.
I believe a new approach is required, and that we must be flexible in our thinking.
This page will keep evolving and if anyone ever has anything deeper or better to add to this short list – please send me an email and I will modify these thoughts to reflect the best possible approach. We need a new roadmap to secure our rights, that much I know for sure.