Gun Laws & Legislation

KORWIN: American Protection Of Arms Declaration

Alan Korwin Contributor
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Certain candidates for Congress and the presidency have announced plans to act against the ownership, possession and use of arms and ammunition by the public.

Such acts are directly in opposition to centuries of American law, human rights and tradition, and though current “news” media personnel have fallen in line to support (in contrast to report) these developments, the proposals remain fully outside the law. The American Way.

Democrats in particular are campaigning wildly for a chance to get into office specifically so they can extinguish rights Americans have to keep and bear arms. This poses a danger to the nation beyond anything those misguided voters and candidates imagine.


“People in the United States of America want it understood

that designating arms, ammunition and related accessories,

which are currently legal to make, keep or bear in any state,

which may later be declared illegal to make, keep or bear,

or encumbered in any way by any means and for any reason,

constitutes Second Amendment infringement.


“Such actions are null and void, amount to prima facie violation

of the oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,

and are grounds for removal from office for failure to faithfully

execute the duties of the office.


“Any action or attempt by any person to enforce such infringement

on property possessed in our state will be a class four felony for a

first offense, and a class three felony for second and subsequent offenses.


“County Sheriffs and law-enforcement agencies in this state will be

authorized to enforce this Declaration and to deputize as many residents

as may be necessary to enforce this Declaration.”


This Declaration, circulated widely by people who support it, is provided as a courtesy and notice of protected civil rights to candidates, politicians and people working in any capacity in government. It will be introduced as state legislation to authorize peaceful enforcement of those civil rights. Model legislation is in the draft stage and will be circulated soon.

What could be a more blatant infringement on our right to keep and bear arms than to outlaw arms and related gear we already own? This is precisely what King George did. He used the exact same excuses. These are too dangerous, you shouldn’t have these, these are weapons for soldiers, which you’re not, these allow you to resist us, we’re banning them for you, but not for us…

No degree of legal wrangling, court justifications, developed legal theories, codified opinions, law review articles, so-called popular opinion, telephone polls or other attempts to rationalize away the obvious can negate the fact that outlawing legal property is an abuse of power, plain and simple. The heinous excuse of outlawing property as a response to crime, the jihad or international threats is among the most corrupt, reprehensible and offensive. These are intolerable acts. 

If guns we have today are declared illegal tomorrow, that by its very nature infringes our right to keep and bear those arms. Such action is banned — and ultimately banned by the very firearms themselves.

But America now has a candidate running whose very platform includes going after arms held by the people. And her followers are so poorly educated on the subject they cheer her — and her insanely heavily armed cohorts. The irony is beyond Orwellian. It’s time for the political class to understand that government infringement on these civil rights exceeds delegated power, and the consequences of usurpation are too high to risk. Just so we’re clear:

“Making legal arms illegal is infringement.”

Postscript: Infringements already taken, such as the recent illegal actions in California banning magazines the public already owns (SB1446), or detachable magazine rifles (SB880), or the falsely named New York “SAFE” act, are tolerated by the people up to a point*, but they build furious energy like a steam kettle with no pressure-relief valve.

While the various legal professionals wrangle over lawsuits, all dressed up nicely in fine suits, quietly in courts, with proper diplomatic courtesies, appropriate schedules and pretense of due process, they lead inexorably to what King George discovered — there is a point to these intolerable acts beyond which the public will not go.*

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her minions are threatening, nay, promising upon election, to go to that point too far. The media seems not to notice, or are promoting this goal, abandoning any pretense of ethics. The Constitution is clear and its pronouncements are being summarily ignored — at risk to the country’s very fabric and existence. I tell you this as a wake-up call, since the networks, cables and print media are actively suppressing the obvious.

The new media sees it (independent Internet sites, and email traffic, against which Hillary wants “gatekeepers”), and they have alerted a significant portion of the public. Meanwhile the old media (the “Gray Lady” and her cohorts) ridicules that message. Consider yourselves notified of impending disaster, if the headlong rush to infringe the public’s right to arms — and all the other blatantly unconstitutional abuses — continues on its current path. Don’t shoot me, I’m only the messenger.

* “… all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government…”
— from The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America


Alan Korwin’s website features plain-English books on state and federal gun laws for the public, and more common sense like you just read. He invites you to write to him or see his work, at, where you can get his 14 books, like After You Shoot, and DVDs that help keep you safe.