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May-11-2011 18:00printcomments

Why Gun Ownership Doesn't Help

America disarmed; a closet full of shotgun and a mind full of lies...


Courtesy: Veterans Today

(CINCINNATI ) - Every couple of hours I get an email, one I track down to a Washington DC law firm tied to big pharma, the radiation lobby or Wall Street, telling me a story about Barak Obama and gun seizure. Snopes.com always rats them out, total lies. That doesn’t stop those who send them out, they don’t care.

I am a gun owner, learned to shoot, pistols, rifles, bow, long before I joined the Marine Corps in 1968. Unlike Mr’s Trump and Bush (Gingrich and Cheney and hundreds others like them), we Detroit kids knew how to dodge the draft. We joined the Marines.

I don’t hunt, just a bit of target shooting and restoration work. Been a gun smith for decades and get tremendous pleasure out of restoring abused weapons. Guns have character. Gun owners, now there’s another breed entirely.

America is at war and I do my best to support President Obama. I have been waiting two years now for him to pull the troops out of Afghanistan like he promised. My patience is wearing a bit thin. Last week, you remember, the “bin Laden” thing, that was a bit much for me.

I think bin Laden has been dead for years.

Real freedom for gun owners is possible...

After a week of wives and children on TV, a phony diary showing up, videos of one phony bin Laden watching another phony bin Laden on television and the lies, one after another, I am simply ready to throw up my hands. This is too stupid to even deal with but at least Obama didn’t kill thousands of people like Bush did.

Oh, I wasn’t supposed to say that. I am a gun owner and gun owners believe what they see on TV. Not only that, I am a veteran to boot, you can wave a flag at me and kick me in the pants and I will salute and say “thank you.”

I just can’t figure Obama out. There is no evidence that he is anti-gun, not a single bit. That’s wild conspiracy theory, preying on the dimwits and dullards. “Everybody knows that!”

But now, everybody loves him. Problem is, that even if bin Laden hadn’t been dead for a decade, something we have so many confirmations that it may actually be true, Obama is now a proven liar.

I say that reluctantly.

As of today, the United States Department of Justice has never been able to establish any connection between Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks. This is the official position of the US government. “Bin Laden didn’t do it, we can’t prove it.” In fact, there is no proof that Osama bin Laden ever committed a crime of any kind. Charges tying him to bombings in Africa back in the 90s are based on conspiracy theory and wild conjecture. I am not saying that a military tribunal won’t convict someone without evidence. Just ask one of the 25 million Americans who have been convicted of crimes or the 2 plus million who are in prison.


Then look at all the people who belong in prison who go to work every day, free as birds. I am talking about our government of course.

So, if Obama lied when he said bin Laden was responsible for 9/11, and, according to public record, what President Obama said is a lie, then did he lie about the rest too? Does he even know?

I have the rare privilege of working with people who were in government during the Clinton and Bush administrations, FBI, CIA, State Department and military. Some, like the CIA’s Susan Lindauer, report that everyone in the government knew that the World Trade Center would be attacked with airliners. Susan actually saw to it that the president was informed. Look up her story online.

Be afraid.

She isn’t the only one, most in government knew of the 9/11 plans and a select few were privy to the fact that these weren’t terrorist attacks at all.

I have spoken with them too.

Stranger than fiction Order Now

Back to gun owners. Why do gun owners only worry about keeping their guns? Worse than that, why are “many” gun owners such conspiracy nuts that they can be duped to sending cash to the NRA based on phony email alerts that are filled with fabrications?

My problem is that the folks who send out the alerts seem to be the same ones we have to worry about, in fact, they are the ones that make owning guns seem like something pretty smart to do. So, what we have ended up with is a nation of nutters armed to the teeth who had their country and their freedoms, not to speak of their homes, their jobs and their money, taken from them while they were looking the other way.

If it ever came down to American having to fight to keep their freedoms or defend the constitution or even protect the country from foreign invasion, our gun owners are very likely to be on the wrong side. All you have to do is send them emails telling them the North Koreans are here to help Wall Street hunt down the “liberal elites” and we get “Red Dawn in reverse.”

Well, I got one of those emails that I enjoy that I am going to pass on. This is a facebook page that I would like gun owners to take a moment or two with.

FACEBOOK/9/11 For Dummies

What I don’t want anymore is a gun owner or veteran or American patriot to be an embarrassment.  It ain’t about guns.  The most powerful weapon in the world is a well oiled mind.

If you don’t have one, go out and get one today!

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Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran. A 100% disabled vet. He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues. Duff is Senior Editor at one of the most widely read Veterans Online publications Veterans Today

He is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his powerful words have brought about change. Gordon is a lifelong PTSD sufferer from his war experiences and he is empathetic to the plight of today's veterans also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's timely and critical reports on Salem-News.com, a news organization staffed by a number of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines. You can send Gordon Duff an email at this address: Gpduf@aol.com




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Janet Phelan May 12, 2011 2:05 pm (Pacific time)

All indications point to an America under siege. Our leaders lie to us and are passing legislation which is resulting in the death of America--financially and legally. The passage of the U.S. Patriot Act has resulted in the revocation of the very Constitutional protections which made America exceptional. We have no more rights now than any one living under a Banana Republic dictatorship. What is truly exceptional is that most Americans don´t understand that. Guns are essentially useless in terms addressing the weaponry we are and will be afflicted by. Everyone with a "well oiled mind" needs to read Section 817 of the U.S. Patriot Act and start to inform your friends and neighbors as to the planned use of Biological and Chemical weapons against the citizens of our oountry. READ THE ACT. THIS AIN'T NO "CONSPIRACY NUT" TALKING THROUGH HER REAR END--THE CONGRESS PASSED THIS INTO LAW.


Colli May 12, 2011 2:43 am (Pacific time)

Gordon: I appreciate your perspective and you certainly have a right to your own opinion but, in my mind at leaST, your arguements fail to provide sufficient proof to trash the second amendment. cOLLI


Gary May 11, 2011 9:23 pm (Pacific time)

I'm typing this from a ways north of America, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article by Gordon Duff. No-can-do the facebook page but I do appreciate the clarity in every other area of the writing. Thank you and best regards from your northern neighbour.


Todd May 11, 2011 7:24 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, thanks to your "well oiled mind" all of us dumb and "easily duped" gunowners are right in line now. Thanks for the finger wagging, don't get enough of that these days.


Anonymous May 11, 2011 7:03 pm (Pacific time)

This wannabe has alays been interesting to read from a DSM focus. Never evidence, just supposition and links to more supposition. He has been doing the same fantasy dance for years and yet no one outside of LaLa Land pays any attention. He is the defacto conspiracy nut, but entertaining in a medical research way...very few combat veterans share his views, but for some reason for you non-combatants you use his veteran status as some type of credibility device. No folks, we other vets, the 99% majority do not associate with his lunacy, nor do any members in congress, and look at some of the loons there...

Editor: Funny, you should be paid for that little act.  Tell ya' what, Gordon had the top viewed story for the year once on Salem-News.com.  You can talk all day but he is an awesome, sincere writer who cares about the right things.  Yes he is a combat vet, no we don't care what you think about it.  You're the loon my friend, Gordon opens minds.  

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