A Legal Immigrant And True American Schools Gun Control Politicians On The 2nd Amendment

The documentation from Homeland Security HSCEMS-12-R-00011 stating that an AR-15 style rifle with a 30 round magazine is "suitable for personal defense" can be viewed HERE. (Also in Section C in the downloadable .pdfs on the right.)

Transcript below the fold.

My name is Henson Ong. Forgive me, English is not my first language. I am a legal immigrant and an American by choice.

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express my opinion and give my testimony in opposition to the majority of the proposed bills which do nothing to deter future crimes.

Gun control does not work. Your own history is re pleat with high school rifle teams, and boy scout [rifle] merit badges. You could buy rifles at hardware stores. You could mail order them to your home. Your country was awash in readily available firearms and ammunition and yet in your past you did not have mass school shootings. Other people have already expressed the question. What changed?

It was not that the availability of guns suddenly increased, it was actually decreased. What was changed was societal decay. If gun control actually did work, Washington DC and Chicago would be the safest cities in your nation but it is no. They have the toughest gun laws and the highest crime and murder rates.

Now some people have called the AR-15 a weapon of mass killing. It turns out that there are a few government agencies which disagree with that characterization. The department of Homeland Security has stated that a rifle chambered inn 5.56 NATO with a 30 round magazine is suitable for personal defense. HSCEMS-1212-00011 solicitation 4, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Now who needs an Ar-15 with 30 round magazines? That question has also been brought up. I would like to put forward that had the Koreans in the LA Riots not had AR-15s and AK-47s with 30 round magazines, and Rugers 30s, their businesses would have been burned to the ground like all of the other businesses in their neighborhood. Theirs stood because they stood their ground.

I would also put forward the conjecture that, had the 10,000 students in Tienanmen square not been unarmed, things may not have resulted in so many of them disappearing.

In your own laws, United States vs Miller 309US174 1939, it was made clear that the types of firearms protected by the Second Amendment were those specifically useful and common for military use in defense of the state. I would like to note that the state is not the government, the state is the people.

In Lewis VS United States 1980, it is stated that the Second Amendment guarantees no right to keep and bear a firearms that does not have some reasonable relationship to the preservation and efficiency of a well regulated militia. It has nothing to do with hunting.

The militia debates in the convention shows plainly enough that it is composed of all males physically capable of acting in concert for common defense; And further that ordinarily, when called for service, these men were to appear, bearing arms supplied by themselves, and of a kind in use at the time. The RA-15 is the most common and popular rifle in America at this time.

I would like to wrap up with a statement from Judge Alex Kozinski in Silveira v. Lockyer 2003:

"My excellent colleges have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision; One designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed. A free people can only afford to make this mistake once."

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:05 PM


1 Wow. Guy was very very good. Bringing up the Ar15 and how Homeland Sec'y OKs it.... great info. And indeed he is right: the point of a gun is not to go hunting, but to protect against mobs.

Posted by: jb at February 27, 2013 12:33 PM

2 The point of having a gun is for hunting for food and self defense of one's self and family as well as a third party. Secondary to that, the point of the 2nd Amendment is for protection against all enemies, foreign and domestic to including a tyrannical government. This American hit the nail on the head.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 27, 2013 12:50 PM

3 What country is he from and are there more like him who might like to immigrate to the US?

Posted by: Gork at February 27, 2013 01:49 PM

4 Henson for president....Oh he wasn't born here

Posted by: WorkerBee at February 27, 2013 02:53 PM

5 @ #3: he's from China.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 27, 2013 03:37 PM

6 Those slimy politicians sure didn't want to hear what he had to say, did they? It would be an honor to have Henson Ong living in our corner of East Texas.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 27, 2013 04:04 PM

I wonder how long before this guy is dismissed as a crazy or otherwise ignored by the left because he facts don't fit neatly into their world view.
That said, I saw a great picture of a local gun rally at the state house in Boston Mass. A woman holding a sign that said:
I know some of the democrats in the state goverment are that because that's basically the only way to get elected in the state but are very pro-2A and pro hunting. Then again the state also spawned the likes of Ed Markey, Linksey, Warren, and Kerry so it is a real mixed bag, especially with the eastern part of the state.

Posted by: mdb at February 28, 2013 12:26 AM

8 just another angry old white guy.....errrr....or not.

Posted by: trigger at March 01, 2013 09:42 PM

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