Get the Word “Allowed” out of Your Head

While I have no intention or interest in picking on anyone on this blog, unless such troll/goblin deserves it, I have seen this comment far to often on TDL and have heard it far too often face to face.

The idea that in the federal union of the united American States — an exact way of saying the United States, which unfortunately has a homogenized, monolithic, anti-reality attribute to it in our day and age — we are “allowed” to do anything, particularly and especially own and use firearms. In fact, sadly, the word “allowed” is by far and large the single most common used term when foreigners, and from my experience, Americans alike, speak about gun ownership.

This of course directly contradicts reality in “America”, and is simultaneously a confession of how subtly enslaved 99% of the world is by government.

Thin of a line as this may be in 2011, the reality is, I am not “allowed” to own a gun in the American States, my right to own them is still protected by government. Did you read that carefully?

My right to own them as private property.

This is not a difference in semantics — this is in fact the greatest difference in human relationships in all of human history. I not only own guns, I know how disgusting an insult it is, unintentional as it may be, to say that any American is “allowed” to own a gun. It is an insult to your self, to every man living, and to the entire sum of American history and the triumph of the individual over the collective.

The triumph of man over men.

The triumph of not being “allowed” to own a gun,  but having your right to own a gun protected by government. And if they don’t, having the ability to exercise meaningful retaliatory force against any man who claims your right to exist, does not exist.

While it is outside the scope of this post, and for those interested, this is actually a small arena I drift from Ayn Rand in: the importance of individual gun ownership in a free society. Rand never grasped the value of this. I have.


In conclusion, while I have mentioned it before, I feel it is worth beating in your guys heads: every man on earth has a right to defend his existence by any and all means necessary, so long as he does not violate the rights of others in the process. This especially includes meaningful, meaning lethal retaliatory force against any man or group of men who threaten his life.

This means guns, and the means to use them.

Precarious as the situation may be, in the American States, you are NOT allowed to own firearms. Your right to own them is protected by government.

There is no greater difference in ownership of such items. And to state the former, to be “allowed”, is to cede your right to exist, or to evade the question of your right to live, and to live free, entirely.

Live free or die mother fuckers.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

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2 Responses to Get the Word “Allowed” out of Your Head

  1. Gold Investor September 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    I grasp the importance of the semantic distinction, and you’re right to point it out, but I’m not sure that our right to bear arms is even well-protected enough to justify saying that our government does anything more than “allow” gun ownership anymore. Those in government so disrespect and disregard the Constitution that nothing is safe; it won’t surprise me in the slightest when Obama announces a Presidentially-imposed moratorium on gun sales as the country descends into crisis mode. I won’t say why, but I’m not allowed to own a gun for a reason that is totally ridiculous and unjustifiable. If the government can revoke your gun rights so easily, the right isn’t really guaranteed at all.

  2. James September 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    from a quick bing search I found the following quotes by Rand about gun rights: “”A man has a constitutional right to bear arms. But if a man has declared that he intends to murder you, it is not your duty to provide the knife and place it in his hands.” and “I do not know enough about it to have an opinion, except to say that it’s not of primary importance. Forbidding guns or registering them is not going to stop criminals from having them; nor is it a great threat to the private, noncriminal citizen if he has to register the fact that he has a gun. It’s not an important issue, unless you’re ready to begin a private uprising right now, which isn’t very practical.”

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