A city fortress has plans to break ground in Idaho as the first community to require its residents to bare arms. The city in Idaho will be called The Citadel where ages 13 and up would carry guns and the goal is to protect American liberty and to prepare for catastrophes of any kind. The plans are being made by groups of online organizers and gun companies. The community according to there website is making room for 3,500 to 7,000 that agree with their philosophy. The community will have no HOA fees, no recycling police, and no local ordinance enforcers. The III Arms gun company has purchased 20 acres in western Idaho and more than 200 people have signed up to live here. The community will also have its own gun manufacturing facility with guarded towers. The problem is that it may never break ground and one State Representative says it looks pretty far-fetched castle that would need a awful lot of capital to build. The Citadel organizers area allowing anyone to be a pat of the community but says some people may be incompatible with the lifestyle and ideology. To apply, you have to pay $208 application fee and sign a Patriot Agreement that will require all residents who meet the criteria to carry an AR-15 rifle, ammo, and other supplies. I wish them luck, but I think they are going to have more road blocks than just money.
You know you’ve done good if the pope is telling the world “we are headed in the right direction.” The Vatican was pleased with President Obama’s gun control proposal. The Vatican’s chief spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi along with 47 religious leaders have appealed to the U.S. Congress to limit firearms because society is paying the price. Lombardi stated that the fact that Americans possess 300 million firearms “people cannot fool themselves that it is enough to limit the number and use (of guns) to impede in the future horrendous massacres like that of Newtown that shook the conscience of America and world, as well as that of children and adults.” About the recent shootings occuring in the U.S. specifically Sandy Hook, he continues to say that these massacres are “carried out by unbalanced or hate-driven persons, there is no doubt that they are carried out with firearms.” The Vatican continues to encourage the fight against the production, commerce and contraband of all types of arms fueled by huge economic and power interests.
Before President Obama released his gun control proposal on Wednesday, opponents of the gun control plan were taking action. On Monday, Attorney General Edwin Meese like others before suggested that the president could be impeached for such actions. The National Rifle Association also was busy releasing their ad that asked views, “Are the President’s Kids More Important than Yours?”which made comparisons between placing armed guards at school and the Secret Service detail assigned with protecting Sasha and Malia Obama. The ad called the president an “elitist hypocrite.” Not only has the president receives more than 30 death threats a day, Sasha and Malia have also been threatened as well I guess it comes with the territory. The NRA and its board of directors are not much different as they have also received death threats.
However, the NRA has a large financial stake in the game so no surprise they are hitting below the belt. The organization pulled in $227.8 million that includes $100 million in memberships and $71 million in contributions and grants many from gun manufacturers. The firearm manufacturers have a lot to loss with Obama’s proposal about $4 billion to be exact, bit I agree with AOL that going after his children who have nothing to do with this gun fight is ridiculous. The NRA and for that matter the gun manufacturers should be putting their efforts towards a long term solution not a lazy one. The problem here is not only gun and in a matter politicians with their fingers in several pies that only benefit them, but the need to re-examine the whole system and process in buying guns. Let’s face it NRA and gun manufacturers, regardless of whatever regulations are put into place people are still going to buy guns and unfortunately Obama and Congress no matter what gun measures you put into place like in all of these mass shooting if there is a will there is a way whether legal or illegal to get guns. This is what should be the focus to stop that.