Wednesday, December 7, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 
holidayextravaganza2016.pdf

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


Videomissing black lab. please return small cash reward. no questions asked. his family miss him very much 2818256707.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound

VideoFound: Dog, chocolate color, on old Pittman Rd., be prepared to prove it's your dog, looking for owner. Call or text Tammy at 830-391-6662.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Oilfield Crew Pusher - SEI Oilfield Services is currently seeking an experienced crew pusher at our Jourdanton location, Mon.-Fri. with weekends as necessary, weekly pay, full benefits package, matching 401k, and PTO, pay based on experience. If you have prior pusher experience email your resume and/or contact information to rmclain@seioilfield.com.
Carpenter's Helper needed! Starting $10.00 we do all kinds of remodeling, woodwork,new construction. Must have transportation call John 210-325-5929
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Richardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX homeTNMC

Report Comment

Please complete the form below in order to alert us to the following comment. If you have questions about our policy regarding comments please reference our Terms of Use page.

Harold  
Equatorial Guinea, West Africa  
February 11, 2013 11:36pm
 
“... A well-regulated Militia, composed of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other Freemen was necessary to protect our ancient laws and liberty from the standing army ... And we do each of us, for ourselves respectively, promise and engage to keep a good Fire-lock in proper order & to furnish Ourselves as soon as possible with, & always keep by us, one Pound of Gunpowder, four Pounds of Lead, one Dozen Gun Flints, and a pair of Bullet Moulds, with a Cartouch Box, or powder horn, and Bag for Balls.” - George Mason - 1770.

This was written after the Boston Massacre and before the Declaration of Independence, during a firearms confiscation scheme enacted by the government enforced by the standing army.
In the "language of the day “the term” Well regulated means properly functioning and the list following "composed of" was the population at large. The Freestanding Army referenced is obviously the British Army (IE.. the Government), and the supply list was at the time a full combat load in the arms technology of the day.

I hear and see people touting the belief that the founding fathers didn’t know anything about modern weapons and "high capacity magazines" and therefore the 2nd amendment doesn’t apply or should only apply to shotguns and muskets. I disagree, The Founding Fathers were intelligent men, they understood Technology moves forward and no doubt weapons tech would as well. That made no difference to them; the Idea was that the People be armed just as the standing army of the time was armed. That principal has NOT changed, nor have the reasons for it.
Since Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act (18 USCS Sec. 1385) in 1878, making it illegal for the government to deploy its military against “we the people” (My words-) There have been at least 114 instances of use of U.S. military against its own citizens participating in “unrest,” 1878–1994. That number grows to 136 if you go back to 1775.
“Of the people, by the people, for the people”?... Really?
I submit that the modern equivalent to the “Boston Massacre” is “Kent State” and the modern equivalent for that supply list is a battle rifle, assault rifle / carbine the magazines to feed it, 200 rounds of ammunition and the load bearing equipment to transport it.
The politics of power and greed that drove this have not changed, nor has the ability of a government to put down an armed populace. What HAS changed is the intestinal fortitude, morals, and values of our population.
Nothing makes me angrier than an elected official telling ME what I “NEED”. “If it only saves one life” is NOT a reason to strip us of our rights, especially the one that guarantees the rest.
And to answer your question Alvin: I need an “Assault Rifle”.
     
     Your Full Name: We will not publish your name or e-mail address as a result of reporting this comment. We request this information in the event that we need to contact you with follow-up questions. You will not receive any unsolicited e-mail by using this form.
Your E–Mail:
Reason:
Your Comments:
   

Abrego Lake
WCN web hosting
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
CASA
Drama Kids
WCN Insider
Hoelschers home
Caraway Ford
Sherwood Surveying
RS Gate & Supply
John D. Foster home
Floresville Chamber of Commerce
Custom Construction LLC
Allstate & McBride RealtyFriesenhahn Custom WeldingHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.