A scene from the film Casablanca (1942) always made me say, “You got that right.”
Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
Rick: It’s not particularly my beloved Paris.
Heinz: Can you imagine us in London?
Rick: When you get there, ask me!
Captain Renault: Hmmh! Diplomatist!
Major Strasser: How about New York?
Rick: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.
The man who is now leading the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL), once held as a prisoner by the United States, said the following to his captors upon his release, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”
This is why the Second Amendment is so important. As long as Americans are armed, there is no chance that the Islamists will try to take over American from the inside. They will be hopelessly out armed.
New York and Chicago will be defended by criminals because they ignore anti-gun laws. There’s a great scene in the film Marathon Man when Dustin Hoffman needs his .45 that’s in his apartment. He’s being watched, so he calls on a local gang to get it for him. It’s a classic scene.
Any discussion about the Second Amendment must take seriously the Islamic threat. The Second Amendment is not about hunting; it’s about defending ourselves from threats of force.
Consider the following from Breitbart:
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), sent a message to his fellow Sunni supporters to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
“Soon, by Allah’s permission, a day will come when the Muslim will walk everywhere as a master, having honor, being revered, with his head raised high and his dignity preserved. Anyone who dares to offend him will be disciplined, and any hand that reaches out to harm him will be cut off.
“The ISIS leader showed a willingness to blame the Jews for ‘mobilizing’ the international community against his radical terrorist group. He said:
“O ummah of Islam, indeed the world today has been divided into two camps and two trenches, with no third camp present: The camp of Islam and faith, and the camp of kufr (disbelief) and hypocrisy – the camp of the Muslims and the mujahidin everywhere, and the camp of the Jews, the crusaders [Christians], their allies, and with them the rest of the nations and religions of kufr, all being led by America and Russia, and being mobilized by the Jews.”
“Baghdadi didn’t seem interested in unifying all Muslims. On two occasions, he blamed the rafidah [Shiites] for destroying ‘Muslim’s rights.’”
“‘This is my advice to you. If you hold to it, you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills,’ Baghdadi concluded.”