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What is a "Three Percenter"?

During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King's tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it. Another one-third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.

Three Percenters today do not claim that we represent 3% of the American people, although we might. That theory has not yet been tested. We DO claim that we represent at least 3% of American gun owners, which is still a healthy number somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 million people. History, for good or ill, is made by determined minorities. We are one such minority. So too are the current enemies of the Founders' Republic. What remains, then, is the test of will and skill to determine who shall shape the future of our nation.

The Three Percent today are gun owners who will not disarm, will not compromise and will no longer back up at the passage of the next gun control act. Three Percenters say quite explicitly that we will not obey any futher circumscription of our traditional liberties and will defend ourselves if attacked. We intend to maintain our God-given natural rights to liberty and property, and that means most especially the right to keep and bear arms. Thus, we are committed to the restoration of the Founders' Republic, and are willing to fight, die and, if forced by any would-be oppressor, to kill in the defense of ourselves and the Constitution that we all took an oath to uphold against enemies foreign and domestic.

We are the people that the collectivists who now control the government should leave alone if they wish to continue unfettered oxygen consumption. We are the Three Percent. Attempt to further oppress us at your peril. To put it bluntly, leave us the hell alone. Or, if you feel froggy, go ahead AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS.

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This time we are ALL Davidians. This time, we are all Jews, Kulaks, "counter-revolutionists" and "enemies of the state." We are now a despised minority within a country no longer our own.BUT WE WILL NOT BE DESPISED

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Guest Rick O'Shay

Based on the number of HCP holders in TN, thanks to the Comical Appeal, and the population of Tennessee, 3% of the state are HCP holders. And a dear friend just completed her training today and is well on the way to getting hers. I have been on her for a long time to do it - she lives alone with her daughter in Midtown Memphis. I dragged her kicking and screaming into doing it, and even paid for her class. She called me afterwards, and is punked about getting her own gun now. I may have ruined her though because I loaned her my Kimber Warrior for the class. Wait until she hears what a good 1911 costs. :poop:

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Yea, but divide that 3% a few times and you've got probably 1% or less that would stand against or for anything.

I would think that you are correct, but I would love to find out your were wrong.

I think as our government further destroys this republic and our economy that 1% or 3% may grow a great deal. When people are seeing their lives ruined and a government that is out of touch and out of control not changing a rebellion may well get started.

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I would think that you are correct, but I would love to find out your were wrong.

I think as our government further destroys this republic and our economy that 1% or 3% may grow a great deal. When people are seeing their lives ruined and a government that is out of touch and out of control not changing a rebellion may well get started.

I agree we may just be 1% now but that 1% aren't going to change their minds; our numbers will only grow. Since the election I've had plenty of people who are not gun owners(some even Obama supporters) ask me to help them get a gun or find a permit class.

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I would think that you are correct, but I would love to find out your were wrong.

I think as our government further destroys this republic and our economy that 1% or 3% may grow a great deal. When people are seeing their lives ruined and a government that is out of touch and out of control not changing a rebellion may well get started.

I would too, believe me.

I agree we may just be 1% now but that 1% aren't going to change their minds; our numbers will only grow. Since the election I've had plenty of people who are not gun owners(some even Obama supporters) ask me to help them get a gun or find a permit class.

Both you and jackdog make a great point. I think when you look at it you have those of us that believe strongly in a cause now and you have those that will ultimately be rallied to a common cause. Most people can only be pushed so far. When you start threatening people's way of life that they are accustomed to, they get angry. When you start denying them the essentials to live, they fight back.

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I agree we may just be 1% now but that 1% aren't going to change their minds; our numbers will only grow. Since the election I've had plenty of people who are not gun owners(some even Obama supporters) ask me to help them get a gun or find a permit class.

Yup, same here, except for Obama supporters. In my neck of the woods they have Kool-Aid coming out their ears.

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I agree we may just be 1% now but that 1% aren't going to change their minds; our numbers will only grow. Since the election I've had plenty of people who are not gun owners(some even Obama supporters) ask me to help them get a gun or find a permit class.

Oh yeh...a co worker of my wife's asked me about shotguns and home defense...she's ULTRA-LIB:tinfoil::screwy:...asked her why she wanted a gun of any kind...she told me she doesn't TRUST the Gov't...I about fell out.

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Its just not about gun rights anymore. It seems that other ammendments are being brought into the fight which gives the 3%ers more clout as this article attests.

States’ Rights and the Growing Rebellion – A Status ReportPaul Hollrah

One of the inevitable consequences of the last 75 years of Democrat rule in Washington – augmented by a decade or more of gutless rule by Republican presidents and congressional majorities who thought they could win hearts and minds by imitating Democrats – is a quiet rebellion within that basic building block of our American republic: the state legislatures.

After many decades of uninterrupted drift toward a socialist state, and seeing a self-serving federal legislature and a bloated federal bureaucracy whose incompetence is exceeded only by its avarice, the legislatures of a number of states are beginning to take matters into their own hands. They rely on the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which proclaims that:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Accordingly, some eight states, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Washington, are now considering either legislation or resolutions designed to reassert powers usurped by a power hungry federal establishment over the past 222 years. Typical of the proposals now under consideration is Oklahoma House Resolution 1003. Referring to the language of the 10th Amendment as its basis, the Resolution concludes:

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 52ND OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:

“THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.â€

The resolution serves notice on the federal government that it is to “cease and desist†in the process of issuing mandates to the State of Oklahoma that exceed the powers granted to it by the U.S. Constitution, and it resolves that all compulsory federal legislation which directs the state to comply under threat of civil or criminal sanctions, or which requires the state to take certain actions or lose federal funding, shall be prohibited or repealed.

House Resolution 1003 is similar to a resolution filed last year which passed the Republican-controlled House by a vote of 92-3 but was stalled in an evenly-divided Senate. Republicans gained a clear Senate majority in November 2008

In New Hampshire, a resolution reasserting States’ rights reads, in part, as follows:

“Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America…â€

Proving once again that the people of New Hampshire take seriously their state motto, Live Free of Die, the Resolution concludes with an ominous declaration, saying that any act of Congress, any executive order of the President of the United States, or any directive of the Federal Courts “which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution… and which serves to diminish the liberty of the several States or their citizens, shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution of the United States of America…â€

In Missouri, House Concurrent Resolution 0004 (2009) reasserts its sovereignty based on Barack Obama’s stated intention to sign into law a federal “Freedom of Choice Act.†The Missouri Resolution reads, in part:

“Whereas, Barack Obama, President of the United States, has promised that one of the top priorities of his new Administration is to sign into law the "Freedom of Choice Act" which purports to classify abortion as a "fundamental right" equal in stature to the right of free speech and the right to vote – rights that, unlike abortion, are specifically enumerated in the United States Constitution; and

“Whereas, the federal Freedom of Choice Act would nullify any federal or state law "enacted, adopted, or implemented before, on, or after the date of [its] enactment" and would effectively prevent the State of Missouri from enacting similar protective measures in the future…â€

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly, hereby declare our sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States…â€

In Montana, the House of Representatives is considering a bill reasserting the state’s sovereignty, using as a basis the 2nd Amendment rights of the people of Montana. House Bill 246 reads, in part, as follows:

“AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM FEDERAL REGULATION UNDER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES A FIREARM, A FIREARM ACCESSORY, OR AMMUNITION MANUFACTURED AND RETAINED IN MONTANA…

“The 10th amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the Constitution and reserves to the state and (the) people of Montana certain powers as they were understood at the time that Montana was admitted to statehood in 1889. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Montana and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Montana and the United States in 1889.â€

In addition to bills and resolutions already introduced in these states and the legislatures of Arizona, Hawaii, Michigan, and Washington – telling the federal government to mind its own business, the business specifically assigned to it by the U.S. Constitution – similar proposals are under consideration in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine, and Pennsylvania. The 20 states already considering such proposals, or contemplating such action, contain 40.2% of the total U.S. population.

In the year that the U.S. Constitution was written, Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."

Clearly, any careful reading of the U.S. Constitution should convince the reader that the primary building block of the American republic is the state legislature. They are now drawing a line in the sand and are reminding the three branches of the federal government of their Constitutional limitations. We hope that the course they have embarked upon will continue to be a bloodless one. To insure that it is, we should all lend our active support to the state legislators. They are the Patrick Henrys of our era.

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Paul Hollrah is a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Heritage Institute

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I hope that I will still be young enough to be an active part of the push back that is coming.

Well for what it's worth, I'm 62 and still in damn good shape. Work out 3 days a week and long hikes in the woods or tread mill 6 days a week. But then again how old does one have to me to aim and fire a weapon.

Not kidding myself, I know all to well that war is a young mans game, but then again a lot depends on how where and when one chooses to fight.:screwy:

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