Overheard at Tajikistan Airport Security Checkpoint, Second Amendment

Gun Watch – by Dean Weingarten

In December of 2019, a long time friend, missionary, and adventurer was standing in line to be checked for entry into Tajikistan, at the airport. Some of the adventures he has had over the years have been worthy of fictional men of action. In this case, he exercised discretion, and did not become involved. The conversation he overheard is worth relating. Here is his account: 

We had just landed and were herded into line for passport control in the country of Tajikistan. I heard a accented voice ask a lady in line next to her if she was American, she said no, and replied that she was from the Republic of Georgia.

This lady from the Republic of Georgia had exceptional English, so the other asked if she had been to America. It turns out she had been in Arizona for a three month stint working for project Arizona. The woman who initiated the conversation then said:

You would do well to stay away from America due to an epidemic of “gun violence”. 

The younger gal quickly answered, quite matter of fact: “Oh, you’re a victim.” 

To which the older woman replied, “Yes, we are all victims.” 

The younger woman said:

“No, actually, I meant you are a victim of leftist propaganda. 

“America has a Constitution that guarantees certain liberties, and per the second amendment of the American constitution people can exercise the right to bear arms at any time and any place, to protect themselves, but even more importantly, to insure their government does not become tyrannical.”

“The right to keep and bear arms is one of the unique things about America that makes her a great nation.” 

At this point I am dying to jump into the conversation.  However, talking about overthrowing tyrannical governments is not an activity I participate in while standing in a line surrounded by border guards at an entry point in the ‘Stans.

I continued to eavesdrop.

The initiator retorted:

“Well, the Constitution is an old document and the guns they were talking about were nothing like what’s available today”. 

The liberty loving Georgian lady did not let that comment go unanswered. She proceeded to school the older woman on the fact that they were talking arms to bring a tyrannical government down, so if the other lady wanted to talk intent of the founding fathers then today American citizens would be free have all the armaments that they could afford to have.

Arms that are equal to what America’s soldiers have access to.

She continued by stating that “gun violence” is a myth. If politicians wanted to truly take on the problem of murder they would have to find a way to deal with the corrupt hearts of mankind.

Since they do not do this, the best answer is for good guys to have guns and be ready and efficient with them to kill the bad guys.

With these comments the initiator must have felt annihilated. She wished the other lady a good trip and went silent.

It was beautiful listening to this random lady from the Republic of Georgia defend America and the Constitution. America needs more patriots to stand up and set the record straight. We need to keep ourselves informed and not shy away from confronting leftist propaganda.

In my travels and correspondence with people in other countries around the world, I have found many who envy the freedoms Americans have, who respect the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, who wish their country had a similar protection.

A recent correspondent in New Zealand mentioned how much he wished his country had a Bill of Rights such as the United States has.

What we have in the United States is unique and valuable. Our limitations on governmental power have resulted in a nation which is the wealthiest, most powerful, and in aggregate, most free in the world and throughout history.

There are small, individual exceptions, of course. Singapore may have more economic freedom.  Other countries with vast oil wealth per person have created huge welfare systems, such as in Norway.

In the history of mankind, no other nation has come close to the wealth, power, and freedom of the United States.

It is a testament to the lack of historical awareness in the United States that we have a significant contingent of citizens who wish to destroy it, precisely because the United States is so wealthy, rich, powerful, and successful.

They do not have a plan to make it better; their plan consists of feeding off the dying carcass while overseeing a long decline.

Long live the United States and the Constitution! I took an oath to defend them from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

There has been no equal in all the history of the world. They are worth defending.

©2019 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.

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7 thoughts on “Overheard at Tajikistan Airport Security Checkpoint, Second Amendment

  1. “In my travels and correspondence with people in other countries around the world, I have found many who envy the freedoms Americans have, who respect the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, who wish their country had a similar protection.”

    And they got it wrong… f$&k the Constitution.

    “A recent correspondent in New Zealand mentioned how much he wished his country had a Bill of Rights such as the United States has.”

    THANK YOU!!!

    At least the Kiwi got it right.

    Beautiful country, btw… I’ve been there.

    1. The Bill of Rights, with the possible exception of the 3rd amendment gets violated every single day.
      Let’s quit pretending they’re still intact and being respected by government.

      1. Pretending? Seriously???

        The Bill of Rights is the supreme law of the land. It will ALWAYS be intact… REGARDLESS of whether it’s ‘respected’ by the so-called ‘government’ or not.

      2. The Bill of Rights does get violated every day, but yet it is still intact. It is ratified law and not so much as a comma has been changed. It was never expected that Hamilton’s government would ever respect the peasants and their law. It was though expected that we the people enforce our ratified law and hold our position as the free sovereigns of the united States of the Americas. They have removed our courts and pretend our jurisdiction does not exist, oh, but it does, just like it always has in the barrels of our guns and in our backbones and balls. This government is never going to respect our rights because it will be removed through our enforcement of our ratified law via the enforcement mechanism in the 2nd Article of that ratified law.
        If your heart is not in this, if your soul is not in this, if your backbone is not in this, if your balls are not in this, all the way to the wall, you are in the wrong place. Your comment does not indicate such and is quite correct, but at this point in the ballgame we are not looking for the respect of our enemy. We are fixing to earn it on the battlefield, then the courts, and then the gallows. We are the many, they are the few, and we are the largest army on this f-king planet. All we have to do is get on the same page, that would be the page the Bill of Rights is written upon and we will wipe them out and any foreigner who come to support them.

  2. Yeah, this was another half-way-there article (kinda at the level of the Hodges bit earlier) with a subsequent U-Turn from “hooray freedom!!” to a complete avoidance of who’s done what to our country. Bill of Rights it is, but there was no clarification on the faulty and deceptive Constitution. And of course, it’s Articles, not Amendments. Secondary points to this bigger problem:

    “What we have in the United States is unique and valuable. Our limitations on governmental power have resulted in a nation which is the wealthiest, most powerful, and in aggregate, most free in the world and throughout history. … In the history of mankind, no other nation has come close to the wealth, power, and freedom of the United States.”

    He mentions all this while tent cities are expanding and even people WITH homes are struggling to meet basic essentials to make life bearable, let alone prosperous. Is that the “wealth” he’s referring to?!! And the freedom he barking about, can he not see the attack on our rights?!!

    And he says there is “a significant contingent of citizens who wish to destroy it.” Though there is some truth in that, he doesn’t show who’s egging these “citizens” on, funding their efforts. Can’t seem to see that it is the leadership itself (left, right, and center) that is destroying America. And no mention of Israel taking over the nation. Communism and subservience on the menu. I’m getting a little sick of half-measures.

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    1. Well Galen, these two men are joo’s, their life is totaly different than ours, they do not have the problems Americans have, they are have fun, “In my travels and correspondence with people in other countries around the world.”

      1. Thank you, I understand your point, yet we still have to inform the rest of the world about what’s being done to our country (especially the people of Hong Kong who think we have it made – Ha!). The propagandists float so many illusions out there and one of the biggest is that we, here in America, are free and prosperous. So I jump at any opportunity to attack that lie. Granted, some nations are enduring a greater degree of tyranny, but that tyranny has to be understood as an on-going and aggressive GLOBAL effort. I wonder if the person from Georgia has any idea of the fight we have ahead, or does she think that just being armed is enough and we won’t ever have to use those arms?!!

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