Do You Understand the Second Amendment?
Understanding the Second Amendment
In order for someone to understand the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, one must be familiar with the history of the American Revolution. Although I am not a scholar on this period of history, I have enough of a grasp of my nation’s beginnings that comprehending it is really quite elementary. Unfortunately, many young people today have been “educated” in those indoctrination centers we call “public schools” and they are building their opinion of the Second Amendment upon a shifting foundation. Like the tower of Pisa, unless bolstered with heavy doses of the concrete (truth), eventually their ideals will come crashing down in a pile of rubble we call reality!
Why did the Framers of our Constitution see fit to include the Right to Bear Arms in the Bill of Rights? There are three reasons that come to mind immediately.
First, the Founders had just recently defeated the British, the World Power of the day in a fight that could never have been won WITHOUT weapons of war! Thankfully, the American Minutemen (militia) were every day farmers, laborers and workers who loved liberty, despised tyranny and POSSESSED FIREARMS! The British made every attempt to confiscate these weapons (sound familiar), but were unable to get sufficient cooperation from their allies in the colonies (Again, sound familiar). When push came to shove at Lexington and Concord, the resistance they faced was too much for them. Even though the Yanks were outgunned and outmanned, thanks to the possession of firearms, they were able to cause enough havoc and consternation among the British forces that eventually, the fight went out of them and they packed up and went home. Do I think that there are elements within our government that seek to RULE over us with an iron hand? Who knows, but the Founders had the wisdom to recollect the conflict and understood that they must make provision to thwart any such ideas of grandeur by future power hungry zealots. I agree with their foresight and the ONLY way that can be changed is to rescind the Second Amendment!
That brings us to point reason #2, the FACT that before there was human government, there were humans who needed to defend themselves against aggressors. These INDIVIDUALS had and still have the RIGHT to defend their lives and their property! That RIGHT came from their Creator and you cannot ask them to lay down the means of defending themselves if and when the occasion arises! The only other means of being protected therefore would be to have a policeman on every block and every hamlet and every country road in this nation. Then, we would be a police state and they could only be trusted as much as the entity that controlled them. The Founders had experienced the British occupation and had seen the soldiers on every corner and that was something the understood could get really out of hand! The natural solution was the Second Amendment!
Lastly, the Framers of our Constitution recognized that governments are not always good, and if left to themselves without restraint, they will be co-opted by strong and persuasive individuals who would seek to control the masses. Ultimately, they would enslave the people and would use deadly force to intimidate them. The only deterrent to such an eventuality was for ALL individuals to have the right to bear arms. This does not assure victory, but it does guarantee that blood will need to be spilled in order to accomplish such domination. That blood will quite likely be the blood of the strongman. Firearms do much to level the playing field as can be noted by the FACT that the colonists were outgunned, yet still prevailed!
As a small side note, individual gun ownership also makes an invasion by outside forces problematic! If some other nation decides to invade America, they can be assured that they will be met with the same resistance that was experienced by the British in 1776!
Opponents of the Second Amendment are trying to convince us that the Right of Firearm Ownership is outdated. They argue that times have changed and that it is no longer necessary, and in fact counterproductive for citizens to possess weapons. They hide their true agenda by suggesting that modern firearms, such as “assault weapons” are much more dangerous than the black powder muskets originally possessed by the colonists at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. True, weaponry has changed, but what can be legally possessed by the citizens today does not compare to the advancements that have been made in this area. In addition, the left is attempting to change the meaning of the term “assault weapons” to guns that have been legal for over 100 years. They wish to confuse the ignorant by equating the semi-automatic military style rifle with the FULLY-automatic and already ILLEGAL machine gun! Other than weight, accuracy and efficiency, very little has changed about these semi-automatic weapons to make them “more dangerous”. I will include here a bit of history regarding the birth of the semi-automatic from Wikipedia that will shed light upon these facts.
Regarding the misinformation being propagated by Progressives (Regressives) about “assault weapons”, let me take a brief moment to distinguish the difference between a true assault weapon (fully automated firearm) and the semi-automatic, military style rifle.
A fully automatic assault rifle fires in much the same manner as the semi-automatic with one MAJOR difference. When the trigger of the fully automatic weapon is squeezed, it will continue discharging rounds until either finger pressure is released or the source of ammunition is exhausted. We have all seen battlefield depictions of this firearm in operation where the gun was fed by a belt full of ammunition with seemingly endless capacity. You should also note that every round causes what is known as “kick” or recoil. This causes the aim of the operator to move off the target momentarily. Hence, we discover the reason that these weapons are illegal. After the first round, the machine gun or fully automatic weapon becomes highly inaccurate and extremely dangerous to innocent bystanders. These weapons were intended for war with the purpose of intimidation and spraying bullets indiscriminately at an advancing enemy who is bunched together. Their intention is to kill wound and maim as many of the enemy as possible in as short a time as possible.
I have had the liberals and Progressives (Regressives) ask me why we are not allowed by law to possess Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG’s), Howitzers, Battle Tanks and Nuclear Weapons. Of course the answer is obvious! All of these weapons have the SAME indiscriminate method of killing. Not only is the intended target in danger, but anyone in close proximity to the intended target as well. This inability to control who receives the projectile makes responsible firing impossible. Therefore, they have been banned and rightly so!
Semi-automatic, military style firearms are distinctly different in the FACT that only one round of ammunition is fired each time the trigger is pulled. Instead of bursts flying lead being sprayed indiscriminately in the direction of the intended victim, one single bullet goes directly in to the point of impact. The shooter must consciously pull the trigger a second time to repeat the action. This is EXACTLY what occurs with a hunting rifle that is semi-automatic. The only difference is the exterior dressing. Many hunting rifles can quickly be converted to “look” like the military style weapon and since the fire in EXACTLY the same manner, there is NO difference! Once again, let me include an educational video that will clarify the distinct differences between the true “assault weapon” and the semi-automatic, military style rifle. (Please note the conversion of the semi-automatic hunting rifle to semi-automatic military style weapon at the end of the video)
Make no mistake, the agenda of the left is to eventually dispense with ALL firearms from the hands of the citizens of this country. The weapons bans that are being proposed by Diane Feinstein will NOT lessen the “body count” being experienced of late. If she and the Progressives (Regressives) are successful in passing this bill, there will be another incident shortly thereafter where a evil person murders a mass of people with a semi-automatic hunting rifle. Then, what will be the reaction of these cunning deceivers. You guessed it! They will then seek to ban ALL semi-automatic rifles and pistols. Anyone familiar with firearms also knows that a skill individual trained and practice in the use of a pump, lever action, bolt action or revolver can fire as quickly, as accurately and with the same devastating results as the person firing the semi-automatic. So after the ban on all semi-automatic weapons will be the ban of anything that can fire repeatedly without reloading. The goal is to DISARM us, NOT protect us. The goal is to CONTROL us, not make us more safe!
The Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights and added to the Constitution with the MAIN purpose of preventing the subjugation of the people from EVER occurring again! For 230 years it has worked successfully. Evil people have access to guns and therefore it is imperative that GOOD people have the same access and RIGHT of possession! I could include here hundreds of quotes from the Founders as to their reason for including the Second Amendment in the Constitution, but we will save that for another time.
Just one more note! If they are successful in enacting this ban and eventually eliminate the Right to Bear Arms. And if you refuse to relinquish your weapons, yet pose NO THREAT to anyone around you, what will they do? They will come to your house and what do you suppose they will bring with them? You guessed it! They will come loaded for bear and if they suspect that you will resist, they will use deadly force! And all for what? Simply because you possessed something they said was NOT your RIGHT to possess. Now let’s suppose you SAY something they deem “unlawful” to SAY! What will they do then? You guessed it again! They will come to your house and do whatever is necessary to silence you!
IF THERE IS NO SECOND AMENDMENT, THERE WILL BE NO FIRST OR ANY OTHER RIGHTS LEFT!
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