Written by: Diane Sori
Posted Dec. 6th, 2012
Oh dear, another ‘bad’ gun killed somebody…just ask Bob Costas. The ‘bad’ gun loaded itself, got off the table, walked around until it found its target, then pulled its own trigger and shot itself into yet another hapless victim…NO human involvement at all.
Ban the ‘bad’ guns…yank them away from ‘We the People’ and take away our Second Amendment rights to protect us from yet another ‘bad’ gun that just might decide all on its own to hurt or kill us.
Our Second Amendment gives us citizenry the right to keep and bear arms. Saying, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” the Second Amendment protects the rights of ‘We the People’ allowing us firearm ownership, possession, and transportation whether the liberal left likes it or not.
George Washington, the Father of our Country wrote, “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” George Mason, a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention who along with James Madison is called the ‘Father of the United States Bill of Rights’ said, “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people…To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
Together and alone these words spoke of an armed citizenry preventing government tyranny…the exact reason why we have the Second Amendment. Remember, our Founding Fathers abhorred the concept of a standing army (which they believed to be the tool of tyrants to oppress the people), instead wanting a citizen militia of well-armed citizens to be called upon as needed.
And while the left seeks to twist the meaning and intention of the words of the Constitution, specifically the Second Amendment and the term ‘people’ as they try to say it refers to people collectively NOT people as individuals, the original intentions of our Founding Fathers are well documented thanks to the Federalist Papers, which provide an awareness of what was intended when they created the Constitution. In fact, and Obama won’t like this, in these very papers Alexander Hamilton clearly writes that there exists a right of self-defense against a tyrannical government, and it includes the people with their own arms. But above all else, our Founders wrote of how the courts that are entrusted with insuring that the Constitution is not subverted, have themselves, intentionally misinterpreted the ‘original intent’ of the Constitution.
Thankfully, no matter how hard the gun-hating left has screamed, the Supreme Court ruled (U.S. v. Verdugo-Urquidez, 1990) that there was NO contradictory evidence from the writings of the intentions of our Founding Fathers, and so upheld that the Second Amendment does indeed protect an individuals right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and that that weapon can be used for lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home (Castle Law) and in public if need be (as per state laws).
So tough liberal left…the Second Amendment stays, for the rights in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights are timeless and eternal, and cannot be revoked at the whim of your desire to further strip away the rights of ‘We the People.’ As Thomas Jefferson said, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” And the last time I looked “We the People’ are still free.
And lastly liberal lefties just so you know…guns don’t kill people…people kill people. Our Founders knew it…too bad people like Bob Costas don’t.