2nd Amendment

“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.”

As you read through the Bill of Rights, you will find that the 2nd amendment has a specification that is unique to it: a listed reason that is included within the amendment. No other amendment in the Bill of Rights lists a “for this purpose” clause within the text.

The 2nd amendment does not have anything to do with hunting.

I repeat. The 2nd amendment has nothing to do with hunting.

The right to bear arms is necessary to remain free. Without the proper means to defend your life, your liberty, and your property, your freedom is dependent on being granted it. No free man relies on authority for his freedom. A citizen that is dependent on an authority (human authority) to grant him freedom is no citizen at all. His freedom becomes subject to those that claim authority, and that is what he becomes: a subject.

As a believer of freedom and liberty for the individual man, I fully support an individual’s right to bear arms and I disapprove of any bans of assault weapons, extended magazines, pistol-grips, or any other attempt at regulating an individual’s right to remain a free citizen, rather than a subject.

“A free people ought not only 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.”

-Misattributed to George Washington, but true nonetheless.

As we continuously see American police forces becoming more and more militarized, the importance of advanced weapons for citizens as well becomes apparent. With Homeland Security and U.S. police departments purchasing mine resistant ambush resistant (MRAP) military vehicles, drones, and countless rounds of ammunition, citizens must have defenses against them. Hunting rifles, handguns, and (if they’re generous) semi-automatic rifles, are not sufficient to protect an individual’s freedom against a tyrannical government.

 

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Comments (2)

  1. northierthanthou said on 01-12-2014

    Yeah, your George Washington quote is bogus.

    • Brian said on 31-01-2015

      After research, I see you are correct in that it was not said by Washington. The internet foiled me again. Corrected the post. Thanks

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