Looking over the net, like I happen to do actually quite a bit, I have found a lot of people that actually do not know, or understand the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. I have even seen it commented, “… and are YOU in the militia? How can you own a weapon if you aren’t in the Army, or one of the other armed forces groups?” Seriously, I actually read that on a youtube post. Astonishing isn’t it? I could actually fill a whole blog post up with all the “out-takes, bloopers, and catch reels” you can find in response to peoples opinions about the 2nd Amendment. So here are some pretty good words to live by:
The 2nd Amendment was put in the Bill of Rights because our forefathers had just come out of a very costly war to get to the point that gave them the RIGHT to put pen to paper declaring our sovereignty. So it was well ingrained in their minds just how important having weapons were. They didn’t forget that the King (King George the third, not Obama) had attempted to confiscate all the weapons. The “colonist” refused to give up their arms, even if it put them at the peril of becoming felons (out laws) to the current police. This attempt to confiscate weapons was one of the major contributing factors that put the colonist at war against the King. In the minds of our forefathers the “shot heard around the world” would never have happened had they acquiesced to the ban on guns. So they wanted all the generations to follow to understand that whatever the police had available to them, then the citizenry should also be allowed to own without struggle or danger. When I say “danger” here, it means to be able to own without the fear that you will be ridiculed, persecuted or your family endangered by others for owning a weapon. That includes to be without fear that the police will break your door down and take you and your family prisoner, without warrant, without charge, and have you wind up in a hell hole named Guantanamo Bay for the rest of your life. Under current law, the Federal Military CAN NOT be used on civil disobedience on US soil. However, with the mounting number of executive orders that have been put in service, that may change. Then the words of our forefathers take on a whole new meaning, because it was ALWAYS their intent that the citizenry be able to keep step with whoever got in their way to stop tyranny. So IF the military becomes an “option” for use against the people inside the USA, then the 2nd Amendment will mean that ANY weapons the military has, should also be readily available to the citizens. So the “line” as so many people put it, will change drastically. But for right now, it means “whatever the police have, the citizens can have.”
Now we come to the “shall not be infringed” part of the Amendment. Actually BY LAW (of the land) the whole “FFL” licensing thing is TOTALLY against the law. I would even interject that the “taxation” that occurs when you purchase a weapon is illegal. Yes, I said that. The purchase of firearms should be TAX FREE!! That should give you an idea of what the 2nd amendment has to offer, and how truly very powerful it is. At this point I should be able to point out with confidence that owning weapons in the USA isn’t just a “hobby”, and not just “heritage”, but is a right that should be taken so seriously that it should be considered an OBLIGATION. IF you want to live in a free land, you SHOULD own them. And a lot of them, because you just might need them. You should teach your children how to use and care for them. I was shooting when I was 5. It gave me a big advantage when I went into the military. Later, we will talk about how the 2nd Amendment is “INALIENABLE”, but that is a long subject, so it will have to wait.
That brings us to the fact that politicians NEVER want to talk about. The reason for all of this, the reason we have a 2nd Amendment. The reason individuals will fight for it to the point of forfeiting their life for it. The weapons are to be used to save our country if tyranny takes hold and it becomes evident that there is no way to abolish it. We are to use our weapons, and force the politicians to understand that this IS a free country and we will NOT allow it to be anything BUT a Constitutional Republic. That is why there are so many heated debates these days. Our country has become an Oligarchy that uses democracy as an illusion so that the people believe they have some kind of control. It may be possible to reverse the damage that has been done to our country, but every day it looks less and less like it can be done peacefully. We (the people) were too quiet for too long. We were too trusting. We allowed bad things to happen, like the patriot act to be put in place because we were hurt, and angry, and we were told that if they (the government) could do that one thing for a year or two, we could find these “bad guys” and then we would repeal the patriot act. See how all of this starts to tie together? These weapons that our politicians are fighting so hard to make illegal are to be used on them. The politicians, the ones that have started the avalanche of policies that are moving our country away from a Constitutional Republic. The ones that have crated the atmosphere that makes ALL civilians the “enemy” in the eyes of every cop in the land. THEY are the ones these guns are for. And they damn sure don’t want to say THAT on camera. It’s also the reason why so many POLITICIANS want the guns taken away from the civilians. They are afraid that we just might decide to use them one day.
But there is ONE more thing about it, that no one seems to ever talk about. The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights is an INALIENABLE right. This means it cannot be amended, it cannot be appended, molded, folded, spindled or mutilated, it cannot be judged, stricken, or suppressed. The Supreme Court has no say as to what it represents, or how much power it holds. It cannot be “voted” out. (Because we do NOT live in a democracy, we live in a Constitutional Republic) All laws that have been developed that are “restrictive” to the second amendment should be repealed. This means there should no longer a “background” check required to sell a weapon, where the information is “stored” so that your purchase of a weapon can be called up at any time. There should be no taxes involved in selling a weapon. However a dealer has the right to turn down the sale of a weapon if he so desires to do so. It IS illegal to sell a weapon knowing that it is to be used in a crime. It is still illegal to purchase a weapon if you have been in jail for over a year, or committed a felony at any time. An individual must be 18 years of age or older to purchase or sell a weapon. So it is to the best interest of the weapon sellers to do a background check on individuals purchasing a weapon. The institutes that have the information (NICS) should NOT maintain a data base on the weapons sellers checks. It should be a FEDERAL CRIME to compile, maintain, or distribute a database of individuals that have purchased or own weapons. This includes the NSA and any other agencies in the US Government. Anyone with this database or one similar to it, it is recommended it be destroyed immediately since it should hold a 5 year prison sentence for having it. THAT IS MY TAKE on what the 2nd Amendment means. While I can not account for what others think about it. I’m pretty sure I have one or two people that would stand with me on this.
So when Nancy Pelosi ask you, “Explain to me why you need a BAZOOKA!!!!!” Please, be my guest, feel free to explain it to her, and if the government has decided to use the military against citizens, then by all means, take a Bazooka and shove one up her nose and explain it to her.