Attacks on our right to keep and bear arms continue. These attacks ebb and flow but are a fact of life here in America. Those people who lead these attacks are for the most part ignorant of the facts. They ignore the truths that are self evident and base their arguments on lies. Unfortunately many who try and defend our right to protect ourselves are sucked into debates which need not occur. It is important to know the truth of the matter to successfully destroy these arguments.
First and foremost, the 2nd Amendment gives us no rights. It states that the right to keep and bear arms, a right which we already possess, shall not be infringed. There is no verbiage that states that this amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms.
“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.”
Keeping this thought foremost in your mind when supporting the 2nd will eliminate many of the arguments that the gun grabbers present. Our rights do not come from a piece of paper. They come from our Creator and are a part of us.
One must also realize where the right to keep and bear arms originates. The basis for the 2nd is your right to life. You have a natural right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. When those are in danger it is your right to protect them. Frederic Bastiat stated it most succinctly:
” Each of us has a natural right — from God — to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.”
Your life is the most basic right you possess. It is your decision and yours alone how you want to protect that life. If someone threatens your life, liberty or property you and only you can properly determine to what degree you will go to protect those rights. The thought that another can tell to you to what extent you are allowed to protect these unalienable rights is preposterous. It is a fallacious argument that has no basis in truth and uses fear as its foundation.
So when a gun grabber says that no one needs an “assault” weapon (a mythical construct utilizing fear to demonize a gun) don’t take the bait. When someone says that we need stricter background checks, an idea that promotes a bureaucrat infringing on your unalienable rights with no due process, scoff at them. If they state the need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals realize that criminals don’t follow the law, that’s why they are classified as criminals, Just laugh at them. If someone states that there is no need for a person to own a weapon with a 30 round magazine, realize that most sane people would want the most firepower they could possess to protect their life if threatened.
The idea that we impose laws on law abiding citizens that center around unlawful behavior is ludicrous. We don’t define society around the criminal acts of the lawless. We create laws which protect our rights and aid law abiding citizens to do the same. America was founded on the principle of unalienable rights. We have allowed the anti-American elements in this country to craft the narrative which ignores this simple truth.
I think there is a mental defect in people who want to pass the responsibility of protecting their life onto others. If you are not willing to defend your own life or property but instead want government to do so that is your right. But do not impose that insane view on others. Remember, when seconds count, police are minutes away. That is not a critique of police but a simple truth. You and you alone are responsible for protecting your life, liberty and property. We create laws which will punish those that infringe on those rights but those laws do not stop the actions. They react to them.
A person owning or carrying a weapon in no way infringed on the rights of others. The opposite is the truth. Guns create a more civilized society. There are many that would want to disarm all Americans and only allow law enforcement and government employees to carry or own a gun. History has taught us that this idea is a failure and inevitably leads to tyranny. Long before Mao, Hitler or Stalin, our founders came to the conclusion that a government that wants to disarm its citizenry is a government that is up to no good. History is replete with examples of tyrannical governments that have disarmed its population and subsequently enslaved them.
So remember, your unalienable rights to life, liberty and property are a gift of our Creator. it is YOUR responsibility when an incident occurs to protect those rights. No one, other than the criminal after the fact, will be held accountable for these actions. This is the reason that we have the 2nd Amendment-to secure our right to self defense and to allow us to protect ourselves from any, including our own government, who would infringe on this right. The argument is as simple as that.
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