The Second Ammendment (Gun Rights)

I enjoy hunting and both my wife and I enjoy competitive shooting sports. But the Second Amendment is not about keeping arms for the purpose of hunting or target practice. It is about the right of self-defense, which is a right given by God, not government, and it is government’s job to protect that right. The timeless warnings of the founders speak very clearly to the gun debate we have today. Samuel Adams said,

The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.

Thomas Jefferson said,

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

A similar sentiment often expressed today is, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

The left wing democrat tyrants in this country are constantly trying to restrict and take away the right to keep and bear arms. But whenever we see a nation that disarms its people, tyranny soon follows. We have seen this in history and there are current examples of it today. James Madison said,

Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.

With a standing army that is being purged of constitutional patriots and with the mainstream media and social media platforms controlled by socialists and marxists, this quote strongly suggests how close we are to oppression and tyranny. We must never let them take away our arms. The Second Amendment makes it pretty clear: The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.