I feel like we have strayed far from the true meaning and intent of the 2nd amendment. There is so much “me” in the world I feel like it is important that we understand why our forefathers placed this amendment into the constitution. It is one of, if not the most important portions of our life, the sovereignty of the land. It is for this reason that we are armed. Anything else is recreation and this should be thoroughly understood.
Let me start by going into what the second amendment isn’t. That collection of guns you bring out to show off to your buddies, a shattered clay pigeon, the handgun pic you just posted on facebook. All of these are rights and liberties we have inherited from the Constitution but I think it is important we understand why we these ideas took hold.
The Virginia delegation’s recommended bill of rights included the following:
That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided as far as the circumstances and protection of the community will admit; and that, in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
Our ability to match up with any military force that dare impose its will on our freedom is the total purpose of the 2nd amendment. Now how do you feel about the guns and weaponry you own as compared to those being used by the military around the world? Just how long do you think you would last against a drone? The authors of our Constitution wanted us to have cannons, muskets and bayonets because they knew that is what we would face. Unfortunately, we have only made the jump to shotguns and semi automatic handguns. We aren’t even allowed to own fully automatic weapons and our society is leading towards banning assault weapons!
I own dogs. Brindled dogs with big strong bodies that love to lick people. The news feeds you garbage that would make you think my big strong dogs just want to eat the fetus out of your pregnant wife’s body. Now it is up to you to decide what you believe. In my opinion there is no difference between that ideology or the damning of automatic weapons. Any time you isolate a group and tag it, especially for its tendencies of behavior, you are in sighting the fires of oppression.
There is no way each community would be allotted an tank, anti aircraft or even rpg per so many households. But the question is should there be? In the eyes of the founders it is our duty maintain order within the government. You see we were brainwashed into cheering on our military to defeat great big, bad enemies with even bigger, badder guns but what we didnt realize was we were undoing our own freedom. The world moved quickly to attemp to balance the power with the USA and what we have now is a human race that is as severly out gunned and outnumbered, if not more, than any rebellion in history.
Please remeber, if nothing else, freedom is just a blip on the screen of time. We are talking less than 300 years in a span of thousands of years of oppression. This is not the quota and without diligent effort this time period will be remembered as just that, a blip. It will be a time we all look back to and smile before being shoved back into line by the butt of a gun.
This Thursday on I Am Liberty Chris West and I are going to discuss firearms. We are going to talk ammo and guns in a survival situation but we are also going to talk Amendment 2 and assault weapons. I think you will be very surprised at how these guns that get such bad media got their name to begin with. Keep in mind if it is our duty as citizens to maintain a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms. Than I have news for you, in this race we are getting lapped. Don’t let them take another length on us by banning assault rifles.