Gun control advocates have it all wrong. They believe the Constitution is a document and agreement meant to be twisted and turned. They believe it grants rights to politicians and lawmakers, when it does just the opposite. They believe scare tactics will convince us that placing burdens on gun owners will prevent violent crimes, when all the evidence suggests otherwise.
You see the Constitution governs the government. Then, the government can govern the people. When the government attempts to bypass the governing rule of the Constitution, it is not governing the people as a Constitutional Republic, it is operating a sham.
Indeed, the people have certain rights, natural ones with gun rights being one of them. So before we are quick to constrain gun sellers and buyers because we sympathize with terrible incidences involving guns, let us first recognize that bearing arms is considered a moral and natural right, dating back centuries.
Marcu Tullius Cicero a Roman Statesman says the following in 52BC:
“There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice; not by instruction by natural intuition: I refer to the law which lays it down that, of our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”
John Locke (1632 1704), an English Philosopher and Protestant, believed in natural rights whereby no man can asunder; those rights being “life, liberty and property” but because man is infinitely sinful a “social contract” between the people and the government is needed for tranquility.
Locke’s understanding would influence both English law and America’s founding fathers. King James II, a Catholic King once removed firearms from the possession of Protestants. In turn, Locke’s treatise on government paved the way to enact laws reaffirming a right to bear arms, so that all the people’s rights were preserved.
“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. “ ~ John Locke
The American Revolution would not have succeeded if not for the weaponry of the Patriots and their bravery to confront the British.
From “A Journal of the Times,” calling the citizens of Boston to arm themselves in response to British abuses of power, 1769:
“Instances of the licentious and outrageous behavior of the military conservators of the peace still multiply upon us, some of which are of such nature and have been carried to so great lengths as must serve fully to evince that a late vote of this town, calling upon the inhabitants to provide themselves with arms for their defense, was a measure as prudent as it was legal. It is a natural right which the people have reserved to themselves, confirmed by the [English] Bill of Rights, to keep arms for their own defense, and as Mr. Blackstone observes, it is to be made use of when the sanctions of society and law are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.”
Language and words have meaning. Actions are moral and immoral. Men and women are different. The current secular media and government like to blur certain truths and natural rights. They do this because the seek power and control.
The Second Amendment is clear as day; it reaffirms a natural right of man to protect himself, and it asks that the government not infringe on this right.
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.” ~ Patrick Henry