The right to keep and bear arms

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” -Daniel Webster

Our forefathers had to survive on the land and depend heavily on their shooting skills. To many, the “right to bear arms” was not only a precious Constitutional protection, but was necessary for survival. Today, there are many politicians who think that the time has passed when guns should be constitutionally protected. We should vote those politicians out of office. They just don’t get it!

I am against unconstitutional gun control. Our Founding Fathers ensured the American people the right to keep and bear arms and they knew exactly what they were doing. It is no accident that it is No. 2 in The Bill of Rights, right behind the Freedom of Religion, the Press, right to Assemble, and Redress. We must defend our right to protect our lives, our property, and our country.

The Second Amendment is quite clear: “Right To 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.” The Founding Fathers understood that the “militia” was the people, like those who fought at Lexington and Concord.

There is no ambiguity in the Second Amendment, yet most of America’s largest cities are imposing all sorts of unconstitutional laws, limiting and sometimes completely outlawing the right to bear arms. The local and national media are in an outright war to eliminate this precious constitutional right.

I will never vote for unconstitutional gun control legislation.

Many well-intentioned folks still believe that gun control legislation will reduce crime and will make our streets and cities safer. Not true. “Guns don’t kill people, people do.”   Where guns are outlawed, only the criminals have guns. Statistics don’t support gun control idealism.  For example, big cities have some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, yet are consistently at or near the top for gun-related crime statistics, while right-to-carry areas have the lowest crime rates. 

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens, not the criminals.

Now, we all know a country which passed the first gun registration legislation. They went on to totally outlaw gun ownership. I don’t think America should follow that country’s lead:
“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilizednation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the World will follow our lead into the future!” -Adolph Hitler, 1935

After Germany established gun control, from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, over 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Add to those, Cambodia, Guatemala, Uganda, North Korea, etc. It is estimated that defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control is over 65 Million.

Now compare that with: “You cannot invade mainland America. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” -Isoroku Yamamoto, Admiral – Japanese Imperial Navy, World War II

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

Constitutionally protected “gun rights” was a good idea in the late 1700’s and an even better one now. An armed citizenry will give pause to every enemy, whether external or internal. I will not bend on this issue – EVER!

With Guns………..We are “Citizens”
Without Them……..We are “Subjects”