O.K. I posted this on my personal lj with out any back round and got to thinking that maybe the people would enjoy it. A very good friend is a college student at the local college, and was giving an assignment that he had to pick an issue and pick five friends to write some on the pro and five friends to write something on the con. Then he had to write a paper saying what side he was on based on the ten papers and he had to turn it all in. So he picked gun control and asked my to write something. So I did. What I wrote could have been alot better there are few thoughts that really go no place but over all I like it. If I had to write something like this for a grade I would have done better research and taking my time, but the professor was looking opinions and not some much fact, the idea of the assignment was how much do you friends effect what you like and or dislike. The best part of this is he got a pretty good grade he would not tell what it was, and the professor was really shaken up by my writing. The local college is very very left wing so I know that the professor will not be sleeping very well for awhile knowing I'm alive. After all I did get real creative and almost came across as militant and radical. You know it was really worth it.
A look at the Second Amendment
Lemoine D. Beers II
“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”
Bill Of Rights
These simple words of the second amendment out line the rights we as American’s have to protect ourselves, The only other freedoms that the founding fathers felt were more important then the right to keep and bear arms were the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the freedom to assemble, or all of the freedoms granted to use in the first amendment. Then the founding fathers outlined the ways in witch we can protect the first amendment and the other 8 in the Bill of Rights in the second amendment Also outlined in the preamble to the Bill of Rights is the reason the founding fathers felt the need to have the Bill of Rights. The preamble states “The Conventions of a number of the States having, at the time of adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added, and as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.” The second amendment comes in at just over 20 words, but there are over 1 million pages of control laws in the United States. Something seems to be wrong with the law makes that want to stripe you of any and all rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights if they have had to kill that many trees to try and over come 20+ words that make up the second amendment as well as further trying to enslave to the will of the federal government.
Let us look at the wording of the second amendment for a moment; it starts out with “A well regulated militia being necessary for a free state” meaning a armed force of people with in a state to protect the freedoms of the people with in the state. It has nothing to do with the federal government but the state. I feel that the state militia should receive the same training and weapons as the U.S. Military in the event that they need to protect that people of the state from the federal government. Keeping in mind that a state militia is not the national guard nor the reserve those two armed forces are still part of the federal government. The founding fathers of this country chose their words very carefully as not to name the federal government in any way, but the state being at that time the first 13 states of the union. It also should be pointed out that militias as we know them today did not come about to after the first world war. Now on the last half of the amendment “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” People such as Rosie O’Donnell would have you believe that the founding fathers only wanted police, military and her body guards to have firearms. This could be further from the truth If the founding fathers would have wanted what Miss O’ Donnell would want you to believe the founding fathers would not have said “the people” The founding fathers wanted a back up the militias in the event of federal oppression as well as a way for the people to defend themselves in the event that the state government tried to oppress the people of that state with or with out the help of the federal government. Benjamin Franklin stated it best when he said “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” So if you give up your right to keep and bear arms to protect yourselves from terrorist, drug dealers, or all the so called bad people in the world, and/or any other freedom you deserve nothing. A simple quote from a simple man, but he says everything up in that one statement. Also sitting back and letting the courts “interpret” the Bill of Rights is just crazy lets face it all these judges were once lawyers and well that brings up another quote of Benjamin Franklin’s that is fitting “A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” So if you want to be that fish and trust in the two cats go right ahead but you can count me out.
A fable that people like to believe in is that the founding fathers wanted to limit the kinds and type of arms that you can have. This is shot down for the pure fact that in 1776 a Flintlock rifle was just as much as an assault weapon as the AK-47 is today. In fact most of the arms used in the war for independence were personal owned arms. Also another myth that the American people have been told is that the second amendment is only about firearms but it covers anything that you can use as a weapon clubs, knives, swords, anything at all. So if you want to lose your right to owner ship of any and just about everything keep on believing the myth that the second amendment is only about firearms.
Lets now look at the so called “gun free zones” do you realize that most of your most tragic killings in America have happened in gun free zones places like Columbine High School, any numbers of post offices, in fact on October 16, 1991 in Killeen, Texas a man named George Hennard drove his truck into a Luby's Restaurant, and then opened fire on the restaurant's patrons and staff. He killed 23 people before he killed himself. All because the right to keep and bear arms was infringed and for the most part still is to this day. If the people were allowed to openly carry firearms you would have had far less people killed. Suzanna Gratia Hupp (whose parents were both killed in the massacre), passed a law that allowed Texas citizens to obtain a concealed carry handgun permit. The concealed carry law is only a start, only the open carrying of firearms with out a permit will keep us from being infringed. As it stands now the people of the state of Texas still have to pay for something that the second amendment gives them for free. This just goes to show you that gun free zones do not work. When was the last time you heard in the new of a massacre at an NRA convention or at a gun show? These places are full of people with all kinds of firearms. The facts speak for themselves.
In conclusion I have to say that the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights not only declared our freedom from England but also outline what we should do if our own government steps out of line. The founding fathers wanted the government to fear the power of the people and not the other way around. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” This from the Declaration of Independence spells out what we must do in the event the government does step out of line and you will need arms to do it when that time comes. Also keep in mind you can call the police when a criminal is breaking in you home but who you going to call when it is the police.