The political left and the political right have different perspectives regarding guns and gun ownership. With the Sandy Hook shooting spree by a deranged individual, this is again especially pronounced. The White House is accumulating signatures to force a bill that will take away our Second Amendment rights and make gun ownership by the citizens illegal.
I, personally, don’t understand why they refuse to grant amnesty to all gun owners. Oh, wait a minute, that is already done, it’s called the Second Amendment to the Constitution of The United States! It is already written and ratified by Congress. It is law. It guarantees each of us, as citizens, the right to bear arms. It’s just not in the best interest of those in power to adhere to our founding documents.
I have a particular appreciation for the blind misdirect from those on the left who argue automatic and semi-automatic weapons are not necessary for hunting. In fact, I agree with them, automatic weapons are not the proper tools to take down a deer or a bear for food or trophy. It’s a great non-argument. It’s almost like when they call an opponent of their ideals bigot, racist, woman hater, or religious zealot, or become red faced and yell. Most, actually believe these tactics adequately express indisputable finality to the discussion. This stuff generally surfaces when fact and reason overcome their point and he or she refuses to acknowledge they’re wrong.
What those who wish to subvert the Constitution conveniently omit from their argument, and hope nobody will actually read, is the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. I must say that so far, the misdirection is working very effectively for the left. Let’s correct that here and now.
The Preamble to the Bill of Rights:
The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of the powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added. And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
To me, the preamble says it all. The founders granted rights to the citizens for reasonable and adequate protection against a potentially dangerous and corrupt government. The founders wanted us to have guns to protect ourselves from the abuse of tyranny. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with providing food for our families. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The recent purchases and contracts for hundreds of millions of rounds of JHP ammunition in various calibers by the Justice Department, Homeland Security, Fish and Game, IRS, Social Security Administration, Department of Education, EPA and virtually every bureaucratic arm of the government should cause alarm. It certainly is not to provide elk for the White House over the winter. It doesn’t sound like government needs it to protect us from armed insurgents. That’s why we have the military.
It can only be to make sure they can continue to overpower us in the event of revolt when we awaken to the fact that they have confiscated our land, our money, and our possessions for redistribution throughout the world. Does an EPA field agent really need to be armed with jacketed hollow point ammunition when citing a factory for polluting?
We need the ability to protect ourselves against angry, evil, and deranged people as well as government officials (redundancy acknowledged). We need guns.