Friday, February 22, 2013

Gun Control Defined


You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: DISARM THE THUGS AND THE CRIMINALS, lock them up and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time... It's a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harn are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience. Ronald Reagan

As President of the US you can violate the Constitution but so much. You can take a common sense approach to the problem; as your predecessor done; or you can set yourself up for failure.

Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. My liberty to defend my life makes me happy; knowing that I can do what I need to do to preserve my life and the life of my loved-ones with whatever means necessary including with my firearms is my God given right. No one can take that away.

Your Rights!!!!

Second Amendment


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined and determined to commit crimes.. such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants"


The Constitution

The First Congress had fresh in their minds the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. They demanded a "bill of rights" that would spell out the immunities of individual citizens.  They started the Bill Of Rights by writing

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 its 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.”

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment 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.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

So the question comes does not the Constitution give us our rights and liberties?
No, it does not, it only guarantees them. The people had all their rights and liberties before they made the Constitution; that came from God. The Constitution was formed, among other purposes, to make the people's liberties secure-- secure not only as against foreign attack but against oppression by their own government. They set specific limits upon their national government and upon the States, and reserved to themselves all powers that they did not grant. The Ninth Amendment declares: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence wrote:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Jefferson goes on to say that peoples often times take the abuse of “Government” rather than to do the right thing and abolish the form of government they are accustomed to (which was a monarchy at that time). He redresses the people by stating: “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.” That is to say that when the government does not protect the God given rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; then the Government needs to be adjusted for the benefit of the people. Not their detriment! Not to garner them defenseless against a tyrannical government.

 Some of the complaints against the government at that time were:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

With that great document the birth of our nation was at hand; we were forced to claim our rightful independence from tyranny. That is our birth right! Sic Semper Tyranus