By Jueseppi B.
This post is for every clear thinking, logical, common sense American citizen who comprehends the pickle we Americans find ourselves in today.
You who stumbled into that latter category, why on earth are you reading anything on this blog anyway?
The Second Amendment
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.
In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions concerning the Second Amendment. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment. In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.
There are several versions of the text of the Second Amendment, each with slight capitalization and punctuation differences, found in the official documents surrounding the adoption of the Bill of Rights. One version was passed by the Congress, while another is found in the copies distributed to the States and then ratified by them.
As passed by the Congress:
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.
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
December 15, 1791
This is the date the 2nd amendment was drafted and signed by our none too bright forefathers. See, they were none too bright because they neglected to include a clause against mentally ill, gun crazed, macho testosterone driven (both male & female) Americans with no regard for human life,….owning assault weapons and automatic handguns.
On December 15, 1791, there were flintlock pistols and black powder muskets and THOSE weapons and THOSE weapons only were what the great caucasian forefathers were covering in the 2nd amendment, when they gave Americans the right to bear arms in order to form a well regulated militia.
A Well Regulated Militia
We have the United States Armed Forces, a well regulated militia if there ever was one, and with the United States Armed Forces, we have no need for a well regulated militia to have access to weapons of any type, let alone Bushmaster .233’s, AK-47’s, AR-15’s, all assault rifles……or Glock & Sig Sauer automatic handguns with clips holding 17 rounds.
OH….I almost forgot the National Guard, Border Patrol, I.C.E, C.I.A., F.B.I., N.S.A., Homeland Security, all local state and town & city law enforcement agencies.
If the Army, AirForce, Navy, Marines, Special Forces, SEAL Team 6, Green Berets and Army Rangers (I saved the best for last) can’t save America, I seriously doubt some gun crazed American, all hopped up on beer or meth, running from door to door, aiming to shoot anything that is different looking than him/herself….is the answer to safety & security for American citizens.
The National Rifle Association (NRA)
Lets be very clear about what the NRA are: They are a group of humans who lobby in Washington D.C. for the express purpose of ensuring the profits of all armaments and weapons manufactures, continue to roll in, making billions of dollars in revenues annually.
The NRA has no other earthly purpose. The NRA does not concern itself with the 2nd amendment rights, other than using the 2nd amendment to get simple minded Americans to line up to support the billions of dollars in profit The NRA IS concerned about securing for every gun and ammunition maker in the free world.
The NRA does NOT care one bit for the United States Constitution…..except using it as a tool to further it’s own profitable agenda.
The NRA is guilty of lobbying lawmakers in D.C. and supplying those politicians with thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, to ensure those elected official vote against any and all gun control laws. IF an elected politician goes against The NRA, then The NRA works financially to make sure that politician loses re-election to a pro-NRA replacement.
End of The NRA story.
Some Common Sense & Logic
You see, the plain simple facts and truth is the U.S. Constitution was written during a time in “history” when things were very different. The 2nd amendment does not give you, the average everyday American citizen, the right to bear arms UNLESS you are bearing those arms for the express reason of forming a well regulated militia, which we already have. Not stockpiling for doomsday preparation or the fall of the economy or because a person of color moved into “your” neighborhood.
If you can read the 2nd amendment AND comprehend what you read, you will see you have no legal standing to continue to scream and yell for your 2nd amendment right to bear arms.
If you want to follow the 2nd amendment and do what the forefathers wanted you to do as an American, then you can go out and purchase a flintlock pistol, and a few black powder muskets. The 2nd amendment has NO provision for you to bear arms unless you are forming a well regulated militia. The 2nd amendment does not allow you to own automatic handguns or assault weapons.
Here are a few more reasons Americans must have no legal Constitutional rights to handguns and assault weapons: