WHY A MODERN AMERICAN
GUN BAN MUST FAIL...
See, we have a little thing called The Second Amendment that plainly states the government shall not infringe on our right to keep and bear arms. Owning guns is a RIGHT bestowed upon us by a Creator (or, for the atheists out there, by virtue of our birth). Our Constitution says the government SHALL NOT INFRINGE on this very basic Right.
Driving a car is a PRIVILEGE bestowed by the government, so they can license you to death with an automobile, or even revoke your drivers license. But the government CANNOT prevent American citizens from keeping and bearing arms, under the Constitution.
There’s a very good reason for that.
The TRUTH of the Second Amendment is that it protects for American citizens the RIGHT to use firepower to bring down their own government, when that government becomes tyrannical and oppressive. The whole REASON for the Second Amendment is quite clear: To Secure a Free State.
That’s the part of the amendment that very much distinguishes gun ownership as a DUTY…not merely a form of personal self defense or sporting entertainment. The Founders INTENDED for Americans to ALWAYS wield at LEAST as much firepower as the government. To Secure a Free State.
Governments, you see, can NEVER be trusted to secure our Liberty. Armed Americans must ALWAYS be able to remove a tyrannical government by force of arms, when all other methods are exhausted.
The Declaration of Independence lays out, in a general fashion, the source of our Rights:
“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…”
Certain unalienable [sic] rights, that AMONG THESE are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness… You will notice that the Declaration does not specify ALL of the basic Rights with which we are endowed, but it alludes to MANY Rights.
The Constitution and Bill of Rights (the original ten Amendments) later elucidated upon the Rights granted us by the “Creator” — again, for the atheists out there, this means the Rights with which we are endowed by virtue of our birth. These are our BASIC rights.
The Constitution did NOT bestow any rights upon us. From the outset, the Constitution ASSUMES that we ALREADY HAVE these Rights, and it goes to great lengths to PROHIBIT the government from infringing upon those Rights.
When the government “becomes destructive of these ends” — seeking to infringe upon our Rights and deprive us our Liberty — it is our RIGHT to alter or abolish that government. This means by ballot or by bullet.
THAT is why the Right of citizens to keep and bear arms is protected immediately in the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Gun ownership wasn’t far down on the list; rather, it was addressed IMMEDIATELY after freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
You do understand why these Rights were at the TOP of the list, don’t you? It’s because these are the Rights that are FIRST to come under attack by an oppressive and destructive government.
Take a look around you today… What Rights are under attack, every day, in the headlines? Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom to Keep & Bear Arms. That’s because these Rights are, by far, the most dangerous to any form of government seeking to oppress its people.
The Founders knew EXACTLY what they were doing, and their foresight was and is timeless.