We have made several calls to find out just how our State Senator will be voting on the Feinstein “Gun Control” bill and have not gotten a clear and straight answer to the question of how she would vote. The last time we called, at about 10:30 Am today, the gentleman that answered said she had not read the proposal by Senator Feinstein yet and had not made her decision as of yet. To the “People’ of Louisiana, especially those of us whom love our Guns of all types, this is NOT an answer we wish to hear. We were told that Senator Landrieu supports the Second Amendment, but has not made a decision on the Feinstein “Gun Control” idea. This seems to indicate that Senator Landrieu may not have a true and clear support of the Second Amendment since she, “..has not made a decision as of yet because she had not read the Feinstein bill..” This presents a huge problem since if she truly supports the Second Amendment and the Constitution, she should state without any doubt state that she will vote AGAINST any sort of “attack” upon the Second Amendment!
If Senator Landrieu and all the others that go AGAINST their Oath of office to, “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” This is very close to an act of treason since they have violated the Oath of Office by just presenting a bill that counters the very Constitution they took an Oath of Office to do as so stated!
We also felt the need to find out just how our Representative, Rodney Alexander felt about the “Gun Control” issue. We called his office and unlike Senator Landrieu’s office, he was very quick to state without hesitation that he would NOT vote for any sort of “Gun Control” and supported the Second Amendment and the Constitution! With this, it seems that the only individual so far that is very hesitant to answer the question of what they would do when a vote about any sort of “Gun Control” comes up, is Senator Mary Landrieu. Does this mean that she will once again vote as she is maybe told to vote? Senator Landrieu keeps that question very much open since she does not have a solid response when it comes to being truthful to the people of Louisiana about the way she may vote on any sort of “Gun Control”.
To give equal statements, we did contact Senator David Vitter and his office stated without hesitation that Senator Vitter would not support the Feinstein bill. The fact that Senator Vitter allows his people in his office to give out these statements indicates that Senator Vitter respects the rights so given by the Constitution and the Second Amendment.
Many will and in-correctly state that the Second Amendment was not written for the types of weapons we now have, but those whom wrote, signed and discussed the very Second Amendment and Constitution knew and had the great forethought to consider the reasons why the People should have the same type of weapons and the freedom to own them. This can be witnessed by some of the statement by these great men as noted below.
“The Constitution preserves “the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” – James Madison, The Federalist, No. 46
“The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…” –James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789)
“(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” –James Madison
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government…” – Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28)
“To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them.” – George Mason
“The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” – Noah Webster, “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (1787)
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
- George Washington
The Preamble to the Bill of Rights explicitly states that these amendments to the Constitution were put in place to restrain the federal government and discourage abuse. Ratified Dec. 15, 1791, it reads:
“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. “
“The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” – Samuel Adams
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
Just these few quotes alone present the very idea that the writers and others had strong ideas about just what the Constitution and Second Amendment means. These men knew that a People unarmed would succumb to the government that then “Controls” them. We should also seriously consider what Ben Franklin stated at that time in reference to being armed;
“Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn’t. ” – Ben Franklin
In this case we could restate what Franklin said to present times as such;
“Those whom surrender their Guns will end up becoming servants to those whom made that request” Leon Puissegur 2013
Given all these facts about the ideas behind the Second Amendment, it becomes very clear that the right to own weapons was a deep thought by the men whom wrote the Constitution and lead this nation at the earliest times. It also brings into question whether or not when any person in either house files a bill which clearly go against the very idea of the Constitution commits an act of treason in filing such a bill? This is one question that many in both houses of Congress fail to enforce due to their very weak will to stand up for the very Constitution they took an Oath to defend and in defense of the Constitution, those whom file bills which attack the Constitution should be brought up on charges of Impeachment at the very least! It is now time for “WE THE PEOPLE” to take a very strong stand, especially in Louisiana!