by Leonard Brown
“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 2 to the Constitution of the United States of America.
I have to admit, I’m growing concerned about the firearm debate. I’ve tried not to go on about this topic, I’ve avoided it, put it off, and waited until the dust cleared, but I can’t wait any longer to address this. The Gun control crowd is making another desperate push to pass more gun laws. Worse yet, if they can’t get their laws passed, then the President has threatened to use an executive order to pass a legislation that Congress will not pass. Why will they not pass it? See the quote at the top of the page. It’s unconstitutional. Sort of like the President making Law.
I’ll grant you, the use of the executive order is not unconstitutional, however, the President is not a lawmaker. He has to get his bill passed by Congress. He is well aware that the House of Representatives will not pass such an action, so he’s about to break out the EO hammer, and smash the second amendment flat.
Of course, being the populist that he is, he’s not going to just outright ban guns. No, what he’s doing, is appointing a commission to study the issue. You know, a commission. The things that politicians use to guarantee permission to do whatever the heck they want? For this momentous task, he has appointed good ol’ Uncle Joe to head up the study. Nothing like having your very own “Yes man” on the team, right?
Your Uncle Joe is only looking out for your best interest. After all, “if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking”. right? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one? Live long and prosper? There’s a serious flaw in that, logic. Legislation has done absolutely nothing positive in controlling gun violence. Nothing. The people who commit acts of gun violence like the shootings at Sandy Hook, often do not acquire their weapons through legal means. Laws did not help. It was illegal when he stole the guns from his mother, illegal when he shot her, illegal when he brought them onto the campus of Sandy Hook Elementary, it was illegal when he killed the kids, it was illegal when he killed the teachers. I have no doubt that someone who broke that many laws to wreak havoc would no doubt have stopped cold if having the guns were illegal. Never mind that he tried to purchase firearms on his own, and was denied. Never mind that he broke a basket full of laws in the process. If the guns were illegal, he’d have been stopped cold.
So, in the best interest of the public, assault weapon bands are on the table. That means semi-automatic rifles. That means the AR-15 that you hunt your deer with . In fact, the AR-15 has been specifically targeted, if you’ll pardon the expression. It came to light that the gunman, yes I know his name, but I’ll not be giving him that much more publicity, had one. Therefore the evil gun rears it’s head again.
Now, I take public safety very seriously. There was a time in my life when I was in the private security business, working as a security officer at a chemical plant. I understand that part of the role of government is to provide for the common defense. That is as it should be. Still, the people have the right to defend their own life and property. Without fail, those governments that have committed unspeakable acts have started by restricting firearms. Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Kim Jug Il, Josef Stalin and Mao Tse Tung all advocated gun control. Why? Becuase when they chose to move to a totalitarian state, they wanted there to be no resistance. I am not saying that our government has such plans. What I am saying is that they have no business trampling our rights to begin with. This administration cannot be allowed to executive order away our constitution. It is the very framework that our nation was built around. This has long ago stopped being about guns, and started being about assaulting a document that President Obama has called outdated and outmoded. He needs to be stifled now, before his offenses begin to stockpile. His every infringement sets a precedent that eventually leads to the possibility of tyranny one day on our soil.
Let me finish this with another quote, this time from that great statesman of the American Revolution, Patrick Henry.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”