Far too many people labor under the misconception that the Second Amendment was all about “hunting”.
Nothing could be further from the truth. If you stop and think about it, there were no grocery stores or supermarkets back then so everyone hunted in order to provide meat for their families. Everyone had guns which were also used for their own protection.
So, the Second Amendment was never about hunting. It was solely placed there to guarantee that we would never again be subjected to government tyranny or foreign invasion. That was how we got the Minutemen. The idea behind the Minutemen was that all capable males could be called up at a moment’s notice to defend our country and our freedom!
In retrospect, the Second Amendment was literally America’s original “homeland security”! The wording of the Second Amendment is clear and concise. The wording is clear and easy to understand. The Second Amendment simply says:
“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!”
“Shall not be infringed” means simply don’t mess with it! Each and every law they pass is a totally unconstitutional infringement of our Second Amendment rights!
Today, some people foolishly insist that the Second Amendment means that only the military or law enforcement should have guns. However, in the language of that time, I understand the term ‘well-regulated’ meant well-trained or competent in the use of guns!
Let’s hear what the co-author of the Second Amendment had to say on the subject of ‘militias’. As the co-author of the Second Amendment, he would certainly know what was meant by ‘militia’! George Mason was the co-author of the Second Amendment and when he was asked “What is a militia?”. Mason replied, “What is a militia?… It is the WHOLE people! To disarm the people is the surest, most effective way to enslave them!”
President Thomas Jefferson proclaimed “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is…as a last resort…to protect themselves from tyranny in government!”
In recent times, President Ronald Reagan stated “The first thing dictators do when they come to power is take away the people’s weapons!” This has led to genocide time after time throughout history! Hitler acknowledged that one man with a gun can easily control 100 men without one!
However, in recent decades both the Federal and State Governments have increasingly fought to deprive law abiding citizens of their God given right to defend themselves. Today, there are outcries that we don’t need AR15’s to ‘hunt’. Now, stop and think about this, in order to protect ourselves from government tyranny, we must be equally armed. In view of all these facts, one wonders what is really behind all the restrictive regulations and the big gun grabs. California, which regularly infringes on our Second Amendment rights, is now regulating ammunition!
Are you aware that there are five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment? Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble and the right to petition the government for redress. However, the Second Amendment stands alone . That’s how important the Founders felt the Second Amendment was!
The Second Amendment was put there to protect all the other amendments. If it shall ever fall, the rest will soon follow suit.
By Carol Byers