Gun Control
The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America secures the right of citizens to bear arms. Specifically it states: 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. The left wants to eliminate guns from every law abiding citizen because guns are dangerous. Unfortunately, this leaves guns only to criminals. Not a very smart approach to eliminating a constitutional right. A right that has nothing to do with the role of guns in 18th century life. The Founders knew that throughout history, government overreach, as Britain did to their colonies and without the ability to defend themselves, is unrestricted. Give a look at the way law abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves at Armed Citizen.

This Man Did Not Write A Second (Class) Amendment

from America's 1st Freedom,

Introducing the Bill of Rights before Congress in June of 1789, James Madison was careful to cast the exercise in which he was engaged as an act of political hygiene. Reflecting upon the Constitution, which had been ratified the previous year, Madison informed the House of Representatives that while he had personally believed that the structure of the document was sufficient to guarantee liberty in America, he was aware that a considerable number of his countrymen disagreed. “The great mass of the people who opposed it,” Madison recalled, “disliked it because it did not contain effectual provisions against encroachments on particular rights.” By amending the charter to incorporate such provisions, Madison hoped that the new government would “extinguish from the bosom of every member of the community, any apprehensions that there are those among his countrymen who wish to deprive them of the liberty for which they valiantly fought and honorably bled.” He was, to borrow a more modern phrase, tidying up the loose ends. As is abundantly clear from his speech, the debate that he was starting was not one of substance, but of form.

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