Supporters of the 2nd amendment claim that the constitution protects their gun rights, but did the Founding Fathers really write the 2nd amendment to protect our right to own a gun?
It’s true that the 2nd amendment protects gun ownership, but that isn’t the real point of the 2nd amendment.
OK gun grabbers, put down the confetti and hold off on scheduling that parade, because you’re not going to like what I have to say next.
The 2nd amendment wasn’t written so we could hang our father’s hunting rifle over the fireplace, or even to shoot the occasional deer. The 2nd amendment was written to enable us to protect innocent life.
It enables you to protect yourself and your loved ones, whether the threat comes from a common criminal or a tyrannical government. It is about stopping the bad guys from harming innocent people by whatever means are necessary.
Sometimes that means shooting them, which of course, requires a gun.
When someone poses a threat to your life, you have every right to shoot them until they stop. And yes, there may even come a time again when the appropriate response to abuse by government is to shoot the people responsible for carrying out that abuse.
You do remember what happened when America declared independence, right?
That is why the Founding Fathers added the 2nd amendment to the constitution.
If you support gun control, your blood pressure is probably already climbing, so you’ll want to take a Xanax right now, because your head will explode when you hear what I’m about to say.
We don’t need a 2nd amendment. We don’t need a permit. We don’t even need permission. We simply need to exist because self-preservation is a natural right.
I don’t need someone to give me a piece of paper that says I can defend myself, regardless of who is assaulting me. Neither does ANYONE.
If you don’t believe me, try this: go into the forest and find a bear. It doesn’t have to be a huge bear…any bear will do. Now slap that bear. That’s right, walk up and slap that bear right in his honey-covered pie hole.
Keep in mind, that bear is NOT protected by the 2nd amendment. He doesn’t have a permit to defend himself. He doesn’t even have verbal permission from some holier-than-thou government bureaucrat.
But you can bet your ass he will—and with deadly force. Then he’ll eat some honey, take a crap in the woods, and lie back down for an afternoon nap while you breathe your last gurgling breath on the floor of the forest.
Because self-preservation is a natural right.
The 2nd amendment isn’t about gun rights; it’s about the right to protect life. Guns just happen to be the best way for now to protect life. So until they finally invent those handy little phasers Captain Kirk and his crew carried when they explored new planets, I’ll stick to my Glock.
When we use meaningless words like “gun rights,” we fall into the trap of arguing the wrong points.
You talk about gun rights, and they say “OK, OK, you can have your gun, but we just don’t want you to carry it around with you. Let’s compromise—leave it in your house.”
Then they claim that you have too many bullets. After all, “No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer” according to New York’s Governor Andrew Coumo. What he fails to understand, or more likely, what he chooses to ignore, is that the most important reason we have guns is to protect ourselves—not to shoot deer. And yes, sometimes that requires more than ten bullets.
Not to get too far off on a tangent, but I’m reluctant to take advice from a man who has no formal firearms training and spends his life protected by other men. Governor Coumo, you may not be willing to defend yourself, and that’s fine for you, but you damn sure won’t take away my ability to protect my family.
But back to the point. Next, they ban law-abiding citizens from carrying guns on college campuses, government buildings, and public events. Then it’s hospitals, court houses, and sporting events.
Before long, they’ve whittled it down to “You can only own a state-approved gun after paying outrageous bribes (I mean taxes) to the state, filling out reams of paperwork, subjecting yourself to an extensive background check that would make your proctologist blush, proving that you need it (in other words; proving that you’ve done a big favor for a high-ranking bureaucrat who now owes you), and then waiting months to find out if you’re granted permission to even purchase a gun.
If the government gives you permission to do what the constitution and basic common sense already says you can do, there’s still a waiting period before you can take it home with you, and in some states, it has to remain locked in a safe, making it virtually useless in defending yourself.
Take a look at some of the draconian restrictions in backwards-thinking states like Illinois, New York, or New Jersey, where only the politically connected, wealthy, or Hollywood elite can get a permit to carry a weapon outside of their home.
Stop saying “gun rights” because that doesn’t mean what you think it means. When you use the term “gun rights,” you make it easy for those who want to disarm you to say “We don’t want to take away your gun rights, we just want to add a few more common sense gun laws…for the children.”
When your right to own a gun, something that certain people don’t think you need in the first place, something that terrifies many of them, is compared to the right they mistakenly think they have to feel safe, your right to own that gun can seem silly to them.
It’s kind of hard to argue against common sense laws, even when they are anything but common sense and are proposed under false pretenses, but you’re playing a word game and they’re winning. Gun control advocates are great at that kind of deception.
You don’t have to play by their rules though. You simply need to reframe the debate.
You see, it’s not really about owning a gun, or even carrying one. You are really talking about protecting life; your life, your family’s lives, and if you’re willing, the lives of your fellow citizens.
So call it exactly what it is—the right to protect innocent life. That right supersedes any law created by man, and it’s a concept that everyone can understand—unlike an ambiguous term like “gun rights.”
Now stand up, stop compromising, and demand your right to protect yourself, your family, and fellow citizens with whatever means are necessary. Ask no permission and make no apologies.