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The Right Response #9

The Second Amendment Protects YOU
- It enshrines Your Right to Defend Yourself

Following the War of Independence against the arbitrary and unjust policies of England's King George III, the USA needed a new legal framework. America's citizens had learned the value of mistrusting an oppressive yet entirely legal government. [full disclosure, the author was born and educated in England.]

The framers of the US Constitution created the Bill of Rights, designed to keep every state and all Americans free from coercion and oppressive government forever. To ensure that both citizens as well as states can defend that freedom, they specified that the right to keep and bear arms by responsible citizens should NOT be curtailed.

1. The Second Amendment

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As ratified by the States and authenticated by Founding Father and third US President Thomas Jefferson, the Second Amendment says:
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2. What is the Militia?

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But what is the Militia? George Mason IV, statesman and Virginia delegate to the US Constitutional Convention, unequivocally explained:

"What is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."

So there's no mistaking the original intent: The right of all the people to keep and bear firearms, except for public officials, shall not be curtailed or infringed.

3. President John F Kennedy upheld Your Right to Bear Arms

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President John F Kennedy knew your need to bear arms
But is the freedom to bear arms obsolete?

Absolutely not! Murdered Democratic President John F. Kennedy also emphasized the need to bear firearms Open Page in a new Tab so that US citizens can protect themselves as well as preserve their freedom:

"Today, we need ... citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

4. What did President Kennedy mean?

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Democratic President Obama seems not to understand his fellow Democratic President John F Kennedy's meaning. So let's get clarity on the meaning of "shall not be infringed." Fortunately, the meaning of this phrase was clarified by the Founding Fathers. Samuel Adams, cousin to President John Adams, proclaimed:

The "Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

It's all pretty clear. Neither Congress nor the President can pass any law preventing peaceable citizens from having their own "personal defense weapons" - their own firearms. You have both a duty and a right to protect yourself as well as your loved ones with a gun.

5. Do Today's Democrats support the Constitution?

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Democratic President John F Kennedy clearly understood and supported the constitution. So what of President Obama and Senator Feinstein's attempts to ban around 150 types of guns and assault weapons. What's to misunderstand in the meaning of "the right to bear arms shall not be infringed?"

Yet in the preamble to her 2013 gun control bill, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) specified:

"the right to keep and bear arms is NOT unlimited."

Which directly contradicts the oath to defend and uphold the Constitution that Senators swear when they take office. Since she's now attempting to pass laws that clearly undermine the US Constitution, it seems Senator Feinstein should be impeached...
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Yet President Obama tried to ban AR-15 assault rifles while the Department of Homeland Security purchases the same AR-15s with 30 bullet magazines as "personal defense weapons ... suitable for personal defense use in close quarters."

But don't citizens need the same personal defense weapons as bureaucrats and government employees? Without such firearms, how can you ensure you can exercise your natural right of self-defense and resist any and all oppression.

6. What's the Problem?

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Gun control advocates pretend that their gun-control measures are to stop yet more massacres. Along with Nazi Dictator Adolf Hitler, they hope a majority of the people don't understand the reason why so many were killed at Sandy Hook as well as at Columbine High School a decade ago: There was nobody onsite with a gun to defend themselves and the slaughtered children.

Despite their fine but misleading words, gun control bans do not protect the innocent. If that were their real concern, wouldn't they advocate policies already proven effective in practice? It's not gun control that is lacking, the problem is the lack of defensive guns in the hands of responsible people.

7. Your Right to Protect Yourself

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The owners of the Aurora, Colorado cinema chain, Senator Feinstein, President Obama and other gun-control fanatics don't want responsible citizens to be able to protect themselves. They ignore the obvious: Criminals and deranged individuals do not obey the law. How can more stringent gun bans work any better than the prohibition era laws banning alcohol, or the current laws banning drugs?

So what is the problem? As all the evidence shows very clearly, there's no power in the Constitution for anyone to institute any control on guns owned by peaceable citizens. As former US Secret Service agent and US Senate candidate Dan Bongino says in this video Open Page in a new Tab:

"There's no such thing as gun control. There's only PEOPLE CONTROL."

** Your Next Step **

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  • Dramatically improve your family's safety
  • Do the police or the government have any legal duty to protect you [The DC Court of Appeals says No! Open Page in a new Tab]
  • Convince your neighbors to take responsibility for their own protection
  • Slash the crime rate for your whole community
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Food for Thought

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"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."

- Adolph Hitler, notorious Nazi Germany dictator who disarmed the population, instigated World War II, and murdered millions. Nazi is the abbreviation for NAtional soZIalistische deutsche arbeiterpartei, which translates into English as the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

The shorter original version of this article was published at ezinearticles:


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The violent crime reductions benefit everyone when law-abiding, responsible citizens are encouraged to be able to defend their families and themselves from violent criminals, rapists, refugees, and terrorists. When women and seniors are armed, they can defend themselves from attacks by usually young, male and stronger violent criminals.

Of course, there’s no sanction or penalty if you choose not to be able to defend yourself. Despite misrepresentation and media misunderstanding, Discouraging Criminals is neither Mandatory Gun Ownership nor Compulsory Gun Ownership, it's simply your choice.

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