The Second Amendment- What they Meant


The biggest controversy the Forefathers of America ever created was this Amendment  for too many believe it legally gives the right to bear arms to all citizens in the country, for self protection and if read in a certain way it does, but was that the intention of the founding fathers of our country? Lets read it some and see what it says, at least the parts pertaining.

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “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.” Such language has created considerable debate regarding the Amendment’s intended scope. On the one hand, some believe that the Amendment’s phrase “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” creates an individual constitutional right for citizens of the United States. Under this “individual right theory,” the United States Constitution restricts legislative bodies from prohibiting firearm possession, or at the very least, the Amendment renders prohibitory and restrictive regulation presumptively unconstitutional. On the other hand, some scholars point to the prefatory language “a well regulated Militia” to argue that the Framers intended only to restrict Congress from legislating away a state’s right to self-defense. Scholars have come to call this theory “the collective rights theory.” A collective rights theory of the Second Amendment asserts that citizens do not have an individual right to possess guns and that local, state, and federal legislative bodies therefore possess the authority to regulate firearms without implicating a constitutional right.

Now my reading of the above tells me the Founding Fathers who wrote the Amendment did not intend for all americans to carry guns in their home sor on the streets of America and shoot each other.  The First sentence tells it all: 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 most important words here are not the right to bear arms, but the reason for that right not to be impinged, a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.

When written and in historic reference the Second Amendment makes sense because we were just ending out Revolutionary War, and we had fought well against Britain for our right to be free and a nation. It made sense folks, because the Brits and their red coated uniformed armies were trying to take over the country, we were under attack and had the possibility of becoming British forever. We are not now in that predicament are we? There is no invasion forces on americans shores, and we don’t have a need for civilians to be joining militias, we have the United States Armed Forces, for out countries protections.

Militias in America haven’t existed since the end of the 1700s folks, and yes those who bore arms for those wars, weren’t stupid enough to take the guns they had into the streets of their own country and kill one another for stupid reasons. They only used their guns/ weapons against the enemy and to protect their own homes and families, if needed. They didn’t have access to Ar-15s. M16A1s, hand grenades or military weapons of the grade we have today. They didn’t have as many mentally ill people walking the streets and an overcrowded population either. The amendment was written by the ForeFathers of America, for the time period it was written in, not for today’s purposes.

While many gun owners and The NRA and it’s members will defend the Right to Bear Arms in America as a basic right of all the People, that is not what the amendment was written for. If that is how it is being interrupted by The NRA and it’s members than it is being twisted to mean what they want, not what was meant. Sadly, too any Americans who love guns, think that is what it means it doesn’t read it.

Now, I am not a liberal, nor a conservative, I am not politically connected in anyway, if your child was shot by a military weapon, and your a parent, or a sibling is the one you lost or even a friend, don’t you think it’s time for action on gun control?  Children are being shot by military style weapons in the streets of America, and no one in Government or in a leadership position is doing anything to stop it? The biggest question must be why, why wouldn’t your friendly neighborhood Representative or Senator step up and fight against the guns being on the streets, I will tell you why, money! The NRA, spends millions on politicians who run for office, they buy them outright so their guns can be sold. There’s a lot of money in gun shows and sales in this country, we all love so much, but should they be happening, no. People with mental illness walk into a Gun Show and buy these weapons and ammo and then go home and make preparations to kill our children in their own schools and on our streets and no politician has the balls to stand up to the Gun Lobby and NRA! They will lose their seat in the Senate or House if they do right, I think that’s wrong, and that Americans are smart enough to  vote for politicians who will fight the Gun lobbies and  the NRA.

President Trump said it all on public Television when he held his little talk on guns. ” You don’t have to be afraid of the Gun Lobby and The NRA, is what he said, we can change it, I will ban bump stocks” Then what happened next is sad, the NRA sent representatives in to see President Trump and guess what his whole line and story changed. Yep the Bump Stocks are still being sold, he shut up on trying to take military weapons off the streets, and now has made a public speech in front of the NRA, swearing to defend the Right To Bear Arms as long as he is President. Guess what they told him, Mr. President you can’t stop gun sales, or we stop funding you!. End of story! Sad indeed!

So, now the AR-15s and M16A1’s and other military weapons are still being sold at gun shows and in gun shops across America, and more mentally ill people can buy them by producing the cash, and use them to shoot our children and innocents on the streets of America. It’s a sad world isn’t it?

The children are ours folks, their lives are precious, they are the world’s future, don’t you want your children to survive, prosper, and achieve and live in a better world than you do? Don’t you want your children to be able to go to school in peace to learn and get ahead in the world? Don’t you want to stop them from running and hiding in closets, and watching their friends and fellow students die? I know I do, if it were my children in school, sitting there trying to learn, I would go crazy with worry, and pray they would come home alive each day, don’t you?

Do yourselves a favor Americans, contact your Senator, your Representative, Tell him or her to reread the Second Amendment, tell them you want your children safe in school and on our streets, tell them to close down the Gun Shows, Close the loop holes, increase the requirements to own a gun, make it tougher. Tell them to take military style weapons off our streets, make them sell them only to the Military not civilians. Screen all who want to own a gun for mental Illness of any kind.

If we don’t get them to fight the Gun Lobbies and The NRA and sales of Military type weapons and make the requirements tougher, tomorrow you may be the parent, crying at home and in the Funeral Parlors of America, because you have to bury your son or daughter, wake up now!

 

 

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