The All Important Second Amendment
The Second Amendment 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."
By re-arranging the two parts of this
sentence, you get what I believe was our
founding father's intent:
"The right of the people
to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
because a well-regulated militia is
necessary for the security of a free state."
In my opinion, every citizen of this
country makes up the militia. If our
government and military are ever in danger
of being defeated, it is the citizens who
are the last line of defense. It
brings to mind the movie "The Patriot" with
Mel Gibson. When the father's son was
taken by the British to likely be executed,
he had to go and rescue him. But
before he did, he went to his bedroom,
pulled a trunk from under his bed, and got
his own weapons to do the job.
There are more gun owners in one or a few
states than soldiers in the entire U.S.
Army. So if we are ever attacked and
the citizens have to help save the country,
I hope many of them have AR-15's and AK-47's
and not a BB gun.
Because our federal government seems to
be inept and inefficient at doing most
everything, I fear that someday this will
become a reality.
If someone wants to commit a violent
crime against you or your family, or your
school, the police will rarely be there on
time to prevent it. I believe
wholeheartedly in the saying "when seconds
count, the cops are only minutes away."
This is only common sense. Since the
police are not psychic, they are aware of no
crime until you are robbed, raped or
murdered. To think the police are
always the solution and the only ones that
should have firearms is delusional.
Most of us have heard about diminishing
crime statistics in states that have
legalized concealed carrying of weapons.
Another quote "The only way to stop a bad
person with a gun is with a good person with
a gun" comes to mind. And some of
the worst gun murder rates in the country
occur in our cities and states that have the
most restrictive gun control laws, including
the State of Connecticut.
When we have school children murdered or
a lot of murders, it is my belief that it is
a symptom of an ill society. This
country needs to start addressing the ills
of society and not take away our means of
protection against the ills of society.
Our country has seriously declined in
morals, ethics, behavior, self sufficiency,
work ethic, mental health and priorities.
Another quote I heard today was "In the
hands of a madman, anything is an assault