“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.” 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights
Man’s responsibility as the head of a household was to insure the survival of his family. To that end, man will do whatever is necessary to exact the well-being of his family and even see that it flourishes. Utilization of weapons was often required to fell game or ward-off those who would do his family harm. A weapon utilizing gunpowder and a metal projectile became, and still is, a primary utensil available to the common man for those duties.
Co-existence with other humans eventually leads to the painful necessity of government. Government, however, possesses the tendency to infringe upon individual liberty in an attempt to protect the many. The founders foresaw such characteristics in government where individual sovereignty would become threatened, and designed a document to oppose such overreach by government. Unfortunately, judicial activism and legislative liberalism have neutered the vision and intention of a government with limited and enumerated powers.
An example of government overreach is the recent threats by the executive branch to utilize its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), to restrict types of ammunition available for sale to the general public. It is no secret that the 5.56 or 223 caliber is the weapon of choice for the United States Army. Further, the ArmaLite, or AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is the latest in firearms for the public which allows a military-style ability to meet force with force. Can you see where this is going?
Any faction of citizens, either liberal or conservative, must practice restraint as protection against undue reactive decisions. If a political desire is liberty and responsibility, then a prudent regard to their own well-being is that which is likewise good for the entire community. An armed citizenry maintains an ability to express its’ consent, or not, to be governed. It is this independent character which lends a vital fiber to the cloth of all Americans. It is the difference between Europe and the United States of America.
One of the first things a fascist government does is to remove an ability of the populace (people) to wage a revolt. See Hitler, or Stalin! The right of “We the People” to bear arms under the second amendment of the United States Constitution’s “Bill of Rights” makes no mention of a need of protection, nor need for procuring food. It does, however, state a necessity to secure a State, free of potential tyranny and oppressive governance. King Barack Hussein Obama through his unconstitutional executive orders and administrative edicts is attempting to remove the ability of “We the People” to revolt against his executive tyranny and oppression.
Do I need an AR-15 with a 30-round clip to hunt meat for my family? No way; however, I may need an AR-15 with as many rounds of ammunition as I can carry to protect my family from the ills of a liberal, tyrannical, and oppressive government under the likes of one socialist Barack Hussein Obama. What good is a country or government that no longer respects ideas so inherent in its founding and history? Hunt; for food, for liberty, or political freedom? Whose decision should it be? I’ll stick to my NRA roots and give up my gun when they pry my cold dead hands from around it!