Abolish the 2nd Amendment! Can People Really be That Stupid?

I find it frightening that there is such an outcry from some people that in the wake of the tragic mass murder in Las Vegas, they want to automatically cry for the abolishment of the 2nd Amendment and stripping away of the rights of US Citizens. Do they not know the consequences of such actions?
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It pains me to hear American Citizens talk like this. It makes it clearly obvious they have no clue why we have the Bill of Rights, and especially the 2nd Amendment itself. They show a complete lack of history, and have no clue what very well could happen in this country should we lose our rights.
First and foremost the Constitution and Bill of Rights was not designed to make anyone safer or keep any type of crime from happening. It was written to codify the restrictions our forefathers wanted to place on the newly forming United States Government. The Constitution and Bill of Rights is a document restricting what the government can do, not restricting what people, companies or private organizations can do. It is there to keep the government from stepping on people’s rights and basically becoming a tyrannical system.
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The people of the US need to learn a little bit about history of our own country and others as well before they start to call for disarming the general public. During our own Revolutionary War, one of the main reasons besides taxes and representation in English parliament was that the British recognized the colonists would use their weapons to defend themselves, so they made efforts to confiscate as many weapons as they could. The seizing of weapons was the primary instigation of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolution. These battles erupted when the British were trying to capture the colonists’ weapons and ammunition stores at Concord.
The founding fathers realized that the only way that they could ever hope to defend themselves against the crown was for free men to own and possess firearms to be able to fight back against the tyrannical Government of England.2017-10-02_15-29-11
As the new US Government was being formed, the men writing the new Constitution realized that they did not want a repeat of the issues they had with England ruling them, so they wrote into the Constitution protections against the government being too powerful and being the only one with arms and a standing army. The idea was that if the US Government was the only one with weapons, then what would be there to stop them from forcing whatever they wanted on the citizens. The only way that the citizens of the US could ever hope of defeating the US Military would be in numbers of men and arms. That is why they wrote the 2nd Amendment, to protect the people of the United States from its own government. They were smart enough to realize you could not vote out a government that ruled by force, force would be the only way to bring about change.
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There are many examples of governments removing the right of the people to bear arms and the resulting bloodshed it created. One of the most well-known is the National Socialist Party in Germany. In 1931 they required citizens to register their firearms with the government. In 1933, the Nazi’s, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not “politically reliable.” And history tells us the results. Millions dead, concentration camps, and World War II.2017-10-02_15-31-49
In 1917 the Soviet Union was born out of the Bolshevik Revolution. Frustrated at the current Czar, armed Russian peasants led by Marxist Vladimir Lenin rebelled against the czar and won, establishing the Soviet era. But in 1929 private gun ownership in the Soviet Union was abolished. That is when the regime of Stalin began to gain power and because the people no longer had a means to fight back, millions were killed, put into prisons or otherwise just executed because they opposed the government. Gun control worked for him.
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China has some of the strictest gun regulation in the world. The Provisional Measures on Firearms Control were published on June 27, 1951 and then altered and made even stricter in 1981 with the introduction of the Measures on Firearms Control. That was in turn replaced with an even stricter set of laws called the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Firearms Control of 1996. Basically it is forbidden to own firearms by individuals in China. Why do you think the government is able to maintain power and rule as aI find it frightening that there is such an outcry from some people that in the wake of the tragic mass murder in Las Vegas, they want to automatically cry for the abolishment of the 2nd Amendment and stripping away of the rights of US Citizens. Do they not know the consequences of such actions?
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It pains me to hear American Citizens talk like this. It makes it clearly obvious they have no clue why we have the Bill of Rights, and especially the 2nd Amendment itself. They show a complete lack of history, and have no clue what very well could happen in this country should we lose our rights.
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First and foremost the Constitution and Bill of Rights were not designed to make anyone safer or keep any type of crime from happening. It was written to codify the restrictions our forefathers wanted to place on the newly forming United States Government. The Constitution and Bill of Rights is a document restricting what the government can do, not restrict what people, companies or private organizations can do. It is there to keep the government from stepping on people’s rights and basically becoming a tyrannical system.
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The people of the US need to learn a little bit about the history of our own country and others as well before they start to call for disarming the general public. During our own Revolutionary War, one of the main reasons besides taxes and representation in English parliament was that the British recognized the colonists would use their weapons to defend themselves, so they made efforts to confiscate as many weapons as they could. The seizing of weapons was the primary instigation of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolution. These battles erupted when the British were trying to capture the colonists’ weapons and ammunition stores at Concord.
The founding fathers realized that the only way that they could ever hope to defend themselves against the crown was for free men to own and possess firearms to be able to fight back against the tyrannical Government of England.
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As the new US Government was being formed, the men writing the new Constitution realized that they did not want a repeat of the issues they had with England ruling them, so they wrote into the Constitution protections against the government being too powerful and being the only one with arms and a standing army. The idea was that if the US Government was the only one with weapons, then what would be there to stop them from forcing whatever they wanted on the citizens. The only way that the citizens of the US could ever hope of defeating the US Military would be in numbers of men and arms. That is why they wrote the 2nd Amendment, to protect the people of the United States from its own government. They were smart enough to realize you could not vote out a government that ruled by force, force would be the only way to bring about change.
There are many examples of governments removing the right of the people to bear arms and the resulting bloodshed it created. One of the most well-known is the National Socialist Party in Germany. In 1931 they required citizens to register their firearms with the government. In 1933, the Nazi’s, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not “politically reliable.” And history tells us the results. Millions dead, concentration camps, and World War II.
In 1917 the Soviet Union was born out of the Bolshevik Revolution. Frustrated at the current Czar, armed Russian peasants led by Marxist Vladimir Lenin rebelled against the czar and won, establishing the Soviet era. But in 1929 private gun ownership in the Soviet Union was abolished. That is when the regime of Stalin began to gain power, and because the people no longer had a means to fight back, millions were killed, put into prisons or otherwise just executed because they opposed the government. Gun control worked for him.
China has some of the strictest gun regulation in the world. The Provisional Measures on Firearms Control were published on June 27, 1951, and then altered and made even stricter in 1981 with the introduction of the Measures on Firearms Control. That was in turn replaced with an even stricter set of laws called the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Firearms Control of 1996. Basically, it is forbidden to own firearms by individuals in China. Why do you think the government is able to maintain power and rule as a communist party? Because the people cannot fight back without arms.
There are many more examples, but I will not list them, space does not permit it. The second reason for the second amendment was the right of the people to be able to defend themselves and to be able to provide food for their families. Both of which hold true today. Hunting is a huge sport in America. One with a long tradition and history. I like to hunt, to provide healthy, non-commercially grown meats for my family. Rather than eat the only store bought meat (which if you have ever research how it is raised or slaughtered you may never eat it again) I choose to provide natural, healthy meats. Now I cannot provide all of the meat we need, and we still have to buy store meat, but at least we eat some healthy meats.
And probably the second most important reason for the second amendment is for self-protection. Next, to protect our country from ever becoming a government that is tyrannical or murderous in nature, self-defense is a right of all people. To be able to be free from the threat of harm or injury. To be able to defend oneself if that threat ever arises is paramount to a healthy society. The ability to be able to defend ones home against invasion, or one’s own person or family against physical attack, is one that predates our own Constitution. I hear people say they rely on the police for protection. When I ask what do they do while waiting for the police (who by some strange circumstance wear and use guns) they simply shrug, or say pray, or “hope” they are not killed or injured.
As a 35+ year law enforcement officer, and full-time trainer of our police, I will be the first to tell you do not rely on the police for your protection. They are reactive in their very nature. They do not find crime before or during it happening most of the time. Most of the time it’s after the crime is over, and they respond to take a report and clean up the aftermath. Very rarely do the police get to actually catch the bad guy in the act. It does happen but all too infrequently. I am not willing to risk my life or the life of my family on their response. And if I will not do it, as one of them myself, you should definitely not do it.
What kind of arms should citizens have access to? Any kind they want and can afford. The Constitution was written for all time periods, through our entire history as a country, not for just the beginning. It is what protects the people from the Government we let govern us. And should a time ever come (and no I am not suggesting that time is now) that the people need to change the government back to what it was, a government of the people, for the people, by the people, then you can’t do it by harsh words and unarmed protests. And you can’t protect yourself from an armed or violent attacker with a cell phone and dialing 911.
So be careful those of you asking for the abolishment of the Second Amendment. If you get it, you may get more than you bargained for and if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.communist party? Because the people cannot fight back without arms.
There are many more examples but I will not list them, space does not permit it. The second reason for the second amendment was the right of the people to be able to defend for themselves and to be able to provide food for their families. Both of which hold true today. Hunting is a huge sport in America. One with a long tradition and history. I myself like to hunt, to provide healthy, non-commercially grown meats for my family. Rather than eat only store bought meat (which if you have ever research how it is raised or slaughtered you may never eat it again) I choose to provide natural healthy meats. Now I cannot provide all of the meat we need, and we still have to buy store meat, but at least we eat some healthy meats.
And probably the second most important reason for the second amendment is for self-protection. Next to protecting our country from ever becoming a government that is tyrannical or murderous in nature, self-defense is a right of all people. To be able to be free from threat of harm or injury. To be able to defend oneself if that threat ever arises, is paramount to a healthy society. The ability of being able to defend ones home against invasion, or one’s own person or family against physical attack, is one that predates our own Constitution. I hear people say they rely on the police for protection. When I ask what do they do while waiting for the police (who by some strange circumstance wear and use guns) they simply shrug, or say pray, or “hope” they are not killed or injured.
As a 35+ year law enforcement officer, and full time trainer of our police, I will be the first to tell you do not rely on police for your protection. They are reactive in their very nature. They do not find crime before or during it happening most of the time. Most of the time it’s after the crime is over, and they respond to take a report and clean up the aftermath. Very rarely do the police get to actually catch the bad guy in the act. It does happen but all too infrequently. I am not willing to risk my life, or the life of my family on their response. And if I will not do it, as one of them myself, you should definitely not do it.
What kind of arms should citizens have access to? Any kind they want and can afford. The Constitution was written for all time periods, through our entire history as a country, not for just the beginning. It is what protects the people from the Government we let govern us. And should a time ever come (and no I am not suggesting that time is now) that the people need to change the government back to what it was, a government of the people, for the people, by the people, then you can’t do it by harsh words and unarmed protests. And you can’t protect yourself from an armed or violent attacker with a cell phone and dialing 911.
So be careful those of you asking for the abolishment of the Second Amendment. If you get it, you may get more than you bargained for and if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.
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