The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. It follows the right to free speech. It is the most misinterpreted and most violated of all of the amendments in our constitution. Every state and almost every municipality in the entire country has violated this simple to read plain English text. It is not because they cannot read it, it is because of the reason the second amendment is there in the first place.
The founders knew that when they were creating and installing their new government that they needed to put in safeguards to prevent this new government from becoming the very thing that they were fighting against during the Revolutionary war, a tyrannical rule of the people by a “king”.
Most Historian’s recognize that without the bill of “right(s)” the constitution would have never been ratified as per Patrick Henry and few other noted in their objections at the convention.
So they wrote the second amendment, of the Bill of Rights and its title says it all. Amendment 2 – “Right to Bear Arms” This is what most people get hung up on, right in the first section, but all you have to do is notice where the “,” is. The word militia in the 1700s referred to the gathering of people.
The next section says; “being necessary to the security of a free state”. So how this is different from the first section is simple. This is plain English; you do not need a dictionary to read and understand this. The terms have not been changed since it was written. “The security of a free state free from the tyranny of overregulation, overtaxing, etc.” Which is exactly what the original founders were fighting against.
In the third section again notice the placement of the “,” “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” It says nothing about permits or registration, location restrictions types, models, etc.
As with most of the text in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, it was meant to limit the government, not the people, as clearly defined in this quote from Thomas Jefferson.
“In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson
The misinterpretation of this simple text has led to all forms of gun control. Gun control has always been a tool that governments have used to restrict the people and to prevent them from rising up against oppressive and restrictive policies. All throughout history, we have seen this everywhere, from the Russians, to the Chinese, and of course the Nazi’s used this quite effectively to suppress any thoughts of rebellion, or even the idea of rebellion, by creating a culture that only the military and police should have weapons. Sound familiar? Human history has a way of constantly repeating itself in a vicious cycle.
This is the real reason behind the second amendment, and the founders knew this over 230 years ago. This is nothing less than amazing foresight. Furthermore, history has shown that this is the only tool that can used by to the people for removing a king or a tyrant.
Our founders were smart enough to put in legal methods, in several aspects of the Constitution, and in the event that all of those fail, the second amendment goes into play to protect the security of a free state.
“We the People as a whole believe that the right to bears arms is a fundamental requirement to maintaining our freedom from Tyranny in any form, including our own government.”
“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.”
So now you can maybe see that this is not a problem of actually being able to read the simple plain text, but more of a mechanism to control people. Most believe that the text is plain and simple enough. However, in today’s misinterpreted hypersensitive politically correct landscape, this simple text has become a problem for some who seek to control or Lord over the others via the power of government.
Long-term we can educate future generations to understand plain English instead of interpreting.
In the meantime, we can offer a solution with more clarity for those who do not understand plain English.
There are two types of people that are opposed to the Second Amendment.
- The first group understands the purpose of the second amendment and seeks to remove it, so they can impose their will upon the people without any retribution.
- The second group is those who do not understand the purpose of the second amendment, and have never looked it up because they have been indoctrinated by the lies perpetrated and engineered by the first group.
“Throughout the history of the world there have been despots, tyrants, dictators and kings who have imposed their will over those they conquered. After defeating rival armies in battle, many of these rulers went on to lead cruel, ruthless and abusive regimes largely by keeping the subjugated powerless to resist”
So what we need to do is reverse all the damage and misinterpretation that has been done on a countrywide scale. The Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, the Bill of Rights is supreme to any state law because it is a top document signed into law around the same time frame the Constitution was, and without it, the Constitution would have never been ratified and the new government would have never took place. So it is above and beyond any state legislative action. Please understand that this is not a state rights issue.
They feel justified that they can mandate you to buy a product or insurance just for being alive. Yet they are trying to restrict your ability to buy or own a firearm, which is a guaranteed American right, not a privilege, for the past 230 years and is specifically listed in both the Bill of Rights and the Constitution when products or insurance mandates are not. It matters not what any single Judge says, or any global agency like the UN, or any treaty set forth by either of these entities, and it surely matters not when announced by any would-be emperors, posing as American representatives.