The second amendment of the constitution is comprised of just one sentence. It 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.”
Let’s take a second look at the last part of that sentence… “THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” That is specific, clear and to the point. In other words, we Americans have a Constitutional right that is spelled out in clear and plain English to keep and own a firearm. But like many things, even something as straightforward and simple as our right to gun ownership has been challenged by those who think they know what’s best for us folk that, as President Obama once put it, “Cling to our guns and religion.” I’m not at all ashamed to cling to those things – they’re exactly what the founding fathers of this nation sought to protect. I’ll stand proudly guilty of clinging to the constitution.
A Flawed Argument:
The fact of the matter is that gun control laws only create increased vulnerability for law-abiding citizens.
By definition law-abiding citizens follow the law. Criminals, on the other hand, could care less about what laws are passed. So the only effect that ‘gun control’ has is to disarm those who should have the right to keep and bear arms. This creates a dangerous environment for our citizens, as predators become increasingly aware that they will go unchallenged by their victims.
I am a firm believer in the second amendment, its inherent constitutionality and its intent. Productive members of society have every RIGHT to protect and defend themselves, their family and their property. Our state lawmakers need to continue to search for ways to make it easier for law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights under the second amendment.