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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"The Right to Keep and Bear Arms"

I have posted this before, but it certainly warrants repeating.

The most eloquent and compelling defense of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution I have ever seen.

Thanks to Kathy


Blogger KDM said...

Great Video. Thank you for posting it.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Said. What a compelling argument for the purpose of our gun rights, and the importance of the 2nd amendment.

6:53 PM  
Blogger scrubone said...

The 2nd is the least well understood law in the world, and proposals to change it rank right up there with trying to stop climate change, or the world spinning.

In fact, I've seen people proposing "solutions" to the US gun "problem" that would create tyranny greater than anything the founding fathers ever envisaged, and in reality massive bloodshed too.

Heck, look at NZ here. We have a position at the far end of the world, where no guns are manufactured, most travel internationally through a single airport, a handful of sea ports.

Yet *decades* after restricting gun ownership the criminals *still* get their hands on lethal firepower. Our police aren't armed, but increasingly the criminals are! What possible hope has the US got of getting firearms out of the hands of lawless criminals?

Answer: none. zero, zilch, nada. Never going to happen.

All that's going to happen is that the law abiding man can't defend himself. Like this case.

Then you read about the places in the US that have the biggest problem - the places where they've got the tightest gun controls.

Funny how we are rarely told *that*.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Rath150 said...

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

Jefferson nails it with these quotes!!!

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Founders just fought a revolution to rid themselves of a tyranny, it was government they did not trust with arms (no standing armies in time of peace).

The 2nd. Amendment is a constitutional balance of power mechanism whereby the "principal" (the People) reserved to themselves the means of last resort to put down mutinies and insurrections by their "agent" (government) should that occasion arise.

The tyranny of socialism is a ruthless political minority that is designed to seize and hold onto political power. Once it has it, the only way it can continue to suppress and exploit a much larger unwilling majority, is through police state terrorism. It is necessary to disarm that majority and render it defenseless against this oppressive minority.

Go figure..

8:51 AM  
Blogger retire05 said...

I would like to remind all of you of this story: when Charles Whitman climbed the steps of the University of Texas tower, he had a clear view of a large part of the UT campus. Being a Vietnam vet, he was well trained in how to use his rifle for the maximum amount of damage. And knowing that most people, even in Texas, were not armed, he took his time, aimed and killed for hours.

But Whitman misjudged Texans. Private citizens pulled their deer rifles from the racks in the back window of their pickups and from their automobile trunks and started shooting back in the direction of the top of the tower. It was this diversionary fire that allowed the police, and another armed private citizen, to climb the tower step and take the shooter out.

Had this woman been allowed to carry her weapon with her (Texas now has concealed carry permits) the Luby's shooter may have killed 2 or 3 people before she got a shot off, but not the massacre that happened. Had there been a teacher, or student, who was armed at Columbine or Virginia Tech, again, maybe 2-3 people would have died, but again, there would not have been the massacres that ensued.

We hear a lot about how bad guys with guns kill people. But what about the good guys with guns that prevent the bad guys from killing more than they would have?

2:53 PM  

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