Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Second Amendment

The second amendment

“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.”

The champions of the second amendment, as they see themselves demand their rights. Nothing wrong with that. They tell us concealed carry should be their choice and not the governments. They claim the second amendment gives them that right. They go on to claim that any interference by the government
violates that right and the constitution. What they seem to forget though is the purpose of the amendment which is stated in the text. The amendment was put into the constitution in order to insure that a “well regulated Militia” could be called upon when the security of the State is being threatened.

So, what is a militia? Basically and for common understanding, it is a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers. From Merriam-Webster it is officially defined as;

1 a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency
b : a body o citizens organized for military service
:the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service

Now, for regulated
1 a : to govern or direct according to rule
b : to bring under the control of law or constituted authority
So, what the amendment covers is a trained group, a regulated group, an organized militia and not a bunch of individuals who want to play army at Walmart with weapons designed for the express purpose of fighting a war with the capability of killing other humans in mass quantities.
There is nothing wrong with responsible gun ownership but when we, as we have, come to the point where these deadly weapons are as easily obtainable as they are and they fall into the hands of mad men, extremists and terrorists, we have gone to a place far beyond the purpose of the second amendment to our constitution. We now have a congress bought by the weapons industry who are insuring that suspected terrorists whose aim is to maim and kill easy access to these weapons.

But yet according to them it is still not time to talk about this problem.

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