My Stance on the Second Amendment
This has been widely debated in the past decade as school shootings are the foundations regarding how people feel about citizens owning weapons. First let’s refer to the meaning of the second amendment which states:
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 break this down first.
The first part, ‘a well-regulated Militia’ means exactly what it means. It goes on to say, ‘being necessary to the security of a free State.’ Put it together and you get that in order to keep a free state safe, you need a fighting force, a Militia. Afterwards we get to the final bit, ‘the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed’ You may feel like at this point I’m insulting your intelligence but I’m merely explaining this for readers who believe that only those who want to be a part of a militia should own a firearm. That’s just construing the words the founding fathers made clear. Most if not all people know that this means in for a free State to be maintained, the right for the people to bear arms (own firearms) are not to be infringed so that they can form their own well-regulated militia to fight.
This seems like a good day to release this post as it is the day that many gun advocates in Virginia are meeting up to protest the what I see as unconstitutional laws being passed by the Virginia General Assembly and Senate. The Senate Bill No. 64 is the most aggressive attack on a citizens rights to own firearms and the right for people to peaceably assemble considering it bans militias who do peacefully assemble to coordinate with one another preparing for if and when things go south in their community. Not to mention, some of the people’s firearms they spent a lot of money on and may have had it for years. It’s private property and the government has no right to snatch away private property.
I would like to go longer but like you have things to do, so do I. Please leave a comment or ask a question about your view on the matter. If you’d like, ask me a direct question and I’ll get to it in another post. Have a great Martin Luther King Jr. day and support the citizens standing up for their rights in Virginia. I have a feeling West Virginia may get a bit bigger.