Second Amendment written for a reason

After the horrific tragedy at the school in Newtown, Conn., it is despicable that the anti-gun crowd quickly exploited the families for their political gains. They couldn’t even wait for the funerals before starting their gun-control mantra. So we should ask ourselves some important questions.?

Is the Constitution just some old document that no longer applies to us? Why did the founding fathers think it was vital to write the Second Amendment? What is the purpose? The first clause says: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.” The founders didn’t write it just because they liked to hunt. They wrote it to protect citizens from tyranny of a centralized government. They knew corruption would set in, and we would face tyranny as they did. They also understood it is our God-given right, and no government can take it away.

The founders said this militia is “necessary” so the states would be a check and balance against power grabs of only one federal military. The problem started with the Dick Bill, in 1903, which turned the state militias into the National Guard, thereby, taking power away from the states.

The main purpose of the Second Amendment is to keep us a free society that can defend itself against tyranny. Nations such as Australia have no way to defend themselves from communist China. Australia used a similar crisis to enact gun control in 1996, and has it helped? According to Australia’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, “the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:

“In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.

“Sexual assault” – Australia’s equivalent term for rape – “increased 29.9 percent.

“Overall, Australia’s violent-crime rate rose 42.2 percent.”

We should also be asking, why is the Obama administration advocating taking guns away from Americans yet it has given them to the Syrian Islamists and Mexican drug cartels?

Please watch for further information about Constitutional issues from our local group that fights to restore the Republic Constitution First, www.constitutionfirstcolorado.com.

Judy Spady

Bayfield

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