The Purpose of the Second Amendment

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    By: Erick Erickson
    January 15th, 2013


    The President is ready to announce his plans to restrict gun ownership. Most likely, nothing the President proposes will do anything to stop a future Sandy Hook. We know the President understands he is putting Democrats in a terrible spot. We know because he did nothing after the Aurora, CO shooting in the midsts of a political campaign. He had to wait so he wouldn’t spook voters.

    Now he will put the Democrats on the line. Senators Baucus, Begich, Hagan, Johnson, Landrieu, and Pryor — all Democrats from very pro-second amendment states who are up for re-election in 2014 — will be in jeopardy when, not if, the President overreaches.

    In all the talk that has happened and will happen, the press and the general public seem willing to ignore the actual purpose of the second amendment.

    The amendment is not about sports. It is not about recreation. It is not about hunting. It is only partly about defending yourself from a criminal.

    The second amendment is about ensuring a “free state.”

    On April 19, 1775, British regulars marched on Lexington and Concord to seize the guns of American colonists that had been stockpiled in case of revolution.

    It may be an abstract concept for us. It may be distant. But when the 1st Congress of the United States met in 1789, the memory of 1775 was fresh. More so, what they saw as an abridgment of their freedoms in 1775, they viewed as an abridgment of their freedoms going back to the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

    Many historians have come to view the American Revolution as a conservative revolution. The revolutionaries believed they were protecting their English rights from the Glorious Revolution of 1688.


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    And what many protectors of the Second Amendment seem to fail to understand is that you do NOT have to justify your right to keep and bear arms.

    It exists and there is nothing that limits this right. Until they pass an Amendment to limit the Second, every time we engage in an argument on hunting, or self defense, or sports, we fall further and further away from the truth.

    Your right to own a weapon does NOT have to be justified, to anyone. That is why it is called a 'RIGHT'.

    They have to justify taking it, and they cannot. The numbers simply do not prove them correct.
     

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