No matter where you stand on the issue, I’m inviting you take a minute out of your day and read through my step by step breakdown of gun control. I’m proposing it may change your position on this debate significantly. If you find the information I present useful, please share it with other people who may also find it useful.
First, let’s examine the 2nd 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.“
I’ve underlined the three most controversial parts of the amendment.
We can begin to deduce what well-regulated meant from Alexander Hamilton’s words in Federalist Paper No. 29:
The project of disciplining all the militia of the United States is as futile as it would be injurious if it were capable of being carried into execution. A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, nor a week nor even a month, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry and of the other classes of the citizens to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people and a serious public inconvenience and loss.
— The Federalist Papers, No. 29.
Hamilton indicates a well-regulated militia is a state of preparedness obtained after rigorous and persistent training. Note the use of ‘disciplining’ which indicates discipline could be synonymous with well-trained.
This quote from the Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 also conveys the meaning of well regulated:
Resolved , That this appointment be conferred on experienced and vigilant general officers, who are acquainted with whatever relates to the general economy, manoeuvres and discipline of a well regulated army.
— Saturday, December 13, 1777.
A lot of people ask the question, what constitutes arms? Can a tank or a nuclear weapon be considered arms? Arms at a it’s bare minimum would include anything that an infantrymen can carry on his back. That is the basic rule of thumb, every citizen should have a right to those defense weapons in any state, No matter the technology, or how large the magazine, or if it has a scarey looking pistol grip on it. Anything more than that depends upon the state. Specifically in the southern states, possibly after being permitted, I believe you have the right to a little more up to and including tanks.
Shall not be infringed.
This amendment does not give you the right to own guns, this amendment stops the government from taking them away. What a lot of people to this day still don’t understand, rights do not come from the government. They are, in fact, inalienable human rights. What the constitution does, is attempt to ensure the continuity of these inalienable rights. That’s what it was intended to do when the founders created it, and that’s why it should be upheld as the highest law in any legislative, judicial, and executive decision making. The founders believed that the right of self preservation goes back to the dawn of mankind. It is a sacred right and surely a crime against nature to disarm or infringe upon it.
Now to the original question, Is “Gun Control” Legal?
And the answer: “Gun Control” is absolutely, unequivocally, 100%, without a doubt, ILLEGAL. It is a crime against humanity and legally it has no grounds…
“16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:
No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it”
“Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it… A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the lend, it is superseded thereby. No one Is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.
Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957):
Treaties do not confer powers not authorized by the Constitution
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
Now to the next question, Does Gun Control Work?
These videos started making their rounds on the internet
Now, Let’s look at what the founders said about guns:
“The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.”
– Samuel Adams
“The Constitution preserves “the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
- James Madison, The Federalist, No. 46
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
– Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them. ”
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
- Thomas Paine
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. 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
“Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn’t. ”
– Ben Franklin
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
– George Washington
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”
– Patrick Henry
“Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense?”
– Patrick Henry
“The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…”
–James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789)
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government…”
– Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28)
“The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.”
– Noah Webster, “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (1787)
“A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”
–Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774
“The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong.”
- Thomas Paine, “Thoughts on Defensive War”, July, 1775
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
- Richard Henry Lee, 1778
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
- George Washington
“We should not forget the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists.”
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
-Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).
“The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
-Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824.
I think it’s abundantly clear where the founders stood when it came to gun control.
Let’s take a look at some other statistics
Here’s a tragic and brief summary of what happens after governments have disarmed their citizens:
1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.
If you are for gun control, I implore you to look at these facts. The mainstream media wants you to believe that a prerequisite of being a liberal is to fall into line and support gun control. Don’t think I’m naive though, the same is true for all mainstream news agencies. FOX news is one of the most biased fact distorter’s in history. The people that benefit most from a disarmed public use the left side of politics to disarm and tax us, while simultaneously using the right side to wage countless and endless, illegal, unprovoked, and unwarranted preemptive wars.
Is government really a threat to my freedom?
Newtown Resident Bill Stevens Speaks Out on Gun Control
Now lets look at some of the most popular pictures that have been going viral lately.