Saturday, January 10, 2009
It is things like this, that almost literally make my blood boil. I challenge anyone to show me in the Constitution of the United States of America where I have the right to own a firearm solely for "sporting purposes". The founders meaning and intent are very clear about the 2nd Amendment, it's entire purpose is not to protects sporting firearms, but for use against tyrannical governments and bureaucrats who overstep their bounds and infringe on personal liberties. The 2nd Amendment is about keeping individuals free and not slaves to a ruling class. The 2nd Amendment is about my God given right to protect myself, my family, and my loved ones from anyone (or any entity) that attempts to harm them. The 2nd Amendment is about the right for American civilians to be just as well armed as the army.
Don't believe me? Do some research on what Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Hamilton, etc... actually wrote about individual firearm ownership. You don't even have to look into what historians (even pro-2nd Amendment) "thought" their intentions were. It is plain as day, maybe I should give just a few short quotes from some of our founding fathers to demonstrate:
There is plenty more out there, all you have to do is look. However if you refuse to believe that as and individual you have the right, the power, and the duty to protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones. That you think the government can do a much better job for you, then I leave you with one final quote:
"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."--Thomas Pain
"...no free man shall be debarred the use of arms within his own
land."--Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution of 1776
"The great object is that every man be armed...everyone who is able may have a gun." --Patrick Henry
"...the ultimate authority...resides in the people alone...(due to)the
advantage of being armed which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation."--James Madison, Federalist Papers
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."--Samuel Adams.