The Second Amendment of the Constitution says:
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.The courts have long decided that this means we as individuals, states, and municipalities have the right to bear arms. Our government is not some free for all where they can do whatever they want without consequence. They have boundaries. The Constitution is the government's cage and the second amendment is the key. Many people will say the first amendment is the most essential and what makes us unique, and they may be right, but without the second amendment, we don't have a nation. Coming up with our government wasn't an overnight job, it took days and countless debate and for good reason. Our founding fathers wanted a free nation not subject to a tyrannical monarchy. In layman's terms, the first two amendments read like this:
- We the people can say and believe whatever we want,
- and I dare you to do something about it.
- The Soviet Union banned guns in 1929, and 20 million people who opposed were executed over the next twenty-four years.
- China banned guns in 1935. 20 million people died between 1948 and 1953.
- The Ugandan dictator banned guns in 1970, and then had 300,000 Christians killed between then and 1979.
- In 1938, the German dictator Adolf Hitler established gun control, banning Jews from owning guns. Do I need to tell you what happened next?
In times of tragedy, it's natural to say rash things but when they're repeated over and over again it just sounds stupid. An honest debate needs to be had, but touching the second amendment in any way is out of the question. Police, firefighters, and the military are as far as the government should ever go in protecting the people. Anything else is our problem. It is our job to protect our families, our children. It is our job to teach our children compassion, empathy, and love. God gives us our right and we take them for granted and we need to start taking personal responsibility. And when it comes to our schools, public and private, that push needs to come from us so that we're in control. The last thing we need to do is give the government more power than what is guaranteed in the Constitution.