Maybe I should say, “Annie, get your ammo!”, since it is getting more irritating and costly by the day to purchase.
Recently, our administration has taken aim, from the highest levels, at the 2nd Amendment. Now, since the only worthwhile discussion is an informed one, let’s look. Do you know what the 2nd Amendment actually says? Constitutional amendments 1-10 are the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment, your right and mine, is stated as such:
“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.” (Bill of Rights, Bill of Rights Institute)
In other words, the people have a right to a well regulated militia, armed citizens – separate from an official, organized army (allowing them to be free from oppression and dictatorship by the state), and a right to own and possess their own firearms (a right that shall not be encroached on).
Did you catch that; the right of the people… shall not be infringed.
Infringe – to break apart (law or pact) — infringe on – to encroach on (the rights, etc. of others). ~Webster’s New World Dictionary
What we are seeing in Washington D.C., Colorado and California is in direct conflict with the Constitution. There are numerous legislative attempts to limit the firearm you can own, tell you where you can and cannot carry your weapon, require you to pay to exercise your right to own firearms, and to tax and severely limit the availability of ammunition for firearms. If this is not the definition of encroachment I don’t know what is.
So my question goes to you. To ponder. To discuss. Why does our federal government feel it has this right? The Bill of Rights was specifically put in place to limit the power of federal government over the people. What have we, as a people, done to encourage this crossing of boundaries? What can we do about it now? What have you already done?
Here is a recent, ‘encouraging’, townhall discourse between Rep. Moran (D-Va) and a concerned, female citizen, regarding a woman’s right to lawfully conceal carry, specifically, on-campus.
“Why aren’t you pro-choice when it comes to self defense for women?”
After no answer to her question, he avoids and moves on….
Rep. Moran (D-Va), “I’ll let this gentleman now speak.”
Your hard-earned dollars and elected officials at work…