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Second Amendment Under Fire

February 6, 2013
Jim Merritt

It is a shame that this country has strayed so far from our Founding principles and especially the principles concerning gun rights. Because a few incidents occurred in 2012 that took the lives of some innocent people such as the theater shooting in Colorado and the school shooting in Connecticut the federal government is now pushing hard to take guns away from law abiding citizens. History is a pretty good indication of what can happen to people after they are disarmed. Hitler, Stalin and Mao were responsible for killing over 100 million people in the 1900's. Before they could carry out their mass murder it was first necessary to disarm their victims. This fact alone should be a stern warning to Americans that gun control can lead to disastrous consequences.

The second amendment of the U.S Constitution is clear that the federal government has no authority to restrict the ownership or use of guns in any manner. Of course this amendment has already been violated several hundred times over the years and the excuse always sounds benevolent. Federal agencies such as the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) are unconstitutional and serve no purpose other than to harass law abiding citizens and make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to protect themselves. Federal laws that compel firearms distributors to collect information from customers and then submit the information to the federal government before they are allowed to purchase a fire arm are also unconstitutional. Many people think these comments sound ridiculous and even dangerous but a review of the Founding principles will put an end to the popular misconceptions.

The Constitution is a document that establishes what powers the states have granted to the federal government and the Bill of Rights are amendments to the Constitution that explains what rights are reserved to the people and the states. Many people believe that the federal government has the supreme authority to make any laws that it sees fit and because the Constitution has a clause that says "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the Judges in every State, shall be bound thereby; any thing in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding." they also believe that federal laws are superior to state laws. This is only the case if the federal government has been granted the power to regulate or make laws that concern specific things. If the Constitution forbids the federal government from making laws concerning an area of law such as the right to bear arms then its laws are not superior to a state's laws. Thomas Jefferson explains this popular misconception well.

"The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the Unites States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes and delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each state to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. To this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming, as to itself, the other party. The government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but as in all cases of a compact among powers having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress."

It is time for people to stand up to this tyranny and make sure that the federal government backs off any attempt to restrict the right to keep and bear arms. The best way to do this is to make sure your state legislature passes nullification laws and make sure you have a sheriff that will refuse to enforce any unconstitutional law passed by the federal government. Many sheriffs around the country are coming out and making public statements that they will not enforce unconstitutional gun laws. Call your sheriff today and make sure that your elected public servant is on your side and if not start trying to find someone that will protect your right to bear arms and elect him or her in the next election.

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February 3, 2013
Jim Merritt

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