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Right To Bear Arms

Updated on January 11, 2013

2nd Amendment

Our founding father of this great nation put forth the general purpose of the constitution to protect we the citizens. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. With that being said I would like to remind people of the 2nd amendment of the constitution.

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.

10th amendment

With the checks and balances set in place by our founding fathers to protect this wonderful nation we only hear of three as they seem to forget about the most important one We the people. We as citizens are the last check and balance as stated in the 10 amendment.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. This is for when the other three checks and balances fail, they are the executive, legislative and Judicial branches. So what I’m trying to tell you is if all three branches fail its up to we the people.

The Citizen

We are given the ability of the individual citizen to change the government, by force and through taking up arms, if necessary and to protect our persons and property from abuse by the government or other entities that may arise. The 2nd amendment guarantees our freedom and should never be challenged or removed from the constitution as it is there to protect us from all forces of evil foreign or domestic.

Why It's So Important

The 2nd amendment was written for the preservation of freedom. Not to stop crime by man.

I'm OK with the waiting period of 7 days for a gun, I think its a good idea. There are some that will disagree and that’s OK. I am not OK with the massacre at Columbine or New town let alone any other senseless act caused by individuals with unmoral, cowardly agendas that take a innocent life.

I wrote this in fear of loosing the core of our constitution through government and media brain washing . I want everyone to understand the scope of the 2nd amendment and why it is so important to uphold.

My Personal View

I myself and my husband do not own guns as per our choice. We have children and decided that guns would not be safe in our home. With that being said I am for the right to or not to bear arms. The 2nd amendment must stay and not be tampered with for the sake of the great people of this wonderful country we call the United States of America. The government has already enacted laws on a regular basis that do infringe on our rights and we need to protect against them. Any court that bans any amendment of the constitution to enact laws that are contrary to the constitution amendments is breaking the law and should be held accountable and be abolished for their inability to interpret the laws they just violated.


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    • GlstngRosePetals profile image

      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Yes I agree to some degree. Here is the issue, if our goverment has the right to control arms or alter our arms through other laws or ammendments so we the people cannot protect us from our goverment that violates our constitutional right thus makes us helpless with overthrowing a tyrannical goverment. Our founding fathers put the 2nd amendment in the constitution for We The People not the radical individuals who do slefless acts of violance.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Absolutely agree with the belief that we should have the right to 'bear arms. " Again the assault weapons that are so often used in the savage attacks are fearsome and if there is a way to control them and I am FOR that.

      Thank you for taking the time to remind each of us that our Constitution is here for us..and though written long still is valid today. Sending Angels to you and yours on this tenth day of our new year. :) ps

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      Salvienation 5 years ago

      The issue at hand is the banning of military grade firepower of assault weapons like the AR-15, M-16 or MAC-10 from the general public. Not repealing the 2nd Amendment, there's a major difference between the two.

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      Reanner Ann Sapungan 5 years ago

      The government should establish a more tedious screening process on choosing a qualified gun owner such as considering how many kids in the household, is the gun owner have a safe place to keep the gun, are there any members in the family with mental health instability and other things like that..

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      billybuc you make a very valid point, I'm not for or against guns. Guns don't kill people. people kill people and I agree we don't need assault riffles only military and police should have access to those.

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      Debby Pobst 5 years ago from Mountain Home, ID

      Read the words closely, well REGULATED militia, and BEAR arms.... going sleeveless is not the issue here.. they won't take away everyone's guns, they will REGULATE who gets them.

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      I agree and im not saying everything is perfect. All im saying is we have to protect the 2nd amendment. If we let the power to be take control of that we loose everything we stand for.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, setting aside the "militia" concept, because really, how can a private citizen be consider militia, I have no problem with the 2nd Amendment, just as I have no problem with any of the Amendments. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and the basis of our legal system. I do have a bit of a problem with assault rifles, as I fail to see how they are necessary to defend our home. :)