The vitriol continues to spew forth regarding the horror that occurred February 14th at Stoneman High School in Florida. The President and the NRA are to blame by many. Gun owners are being attacked from all sides. Seventeen lives were ended and countless family members and friends find themselves devastated by this event.
We need to look at our outrage and look at some facts. The citizens of this nation have constitutionally guaranteed Rights. We have the sacred freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights in a certain order which displayed the importance of those Rights.
The First grants us freedom to assemble, to speak, to practice religion, and to have a free press. The Second gives us the Right to have the weaponry necessary to protect ourselves from the government and harm from outside threats. It is the Second Amendment that really ensures the continuation of the First Amendment. Franklin warned that, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”. I cringe when I hear calls for the abolishment of the Second Amendment.
In chatting with a friend it was pointed out that there are 11 teenagers who die each day in the US as a result of texting while driving. Eleven kids daily and yet this carnage continues without one clarion call for cellular phone confiscation.
We have people in this country who don’t mind the murder of more than 2,700 children each day. They not only don’t express outrage about those 2,700 deaths they even celebrate it as a wise and noble choice for the person who is killing that unborn child. Every 9 minutes the same number of babies are aborted as were killed in Florida. The left is very quiet about those murders.
I notice the elected leaders and the celebrities who call for the banning of our weapons all have armed security forces protecting them. When Schumer, Pelosi, Oprah, and the other elites start walking around unprotected as we must do daily then maybe they will not appear to be hypocrites.
The elected leaders we have in our state, that all come from the Democrat party, no longer believe in the Rule of Law. We are a Sanctuary State which now threatens to haul into court any business that cooperates with the Federal Government when it regards illegal Immigration. When the ICE raids occurred last week in Oakland the Mayor sent out a warning alerting the illegal immigrants of the impending raid.
Of the 232 nabbed in that raid 78% were convicted felons and either had been deported and returned here illegally, or had simply ignored the government’s decree to return to their native country. However; ICE reports that 800 other identified targets of the raid had gone into hiding thanks to the mayor’s warning. Do the math and assuming that the 800 had the same percentage as the group who was caught the Oakland mayor has helped keep 624 convicted felons on the streets instead of protecting the residents of Oakland. She has armed guards.
Think also about the action necessary should the liberals get their way with banning the guns. The bad guys won’t surrender theirs. Some law abiding citizens will comply. Millions of other citizens will now become criminals. The government faces more than 300,000,000 weapons out in the fruited plains. To get all the guns we would be looking at a door to door search and confiscation.
That threat explains the need for the Second Amendment. From my cold dead hand!