The Second Amendment —
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.
Here in America we have this thing called the Constitution. It's a document that guarantees certain inalienable rights to the people. You may think that it was written in ink on parchment, and it was. But that's not all …
… it was done so with the blood of our forefathers.
We, and when I say “we” I'm lovingly referring to the people who bought our freedom all those years ago, went to war with tyranny to claim the rights guaranteed in the Constitution many of us now take for granted.
And that document, that Amendment, that Constitution is all that stands in the way of those who'd take our freedoms away in an instant.
How do I know?
New Zealand doesn't, to my knowledge, have one and they're about to have their guns stripped from their very hands.
In fact, only a few countries guarantee the right of the people to keep and bear arms. There are only a handful, of which we are one.
This matters even more when you take into consideration that our Constitution was written in blood by our forefathers who are likely rolling around in their graves right about now, trying to figure out just what is going on.
The Constitution, and the Second Amendment in particular, is viewed by the gun grabbers as an obstacle to their end goal. I'm not going to discuss the goal because we all know it.
Less than a week after the shooting in New Zealand, their officials announced that all “military style weapons” will be banned. These efforts are applauded by the gun grabbers in our own country.
Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8.
Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market.
This is what leadership looks like ⬇️ https://t.co/TcdR63anBt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019
I'll get back to my original point in a moment but I'm going down a rabbit hole for a minute.
I want to take a moment and help try to explain the “why” behind her inherent question about why it's been 6 years and the senate won't vote on a background check law. Ya know, just in case she reads this.
The Senate won't vote on gun measures for a couple reasons. The first one is common sense. History tells them that if they did, it will piss off the wrong people and a civil war could start. I'm pretty sure nobody wants that.
Second, is fear. It's closely related to the first reason, but this one is a bit different. NRA's 5 million+ members aside for a moment, there are millions of other un-affiliated gun owners in the country. Many of them share the same belief system to some degree–they at least believe in the right of the people to keep and bare arms.
Guess who'd get voted out of office if they gave in to you and the people YOU represent?
Also try to keep in mind, Ms Ocasio-Cortez, that at least half of the gun owners out there are pissed that they didn't take action on our behalf to get something done FOR US while they had control of both houses.
In other words: 6 days, 6 years, or 6 decades–it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because we won't allow it.
She, by the way, has no problem admitting her goals in life, when it comes to guns:
You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019
Notice that little part there where she says “semiautos” and not AR-15 rifles? Yeah, just making sure we're on the same page. She, and other gun hating people, are the future of leadership for our country and she blanketed all semi-automatics in one statement.
If you don't think we've got an uphill battle ahead of us you're sadly mistaken.
There's another point, too, that I haven't heard anyone else reference to date. And, that's the fact that the New Zealand shooter wrote up a manifesto telling us what his goals were. His goals, if you didn't know, were to cause discord in the US between pro gun and anti-gun groups.
I wonder if that's why major media outlets told us not to read the manifesto and were trying to take it down?
Here is the part of the New Zealand shooter's manifesto in question —
I could have chosen any weapons or means.A TATP filled rental van. Household flour, a method of dispersion and an ignition source.A ballpeen hammer and a wooden shield.Gas,fire,vehicular attacks,plane attacks, any means were available. I had the will and I had the resources.
I chose firearms for the affect it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the affect it could have on the politics of United states and thereby the political situation of the world. The US is torn into many factions by its second amendment, along state, social, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines. With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the US will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty. This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the US along cultural and racial lines.
Won’t your attack result in calls for the removal of gun rights from Whites in the United states? Yes, that is the plan all along, you said you would fight to protect your rights and the constitution, well soon will come the time.
In other words, he's trying to start a civil war. He thinks that if we have a civil war in America that the rest of the world will also have tremendous issues.
You can read the entire thing, here. I'm not saying that I agree with anything he said, he was clearly a nutjob bent on wreaking havoc not just in Christchurch, NZ but around the globe.
So, what's the point? The point is that even other people in foreign countries see how important the Second Amendment is. That's why he chose firearms, and was hoping to sew unrest in the United States by using guns that are considered to be “military style.”
He was hoping that the anti gunners would come back out of the woodwork and re-ignite the “gun debate.”
They don't want us to read the manifesto because they don't want us to see the obvious, which is that each time guns are used in crime it serves as ammunition for the gun grabbers.
It's working, by the way:
Less than one week after the deadly mosque shooting that took 50 lives, New Zealand's government passed sweeping gun control measures that banned military-style and semi-automatic weapons along with high-capacity magazines. https://t.co/HeO3xigq92
— WLS-AM 890 (@wlsam890) March 22, 2019
Cling to your freedoms, my friends. Cling to your guns. They will continue to use crazy people killers against those of us who just want to protect ourselves, until they finally win.
However, as long as we have a functional Second Amendment and Constitution, we'll be fine. That's their obstacle. We must cling to it, and do all we can to protect it.
Stay in your politician's ears and eyes the best you can.
If that pesky Second Amendment goes away, the guns will follow. Then it's only a matter of time before the rest of our rights fall away, as well.
Let me know your thoughts below.