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By JGillman, Section News
The opponents to the 2nd amendment [enumerated] rights are so predictable.
Heck, even the proponents of the 2nd amendment get caught up in the false premises promoted by the lefty lobbies arguing in favor of disarmament. Even those who advocate gun ownership too often agree rather easily, that a fully automatic machine gun is too much. [to allow] They agree that having a bazooka is probably just plain crazy. And that schools are a bad place to allow guns at all; this last receiving an exclamation point with the governor vetoing SB59.
How sad. How intellectually lazy.
How incredibly naive.
Not in the failure of the governor to sign, but in the thinking that one does not have the absolute God-given right to defend their person from aggressors by whatever means possible. In the thinking that some social sense of insecurity should trump the ability for an individual to provide for his or her own protection. In the thought that an unarmed populace is somehow more intrinsically safe than one which in self interest, has armed itself.
Thus the argument so predictably presented by the left, that the founders of our constitution "didn't envision semi-automatic rifles and machine guns", falls flat on its face. The second amendment was put in place for a reason. It was followed up by the third, (quartering without consent) which few could quote, and was placed so early in the bill of rights as to make very clear, its importance. Those two set up a very clear message to our newly formed government that it was not to assume any activity contrary to the liberty and freedoms assumed by the populace; that no action UPON the people would be accepted, and that the people had the right to defend against force in the commission of such action.
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