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Michael Scheuer: Dear Obama, The 2nd Amendment Is About Fighting Tyranny, Not Hunting Deer!

To President Obama: The 2nd Amendment Is About Fighting Tyranny, Not Hunting Deer

by Michael Scheuer | September 17, 2012
Non-Intervention.com

Soon after the Denver shootings, President Obama said it was time to put stricter gun-control measures in place. With the failure of Attorney General Holder’s “Fast and Furious” ploy to void the 2nd Amendment, it seems Obama thought he might capitalize on the Denver shootings to further damage the Constitution. The negative public reaction to his words, however, sent Obama backtracking, and senior Democrats like Senator Reid and Representative Pelosi quickly made public remarks to bury the issue – for now.

Before moving on, it is worth noting that Obama said gun laws must be changed but only in a way that protected Americans’ cherished tradition of hunting. Well, hunting game is not the central concern of the 2nd Amendment. What is central is that the 2nd Amendment protects the right of Americans to be armed in case they decide there is a need, in Jefferson’s words, “to alter or to abolish [the government]” and “to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

In creating the 2nd Amendment, the Founders – through James Madison‘s pen – took their cue from the British Bill of Rights (1689) which recognized that an unarmed populace could not protect its rights, liberty, and economic welfare against a king backed by a standing army, and so it allowed for an armed populace. The Founders also recalled that when London cracked down on New England’s resistance to the Crown, one of British General Thomas Gates’ first moves was to try to seize the munitions and ordnance the colonists had stockpiled around Boston. One reason for the British Army’s ill-fated expedition to Lexington and Concord in April, 1775, for example, was to capture the colonists’ stores of cannon, muskets, and munitions.

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Knotted gun statue at United Nations

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Well written, bump

Well written, bump

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Beware the UN Gun Ban Treaty.

It could be sneaked through in pieces or an executive order. Many people in Canada, including women, are suddenly feeling the need to be armed, and like you folks, we are not about to relinquish our guns. Now more than ever we need our firearms to protect our families and hunt food if there is an economic collapse.

Excellent points to use for educatiing zombies.

This is well written with good analogies.

Recommended for teaching.

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