It's time for the governors to step up and protect the 2nd amendment rights of their citizens.Submitted by amc1953 on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 12:28
It is the duty of a governor to protect the rights of the citizens of their state. If a governor knows that a majority of their states population believes in the 2nd amendment and does not want to be disarmed or have their rifles taken away then it is their duty to implement a plan to protect those rights when there is an obvious threat. Each governor should recommend legislation to immediately stop all state law enforcement personnel from assisting federal agents in any way and to create a 2nd amendment emergency response system. The state could hire at least 1000 or as many as 10000 people per county whose duty would be to respond to any threat to the 2nd amendment from any enemies foreign or domestic. The most qualified individuals such as veterans could be hired right away and felons and insane individuals would be weeded out during the job interview process. The pay for each person could be a defense rifle and 200 rounds of ammo. Each taxpayer could have the option to send up to 100 dollars of their tax return to the defense fund and fundraisers could be held at the county level to get things started. The mere presence of such a force would be a deterrent to confiscation of arms just like our nukes are a deterrent to attack by another nation. I don't think our congress would pass any laws to confiscate weapons if they were 100% sure that the result would be civil war.