Comment: People forget that CONCEALING FIREARMS is an INALIENABLE RIGHT..

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George Washington in response to a proposal for gun registration in 1790 said: "ABSOLUTELY NOT. If the people are armed and the "federalists" DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE ARMS ARE, there can NEVER be an oppressive government."


The ability for the Citizens to "bury their cannons", Cannon balls, Huge stocks Gun Powder, Rifles and other necessary arms in their fields and in other places, allowed them the MEANS to defend against their own oppressive government.

The "RIGHT to conceal" from the federal government or any government; The purpose clearly stated to have the power to put down an oppressive federal government. This is clearly in line with the 12th Grievance of the Declaration of Independence. This defines the Intent of the 2nd Amendment and the intent of the Founders.

President George Washington's statement presented his mistrust in the federal and other oppressive governments very clearly; and defined the "true intent" where the powers should lay, and that is in the hands of the civilians, without oversight from government.


We also can draw from James Madison as to:

The True Definition of "MILITIA":

James Madison - Federalist #46 (Paraphrased):

"The highest number to which a "standing army" can be carried in any country does not exceed one hundredth (1/100) part of the souls, or one twenty-fifth (1/25th) part of the number ABLE to bear arms. This PORTION would not yield, in the United States, an (standing) army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men.

To "these" would be "OPPOSED" (APP: indicating that the "MILITIA" is to be a "OPPOSING force" to the standing army, as well as that of foreign enemies)

a (CITIZEN) MILITIA amounting to near half a million CITIZENS with arms in their HANDS,

"officered by men chosen from "AMONG THEMSELVES",

(not by government or the standing army - a indicator of the true definition of "MILITIA")

fighting for "their" (the citizen / militia's) common liberties and united and conducted by government"S" (local) possessing their (the citizen / militia's) affections and confidence.

It may well be doubted whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a "proportion" (ratio) of regular troops (i.e. standing army).

Besides the advantage of (the CITIZENS) being armed, it forms a barrier against the "enterprises of ambition" (Banks, Corporations Foreign Interests), more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.

The governments of Europe are afraid to trust the people with arms. If they did, the people would surely shake off the yoke of tyranny, as America DID.

LET US NOT INSULT the free and gallant CITIZENS of America with the suspicion that they would be "less able to defend the RIGHTS" of which they (THE / ALL PEOPLE) would be in "ACTUAL POSSESSION" than the "debased subjects" of "arbitrary power" would be to rescue theirs from the hands of their oppressors."


Mr. GEORGE MASON. "Mr. Chairman, a worthy member has asked who are the militia, if they be not THE PEOPLE of this country, and if we are not to be protected from the fate of the Germans, Prussians, by our representation?

I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the "whole people", except a few public officers. But I cannot say who will be the militia of the future day. If that paper on the table gets no alteration, the militia of the future day may not consist of all classes, high and low, and {426} rich and poor; but they may be confined to the lower and middle classes of the people, granting exclusion to the higher classes of the people.

If we should ever see that day, the most ignominious punishments and heavy fines may be expected. Under the present government, all ranks of people are subject to militia duty. Under such a full and equal representation as ours, there can be no ignominious punishment inflicted. But under this national, or rather consolidated government, the case will be different. The representation being so small and inadequate, they will have no fellow-feeling for the people. They may discriminate people in their own predicament, and exempt from duty all the officers and lowest creatures of the national government. ..."

Read the Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788 in FULL:

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Get Educated and Educate Others.

Know the FOUNDATIONS on which you stand, so that you will know that your actions will have the power of RIGHT.

So when you hear either the Left or so called "Right" (who often "sound" like they are for the Constitution but actually only to those things that benefit them)... say that there should be "some" government regulation, correct them and say, no, there should not.

Arms are not limited to rifles and pistols. And if you hear someone say, "they didn't have weapons like that back then"...Remind them: Without any application to any government, Numerous Cannons could be bought & mounted on ships with enough powder and munitions to level a coastal town. Grapeshot in a cannon or other device could stop a charge of armed men or fend off attacks simply by it's presence on a field. Anyone who could afford could own & bare.This gave us our Liberty. APP

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.