NRA has grown manhood

The NRA has filed for a restraining order against authorities confiscating guns against law abiding citizens. The Executive Vice President of the NRA Wayne LaPierre said, “New Orleans is the first city in the United States to forcibly disarm peaceable law-abiding citizens and it must be the last. Victims are dealing with a complete breakdown of government. At a time when 911 is non-operational and law enforcement cannot respond immediately to calls for help, people have only the Second Amendment to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property.”
He nailed it. We have a right that is protected by the Constitution of the United States. It says “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
I was at a party at a friends house not too long ago. Another one of my friends was there. This guy is a hardcore Democrat. There is nothing wrong with that. I respect him, though I don’t agree with his views. He said that the 2nd Amendment only gives militias the right to bear arms. The full wording of the 2nd Amendment is, “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.” He actually believes that the Founders intent was to only allow a group of people who had a specific task were to have that right. First of all, the Constitution does not grant group rights. It only grants individual rights. Secondly, read some quotes from the Founding Fathers and then draw your conclusion. Jefferson said, “No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” George Mason (the “Father of the Bill of Rights”)said, “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials.” Samuel Adams said, “The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” Want more? Go here.
The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to protect life, liberty and property. To deny that right is the path to slavery. It has occured throughout history. The Communists in the USSR disarmed their people and repressed them for over 70 years. Hitler disarmed his people, then took their fundamental right to private property, the people were left defenseless. The British tried to disarm Colonists at Lexington and Concord in 1775. The Colonists wouldn’t have it.
Be it “assault” rifles or handguns, the people of this nation have a right to protect themselves how they see fit as long as they do not infringe on the rights of another individual.