America is unique in having a constitutional amendment allowing its citizens to own guns.  The second amendment is clear on this “the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.  So whatever you think about guns, it is a constitutional right and would have to be amended to change it.

Does this right extend to modern military type rifles?  Rifles currently available to the public are similar to current issue military rifles but are not capable of automatic fire.  The trigger must be pulled for each shot.  The intent of the writers of the constitution was for citizens to have the latest military arms.  Indeed the Minutemen had rifles which were superior to the muskets of the military.  If there had been a restriction on civilian arms, the American revolution would probably not have occurred.

Can something be done to stop the violence.  Yes schools and other public places can have improved security.  Armed citizens are a deterrent to crime.  The subject of allowing students at Virginia Tech to be armed was debated before the attack there.  The attacker went to the debates and argued against guns on campus before he staged his attack.  He would not have done it if guns had been allowed.  The Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter  went to the only “gun free” theater showing Batman.

In countries that have banned guns, crime rates went up.  Japan did not invade the US in WWII because Admiral Yamamoto advised his military command that “Americans are armed and an invasion would fail”.

The United Nations wants to ban hand guns worldwide.  President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Congressman Adam Smith favor the UN law.  This law if approved by the US Senate could supercede US law and overrule our  constitution.  The latest version of this UN law I have heard from Adam Smith in public debate is to ban large weapons like tanks, planes and artillery.  I do not know of any threat to our security by private groups or individuals owning such weapons but it could take away Tom Cruise’s P 51 airplane and military collections of Paul Allen and the Commemorative Air Force.  If passed it could be amended to include small arms.

10 thoughts on “Guns

  1. The current Representative in the 10th District is now calling for a ban on “assault” weapons and participated in the ridiculous sit-in on the House floor. He’s no moderate, he’s a progressive extremist and it’s time for a change.

  2. The 2nd Amendment is a clear and to the point; “the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms” and “shall not be infringed”. The Democratic “Socialist” Party has been chiseling away at our right to “bear arms” for over a hundred years starting with President Wilson. The Democrats would like you to believe it is all about hunting and target shooting. This is not the reason for the 2nd Amendment; it is for self-protection and defense against a government from becoming a dictatorship and forcing people to live under its tyranny.
    The United Nations, an organization not elected by the people and has no accountability to the people, has crafted a binding treaty to ban all weapons in the United States, to include our nations defensive weapons and your personal weapons. The US has vote down this treaty until President Obama elected to office and Secretary Clinton was appointed. Congressman Smith supported and endorsed this treaty created by the UN. I thank God the Senate is the approving authority, but for how long before the Democratic “Socialist” Party takes control and sells you and American out to our enemies.

  3. The latest rumor is that the gun control advocates will try to require gun owners to carry liability insurance for each gun they own. The expense could make gun ownership expensive and require gun registration.

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