Why the 2nd Amendment?
So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It’s pretty simple: Taking away guns gives control to governments.
The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace. Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.
So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts on all gun related deaths and remember these words from Noah Webster:
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”
Here’s something else to add to all of this:
- Approximately 9 people are killed each day in the United States, and
- More than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
- Just under 3,300 people die each year due to texting and driving.
This data was collected by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis: Distracted Driving, 2015, in Traffic Safety Research Notes, DOT HS 812 381. March 2017, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
We should ask ourselves, how many of these people trying to ban guns would be able to put those phones down? Cellphones are as addicting as any drug. Can you imagine, because these deaths, if there was a call to ban cellphones?
Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”
*This article addressing gun related deaths is almost entirely made possible by Debbie Price and her persistence to share these facts originally brought forth by Cindy Waits, along with a comment by Guy Wojta. The original writings have been expanded and slightly edited for the purpose of this blog. THANK YOU to these contributors!