Death of the Second Amendment
Written By: Jennifer Lunsford
Thousands gathered today in mourning for the Second Amendment as it was laid to rest. Born on December 15, 1791, it is survived by its brothers and sisters, the original Ten Constitutional Amendments, though it has been rumored that their health is failing, as well. The Second Amendment will be sorely missed and we can only pray for the continued health of the remaining members of this influential family.
But seriously folks…
When Washington State’s Legislature meets next month, their big topic of discussion will be a new gun-ban bill. The bill, entitled the Aaron Sullivan Public Safety and Police Protection Bill, would ban the future sale of any gun that could be labeled an assault or semi-automatic weapon. Wow…that list could get frighteningly long.
Law-makers are saying that this bill is in response to the shooting death of Aaron Sullivan and a police officer, not to mention all of the police deaths that can be attributed to these types of guns. I don’t know about the rest of the state, but I find this kind of self-gratifying manipulation of tragic events to be insulting to my intelligence.
Guns don’t kill people…people kill people. Murder is not hindered by the lack of a semi-automatic weapon. Nor does the capacity of the weapon’s ammo clip hinder or help the results if someone is intent on committing murder. In fact, a gun isn’t required at all. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If someone is intent on harming someone else, that person will implement their plan whether they have a gun in their possession, or not.
One of the supporters of this bill is Ralph Fascitelli, the president of the anti-gun group, Washington Ceasefire. He was quoted as saying, “If they’re used in the army, used in the war—that’s what this ban is about.” I feel I must disagree. This ban is about making sure that the law-abiding citizens are not only unable to defend themselves against their own government, but also to keep them unable to defend themselves against the unlawful citizens of this country. This is just one more way for the government to ensure that its citizenry is further dependant on it. For those citizens content to hand their lives and their safety over to a government infamous for its greed and corruption: Beware—those who suckle at the seemingly abundant breast may find that the milk soon runs out.
Another big supporter of this bill is Washington Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Imagine that, another Democrat attempting to pull the plug on freedom in America. Although, to hear her tell it, this bill doesn’t violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution or our freedom. Really? On what does she base this astounding presumption? Well, to quote her, “Did the framers of our Constitution ever envision something like a semi-automatic weapon?”
Well Senator Kohl-Welles, I can think of a few other things that the framers of our Constitution didn’t foresee. Such as, the freeing of slaves dictated in the thirteenth amendment, which was enacted on December 6, 1865. I’m pretty sure that African-Americans across the nation are damned glad that they are no longer stuck in the fields picking cotton, thanks to this nation’s ability to adapt to the changing times.
Another thing I’ll bet they didn’t foresee was the nineteenth amendment which was enacted on August 18, 1920, which allowed women the right to vote. If we were to follow in the wake of Sen. Kohl-Welles’s logic, we women would still be running around barefoot, pregnant, and without the ability to help carve out the future of this great nation. I wonder if Sen. Kohl-Welles is willing to give up her seat in the Senate to go home and start having babies while the men make all of the decisions for her? No? Well, then I guess it’s a good thing that someone had the bold idea of changing with the times, while still managing not to step all over the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.
Kohl-Welles also said, “These are guns that I don’t see have any function in our society.” I hate to break it to the good Senator, but the same argument could be used in reference to our Federal Government. Perhaps we should ban them, as well? After all, I can’t think of any weapon more dangerous to the safety of the American citizens than its own power-bloated government at the moment.
In defense of this bill, Representative Ross Hunter, also a Democrat, was quoted as saying, “We don’t allow people to own tanks or bazookas or machine guns, and very few people think that’s an unreasonable restriction.” Really, Ross? Just how many people did you ask about that, anyway? Because I, for one, do find that to be an unreasonable restriction. If my tax dollars were used in the design, manufacturing or buying of these weapons, why am I not allowed to own them? Who gave the government the right to decide what arms are legal to bear and which ones are not?
That was a stupid question…the government gave themselves that power. Like spoiled children, they want to keep all of the good toys for themselves. That way, when the battle for the sandbox goes down, they’ll have all the heavy artillery on their side and we’ll have nothing but sticks and stones.
On a bright note, however, it turns out that Representative Hunter is incorrect. People can own tanks and a wide assortment of military vehicles. Of course, the weaponry on these vehicles has been deactivated, but we can still own them. If the person buying one of these tanks knows anything about the inner workings of the weaponry, however…
I’ll just leave that statement open to interpretation.
No, I’m not encouraging anyone to go out, buy an old tank, and reactivate the weapons systems. All I am saying is that they are for sale, right here in the United States, and that comparing ownership of a semi-automatic weapon to the ownership of a military tank is just as ridiculous as assuming that this proposed law is for the public’s safety, rather than the government’s.
At the end of the day, the facts are simple…
The power-hungry people running this country are not devising laws in the spirit of public safety. They are devising laws meant to enslave the American citizens, thereby cementing their future power and control.
A gun is nothing more than metal. Intentions can be much more dangerous than any caliber bullet out there.
And, oddly enough, while the government is busy pointing fingers at law-abiding gun-owners all across this country, the biggest smoking guns are in the hands of the lawmakers. Guess who those weapons are aimed at.