Guns and lies

Gun control advocates are lying to you. Almost everything they’re telling you about guns and the Second Amendment is not true.

When it comes to the Second Amendment, they use two mutually exclusive arguments, hoping you will believe at least one of them. The first claim is that the amendment only protects guns for use by a militia, and then they claim that it was never intended to protect “military style” weapons. If it applies to militias, by definition, it protects military-style weapons.

The truth is that it protects military-style weapons, so that the citizens of this country can be a formidable militia. The history of this country, as well as the specific words of the founders, tells us that.

The Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775, when the British showed up at Concord to confiscate the guns of the colonists. In school they tell you the revolution was all about taxes, but it started over the confiscation of guns. You’ll notice that there is no mention of taxes in the Bill of Rights, but gun rights take a prominent position.

In the Federalist Papers, #46, Madison specifically explained that the militia in question was to be all the citizenry, with arms of their own, and that this militia would be sufficient to protect the rights of the people from the federal government if it tried to oppress them.

I think an explanation written by the man who wrote the amendment should suffice in telling us what the original meaning was.

Paul Rinker

Montoursville

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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