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It’s inconceivable

President Biden has threatened to ban and confiscate millions of Americans’ semi-automatic rifles with 30 round magazines by executive fiat if congress does not act. Then he submissively allowed $84 billion of American military equipment including thousands of semi and fully automatic rifles to be retained by the Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan. It appears Biden is attempting to emulate the Taliban’s success in commanding political obedience over a disarmed citizenry.

Biden should remember our founding fathers secured America’s independence from England and then provided a Constitution and a republic form of government of, by, and for the people. To protect their God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the 2nd amendment was inserted into the Bill of Rights as a warning to future presidents that individual rights were sacred and inviolable.

Biden ignores Article 5 in the Constitution which describes the procedure required to abolish a Constitutional right such as the 2nd Amendment. It would require the approval of 67 of our 100 senators, and 290 of the 435 representatives for ratification of a new amendment to repeal the 2nd. Then final authorization of the new amendment would have to be endorsed by 38 states. Repeal has happened only once in 1933, when the 21st amendment was enacted repealing the 18th which restricted the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors.

To protect our individual liberties, the framers made it extremely difficult to add or repeal an amendment. Since 1791 when the first 10 amendments were added, only 17 more have been added with the 27th being the last one ratified in 1992. With Congress consisting of 50 Democratic senators and 50 Republicans, 230 Democratic representatives and 212 Republicans, plus three vacancies, the likelihood of securing the votes necessary in both houses of Congress authorizing an amendment to repeal the 2nd appears unachievable. That’s why President Biden is shamelessly ignoring the Constitution and brazenly attempting to confiscate American’s semi-automatic rifles by an executive order.

Hopefully, Biden never forgets the colonists resisted when King George 3rd ordered the confiscation of their firearms in 1775, and after winning their independence from England, they banished the Tory loyalists to England and Canada. Today, patriotic Americans would also resist firearm confiscation and should it occur, anti-gun Democrats and their Marxists cronies could find themselves residing permanently in communist Cuba or Venezuela.

WILLIAM L EMICK

Williamsport

Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

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