Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Another Attack on the Second Amendment

            The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Yet, there is almost a constant attack on this right, particularly after a school shooting.

            Following the recent shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino, a liberal writer claims that the National Rifle Association (NRA) “is responsible for the shooting.” The writer blames the NRA because the shooting took place after Republicans in Congress relaxed gun laws. He also states that the restrictions were relaxed because they were put in place by “a black man with a funny name.”

            An article by Chris Enloe posted at The Blaze pointed out a few facts that oppose the liberal writer’s viewpoint. First, the shooting took place in California, which has “some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Second, the idea that Republicans repealed Obama’s rule because of his race is simply not true.”

            As Enloe explains, the Obama law that was relaxed is called the “social security gun ban.” It allowed an investigation to take place for any person who receives benefits from social security and also needs assistance of some kind, such as with finances. Republicans relaxed the law because they realized that it could affect Americans who receive social security but who are not mentally ill or disabled.

            Liberals continue to cry for stricter gun laws. At the same time they forget about the places like Chicago, which has strict gun control laws as well as the highest murder rate in the nation. The murders nationwide would most likely be higher except for thousands of people who save lives because they legally carry concealed weapons.

            An example of one such person is Air Force reservist, Lt. Brandon Teel, in Little Rock, Arkansas.   He was driving home from work last week when he thought he saw some children fighting. As he drew nearer he realized that they were men fighting and tumbling in the street, with one of them stabbing the other with a knife. Lt. Teel stopped his car and pulled his concealed weapon. He ordered the aggressor to stop and held him at gunpoint while calling the police. After the police arrived, they sent the wounded man to the hospital and arrested his brother. Lt. Teel most likely saved the man’s life simply because he carried a concealed weapon and got involved.

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