The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the Second Amendment, which has been in the news much lately. To set the stage, the wording of the Second Amendment is “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Biden administration is trying hard to take Second Amendment rights away from Americans. According to John Fritze at USA Today, the Supreme Court recently refused to hear three challenges to a ban on gun ownership made by the federal government. Advocates were disappointed to when the Supreme Court declined to hear the cases. The Supreme Court let stand several lower court hearings the prohibited certain people from owning a gun – “people convicted of driving under the influence, making false statements on tax returns and selling counterfeit cassette tapes.”
The Supreme Court justices did not explain why they refused to hear the challenges. However, their refusal is not new because their last major rulings about gun rights were made in 2008 and 2010. Nevertheless, advocates for gun rights will continue to fight for Second Amendment rights.
“While we are disappointed the Supreme Court chose to allow grossly improper lower court rulings to stand, (we) will continue our aggressive litigation strategy,” said Adam Kraut, senior director of legal operations at the Firearms Policy Coalition, which represented several of the petitioners.
The progressives and socialists are eager to take guns away from Americans because the American gun owners form the largest “army” in the world. The founding fathers and the framers of the Constitution had just finished an eight-year-long war with Great Britain. One of the first things that the British Army tried to do was confiscate the guns of Americans. Every tyrant in history has first disarmed the people and then started to kill the unwanted people. The only way that Americans will maintain their freedoms is to keep their right to keep and bear arms.