Robert on the Second Amendment
In the aftermath of so many horrible attacks on schools, the question of gun control keeps coming up. We as Americans have many rights and one of them is the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States has often been misunderstood. Over the years I have asked many people what this Amendment meant to them, and many felt it was to protect themselves from thieves, or animals. In truth they are not far off. The problem is those thieves are the ones who wish to take our guns away, and our rights. The animals are those that would attack innocence. The combination of those two and the sheep (those who fear both and the right to bear arms) present a dilemma for our country. This right is one of many that were written in order to provide Americans with liberty and freedom from oppression.
The Second Amendment is written as such:
“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."
Understanding what this means to our freedom is extremely important. When a government is the only holder of Arms, the people are at their mercy. When the people hold Arms, and the Constitution is written so that the Government is beholden to the people, balance and order can be kept and Liberty can be achieved.