If the American people don’t like firearms and the Second Amendment, for any reason, it isn’t the President’s place to limit or regulate any firearm or accessory by executive order, as President Trump recently did with bump stocks that accelerate a rifle’s rate of fire. It is up to the people to repeal the Second Amendment if they really desire the removal of a negative right that limits what the federal government can do against them. That is the only legitimate recourse.
Even then, any action against the Second Amendment wouldn’t negate or abolish our God-given right to self-defense and to bear any weapon for that lawful purpose, under Natural Law and as acknowledged by the Supreme Court in 2008. A majority of sovereign individuals cannot legitimately take away or abrogate the God-given rights of anyone sovereign individual.
The federal government absolutely does not have the right and authority to regulate our God-given Right to possess and carry any weapon for the Lawful purpose of Self-Defense. And neither do the states.
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In Heller v District of Columbia in 2008, the Supreme Court acknowledged that our right to keep and bear arms was a God-given right that preexists government and the Constitution and went further, stating individuals could own weapons of the same sophistication and technological advancement as the military.
States are able to so readily infringe on our right, by demanding permits and fees and such, and have made their illegitimate and illegal acts defacto law, because the people have allowed it; but the states’ might still does not make right and neither does ANY majority vote that seeks to vote away a God-given right as seen in Natural Law and God’s Creation. These laws have stood simply because people have been too afraid of their government to push back against them, as individuals, and/ or as an entire people, they have lacked the political will up until the most recent years.
I say carry when and if one wishes, anytime. If everyone did this, the law couldn’t arrest the nation. And those who do get arrested should question the authority of the State to do so, on the Constitutional grounds of the Second Amendment. Eventually, the Supreme Court will be forced to recognize, so long as a person isn’t committing any crime with his firearm, he has the right to have it on him, anytime, regardless of whether he or she is black, white, red, yellow, brown or pink.
ANY “Law” restricting one’s right to carry a firearm is No Law at All and Should Be IGNORED And REPEALED.
I fault any president who doesn’t understand our founding and its principles thoroughly enough to articulate the same position I just did. Instead, we have had a long train of presidents who, despite their on the record campaign statements, have seemed all too willing to go along with the illiberal tyrannically bent Democrats and their activist judge lackeys in their machinations to disarm Americans at every opportunity. And that’s just the plain facts of the matter … no hyperbole here.
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