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Recent school shootings have lured ill-informed Americans into a war
on our Second Amendment guarantees, led by the nation’s tyrants and
their useful idiots. Before we fall prey to their agenda, let’s review
why, in their own words, the Framers saw the “right of the people to
keep and bear arms” so important that they made it second in our Bill of
Rights.

George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the
Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and
keystone under independence.”

Thomas Jefferson: “And what country can preserve its liberties, if
its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve
the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. … The tree of liberty
must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and
tyrants.”

Richard Henry Lee: “To preserve liberty it is essential that the
whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them.”

Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 28): “If the representatives of
the people betray their constituents, there is no recourse left but in
the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount
to all forms of positive government.” And in Federalist No. 46, Hamilton
said, “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that
they be properly armed.”

James Madison (Federalist, No. 46): Predicted that encroachments by
the federal government would provoke “plans of resistance” and an
“appeal to a trial of force.”

Tench Coxe: “Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the
people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize … the people are
confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private
arms.”

Liberals try to obfuscate the clear language of the Framers by saying
the Second Amendment applies only to regulated militias, of course,
regulated by government. George Mason settled that issue by asking and
answering, “Who are the militia? They consist of the whole people,
except a few public officers.”

There are many other statements by our Founders about our right to
keep and bear arms. Reading what they had to say points out clearly that
the Second Amendment wasn’t written into our Bill of Rights so that we
could go duck and deer hunting or shoot clay pigeons over the weekend.
The Second Amendment was given to us as protection against tyranny by
the federal government and the Congress of the United States.

Who are the strongest supporters of the attack on our Second
Amendment rights? They’re the liberals in and out of Congress, who want
more and more government control over our lives. These people want to be
secure in the knowledge that they can encroach upon our liberties and
face no prospect of armed resistance. These people don’t have the
courage to seek a constitutional amendment repealing the Second
Amendment, so they want to eat away at it piecemeal in the name of
fighting crime and protecting children. That’s why the Littleton, Colo.,
massacre is so appealing to them; it gives them cover.

Their ultimate agenda is gun confiscation. Their strategy is akin to
the cigarette-Nazi’s strategy: start out with reasonable demands and
then escalate. Initially, all the cigarette-Nazis wanted was no smoking
sections on airplanes. Then they escalated to no smoking on planes
altogether, then in airports, restaurants, workplaces and now even
outside. Had they made their full agenda known at the beginning, they
wouldn’t have gotten anything.

I don’t know about you, but if you ever hear that Williams’ guns have
been confiscated, you’ll know that Williams is dead.

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