The second Amendment to the Bill of Rights States:
"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."
A few years back our forefathers set this amendment in place so we as citizens of The United States of America could defend ourselves and our country from unlawful processes. The definition of militia is "A body of "citizens" as opposed to professional soldiers". I think that is a fairly clear statement.
When this amendment was set in place we had just fought the war of Independence from a government who thought they knew better than the people of the country. We were being saddled with tremendous and unfair taxes. We were being regulated unjustly and our freedoms were being taken away from us. Our forefathers objected!
So, what does this amendment mean for us in today's society? In reading the law I understand it to mean that the government does not have any rights to take away or limit the arms of lawful citizens. I am not talking about drug dealers or people who are mentally incapable of making sound decisions. We have the right to be able to defend ourselves and family from anyone or anything that tries to take away our liberty. We should not stand powerless in front of criminals who would take our lives or the lives of others. We should be able to stand against others who would take our liberties that were fought so hard for!
It is vitally important that the intent of this amendment not be damaged! What do you or your children think?