Here’s an idea for a rule regarding the Second Amendment: If it sounds like something a king would say, it doesn’t jibe with the right to bear arms.
The Second Amendment does not care for emotion, political correctness, or cultural trends. It was created with one purpose, and one purpose only: To prevent tyranny from reemerging on the American continent.
The Founding Fathers had just escaped the clutches of an authoritarian British monarchy who were exploiting the goods and services provided by the soon-to-be American colonists under their reign. As subservient citizens, we had but one way to exit the clutches of English tyranny – and it was through the use of force.
Our nation’s first leaders sought to preserve the ability of the people to rise against the government in times of darkness, and did so with the right to bear arms. Anyone who says differently is siding with the authoritarian slant of whatever political ethos they subscribe to.
This is a particularly worrisome reality when it comes to those who wish to be President of the United States.
Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D-CT) used a Monday speech to reveal his hopes to ban the individual ownership of more than 200 rounds of any given caliber of ammunition.
He outlined his plan to the 18 people who showed up to hear him talk near NRA headquarters.
Swalwell has been a staunch opposer of the right to bear arms – a stance that likens him to the tyrannical leaders of the past.
The Washington Examiner reported that Swalwell also made clear he plans to ban bump stocks, although they are already banned, and to ban “high capacity” magazines, the sale of ammunition online, and the purchase of more than one handgun each month.
He also wants to put a 48-hour waiting period in place for gun purchases and repeal the law protecting gun manufacturers from being sued frivolously.
These controls are on top of Swalwell’s ongoing push for a mandatory buyback of all AR-15s, AK-47s, and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles.
An unarmed populace is malleable, simple to enslave, and unable to truly understand freedom. Those who wish this subservience on their fellow Americans have no place in the political arena.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.