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 – Second Amendment, Constitution for the united States of America.
There has been no other God-given individual unalienable right that has garnered more opposition than the right of the people to keep and bear arms in order to defend themselves to preserve their life and liberty and defend against a tyrannical government. Some citizens of this republic argue this “right” only applies to those in the militia despite the Militia Act of 1792 declaring citizens are the militia, particularly male citizens between the ages of 18 and 45. These individuals cannot understand the God-given individual unalienable right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, whether against criminals or a tyrannical government, protects all other rights bestowed by God.
It becomes more disconcerting when a spokesman for the executive branch declares “we haven’t closed the doors on any front” when asked about infringing upon the right of the people recognized, guaranteed, and protected by the Second Amendment.
NPR’s Mara Liasson asked, “In 2000 [President Trump] did support an ‘assault weapons’ ban. What is his position now?” She followed her own question by asking if President Trump supports “reinstating” the 1994-2004 federal “assault weapons” ban.
CNN reported that Sanders responded by saying, “I don’t have any specific announcements, but we haven’t closed the door on any front.”
Sanders on whether Trump supports a ban on assault weapons: "I don't have any specific announcements but we haven't closed the door on any front" https://t.co/VkPYhoBuJI
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 20, 2018
Sanders went on to say “the next several days and weeks” will witness conversations on where changes in current laws might be made.
She said Trump is specifically supportive of making background checks “more efficient.”
On February 20, Breitbart News reported that Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to finalize plans to ban bump stocks. The details of the ban–whether it might include a grandfather clause–are not yet known.
President Donald Trump is already on board with banning bump stocks. Now, he is willing to have conversations to see where changes to current unconstitutional, unlawful and illegal current laws regarding limiting a right of the people can be or might be made. Didn’t Trump tweet about the failure of Democrats to pass any additional unconstitutional “gun control” laws when holding the majority in both chambers of Congress and having a Democrat as president? Yes, he did. But, anti-constitutionalists want to blame Republicans for the lack of gun control and weapons bans.
Did he also not call out Democrats as not wanting to take a stand to implement any kind of gun control measures? Yes, it was Trump. Again, anti-constitutionalists blame the NRA, Republicans and law-abiding gun owners for the lack of gun control, weapons bans and gun confiscations. However, Democrats were not interested in tackling much of the citizenry that supports upholding the Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment.
Where in the Constitution does it give authority to a president to “ban” or issue orders to legislate any “ban” on arms, accessories for arms, etc.? Nowhere. Where in the Constitution does it give authority to Congress to regulate, ban or confiscate arms? Nowhere. Regardless of the political party, the Constitution for the united States of America, as the supreme law of the land, gives zero authority for any government to regulate, ban or confiscate firearms. Yet, Trump is pulling a Motel 6, using the open door instead of a light, where contemplation of violating the Second Amendment is concerned. He’s done it with bump stocks so the jump to other unconstitutional actions is not far behind.
How quickly one who is elected to office forgets his campaign platform, even when placed on the World Wide Web for all to review and reference using internet searches. Trump claimed in his campaign platform regarding the Second Amendment:
The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.
It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative. Here’s how we will do that:
Trump claimed he would support enforcing the laws on the books and “get serious” about prosecuting criminals. He recognized a program called Project Exile in Richmond, Virginia where individuals using a gun in the commission of a crime was prosecuted in federal court as a felon and served a prison term of five years without early release or parole should the individual be found guilty. Trump went on to recognize that law-abiding citizens are blamed when criminals commit crimes using guns. He purported to support empowering law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves in an effort to fight crime, stating personal protection is up to the citizen.
He claimed the united States mental health system is broken and vowed to work to fix it, despite the authority to fix the mental health system not being listed in the Constitution as a power of the federal government. Again, he recognized that law-abiding gun owners are blamed for mentally ill individuals who use guns to commit acts of violence and admitted none of the solutions proposed by politicians would have prevented such tragedies. Moreover, no individual has to be mentally ill to commit an act of evil; some people just have evil hearts and intentions.
In his campaign platform, he called gun and magazine bans failures. His platform stated, “Study after study has shown that very few criminals are stupid enough to try and pass a background check – they get their guns from friends/family members or by stealing them. So, the overwhelming majority of people who go through background checks are law-abiding gun owners.” Moreover, he stated to support a “national right to carry,” which if anyone wants to get technical is already contained in the Second Amendment.
The question is, “who wrote that for Trump?” His campaign platform appears to have been written to counter Hillary Clinton, who supports gun confiscation, in order to secure his election. If he truly believes any of what is contained in his campaign platform, he would not “instruct” Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “finalize plans to ban bump stocks.”
Now, in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting, it seems the doors are open on all fronts regarding the right of the people to keep and bear arms. If a door is not closed, it’s open. Any current law infringing upon the people’s right to keep and bear arms, even background checks, are unconstitutional and unlawful. Therefore, any change to any current law would also be unconstitutional. Moreover, if left to the unconstitutional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, citizens could see current “pseudo-laws” expanded that might call for “bans” and confiscation of a particular style of firearm.
Despite any Supreme Court decision upholding the Second Amendment in full, the government only recognizes and abides by those decisions that support its agenda – it ignores all others. And, the government, particularly politicians who believe citizens should not be armed, will use anything and anyone to support their agenda to enact gun control and confiscation.
The Congress, in the immigration laws, legislated authority to the president to prohibit immigration of individuals upon national security concerns. Yet, Trump’s administration cowed to a federal judge’s order, not the Supreme Court, to violate the law concerning DACA illegal aliens and immigration of individuals from nations posing national security concerns. Trump is waffling on his campaign platform regarding illegal alien invaders, meaning it would be no surprise if he waffled on his Second Amendment stance.
YouTube videographer “Mind of Jamal” uploaded two videos, which can be viewed here and here, addressing the call for gun control, bans of weapons, and the shamelessness of the lamestream enemedia in using the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting to further an agenda. While not agreeing with everything contained in the videos – specifically, politicians upholding what their constituents believe instead of upholding the Constitution and honoring their oath of office and our government being a democracy as examples, he does make good points prompting one to think.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.