June 8, 2016
The natural and God-given right of self-defense is perfectly summed up by this exposition found in America’s fundamental law which regulates all our civil government institutions: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Definitive, bright, unequivocal, and by no stretch of the imagination is the Second Amendment confusing.
Let’s look at the words of Jesus on this topic. “Then said He unto them…he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” The sword Jesus was speaking of was a military grade weapon. It was a very effective lethal weapon. We know Christ would never command something that is intrinsically sinful so this command is clearly an act of love to protect one’s life and the lives of those near him/her.
Recently, Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was interviewed on ABC News' "This Week". Clinton, who has refuted GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump's claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment, refused to acknowledge that individuals have the right to bear arms!
The question from George Stephanopoulos was, “Do you believe that their conclusion (referring to the recent Heller decision) that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right?”
Clinton responded, “If it is a constitutional right, then it, like every other constitutional right, is subject to reasonable regulations…”
She did later acknowledge, “Reasonable people can say – as I do – responsible gun-owners have a right,” but her overall conclusion was, "There are real costs that people incur because of the terrible gun violence epidemic. And we have to deal with it. And I'm going to be looking for ways to deal with it."
Incidentally this is a duty delegated to the President of the United States and their entire executive team by the Constitution, a duty that I fear this seeker of high office may be derelict.
Referring to anti-gun ownership laws and regulations, Clinton stated, “I do want people to ask themselves, can't we do better than to have 33,000 people killed every year by guns and many thousands more injured? And I think we can."
Considering, the overwhelming majority of public mass shootings occur in places where guns are outlawed and yet criminals disregard those bans, I think we can, too. I believe in the solution of our founders who determined to eliminate King George’s “pretended legislation” and legalize liberty and self-defense.
Since the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, and since the Second Amendment declares that the right of the people to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed,” then gun control measures are NOT law, they are what our founders referred to as “pretended legislation”.
Let me repeat, gun control measures ARE NOT law.
I believe Americans need to call on sheriffs and police officers to declare their intention to uphold the law by refusing to enforce these measures. Moreover, Americans should ask these same oath-takers to keep the oaths they have sworn before God by actively protecting and defending us against those who would violate the law by seeking to enforce these vain enactments.
This is because unconstitutional acts of legislatures are NOT the law.
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