If we are to believe the mainstream media, the (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#2) Second Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America is obsolete, and should be repealed. President Obama has been heard to say "We are working on gun control under the radar...", and has declared that if Congress won't do something, then he will do it himself.
The Founders considered the right of self-defense second only to the free worship of their God. Which is to say that it was first in importance with regard to worldly issues. They had firsthand experience with government tyranny, and knew that only an armed public may be free from such tyrants."Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
Modern history teaches beyond question that the biggest danger of unnatural death is democide; death by government. According to R. J. Rummel, author of (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE5.HTM) Statistics of Democide, between the years 1900 to 1999, at least 262 million people have been killed by governments. This does NOT include people killed in war. These people were civilian, mostly killed by [img]their%20own[/img] governments, very soon after they had been disarmed.
For years, the U.S. Government has been blatantly violating its own Constitution.
Mainstream media pushes every manner of filth and claims protection under the (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#1) First Amendment, and Muslims, Jews, Hindi, and Buddhists practice their faith without harassment. Meanwhile, Christians are persecuted at every turn.
The misnamed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act) Patriot Act has stripped Americans of their reasonable expectation of privacy, safety from unreasonable search and seizure (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#4 Fourth Amendment) and due process (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 10.shtml#6 Sixth Amendment).
You may now be kidnapped by government, without cause, and in secret, and be held indefinitely without trial, or access to habeas corpus. You think it can't happen to you? Ask (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Powers reserved to the people are commonly and repeatedly seized, in blatant disregard for the (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/const-ame ... 0.shtml#10) Tenth Amendment.
If the government is willing to inflict this tyranny on an armed populace, what will restrain them from mass murder once the populace is disarmed?
During the (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War) Cold War it was common knowledge that it was not the U.S. military which prevented other countries from invading American soil; all the countries of the world knew that in America they would find a (http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/a-rifle-behi ... -of-grass/) rifle behind every blade of grass.
The facts are really pretty simple:
1. Bills, statutes, executive orders, and regulations which are not authorized by the Constitution, are not lawful, period.
2. The Constitution contains provisions for (http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/usa-const ... .shtml#5.0) amendment.
3. If you want to amend the Constitution, then do so according to the rules, if you can. The heavy restrictions on amendment are there for a reason.
And here is the most important fact of all: Government gets its rights and powers from the People, not the other way around! If you look at the Constitutions for the individual States, you will see the following statement, always written in a prominent place: All political power is inherent in the people.
You will find several essays on this Site dealing with the principles of agency. Agency is a right or power given by a person who lawfully possesses that right or power, to a person who otherwise does not have it. For example, you may need to sell your car. You have ads in the paper and potential buyers are calling, but you also need to take a two-week business trip out of town. Your best friend agrees to follow up on the calls, and sell the car for you. So you give your friend a limited power-of-attorney. With this, he can sign the title over, and do whatever else needs to be done to complete the sale.
But here is the key point: Just because you gave a power-of-attorney to your friend, does not mean you surrendered your right to sell the car yourself. Furthermore, you have the right to revoke the powers given to your friend, at any time.
We, the People, have given police and military the right to carry guns, bombs, bazookas, and rocket launchers. We can do this, because the right is ours. Giving them that right does not mean we surrendered our own right to do the same, no matter what Michael Moore, Jennifer Aniston, or anyone else might have you believe.
If the American people had no right to bear arms, then neither would their agents have that right, which includes all police and military, County, State, and Federal.
Of course the government will not give up their guns. That would be silly. Just as it is silly, actually dangerously tragic, for a free people to give up theirs. There is no such thing as a free people who have no reasonable power of self-defense. No matter what illusions they may hold, such a people are really conquered slaves.
The Authors of the Constitution knew the biggest danger to the people came not from invasion by foreign government, but from subversion from within.
Elected government officials and all military personnel are required to give an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and <em>domestic</em>". Knowingly violating this oath is not merely perjury, but is, in fact, treason.
Thus, just as a soldier who gives aid and comfort to the enemy is guilty of treason, so any lawmaker who knowingly proposes a bill which is unauthorized by the Constitution is guilty of treason. Particularly when the consequences of such a bill will give aid to the enemies of the People, whether they be foreign or domestic.
For many years we've been drawing lines in the sand. The government, without fail, crosses the line; we retreat, and draw a new line. If we allow them to cross the line of (http://www.infowars.com/video-dianne-fe ... your-guns/) disarming Mr. and Mrs. American, then we will never have the opportunity to draw any more lines. It will be game over.