The Forgotten Amendment – 3

Friday February 8, 2013

Gun Control for Dummies

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

We the People, are currently embroiled in an emotionally charged debate with respect to a citizen’s right to bear arms. The Second Amendment to the Constitution provides that right. Both Mr. Wright and I have diligently sought to educate ourselves with respect to the background, intent and purpose of the Second Amendment. Our research has yet to find any mention in the historical accounts of our founding fathers wherein anything other than protection of life and property is identified. That is to say, there is no mention whatsoever of a citizen’s right to bear arms for the purpose of hunting.

In the Bill of Rights, taken as the prime rights of our citizenry, the Third Amendment is significantly overlooked as an antiquated inclusion to the Constitution which has no bearing in our post-revolutionary society. Read the subheading above once again. Now consider we are living in a time of advanced technological capabilities. We have a government which has been involved with selling guns to criminals at or across our border. The Fast and Furious fiasco has never been adequately explained and is relegated to the darkened confines of political chicanery.

We now learn that our government has somehow found the legal wherewithal to justify the killing of humans by means of drone armament, to include the killing of United States citizens. If this does not scare the hell out of you, I shudder to think what scenario would get your attention.

You may think that it will never happen whereby government officials and/or military personnel will kick in your front door, rampage your property and incarcerate you and your family. You may say there must be a legally obtained warrant. I assure you the ostrich would make a great pet for you. Is it possible to be incarcerated without due process? You damn right it is! As it stands right now the government, using the nonspecific criteria, can murder you using drones.

Once the action is taken by your government, you may have no recourse.  And what recourse is there?  Your lives are shattered, your sanctuary is forever gone, and if there was a chance for justice in the court system, the cost of fighting in court is prohibitive.

Armed citizens in defense of liberty must remain vigilant against the intrusions of tyranny.

From the placid shores of Hannibal, MO by:  A.R. Eskew