The Constitution outlined the individual state's rights, and one of those rights was to maintain it's own laws and regulations, as well as it's powers over it's militia. The Second Amendment provided the necessary requirement that prevents the Federal Government from taking away the power of the individual state and it's citizens. Just as the War of Northern Aggression was fought over state's rights due to Federal tariffs and taxes against the Southern cotton, we are seeing the Federal Government again wage war against the state's right to determine it's citizens weaponry. Why do we need semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines? Because the Federal Government has fully automatic weapons and even higher capacity magazines!!!!!!! We the people, are our modern day version of the militia. Remember that during Colonial times, there were still areas that suffered attacks from the Native American Tribes, as well as incursions from the North by the French, and in the South by the Spanish. Every farmer, blacksmith, candle maker, or printer, etc., was expected to own and maintain that period's equivalent of whatever modern firearm was available in order to respond to any crisis. Today, we are faced with armed gangs, illegals from South of the Border, and Muslim extremists on top of an ever increasing threat from within. The liberals have created a resurgence of class warfare through increased taxes and attacks on businesses and the upper and middle classes. We truly are faced with a rising lower class reliant on the Federal Government for their daily sustenance. At the current rate our national debt is increasing, it's inevitable that sooner or later, the lower class will begin to no longer be satisfied with Government handouts; at that time the actual war between the classes will erupt, just as surely as a volcano that is spitting it's gas and ash into the air. The police are already unable to deal with problems in a timely and efficient manner, so how can we expect them to provide protection for us and our families. The military is being depleted and diluted while being spread around the globe helping our enemies and promoting more hate against our country, so if martial law were to be declared who would be the enforcers? I certainly don't plan on having blue helmeted UN peacekeepers telling me when I can leave my house, when I can go to the grocery store, or how much gas I can purchase for my truck. Those peacekeepers will have fully automatic weapons, I will have my AR-15 and my high capacity magazines. Which one of us do you suppose will protect MY house and family??????
Yes the times do change, but then again there remains a stasis. Our Constitution has proven to be as viable and effective today as it was in 1780. Unlike other countries where the laws that make their nation must be rewritten periodically, we have an enduring and everlasting document that has proven it's longevity. Without it, we would no longer be the US, with it we shall endure. Those who would change it are those who would see our country degrade into the likes of Greece or Spain. With the Second Amendment intact we the people, are the present day version of the militia as delineated when it was written.
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