Thursday, January 10, 2013

The battle over gun RIGHTS

NEWS:  There is much talk in Washington about banning guns or certain types of guns.  The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution says, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  This is what Thomas Jefferson said about our right to guns, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”  You will note he does not say our gun rights have anything to do with hunting or sports, but "to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT:  You can (1) contact your members of Congress and tell them you want them to oppose new bans on weapons.  (2) Educate yourself and watch this 13 minute video of the true story of when American citizens took up arms against corrupt government in the 1940s.  A fascinating part of our history that isn't taught in school. 
WARNING:  The short video has some bad language.  I am sorry, but I do not have the ability to take it out.