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The Second Amendment Was Never About Personal Protection

Posted By admin On December 21, 2012 @ 6:14 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

David Kramer
Lew Rockwell Blog [1]
December 21, 2012

The Second Amendment [2] has nothing to do with personal protection. Owning a gun back in colonial times was like owning a knife and fork. The idea of needing a law to protect one’s right to own a gun would be as ridiculous back then as the idea of needing a law to protect one’s right to own a knife and fork would seem ridiculous to us today. In fact, a number of colonies had laws requiring one to own a gun [3].

The Second Amendment is about the right of the people to form a militia to fight Federal government tyranny. That being said, the FIRST sort of weapon to do that today would be an assault weapon, i.e., NOT a .38 caliber pistol. So EVERYONE—including the NRA—is wrong when they claim that the Federal government can ban (or even regulate) assault weapons. It would be like Hitler claiming he had the right to ban or regulate the U.S. military during WWII, i.e., telling the U.S. military which weapons it could and could not use against the Wehrmacht.

The fact that the Federal government does regulate firearms is just one more glaring proof that the U.S. Constitution is meaningless. It also proves that government itself—because it is a forced monopoly of force—will always become more and more abusive and tyrannical as time goes on.

Let’s hear it for voluntaryism [4].


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[1] Lew Rockwell Blog: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/129141.html

[2] Second Amendment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

[3] had laws requiring one to own a gun: http://www.saf.org/journal/16/colonialfirearmregulation.pdf

[4] voluntaryism: http://voluntaryist.com/fundamentals/introduction.html

[5] Sharpton on 2nd Amendment: ‘People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sharpton-on-2nd-amendment-%e2%80%98people-do-not-have-the-right-to-unregulated-rights-in-this-country%e2%80%99.html

[6] Lindsey Graham Isn’t Sure If Bloggers Deserve ‘First Amendment Protection’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lindsey-graham-isnt-sure-if-bloggers-deserve-first-amendment-protection.html

[7] VIDEO: Obama Supports Feinstein’s Roll Back of The 2nd Amendment: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-supports-feinsteins-roll-back-of-the-2nd-amendment.html

[8] Second Amendment Opponents Regroup as Dust Settles Following Illinois Concealed Carry Ruling: http://www.prisonplanet.com/second-amendment-opponents-regroup-as-dust-settles-following-illinois-concealed-carry-ruling.html

[9] Michael Moore: Reid would betray 2nd Amendment if his grand children were killed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-moore-reid-would-betray-2nd-amendment-if-his-grand-children-were-killed.html

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