This weekend we remember and honor those who have sacrificed everything to defend our freedoms. Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press - two tenets of our First Amendment and fundamental for our constitutional republic. Our founding fathers penned these FIRST for a reason. They also saw that the government had the potential to become too powerful and added the freedom to bear arms, not to protect hunters but to protect the hunted citizen from its government. Any usurpation of these rights is wrong and is a clear indication of tyranny in our government.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security.”
As George Washington once said, "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter" and I’d argue the same for the 2nd amendment. If we let the government take away that right, we would likewise be led to the slaughter with no recourse as has happened far too many times in the history of the world.
Make no mistake gun control laws don’t control criminals they control YOU. The only solution that works to prevent a bad person with a gun from hurting the people we love is a good person with a gun. Removing or severely limiting the good person’s ability to keep and bear arms only invites the bad person to hurt us, uninhibited by the good person.
Thank you to all those good people who served our country, protecting us, and gave their lives in that effort. We remember you and we appreciate your sacrifice.