The general conversation today by the public is gun control. I recently saw on a bumper sticker: “Gun control is two hands on your weapon.” Having said that, Joseph Stalin banned guns in Russia in the 1920s. Adolf Hitler banned guns in Germany, also in the 1920s. Because of that, when Germany invaded Russia, the Russians almost were occupied by Germany.
In 1776, the American colonies revolted against England because of no taxation without representation. And that’s how the United States became what it is – a nation of free people. In 1942, the Japanese attacked the United States but did not invade the continental United States, because there were more people with guns on the West Coast, and the Japanese knew it. They did not invade, and because of the Second Amendment rights, we are not speaking to the Japanese today.
We cannot protect the general public from deranged or mentally challenged people, such as Timothy McVey in the Oklahoma bombing. (Do you remember that? And that wasn’t using guns.)
If you think this sounds familiar to what’s happening today, it is. And it is possible. Our founding fathers were far smarter than we think they were. When they gave us the Second Amendment rights, they knew that someday, there would be a political faction that would want to eliminate it.
If you agree, write your political representatives and express your thoughts. If you don’t, we won’t have Second Amendment rights or any other rights at all.