The 2nd amendment is something many Americans hold on to with conviction and every ounce of strength and fiber from within themselves.
The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights
Amendment 2-Right to Bear Arms Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Not everyone however believes that every citizen has the right to bear arms and that there should be a certain level of gun control.
The articles below share opinions for both.
Not a Second Class Right: The Second Amendment Today by Nelson Lund
The Reasonable Right to Bear Arms by Adam Winkler
With every multiple shooting episode which is reported in the news, including those who were confirmed terrorists in San Bernardino, the White House takes the opportunity to politicise and to emphatically state the need to create more gun control laws for the United States. Even those who believe strongly in the 2nd Amendment have admitted that there needs to be restrictions on those who are allowed to have legal permits for their right to bear arms.
Note, there are presently restrictions on who can display their right to have a gun. The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits certain people from possessing a firearm. The possession of any firearm by one of these “prohibited persons” is a felony offense.
The list: Who can not own a gun in America?
Before I go on, I want to say that many times logical ideas are turned into laws, created because at the time, they appear to make sense. No one knows this better than those in the those in the trucking industry. As so many of us say, just say that something is in the name of “safety” and you get everyone on board. Well almost everyone. Professional drivers, understand what is coming down the pike when they hear the “safety” case being spouted.
Recently, many have agreed from both sides of the aisle that those with “mental illness” should not own a gun. It sounds logical, correct?
But here is where things can be twisted and used for “another” agenda.
What would the criteria be to constitute a person having mental illness?
When I first heard that people with mental illness shouldn’t own a gun, it made sense to me. Of course we don’t want a lunatic to be a able to have a gun. But then I started thinking; Who are those who would be defining the term “mental illness”? Would it be those advocating strict gun control?
Almost Immediately it came to my mind, depression is considered a part of mental illness and that those with depression, no matter whether it be mild or severe, could theoretically be excluded from being able to have the right to bear arms. Then I took it a step further and thought, perhaps it could even be those who EVER experienced depression being added to that list.
Well I don’t know about you, but I don’t know anyone who has never had a bout with depression. But how would such a thing be able to be proven? I mean, if part of a gun application asked, “Have you ever had any form of depression”, you would probably say no, not even thinking that what you had at the time when your uncle Bob died was serious depression.
But today I read an article and it changed things. My suspicions became more real. The article read,
“Federal panel recommends general physicians screen all adults for depression”
A federal task force recommends that physicians screen pregnant and postpartum women for depression — as well as all other adults.
I’m not saying that Dr.’s aren’t sincerely concerned about people with depression. Instead it’s the idea that authorities. such as the the federal task force, can hide behind the act of “helping people”, then obtaining the data from those who are actually concerned, and eventually using the data for another agenda.
Could this really be used as part of the plan to remove our rights as gun owners? I don’t know, but it had crossed my mind, just sayin’.
Think about it, Those who want to change the 2nd amendment just have to logically create a group that can be added to the “Who can not own a gun in America?” list, then set the parameters and criteria for that list so that it will numerically include a high percentage of the population, and there goes your guns…. without even changing or removing the 2nd amendment.
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!! Protect our Gun Rights
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