The Second Amendment to the US Constitution states: 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.
Today, the US Senate reauthorized the ban on assault weapons by a 52-47 vote. I read about their vote, and my gut instinct was to somehow think that this denied my rights under the United States Constitution. So, I went and re-read the 2nd amendment, and I’m convinced now how silly the NRA’s rabid support for assault weapons is.
I mean, come on, did the framers really have assault weapons in mind? No, more than likely they were protecting the right of ever American citizen, except women and negroes of course, to own a flint-lock muzzle-loader and a black-powder revolver. Not only that, but the emphasis of the amendment is clearly on the regulation of a militia, which means that it was necessary for citizens to have guns because they might be called upon to join a state militia that would not provide them with a gun.
Now, I used to be a card-carrying member of the NRA. My daddy taught me how to shoot when I was about 8 years old, and I must say that I’m a pretty good shot. But I know some folks that have this frightening fetish for firearms. What really, I ask, are they trying to compensate for? Not only that, but most of those types would be the last you’d want fighting in a militia to protect your homestead. They’re fat, tail-gate bubba types that break a sweat walking up the courthouse steps to apply for their hunting license.
I’m not against owning firearms, though. So here’s my solution: I think every United States citizen should have the right to TWO handguns (one for each hip), ONE shotgun, and ONE rifle…that’s it.
And by the way, I’m going to start a lobbying group soon to protect and defend our Constitutional Rights as stated in the 3rd Amendment: “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
That’s right. Ain’t nobody gonna quarter troops in my house. I mean, come on, first they want to take away our cop-killer bullets and automatic assault rifles…next thing they’ll be wanting me to cook, clean for and house some Marine. I ain’t gonna do it I tell ya. I know my rights. If you are interested in joining The National Association Against Quartering Troops–”The NAAQT,” then email me today!!!