By Al Benson Jr.
Infowars.com put up an article on July 29th that I had not yet seen anywhere else. Upon checking it out I did find it on several other Internet sites, but you can be sure the average American gun owner will miss it because it will probably not show up anywhere in your morning or evening “news” paper.
According to the so-called “most conservative” member of the Supreme Court (I am wondering if there are any real conservatives in that body) Antonin Scalia, “the Second Amendment allows government to regulate firearms.” You read that right. That’s the sum of what he said. According to the Infowars article Scalia claimed “…there are legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that outlaw “frightening weapons” that must be recognized.” Interestingly enough, almost no one mentioned or described what these “frightening” weapons might have been. I did find a site or two that mentioned a certain kind of axe. Interesting, but an axe hardly qualifies as a firearm.
Couching his comments in no doubt purposeful vagueness, during the time of the founders there were “some limitations on the nature of arms that could be borne.”
The article closes out with “Scalia’s remarks arrive as the government gears up an intense propaganda campaign to reimpose the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.”
So, we can see why Scalia has put forth his comments about the limitations of the Second Amendment at this time. As “conservative’ as he is supposed to be, he is willing to help the Marxist Obama regime impose more gun control on American citizens. With “conservatives” like Scalia one wonders what we would do with raving liberals! As conservative as he may have been in the past, on this issue he is siding with the Marxists. They want gun control. So did Hitler.
I have read the Second Amendment and I fail to see Mr. Scalia’s “limitations” as to what kind of weapons could be possessed by Americans. What I am afraid of, especially after the ruling on Obamacare, is that this Supreme Court is now signaling that it is willing to compromise with the current Marxist agenda on the rights of American citizens.
I have no doubt that Mr. Scalia can, at some point in the future, deliver a report, couched in enough legalize that it will appear to tell us the Founders had in mind a form of gun control that limited citizens strictly to the ownership of squirrel rifles for Saturday morning plinking. That’s not what I ever got out of the Amendment but I am sure when Scalia presents his “revision” that’s what it will come out sounding like.
What we have at this point is an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment by all three branches of government. It must be critical for those people to get the Second Amendment so watered down in the next few months that all branches of government are now coordinating their attacks on it. Once the Second Amendment is so ineffectual it will no longer guarantee our rights to gun ownership, what will those people do? Licensing? Confiscation? At least that, but then what? The FEMA “re-education” camps for some as an object lesson to the rest to stay in line or else?
I have said this before and will say it again—once your Second Amendment rights are gone you will have no possible way to protect your First Amendment rights or your Tenth Amendment rights or any of the rest. Think about that.
If the Second Amendment goes whatever rights you still have left will be gutted. I would advise as many people as possible to join groups like the Gun Owners of America, 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, Virginia 22151 and to seek direction as to how we deal with this problem.