The Second Amendment to the Constitution is not aimed at hunting, nor is it aimed at self-protection from individuals. It is strictly aimed at the people being able to defend themselves against a repressive government – which we are slowly getting under this administration, with that socialist in the White House, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and their kind.
If the government has assault weapons, then the people need access to them to put down a repressive government. They need the same firepower. There should be no limit on what law-abiding citizens should have access to.
What needs to be done is to punish those who take guns and injure or kill people. For example, the individual who shot up the movie theater in Colorado. Have a hearing before a judge, have the judge render a sentence, then execute him – or turn him over to the families of the victims. It would send a message to others, and the taxpayers would not have to pay for room and board, attorneys, medical treatment, etc.
I have no problem with state-operated background checks. They should be done. I do have a problem with federal checks and guidelines, as it is obvious how out of control the federal government gets. Hitler confiscated guns in Germany, and what happened? If any politician votes to eliminate the rights of law-abiding citizens, then vote them out, or if they want people’s guns let them personally go from door to door and attempt to collect them. I can assure that they would not like the results, because I know what part of the gun most people would let them have.
Guns do not kill – people do! I have a number of guns in my home, and several could be considered assault weapons based on some of the descriptions I have heard. I carry a sidearm at all times; it is for my protection and those around me. Like it or not, people believe a confrontation with an overbearing government is coming, and it is – and I for one am prepared.
A state does not need the permission of the federal government to secede from the union. It is up to each state and its citizens. Read the opinion of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase right after the War of Northern Aggression against the South; he stated that there was not anything in the Constitution prohibiting states from leaving the Union.