Our founding fathers created a document which was the fruit of many years living under a tyrannical government. Excessive taxes, having to board British troops when there was little to support themselves and families, enduring unreasonable search and seizures and the list goes on. They therefore created a document which would become timeless and the envy of many countries around the world.
Study will show that each sentence was drafted with depth and reflection as well as concern as to how this document would survive the test of time. The Amendments were added to address the changes that would face the country. History has shown their successful forethought to be unimaginable at the time.
While many amendments address specific wrongs levied upon our citizens so they would not happen again, others were placed to guarantee freedom of speech, peaceful assembly and The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms.
They recognized that tyranny could come not only from outside the country but from within. Hence the 2nd Amendment, our ability to defend ourselves not only from invasion, but from our own government. Thomas Jefferson once said, "If people fear their government, there is tyranny, when the government fears their people, there is Liberty!
The 2nd Amendment was not drafted to protect deer hunting or target shooting to which some representatives today seem to subscribe. Radicals like Senator Diane Feinstein (D of California), author of the so called "Assault Weapons Ban" of the 1990's completely disregard the intention of the 2nd Amendment and skew it to favor their ill-conceived agenda to remove guns from law-abiding America. Even she must know the criminals will neither give up nor register guns. She, like President Obama, coming from states with the most stringent gun control laws in the country, while enjoy the highest major crime statistics in the country with Chicago alone reporting 506 murders in 2012!
Self defense is a human right. To be able to do that you must be able to counter with the same weapons you may have to face. Firearm cosmetics and multi-round magazine bans will do nothing to protect us from criminals, they'll always have guns. New laws won't help because criminals don't obey them.
Can our representatives really be that dumb?
I'm just say