The Second Amendment – 27 Words That Define a Nation

The Second Amendment - 27 Words That Define a Nation
The Second Amendment – 27 Words That Define a Nation
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USA -(AmmoLand.com)- “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.”

27 words.

In the USA, these are 27 of the most important words ever written. 27 words that insure the ability of an armed rebel force to fight for Freedom against those who would attempt to enslave us. 27 words that whisper menacingly…” we will not go gently into that good night”. 27 words that separate us from every other Nation on this planet we call home. 27 words that protect the other 7591 words in the Constitution and Bill of Rights of these United States of America. 27 words that men and women of this great Country are ready, willing and able to live for, to fight for and to die for.

27 words.

Those 27 words evoke more words… Strong. Spirit. Flag. Noble. Fearless. Stoic. Honor. Liberty. Integrity. Independence. Brave. Preserve. Defend. Fight. Rebel. Loyalty. Timeless.

The simplicity of the Second Amendment is in its wording. There are no extraneous or superfluous words or reasoning. It is bare bones, austere and elegant in it’s simplistic message.

“A well regulated militia,” as defined in parlance from 1789, meant a civilian military force, using arms in working order, functioning as expected, “being necessary to the security of a free State,” States were expected to defend themselves against a tyrannical government militia, “the Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” To ensure the ability to form the civilian militia, the people’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon by the very government they may have to defend against.

The Second Amendment - 27 Words That Define a Nation
The Second Amendment – 27 Words That Define a Nation

Those who suggest the Founders had no idea what kind of weaponry would be available in the future, are quite correct. And due to this inability to see into the future, the Founders did not restrict the arms the People could keep and bear. They understood that warfare and it’s machinations change, morph and advance, and by leaving the Second Amendment without restrictions, the People would always have access to the arms of the military they may be forced to defend against, allowing the People to fight against the very tyranny the Founding Fathers had just faced… and defeated.

In truth, the Second Amendment is much more than the sum of its words, it is the line of demarcation for a way of life as defined by either the Left or the Right.

Say “Second Amendment” to a Liberal and it isn’t just about guns, its about a perceived lifestyle that is a complete 180 degrees away from their beliefs. Their thoughts might look like this – Rednecks, Christians, Beer, Rural, Stupid, Conservative, Backwards, Selfish, Thoughtless, Racist, Bigot, Hater, Wingnut.

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If a Liberal brings up the Second Amendment, a gun owner might immediately think – Lefty, Socialist, Godless, Safe Space, Trigger Words, Racist, Bigot, Liberal, Self Righteous, Arrogant, Pompous, Wealth Sharing, Free College, Free Healthcare, Libtard.

In the end, protecting the Second Amendment is truly the defense of our Country, our history, our National pride, our individuality, our personal freedoms… our very way of life.

Come this November, America is going to be defined by the voters of this Country. The next President will load the Supreme Court with either Constitutional Justices who will research and understand the intent of the original framers, or Liberal activist Justices who believe our Constitution and our way of life is a thing of the past and rule accordingly – and these Justices will hold sway over our Rights for decades to come.

The Second Amendment is the touchstone of our Constitution and the base that all other Amendments stand firm upon. If the Second Amendment should fall, the rest will follow, tumbling our Country and our American way of life into the basement of history, the trap door slamming shut, never to be seen or heard from again.

This cannot be allowed.

“I want to die a slave to principles, not men.” “I’d rather die on my feet, than to live on my knees.” ~ Emiliano Zapata

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Marshall Sprague
Marshall Sprague
4 years ago

What was the primary purpose of the Second Amendment? To guarantee the right to keep and bear arms to defend against the reemergence of tyranny. When the Constitution was ratified in 1788, Memory of fighting Red Coats and of lost family members and friends was fresh in the minds of surviving patriots. They believed the best defense against tyranny is an armed citizenry. Just three years later the Bill of Rights was ratified. The Second Amendment guaranteed there would be an armed citizenry. ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 15 The Congress shall have Power To …provide for calling forth the… Read more »

Christopher Eller
Christopher Eller
4 years ago

The only thing missing is a clear indicator of WHEN there is tyranny and WHEN a would be traitor becomes a patriot by picking up arms and reclaiming the country. Remember Willie Horton and the October Surprise? If they kill Trump in October that is the signal for Rule 308.

TEX
TEX
4 years ago

@Fastpat,I agree. If the bull dyke gets the White House that’s exactly what will happen in Texas.

Ed
Ed
4 years ago

For those who need to see the post-Scalia SCOTUS interpret and apply the Second Amendment, the twelve pages of the Jaime Caetano v. Massachusetts case unanimously decided 7-0 on March 21, 2016 are a required read: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/14-10078_aplc.pdf It appears that the Supreme Court explicitly wants lower courts to understand that “The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully… Read more »

Sgt. Saxon
Sgt. Saxon
4 years ago

Oldshooter, your post was both stirring and articulate. Thank you, sir. “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” John Adams Irrespective of the fact it may be nearing that fateful end, we yet bear the same obligation both the founding fathers had and the untold number of Americans who have served and fallen for Old Glory had. And that is to sacrifice, and if need be, lay down our lives for a country that has provided us so much. Unfortunately, this is no longer hyperbole. To every generation there comes a time when the figurative… Read more »

Eric_CA
Eric_CA
4 years ago

I like Branco, too! I also like Michael Ramirez.

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AmmoLand has added Michael Ramirez cartoons to our daily publishing.

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Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago

When the Congress submitted the first twelve amendments to the States for ratification, the States did not ratify the first two. What we call the First Amendment was third in order, The Second Amendment was fourth in order. What we call teh Twenty-seventh Amendment is the original first amendment which did not have a time limit for ratification as amendments today include. As adopted by Congress the amendment had ONE comma. This was verified by the Congressional Research Service in responses to a question asked of Congressman Paul Findley R-IL20 District about forty-five years ago by myself. I had noticed… Read more »

Eric_CA
Eric_CA
4 years ago

Good posts Macklin, F. Wilt, .

Sprague, nobody’s perfect, but I’m glad you support the basis of the Second Amendment.

Eric_CA
Eric_CA
4 years ago

I like Branco too. I also like Michael Ramirez.

The following is one good example of Ramirez’s work:

http://www.investors.com/image/RAMclr-031015-little-league-IBD-COLOR-FINAL147.gif.cms

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AmmoLand has added Michael Ramirez cartoons to our daily publishing.

https://www.ammoland.com/tags/michael-ramirez/

Thanks for the feedback.

Fastpat
Fastpat
4 years ago

For the southern states, secession is the only answer. The US government cannot be mended or healed by voting.

oldshooter
oldshooter
4 years ago

The idea that the 2nd Amendment only covers militia service and purposes is incorrect from a grammatical standpoint, and there is no reason to think the drafters were poor grammarians-quite the opposite, in fact. Because of the way the explanatory “militia clause” is used in the amendment, it is not, grammatically speaking, a limitation on the imperative, “shall not be infringed” clause. However, there is a much more far reaching principle involved. If you consider their writings at the time, and the principles the Founding Fathers were basing our country and government on, you will see that the most fundamental… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago

Any weapon is an arm that is protected if it could have a military purpose. During the Vietnam War the Army had Ruger Standard Model .22 pistols with noise suppressors for covert operations. The Air Force and Navy issued 38 Special revolvers to pilots. The Army and Marine Corps issued Winchester Model 70 in caliber 30/06 or 7.62×51 or Remington 700 and 40X target rifles for sniper use. Off the shelf Remington 870 and Ithaca 37 riots guns and Winchester Model 12 and 1200 shotguns were in short civilian supply because the government was buying so many of them. In… Read more »

Roy F. Wilt
Roy F. Wilt
4 years ago

Even People who support the Second Amendment don’t realize that We really are one Heart Beat away from the Second Revolution. If Trump loses this election, Hillary and the Democrats WILL come for your Guns. Then you have only Two choices: 1, Turn them in. or 2, Shoot them. There will be no in between, no sitting on the fence. So if you are not willing to Die for the Constitution I advise you to sell all you Guns and Ammo now! Oh Yeah, I forgot, sell all your knives, hammers, pointy sticks, and all the rocks in your back… Read more »

Odysseus M Tanner
Odysseus M Tanner
4 years ago

“austere and elegant in it’s simplistic message” It’s “simple”, not “simplistic”!

Marshall Sprague
Marshall Sprague
4 years ago

On many issues I am very liberal.’The Constitution ratified in 1788 contains the Militia Clause and the Organizing the Militia Clause. The Army Clause was intended to control The President from waging war without congressional approval. With no standing army and small state-controlled militias the nation was vulnerable to invasion and insurrection. What was the purpose of the Second Amendment? After the Constitution was ratified in 1788, Citizens demanded that individual rights be protected. Just three years later, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. The Second Amendment resulted from the belief that the best defense against tyranny is an… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago

The Bill of Rights became the selling point for ratification of the new United States Constitution which had to be ratified by the States. Many spoke against ratification because the rights of the People were seen as vulnerable to Federal power. Patrick Henry spoke against Virginia ratifying the Constitution speaking of the States depending on an organized militia, paid by the Federal government and under the Control of the President. He spoke the simple truth, if the states were only allowed to have arms supplied by the Federal government and only the organized, or Select Militia, was to be armed,… Read more »

hippybiker
hippybiker
4 years ago

I like Branco too! Especially the way he makes Hillary look like the Demon she really is.
As an aside, if it comes down to it;I will die standing in a pile of empty Brass and empty Mags with a smoking hot rifle in my hands! I won’t live on my face with a boot on my neck, or looking out the slots of a Boxcar.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
4 years ago

Come this November, America is going to be defined by the NON voters of this Country. Those who are too lazy to bother to REGISTER to vote, much less cast a ballot. Those who care more about Monday Night Football and celebrities than the future of the USA. ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’- Pogo.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

I like Branco, too!

Hipshot
Hipshot
4 years ago

I like Branco! 🙂

Subscriber
Subscriber
4 years ago

Thank you for finally going with something other than mediocre Branco. It’s a breath of fresh air. For a while, it was the same thing over and over again.

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Find us another Conservative Cartoonist and we would be glad to feature them.

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AmmoLand has added Michael Ramirez cartoons to our daily publishing.

https://www.ammoland.com/tags/michael-ramirez/

Thanks for the heads up.