Freedom Haters Repeat After Me – There Is No Debate!

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Freedom Haters Repeat After Me – There Is No Debate!

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The political left likes to refer to it as a “debate,” as if somehow the nations' Founding Father's didn't know what they were doing when they wrote the Second Amendment to the U.S Constitution.

This, by the way, infers that they (the socialist left) know better what the Second Amendment means than the men who wrote it. Of course, that's patently absurd, but in today's day and age of instant communication and fake news, the vast majority of which leans socialist left, it's understandable why they believe their interpretation as the truth. I mean come on, when MSDNC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS (and sometimes FOX-See Sheppard Smith, Juan Williams or Judge Napolitano) always tow your line and push your narrative, it's hard to see otherwise.

Let me give you an example of what I'm referring to. The hard-line gun prohibitionists like to tell us that the Second Amendment applies only to a connection with military service, such as a national guard, for example, and not the individual people. In other words, they would have us believe it belongs to the state. I forget how many times I've mentioned this over the years on air, but the authors of the Bill of Rights said “the people” in the document, five times including the Second Amendment “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

  • Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
  • Amendment II: 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.
  • Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
  • Amendment IX: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
  • Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

The meaning of the word “people” is so clear that one would have to be stretching the truth (read: lying) to infer the word meant anything other than the individual.

In fact, Amendment IV connects the word “people” to the word “person,” Amendment IX refers to the “people” without any other reference, and Amendment X clearly separates the “people” from the “state.” To believe otherwise would mean Amendment IX should have read “shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the states, or by the people.” Of course, the reason the founders didn't include “by the states” in Amendment IX is that states don't have rights and any invocation that they do only applies to powers (which are not unlimited and are subject to review and oversight) by the people if they are found to be unconstitutional.

Here's the bottom line: The authors of our Bill of Rights didn't make a mistake.

They actually knew what they were doing and articulated their intent clearly and unambiguously. If they had meant something else, they would have simply said it rather than cryptically written other amendments in ways that would have required centuries of debating and deciphering, instead, they were crystal clear – we, (the people), have an individual right to bear arms that shall not be infringed. You know it, I know it, and they know it. There is no debate now, and there has never been unless of course, you're a leftists socialist who seeks to control me – and good luck with that!

Mark Walters


About Mark WaltersMark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)

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    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mark Walters, In your para. 2, I think that you mean state indirectly, which would be imply.
    V/r,
    WB

    Craig
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    Craig

    All ‘gun control laws’ are un-Constitutional. Article 6, U.S. Constitution “The Constitution…shall be the supreme law of the land”. Therefore, no legislative law, Executive Order or local decree may limit, deny, change or modify the Constitution. THAT is called the ‘Supremacy Clause’ Article 6 continues “All laws must conform to and be made pursuant to the Constitution”. Therefore, any legislative law, Executive Order or local decree not in 100% harmony with the U.S. Constitution, is null & void. Americans could own any firearm of any type they wanted until the 1934 NFA. The U.S. Congress fearing the WW1 veterans they… Read more »

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Good one and a billboard would be good but it would take too much room to explain it to progressives.

    Phil in TX
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    Phil in TX

    Let us not forget that the founders believed that these enumerated rights were given to “the people” by God Almighty. They were not “granted to “the people” by the Constitution, “the people” had these rights from birth until death, and they were, per the Constitution, NOT TO BE ABRIDGED BY THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! PERIOD! THERE IS NO DEBATE! So sit your snowflake butts down and STFU!
    There is only one exception to this: Those that are judged to be insane and felons lose these rights. That is all.

    Phil in TX

    David
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    David

    1775 Our War of Independence.
    1789 Constitution
    1812 Our War to Keep our Independence
    1968 … the very first year that felons were deprived of their Secondment Rights.
    2019 … today
    So for 193 years felons had their Second Amendment Rights.
    So for 51 years felons had their Second Amendment Rights.
    Who was correct in their actions Founding Father and Citizens 1775 to 1967 or sheep and wolves … commie nazis fascists 1968 to 2019 ? The Founding Fathers were correct 1775 to 1967 and still are today….

    John
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    John

    The left now attack the Duke, wanting to tear down his statute and rename John Wayne Airport.

    The left preached tolerance for years and years – and once accommodated, the end result is they now have no tolerance.

    Hopefully the good folk of CA will see this for what it is, a racist bigot ploy by spoiled snow flakes, and provide notice, touch the Duke, whoop ass time!

    Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson
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    Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson

    I left California 14 years ago before I killed some dumb ass liberal. The two most important beings to me were born there, my son and my favorite dog of all time. And I often miss the weather especially when there is a couple of feet of snow on the Iowa ground. But I hope and pray for a military liberation of California.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Dr T, California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Mass. etc are in full rebellion to the Constitution. Activate the Ca Nat. Guard and send them to NY. Activate the New York Nat. Guard and send them to CA. Does Connecticut have a National Guard? If so send them to the Presbyterian Church in Ft. Dodge to … to … to count the beer bottles in the basement.

    Darkman
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    Darkman

    First off and a little late. Welcome to Iowa. Hell the cold and snow is what keeps the loonies away. I too would like to see the liberation of not only California but’ all of Our Nation. And yes it will require FOA to accomplish. The only problem is the longer socialism is allowed to flourish. The harder it is to Kill. Keep Your Powder Dry.

    Phil in TX
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    Phil in TX

    ABSOLUTELY!

    Phil in TX

    Bill
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    Bill

    The ones who say, “You need to make room in this world for everyone,” commonly have an interesting change of tune when they get into control. Be kind and helpful to all, but NEVER sacrifice your strength to others, in an assumption that they, too, will be benevolent. Be proud and strong in what you are, always, even as you show respect and provide reasonable accommodation to others.

    Crotalus Maxximus
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    Crotalus Maxximus

    The DemonRats have united all of the leftist fringe groups into one fighting machine. If/When they gain power and nationalize everything and everyone they will start the internal power struggle and start slitting each others throats.

    Gunner98
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    Gunner98

    By indoctrination and subversion, the true meaning of the 2A is slowly but surely being distorted and diminished. THE PEOPLE, not THE STATE, were the recognized holders of the right to self and community defense; by their ability to own, possess and bear arms (weapons of choice). But not according to the left, as Mr Walters so adroitly points out. By insisting that the right of self defense is a function of government only, the ability of the individual to self protect (in the absence of or when faced by government force) is negated. Also appreciated his reference to the… Read more »

    Nottingham
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    Nottingham

    Concur! Our rights are not negotiable. EVER!!!

    If someone could have the opportunity to shake that SOB by the neck. They’ll get charged for murder and a pardon would not bother me. But there is a untenable situation arising below the surface of all this left nut craziness and the refusal of immediate direct 2A protective action.

    Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson
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    Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson

    DAMN RIGHT!!!

    Out Fang Thief
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    Out Fang Thief

    Are You Smarter Than A Founding Father?
    If you believe that you are….you aren’t. In fact, there’s a petard waiting for you by which you will soon hang yourself.

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    Well done on this Mark, well done.

    Darkman
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    Darkman

    Absolutely FN love the Sam Kinison reference. I sure he’s twisting in his grave over the PC culture that is slowly destroying Freedom of Speech. I’m headed to find some old Kinison bits and have a good laugh. Thankx

    hippybiker
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    hippybiker

    Great article but you preach to choir. Also, if you’re gonna republish t(e second amendment, get it right.
    “ 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.”
    Adding extra commas alters the meaning of the meaning of the text.

    Mr. Bill
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    Mr. Bill

    The copies of the Bill of Rights in possession of the U.S. National Archive include the commas.
    https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/downloads

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    No, it does not. Nice try; no cigar.

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    Cluck Kant is a socialists/marxists conception the soviet duperman. Remember! So… shhhh!!! Be [email protected] real quiet like a dead rat…. ooo-kaaay.
    That’s nice for STFU!

    Mr. Bill
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    Mr. Bill

    Too lazy or too dumb to actually look at the document?

    Mr. Bill
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    Mr. Bill

    Sorry clark no way to delete the comment.

    JVC
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    JVC

    Are the Founding Fathers, gods?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @JVC, gods? You know nothing of God. So an answer would mean nothing to you.

    Sierra556
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    Sierra556

    Nope, just really fricken smart!

    Rocky Mountain
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    Rocky Mountain

    Perhaps the founders had a premonition and forecasted Hamas caucus in Congress rise of Islam in USA so they put 2A in there? Nah, couldn’t be the case everything is fine in USA nothing going on worth paying any attention to everything will be just fine Trump will make it all good while we sit back and making wise cracks at each other as USA goes down just listen to Clark Kent and do not read any open source data pointing anything out just read the comics like Clark. He has your back follow his lead all the way to… Read more »

    Nottinghill
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    Nottinghill

    … and still nothing, nothing at all about the POTUS comments with Piers Morgan On Guns and Suppressors (sorry Silencers). Sounds like he wants more than just those. Sounded like he’s very proud of; bumpstocks and red flag laws. This country is at stake and with it (vice versa) the US Constitution. These are very dangerous times. They’ll take them first city-by-city then one-by-one, next then town-by-town. Then it’s ‘Resist or hand them over’. They will kill resisters and blame them for any and all nearby casualties so individuals are no longer a problem. More Groups/Orgs will be labeled extremists.… Read more »