Intent: A Free People “Should Have Sufficient Arms and Ammunition to Maintain a Status of Independence From Any Who Might Attempt to Abuse Them”
January 24th, 2013
“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
We’ve all heard the argument from those who would disarm America that the Second Amendment is an archaic law that should be repealed, or at the very least re-written. They say that you should turn in your ‘militarized assault’ firearms because they are not necessary for sporting, hunting or personal defense. They tell us that the protections afforded by our right to bear arms are ambiguous and unnecessary in our modern-day society.
But those who support the dismantling our rights under the U.S. Constitution rarely cite our Founders’ reasoning for this fundamental law of the land – whether due to ignorance or because it doesn’t play into their ideologies of an all-knowing, benevolent centralized government.
The following compendium of quotes from our Founders are so clear and succinct that even the most outspoken of gun grabbers would find it impossible to argue the original intent of this essential Constitutional Amendment.