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.
I was raised with Rifles and Shot Guns in an open gun rack with ammo next to my bed. I have fired and was trained on many, many types of weapons while in the Military. In my opinion I have considerable knowledge about guns and weapons. I believe in the right of the citizens to keep various types of guns and rifles.
When the right of the people to keep and bear Arms begins to violate “the security of a free State” something needs to be done about it.
The Second Amendment talks about “the security of a free state.” It talks about “A well regulated Militia.”
When the security of a free State is violated, as in the case of people who aren’t fit to be around weapons or in the case of weapons designed for mass killing, the Second Amendment is clear. We need to do something to insure the security of a free State.
Also, the phrase, “the right of the people to keep and bears Arms,”goes back to the subject at the beginning of the Second Amendment sentence. The subject is, “A well regulated Militia.”
This amendment states the people have the right to keep and bear Arms when in a well regulated Militia; And the right of the people to keep and bear arms is to help in the security of a free state.
This amendment does not state anywhere that guns cannot be regulated.
In fact, it states, when the security of a free state is violated, something must be done about it. Today there is a tremendous violation of the security of the United States by people who use guns to terrorize their fellow citizen.
There is a great need to put in some sort of regulations to keep weapons out of the hands of those who are not fit to handle them. If those of us who believe in the right of individuals to keep and bear Arms don’t do something about handling the violence put forth by those unfit to bear Arms, someone else will make regulations we do not want or that will take all of our guns away.
Responsible gun owners need to stand up and take responsibility for our industry. If we don’t, someone eventually will and we may not like the results.
The first place I would start, is removing the Gun Industry’s exemption from Product Liability. Removing their Product Liability exemption may be enough to ensure that we have security in our free States. They may be motivated to produce weapons with the latest electronic safety devices that would be called Smart Guns using the latest computer programing technology. This would motivate the Gun Industry to increase their level of Quality Control, on their product, aimed at gun safety.
This Tech would not be legislated. The industry would step up because they would not be exempt from product liability. The most important point in this discussion is, that the WHOLE 2nd Amendment must be enforced. And, you and I and other gun owners and supporters have the best knowledge and experience to do it. If we don’t, we someday may lose our right to bear arms because we did nothing.
The 2nd Amendment talks about, “the security of a Free State.” “The security of a free State” is being violated by the gun violence going on today. We need to make sure ALL parts of the 2nd Amendment are not infringed upon! Guns are suppose to contribute to the security of a free State, not destroy it.
We must not forget the phrase, “the security of a free state.” When that is violated something needs to be done about handling it. This is as important if not more important than the right to bear arms. As gun supporters we are equipped with the best and most experience in establishing regulations to make sure gun owners do not violate the security of a free state. The first place to start is to remove the gun industry’s product liability exemption. That by itself may handle the situation. It would greatly increase their motivation to manufacture and retrofit guns with the latest computer programmed gun safety technology.
What I am talking about would not in any way shape or form restrict the ability of others to ensure the security of “their free state.” It would in reality increase their security. It would increase their security to keep and bear arms. Like I said we the gun supporters have the best knowledge and experience to make sure we all keep the right to bear arms and MAINTAIN THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE!