The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “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.”
We hear the term “right” bandied around an awful lot, especially in the context of gun control. The Second Amendment to the US Constitution states that citizens have the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right belongs to individuals, while also ruling that the right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation of either firearms or similar devices.State and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing this right, per the incorporation of the Bill of Rights.
The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. Sir William Blackstone described this right as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense and resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state.
The left’s ‘choice of scapegoat makes no sense.’ TOMI LAHREN’S FINAL THOUGHTS VIA Fox News
The FBI failed. The Broward County Sheriff’s Department failed. And yet some on the left, and the mainstream media, are still blaming the NRA for this horrific tragedy?
Listen up, those who are pulling ads, discounts and cutting relationships with the NRA. And those erecting billboards with the slogan, “Kill the NRA.” Let’s get something straight: The NRA did not kill 17 people in Parkland, Florida. Nor did a member of the NRA.
That’s not a feeling. That’s a fact.
So why are some of you still beating this war drum against the NRA? What will that solve? You want a scapegoat for this tragedy – I get it. But with all the failures and lack of accountability – from state and federal government agencies, to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel – your choice of scapegoat makes no sense.
In the wake of tragedy, it’s easy to let our emotions and anger get the best of us. But take a break from thinking with just your heart, and use your head, too. This isn’t a gun control issue.
The Broward County Sheriff’s department, along with the FBI, let warning signs fall through the cracks. Local AND federal authorities received numerous calls about Nikolas Cruz before the attack. Including warnings he was killing animals. At least four of those warnings suggested he could carry out a school shooting. Not to mention a 911 call that said he had pointed a gun at someone.
But that’s not all. In November of last year, the sheriff’s office received a tip from a caller warning Cruz was collecting gun and knives. Then, in January, the FBI failed to investigate YET ANOTHER tip, warning that Cruz was a threat.
How does this happen? And furthermore, why the heck did the school’s armed deputy – who was on the scene when the shooting started – not try to stop Cruz? These are the questions we need to be asking.
Sometimes the cops fail, the administration fails, the bureaucracy fails and evil slips through the cracks. That’s why we have the individual right to keep and bear arms.
The last thing we ought to do is give away those Second Amendment rights in response to this tragedy. We give those rights away … we will not get them back.