Oct. 3, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: A horribly long 1,206 days still remain in this extremely misguided administration’s term in office…
The Second Amendment to our Constitution states, “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.” NOWHERE does it say or even infer therein that everybody, even convicted murderers and the mentally unbalanced, should have unimpeded, complete access to all sorts of guns, rifles, bombs, or other explosives.Yet, according to the extremely mistaken leadership of the National Rifle Association (the NRA), that is exactly what they say the amendment states – that ANY and ALL people in this country should, and MUST, have the Constitutionally-guaranteed right to own their own personal firearm.
I awoke early Monday morning and flipped on the news. Like most of you, I was horror-stricken to learn that an apparently 64 year old “normal guy” had fired on and killed a group of outdoor concert attendees in Las Vegas. He used an automatic weapon and apparently shot out the glass from two of his hotel windows up on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and then sprayed the area with bullets. Of course, after he senselessly murdered and wounded so many victims, he cowardly turned the gun on himself and ended his own wretched life, just as police broke into his room. As I am writing this on Monday morning, the story is still unfolding, but this is undeniably the WORST mass shooting and killing in American history, with nearly 60 innocent people dead and over 500 wounded!
I wrote on Christmas Eve, 2014, in my post entitled “VICTIMS…AND VICTIMIZERS!” about the rifle-related Sandy Hook murders of innocent children just weeks before Christmas – on how utterly senseless and preventable those lamentable deaths were – and how the NRA’s response to them was unjustifiable and cruel. VERY regrettably, the gun violence situation in this country hasn’t changed one bit since then.
I think right now of a good friend who is dying of cancer. He himself won’t likely see another Christmas. HE knows the value of life, and how precious it truly is, undoubtedly better than all the rest of us combined. HE understands how senseless, preposterous, and irresponsible the NRA’s stand is! Why can’t this reckless and paranoid group get over their completely irrational fear that the federal government is out to enslave us and “take our gins away”, when NO such threat exists? The NRA used to support gun safety and common sense regarding gun ownrtdhip and use. Why is it now that they actively oppose any and all proposed restrictions on gun use or ownership? What the hell has gotten into these idiots, anyway? Why the hell can’t they grasp that NO ONE has the right to maim and murder another, or that gun ownership should be restricted for insane individuals? Will it take a gun-related death of every sitting Congressperson to make them FINALLY realize the NEED for some restrictions on gun ownership and the outright ban of automatic weapons for non-military and non-police civilians?
I urge you to re-read over and over again the wording in our Second Amendment. It states CLEARLY that we have the right to bear arms, but in a WELL-REGULATED MILITIA to protect the security of a free STATE. The NRA, aided by its unethical attorneys, have twisted this meaning to make it appear that anybody has the right to own their own deadly weapon. They have purposely put out a stream of propaganda insisting and demanding that all attempts to regulate gun ownership be resisted at all costs. I would suggest that these people have innocent blood on their hands many times over. Their attitude, as well as that of their avid followers, represents a clear abuse of the Second Amendment – when the hell are we Americans finally going to learn that gun safety laws are NOT unconstitutional and are actually NEEDED?
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