Second Amendment Reminder for Obama

Let’s take a quick look at the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and then let’s remind the Democrat candidates for president about the amendment.

Amendment 2
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.

Take a look at the phrase “the people.” What amendments reference the people?

The First Amendment references the people and their right to peaceably assemble. The Fourth Amendment references the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Amendment nine, 10 and 17 also reference rights of the people.

Question for Barack Obama. What part of the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed don’t you understand? From the Issues page.

He supports a national law against carrying concealed weapons. Will he allow us to carry at all?

Carrying a firearm for personal and family protection is the great equalizer when someone tries to hurt you. If you are a four-eleven female in a parking garage, in a mall, at church, or even at home, and a six-foot male tries to attack you, you can equalize the fight.

Someone who is properly trained to carry a firearm, who is not a felon, should be able to protect themselves. Period.

It’s clear, Obama want to take away the rights of the good guys to carry a weapon concealed. Criminals tend to not care about the law. So they will continue to use them. Guns are not going away.

Let’s watch to see if Obama changes his position as time gets closer to the election.

How About Knife Control?

Here’s a new – but old – story for readers; 3 Students Stabbed; Pa. School Evacuated. I think that we need federal knife control legislation. How many kids need to get hurt or die? Not one more I say!

READING, Pa. (AP) – Three students were stabbed Wednesday morning at a junior/senior high school by an angry student who had a canister of propane when confronted by school administrators, school and police officials said. The student at Antietam Middle-Senior High School in Lower Alsace Township was taken into custody by police after school officials disarmed the boy. Students were evacuated to a district building in a neighboring community.

Principal James Snyder said he and a teacher were responding to a disturbance when they confronted the student, who held them at bay with the canister.

“He was very upset with the school and with all the people who were in the school at that particular time,” Snyder said.

When the boy would not surrender, a teacher swatted the student’s arm, knocking the canister from his hand, Snyder said.

I’m glad that the three kids are going to be okay and suffered only minor injuries, and yes, I know, a firearm would have done more damage. How about we do some research on the number of people who are seriously injured or killed by a knife or blunt object, and compare that to those seriously injured or killed by firearms?

Gun control does not solve issues. In general, criminals do not buy guns legally and they don’t follow the law anyway. It does not mean much for them. It does however, prevent people from evening the odds and protecting themselves.