The marches led across America were very moving. I was really proud of our young people taking their part in such a democratic constitutional part of our government. It was a chance to address their grievances in hopes of being heard to make changes.
As I have told many of my friends, at no time will the 2nd Amendment be in jeopardy in this great country of ours. If the NRA or anyone tells you otherwise, they are wrong period. The 2nd Amendment is the same in 2018 as it was in 1776. All of our states and commonwealth holdings must abide by the 2nd Amendment.
We will cover how an amendment to the constitution is changed and then talk about who is really in charge of gun control.
To change any of the constitution, both houses of US Congress has to agree with 2/3rds of both houses the changes to be made. Then, the changes are sent to the states for ratification. 3/4ths of the states (38 states) must ratify the changes by their legislature or special ratifying conventions by a specified time period. A president cannot change the constitution. The Supreme Court cannot change the constitution. That is under the law of 1 USC 106b and the Constitution itself.
But, this actor said and that actor said…. They were paid advertisement by the NRA. Do not be so blinded by money and pretty bright lights and specialized advertising. Ones fears of protection or having something taken away from them can be used against you. There are companies paid to do just that and they have been around for a long time.
Who is really in charge of gun sales and possession thereof? The states. Each state has their own agenda for legality when it comes to gun control, however they cannot take your weapons away from you because of the 2nd Amendment.
I heard today: that is what Hitler did to the Jews. They took their guns. Well, Adolf Hitler is dead, this isn’t World War II, they didn’t have a 2nd Amendment, nor was their government set up the way ours is. History cannot repeat itself. There can be many similarities.
Each state can set laws allowing for certain weapons to be possessed and owned, licensed or not. A state cannot take your weapon that you have protecting your domicile, unless there is a legal entanglement involved. Then that is a wholly different matter in context.
My suggestion is to gun owners, know the laws in your state. Do not wait or depend on lobbyist groups like the NRA to tell you anything. We are supposed to be intelligent individuals, well it is time in this case to act like one. God gave us brains, USE THEM!
There are more than 300 million weapons owned currently in America. 5 million of them are AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. Assault weapons are what is used by the military and law enforcement. Educated yourself on the difference. Assault weapons have generally been banned except with a special ATF Licenses. These type license do not come easily and are generally issued with special provisions. However, AR-15 was a weapon originally designed for military use as an automatic and re-designed for use as a semi-automatic. They had been illegal in some states but slowly they have become legal.
The NRA will tell you they aren’t a lobbyist group. YES, THEY ARE. They are registered in Washington, DC as a lobbyist group. They really lobby in the states because the states laws do not have the same requirements of reporting lobbyist funds as the national government does. If you don’t believe it check it out on your own. There are enough government websites that are available due to the Federal Information Act. Just “Google” list of government registered lobbyists. To see if the information is official most times it will read (dot) gov.
We as a society so steeped in automated technological advances will believe almost anything on the internet, especially if it is untrue—a lie. Including what comes out of the mouths of our government. Do not be so obtuse nor naïve when it comes to common sense. The NAACP use to have a slogan “The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Well it is. We all have them. We all took hopefully took government and history in school. If you have never actually read the constitution, read it; the “Federalist Papers” – read it.
It is our duty to get involved with our government. It is our duty to criticize our government and share the jokes that the comedians make about our elected officials. I remember late former Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan were roasted often (Nixon more so after he resigned). The former Presidents GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama all were at the brunt of a lot of jokes as well. Some very malicious but funny. Many time Chevy Chase would pretend to be Ford and trip down the stairs from Air Force 1. Reagan had horse jokes, the Bushes had family jokes, Clinton had sex jokes, Obama well what can I say… I won’t, but they were pretty bad as well—racial in nature. However, bi-racial jokes would have been funnier. Joke is a joke is a joke.
Out of the mouth of children, Jesus favorite were children, there comes truth, hope and dreams of growing up in a safe world. If we cannot do our parts as a society, then we all have failed. It takes a community to raise a child. Always has and always will. If think for one minute you raised your children by yourself, then you either locked up somewhere with no exposure to anything or raised them on a deserted island with just you and them.
Yolanda R. King was in Washington DC standing tall like the grandfather she never knew, Martin Luther King. She said, “I have a dream that enough is enough.”
There were millions who marched today across this great land of ours. No more violence, gun control is needed. It as a March for our Lives. State and national legislatures I would be very afraid for your jobs if you all don’t cooperate. Many of these young people will be turning and are already 18 and have taking the opportunity to vote. Do not fall into the NRA green machine of its money. Government control does not need to be handled by big mega corporations but by the people.
This is just my opinion. It is meant as no harm to anyone or inanimate object. It is not malicious because I am not a malicious person. It is done to exercise my rights in Freedom of Speech in accordance with 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America in which I am a naturally born citizen of.
Freedom… it is all about freedom to choose. Freewill was given to us by God and no man can take that away from us.