William Hamilton / Central View
Grand County, CO Colorado

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Central View: Gun control: Katie, bar the door!

Not enough Democrats in Congress will vote to help the Dear Leader nullify

the Second Amendment.

So watch for the Obama administration to push for the U.S. Senate to ratify

the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. Ratified treaties trump our Constitution and

would allow the U.N. to decide who, if anyone, in this country can "keep and

bear arms."

For convenience of reference, we can call the Dear Leader's coalition of

gun-grabbers the National Association of Intensely Vociferous Endeavors

(NAIVE). The problem with NAIVE is that they think the Second Amendment has

something to do with killing deer. Wrong.

Back in 1791, when the Bill of Rights was adopted, virtually every family

had firearms to put meat on the table. There were no gun-grabbers like

NAIVE. So, the actual purpose of the Second Amendment was to guard against

the advent of another tyrannical government like the recently expelled

British, to enable the citizens and local militia to repel attacks by

hostile natives, and to protect against infringements of the Third

Amendment, which says: "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in

any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a

manner to be prescribed by law."

You see, prior to the American Revolution, the colonists were required by

Great Britain to provide room and board for the King's soldiers. Suffice it

say to that "couth" was unknown to the common British soldier. The colonists

took exception to the loutish British military swilling down their food and

drink at the family dinner table. They took exception the soldiers' attempts

to rape their wives and daughters. They took exception to the soldiers

slaughtering their cattle, taking the milk from their cows, and grilling

their chickens. Picky, those colonists.

The King's rationale was that he was providing protection to the colonists

from the French and from the Indians. Therefore, the colonists should be

grateful. But the colonists already had firearms for home defense. Via their

local militia organizations, the colonists could defend themselves from

Indian attacks. As for the French, the colonists weren't worried about them.

Also, the French had much better table manners

Today, NAIVE puts forth the specious argument that only one or two bullets

are needed to kill a deer. True. But if your home is attacked by some

madman, or a violent gang, or a government gone hog-wild, you will need lots

of bullets to defend your family. Without firearms for home defense, about

all you can say is: "Katie, bar the door!"


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