Central View: Gun control: Katie, bar the door!
Ryan Summerlin February 5, 2013
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
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!”