It’s the gun’s fault, it’s gun crime - these are chants of the Socialist left, that somehow an inanimate piece of machinery is responsible for shooting someone. They have totally absolved the responsibility of a human being, who must physically handle, load, chamber a cartridge, and pull a trigger. All of this noise is in the guise of public safety, the entire effort is for one purpose, and that is to disarm the public of the United States.
This has been an ongoing effort going back decades. Any tragedy involving a firearm gets dragged into the spotlight to be a reason to ban firearms, but cases where a law-abiding gun owner stops a crime are totally ignored or belittled. Recent political events have numerous so-called Democrats declaring that they are Socialists and want a socialist state, but under socialism, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights become null and void.
The biggest stumbling block for the left is the 2nd Amendment, which guarantees the right of all Americans to own a firearm (ED. "...with some exceptions"]. A right that gives the American people the right to protect themselves from their own government, it is this Right that the socialists must eliminate to take power.
2nd Amendment: 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.
For decades the left has tried to pick apart the 2nd Amendment and when that has failed, they have tried back door approaches hidden in laws and regulations to undermine the amendment and deprive American Citizens of their Constitutional Rights.
The 2nd Amendment was backed up with clarifying language with the 1792/1903 Militia Act when it clarified what the Regulated Militia is and more importantly what is the Unregulated Militia. The Regulated Militia of the State was uniformed, trained, and equipped; the Unregulated Militia is any American Citizen or any person planning to become an American Citizen who has a firearm. The Unregulated Militia is the last line of defense for the United States, the Law also specified the amount of ammunition to have on hand per the type of firearm, be it a musket, shotgun or rifle.
Again there are some who say this is also outdated. Well, surprise, surprise, the 1792 Militia Act has been updated several times by Congress. First in 1903, when the Regulated Militia re-titled as the Organized Militia became State National Guard and Army Reserve Units, the Unregulated, now the Unorganized or Reserve Militia which is every armed citizen was retained. In 1956 and 1958 the Law was updated for the inclusion of women and minorities, and again 1993 for updating archaic language and for bookkeeping position in the U.S. Statue Codes as USC 10. In each case the Unregulated/Unorganized Militia wording was retained, the people are still the last line of armed defense for the country; technically, the people should be maintaining military grade firearms and ammunition. It should be noted that any attempt or legislation to deprive the people of their firearms is a violation of this law.
Congress has proven time and time again that they cannot be relied upon to protect our rights - they answer to the people who supply their campaign money. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were created for the People of the United States, and it is up to the people to protect our rights.
(The Regulated Militia, Militia Act 1792, Militia Act 1903 can be downloaded from the National Archives, House of Representatives, JSTOR.org, a digitized library storage of academic journals and www.americanconstitution.com