In other words....
A well regulated malitia refers to the Federal Army. The founding fathers were afraid of overgrown Federal power. They had cautiously agreed to a limited federal government, understanding that to secure freedom for the individual states, it was necessary. But because of their fear of overgrown federal power, they wanted to be sure that the people had the ability to defend themselves iagainst a federal army that got out of control. That is why the First Amendment says that the right to keep and bear arms must not be infringed. St. George Tuker, a lawyer, Revolutionary War militia officer, legal scholar, and later a U.S. District Judge (appointed by James Madison in 1813) said, "Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
So, not only do we have the constitutional right to keep arms, but we have the right to bear arms. What good would it do to have guns if we cannot carry them? These rights are not to be infringed. Infringed means to be encroached upon. We already have many laws that have encroached upon this constitutional right.
So, if you want to get right down to it, a state or a federal agency does not have the right to issue permits to carry because to do so is to imply that they have the right to deny it as well. That is why it is so important to support the Shall Issue legistlation, which tells the government that they cannot deny this right. That is why many states have "opencarry." No one needs a permit to carry a gun because they do not presume to have the right to restrct it to law abiding citizens.
"The Second Amendment is primarily about tyranny and self-defense, not hunting. The Founding Fathers wanted us to be able to defend ourselves from our own government, if need be, and from all threats to our lives and property."
- Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate.
Below is a list of "one-liners" that
was sent to me by email. It pretty much sums it up.
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. "Free" men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights reserved.
11. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday!!!!!!!
14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911 - government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control -- it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control their guns.
22. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the "gun control laws" we ALREADY have, don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
26. "A government of the people, by the people, for the people..."
27. Malpracticing doctors kill millions more people world wide than legitimate gun owners kill.
28. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
29. Car are more dangerous than guns, but we don't see the gun grabbers trying to outlaw cars.
IF YOU AGREE: PLEASE PASS ENCOURAGE OTHER FREE CITIZENS S TO READ THIS LIST.
If you disagree: God help you when civilization breaks down, because
no one else will be able to help you.