Another act of terrorism that makes Al Qaeda and ISIS leaders smile.
While many Odyssey creators are using this platform to respond to the Parkland terrorist attack and their opinions on both the event and gun control, I have decided to unveil some truth behind the center of the emotionally raw and polarizing issue.
This is article will be exclusively about the most debated and controversial piece of the otherwise flawless United States Constitution, The 2nd Amendment.
The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states as follows:
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
None of those words, however, means own, as opposed to being given possession of or retained.
It is there to keep state militia legally and keeping legal the rights of private citizens to bear arms for use in a militia.
It guarantees the right to your State National guard, but nothing about prohibiting gun control.
It does say that you may bear a gun, it says you can keep a gun if you’re using it as part of a well-regulated militia, but it does not say if you can own one.
And if you don’t own that gun you’re keeping and bearing, therefore someone else owns it and that someone else, by process of elimination, has to be the government.
According to the Constitution therefore, the initial idea about guns is that the government controls the guns.
The Constitution, with all the Amendments, is 7820 words long.
Two of it’s clauses mention an exact value in Cash and Merchandise.
The word Money appears 6 times
Coin 5 times
10 references to Taxes
19 times it reads Duty or Duties
The word Debt appears 7 times
5 uses of the word Compensation-Imports and Exports
The rest of the The United States Constitution, when written in 1787 and ratified in 1789, is a property document, a contract.
The words Vote, Votes, and Voting appear only 37 times.
Right and Rights 15 times.
Money and concepts concerning Ownership 103 times.
It is first and foremost a Property Contract.
When the government can own and must own and pay for and what the people can own and when they must own and pay for it.
It does not read like the Declaration of Independence, it’s more like the contract you sign when buying a car.
The Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution was designed to keep the Federal government from taking away the right from each state to take its own militia.
Another obvious statement, the arms the Constitution was referring to in 1787 were muskets. To believe that the the Founding Fathers used the Constitution to defend your right to own automatic weapons is the same as believing they used it to defend your right to nuclear weapons.
According to a Parade Magazine article published on January 14, 1990, Warren Burger, the Conservative Chief Justice of the United States, appointed by President Richard Nixon, wrote
The Gun Lobby’s interpretation of the Second Amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, on the American People by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that state armies- the militia- would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires. The Second Amendment doesn’t guarantee the right to have firearms at all.
All objective statements will now be put aside. It is one thing to be bound by the outdated laws of the Founding Fathers, but it is another thing entirely to have a law lost in translation and simplified to create an excuse for mass terrorism. The Constitution can be debated, but it should not have wars fought over it like the Holy Bible, and lives should not be lost at it's expense.