Ok, let’s get it on.
The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the constitution. They enumerate rights that specifically protect rights for the individual. Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure are just a few of these rights.
The actual text of the second amendment is “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.”
It’s pretty simple really. There are only two words that people have a hard time with. The first is Militia, which is defined here as any adult male. Any!! The second is Arms, which is a weapon that an individual can carry (pistol, knife, shotgun, etc.). So, The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed becomes clear?
Well, for an excruciating illogical reason that escapes me, the answer for some is still no. They would argue that this is the only right defined in the Bill of Rights that is a collective right instead of an individual one. Hogwash!!! If that didn’t work, they would argue that we have to protect people by eliminating or restricting guns. Asinine!!! Criminals do not obey the law, so therefore, more laws would only be obeyed by the people you are protecting.
Ben Franklin once said, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” and “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Think about it.