Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Poorly Regulated Militia and the Triumph of Evil

For the record, any comments I share publicly about responsible gun ownership are not knee-jerk reactions to the latest school shooting, they are in response to the tragedy that occurred on Dec. 14, 2012 (Sandy Hook). That was over five years ago.

Any new shooting that coincides with my comments is just that, a coincidence, and a sad reminder that we as a nation are failing our children.

Allowing kids to be gunned down at school is not only irresponsible, it's evil. And as Edmund Burke reminded us, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

There are 27 words in the Second 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.”

Special interest groups have hijacked the last 14 words of the Second Amendment. Once removed from the first 13 words, they have been taken out of context. Context matters.

It’s time we give more attention to the first 13 words: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State…”

Our free State lacks security, because our Militia is not well regulated. 

And if this is a “well regulated Militia,” I’d hate to see what a “poorly regulated Militia” looks like.

We can do better.

I am hopeful that in the end WE THE PEOPLE will do the right thing and change our laws to promote responsible gun ownership.


NOTE: Responsible gun ownership is different than no gun ownership. Don't be hoodwinked by the extremists. Responsible Americans will always own guns. The solution to the crisis of gun violence will be in the middle. Freedom vs. order, Control vs. chaos -- it's the timeless challenge of democracy.

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