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The Second Amendment

Let’s discuss the history of the Second Amendment, including who wrote it, why it was written, and how it was intended to protect people from a tyrannical government.

James Madison, who later became the fourth President of the United States, was the primary author of the Second Amendment. Madison, along with other Founding Fathers, was concerned about the possibility of a tyrannical government. They had just won a hard-fought battle for independence from British rule, and they were well aware of the dangers of a government with unchecked power. Madison believed that a well-armed citizenry was necessary to prevent the government from becoming tyrannical. He drafted the Second Amendment to ensure that the people had the right to keep and bear arms to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.

Arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside…" Samuel Adams "…

No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to congress a power to disarm the people. William Rawle"

The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.  James Mason  


The constitution shall never be prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." ― Alexander Hamilton

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence." George Washington:

Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny, or private self-defense." John Adams:

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms ." “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." Thomas Jefferson:

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Benjamin Franklin

"…to disarm the people ― that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." George Mason:
In conclusion, the Second Amendment was written by James Madison to allow the people a way to protect themselves from an oppressive government. The amendment was also designed to ensure that the states had a well-regulated militia that could defend them against any federal encroachment on their rights.

While the Second Amendment has been subject to much debate and controversy, it is clear that it was not written to promote violence or to allow people to settle disputes with firearms. Instead, it was written to ensure that the people had the means protect themselves from a government that might become oppressive

A friend is an YEARS OLD MAN AND HAS A PHD FROM THE COLLEGE OF LIFE EXPERIENCE Abount guns he says, "I have owned or been around all sorts of weapons my entire life. I have owned guns since I was 12 years old. In all my life I have never seen nor heard of a gun of any type deciding to shoot anyone and so it picked itself up and went out and did so. The idea that guns kill people is a weak, false one. Guns have not, nor will they ever KILL PEOPLE. People often kill people with guns, but It is the person shooting or careless with a gun that kills."

What needs to change is the person shooting and how will we do that. I would suggest getting God back in our classrooms, Start teaching the golden rule, patriotisms. love of country, and family, consequences, responsibility, how to lose, as well as win, and right from wrong.

Any efforts to establish Gun Control by/or agreeing with that idea and saying who can or cannot own a gun is a slippery slope that one day we will wish we had never stepped on. That is exactly what the socialists and communists want. Once we are disarmed, the rest will move much faster.

IF anything, another solution would be more guns. Make sure every child and teacher had a basic understanding of guns and what they can do. They all would receive instruction on how to handle a gun incident, every classroom and office would have two fully loaded 20-gauge pump shotguns secured in a locked box of some type, grades 4 and below would only have one gun for the teacher. If anyone fired any weapon or even threatened to do so a button would be pushed, and those boxes would open. the teacher would take one and 6th grade or older child woud take the other. that student or a staff member would then proceed to a predetermined lower grade classroom and assist that teacher in making sure everyone was safe. Other safety equipment could also be considered. Yes, accidents and errors in judgment would occur over time but rest assured you, you would never see mass shootings in our schools like we do today.

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