The Price of Freedom
The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution does NOT exist in order to allow for hunting, and defense against burglars. Yet the media/Democrat/Leftist cabal (ok, they really ARE the same people) is succeeding in focusing the conversation regarding the American right to bear arms into that narrow perspective.
The 2nd Amendment doesn’t mention “hunting” or “defense of domicile”…or even “personal defense”. The stated purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to ensure “the security of a free state”. And thus flat out states that: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. PERIOD!
Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined
We The People, with the right to bear arms (whether we exercise that right or not) are the ONLY obstacle to the inevitable ruination and tyranny that results from a supreme central government.
There are those who fervently seek just such a supreme central government…for purely benevolent reasons, of course. They see the 2nd Amendment as an obstacle preventing the glorious creation of an all-knowing all-providing all-powerful government that ushers in nirvana. Thus they must limit (read: falsify) the purpose of the 2nd Amendment to two things: (1) hunting, (2) personal PHYSICAL safety.
They seek to demonize the first (hunting), and/or so limit the practice that only the smallest fraction of Americans would have access to “hunting” or “sporting” weapons”…and then only under strict control (“shooting clubs”, where the weapon must be checked in and out, for example).
The real focus is on the second supposed reason for the 2nd Amendment: personal physical safety. If the Left can convince people that they will be overall safer if disarmed, then they believe they will have eliminated the only other reason for the 2nd Amendment. And thus the focus of Joe Biden and his “Task Force” is on that point.
But as has been noted, the real purpose of the 2nd Amendment is NOT to facilitate hunting, and NOT for our personal security…it is for the “security of a free state”. It is to protect us from EXACTLY the type of politicians now ruling our country. Our Funders foresaw their rise…and set the 2nd Amendment as a check against them.
How much does a gun cost? It depends on the gun, of course…but look online or go to a gun store or gun show, and you can find out the prices…for now. Whether you buy one or not, as long as the price can openly be discussed it is the Price of Freedom. When the day comes that the only way to acquire one is from a shady character in a dark alley, your right to own that firearm will have been abolished…and your freedom imperiled, if not lost.