Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Jennifer Jablonski
For years, both gun control and anti-gun advocates have been saying that the Second Amendment is “outdated.” And that since the government itself is armed to the teeth, and has even militarized the police force, the second constitutional amendment has outlived its purpose.
Though some from both ends of the political spectrum might agree to such statements to a certain extent, Ben Swann certainly thinks otherwise.
Swann had this to say about the issue:
“The Second Amendment is not about hunting, or even just defense of your own home. It was written by men who ultimately believed that governments and armies would turn on their own people.”
Melissa Dykes commented:
“We’ve heard semantic arguments that the 2nd Amendment never meant for ‘individuals’ to protect themselves but was only for ‘militias’ (as if a militia is not comprised of individuals).”
Now, with the media focusing on a handful of mass shootings, while ignoring violent crimes perpetrated by illegally armed criminals, politicians seek to force the American people to decide between being able to defend one’s personal liberty and national sovereignty, and the illusion of security that gun control would bring.