The Second Amendment here in America is often misunderstood – you’d nary find a patriot who disagrees with that statement – but, sometimes, the offenders come from a surprising place.
What’s most important to remember, as either a proponent or opponent of the Second Amendment, is that this is the insurance policy that the Founding Fathers created to keep Americans free. If any of our inalienable, God-given rights are taken away from us, we have the Second Amendment in our back pocket for the express purpose of doing something about it.
And to the left side of the aisle, for those who purport to disdain the right to bear arms, let me explain it this way: If Donald Trump were to chose to become a dictator, for whatever reason, an unarmed populace would be helpless to stop him.
In other words: You don’t have to practice the Second Amendment to understand its importance.
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With the fight for the right to bear arms becoming a hotbed of discussion, particularly in Colorado where Second Amendment “sanctuaries” are popping up, having anti-gun rhetoric coming from the state’s Attorney General is more than a bit worrisome.
Colorado’s attorney general testified last week that county sheriffs vowing not to enforce the state’s proposed anti-gun “red flag” bill should “resign” — a challenge that threatened to ramp up tensions between state officials and local leaders who were already creating droves of so-called Second Amendment “sanctuary counties” to resist the legislation.
Democrat Phil Weiser made the remarks, which were first reported by The Colorado Sun, while testifying before a state committee on Friday. Weiser has said that the red flag legislation, which would permit a court to the seizure of weapons from people determined to be a threat to others or themselves, would save lives, particularly in domestic violence situations.
Weiser attempted to make a point of logic with his statement on the subject, but missed an enormous point.
“If a sheriff cannot follow the law, the sheriff cannot do his or her job,” Weiser said. “The right thing to do for a sheriff who says, ‘I can’t follow the law’ is to resign.”
Here’s the issue, and patriots will likely already know where I’m headed with this: If a law, such as this “red flag” bill, is not deemed “pursuant” to The Constitution, it is invalid.
The Constitution is where were derive all authority from in this nation, so, if we defy the document in order to infringe on the Second Amendment, then the offending laws are, by default, not legal.
If the Attorney General of Colorado can’t understand this, The Centennial State may have bigger issues than a “red flag” bill coming down the chute.
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