The Life Foundations Nexus
THE NRA, THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
The L. F. Nexus supports the NRA, the National Rifle Association. We do not necessarily, though we might once we are fully informed about everything that they stand for,…we do not necessarily agree with absolutely every viewpoint expressed by the NRA but we do agree with their defense of the Second Amendment, which we shall talk about in a moment. Support of the NRA has become increasingly important since police powers at all levels of government have been increased in the United States since the “9/11 Attack.” We support the increase in police powers BUT ONLY IF IT IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN INCREASE IN INDIVIDUAL “POLICE POWERS,” WHICH IS THE POWER OF ONE PERSON TO PROTECT THEMSELF, THEIR FAMILY, THEIR CITY, THEIR STATE, AND THEIR NATION. If a person seeks to enter your home without confirmable identification, it does not matter if they are wearing a police uniform or any other paramilitary uniform…their entry is illegal. Furthermore, there have been thousands of cases of criminals donning police uniforms in order to gain access to homes for the purposes of robbery, rape, torture and murder.
We at the L. F. Nexus support our local police force and, in fact, do more to support them than any other organization in our area. However, if someone in a police uniform or other paramilitary uniform seeks to enter your home, they must prove their identity. IF THEY DO NOT PROVE THEIR IDENTITY, you have the right to use force to stop them from entering your home. THE POLICE ARE THE SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE. The people ARE NOT the servants of the police.
In our time, in order for Americans to defend themselves against all intruders, Americans need strong means of self-defense, which includes firearms – guns, rifles, shotguns, etc. The Second Amendment of the Constitution states:
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.
Now, there are some fools who try to twist this amendment by saying that it only applies to a militia. First, the word “militia” means nothing more than “a body of people organized for the physical defense of another group of people.” When the Second Amendment was passed the militia consisted of Americans from all strata of society who had volunteered to defend America. Second, the ignorant will take the words “well regulated” to mean a “formal military apparatus”; in other words, “an army.” This too is wrong. Rather the Second Amendment is stating that the militia “shall not be free to do anything it wants anytime it wants.” The words “well regulated” were put into the Amendment to assure that any military bodies formed in the United States were FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFENDING THE UNITED STATES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES. Notice that the word used is “regulated,” NOT “trained.” The Amendment is talking about “limitations being put on militia so that they do no harm to the United States” and NOT about “formal training in a branch of the military.” Finally, notice the words “the right of the people.” The Second Amendment, which had just referred to a militia, could have said “the right of the militia” but it DID NOT. Why not? Because it was NOT the right of the militia. The framers of the Second Amendment wanted it to be clear that the PEOPLE, NOT THE MILITIA, were the source of the military authority and military might of the United States of America.
Now, there are some Hollywood types (almost incredibly, there are some good people in Hollywood)…there are some Hollywood types who cry out for gun control. We note that these Hollywood types live on large estates, surrounded by towering walls topped with barbed wire, and patrolled by their own private police forces. Of course, they have no problem with gun control. THEY are safe. Unfortunately, the AVERAGE AMERICAN cannot protect themself in the same ways.
These Hollywood types (again, there are some good people in Hollywood)…these Hollywood types want all Americans to be absolutely defenseless against home invasions and, God forbid, against a government that has turned into a dictatorship. Regarding home invasions, we note that all of those countries that have banned handguns have experienced more than a 1000% increase in home invasions and the injuries and deaths that result from them. Regarding “a government that has turned into a dictatorship,” while it goes without saying that this is certainly not the case in the United States of America, IT IS FOOLHARDY TO THINK THAT A “UNITED STATES DICTATORSHIP” IS IMPOSSIBLE. Psalms 146:3 says:
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
In the InterClued KJV Bible, this verse reads:
Put not your trust in [Don’t trust] princes [aldermen, mayors, representatives, senators, judges, presidents or kings], nor in the son of man [don’t trust any human being], in whom there is no help [who actually cannot help you in any way] [but do put your trust in people to fulfill their responsibilities who have a long history of fulfilling their responsibilities].
While we are NOT to trust any elected official for anything because they have been elected, we are to trust them to fulfill their responsibilities IF THEY HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF FULFILLING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.
FINALLY, ANYONE WHO SEEKS TO DEPRIVE EVEN A SINGLE, LAW-ABIDING AMERICAN OF EVEN THE TINIEST, ONE-SHOT PISTOL…IS A TRAITOR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TO OUR NATION. DO NOT VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE! EVERY VOTE THEY RECEIVE IS ONE STEP TOWARD DICTATORSHIP!