In Montana and now Utah, legislation has been introduced that questions the ATF’s power to regulate weapons that are manufactured, sold, and used within state boundaries. The purpose of this legislation is two-fold.
The first goal for this legislation is to once again bring to light the rights all Americans have when it comes to self-armament. The fact is that the federal nor state governments have any right to regulate what individuals use to arm and protect themselves with. The Constitution does not provide any restriction on types of weapons to be allowed the people. In fact, it specifically stated that the federal government is unauthorized to meddle in this area! I have already discussed this in another post. Continue reading →
“A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.” – James Madison
For the doubters of the individual’s right to bear arms: It is clear when reading the extended writings of the founders that they fully intended for the body of the people to be armed in defence of individual liberty. Continue reading →
“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” – Thomas Paine
I just don’t understand why modern society cannot seem to grasp this simple truth. Maybe it’s just denial. We like to think we are so much better than our predecessors.
For those of you who may be interested in excercising your second amendment rights, please check out this link. You will find an excellent, updated, and current compilation of rules and regulations related to concealed weapons as dictated by each state. You will also find information on why someone would want to carry and answers to many common questions.