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Aussie DavePerfect opportunity to present of of my favorite excerpts from an article that Tench Coxe wrote in the Pennsylvania Gazette on 2-20-1788 🙂 "Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American.... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."

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Aussie DaveHere is some letters & articles written by the men who constructed The US Constitution 🙂 It was crystal clear that the intention was for we, the people, not only to have, hold & bear arms but weapons EQUAL to the Soldiers, State & Federal Government 😉 "As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." Tench Coxe in ‘Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution' in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 "Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American.... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." Tench Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788. "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..." - George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790 "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776 "I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787 "What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787 "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

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Watch to the "hiding of opinion and instruction". Not only a Powerful Military but then a civilian population skilled to defend the Nation's Freedom. Freedom and Liberty does not disappear suddenly. It evaporates and deteriorates ever so slowly; for the most part covertly. The right to manufacture and purchase goods and services is a fundamental and foundational principle of capitalism and democracy. Short of a Christ- centered and controlled theocracy no government of human institution is completely trustworthy; If not our own, then surely not that of our neighbors. When THE ENEMY comes to DOMINATE...They shall REJOICE AT YOUR NAIVETE and LACK OF PREPARATION. They shall REVEL at SUPERIORITY OF ARMS as they ENSLAVE YOU in your PACIVITY. Make sure your RIGHTeousness is CHRISTLIKE for ye shall be CRUCIFIED. It is UNIVERSAL, HIS-storic, and repetitive; for there is none righteous, no not one and we follow our father THE DEVIL the LIAR and MURDERER. If GOD has given you the Ability to DEFEND throw it away not lightly. We have seen and witness unarmed civilians in civilizations at the mercy if the insane, both internally and externally. We have yet to taste such tyranny without the means of redress. May by God's Grace, we never have to. The right to bear arms has always been fraught with danger and abuse. But the alternative is unthinkable. To be overcome by evil in weakness is intolerable...in whatever form the superiority comes. May you never taste the fear thereof. Wealth and power buys such protection in abundance. Most of us live in the shadow thereof. I trust GOD to overpower the Devil...or I am doomed. Logic is not an option or deterrent to THE OPPRESSOR. In the Reality of the insatiable appetite for world domination throughout history the deterrent has not been the escalation of the arms race but the ARMED CONVICTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL. In this present world system organized upon the principles Force, greed, selfishness, ambition, and sinful pleasure, weakness has never been an asset but a liability. Only when our weakness is in humility to our God is it an asset. Therefore by Benevolence and Grace has the Judeo-Christian God, the Lord Jesus Christ, made us strong in the physical and the spiritual with an obligation to maintain both. It is absolutely necessary in order not to be overrun by the Powers of Darkness to be able to defend ourselves against all enemies foreign and domestic. This is a divine right as well as a constitutional right from the individual person to the collective masses of the American Citizenry. It is by the grace of almighty God that we maintain our posture of superiority among the Nations both in the physical and spiritual Realm. The election of 2016 addresses this issue with the utmost urgency. We must by conviction support a strong military presence as well as a Judeo-Christian presence in the world. ☞I would rather be found Dead or Alive bearing arms than to be shackled and fettered by my enemies and tyranny. Nor do I completely entrust my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness to any elected government seated in the offices of power. The history of the United States and the reality of the democratic process of election in the freest democracy of the world still suggests that I should strive to keep the Second Amendment ideological base intact; even in the face of unspeakable acts of violence perpetrated by individuals and/or organized terrorists. Such individuals strengthen this resolve not weaken it, as some allege. Until Jesus Christ reigns in the millennium, I am reminded of an old army marching cadence: Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition !.

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These are both incredibly reductive. I mean obviously its true, but saying rapists and mass shooters are just that way and theres nothing that can be done is ridiculous. People do things for reasons. 100% of suicide happens because people are suicidal. You can still help them not be suicidal. Same goes with rapists and murderers.

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