On The 2nd Amendment

I had a softer, more gentle, politically correct letter written for this month but I have wadded it up and thrown it in the trash…much like what many have tried to do with our with our 2nd Amendment Rights.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, I think you believe in the 2nd Amendment; but many in Washington, D.C. apparently do not believe in the 2nd Amendment.

I don’t make that statement lightly but the recorded votes of recent 2nd Amendment legislation proves that is the case.

A recently introduced Bill that would prevent placing the control of small arms in the hands of the United Nations was passed by only four votes out of our Senate…we are talking about a vote at the Federal level.

As I write, word has been received that a majority vote was passed yesterday, by the US Senate, which forwards the debate and vote upon currently proposed gun control.

Not being one for fear mongering or hysteria it is easy to shy away from such information.  What we face is the very real potential that our “Right To Bear Arms” will be stripped from our very hands by those that we as citizens elected to represent us.

This is the United States, the 2nd Amendment is one of those inalienable rights, which our founding fathers who so profoundly looked into the future, deemed as a foundation for a free society to protect themselves, the country and the Constitution of the United States.

Those founding fathers having lived under the oppression of tyranny, drafted the Bill of Rights to insure each and every American certain rights in order to prevent the future of tyrannical rule on the soil of the United States…forever.

The simple fact of the matter is this…there is no law or penalty with regard to gun control that will ever prevent a criminal from preventing a crime; nor is there any law or penalty that would have prevented the Newtown, CT shootings or any other shooting.

Those that we elect are placed in office to uphold the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, not to strip away our rights or rape the Constitution under the guise of knowing what’s best for you and me.

Act now!  Support those that have supported your rights and let those know that did not hear your voice.  Contact your elected officials at both the state and federal level.  Let them hear your voice and better yet let them know that you will not stand for your rights to be compromised or taken away.  If you don’t take action there will be no one else to blame but yourself.

Mark Nethery
League of Kentucky Sportsmen