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CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, February 4, 2013

by William Hamilton, Ph.D.

Gun control: Katie, bar the door!

Not enough Democrats in Congress will vote to help the Dear Leader nullify the 2d Amendment. So watch for the Obama Administration to push for the U.S. Senate to ratify the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. Ratified treaties trump our Constitution and would allow the U.N. to decide who, if anyone, in this country can "keep and bear arms."

For convenience of reference, we can call the Dear Leader’s coalition of gun-grabbers the National Association of Intensely Vociferous Endeavors (NAIVE). The problem with NAIVE is that they think the 2d Amendment has something to do with killing deer. Wrong.

Back in 1791, when the Bill of Rights was adopted, virtually every family had firearms to put meat on the table. There were no gun-grabbers like NAIVE. So, the actual purpose of the 2d Amendment was to guard against the advent of another tyrannical government like the recently-expelled British, to enable the citizens and local militia to repel attacks by hostile natives, and to protect against infringements of the 3d Amendment which says: "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

You see, prior to the American Revolution, the colonists were required by Great Britain to provide room and board for the King’s soldiers. Suffice it to say that "couth" was unknown to the common British soldier. The colonists took exception to the loutish British military swilling down their food and drink at the family dinner table. They took exception the soldiers’ attempts to rape their wives and daughters. They took exception to the soldiers slaughtering their cattle, taking the milk from their cows, and grilling their chickens. Picky, those colonists.

The King’s rationale was that he was providing protection to the colonists from the French and from the Indians. Therefore, the colonists should be grateful. But the colonists already had firearms for home defense. Via their local militia organizations, the colonists could defend themselves from Indian attacks. As for the French, the colonists weren’t worried about them. Also, the French had much better table manners

Today, NAIVE puts forth the specious argument that only one or two bullets are needed to kill a deer. True. But if your home is attacked by some madman, or a violent gang, or a government gone hog-wild, you will need lots of bullets to defend your family. Without firearms for home defense, about all you can say is: "Katie, bar the door!"

©2013. William Hamilton.

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