The United States Constitution's Bill of Rights, 2nd Amendment grants citizens the right to keep and bear arms. Gun control, such as the NFA, ban on assault weapons, and Brady Laws DIRECTLY violate this Constitutional right.
The 2nd Amendment 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."
We cannot form a well regulated civilian Militia if we are limited to what the ATF has decided are "acceptable civilian weapons"
Taking a citizen's right to bear arms or right to vote is unconstitutional under ANY circumstances. The ATF should not be allowed to infringe upon our rights any further, take a stand to stop this before we have none of the freedoms that our founding fathers INTENDED for us to enjoy.
Further quotes to consider on this topic:
“The said Constitution [shall] be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” - Samuel Adams, debates & Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson, proposed Virginia constitution, June 1776. 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C. J. Boyd, Ed., 1950)
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." - Thomas Jefferson
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun. - Patrick Henry.
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms." - Constitutional scholar and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story
"(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
These quotes should serve to illustrate what was intended in the formation of our country by our founding fathers.
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