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2nd Amendment
February 27, 2013, 12:22 pm
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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.

In Daniel Websters 1828 Dictionary this is the meaning of Infringe:
INFRINGE, v.t. infrinj’. [L. infringo; in and frango,to break. See Break.]

1. To break, as contracts; to violate, either positively by contravention, or negatively by non-fulfillment or neglect of performance. A prince or a private person infringes an agreement or covenant by neglecting to perform its conditions, as well as by doing what is stipulated not to be done.

2. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law.

The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is quite clear, it specifically states: “shall not be infringed.” the folks who wrote it knew that it meant you were not to break, or violate, or any of the other ways in which you could negate this right. Without going into all of the ramifications of what is going on in our country right now, other than to state that the actions of some states have broken the covenant between the people and the government. The laws that the Federal politicians are trying to pass are also breaking the covenant they have with the people of this great land.

The 10th Amendment to this same Constitution states:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Since the 2nd Amendment does not grant any power to either the Federal Government, or to the State Governments, that indicates that neither the individual States, nor the Federal Government many “INFRINGE” upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms, only the people have that choice. They can choose not to carry arms, but they also cannot infringe upon the right of other people, who are equally sovereign persons, to carry.

I agree with laws that are aimed at keeping guns from the hands of convicted felons, and from persons who are mentally unstable, as witnessed to by a Doctor. I disagree with any law that attempts to take away my right as a law-abiding citizen of this nation to own and carry a gun. I live in a dangerous part of the country and believe that I need to be prepared to defend myself, my family and perhaps even those around me as neighbors and friends.

In addition to this of course is the rifle that I use for hunting, and that depends on what I am hunting. If I am after wild pig or deer, it is one rifle, if varmints it is another, snakes it is going to be a different one, usually a shotgun. So, my wife and I, each are hunters and when we are on the ranch to work animals we both like to carry a rifle and shotgun plus a handgun, because you never know what you might run into out there. All this is to say, don’t infringe on my right to be prepared to carry (bear) and use my guns.

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