“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.”
Many people and groups in our country today are trying to either limit or totally ban the private ownership of firearms. By doing so, they are also trying to limit or remove your ability to protect yourself and your family.
I think it is wise to consider what our founding fathers and other statesmen had to say about our freedom to own and use firearms.
Alexander Hamilton – “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
Thomas Paine – “Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order.”
JohnAdams, President of the United States – “Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would.”
Thomas Jefferson – “No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.”
Samuel Adams – “That the said Constitution shall never be 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.”
Richard Henry Lee – “Whereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
William Rawle, U.S. Attorney – No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people.”
James Madison – “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.”
St. George Tucker, Judge – “In America we may reasonably hope that the people will never cease to regard the right of keeping and bearing arms as the surest pledge of their liberty.”
Walter Mondale, Vice President – “Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them.”
Hubert Humphrey, Vice President – “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny.”