"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." - 2nd Amendment, Bill of Rights.Today in Washington D.C. thousands will peacefully gather UNARMED for the 2nd Amendment march on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
April 19th was chosen to commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord, when British troops were dispatched to seize and destroy military supplies being stored by the colonists. This was one of the first displays of American spirit as the colonists united to defend their way of life.
The mission of the Second Amendment March is to galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans; to petition our elected officials against establishing anti-gun legislation; and to remind America that the Second Amendment is necessary to maintain our right to self defense.
And here is some history about American gun control laws:
The first “gun control” in America was instituted against freed black slaves and began as a racist measure to keep guns out of the hands of black people. Watch this video. "No Guns For Negroes", in two parts on YouTube - Part One, Part Two.
The 1968 Gun Control Act - was taken from Nazi Gun Control Acts, almost verbatim, by CT Legislator Thomas Dodd, father of Senator Chris Dodd (D- CT).
Gun control disarms law abiding citizens. It infringes upon their rights to defend themselves. It leaves a population defenseless against criminals, who by definition do not obey the law!
And something much more important regarding gun control: Governments with such wide powers that they were able successfully to enforce "gun control" committed mass murders of tens of millions of people. Between 1929 and 1953 in the ex-Soviet Union, 20,000,000 were murdered by Stalin's forces. The Nazis murdered some 13 million persons, including 6 million Jews. The organization, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, has published research which demonstrates that "gun control" laws cleared the way for seven major genocides between 1915 and 1980, in which 56 million persons, including millions of children, were murdered. When a government moves to disarm its population that means only those forces controlled by the government will have firearms to use against a defenseless population. Our Founders knew this.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson
Please read the Six Things People Should Know About the 2nd Amendment.
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