We are a nation of laws.
The law that reigns supreme, above all others, is the United States Constitution.
From that document, we have forged a strong, economically prosperous, and influential nation.
For those strange, rare, and infrequent times where something is NOT covered (because, after all, the founding fathers had no idea about telephones, airplanes, or the Internet) then that is where additional laws are created. Those laws are created in the gap allowed by the Constitution not specifically covering the circumstance.
FAR too often, agenda-slinging politicians — nearly ALL of whom have VIOLATED their sworn oaths of office — enact laws that not only DON'T help the situation, but actually makes things WORSE.
EVERY LAST PROBLEM this nation has ever faced has been as a direct result of NOT following the United States Constitution.
Let me repeat that... because it's important for you to understand.
EVERY LAST PROBLEM THIS NATION HAS EVER FACED HAS BEEN AS A DIRECT RESULT OF NOT FOLLOWING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
So. On to the political panic du jour: the so-called "gun violence epidemic".
Remember when we said that the supreme law of the land is the United States Constitution?
What happens when someone, somewhere, passes a law that directly contradicts that supreme law of the land?
Well, let's look at what James Madison, the guy who WROTE it, has to say.
“The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined and limited objects, beyond which it cannot extend its jurisdiction.”
This means that if the Constitution doesn't SPECIFICALLY list a power of the federal government... then the government HAS NO POWER on that subject. PERIOD.
Okay, so the United States Constitution specifically lists weapons... so they can make laws on them... right?
The Second 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."
Since "regulated" meant "kept in good working order", and since "militia" meant "all able-bodied men (sorry ladies) that are NOT conscripted in the normal Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or National Guard", then the Second Amendment, if written in today's language, would read:
"A well-trained and armed general population, being necessary to the safety and defense of a free country, the right of the citizenry to own, carry, and use any weapons of any type, shall never be limited in any way."
Okay, so each of the States, like California (Commiefornia) or New York, can do whatever they want to limit guns... right?
The Tenth Amendment 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 power regarding weapons of ANY kind is delegated to the United States by the Constitution (or more accurately, the specific LIMITATION of ANY exercise of power to the contrary), then that means that it is PROHIBITED for the States to enact any laws regarding weapons because that's a "federal government power" according to the Tenth Amendment.
But those laws DO exist, so we have to follow them, right?
James Madison also said:
“Laws are unconstitutional which infringe on the rights of the community …government should be disarmed of powers which trench upon those particular rights.”
From the landmark SCOTUS case Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), Chief Justice John Marshall said:
"Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written Constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void, and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument."
"All law (rules and practices) which are repugnant to the Constitution are VOID."
So again, ALL gun control laws are wholly REPUGNANT to the Constitution.
Now let's look at the 14th Amendment, which says, in part:
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
This means that no State can create (or enforce) any law that would limit your rights in any way.
So yet again... ALL gun control laws — even at the State, County, or City level — are wholly repugnant to the Constitution.
EVERY GUN CONTROL LAW ON THE BOOKS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, VIOLATING THE 2ND, 10TH, AND 14TH AMENDMENTS... AND ARE THEREFORE INVALID, NULL, VOID, AND UNENFORCEABLE.
Remember when I said that EVERY problem we have is due to NOT following the Constitution?
Since we have many decades of statistical PROOF that strict gun control laws CREATE gun violence, and that relaxed gun control laws CREATE safety and stability, then you have only to consider this simple choice:
Do you want gun violence to go DOWN or UP?
If you answered "down", then the ONLY prescription is to REMOVE all gun control laws, starting with the 1934 National Firearms Act.
If you answered "up", then keep demanding more, More, MORE gun control laws be passed, and you'll get exactly that... MORE gun violence, more violent crimes, more murders, and more rapes.
EVERY mass shooting has happened in a GUN-FREE ZONE. Change my mind.
Read THIS ARTICLE for a much more in-depth and educational take on the idiocy of gun control.