The right of the people to keep and bear arms is the last stand for America as a free nation and a free people. An armed population is all that keeps the complete fundamental transformation of America from accelerating to its conclusion, a socialist, globalist conclusion. What freedoms and liberties still remain in America are solely attributed to vigilant, vocal and armed patriots standing in the path of a social engineering juggernaut. Centralization ofÂ government power and control has slowly watered down our civic duty of self-governance to the point that many have lost faith in it ever being recovered. Dependence has replaced freedom, security has replaced liberty and indoctrination has replaced education.
To advocate we must Educate. 2nd Amendment: A Well Regulated Militia… a Second Amendment Tutorial by Jon Britton aka DoubleTap (aka Yours Truly).
It is only the balancing power of force of arms within the citizenry that has kept this nation from teetering over the brink. The sovereign right of individuals to protect themselves is the line in the sand between liberty and tyranny. While we battle toe to toe over that line in the sand, the future freedoms of our children and grandchildren hang in the balance. Those whoÂ advocate for America to “evolve”, like other “civilized” nations, are well aware that such evolution cannot occur as long as The People have the means to resist their mutation and ultimately subjugation to “The State”.
The second amendment is just as vulnerable to attack as the others which have already pretty much fallen. For almost a century it has been whittled away through regulation, restriction and the propaganda of “common sense”. Common Sense became extinct when the radicals of the 60’s infiltrated the public schools and began indoctrinating future generations. What could not be accomplished legally or legislatively has been advanced through misinformation and propaganda.
The Constitution and Bill of Rights do not grant rights, they merely guarantee pre-existing “natural rights”. However, that being said, natural rights are just that, of nature, and self-preservation is the first law of nature. There is no question on the natural right of self defense or self preservation, the questions come from the use of the word ARMS. “Arms” is intentionally vague, I believe, so that it could mean a club, a knife, a gun or even a light saber. You have no natural right to a light saber, partially because they don’t exist yet, but mostly because self preservation does not require a light saber. Our Founders, being forward looking men of wisdom, saw that weaponry would advance and self-preservation would require We The People to keep up with those advances to preserve our lives and liberties. Without the 2nd Amendment, the government could legally and lawfully confiscate and destroy every weapon known to man. That would not effect your natural right of self-defense or self-preservation, you would just be reduced to defending and preserving with your bare hands or rocks or sticks. The 2nd Amendment protects your right to defend and preserve with ARMS, meaning whatever means necessary to maintain a balance of power in the use of force.
Now we all know that if the 2nd Amendment was repealed, the government would still allow law enforcement and military to retain their ARMS. We also know that would putÂ We The PeopleÂ at a distinct disadvantage in the self-preservation department, being left bare handed to defend our individual sovereign rights against the power and control of an authoritarian police state. That is why the preservation of the 2nd Amendment is so important. Gun ownership, gun rights, firearms training and education are the last line of defense for America. Through advancing America’s gun culture we also advance the concepts of personal responsibility, education, social and political awareness. These concepts have diminished over the years as government dependence has flourished, but they are still a very big part of the gun culture. Through second amendment advocacy we can help reintroduce those into other areas of life and society. By holding the line and pushing back against government infringements, we can indirectly help effect positive change in all other areas as well.
For the record, we are not inbred, hillbilly, rednecks with a blood lust for killing. We are what is left of America. We are what ties our past to our future and our future is dependent upon our success. To that goal, like our forefathers, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” You can have my guns, my liberty and my free nation when you pry it from my COLD DEAD HANDS.
Jon Britton aka DoubleTap is Chief Operating Officer of CDH, Inc., a regular contributing author and regularly involved in most aspects of their social media. “Writing was never a goal or even vaguely contemplated as a career choice, it just happened, an accidental discovery of a talent and a passion.” A passion that has taken him in many directions from explorations of the zombie subculture and zombie stories to political advocacy. Joining the U.S. Air Force right out of high school, Jon had the opportunity to experience many different parts of the world and different cultures. His post military career path, both white collar and blue collar, allowed him to work alongside both CEOs and average Joes. As a founding member Cold Dead Hands his study of human nature and writing ability found a purpose. His zombie roots provided a variety of issues from prepping to human behavior under crisis to firearms that he applies to his advocacy for gun rights. A ravenous appetite for the study of history combined with his current events political junkie addiction led to him writing an e-book Gun Sense: Past, Present and Future.