DaMosquito Jimenez’s heart is in the right place. But the young man fumbles the firearms freedom football whilst trying to debunk “retarded” gun control. He simply doesn’t have a handle on the foundation upon which Americans’ right to keep and bear arms sit. In the interest of education, here are three basics principles that make it easy to refute the crusade for civilian disarmament . . .
1. The Second Amendment prohibits all gun control laws
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The clarity of the wording reveals the Founders’ intent: gun rights shall not be regulated by the government, at all, for any reason. [Note: the 2A does not exclude laws regarding the use of firearms. It only applies to the act of keeping and bearing arms.]
Bottom line: Because the Second Amendment is the law of the land, there’s no need to argue about whether or not a particular gun control law is effective or popular. Until and unless the Second Amendment is repealed, all gun control laws are unconstitutional.
2. Americans have the right to keep and bear arms of their own choice
The Second Amendment does not specify the type of arms protected from government regulation. The protection against government regulation includes knives, swords, handguns, rifles, machine guns, tanks, etc.
Bottom line: Americans do not have to justify their choice of arms.
3. The right to keep and bear arms protects us from government tyranny.
Government is the greatest threat to individual liberty. An armed populace is the ultimate protection against government tyranny and, thus, mass murder.
Bottom line: The Second Amendment protects all our rights. But you still have to listen to your Mom until you reach the legal age of majority. Sorry.