The Truth About Gun Control

The political landscape is littered with discussions on gun control both pro and con.

People argue that our 2nd Amendment gives everyone the right to "bear arms"; others argue that such right is only for a "militia" - whatever that might be in today's world.

Before offering the main part of this discussion, perhaps a few quotes from those much closer to the generation of our Constitution, and more attuned than are we today as to what it actually meant , might be of interest:

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country."

   - James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

   - Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

"I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."

   - George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788

"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."

   - George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."

   - Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787

Below is a link to a video. It is a composite of several YouTube videos addressing the good and bad of gun control.

It starts off with both president Obama and Hillary Clinton offering their positions and goes from there.

The video is about 33 minutes long. Enjoy and become informed!

On Gun Control