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Why the 2nd Amendment

gary395 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:41 AM
" For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me. " Nehemiah 4:18.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants.

Alexander Hamilton: "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed," adding later, "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is...