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It's Coming: Obama Asks For Gun Control Proposals

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:28 PM
lois wrote: "Still wondering what "well-regulated" militia you gun owners belong to." Retarded. "I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason, co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788 "A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …" - Richard Henry Lee, writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788. "The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them." - Zachariah Johnson, Elliot's Debates, vol. 3 "The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:28 PM
Constitution."

"… the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms"

- Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789, Pg. 2, Col. 2 Article on the Bill of Rights

"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …"

- Samuel Adams, Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, "Propositions submitted to the Convention of this State"

"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:29 PM
Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."

- George Washington, First President of the United States

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

- Richard Henry Lee, American Statesman, 1788

"The great object is that every man be armed." and "Everyone who is able may have a gun."

- Patrick Henry, American Patriot
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:29 PM
"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"

- Patrick Henry, American Patriot

"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."

- Thomas Jefferson

"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … "

- Thomas Jefferson
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:30 PM
"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."

- Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1796. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

"We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:31 PM
may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

- Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824

"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

- Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution, 1776.


Gun control advocates always point to the word "militia" in the Second Amendment as proof that the Founders would support gun control laws. That contention is not supported by the historical documents. As the Founders continually acknowledged, A MILITIA IS THE WHOLE OF THE PEOPLE. In fact, in the Second MILITIA Act of 1792, ALL able-bodied, white men over the age of 18 were required to possess a gun.

If you missed President Obama's politically laced speech on Sunday in Newtown, Conn. he hinted extensively about new gun control measures coming down the pike either through legislation or executive order.

Now the Washington Post is reporting President Obama has officially asked his cabinet members for gun control proposals.

President Obama on Monday began the first serious push of his administration to attempt to reduce gun violence, directing Cabinet members to formulate a set of proposals that could include reinstating a ban on assault rifles.