As I have shown in recent posts, the Democrat Party is fracturing under the pressure from their constituents. The moderate Democrats cannot follow the radical agenda of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid.
Recently, Democrats have split due to Cap and Trade (Democrats Revolt Expands) and healthcare reform (Nationalization). The moderates want these issues properly debated and not rammed through Congress. Now, there is another issue that has the moderates splitting from their leadership. Gun rights.
On NewsMax, “Pro-Gun Democrats Oppose New Assault Weapon Ban” explains how 65 House Democrats won’t support to revive an assault weapons ban.
“The pro-gun Democrats, led by Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder that they would "actively oppose any effort to reinstate the 1994 ban, or to pass any similar law.
They urged the administration to avoid a "long and divisive fight over a gun control issue" at a time when Washington needs to concentrate on the economic crisis.”
So, Conservatives can thank Democrats for trying to save our right own and bear arms. Yes, that is right. Democrats. The Republicans have limited power in the House. With the moderate Democrats, Republicans are finding allies who are fiscal conservatives and now supporting gun rights.
So, if you live in these pro-gun Democrats’ districts, be sure to write them and support them, because they are going to get battered from the Democrat leadership.
The right to bear arms is an essential right. The Second Amendment is for us to protect all of rights and freedoms and to protect ourselves.
As Thomas Jefferson said,
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
The government fears a well-armed citizenry and it should. We have this right in order to keep our government in check.
The other reason we have the right is to protect ourselves. The United States Supreme Court said the government is not directly responsible to protect the citizens in such a way that they are liable for harm done to you.
In other words, if someone breaks into your house and you call the police. By the time, they arrive you are shot. You cannot sue the police for liability, since they did not protect you. The Court said the citizens are responsible for protecting themselves, not the government.
How else can we do this with such heavily armed criminals but with our own firearms.
Again, as Thomas Jefferson said,
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” —Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764.
So, support those Democrats fighting for our rights to own firearms and keep vigilant on the rights they are trying to take from us. There are reasons we have them and reasons why they are trying to take them.