Thursday, October 23, 2014

Which is The Best Handgun? is an online auction website complete with photos and stats on a wide assortment of weapons.

Recently I started contemplating my beliefs concerning the Second Amendment, both specifically and in a larger sense, as a small part of the great vision of our founding fathers. Yesterday, I started answering that question.

The Glock I'd like to own is lot 193b. It has a clip for 13 rounds and night sights. The ease of loading and multiple rounds, plus weather resistance makes this a great piece for me. Often I am alone in the wilderness, so the night sight is attractive as well.

The current bid is $210, the retail suggested price is 850.

However, because I travel a great deal, even driving into Canada, at present I only carry pepper spray (meant for grizzly bears) and various knives, an ice ax and hatchet. Heading to Idaho, I plan to join the Search and Rescue team there, at which time, a firearm is in order.

Text of the 2nd Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

A key word in the Second Amendment is free.

Free can be defined as without cost. We all know that freedom is not free. There is a cost involved, sometimes a very heavy cost.

Free is also defined as without bondage, unfenced, unfettered.

Now, some say, a regulated Militia is already in force, therefore there is no need for individuals to own firearms. Perhaps some day freedom loving citizens will have to fight an over zealous regulated Militia. If Martial Law was declared for whatever reason, and not lifted, we could find ourselves battling an out of control government. But that is beside the point and is a non issue.

The second part of this amendment,  the people's right to own and bear arms, is how our forefathers envisioned a free state being maintained. They knew what they were talking about, after fighting the Revolutionary war against the English Empire.

This right, which shall not be infringed, along with the other rights detailed in the Bill of Rights should not be revised because criminals have gotten out of control. Instead, honest, peace loving citizens must be prepared to defend themselves and not be sheep ready for the shearing.

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