Shocking story of what happened in New Orleans. We all saw what happened when only criminals have guns. Armed law abiding citizens are a tremendous deterrent to criminals. Law abiding citizens were disarmed (at a very vulnerable time) and told to depend upon the police which wasn’t available. Many people’s guns were lost and / or damaged during this process.
The Second Amendment states: “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 few quotes from our founding fathers:
No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
—Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution, 1776.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
—Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.
[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
—James Madison,The Federalist Papers, No. 46.
“…to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
—George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380
“The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms”
—Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87
Remember to vote for candidates who support your 2nd Amendment Rights.