Attacking our 2nd Amendment

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By Dexter Liu | News Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC – Joe Biden and the Democrat Party do not trust you to be good moral citizens. They don’t trust you with your Constitutional Liberties, including the one that grants you the right to keep and bear arms. The evidence is undeniable. Why else would they want to restrict your access to guns or to take them away altogether? Why else do they have 25,000 armed troops and razor wire fencing in Washington D.C.? 

What they want is against the Constitution. The American Left has so corrupted our public discourse and dumbed-down our understanding of the justice system that they are quite literally passing illegitimate laws that infringe on your Constitutional Liberties. All under the guise of keeping you safe. Nothing can be further from the truth. The fact is more restrictive gun laws simply put the public at greater risk. 

The inconvenient truth is gun laws only restrict those who obey them, not those who don’t. These laws, of which there are already more than 20,000 on the books, serve only to protect violent criminals – while you are left defenseless.

It has been estimated that more than 100 million Americans own firearms. The FBI tells us that gun-related crimes are committed overwhelmingly in high crime urban communities, which they call “Hot Spots.” These include New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta, and other cities, which already have the most restrictive gun laws in the country. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, America averages between nine to eleven thousand firearm homicides each year. By contrast, up to two and a half million cases occur each year where lawfully armed citizens save lives and foil crimes often without firing a shot (according to research study: ‘Armed Resistance to Crime’ in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology by Gary Kleck & Marc Gertz, North Western University).

When you recognize the GARGANTUAN GAP between lives saved by armed citizens versus lives taken by criminals, the only conclusion is that the entire gun control movement is a cynical political ruse aimed at disarming the American citizenry. Besides the obvious flaws with gun laws aiding criminals, the even more insidious attack on our freedom is the systematic corruption of our judicial system.

In America, we are not supposed to pass “pre-emptive laws” that “presumes you might be guilty” before a crime was even committed. Those in authority continue to violate a key principle of American Jurisprudence, the “presumption of innocence.” It is the government’s duty to prove there has been wrongdoing based on actual evidence of an individual’s crime. The Constitution does not allow the government to pre-emptively ensnare the innocent. More egregious, many of today’s lawmakers think nothing of “criminalizing” an entire group of innocent citizens who have neither committed crimes, nor been remotely related to crimes committed by someone else.

Why do some believe it’s okay to infringe upon your rights as an individual even if you’ve done nothing wrong? I submit, this is because for decades the American Left has been propagating the notion that the ”right of individuals” are superseded by the “Rights of the Collective.” The evidence of their brazenness in pushing that narrative can be seen in the 2008 Supreme Court ruling against the District of Columbia in the landmark 2nd Amendment case D.C. v. Heller:

Majority Opinion, Operative Clause. a. “Right of the People.” The first salient feature of the operative clause is that it codifies a “right of the people.” The unamended Constitution and the Bill of Rights use the phrase “right of the people” two other times, in the First Amendment’s Assembly-and-Petition Clause and in the Fourth Amendment’s Search-and-Seizure Clause. The Ninth Amendment uses very similar terminology (“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”). All three of these instances unambiguously refer to individual rights, not “collective” rights, or rights that may be exercised only through participation in some corporate body.”

As you see, the high court in 2008 thought it necessary to remind fellow jurists that the unambiguous rights of the individual are protected under our Constitution – codified and not “granted” by government. This should have been a giant red flag to us all. It illustrates how close the Left came to altering our justice system to one that no longer protects your individual liberty. 

This fight against gun control isn’t only about defending the 2nd Amendment. It is far more than that. Our Constitutional rights (our very “birth right”) is under attack by those who aim to destroy our God-given rights as a free people. There is no doubt with Justice Scalia’s passing – and now the most recent Democrat push to pack our Supreme Court with four additional Left-wing jurists — we are facing a most egregious power grab. If successful, American jurisprudence will forever be changed to: “You’re presumed guilty by government until you can prove otherwise.” 

| News Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC – Joe Biden and the Democrat Party do not trust you to be good moral citizens. They don’t trust you with your Constitutional Liberties, including the one that grants you the right to keep and bear arms. The evidence is undeniable. Why else would they want to restrict your access to guns or to take them away altogether? Why else do they have 25,000 armed troops and razor wire fencing in Washington D.C.? 

What they want is against the Constitution. The American Left has so corrupted our public discourse and dumbed-down our understanding of the justice system that they are quite literally passing illegitimate laws that infringe on your Constitutional Liberties. All under the guise of keeping you safe. Nothing can be further from the truth. The fact is more restrictive gun laws simply put the public at greater risk. 

The inconvenient truth is gun laws only restrict those who obey them, not those who don’t. These laws, of which there are already more than 20,000 on the books, serve only to protect violent criminals – while you are left defenseless.

It has been estimated that more than 100 million Americans own firearms. The FBI tells us that gun-related crimes are committed overwhelmingly in high crime urban communities, which they call “Hot Spots.” These include New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta, and other cities, which already have the most restrictive gun laws in the country. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, America averages between nine to eleven thousand firearm homicides each year. By contrast, up to two and a half million cases occur each year where lawfully armed citizens save lives and foil crimes often without firing a shot (according to research study: ‘Armed Resistance to Crime’ in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology by Gary Kleck & Marc Gertz, North Western University).

When you recognize the GARGANTUAN GAP between lives saved by armed citizens versus lives taken by criminals, the only conclusion is that the entire gun control movement is a cynical political ruse aimed at disarming the American citizenry. Besides the obvious flaws with gun laws aiding criminals, the even more insidious attack on our freedom is the systematic corruption of our judicial system.

In America, we are not supposed to pass “pre-emptive laws” that “presumes you might be guilty” before a crime was even committed. Those in authority continue to violate a key principle of American Jurisprudence, the “presumption of innocence.” It is the government’s duty to prove there has been wrongdoing based on actual evidence of an individual’s crime. The Constitution does not allow the government to pre-emptively ensnare the innocent. More egregious, many of today’s lawmakers think nothing of “criminalizing” an entire group of innocent citizens who have neither committed crimes, nor been remotely related to crimes committed by someone else.

Why do some believe it’s okay to infringe upon your rights as an individual even if you’ve done nothing wrong? I submit, this is because for decades the American Left has been propagating the notion that the ”right of individuals” are superseded by the “Rights of the Collective.” The evidence of their brazenness in pushing that narrative can be seen in the 2008 Supreme Court ruling against the District of Columbia in the landmark 2nd Amendment case D.C. v. Heller:

Majority Opinion, Operative Clause. a. “Right of the People.” The first salient feature of the operative clause is that it codifies a “right of the people.” The unamended Constitution and the Bill of Rights use the phrase “right of the people” two other times, in the First Amendment’s Assembly-and-Petition Clause and in the Fourth Amendment’s Search-and-Seizure Clause. The Ninth Amendment uses very similar terminology (“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people”). All three of these instances unambiguously refer to individual rights, not “collective” rights, or rights that may be exercised only through participation in some corporate body.”

As you see, the high court in 2008 thought it necessary to remind fellow jurists that the unambiguous rights of the individual are protected under our Constitution – codified and not “granted” by government. This should have been a giant red flag to us all. It illustrates how close the Left came to altering our justice system to one that no longer protects your individual liberty. 

This fight against gun control isn’t only about defending the 2nd Amendment. It is far more than that. Our Constitutional rights (our very “birth right”) is under attack by those who aim to destroy our God-given rights as a free people. There is no doubt with Justice Scalia’s passing – and now the most recent Democrat push to pack our Supreme Court with four additional Left-wing jurists — we are facing a most egregious power grab. If successful, American jurisprudence will forever be changed to: “You’re presumed guilty by government until you can prove otherwise.”