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Government Can’t End Right to Arms

April 14, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Government Can't

End Right to Arms

Editor, News-Register:

Open letter to President Obama and Senator Manchin:

What part of "Congress shall make no law" and "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?

I assume you studied constitutional law and the Federalist Papers in law school (the two cannot be separated in understanding the Constitution and the Bill of Rights). County sheriffs can stop gun control. Did you know that no matter what gun control laws are passed by the federal government, they can only be enforced in your area if your county sheriff allows them to be?

The ultimate legal authorities in the land are the county sheriffs. This was established from the time of the Founding Fathers and upheld by the U.S. Supreme court in the 1997 case of Printz v. United States. Initially, the case was Mack v. United States, but by the time it reached the Supreme Court it was renamed. Sheriffs and legislatures in a number of states are asserting their rights under the Constitution to nullify the assault on the Second Amendment.

Which makes me wonder where our own county sheriff stands on the issue. Will he stand with the hundreds of sheriffs across the nation who have vowed not to enforce gun control laws that come from the federal government?

Furthermore, The Dick Act of 1902, also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654, of June 28,1902, invalidates all so called gun control laws. It also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.

The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth known as the National Guard of the states and the territory of the District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army.

The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. (And now we include women and people of all ages) All members of the "unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type and as many as they can afford to buy."

The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another violation of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I'm really tired of left wing dolts talking about not needing a gun that holds more than10 rounds to kill a deer!

Sorry: The Founders didn't have deer hunting in mind when they included the Second Amendment. They were talking about tyrants who would try to neuter the Second Amendment by equating it with the privilege to go hunting!

George Washington, on defending oneself against a corrupt government: "A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from anyone who might abuse them, which would include their own government."

Tench Coxe, on weapons of war (1778): "Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of every American ... the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but where I trust GOD it will ever remain, in the hands of the PEOPLE!"

Samuel Adams, on the right to bear arms: "The said Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the People of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.

Alexander Hamilton, on the military being inferior to the citizens in the use of arms (in Federalist Papr No. 29): "If circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the People while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens. This appears to be the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible defense for it, if it should exist."

Thomas Jefferson, on control of the government by the people: "In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." (The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798).

Assault weapon fact: In the 1800s, the lever-action rifle was invented. It was the most advanced rapid fire weapon of its time! Most every citizen who chose to arm themselves had one of these rifles, the lever action "assault rifle."

At the time that the U.S. Army was armed with the single-shot Springfield trap door rifle. No one in the government was worried about the citizens being more well-armed than the government at that time. If you do not get the point of these quotes, READ THEM AGAIN!!!

In short, We The People are sovereign beings and our rights come from God, not from the government. The states formed the government, not the other way around. It is time we restored our states' rights and individual freedoms.

Our freedoms are not yours to give or to take away.

Jeanne Price

Triadelphia

 
 

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