Philmon at Rotten Chestnuts writes an open letter to the members of Congress. The Second 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.”Read more here: http://www.rottenchestnuts.com/an-open-letter-to-both-houses-of-congress/#comments
It doesn’t just protect our right to keep them. It protects our right to carry (bear) them. And that right — protected as a directive to the Federal Government as to what it specifically cannot do … SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
It doesn’t say it “shall not be infringed” “unless”, or “until”, or “as long as”, or “but only if”…
If we want to address mass murders, let’s address mass murderers. Let’s also address the gun-free zones that enable them. Let’s not break the Constitution by infringing on the right of millions of law abiding citizens.
Your job in Washington is an important one. It is not, primarily, to make laws. It is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.