2nd bill of rights

anonymous asked:

How many candles would have to be shared on Tumblr to address gun violence in the US? Saddened by attacks in London, Paris, etc. but we in the US rarely address everyday gun violence with the same passion. Here's some facts: From the CDC, 2001 to 2014, 440,095 people died by firearms on US soil. (2014 is the most recent year for which the CDC has data for deaths by firearms.) This data covered all manners of death, including homicide, accident and suicide. Let's support #MomsDemandAction

The events in London are tragic and deserve our attention, so I will light as many Tumblr candles as I deem necessary.

However, I agree about gun violence in the US. As far as I’m concerned the 2nd amendment should be removed from the Bill of Rights.

It is an amendment that made sense in 1791 but not today. The need for a Militia for the security of the State is no longer applicable. The Constitution should evolve with the times.

In 2017, gun control is vital to the security of all citizens.

Carrying a gun way worse than beating your wife

As it turns out, the judge who bent over backwards to keep noted wife-beater Ray Rice out of jail, is the same judge who has refused to dismiss the charges against Shaneen Allen, a Pennsylvania woman who was arrested for having a gun in her car while she was in it. Rice will get no jail time for knocking out his wife, but Allen will go to jail for 3.5 years for exercising one of her Constitutional rights.

When Ray Rice beat his wife unconscious in an elevator, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain agreed to put him in a diversion program for 1st-time offenders to keep him out of jail. But when Pennsylvania single mom Shaneen Allen was pulled over for a traffic violation and volunteered to a New Jersey police officer that she was carrying a legally-owned handgun with a Pennsylvania permit, the response of Donis and McClain was to deny her the same opportunity as Rice.

Allen lives in Philadelphia, right across the river from New Jersey. She has a Pennsylvania permit to carry a handgun. She thought it was recognized in New Jersey, just as it is recognized in over 30 other states. She was wrong. When she told the officer that she had the gun, she was arrested.

Now she faces a felony conviction and a mandatory 42 months in prison. Both Donio and McClain have been unwilling to dismiss the charges, or send Allen to a pretrial diversion program. They seem to want to make an example of her.

The problem is, she’s being punished for something the Constitution says – and the Supreme Court has agreed – is a constitutional right. And the super-stiff penalties and abusive prosecution she’s experiencing are pretty clearly intended to chill people from exercising that right. 

Even if the 2nd Amendment were repealed it wouldn’t take away your right to bear arms.

The 2nd Amendment along with most of the Bill of Rights are not giving you rights but merely acknowledging that the government has no authority to violate those rights.

Any and all nations that deny the right to bear arms are violating their citizens natural rights.


225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.

On January 25, 1790, President George Washington forwarded copies of a letter from the Governor of Maryland and an act from the Maryland legislature ratifying all twelve articles in the Bill of Rights.

Maryland was the 2nd state to ratify amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791 when three-fourths of the states ratified articles three through twelve.

Maryland’s Ratification of the Bill of Rights, 1/25/1790, SEN 1A-E2, Records of the U.S. Senate

Yesterday, I asked my father a provocative question in regards to gun rights, and his response was one that embodied his immigrant experience that a large majority of anti-gun advocate within this nation CANNOT encapsulate. In a rough translation, he said that the individual citizen should have the right to bear arms not only for his/her own protection, but to protect themselves from any unjust transgression, either forced upon on their being or their human rights by the government and any extensions of the government. Lastly, he alluded to Mexico, their national ban of firearms, and the citizens inability to protect themselves from government mistreatment and cartel hostility, as the prime example.