Keep And Bear Arms



Can Congress legally pass a law to restrict “rights”?

We need an understanding of “rights” and the role of government. You do not have a “constitutional right” to have a gun and the Second Amendment did not give you the right to bear arms.

“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.” Second Amendment.

This does not say the government, Constitution or this Amendment gives you the right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment, just like others, does not bestow a right upon the people, but prohibits the government from infringing on your rights. Your “right” to keep and bear arms, to free speech, etc.; “shall not be infringed”!

The First Amendment begins “Congress shall make no law ...” This Amendment does not give the right to free speech, it prohibits the government from interfering in the rights we already had.

Neither the Constitution nor the government gave us these rights. Our rights preceded both the document and the government. The Constitution was written to establish a general government for a very few, specific reasons. The Bill of Rights was added making it clear the government did not have the power to restrict “rights.”

If our rights did not come from the government or the Bill of Rights, where did we get them? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ...” (Declaration of Independence) Our “rights” come from God. They predate the Constitution and the government.

God gave us “unalienable” rights. This means that no one can take them; they are yours unless you relinquish them!

The Declaration of Independence goes on to say, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...” The government was formed by the people for the purpose of securing our rights.

Our government has passed laws doing what they were forbidden to do. They took the rights that people gave up. The more rights we give away, the less liberty we enjoy.

“A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” (John Adams)

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” (Ben Franklin)

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” (Samuel Adams)

America sends our military to fight in other countries defending their liberty. Meanwhile, we have been asleep while our government has been stealing our liberty, bit-by-bit. As John Adams said, once we lose liberty, we will not get it back!

Mike Foil


Dan Haapala 3 years, 12 months ago

Dear Mr. Jones, God wants you to understand that understanding God is not easy if you have no faith. You can refer to all the words that man creates and can quote them all to your purpose but the truth remains the truth and it is simply this. "Believe in the lord thy God with all your might"....And yes there is more... but answer me this. If everyone, I mean everyone followed that commandment.....would this conversation even exist? And would you accept that because everyone doesn't....that we have the problems we have today.

Our forefathers gave us a beginning, one that would allow a responsible and moral society to exist, but they also warned that without personal responsibility, the law would not stand. Jones you can sit on your throne and proclaim that righteousness does not exist, but for me I've seen it, lived it and believe in it and you are welcome to live your life in denial though I hope at some point you see the light.


ALLAN SIMS 3 years, 11 months ago

Hi, Jones. since you still believe in God, you obviously hate the hypocrisy you've witnessed. My own brother hit that same storm-racked reef.

Forgive me for sticking my nose in your business, and for dragging the conversation farther from the beginning article. But, if I might point out a couple of things, perhaps it might help.

The fact that those who claim Christendom lie should not mean that God himself is a lie.

Paul said in Romans3: 3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.

Just because they lied doesn’t mean that God is the lie, or that he caused their lies.

And, concerning lack of faith, consider John said in John 6: 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

So then the faith that you yearn for, is the work of God himself, not yours. Therefore, pray for God to give you the faith to believe, if you can. Prayer doesn’t cost much. To the ones he said that to (In verse 29) he also said: 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. … 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. … 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Paul also said in Romans 10: 9 … if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Look at verse 11 just above. What does it mean to not be ashamed?

John said in Revelation 20: 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

To be ashamed, as noted above, is to be ashamed before God, to not be “found written in the book of life”, by extension to be thrown into the lake of fire.

If you believe in God you know his word is true. Therefore, it is important to be “not ashamed”. It is reasonable therefore to pray for the faith to call upon his name, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the grave.

If God doesn’t exist, who cares, but if he does, it would be much better to not come before Him ashamed, and face that lake of fire.

Peace, Jones


ALLAN SIMS 3 years, 11 months ago

Good points, all.

May the Living God deal with us both graciously rather than the way we deserve.


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