In another effort to undermine the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, President Obama is quietly trying to adopt the United Nations’ international gun control restrictions. Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the UN Small Arms Treaty which defines small arms as any handgun, rifle or shotgun used for target practice or hunting.
Basically, they are trying to disarm the American people.
The Second Amendment to the US Constitution states:
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.
Note that the wording of the Second Amendment first mentions ‘militia’ and then the ‘people’. Many liberals today try to reinterpret the Second Amendment to make it say that only the military have the right to bear arms. But this is not what the Founding Fathers meant when they wrote the Bill of Rights.
Thomas Jefferson, who was instrumental in composing the Bill of Rights repeatedly wrote what was meant by the wording of the Second Amendment. When drafting the Virginia Constitution in 1776, Jefferson wrote:
No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements).
In 1803, Jefferson wrote:
None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army. To keep ours armed and disciplined is therefore at all times important.
In a letter to Jacob J. Brown in 1808 Jefferson stated:
I learn with great concern that [one] portion of our frontier so interesting, so important, and so exposed, should be so entirely unprovided with common fire-arms. I did not suppose any part of the United States so destitute of what is considered as among the first necessaries of a farm-house.
And in 1824, Jefferson wrote in a letter to John Cartwright:
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Thomas Jefferson not only believed that Americans had the right to bear arms, but that they also were duty bound to bear arms.
Can you imagine how formidable a nation would be if it had nearly 400 million armed citizens? That is exactly why liberals like Obama and Clinton are working so desperately to outlaw all privately owned firearms. Hitler did it in Germany in the 1930s and look what happened to them.
Fortunately, there are 12 Democratic senators that have joined 45 Republican senators in an effort to block Obama’s UN-based gun control program.
Every American needs to contact their US Senator and Representative and tell them to block Obama’s plans to disarm the nation.