That’s Right Nate

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Does Presidential Cowardice Invalidate 2nd Amendment Rights?

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There has been a lot of talk lately about the number of people at presidential town halls who have been armed.   I believe that this is a direct result of Presidential cowardice to face his critics when they are armed.   The second amendment grants us all the right to bear arms and the President should not be able to infringe on this.   The vast majority of gun owners are law abiding citizens and it’s only the John Hinkleys, Lee Harvey Oswalds, John Wilkes Booths, and Charles Guiteaus that give gun owners a bad name.   Let’s not paint all gun owners with a broad brush simply because of James Earl Ray, Sirhan Sirhan, Giuseppe Zangara, and Leon Czolgosz.   Gunmen like this were not playing with a full deck.  It’s not like in today’s day and age you have crazy people walking into town halls.

While many of our Presidents have been shot at, only 9 of our Presidents have actually been hit.  That’s barely one every 5 administrations.  The only thing I’d be worried about is that al-qaeda or Hamas militants could also enter town halls armed to the teeth.  However, if outlawing guns for them means outlawing guns for the rest of us then I support their rights.  I’d like to see if we could do something if we see somebody who is obviously supporting jihad.  Perhaps, we could outlaw people wearing green and black and people of middle eastern ancestry from being at town halls.   I have nothing against middle easterners, it just seems like it could be tempting fate.

The country should not let Obama’s personal cowardice prevent us from celebrating our second amendment rights by carrying our guns to town hall meetings.   For one thing, you never know how close you’re going to be allowed to get, and a telescopic scope gives you a decent view of the stage in these enormous meetings.   The right to bear arms is sacred to Americans.   You know who else tried to outlaw them?  Hitler.

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Written by thatsrightnate

August 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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  1. Next they’ll be trying to outlaw guns on playgrounds. Jeez! how are we supposed to protect our kids?!?!?!

    wrecksracer

    August 20, 2009 at 7:18 am

  2. No president, or public official should fear the law abiding armed citizen. The fact that he responded the way he did, indicates at least in my mind, that he is truly an enemy of the 2nd Amendment.

    We are armed because it is our God given right, not a right provided by the Constitution, but by God. From that higher authority we have the right to defend ourselves, our families, our property, and our country. Let us not forget, even the disciples carried swords.

    Woe be unto those who will not heed that truth!

    Scott J. Williams

    August 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

  3. I think those disciples were actually the Romans. However, you’re right. We’ve had nearly 50 Presidents and only 9 have been shot while in office. Your odds of getting shot are barely 20%. Now I suppose that being the first African-American President probably ups the odds. I mean I’m no liberal, but you have to admit with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X shot, that probably ups Obama’s odds, but I doubt they’d be more than 60% or 70% tops.

    thatsrightnate

    August 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm

  4. I never really thought about it, but maybe God wants us to have guns. You’d have to admit that if Abel had a gun, Cain might have backed off. Moses could have just shot the Pharaoh. Jesus could have avoided crucifixon. Maybe these were lessons we had to learn in order for us to arm ourselves better. “Woe be unto those who will not heed that truth!” and my favoite. “He who is not for me is against me”.(Luke 11:23 and Matthew 12:30)

    wrecksracer

    August 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm

  5. I love it when you back up your points with scripture Wrecks

    thatsrightnate

    August 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm

  6. Nate, I think if you check the bible, in the garden when they came for Jesus, I believe if was Peter who cut the ear off of one of the guards sent by the Priest.

    Scott J. Williams

    August 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

  7. True, he had a knife I believe. If the disciples had all had guns though, I don’t think the Romans would have had a prayer of taking him even with their armor.

    thatsrightnate

    August 25, 2009 at 9:26 pm

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    October 17, 2009 at 4:48 am

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    thatsrightnate

    October 17, 2009 at 8:13 am

  10. I dont usually reply to posts but in this case. WOW

    Richmond

    November 8, 2009 at 6:37 am


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