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.

Apr 19, 1775.  Lieutenant Colonel Smith, under orders from General Thomas Gage, marched into rebel territory to seize munitions the British believed to be cashed there.  Upon entering the town of Lexington, 400 rebels attacked 100 British regulars.  This was the “shot heard around the world”.

Why is this important today?  Those “rebels” are the men we call “Patriots” today.  The government those men perceived as tyrannical where trying to confiscate the patriots best method of resistance.  Fifteen years later, with the Constitutions creation of a central government, many of these same men were concerned that in time the citizenry would once again need to resist a tyrannical government.  Hence, the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

I believe any government that can not and will not trust its citizens with firearms, not only meets the threshold of being a tyrannical government but should be resisted by all means available.

To that end, I would be in favor of an amendment to the State Constitution guaranteeing the right of the people to keep and bear the armament of their choice.