Lies are all they have.
Recently I saw an old “article” by some bigot who said there were some truths that gun rights supporters would never talk about. Then he started lying.
He correctly pointed out that the Second Amendment doesn’t give people the right to keep and bear guns. But instead of recognizing that all it did was make it illegal for government to make up laws concerning guns, he went off on a tangent about “the militia”, pretending it was something like the national guard. No, it isn’t. That’s not even speculative– the militia is, was, and always will be ALL the people who can carry a gun in defense of their territory. It isn’t an exclusive club, and it most certainly isn’t associated with government permission. The people who came up with the Second Amendment made that much very, very clear, and the anti-gun bigot is lying when he says anything else.
Here’s what someone who wasn’t a lying, government-extremist anti-liberty bigot had to say about it:
- “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788
He also shows his ignorance by not knowing what “well regulated” meant when the amendment was written. It doesn’t mean what he wishes (tightly controlled by “law”), it means well-practiced. Sorry, Bigot. You don’t get an effective militia by tying it to government. Sure, he tries to quote the historical anti-liberty bigot Alexander Hamilton to prop up his argument, but this is like quoting John Wayne Gacy on what it means to be a clown. You don’t go to the enemy of truth to find enlightenment about the truth.
So, yeah, he is properly and completely refuted by the facts.
And, yet again, he ignores the fact– the irrefutable historical fact– that the right to own and to carry weapons predates the first government and will still exist unchanged long after the last government is forgotten in the mists of time. He still wants to believe it somehow creates a right to belong to a government-controlled “militia”. He’s an idiot and a liar.
He would probably get offended that I recognize his bigotry for what it is. Someone else recently did; scoffing that I called a spade a spade. Or a bigot a bigot, as the case may be. It is what it is, though. And anti-gun bigots, as a subset of anti-liberty bigots, are nothing but bigots, no matter how pure and enlightened they see themselves as being. They are just filthy bigots. Filthy bigots who lie.