Gun Rights Are Not About Hunting

Gun Rights

The Debate is Unnecessary in the First Place

2nd Amendment RightsWith all the current events, we have been so busy arguing reasonable, logical points against the gun control agenda and discrediting the anti-gunners’ lies that we forget that this debate is unnecessary in the first place.

We have the 2nd Amendment as a part of the Constitution of the United States of America. It was written long ago, by our Founding Fathers who wanted to secure our liberties and freedoms. Their first act in the Bill of Rights was freedom of speech, religion and worship without government interference (NOT the misused phrase “separation of church and state). The second God given right they wished to secure was protection against tyranny and oppression by declaring the government would not be able to stop the citizens from organizing into armed forces (militias) or from keeping and bearing the same arms that the federal government had access to.

Not Taught in SchoolsShort and to the point. The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting, sport shooting, or target practice. It has everything to do with the defense of our liberties from a tyrannical government. The argument of banning a type of gun just because someone deems that firearm has “no sporting purpose” or questioning “why anyone would need an AR15?” is completely unconstitutional. The 2nd Amendment has already been infringed upon so much in the recent century that we are already at a disadvantage that the founding fathers were trying to avoid. Since 1934 we have been restricted from owning “assault rifles, machine guns, suppressors, and ‘destructive devices’” despite what the national media wishes you to believe. Then add on the 68,000+ gun laws we have on the books and you have proof of further infringements.

The 2nd Amendment is a part of a system of checks and balances to keep the government in its place and not force us into slavery under its power. Any attempt to infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms should be charged as tyranny.

Now the constitution means little to our current administration, but we need to remember the real purpose of our secured rights and the foundation of our freedoms in order to fight and preserve our liberties. If we do not resist we will only become subjects and slaves.

The argument is settled. We have the 2nd Amendment and we should not “compromise” any further for further infringement.

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Don McDowell, Arizona native, is an avid outdoorsman and has been an active bass pro fisherman for over 16 years and in the past 15 years has developed his own radio show promoting bass fishing and conservation efforts for bass fishing that escalated to nominations with several bass groups and organizations. In the past 12 years, Don has pursued his conservation agenda through AZBFN-TBF as Conservation Director and with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in the spring of 2014 redesigned his website to include those efforts highlighted below and has increased the AZGFD exposure, public education of the AZGFD and Commission issues on his radio show and website soliciting local and national support for Arizona. 2014 has seen the founding of SRT Outdoors, Inc., 501 C3 organization, “Not for Profit, for Conservation” which is concentrating on grants for mitigating the effects of Gizzard Shad on Roosevelt lake thorough habitat enhancement, Florida Strain Bass stocking, lakes bottom mapping, etc. and feral hog research.

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