Many states feel they are being attacked because the tyrannical Democratic Party in Washington DC is violating the US Constitution left and right as the federal Congress, along with President Joe Biden, have forgotten that there is a thing called the Bill of Rights and one of the most important ones is the Second Amendment which guarantees American citizens the right to be able to protect themselves and their families by being able to keep and bear arms. The Democratic Party is hellbent on taking away the individual right to protect yourself guaranteed in the Constitution and to do that they disregard the Tenth Amendment which says that any power the federal government seeks that is not within the authority of the 18 enumerated powers written into the Constitution or any subsequent amendments to the Constitution that power belongs to the 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.
All leftist silliness aside, that one-sentence Amendment means that the federal government may not even have a conversation about the right to keep and bear arms. The progressives love to gaslight Americans with their gobbledygook gibberish, where they magically find things in the Second Amendment that do not appear.
I am reminded of the time President Thomas Jefferson admonished Supreme Court Justice William Johnson saying:
“On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit – manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
There are many areas the swamp rat Democrats are invading, including the Second Amendment, the First Amendment’s rights to Free Speech and Freedom of Religion among others. Democrats are attacking the Constitution’s Article I, Section 4 that states that state legislatures have the sole power to create and amend election laws for their states with HR-1. But I’m going to focus now on what I consider the most important of the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment because if that right goes then all of our rights will be trashed. As with all oppressive governments, the first thing the tyrants do is disarm the populace so that they have nothing to fear when they come for your freedoms.
On Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives passed a “constitutional carry” bill that will allow handguns to be carried, either openly or concealed, and without a permit, according to the Texas Tribune. Progressives will bleed from their eyes when they read it.
The bill that will replace current state requirements that residents get a license to carry was passed by the House with an 84-56 vote, including seven Democrats and most Republicans voting to approve. Now the bill will make its way to the Texas Senate.
If the Senate passes House Bill 1927, it will allow Texas residents 21 years of age and older to carry a handgun without a permit, only if they are “not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm.” Meaning people with a criminal record and/or mentally ill (does being a progressive count?) they will presumably not be allowed to carry.
It has been reported that the debates over this bill met with some of this session of the legislature’s most heated debates. That’s understandable as gun haters truly believe that more guns equal more gun violence while the sane people understand that in every jurisdiction in America whether a big city, a small town, a suburban community, or in rural areas of a state, the places with more gun control laws have more gun violence than jurisdictions that have the least or no gun control laws. It’s common sense that progressives simply are incapable of grasping. If a criminal knows his victim(s) could be carrying, he will think twice, or maybe even thrice, before committing a crime.
Representative Matt Schaefer, the sponsor of the HB-1927, said the bill “should be called common-sense carry” as he made the argument that Texas residents should not be prevented from defending themselves and their loved ones for the lack of time and resources it takes to get a carry license.
And before the lunatic Left goes completely bonkers with their usual lies about gun laws, Schaefer cited that the bill stipulates that residents will still be barred from carrying inside restricted places such as schools, hospitals, amusement parks and that businesses and property owners still have the right to deny anyone access who carries a handgun. Again, it’s just common sense.
What Democrats these days are worried about is if this bill is successful and gun violence rates demonstrably go down because of it, then Second Amendment advocates can point to Texas as the answer to control gun violence in states. For progressives, it’s not about the individual right to protect yourself, it’s about government control over your individual life, and getting rid of guns is how they have always planned to do that.
Texas House Speaker Pro Tempore Democrat Joe Moody tried to slip in an amendment that would have killed the bill. When the legislative body rejected his nonsense, Moody brought up the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso back in 2019 that left5 23 people dead. My argument would be what if other people inside the Walmart were carrying, or what if the lunatic who carried out the shooting thought that there might be other people in the Walmart carrying and they could shoot back at him?
“After those shootings … there were roundtable discussions and stakeholder meetings and a lot of promises — and I was hopeful, members, even knowing the political realities, I was hopeful,” he recalled. “Members, I’m so tired of doing nothing … When are we going to do something?”
Other states, twenty in all, already have similar constitutional carry laws, including Bernie Sanders’ liberal Vermont.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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