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Founding Fathers vs Gun Nuts

Founding Fathers vs Gun Nuts


bottom-line sorry gun nuts here on the
wrong side of our founding fathers for example anti ready and c_n_n_’s piers
morgan alex jones said this a little fact i’d already said are you
talking about it when i was a lot lower gone frontline the content of all the
colony’s fight exactly what you got hordes of people burning down cities
repeating over his brains out everyday actually that that that’s out there that
that’s not because they’re poor alex jones said quote the second amendment
isn’t there for doc i mean is there to protect us from tarango governments and quote and not backing that’s an argument it’s
often ako by gun nuts as if they’re fully loaded air fifteen with a higher
poll of bola dramas going to keep them safe a predator drone or cruise missile if in fact that was the true intent of the second
amendment protection from the government that here’s a new newsflash you guys are woefully outgunned and the second memo would have allowed
you to own a canon anna warships of america today would look more like
somalia today with well armed warlords running their
own little fiefdoms in defiance of the federal government but likely this was never the intent of
the second amendment our founding fathers never imagined a
well armed cigs re citizenry to keep the american government itself in check it was all about protecting the american
government itself from a both foreign and domestic threats pored over the first ten documents from
seventy nine a detail the first congress’ debates on arms and malaysia you know what eventually became the
second amendment you’ll see a constant theme the second memo was created to protect
the american government that james madison reservoirs aleutian
on the issue clearly stated that the right to bear arms shall not be
infringed because a well-regulated militia is the best security of a free
country this is freezing at the time virginia’s support of a right to bear
arms is based on that same rationale quote a well-regulated militia composed
of the body the people trained arms is the proper natural and safety fence of a
free state end quote ultimately as we know the agreed upon
second memory aids a well-regulated militia be necessary to
the security of a free state the right of the people to keep and bear arms
shall not be infringed everybody conditional statement yeah if you if we as a fledgling new
nation are committed to our own security as best we have a war idea lated
demolition an angel in this defensive alicia we have to have americans who can keep and bear arms the other defensive option would’ve been
a standing army but at the time our founding fathers believe them alicia
was the one best defense for the nation’s insist any army was to quote
jefferson an engine novel pression are funny fathers were scared senseless
is standing armies it was well accepted among the members
of congress during the first gun debates the standing armies anti apis are
dangerous to liberty azzam forbade unquote those are the exact words used in the
state of new york’s amendment to the gun debate later in eighteen fourteen letter to
thomas cooper jefferson wrote of standing armies the greeks and romans had no standing
armies yet they defended themselves the greeks by their laws they romans by
the spirit of people takara put into the hands of the rulers no such engine of
all pression as a standing army our system was to make everyman a
soldier obliging to repair to the standard of his country whatever that
was reared is made in invincible and the same remedy will make us out heady early framers of the constitution
embraced a standing army during times of peace there wasn’t no need for a regulated
militia and there’s no need for the second
amendment instead they openly opposed to standing army during times of peace want proof in the entire car situation there are no
time limits on the power of congress to raise money
and pay for anything except in army we have a navy forever we have roads and bridges a post offices
are pretty much any also supports the general welfare without limit and in
perpetuity but an army that has to be re-evaluated every two
years when all spending for the past two years of army was your it out treat their article one section eight
line twelve of the constitutional reza congress has
the power quote to raise and support armies but no
appropriation money to that use shelby for a longer term then two years and quote the founders view from watching the
history of europe the military coups by a standing army where greater threat to our nation ben
most nations so they required us than others the
grave threat to us that other nations were threatens so they required us to
reevaluate our army every two years impertinent without an army how can we defend
ourselves well they figured with a locally based
well regulated under the control of local authorities who answered a
national authority malicious today we call this the national guard article one section line sixteen of the
constitution does not a two-year limit on the national guard
malicious in status as congress has the right to
quote provide for organizing armenian discipline in the
militia and for governing that such part of them
as may be employed in the service the united states resorting to the states
respectively the appointment of the officers and the
authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribe by
congress and quote and make no mistake about that militia
was to be used to protect we the people our government both from four armies and from americans
who want to overthrow the government of states again line fifteen says congress has the
power to quote to provide for calling forth the militia to execute
the laws of the union suppress insurrection xs and rebel enter and repel invasions and
quote nothing in there about taking on the
u_s_ government as a member of the national guard
malicious second-amendment isn’t more of a civic duty and a
personal right again this is all about defense of the
state not defense against the state in factor in the first gun debate the state any entry into is the man of
the gave the government permission to confiscate guns when citizens quote are
or have been in actual rebellion and quote those early legislators in new hampshire
the right to bear arms stops as soon as those arms are taken up
against our we the people government because as the ancestors those who
participated the whiskey rebellion in seventeen ninety-four armed americans
took up guns against what they viewed as a too radical george washington
administration imposing taxes on whiskey president washington call of thirteen
thousand militiamen and personally led the troops just wash the rebellion of arms citizens
in bedford pennsylvania no army no right to have guns overthrew the
oppressive u_s_ government but more than two hundred years later
dot lights nuts like alex johnson i’ll believe the sacramento was created four not against those americans who created
who committed treason and to partner with skew rebellion and the threat in another rebellion
should the government banned the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity
magazines as a red faced alex jones yelled the
piers morgan that i don’t think i’ve started the gods
but without a doubt that the other thing that ever started because i heard the
saturday’s alexandra peres gave you drive a car firearms seria artistname factually accurate
hitler actually encourage the contracts

Comments (99)

  1. I'm argueing that guessing isn't a correct way to intrepret history.
    Hitler's Germany didn't invade other countries with firearms owned by the populous, it invated with military equipment owned by the government. Did you think they invaded with their personal firearms??

  2. Well, for example:
    Hurricane Katrina Arrests of non-criminals,
    Concentration camps of Japanese during WWII,
    Genocide hundreds of American Indian tribes, etc.
    We have the best government of any country – but there are hiccups and keeping it honest is our duty.

  3. To clarify, are you against gun ownership? I really don't want to assume.

  4. as have I, perhaps you would like to live in those countries instead? Sounds like they're better suited to you, and you'd have an easier time because you woudln't need to try to take away the rights of others…

  5. True – Japan has a completely different culture with an almost totally homogenous population. They Don't welcome all peoples from all couintries – so – they have less turmoil with different populations. We will never be Japan, we don't even want to be Japan…

  6. On my travels, I experenced nothing other than positive reception. Perhaps it's because I Don't sound judgmental and harsh… We don't need guns – we have a Right to them (needs and rights are totally different)

  7. so – sounds like you think the constitution should be changed. If we want to change the rights we're afforded, that's the only proper way. I totally agree. It's transparent to all and easy to follow when we ammed the document (instead of simply changing our interpretation to suit our current situation).

  8. There are several things wrong about your notion.
    1- the second amendment was but there to defend against a government. Want proof, look up "Thomas Jefferson debt points second amendment"
    2- u said that u are willfully outgunned, do u wanna tell that to the France resistance in WW2, the minute men other the taliban. Those groups are outgunned like 1-100 but still they won.

  9. The fact is we do need a second amendment to defend outselfs from government. U might say "oh my government will never attacks its own people" well tell that to my grandparents that are ashes is Germany… Or north Korea, soviet Russia, communist China.

    The only thing stoping the government from going evil is a well armed population.

  10. I sort of agree, but it will usually take a long time to stop a tyrranical government, sutch as the sovet union. But others will not stop, sutch as red China. In the meantime, the government in killing people. Good luck when troops and armored vehicles come along during your peaceful parade to demolish it.):

  11. The federalist papers clearly show that the 2nd amendment was written to be a check and balance within itself. A well regulated militia to defend the nation, balanced with the right of the people to bear arms to protect themselves from an overreaching government.

  12. It would be best If American Progressives just left the Gun issue alone and focused on Economics issues like full employment.

  13. This stupid fuck doesn't know what the fuck he is talking about. There's tons of historical cases where a well armed populace has withstood and outgunned standing armies. Also, drone strikes and bombings only tend to strengthen resistance to the oppressors.

  14. And you think these US troops are just going to fire on their own neighboorhood following orders. Ha. You've never met a vet in your life.

  15. At least he talks like someone that is educated and not someone who is having a discussion in a bar like you. By any chance, do you live down south?

  16. South? No, I'm Canadian. And I do not drink or go to bars.

  17. The way you commented sounded like a conversation that would be held in a bar or maybe in the local pool hall. Having read many comments on YouTube, I guess on YouTube also. I didn't imply that you drank or go to bars. If you got that impression, I'm sorry.

  18. "You do realize that the Founding Fathers are part of the "Government" don't you? Why on earth would they want the public to have the ability to take over the brand new government that they're about to form?"

    because they knew that they were not violating  the people's rights so
    they were not a threat to the people

    maybe governments of the future might violate the people's rights

  19. "They didn't have a military? Who fought the British then?"

    after the war the army was disbanded

    an army that isn't disbanded after a war is a standing army that Thom is talking about in the video

  20. "When in reality, the truth is that they just want to own one for the sake of owning one because it's 'awesome".

    that should be legal too

  21. " The Founding Fathers were opposed to standing armies in times of peace so the well-regulated state militias were included in the Second Amendment to defend the United States government (and for southern slave patrols so Virginia would ratify), NOT individuals loading up on military weapons to fight against our own government"

    if you noticeThom says that the constitution says nothing about people using guns for any purpose other than fighting enemies of America foreign and domestic

    he says the idea that guns are to be used to fight a wayward American government is no where in the constitution

    but a few minutes earlier he used  quotes from OUTSIDE the constitution to prove that the founders didn't want a standing army

    what's good for the goose is good for the gander

    the proof doesn't have to come from the constitution

    that means Thom didn't prove that 2nd amendment doesn't protect our right to fight the U.S. government

  22. "And we are not a country based on the rule of quotes. "

    in part we are

    "And we are not a country biased on the rule of quotes or scripture. We are a country based on the rule of law"

    we are a country based on quotes and the constitution

  23. This guy is clueless.

  24. @thomhartmann news flash buddy civilians own tanks, fighter jets, machine guns, anti aircraft weapons and so on we are not outgunned. All weapons the military has start their life in private hands and are then SOLD to the government. there are alot of quotes by the founding fathers that speak of the reason for the 2nd amendment and most of what you said I agreed with ironically except you left out ALOT on how the founders intended the 2nd amendment to be a fail safe against tyranny if the government became corrupt.

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
    Thomas Jefferson
    “The constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
    Alexander Hamilton (you are doing this very thing in this video)
    “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.”
    Goerge Washinton

  25. IT DOESNT EFFIN MATTER whether or not the founding fathers gave us a right to oppose our enslavement, that is common sense! I don't need a paper or the approval of the founding fathers(which I do have by the way) to enable me to fight against oppresion

  26. These gun nuts are just you're typical neo-nazi republicans. 

  27. Ok, cool. One of the reasons why we don't like "Anti-gunners" is because you put labels on people that say Gun Nut because we like to own firearms. Hell I have a replica of M16A4 that I used in Iraq. I built my father an M16A1 replica (to people who don't know, they are AR15s made to look like the specific model of M16) for his birthday because he used one in Vietnam. What happened to having and respecting opinions.

  28. This vid would make great study material for a course in irrational logic. Tom covers the classics, ad hominem attack, straw man, false facts, twisting words to suit his premise, ignoring historical context and the leaving out inconvenient details. The Constitution is designed to limit government and the sociopaths that undoubtedly find their way in. Its spirit is personal sovereignty and freedom, not protection of the state, just pure nonsense. I never watch this guy's show, it is just too irritating since he uses these dirty tricks in all of his "work".

  29. And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? … The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants
    -Thomas Jefferson

    I love when people bring up how the US military outguns us in every way and would crush an armed resistance by it's citizens quite easily when all you have to do is look at history to prove this belief as false. Look at all the great military powers in the history of the world and you would see that they have been crushed and ousted by insurgencies of common folks such as farmers and workers fighting for their liberty from the aggressors oppression. Look at the US invasion of Vietnam, crushed by rice paddy farmers. Look at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, crushed by nomadic people. Look at our current invasion of the middle east, a pointless war with nothing gained about to be crushed. Look at every single successful armed revolution in the history of the world, mere common folks defeating a vastly superior military. The most important thing you can do in defeating an enemy in war is by destroying your opponents will, an armed rebellion against the US government will most likely lead to well over a hundred thousand lives lost by it's citizens but regardless of our losses our will will always remain stronger than the will of the government for we would be fighting for our freedom and livelihood which no other will can ever be stronger.

  30. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government."

    If our government abuses, it's our duty to throw them off. Just as we threw off the oppressive king.  Otherwise we have an entity that can easily abuse us. We "gun nuts" are merely saying our right to bear arms is going to make sure you can't trample us, just because you're the government…(or the socially engineered government sheep/media).  People who are brave enough to stand are often resented by the easily subjugated. 

  31. german army people have no rights

  32. Thomas Jefferson speaking to James Madison.

    “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

  33. Report by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution (1982)—"In the Militia Act of 1792, the second Congress defined 'militia of the United States’ to include almost every free adult male in the United States. These persons were obligated by law to possess a firearm and a minimum supply of ammunition and military equipment.

    The Supreme Court—In U.S. v. Miller, the Court stated that, "The Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense . . . [and that] when called for service, these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time."

    Title 10 United States Code, Article 311 – Militia, Composition and Classes

     

    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b) The classes of the militia are—

    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

  34. lol. You must have a pretty low opinion of your audience if you think they will buy this load of BS. Would it be possible to forcefully overthrow the US gov now? No. It would be a disaster if any group even tried but be honest about history.
    The founding fathers designed the entire constitution to limit the power of the federal government. Yes, they wanted an armed population to defend the country but they also wanted the people to have the ability to defend their freedom if the US government got out of hand. EVERYTHING in the constitution was designed to keep government in check & maximize individual liberty, including the 2nd amendment so the people could oust the government & start over again if it was necessary.
    The Federalist Papers make that perfectly clear. Gun rights aside, pushing revisionist history is dishonest & encourages ignorance. 
    That's what really pisses me off about this. If you don't like guns, fine, present an honest case. If you think the 2nd isn't needed in the modern world, fine, make a case for that but don't lie about history. That insults your audience and you are spreading ignorance. Education & knowledge is golden, ignorance is toxic to both society & the individual. Is it wise to spread & encourage ignorance in pursuit of a political agenda? 

  35. I do not believe that the United States needs a rebellion, I like to think we have evolved beyond that and can deal with our problems in a political matter. However, I do not think that the people of any nation should be defenseless against their government. People can spend just 5 minutes on YouTube and see the reality of what happens to defenseless people against an oppressive corrupt government force. The portable camera has allowed us to take back our freedom in a great way, but someday that may not be enough and the lens of a camera may need to be substituted for the barrel of a gun. I pray that this scenario does not end up being reality and instead we find a diplomatic way of controlling our politicians and law enforcers. But in the absence of a diplomatic route the people should have the right to absolve the government by force. It's like using non-lethal mouse traps and then switching the lethal mouse traps when the buggers keep coming back. And as for the founding fathers' views on the subject I need only refer you to this quote. "God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty . . . And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." – Thomas Jefferson

  36. LOL. Your the same guy that said if someone broke into your house you would run out the door and leave your kids behind.

  37. I think you are full of BS but because you are referencing known works I will give you the benefit of the doubt and reread some material.  

  38. I completely agree, taking up arms against our government is treason. If the 2nd amendment meant Americans had the unconditional "right to bear arms" why doesn't it state just that? Why does it also state "…well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state…"?

  39. Is this Thom jackass always so stupid, or only when it comes to 2A?

  40. This guy does not know his history that well. It was not a militia that beat the British, it was the citizens who took up arms to defeat the British. WE THE PEOPLE, not the government, not the militia but the people!

  41. "Federalist Papers 29 – "…but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."

  42. Go back to school and learn your history…You're welcome to your opinion, but it is wrong LOL!

  43. If they use alex jones as a source they have no credibility.

  44. "A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." 

    -George Washington

  45. The second amendment is intended to combat a government (or any other entity) which seeks to limit the liberties of the individual, in defense of the constitution. While a standing army was limited, in the end, it is the right of the people, who if so choose, will answer the call to respond in crisis, whose rights shall not be infringed.

    I would also like to point out, in the intro of this video, the claim that "the gun nuts are out gunned" it is not unfathomable, or even unreasonable for a small group of armed individuals to lay waste to entire armies. we do so in 1776, it was done to us in vietnam, and it was done to the soviets in Afghanistan. all it takes is sheer determination.

  46. Wow, this guy's an idiot. He's basically just echoing every worthless argument that liberal gun grabbers spout all the time.

  47. Bill of Rights is only about protecting Peoples inalienable rights from government. Your arguemeant is saying the 2nd Amendment is to protect the government. Wow you missed the whole point of Bill of Rights. Sir you fail 6th grade understanding. Stop lying to people. Its un-American.

  48. You've tried t twist the words of the founding fathers, but if you read the quotes from Washington and Jefferson and so many others, it is very clear that they believed that the citizens should be armed. There's no doubt. Now, as far as fighting the army of the United States- well, I'm a Vietnam Vet- I know that's very not realistic, but I also know the resistance the Viet Cong were able to put up. But I simply want my right to bear arms to defend my castle. I want my wife to have an equalizer between her and a 250 lbs. thug. I believe in our need for a strong police force, but they cannot travel to defend at 1,400 fps like a .357 magnum. If you believe otherwise then you also believe in a Walgreen's perfect world..

  49. Where was the national guard when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin?  Where was the National Guard during the Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings?  Where was the National Guard on 9/11?  How can we defend ourselves from the National Guard when they become oppressive?

  50. I love how people with an agenda seem to be able to completely reinterpret something so clearly written; "…shall not be infringed"

    Thom?

    Ever considered being a Poster Boy for prophylactic use?

  51. This is very good! The Truth! Gun Advocates have highjacked the second Amendment.

  52. Right, the founding fathers would never have worried about a tyrannical government that would require an armed revolution to overthrow. Its not like that's EXACTLY WHAT THEY FUCKING HAD TO DO OR ANYTHING. Naw, they were more concerned about protecting the holy federal government from the populace. Jesus, is this guy for fucking real? He has to be a troll, an NRA plant to make it look like the opposition is full of liberal imbeciles (sorry for that tautology).

  53. LOL, seriously? Everyone should actually read the federalist papers themselves and make there own educated decision.

  54. If the second amendment is outdated, and the constitution didn't apply, then soldiers could commandeer your home.

  55. Answer this Well regulated militia people

    Your claim is that The right of the people to keep and bear arms does not apply to everyone but only those members of a well regulated militia.

    OK then why does the phrase THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE appear in 2 other amendments and in those 2 amendments there is NO DOUBT that the phrase means EVERYONE.

    1st amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    2nd 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

    4th amendment
    THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized

    Now why would it mean EVERYONE the 1st and 3rd time written but not the SECOND??

  56. So the second amendment is the ONLY AMENDMENT in the BILL OF RIGHTS protecting THE GOVERNMENT and not the citizens???

  57. Yes my 1 rifle will not stop the government but combined with a couple of MILLION AMERICANS with RIFLES it will

  58. Militia is defined as:
    1. a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
    2. a military force that engages in rebel or terrorist activities, typically in opposition to a regular army.
    3. all able-bodied civilians eligible by law for military service.

    1. It is raised to supplement a regular army in this case it is the National Guard not civilians and in an emergency where is the fking emergency.
    2. Again you can define this as partisans or rebels so are we at war with the US Army….. no no no
    3. Able bodied for military service but to be in military service you need to be with the government because only the government can command the armed forces just like only congress can declare war and commander in chief is the president.

    So this argument that it was meant for ordinary citizens is really idiotic, its ok to keep hunting rifles but if you want automatics or semis go fking join army.

  59. Back to the good old truth: "Age is not always equivalent to intelligence."

    This guy really needs to read the Federalist Papers, and probably the Anti-Feds too…

    They clear are this crap up in 5 minutes.

    It was the true intention that every man willing would have the ability to bear arms in defense of himself and tyranny.

  60. Worked for Bundy-oh wait, right. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  61. They never imagined Youtube when they guaranteed the RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH

  62. This guy is nuts….another clown that lives in his own safe little bubble

  63. Yes, a free state not a police state.

  64. I agree that a bunch of AR-15's from Walmart won't stop the government, but I doubt the military would stay intact if they were ordered to kill Americans. I'm sure the military would split into several factions, and each faction would be armed with fighter jets, warships, subs, and nukes.

  65. The PEOPLE are the State idiot!

  66. Nobody seems to know what "militia" means

  67. Everything he says is objectively false. First, it's telling you choose an unstable paranoiac like Alex Jones indicative of gun-rights community. No one outside Jones' devoted info wars fan base would claim that demagogue as representative of 2A advocates…
    As to your outright lies, there are countless examples of the Founding Fathers expressing the ideas you pretend 2A advocates made up. The two most clearcut and easily verifiable examples are in The Federalist Papers. The letters the actual framers of our Constitution wrote to elaborate and defend the Constitution.
    In Federalist #46 Madison argues that the possession of firearms by the citizens and the potential for resistance to tyranny implicit in that possession is necessary as part of the system of checks and balances that holds tyranny at bay.
    In Federalist #29 Hamilton specifically addresses fears about a standing army being turned against the people by tyrannical government. That as long as all citizens have an individual right to keep and bear arms. He makes the very case that eventually leads to our 2nd amendment. That even a well regulated and better armed militia would only be made up of a small fraction of total citizens at any one time that the several thousand men that make up this standing army could not defeat an entire populace of the country in which every citizen owned, or had an individual right to own a firearm

  68. Gun grabbers are ridiculously false and misleading

  69. "Standing armies are a danger to liberty" what the hell does that have to do with the right of the PEOPLE to bear arms? Stop lying.

  70. Nazi Germany had a national firearms registry so they were able to pick specific groups that they wanted to disarm. If anything, this is a good argument to not have a registry

  71. When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

    ~Thomas Jefferson~

  72. You’re not too bright! How would our government look by bombing its own people?

  73. I don't know how to tell this a##hole this but the Second Amendment does give you the right to own a cannon the warship anything you want and the government has no right to tell you what you can own

  74. who cares what dead people from 2 centuries ago thought about the 2nd amendment. currently the vast majority of american s want more gun control. let's save lives from gun violence. pass hr8# now.

  75. The regulated militia is the American people Tommy….It's YOUR duty to carry and train with your neighbor's. The National guard is NOT the militia, They ARE part of the FEDERAL government.

  76. This guy is probably the biggest idiot I’ve heard yet. and I’ve heard a lot of them.

  77. “Sorry Alex that’s not even factually accurate hitler actually encouraged the ownership of guns” I lost my mind 😂😂😂

  78. "What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers of Jefferson, ed.

  79. A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." – Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

  80. "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
    – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

  81. "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…"
    – George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790

  82. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
    – Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776

  83. I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787

  84. "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."
    – Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787

  85. "I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."
    – George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788

  86. "To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."
    – George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788

  87. "On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823

  88. "…the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone…"
    – James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

  89. "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
    – William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783

  90. “A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms…  "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
    – Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788

  91. "Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."
    – Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778

  92. "This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
    – St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803

  93. The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
    – Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788

  94. "What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty …. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
    – Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789

  95. "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
    – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28

  96. "[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."
    – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28, January 10, 1788

  97. "As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms."
    – Tench Coxe, Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789

  98. I think I've done enough work here for today. May the spirit of our founding fathers ring through your hearts and across these United Sates for those who wish to be free. Educate yourselves. Be a free-thinking American as your forefathers intended you to be. Take their wisdom and spread it to those people who have been deceived by those who rule over them and wish to take their liberty.

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