Alerted by a party of dispatch riders sent to warn the town (the most famous of which was Paul Revere) 77 militia members met the British forces on the town green at Lexington. After being ordered to surrender their arms in face of far superior numbers, the militia began to disperse. Just then, a single shot was heard, prompting an active engagement. During the fight, eight militia members were killed, and another 9 wounded. Only one British soldier was wounded.
There is a reason that our right to Free Speech is perched upon the top spot in our Bill of Rights. To be free to speak ones mind, to think freely, to believe and practice one’s own faith, to report and share ideas…these were not just ideas that were discussed by our Founding Fathers, they were the cornerstone principles upon which our nation was built.
The list of all of those that were so tragically taken away from their families, their friends, and their country on September 11, 2001. Words alone will never be enough to express the supreme sadness that befell our nation, so it is ever more important that we remember their names. May they rest in everlasting peace.
The Bill of Rights needs a conservative Supreme Court and the left will do everything they can to prevent it. Do not let them defeat us.
When government does not trust its citizens it enacts legislation to curtail the citizens. Gun control is government saying they do not trust the people with guns. Why do they fear people having guns?
While it seems like we are winning the battle in the Federal Courts, we may be losing the war in the Court of Public Opinion. The mood of the country is changing and the apparatuses and resources for repeal are already in place. We must recognize the danger and redouble our efforts to win the hearts and minds of the American public. If we lose the Second Amendment, others are sure to fall.
Today, more and more people feel comfortable that their governments will take care of us, not only to ensure our safety but to protect our freedom as individuals. At the same time, however, many are saying nowadays that they would rather willingly give up their rights in the belief that a benevolent government will step in and defend them against evil.
The Liberty First Foundation and Religion of Arms fully believe that the Second Amendment is a protection of a natural right that everyone has. This right of self-protection does not see race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, wealth, status or anything else. It doesn’t care if you are a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green Party, Conservative or Liberal. We all have this natural right and we all deserve to have this right protected from any that wish to deprive us of this right.
Who are Second Amendment supporters and advocates? Who are the millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners in the United States who refuse to be swayed by emotion and the panicked group-think that calls for rapid and drastic infringement of our rights?
As humans, we are not equipped with razor-sharp talons or long teeth so we are not effective predators and in our early history, we were often the prey of creatures that were better equipped for the task of killing their food.