With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, hundreds of articles have post published discussing the fear of 2nd Amendment challenges that would happen to hit a Supreme Court with 5 Liberal Judges on board. While I think that they were seriously jumping the gun on the matter, it isn’t a surprise that the Liberal Left would love to disarm every law abiding American in the country. Some of them have even said so, quite clearly. Michael Bloomberg and his gun grabbing lobbyist’s are always out trying to get State level legislation passed to further erode the guaranteed Rights written in the Bill of Rights. The Left will claim that the 2nd Amendment isn’t all inclusive and should have restrictions (which it has, Nationally). Too bad they don’t think the same way about abortion, which is based on a SCOTUS decision, not a law or Amendment.
One of the long debunked arguments we hear concerns the militia language in the first part of the Amendment……
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
As the argument goes, only members of the militia should have guns and many claim that the National Guard is the State militia. That argument was squashed by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), and McDonald v. Chicago (2010). Still, the gun grabbers continue their march to disarm the American people. Their only hope is to get a Liberal Judge confirmed and then get the right case before the court. This of course could take years to finally get the right case that could reverse the rulings from the above cases. To make things harder, reversals of previous SCOTUS decisions are rare. Let’s not also realize that the Court’s integrity is under strain since the Obamacare decisions and the Gay Marriage decision.
But let’s keep this simple and a lot less complicated than a Supreme Court decision. My proposal is to use the Liberal Left’s “militia” argument against them, right where it belongs, at the State level. It’s time to get the Gun Lobby to shut down the Gun Grabbers once and for all, or, shut them the hell up! It’s not hard and all it requires is for s State Legislature to pass a newly written law, and have it signed into law. Obviously, there will be some States that wouldn’t touch this proposal with a fifty foot pole because the Liberal’s in the Legislature may turn to stone. This is the Gun Grabber’s Medusa.
The proposal is simple. Get the Legislatures of States to draft a law that simply states that all law abiding citizens of the State, who are legally permitted to OWN firearms, will hence forth be considered a member of the Regulated State Militia. The terms of what regulated can be outlined by explaining WHO is a resident of the State, Age when qualified for militia membership and who is restricted from the membership. The many questions as to when the militia can be called upon and any other important aspects can be outlined. This law should be as simple as possible, since it’s true goal is to simply protect the Right of the people to keep and bear arms. The many parts of this proposal can be discussed below in the comments section.
By passing such a law at the State level, any future Supreme Court ruling would be useless, as it is the militia argument that the Court would have to affirm. Once the State makes it’s citizens members of said militia, any court ruling that would affirm the militia argument would be made moot. Any thoughts of rescinding the 2nd Amendment is DOA, as about 1/3rd of the population, if not more, legally own firearms. But there is more to this proposal, one that few understand or have even considered. Forcing the Federal government to arm and provide weapons training for the citizens of those States that pass such a law. How you ask? Article 1, Section 8, line 15.
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
The new laws can make specific levels of training for those who volunteer. For those who choose not to train, but to be untrained reserves, would still enjoy the Rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. There are plenty of people in every State who would love to get some quality firearms training on their bright shiny (flat black) Federally issued assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns. But let’s make this part clear. The demand for Federal involvement should only be a last resort. Use it as a “can be invoked” in the case of those circumstances deemed necessary to PROTECT the Rights of the citizens.
This proposal is by no means an attempt to raise active militia’s. It is simply a law that provides protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, regardless of future Supreme Court rulings. State militia member laws would certainly be the Gun Grabber’s Medusa, let’s turn them to stone!