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Lexy @PoliticallyRYT
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The Second Amendment is our right and the ignorance toward it is distressing!



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In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting some are pushing for gun control, even gun confiscation, while others are virtue signaling & offering no real solutions for actually dealing with school
safety. They want to raise the age to 21 to purchase a rifle when in fact the average age of a mass shooter in America is 35 years old.
If we really care about school safety, there are some viable solutions. Schools can be made "harder" targets. We can protect our children while not infringing on our constitutional rights.

We need to repeal the 1990 Gun-Free School Zone Act & stop advertising that almost everyone on school grounds is unarmed.
The act, a brainchild of the Left (Introduced in the Senate by Joe Biden), was a dangerous act of virtue signaling that actually made our schools some of the softest targets in the country.
In fact, most mass school shootings have taken place after the law was passed. We must repeal the act & remove the signs advertising gun-free zones. Perhaps replace those with "Armed Guards on Duty" to act as a deterrent 🤷🏼‍♀️
In repealing the Gun-Free School Zone Act, you allow teachers & administrators, who are willing, to be trained, armed & prepared if the school is attacked. Some are using the false argument that somehow all teachers would be expected to be trained & armed.
That's not the case. The point is to give certain teachers the freedom to defend themselves & their students, and to have an "offensive approach" on school grounds at all times.
Case in point, Chris Hixon, the deceased athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was a Navy veteran. Aaron Feis, the deceased football coach who ran into the school to confront the shooter, was a trained security guard.
Both were unarmed when confronting the shooter thanks to the Gun-Free School Zone Act. Imagine if they had been armed.
The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 was originally passed as section 1702 of the Crime Control Act of 1990. It added 18 U.S.C. § 922(q); 18 U.S.C. § 922 itself was added by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.
The Supreme Court of the United States subsequently held that the Act was an unconstitutional exercise of Congressional authority under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution in United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995).
This was the first time in over half a century that the Supreme Court limited Congressional authority to legislate under the Commerce Clause. Following the Lopez decision, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno proposed changes to 18 U.S.C. § 922(q) that were adopted in
section 657 of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, Pub.L. 104–208, 110 Stat. 3009, enacted September 30, 1996.
The changes required that the firearm in question"has moved in or otherwise affects interstate commerce.
"As nearly all firearms have moved in interstate commerce at some point in their existence, critics assert this was merely a legislative tactic to circumvent the Supreme Court's ruling.
The ignorance regarding the Second Amendment & its history is troubling and is due to the fact that no one really teaches about our rights ensconced in our Constitution.

There is absurd talk asking why there's a need for semi-automatic rifles for hunting and sport shooting.
The idea behind those guns & other semi-automatic weapons, is very simple: "the collective right of the individual to lawful self-defense."

Of all of the rights we have as human beings, the pre-eminent one is this right to self-defense-
“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." Our founders weren't thinking about hunting or sport shooting when they

wrote about an armed militia being necessary for "the security of a free state."

They were talking about a populace being armed in the face of a powerful government. As they had just won their freedom from an oppressive government, they believed strongly in the collective
right of the individual to defend himself or herself from a government that had overstepped its bounds.
Yes, we should be as well armed as possible with the best legally available tools for self-defense.
We were created to be free, yet with our deeply imperfect human nature there is a need for government - "If all men were angels, no government would be necessary." As we're no angels, we've a need for government to insure God-given rights & have none of them taken away.
Yet let's never assume that government is essentially good. It is a necessary evil in an imperfect world.
It is expected that the people's duly elected representatives will always protect & defend the Americans' rights & demand transparency & accountability & keep government in check & in its proper role.

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