by Chris | October 7th, 2011
The Tea Party clearly supports the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. The problem is that the NRA has weakened the 2nd Amendment to the point that the popular understanding is that we have the right to keep and bear arms either to hunt or to protect ourselves and our property.
The Second Amendment reads, “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.”
Thus our right to keep and bear arms is not to hunt or to keep thugs from stealing our stuff … it’s to have citizens armed with weapons and able to form militias to protect our State from oppressive governments!
Funny how it seems to get back to an out of control Federal government usurping the rights of individuals and States.