If police swear an oath, are they swearing to uphold the State Constitution? U. S. Constitution? or the States’ or cities’ laws? Or all of the above? I can see where the laws and the Constitututions are conflicting and will be even more so with additional gun control laws being passed. I think currently the LEOs don’t give Constitutions a single thought. They are too busy upholding these damn laws. Politicians have succeeded in making the Constitutions obsolete by passing laws that conflict with them. They appear to not even take the Constitutions into consideraton as they continually micromanage and super-regulate American citizens.
I tend to agree with John Lock’s philosophy on natural rights.
According to Locke there are three natural rights:
- Life: everyone is entitled to live.
- Liberty: everyone is entitled to do anything they want to so long as it doesn’t conflict with the first right.
- Estate: everyone is entitled to own all they create or gain through gift or trade so long as it doesn’t conflict with the first two rights.
I don’t need a U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights to give me what I already have. So whether the 2nd Amendment gets removed or amended, it doesn’t change anything for me. Hell, it’s barely doing anything to protect us now, and yet we keep fighting to keep it. Even with its existance, laws get passed.
At some point, we will have to change our focus and let the Second Amendment just fall, and instead of using all our efforts to try and save it, we focus on showing our government that we don’t need it anyway. We have a right to defend our selves by any means necessary, with any weapon we choose. WE are supposed to be free people. Our government has gone way past the point of where the Constitution and its founders would have defined it as tyrannical.
It’s not the Constitution that has saved us so far, it’s We The People who have saved us so far, and the weapons that we have that have saved us so far from being under Communist rule or a dictatorship. And if you really think about, our government as a collective, has acted like a dictatorship over us.
OK, I’m rambling now and sort of off topic.