The free, responsible exercise of our God-given rights is not contingent upon polls, statistics, public sentiment, media propaganda, judicial precedent, or the crimes of the lawless. The founders added no provisos to any of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights; the words “but” or “except for” appears nowhere within the text of any of them. That being said, I challenge anyone who feels otherwise to show me where the free, responsible exercise of the right to keep and bear arms has never harmed an innocent person.
I have often said that ignorance of our founding documents is the excuse of no politician, just as ignorance of the law is the excuse of no citizen. In turn, I must suggest that citizens bear a greater responsibility to know and understand the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and especially the Bill of Rights, because we are the guardians thereof, even over and above elected officials, legislators, and judges. It is our knowledge of the Supreme Law of the Land that enables us to govern our government (as the founders intended), and to know when they are encroaching on our precious liberties. Sadly, many Americans do not understand the rights they possess simply because they’ve never taken the time to study the Bill of