Skip to comments.In Crittenton case, don't blame guns (NBA player who was charged with murder)
Posted on 08/31/2011 5:58:29 AM PDT by dynachrome
Full disclosure: I am a strong supporter of the NRA. Not because I own a gun. I do not. Mine is a belief in the Second Amendment and the total unwillingness to give back any rights enumerated to me by the Constitution simply because nobody is willing to discuss the real issues.
Having lived in Texas for almost 15 years, I know people with guns, people who use their guns to shoot deer and ducks and quail and doves. You know how you can tell real gun lovers? They rarely show you their guns and never in anger or to prove a point. People who really love guns respect them, respect their danger.
Sports has lost many athletes way too soon. We list a few. Someone will probably say I do not understand how Crittenton grew up, the lifestyle or the need to go back hard at those who challenge your name. I do not.
Nor do I understand how these little incidents which to me feel like nothing, or so minuscule escalate into such violence with everybody brandishing their weapons of choice. Even less so when the participants are flying around on jets to play games and being paid millions (and many, many millions in Arenas case).
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(H/T to www.surplusrifle.com)
The Constitution does not "enumerate" rights to us. Our rights are God-given and are inalienable. The Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment tells the government to secure those God-given rights and not to infringe them. As it is written:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Enumerated simply means listed.
The Constitution does list our rights...
You beat me to it.
Hahahaha, so true! My DH shows anyone that enters the house the latest and greatest that he's built!
BTW, anyone want to see my new Reuger semi-auto, 40 cal.? LOL
Especially us collectors!
Better to say, perhaps, that the Constitution lists SOME of our rights. There was no attempt to list them all and our Founders feared that the list would be mistaken for an all encompassing list; as it has by some.