Blog 70 The right to keep and bear arms
“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.”
As Bill O’Reilly points out in his column today, no amount of new laws could or would have made any difference in the recent mass shootings.
The first part of the 2nd amendment calls for a well-regulated militia. I would love to see a State take this to heart and compel 6 months of military service as a condition of high school graduation. If you don’t pass this, you don’t graduate, and you don’t get to own a gun of any kind. Just the 6 mouths of real discipline would be of monumental benefit to the state and the nation. What would you think a potential invader of this land would think if they knew that every kid coming out of high school not only could take orders but could shoot strait also.
I dare say we could soon put some pride back in this nation. It would give us old school defenders of the nation a reason to respect the nation’s youth and give them a real sense of what it takes to defend the freedoms we hold so dear.
Yah I’m for it. Who is with me on this one? I think we should start some National chatter it might just scare the hell out of some of these inner city gangs.
What will they learn you ask? Well they will learn to get up in the morning and make their bed. Brush their teeth and stand in line for breakfast. They will learn how to exercise and work as a group to overcome adversity. They will learn to respect one another and how a chain of command works. Many will learn how to be leaders. Many will learn valuable skills which will prepare them for civilian employment. They will learn to handle weapons and how to overcome and disable an enemy. They won’t be just sitting and getting shot when and if some nut decides to invade a classroom and shoot them for believing in a just God.
S. Henry Knocker