Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History

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Encouraging Gun Ownership with Reference to European History

What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common? When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership.

Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe's literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition. Thus, making the gun the foundation of modern technology, not to mention the fact it gave America its freedom."The shot that was heard around the World" April 19,1775.

In 1689 the English Bill of
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What does the "Bill of Rights" do? (the Rights of the Individual). It limits the power of the federal government. How does the "Bill of Rights" limit the power of the federal government? Well, let me 1st give you an example. Can the federal government establish a federal religion? No! Why not? Because the 1st Amendment prohibits it. Lets look at the 1st Amendment. It says in part. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of rel-igion." Thus the "Bill of Rights" forbids the federal government in the establishment of a federal religion.

So lets use a little common sense, if the federal government can not establish a federal religion. How

can it establish gun control? It can't, the 2nd Amendment forbids it, just like the 1st Amendment

forbids a federal religion. Let's look at the 2nd Amendment, "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."

Now lets move to the 10th Amendment in the "Bill of Rights," it states that the Constitution gives the

federal government certain powers and only those powers listed in the Constitution. Whatever power

is left over is reserved to the States. Thus, the 2nd Amendment takes gun control from the federal gov-

ernment and the 10th Amendment puts the gun issue in the hands of the States. Lets look at the 10th

Amendment, it says: "The powers not delegated to the

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