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.
The second amendment to the US Constitution, it has become a popular topic of discussion lately. In light of the mass shooting in Aurora Colorado people on both sides of the gun ownership issue have been shouting why their position is the best and why the second amendment should stand or be repealed. Well I for one think it as well as the rest of the Constitution should be upheld as the law of the land as our Founding Fathers had intended.
Getting back to the topic at hand. I see a lot of people on the side of gun ownership and pro second amendment saying if one legal concealed carry owner had been in the theater that night things would have been different. Well they might be right, then again they might be wrong. Just because some one owns a gun it does not mean they actually know how to use it. If a gun owner who has a gun and doesn’t know how to use it, they might not use it, then this shooting would have ended the same exact way it did. Now if the same gun owner used the gun not knowing how to shoot under stress, that person could have shot innocent people adding to the tragedy. Now add another untrained gun owner and the tragedy mulitplies ten-fold.
Now put just one legally concealed carrying gun owner, who takes his second amendment right seriously and actually takes his gun out to the range, and trains, not just on stationary targets, but also trains on moving targets, and multiple and target discrimination. A gun owner who trains in stress shooting, when their heart rate is at 120 bpm, and 130 bpm and up, who shoots in low light and night situations, and no I’m not talking about a Military or Law Enforcement Member, just a person who takes their right to bear arms and protect their family seriously and knows that danger does not just come when you are ready. Put that one gun owner in that theater and that shooting is over before the shooter gets off more than 10 rounds, I guarantee it. A law-abiding gun owner does not have a gun to go looking for trouble, they have guns to stop trouble that comes looking for them or the people they are with.
The second amendment is a short but important one. Do not let the federal government take away our rights to defend ourselves.