by KrisAnne Hall (originally published on KrisanneHall.com)
What many citizens and legislators do not understand is that the federal government has no right to prevent any law-abiding citizen from owning or possessing any firearm. The entire argument for gun control is built upon a false premise. The second amendment is not about self-defense from criminals.
As unpleasant as it may be for this modern society to say out loud, historically and constitutionally speaking, the right of the people to keep and bear arms has always been a right to protect yourself from those in power who want to enslave you. If America wants to engage in a real factual debate on the right to keep and bear arms, then it must be approached from the proper perspective.
The Constitution and its history are unequivocally clear on this. Here is a little 2nd Amendment history lesson so we can defend our Rights from becoming government bestowed privileges. Continue reading
What do you think about the new gun laws and taxes being passed in Illinois? Alcohol, tobacco, gasoline, Internet streaming services, rideshare services, car registration, and of course, your income. On top of all this, lawmakers voted to give themselves a raise.
If any of this irritates to, you can bet you have friends here in the DuPage Libertarians that would love to hear you vent about it at our June meeting. Come out and be part of the discussion, or sit back and watch everyone else offer different viewpoints and theories as to what new taxes could they come up with next.
We will be discussing upcoming parades for Independence Day as well, and possible speakers for our summer meetings.
As always, our meetings are free, all ages, and open to the public. The meeting officially starts at 7pm, social hour begins at 6pm. It’s $5 burger night at the Tap, and they have a wide selection of craft beers on hand. See you there.