Recently we had the mayor of Philadelphia assert that the only people in America who should have guns are the police. A recent report from the Texas State House of Representatives evidences what happens when citizens are unarmed and the police take no action. I am referring to the shooting in Uvalde at the Robb Elementary School where 21 people, including 19 children, were murdered. The report states that there were a total of 376 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers on the scene. As a comparative analysis, that number is equivalent to three US Army light infantry companies. Yes, it is unconscionable, but a total of 376 law enforcement officers were held at bay — correction: were paralyzed by inaction — over a lone shooter. Outside, there were parents screaming for action, for a response.
But, the mayor of Philadelphia suggests that law-abiding citizens should be disarmed, and not be able to defend themselves? This was his reaction to the incident of two police officers being shot by an assailant, a criminal . . . People who are being routinely released by progressive socialists, Marxists.
This is the essence of the Second Amendment of our Constitution. It states, “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.”
Let’s break this down: “well-regulated militia” means trained, that phrase has nothing to do with government regulations. “Well-regulated militia” in this instance means that regular drill and training should be conducted, and why? Because the militia is the people and that leads to the next phrase, “being necessary to the security of a free State.” If the people are trained they are the first line of defense for security of the society, the “free State.” Therefore, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The law-abiding, legal, armed citizens, clearly stated by the Second Amendment, are the foundation to the security of a free State, our America.
Consider the recent shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana. A deranged 22-year-old exited a bathroom and began shooting up the mall food court. It was a trained and armed 20-year-old Elisjsha Dickens, with a 9mm handgun, who neutralized the shooter, sadly after three people were shot and killed. But, imagine what would have happened if young Mr. Dickens had not been embracing his constitutional right, albeit in a gun-free zone? The criminal deranged care little about laws or declarations of gun-free zones.
The Greenwood Police Chief, Jim Ison, referred to Elisjsha Dickens as a “Good Samaritan,” and that has sent the progressive socialist left into an apoplectic rage. The left does not believe that law-abiding, responsible gun owners, citizens, are the foundation to the security of a free state.
Never forget, it was here in Texas that Stephen Willeford neutralized the shooter at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church . . . a trained firearms instructor. Or Jack Wilson who, with one shot from 15 yards, neutralized the shooter at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, another trained firearms instructor. Yet in Buffalo NY a deranged individual was able to gun down innocent people at a grocery store because the leftists in NY do not believe citizens have a right to defend themselves, that they are necessary to the security of a free state.
Never forget that an armed individual is a citizen, a disarmed individual is a subject. I choose to be a citizen, never a subject . . . What about you?
Steadfast and Loyal.