Some of you just don't get it. I get it. For many years I gave up my guns. I use to have probably 20. I was and still am a true sporstmen. I provided food from the land and animals that I harvested to my family.
When my family has been called to duty, we ablidged, no questions asked. Some of you feel that only your government should have firearms. Some of you feel that noone should have firearms. Some of you feel that certain types of guns should be banned. ALL of you have your opinion, just like myself.
What none of you are understanding is that the legislators back on September 25, 1785 knew that the only two Amendments that could never be ratified were the first two. WHY? Because if for any reason that civilians were called to duty, they would be prepared without the need for the military to provide them with a weapon due to the lack of enough of them in the event war was declared.
They also knew that this was not to be infringed for another reason. If US citizens own government began abusing the Bill of Rights then it was and is the duty of the Citizenry to defend the constitution under any circumstances. Every military personnel, police, and judicial office doesn't swear on the bible (due to religions), they take an oath.
Our Govenor violated that oath. I believe in gun control for many reasons. What I don't believe in are unconstitutional laws or tactics used, by "executive order". What makes it so grand for him and the 43 legislators that rushed to passing these draconian laws, and even admit that they would have to ratify them?
What two amendments have NEVER been ratified and our own SCOTUS has declared this (even liberals)? The first and Second Amendments. Using these events (Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech) does not forward the cause. This recent legislation only proves that their (Dandy Andy and the likes) knee jerk reactions are not carefully thought out. Nor was the fact that they drafted the legislation that even blocks out the police. They violated two primary principles and even admitted it. No 3 day waiting period, and no public hearing. Liberals, like Cuomo, just shot himself in his own foot. If you have so many people agreeing with him, then why didn't he take advantage of the open and transparent government to include the people as opposed to his high dollar buddies pressing him, and giving him false information for his bid toward the White House.
Read between the lines and start educating yourselves. Younger generations don't have the same value systems that we older folks have and so proudly protected. Don't be afraid young guns (pardon the pun), you have many older, wiser people that will guide you instead of the political posturing that baits the misconception of what a politician is suppose to be doing.
I am ashamed at Valesky, Stirpe, and the other 41. I will be at the February 8th protest. It is my right, and I exercise my rights because my family has fought and nutured for so long to keep them since April 5, 1812. Its our duty as US Citizens.
I am an oathkeeper.