You probably wonder what the title of this article means. Let me explain.
Do you get tired of always fighting for something that has already been
guaranteed by the United States Constitution? Do you get tired of fighting for
something the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that it is an individual
right? Do you also get tired of the press in this country, not standing up for
the 2nd Amendment as they should and giving misleading information about so
called “assault weapons”?
I am sure I can answer for most of you and the answer is yes! I too would just
like to relax and enjoy my 2nd Amendment rights as the Founding Fathers gave it
to us. They sat in their homes secure in the knowledge they would never be
disarmed, because of their inclusion of the 2nd Amendment in this country’s
Constitution. This is the greatest country on earth because of the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. That’s why people flock here! It’s the great freedoms in
Lo and behold along come certain elected officials, newspapers, and common folk
citizens who decide that they can twist the meaning (or Construe the
Constitution) as Washington warned, to mean something else and hopefully disarm
the American people by blaming an inanimate object as the firearm for crime in
this country. There are millions of firearms in the hands of the people and by
their silence we know they are behaving! So instead of us relaxing and basking
in the great Bill of Rights, we the American people are engaged in a battle to
protect the freedoms the Founders gave us!
Should we even have to do this? No! Should we let this lie exist upon our
freedoms? No! Should we sit back and say, “They can’t do that, it’s in the Bill
of Rights. No! It’s not just the 2nd Amendment freedom. If we do or say nothing
the 1st Amendment will be next. Then one by one in a domino affect all of the
Bill Of Rights will disappear before our eyes. Our grandchildren would ask, “Why
didn’t you stand up and fight? Why did you let the minority of the people take
away your freedoms? What did you personally do? Wasn’t there an organization you
could join to create strength in numbers to fight and not stand by idly and lose
what was so preciously given you by the Founding Fathers”?
As we stand up to meet this deplorable attack on freedom it is the
responsibility of each one of us to be informed and not vote for anyone that is
against our Bill of Rights! If the majority would just jump in and be part of
this aggressive fight for our freedom, there would never be a person voted into
office that was not on our side. So you must ask yourself, “Where do I stand in
protecting our freedoms”? Am I a couch potato just watching it unfold on TV? Am
I a participant only on the side watching others fight for me? Am I one of those
‘they’ll never take it away’ persons, who see it happening in places piece by
piece and still will only watch from the side, because it isn’t really that bad
Let me tell you it is that bad! Any attack on the Constitution or Bill of Rights
is very serious and involves everyone jumping in on the fight, speaking out
against these atrocities without fear of rebuttal from anyone. Yes I am tired. I
am tired of fighting for you. I am tired of speaking to deaf ears when I ask you
to join. I sit at home tired and shaking my head at how someone can be so
complacent about their freedom. I am tired of bringing up a conversation about
our rights, to only have you walk away like it doesn’t matter.
Please give all of us freedom fighters a real glimmer of hope for this nation by
making the majority a well, efficient, outspoken majority wherever the
conversation of firearm bans comes up. I would like to be on the other side of
the room saying to myself, “ Give em hell Joe and tell it like it really is”!
THE REASON I AM TIRED IS BECAUSE SO MANY MANY GUN-OWNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND
STATE ARE NOT!!!
This article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the official position of the ISRA.