“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 Guarantees the right to bear arms. This does not apply just to the ability to go
hunting. “shall”, gives no other options. It does not say “may” or “should”. There are no other
conditions to this such as “In time of war” or “In the event of a national emergency”.
This amendment as intended by the originators of The Constitution knew the necessity of the people to
maintain and secure the “free State.”
Some make the argument that this does not apply to “Assault Weapons”. In United States v. Miller - 307
U.S. 174, 59 S. Ct. 816 (1939), the Supreme Court ruled that weapons used in the military is exactly what
the Second Amendment allows for the people to keep and bear.
The December 29th, 2019 Texas shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ, that killed two
parishioners heralded the actions of armed security volunteers which absolutely saved the lives of
multiple others by stopping a bad guy armed with a shotgun. Many have credited the state legislature
and the Republican Governor Greg Abbott for enacting a bill “ALLOWING” gun owners to carry in
The fact is, the Second Amendment already allows for the carry of guns in churches and anywhere else!
The Texas legislature and governor simply eased state-imposed restrictions on Constitutions Second
Any new federal, state, or municipal law that alleges “Giving” rights covered in the Second Amendment
means that they took them away first. Now they are giving them back.
I am an Advocate for H.R.38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019. I will sign up to co-sponsor the
bill should it be brought back into the House. Currently the Senate version, S.69 has been read twice
and is in the judiciary committee. #LeadGA14