“We must protect the most vulnerable with common sense gun laws.”- Amaro Lionheart (candidate Florida State Senate Pinellas County)
Photo credit Amaro Corleone taken last week in Uvalde, Texas. Irma Garcia killed in the Uvalde school massacre and her husband “Joe” Garcia who later died of a broken heart.
A child, ten years old, walks over to a neighbor’s house in Florida, takes a gun which has been concealed in a bag, takes out the gun, shoots the neighbor, killing the neighbor. And this child was directed by her mother to do this. I am not going to go into the facts of this case.
Here was a child and a gun. Let’s move that child into the 1700s and an altercation had just taken place between a man and one of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States. And the “Founding Father” got killed. First of all, I have never seen anyone ever say that The Bible says that we have the right to bear arms. I have heard people say that it is a God given right just as they say about so many things. What would have been the impact of that killing after the signing of the Constitution? What would have been the impact of the killing if the “Founding Father” had been killed just before signing the Constitution? Would regulating firearms had taking the historical turns that it has taken? And what if more than one or even all of them had been killed by gunfire?
Keeping that in mind, it is highly unlikely that a poem (freedom of speech) or a psalm (freedom of religion) would have killed them. What about this? My momma said that you chopped down that cherry tree. A fight breaks out and bam George Washington gets buried in Mount Vernon after being shot.
As creative as this short piece is, it should not be lost immediately since sometimes the interpretation of the Constitution is reasonable. It was in the case of Roe vs. Wade. And it has happened in big cases. The psychological evidence that was brought forth by Thurgood Marshall in the battle against segregation of schools is a great example. What then would have been the mental or psychological conclusion of the “Founding Fathers?” And what impact could my own thoughts have on the justices of the Supreme Court?
I doubt if the “Founding Fathers” would have been influenced by Stalin, Hitler, Trump, DeSantis, others like them. Or am I wrong about that? I know that the founding fathers of the Soviet Union were influenced by the interpretations of the “Founding Fathers.” And I know that some of the worst behavior perpetrated against people in Florida (and elsewhere) was perpetrated by communists against others.
And getting back to The Bible, we know that Jews would not fight on the Sabbath Day, which was a form of gun control. They were devout and suddenly even the Jews had to change the law so that lives could be saved. When a Jewish army was massacred on the Sabbath, the law was changed and it was changed to save lives.
And going back to the 1770s, we have to note that “common sense” was calling for a high form of patriotism to an unborn nation under conditions where about two-thirds of the people living in the 13 colonies were opposed to war with England (there were “loyalists” and undecided people). And today this problem and it is a problem is not a Blue State nor a Red State problem. It’s an American problem! I know about gun rights’ advocates in my community that said deplorable things about using guns that should never have been spoken (limits on free speech).
There is a book that says, “if you live by the sword, you die by the sword (substitute gun, rifle, etc.).” The fear that we all have is from this country not governing well enough. And that is hundreds of years old. And we fear tyrants among US who propel themselves through the worst lies that resemble the worst world leaders that we have studied. I wonder why anyone would want to live The White House after what took place there from 2017-2021. And all that started with a man who said that the part of The Bible that he liked was “an eye for an eye.”
This article is strictly about the “Founding Fathers” and those people who insist on invoking God given rights without consulting their Bibles. There are lots of people afflicted with DeSatinism in this nation as well. What this nation needs right now are more patriots that know how to save lives during a pandemic and during these days of hate being acted out.
And breaking away from the contents already laid out, I decided to go for more and did research. Here is what I quickly found out.
I wondered if there was any talk about Constitutionality at the time of the assassination of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. Clearly there were two parties that we know well today. What positions were there at that time since presidents were assassinated? And what discussion did the people have about more potent weapons? What I found was that there was not much being done about gun control and the mood of the NRA changed after 1968. So the organization went from willing to take on things that were “reasonable” and by the late 1970s had a hard line attitude. But I also learned that there were thousands of gun laws from colonial times to the formation of this nation and these laws barred people from obtaining guns. In the Wild West, I learned that guns were taken away from people in “populated” areas of a town or on Sundays and later returned to the owners.
And these are the words of President Joe Biden “My first priority is to protect the American people, and I will use every resource at my disposal—consistent with our Nation’s laws and the Second Amendment—to keep our families, friends, and neighbors safe from gun violence. That is why I have taken action to rein in the proliferation of homemade and modified guns, collect more data about firearms trafficking, and help states keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. I am also implementing a zero-tolerance policy for rogue firearms dealers who willfully violate federal laws, and I am pushing for more investment to help address and prevent gun violence in local communities.”
And we can act together to do more to prevent gun violence.