The words “Constitution” and “government” don’t mean the exact same thing, of course, but they’re in the same ballpark, right? The framers of our Constitution were people who were either part of the new U.S. government or were involved in the process of government in one way or another.
That was a very different time in the history of our country. That was when government officials were actually looking out for the good of the people rather than trying to secure their power base and maintain their control over people. In fact, the Constitution was actually written to protect citizens from the government.
And more than 200 years later, people who hold the Constitution dear are trying to do just that…protect themselves from a government which seems determined to take away their constitutional rights. Recently, a commission in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, joined the fray, passing a resolution that would negate any future federal bill that tried to infringe on Second Amendment rights to own guns and ammunition.
Nobody actually expects this resolution to stop a federal law, but it sends a message to Washington: Leave our guns alone. It’s sad that anyone would have to continue a fight for a Constitutional right that was signed into law in 1791, but that’s what it has come to in this country. This article from Personal Liberty Digest titled, “Pennsylvania County Latest Local Government to Tell Feds, ‘Don’t Touch Our Guns.’” is a nice reminder that people are willing to stand up for their constitutional rights.
Do you believe that these types of resolutions really send a message to the feds, or are they a waste of time? What are some other ways that gun rights advocates can make their voices heard in their states and across the country? Let me know your thoughts about this.