Part 5 of the What We Believe series continues the excellence:
In addition to the examples Whittle uses in this video, there’s a bigger issue at stake that needs to be discussed. The intent of the 2nd Amendment was to legally allow for any citizen to have access to the same level of weaponry that a tyrannical government might use against him or her. While we may not have access to laser-guided RPGs or other high-tech ordnance, we should absolutely be allowed to possess automatic weapons on the order of those carried by soldiers. This would assure a relatively fair fight if it came down to it, and that was the explicit purpose of the 2nd Amendment. The Founders knew the human tendency toward corruption and evil, and they designed America in such a way that if the government became thoroughly corrupt and evil, the people themselves would be the final check and balance to outright tyranny. Banning weapons subverts the checks and balances intended by the 2nd Amendment, and allows the government to gravitate ever closer to tyranny.
The Obama administration tried gun control again a couple years ago, and failed miserably. That’s part of the reason gun sales have been through the roof since Obama took office. Since then, all the availability of ammunition has been scarce to the point of non-existence. If you’ve tried purchasing any pistol or rifle ammunition in the past couple of years, you already know that it’s hard to come by. What is the reason for this? Why is the anti-gun Obama administration purchasing inordinately massive quantities of the most common ammunition? They won’t say. In my opinion, it’s an end run around actual gun control legislation to restrict private weapon ownership through a back door. After all, a gun is worth little if it has no bullets to shoot, right? As the video states, this is an absolutely critical plank in the conservative platform, for very good reason: it’s literally the final check and balance to outright tyranny of the government.
There’s my two cents.