The Second Amendment

“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.”

Clear.  Unequivocal.  Unqualified.  Unreserved.  Inviolate.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on December 15, 1791.  Like the other protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights, neither the founding fathers nor the states ratifying the Constitution anticipated a time when a right as basic and fundamental as the right to own a gun would be questioned.  In their wisdom, however, they specifically protected this most basic of America right. 

As a proud member of both the NRA and BamaCarry, I have not just talked about the importance of protecting gun rights, but I have actually protected them.  As Attorney General, I passed Alabama’s Stand Your Ground Law.  With its passage, law abiding citizens in Alabama no longer had to try to run away before they could stand and defend themselves, their family, and their property.  That is how it should be.

Members of the fringe Left seem dedicated to disarming Americans.  They have tried full scale frontal assault.  They have used activist judges to try to limit the Second Amendment from the bench.  They have an endless stream of new laws, the only point of which is to take your guns away.  I will be a solid vote against these new laws and in favor of defending the Constitution and our most important civil liberties, including, particularly, those protected by the Second Amendment.

The solution is simple:  Trust the wisdom of our founding fathers who expressly enshrined this liberty in the fabric of the Constitution.  Enforce the laws we have. Nominate and confirm judges who will restrict their rulings to applying the law and will not rewrite it.  Stand vigilant and defeat the onslaught of new proposed laws, like the so called “red flag laws” that do nothing to solve the shootings they are a response to and, actually, are wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing attempts to erode the Second Amendment.