Updated: Apr 20
“Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws , and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.”
– Kamala Harris, Candidate for Vice President, Democratic Party.
A little Constitutional lesson for Kamala Harris, a former State Prosecutor and now a vice-presidential candidate, with her own ambitions to the most powerful office in the World. YOU CAN’T use executive action on the Second, nor the First, nor any other of the Constitutionally guaranteed Rights. Just to make a comment like that reveals, you are not fit to hold office, including the one you are in now.
There are only two options available to you, should you wish to pursue this folly. First option, is amending the Constitution. For such action to occur, any proposed amendment to the Constitution must first be “passed” by both the House and the Senate with two-thirds majorities. Good luck with that. Then, it would need to be ratified by three-fourths of the 50 states – or 38 of them. Good luck with that too. The second option for repealing an amendment is to hold a Constitutional Convention. In that case, two-thirds of state legislatures would need to call for such a convention, and states would write amendments that would then need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. I got news for you, the Red states will not go along and there aren’t enough Blue states to even start that moving.
While it's theoretically possible to change the Constitution this way, "that has never happened” since the Constitution was ratified. In the history of the United States, the only amendment that's ever been repealed is Prohibition, the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the making, transportation and sale of alcohol. The repeal didn’t come from executive action then, and others never will, and that’s not even a God given, guaranteed individual Right. A Right of the people, “cannot” be erased as long as we have our Constitutional Republic.
The Second Amendment of the “Bill of Rights” is such a “guaranteed” individual Right. It is also grossly misunderstood in our time. Mostly, by people who despise guns, people who don’t care about guns, and those who fear guns on the hands of the citizenry, leftist politicians like Harris. Now let’s read the words of a Right so important to the Founders, that it is second only to freedom of Religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances:
“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.”
Pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? For anyone to read anything more into those words is either being disingenuous or fabricating another meaning to suit their personal anti-gun bias. In part two, we will further explore the true meaning on the Second, and some of the false narratives and misconceptions too.