RE:  All Proposals to Infringe upon the Second Amendment

Dear Federal and State Senators and Representatives,


It is disgraceful that some in the Senate have shamelessly exploited the victims of Sandy Hook for the sinister purpose of infringing upon the Second Amendment. The events at Sandy Hook and others like it past, present and future should have no impact on the 2nd Amendment. The purpose of the 2nd Amendment, as you should know, is to guarantee that the citizens can defend themselves against possible attempts of the federal and state governments to use fully armed troops against the people to take their lives, liberties and possessions.

The US Constitution would not have been ratified in 1789 nor at any other time had the 2nd Amendment not been added in the form in which it is written. The Preamble to the Bill or Rights makes clear what the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is:

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

What moron could argue that the purpose of the 2nd Amendment has any other purpose other than to prevent the federal government from using a fully equipped military force against the states and the people thereof? But we do have people even in our Senate and in the Presidency who will argue that the people should be disarmed and made vulnerable to  military might because some lunatic got hold of some guns and killed some kids. And for that reason the whole nation should be disarmed and made vulnerable to military arms. Shotguns and pistols cannot be effective against military arms. And it is clear that the tyrants will not stop until the people have nothing but garden tools to defend themselves.

Contrary to the CNN and mainstream news bombardment of the American public with the lie that we do not know what the founders’ intended purpose of the 2nd Amendment was; I offer Federalist Letters #29 and #46 written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, the architect of the US Constitution:

But though the scheme of disciplining the whole nation must be abandoned as mischievous or impracticable; yet it is a matter of the utmost importance that a well-digested plan should, as soon as possible, be adopted for the proper establishment of the militia. The attention of the government ought particularly to be directed to the formation of a select corps of moderate extent, upon such principles as will really fit them for service in case of need. By thus circumscribing the plan, it will be possible to have an excellent body of well-trained militia, ready to take the field whenever the defense of the State shall require it. This will not only lessen the call for military establishments, but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist.” (#29 Hamilton)

 Since the federal government has maintained an unlawful standing federal army for 65 years in violation of Article 1 Section 8 and the federal government has formed the “Department of Homeland Security” and armed it with over a billion rounds of hollow point ammunition and ordered over 3,000 armored street vehicles to be used on American soil it boggles the mind that any citizen would voluntarily surrender their firearms of any kind in the face of federal and state tyranny across this land.

James Madison assures us that tyrannical governments with standing armies funded to the maximum still fear an armed citizenry and the most oppressive of governments with the most military power cannot subdue a citizenry armed with military style weapons as all state citizens are to maintain under the 2nd Amendment:

“That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterrupted succession of men ready to betray both [state and federal]; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the [federal] military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to burst on their own heads, must appear to every one more like the incoherent dreams of a delirious jealousy, or the misjudged exaggerations of a counterfeit zeal, than like the sober apprehensions of genuine patriotism. Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular [federal] army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, will be most inclined to deny the possibility of it. Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes.”

It is clear that James Madison was in favor of and trusted that as long as the people were armed in a manner equal to the standing federal army that no amount of tyrannical ambition could subdue and oppress them. But now we see that his dreaded and doubted supposition he put forth is now before this Senate and House. And the citizens of the states have indeed watched silently and patiently the gathering storm and continue to supply the materials to be used against them and to even surrender their meek weapons to federal tyrants.

I therefore ask in the name of almighty God that you resist this degenerate effort of some vile fanatics who think nothing of exploiting the tragedy of Sandy Hook and the actions of one mentally deranged young person to open their more diabolical plan to implement an American holocaust costing the lives of millions of men, women and children.



Ronald F. Avery