By Javier ManjarresPresident Obama’s issuance of 23 mostly frivolous Executive Orders supposedly intentioned to curb gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has prompted many members of Congress to take a closer look at the substance these orders that many claim to be an encroachment on the Second Amendment.
Congressman Ted Yoho of Central Florida is echoing the sentiments of an increasing number of Americans by stating that the “2nd amendment is the birthright of this country” and that “its part of the benefit of being American.”
During a recent visit to his congressional district, Yoho was told by his constituents not to “give in on anything on gun control.” These same constituents explained to Yoho that the 2nd amendment’s original intent was to ensure that citizens and militia were on an even playing field with the military “to protect them against the tyrannical government”-
The militia had the same equipment as the military to protect them against the tyrannical government. I think its more important today than ever, that we uphold our second amendment. – Congressman Ted Yoho
Yoho followed that up by adding that “its more important today that we uphold our second amendment,” and that focusing on the gun owner or the “person in the household that has guns, that may be of questionable stability,” should be the focus in any gun violence curbing inquiry or initiative.
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