A ban on guns can’t possibly work – so why not guard the children?

In a rare press briefing, NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre gave an impassioned speech that blamed the media for glorifying violence and perpetuating the idea that tighter gun restrictions would reduce mass shootings.

“They perpetuate the dangerous notion that one more gun ban — or one more law imposed on peaceful, lawful people — will protect us where 20,000 others have failed,” LaPierre said at the event at a hotel near the White House.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

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The National Rifle Association and the Catholic Church need to develop a shared strategy in order to better preserve our key constitutional rights.

For over 150 years all Americans understood the second amendment as an individual right to keep and bear arms.  The left’s great distaste for this right is well known, but the 2nd amendment seems fairly clear on this point.  Undaunted, for years the left asserted, contrary to all historic understanding, that this “right” belonged not to the individual, but to a group.  In this case “A well regulated Militia.”  They attempted to make a result of the right, the right itself.

If only “A well regulated Militia” has a right to keep and bear arms, this right no longer applies to the individual and ultimately the government gets to decide who can be in and what constitutes “A well regulated Militia.”  Membership in the group is then more and more narrowly defined that in the end, the corporate right ceases to exist in reality, as does your former individual right.  Thankfully, thanks to determined groups of citizens, the former understanding of this right as an individual one has been reasserted and established by the Supreme Court.  Thank heavens, for such liberty lost is only found again in blood-soaked places.

As I watch the debate on Obamacare and the HHS mandate, the secularist left is using this same corporatizing tactic to attack your fundamental right to religious liberty.

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Editor’s note: This would also be a whole new “take” on the concept of “The Church Militant” – a real ONE – TWO “punch” to the growing tyranny of the secular leftists – with the Catholic Church taking the lead on the First Amendment and the National Rifle Association continuing to concentrate on the Second.

Of course, the NRA isn’t likely to go along, since so many of today’s Catholics (as well as priests and bishops) are “lefties” themselves … so far to the left that the term “Church Militant” has been summarily excised from the current Catechism of the Catholic Church.