The Right to Bear Arms: From Flintlocks to Lightsabers, what will the government control?

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A common fallacy that the gun control crowd likes to put forth is that the 2nd Amendment limits the weapons available to the people of today to those available in the 1700’s.   Basically muskets, flintlock pistols and swords.

While that makes as much sense as the limiting of the First amendment to single page press machines and speaking at town squares (thus excluding television, phones, internet etc), with the advance of technology I can only imagine what the controllers will say when I want to keep and bear my lightsaber.

Lightsaber?!?!?!

Yes, lightsaber.

A team of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicists have discovered a molecule that behaves exactly like the weapon made famous by Luke Skywalker.

You can read the story about how they inadvertently discovered the “lightsaber” molecule here.

With the gun controllers getting their panties in bunch over a sporting rifle being black or having a pistol grip compared to a hunting rifle, I can envision the type of meltdown they would have with a sword that can cut through steel walls.

And yes, the lightsaber is not a gun, but then again gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about control.  With the continual advancement of technology the lightsaber could be a popular and prevalent choice of arm for people to bear.

That’s where I am going with this.

Technology evolves.  And the Constitution enumerated our rights based on the right itself, not on the limitation of the technology of the time.

That is why a new type of media doesn’t invalidate the First amendment, nor does a new religion.  That is also why new materials or new designs do not invalidate the Second Amendment.  We have rights and they are not limited to the times.  They advance as the technology advances.

So one day, maybe near or maybe far in the future, I will have the same right to keep and bear my trusty blaster and lightsaber, that our forefathers had with their flintlocks and swords.

The right of the people to keep and bear lightsabers (or blasters) shall not be infringed.

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    Keep your hands off my Lightsaber or I’ll drill you with it.

  • “The right of the people to keep and bear lightsabers (or blasters) shall not be infringed.”

    But it is infringed! In fact, even with the wording “shall not be infringed,” the Second Amendment is the most infringed, licensed, and limited amendment of the entire twenty seven. It is also likely to be repealed some day.

    When the framers replaced non-repealable God-expected responsibilities (such as Psalm 149:6-9 and 1 Timothy 5:8) with repealable optional rights (such as the Second Amendment), they created a rights culture that has all but been the demise of America.

    For mores, listen to “The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages. At the same location, you’ll also find an interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me concerning the superiority of non-optional responsibilities versus optional rights.

    If you prefer to read, see our blog article “You Can’t Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight.”

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  • Isaiah 3.14 יהוה (Yahweh) will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

  • As soon as the lightsaber hits, the Tueller Drill distrance may be increased!

  • A light saber. Well, it sounds cool.

    But, if and when they become available, it would likely be concealable.

    So, are all you constitutionalists, that wave the flag for the dead constitution and its 2nd. Amendment going to crawl to the god the state and get a C.C.W. ???

    I’ve seen so many people that are concerned for their “right” to be armed, fall for this trap of C.C.W. PERMIT, and a trap it is.

    If you need a permit, then it’s not a “right”, now is it ??

    Oh, and don’t forget to fill out the necessary paperwork for your back round check to make sure you’ve been good little boys and girls, as well as come back after the waiting period; you know, just to make sure you weren’t going to do anything rash with that new weapon, and if you were, you’ll have had sufficient time to calm down. My, that god the state sure know how to watch over its little chillins, now doesn’t it ?

    Instead of going to the god (name a state) for permission to do anything, this nation needs to turn back to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us and seek His Will/Kingdom on earth.   

    The King of kings says it’s just fine with Him for His people to carry concealed (or open) without another god’s (government’s) permission.   His is all that matters!

    Remember Ehud in the Book of Judges ?

    • Ask for a permit?

      On top of the fact that I am an open carrier so I do not need to show “my papers” in the first place, I figure when I have a light saber I’ll carry it openly too.

      If some badge wearing storm trooper starts harassing me i’ll simply wave my hand in front of his face and tell him “these are not the rights to infringe you are looking for”.

      • That only works in the movies, Obewon. Perhaps you’ve missed the point of my post.

        • No Chris, I didn’t miss the point of your post. Just having a little fun while agreeing with your premise that CCW’s in and of themselves are infringements on our rights.

  • Chris

    bullitsfirst,

    Thanks for your reply and recognition of the fallacy of C.C.W. s and the foolishness of those who fall for it.

    However, I think you still missed the most important part, i. e., that we should not be focusing on a dead constitution, but rather on His kingdom on earth, where such nonsense would not even exist:

    ” Instead of going to the god (name a state) for permission to do anything, this nation needs to turn back to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us and seek His Will/Kingdom on earth.

    The King of kings says it’s just fine with Him for His people to carry concealed (or open) without another god’s (government’s) permission. His is all that matters!”