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Why Do We Have the Second Amendment in America?

Congressman Allen B. West

By Allen B. West (Original source CNS News)

“I just got back to our home in Garland, Texas from the 148th National Rifle Association Annual Meeting of the Members and Convention. Yesterday, we had our full board meeting. I have already made my comments about that. However, unless you are living under a rock, off the grid, with no access to information, you realize why we have the Second Amendment in America … Venezuela.

Back on April 19, 1775, the alarm went out that the British were coming, that they were marching inland. The Sons of Liberty knew what was at stake. Intelligence gathered was that the British were marching to conduct a daytime raid to destroy the weapons, armaments, and ammunition factory in Concord, Massachusetts. At that time there was no America. There was no Army. There was no federal government, but there was an ideal: liberty, freedom, and individual rights. And so, it was, simple men, armed men, took to the field at Lexington Green and did the unthinkable. They fired the shot that was heard ’round the world. They decided to live free, or die, to make a stand against the greatest military power known at that time. They set in course that which we now call these United States of America.”

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