A Simple Way to Protect Your Child’s Second Amendment Rights

protect-childs-second-amendment-rightsAfter reading Howard’s article about the new gun control laws in California, it struck me how the left never really gives up on any of their goals, no matter how unpopular they might be with the majority of the population. Gun control is a prime example. In spite of liberal politicians claiming they won’t touch our guns, these recent examples show that to be a lie.

Even if the citizens of California vote to overturn those laws, there is surely other restrictive legislation waiting in the wings. I’m convinced the legislation and regulations are written in advance by far-left activists, are filed somewhere handy, and then dragged out whenever the political climate might allow them to become reality. Of course, a liberal judge is always right there, ready to wield his or her power in support.

The fact that there are hundreds of millions of both firearms and firearm owners is immaterial. Enemies of the 2nd Amendment can and will come after our Constitutional rights from every conceivable angle. They’ve been doing that for decades. While we stand firm on the rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution, they are chipping away at the foundation with fervor and focus.

This has lead me to wonder if my kids will be able to buy firearms when they reach adulthood. This California law, in particular, worries me:

Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 would make changes of monumental scale to California’s firearm laws by reclassifying hundreds of thousands of legally owned semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons.”  This legislation effectively outlaws magazine locking devices, more commonly known as “bullet buttons”.  As of January 2017, all AR-type of firearms and even some hunting rifles will no longer be legally sold in the state. There is still a lot of confusion about the law. Depending on the way it is interpreted, it may even cover M1 carbines.

If you register your gun as an assault weapon, there are draconian limitations on how you own and transport the gun. You can never sell, give, lend, or trade an assault weapon to another person. Nor can you hand down an “assault weapon” to your spouse, children, or grandchildren. Upon your death, it is turned over to the state for destruction. If you move out of the state, you cannot move back into the state with your guns.

This law focuses on the “assault weapon”, but what’s to stop other categories of firearms from being included in similar laws down the road? I can easily envision a future in which the purchase of firearms and ammunition become so onerous that few will make the attempt. As well, if simply giving firearms to our children becomes outlawed, then the 2nd Amendment dies by the time they come of age.

So what can we do now to insure that our children and grandchildren have access to firearms in the future?

First, we need to make sure the next generations fully understand the importance of the 2nd Amendment and why it was included in our Bill of Rights. In fact, a good education in our Constitution and Bill of Rights is vital. If you’re looking for a good book to use with your kids or grandkids at home, this one is highly recommended.

One of my life mottos is, “There’s always a work around.” In the case of these draconian laws, with more on their way, it might be very wise to begin equipping our kids with a selection of firearms and gifting them now, rather than wait until additional laws are passed which would outlaw that simple gesture.

Most of us would probably agree that the following firearms are the basics:

  • .22 rifle
  • 12-gauge shotgun
  • Pistol of a common caliber (9mm, .40, .380, etc.)
  • Revolver of a common caliber
  • AR15 Et al.

We can quibble over specifics, but overall, this is a decent selection, along with plenty of accompanying ammunition. If you’re concerned that your children and grandchildren may not have the chance to purchase firearms, why not begin making those purchases now? Private sales if at all possible, of course.

The firearms could be locked away until the kids come of age, but they would be there, nevertheless. Think of it as a sort of 2nd Amendment Hope Chest.

This solution isn’t for everyone and may not be your cup of tea, but our 2nd Amendment rights are under fire every single day and in every way. Liberals/progressives will never, ever stop. Yes, I know how many gun owners are in the U.S. and how many guns are out there, but laws such as these recently passed in California show the very creative, imaginative ways our rights can be limited and, eventually, extinguished.

If you agree with me, how would you put this plan of action into place, and if you disagree, explain why. I welcome your comments and opinions.


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10 Responses to A Simple Way to Protect Your Child’s Second Amendment Rights

  1. Ed Harris says:

    If you live in a state which does not value your liberty and personal freedom, it is time now to conduct a job search with the idea of relocating to a place which is less intrusive into your personal life.

    I have never lived in California, but in the 1980s relocated to the Washington, DC, suburbs to take a new job after having lived in New Hampshire. The bloom left the rose quickly and while I had to stay with the job for family and monetary reasons, I made plans to relocate permanently to a neighboring state which was less influenced by leftist politics and intrusive government.

    I am now retired with no mortgage, no car payments, living debt free in a state with much lower taxes, where my rights are respected. I urge all of you living in California to consider the alternatives and to vote with your feet and your wallet, as soon as possible. California is on the road to financial and moral ruin. Do not stay around for the final act of the play.

    • Noah says:

      I agree. That’s wise advice without inducing panic. California is an interesting place. My brother and his wife live in an area in north central California, and it’s almost an oasis from the madness elsewhere in the state. Their county is very conservative/libertarian, they both make good money, live the country club lifestyle. I guess it’s what California used to be like for everyone. Eventually, the wheels will come off and something will happen to drive them from the state. Just 2 more tax slaves leaving a sinking ship.

  2. Jay says:

    As a Californian, with a rightish mindset, I see too many morons with guns running around acting impulsively; it’s a problem. Cant say I agree with being lumped into the group Ed describes. I honestly can say that me and my friends are happy that laws are changing in this great state of California.

    I slowly adapted to understand that if fear rules your life, your brain operates in an animalistic way, without rhythm or reason: hello Trump. Also, I make an effort not be a moron, and try really hard to listen to opinions rather than generalizing and living in a fear based reality. Times are changing, and that’s life.


    • Noah says:

      I’d be interested in you citing specific instances of “morons with guns running around acting impulsively.” What does that mean? Are those gang members or some other category of criminal? There are already hundreds of laws in place for those types. And if you pride yourself on not generalizing, you’re going to have to try a whole lot harder because your first sentence tells me that you not only generalize but are pretty arogant as well.

      • Kohn says:

        Well said. If i had to guess i would say that J even though says he leans right truly has a liberal mindset. I also think he is young and most likely a millennial who would believe anything the Govt tells them. Don’t get me wrong i used to be like that as well. Fortunately i learned about the constitution and Revolutionary war while in school so i understand how the Govt. works.

  3. Ed Harris says:

    The law of averages predicts that perhaps as soon as 2017, the Democratic Party will again control the White House and majorities in both houses of Congress. When and if that happens, the next Democratic president — be it Hillary Clinton or someone else — will sign into law a sweeping, foreign-style gun ban.

    The legislation has already been written. H.R. 4269 would enact a national, permanent ban on the manufacture and sale of so-called “assault weapons” and all firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The bill, introduced last December, already has 149 Democratic co-sponsors (218 are needed to pass the House)… Liberal gun-prohibitionists have long held the position that the Second Amendment only protects the right of state militias to bear arms, and that such a right does not extend to the general public not enrolled in the militia.

    Justice Scalia destroyed that argument with a close textual analysis of the Second Amendment in the landmark gun-rights case District of Columbia v. Heller. But in a virulent dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens reiterated the liberal “only militias can have guns” interpretation. Should Stevens’s dissent become the majority opinion in a future case, conservative, pro-gun state legislatures could turn the “militias only” argument against the gun-banners by passing legislation expanding the membership of their state militias to all adult residents of the state, and specifically empowering all adults to purchase military-style semi-automatic rifles and magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds… (The Arizona Constitution currently states, “The militia of the state of Arizona shall consist of all capable citizens of the state between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, and of those between said ages who shall have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, residing therein, subject to such exemptions as now exist, or as may hereafter be created, by the laws of the United States or of this state.” Even if the suggested amendment were adopted, I doubt that we could count on our current governor to resist federal enforcement of a new“AWB.” As a historical note, in the early 20th century – possibly before statehood – one of Arizona’s then 13 or 14 counties [Gila] made a purchase of Winchester 1895 lever-action rifles, chambered in .30-06, for militia use. They were stored, in their original crates, in the basement of the county courthouse until they were sold as surplus, sometime in the 1950’s. I suspect that the lever guns were picked in that era because their operation was more familiar than that of bolt-action rifle to most of the population.)


  4. fteter says:

    My wife and I left California six years ago because we saw the developing erosion of individual liberties. Were I still there, a 2nd Amendment “time capsule” cached away for each of my children would likely be part of the plan.

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  6. Jose says:

    Something I’ve come across and been looking at is the possibility of incorporating the family and transferring gun ownership to the corporation. That way any “member” of the corporation can have access/use of the firearms. Anybody have any thoughts/experiences with this idea?

  7. Lisa Mannimg says:

    So can you “gift” a 22lr semi automatic handgun to someone that is over 18 but under 21? I miss just a little confused.

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