“And the children of Israel were armed when they went up out of Egypt” (Exodus 13:18). God was miraculously delivering them from the slavery of Egypt to freedom where they could worship God as He directed. However, they would need weapons on their journey. Weapons to fight enemies they encountered and defend themselves and their families. Weapons were also needed to defeat the enemies of God in the Promised Land prior to taking possession of the land.
Weapons are a necessary component to maintain freedom. Without the ability to defend yourself, people are easily threatened, controlled and slaughtered. World history is full of examples where tyrants disarmed the people because they feared the people and wanted to subjugate them. You need only to look at Nazi Germany and China as examples. The countries with the most guns are the most free.
The founding fathers of our country recognized that weapons were essential to maintain freedom. They knew that governments throughout history that did not fear “We the People” would become tyrannical. The views of the founding fathers are evident in the quotes below:
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” (American President James Madison)
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." (American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton)
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms." (Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story 1840)
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." (U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, in U.S. vs. Emerson 1999)
The Second Amendment of the US Bill of Rights states: A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Gun control is the big debate today as the ever growing and dominating federal government becomes tyrannical and seeks to regulate our weapons. It seems that people pushing for gun control won’t listen to the facts. They make statements like why do you need an assault weapon to kill a deer. They totally miss our country’s history and the wording of the second amendment itself. The right to keep and bear arms is not for hunting. It is necessary for the security of a Free State. Furthermore, when someone asks you to give them one good reason why you should have any gun, just say “My right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed!” It is a God given right necessary for the preservation of freedom and is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Rights need not be justified to anybody!
As our country transitions into a modern Egypt with a modern Pharaoh, the tyranny will continue to strengthen. When the Second Exodus occurs, hopefully we will be able to say as our ancient ancestors of the Bible did: “And the children of Israel were armed when they went up out of Egypt” (Exodus 13:18).