With every real and false-flag shooting in this republic, statists and liberals re-kindle their heated attacks on “our rights under the 2nd Amendment”. The constant reversion back to that Amendment, instead of looking to the authority and duty we have under Article 1 of the Constitution, is a self-destructive habit. Led by gun organizations supposedly on our own side, we keep handing the gun-grabbers easy victories by simply not knowing the powers and duties of “We The People” that we codified in the Constitution.
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Firearms Are Necessary But Not Sufficient
We The People are arming ourselves as never before. That’s fine; but free republics and especially their rule of law are maintained by wisdom (including tactical wisdom), not primarily by force of arms. Imagine: We The People, the sovereigns over the Constitution and the government we created and limited by that law, have never attempted to enforce the Constitution; not a single time. Why start shooting lawless public servants when we haven’t taken the first law enforcement step yet?
Have you ever noticed that only criminal defense lawyers appeal to the Constitution, and the prosecution never does? That is because We The People never created a mechanism to enforce that highest law. As we stipulate in Amendment X, we retain the power to do it anytime we want. Tactical Civics™ is the only solution in the republic today designed for that purpose.
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National Firearms Act of 1934 is Grossly Unconstitutional
We explained in a blog article entitled Support Our Troops?  that We The People are the U.S. military according to the Constitution. It is grossly illegal for Congress, with the National Firearms Act of 1934, to have forced manufacturers and dealers to use the “military and law enforcement use only” designation for all the best firearms and equipment. There is no constitutional limit to the type, caliber, fire-control system, optics, et cetera of the arms that citizens can and should own. That 1934 act forces tactical arms and equipment manufacturers to tip the scales against the constitutional citizen Militia demanded by Article I Section 8.
Today, millions of citizens argue with gun-grabbers who remain on the offensive with infringements on magazine capacity, barrel length, pistol grip stocks, bump stocks, noise suppressors, flash hiders, and fire control systems. We fell to this ludicrous position because we cower in the face of Congress’ 79-year-long violation of the Constitution. The military industry and local police departments side with their own career interests, against the People. It’s their careers against our duty and liberty!
Congress making any law infringing on the right of citizens to buy, build, repair, trade, sell, carry, and use military-grade weaponry for Militia use is precisely the situation the Second Amendment was meant to avoid. But because We The People first abdicated our authority, power, and duty that we stipulate in Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 and we refuse to make our state governments obey their duty that we stipulate in Clause 16, it is not a Second Amendment “rights” issue but an Article I law enforcement powers and duties issue.
Gun Rights Lobby Groups = Fear Porn Peddlers
Most of what I know on this subject I learned from Edwin Vieira, Jr— the leading authority on the history and law surrounding American Militia and the U.S. Dollar. Some of his blog articles are found here , and a few of his many books are here  and elsewhere on Amazon. Teaching Americans to get the Constitution straight has for many years been the mission of Dr. Vieira of Virginia (and also of Daniel Vincent McGonigle III of Massachusetts, and of Jon Roland and Nicholas Landholdt of Texas).
Had it wanted to, the NRA could easily have restored constitutional Militia anytime over its 146-year existence; but it refuses to do so. As Adam Winkler explains in his book Gun Fight , the NRA was a gun control organization before it became a “gun rights” lobby group. The ancient, self-serving behemoth institution with its huge headquarters and careerist staff first creates “crises” in DC and then pretends to quell them. Actually, NRA is only playing footsies on The Hill.
As we explain in the article Kick Your Fear Porn Habit , every non-profit and conservative talker is part of a mammoth industry that is far more active on the Right than on the Left, but both sides have players in the industry. Fear Porn raises billions in tax-exempt donations and advertising revenues each year. If you think they are actually trying to solve the problems they daily complain about, you don’t understand the revenue model: feed a regular stream of “crises” to keep the reader/member/donor/listener coming back for more.
The brain’s limbic system is the target for pornography, horror movies, violent sports, and murder mysteries featuring execrable villains. As they daily exercise their followers’ limbic system of the brain with doses of fear and anger, they create addicts; and addicts come back daily. Advertiser revenues, product sales revenues, and donation revenues rise.
This is why the NRA will never solve the crises; if the problems are ever solved, the “victims” stop giving. Rush Limbaugh has spun this along for 30 years, but the NRA has done so for over 146 years. I was an NRA member for decades; the only thing it has never been is an effort to restore the sovereign States’ Militias as stipulated by We The People in the Constitution.
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America is no better than the NRA; it has never reversed the ratchet, either. At best, it pays lip service to Militia. It does not even frame the enemy in the right terms; notice this GOA bumper sticker sending exactly the NRA “gun rights” message… 
A Right? In the U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 8, Clause 15, We The People stipulate that “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions” is the duty and the power of the Citizen Militia. No police forces, sheriffs, or standing army are stipulated in the law, but the Citizen Militia’s power and duty is law enforcement— especially enforcing the Constitution itself against organized crime in our legislatures! — riot control (against thugs in Antifa, neo-Nazi and Black Lives Matter hordes), and border security against the current invading hordes of Muslims and Latin American gang-bangers and welfare queens.
The Basic Civics
Dr. Vieira’s book Thirteen Words  is the best explanation of the Second Amendment, but my point is, forget Amendment 2 “rights” until you first exercise our Article 1 power and duty!
In the first three words of the Constitution, We The People stipulate that we’re the highest power in government, creating it. In the Tenth Amendment, We The People stipulate that we retain every imaginable power for ourselves and only grant our servants the powers we enumerate. In Article I Section 8 we gave them only 17 powers that standardize our public services, such as mail service, coining gold and silver money, copyrights, naturalization laws, et cetera.
Our arrogant servants puffed themselves up as we sat by and watched for five generations. They arrogated hundreds of illegal powers to themselves over the past 150 years. So now the best we can do instead of law enforcement is to beg our crooked employees for rights?
Partial List of Our Servants’ Felonies
Our servants in the U.S. Congress now take it on themselves almost weekly to attack the retained sovereign powers of We The People and these sovereign States. Every member of both houses took a solemn oath, then violates it on a regular basis. Every member is constructively— even if only by ignorance or professional negligence— violating the Constitution with respect to infants’ right to life and our stipulations for lawful money, honest banking, the very limited land that federal government can claim or use, and our stipulation of a well-trained Militia of the Several States.