Silence of the Lambs
Medium: Charcoal and ink on paper
Notes: Professionally framed with conservation glass.
The Right to Bear Arms
Medium: Acrylic and pencil on wood panel.
This Painting is in a Private Collection
Dimensions: 6w x 6h x 2d
The title of this painting says it all. The second amendment gives the citizens the right to bear arms. It’s simple and concise. There is no room for interpretation. There is no question of intent.
In lieu of a lengthy rant, I will provide you with some quotes.
“The rights of conscience, of bearing arms, of changing the government, are declared to be inherent in the people.”
“The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms has justly been considered the palladium of the liberties of the republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
The 9th Ammendment made clear that the enumeration of certain rights in the Bill of Rights was not exhaustive, and was not meant to imply that they were the only rights that the people enjoyed.
“What is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”