Black powder shooting is a lot of fun. It is also economical and you will spend more time at the range shooting large caliber guns for less money. Black powder firearms are part of our American tradition and something that should be experienced by anybody who loves firearms. Black powder firearms are the firearms of the American Revolution and Civil War era. The civil war revolvers are in a class above modern day pistols because these were designed for use as assault weapons in Calvary charges. Find more info at Gun Ranges in NC.
Why you should learn to use firearms?
The Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment is the result of the Founding Fathers’ wisdom and foresight. They were wary of the devolution that some consider inevitable in any truly free society. Their familiarity with history’s civilizations (Greek, Roman, Byzantine) warned them that, in many cases, the greatest threat rises from within. They considered the over-concentration of power one such threat, as power limited to the few…could lead to tyranny over the many.
Given the establishment of a centralized government, the Founding fathers sought to mitigate this power by enabling the lawful arming of its citizenry. However, America is neither Greece nor Rome. Why must we assume that the U.S. will suffer a similar fate?
First, one must recognize that America is still a young society. Prior civilizations stood much longer, but all eventually fell. Rome had been a stable republic for over 500 years before it fell to tyranny. The Founding Fathers understood the need to hope for the best…but prepare for the worst. The Right to Bear Arms is a mechanism to deal with, or better yet to prevent, that worst-case scenario.
The Second Amendment is not about hunting and it is not about personal protection — it is the fourth check and balance of this Republic. The Right to Bear Arms was specifically adopted so the people could protect themselves from a future tyranny. We know what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they gave us the Second Amendment because they told us in their own individual statements and we were also told in the Federalist Papers. The Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how the Federal Government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. Within these essays we see the reasons why the Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment.