Yes, there is a “Good Reason” why you are kept in the dark on this one. Good reason indeed!
You see, because of the 2nd Amendment the Government had it’s “hands tied” when trying to conduct any “Decent War”. In reality, that is what the 2nd Amendment was all about. Ohh, and unlike the 2nd Amendment, the Dick Act did not get ratified:
ARTICLE V .. applies to ALL amendments 2nd included
Article 5 of the United States Constitution is the article that about how the United States Constitution can be changed. The only ways to change the constitution is by adding an amendment.
Article 5 Amendment
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Now, let’s look at where the 2nd Amendment came from
In the “Final Draft” of the 2nd Amendment, the “Standing Army Reference” was taken out?????
Well, you might argue that they had reason to do this. After all, the 2nd Amendment was all about…
Guns? Pfft. Come on Grasshopper, you cannot fall for that one can you?
No, the reference to “Arms” in the 2nd Amendment was about a British Bill of Rights of 1689 provision which was adopted by the Colonies at their inception and already in place. No need for an Amendment for that. The 2nd Amendment does not DECLARE a right to bear arms. It simply references it. What the 2nd Amendment “declares” is a Militia. Controlled by, armed by and run by Citizens. NOT THE GOVERNMENT!
So this presented a Constitutional Problem!
The Federal Government was unable to conduct any “decent war” with the 2nd Amendment staring them in the face. They just could not conduct any “Empire Building” with this stupid Amendment making trouble for them!
Enter the Dick Act
Now it was meant to be confusing, and using a bunch of confusing verbiages and confusing promotion. Here is one of the promotions for the Dick Act:
Why would this be needed at all, with the “Right to Bear Arms” already in place????
If the 2nd Amendment was all about your right to bear arms as an individual as you are promoted to believe, then why would you need the “Dick Act” to come in and save you? Perhaps something is “Not Right Going On Here”???
Well, in fact, it was. You can read the Dick Act PDF if you desire, but let me make it “short and sweet” for you to understand:
The Dick Act allowed for that “Original Militia of the 2nd Amendment” to be split into 3 Factions. Each paid for, supplied by, manned by and run by:
Federal or State Governments
Thereby allowing for their…
So, Grasshopper, it was a “Hoodwink”. A lie perpetrated on the Citizens and with a lot of lies promoting it and surrounding it. Still promoted to this day, as it is made out to be “Common Knowledge” that the 2nd Amendment is all about Gun Ownership!
It enables the Military Industrial Complex. It promotes the “Endless Wars” you have had ever since the Dick Act was established. It turned the 2nd Amendment into the reverse of what it was meant for. Instead of making War almost impossible to promote by your Federal and State Governments, it made the 2nd Amendment into a tool to gain fodder for the “endless wars” and you, my dear Citizens have been “sufficiently hoodwinked”.
They made even the NRA become like a Church. Something to Worship and even allow for: