Gun Owners Cornered: It’s time to remember the 9th Amendment

cornered kittenHow many things can be used against us to control our guns? “Universal” background checks, making us pay for our own background checks, backlogs for processing background checks, extra taxes on guns and ammo, mental health records, size of guns, parts of guns, size of magazines, approved locations to use or carry guns, special locks, “acceptable” storage, transportation laws, military service, gun permit stats and of course, now – our kids.


It was bad enough when my junior-high-age son had his American Rifleman magazine taken out of his hands on the school bus and told it wasn’t “appropriate.” He was confused. He asked why it was inappropriate when it is legal for him to hunt and there are books in the school library with guns and tanks and wars. It was bad enough when even in high school he has been told he can’t talk about hunting or guns in front of other kids because they might be “offended” by it. It was even worse when kids started getting kicked out of school for pictures of guns and especially for the now famous “pop tart gun”. Every person with an ounce of common sense shook their heads at that one. Anything else can be discussed in school – sex, drugs – but not guns? We’ve made the mistake of allowing too many concessions, going along to get along, allowing the schools and liberals to call the shots and letting them deny our kids their constitutional right to free speech.


But now a dad posts a picture on Facebook of his son, legally and safely holding a gun, and child protective services show up at his door with the police and force their way into his house. It’s one thing to face the police, another to face the people that can yank your kid out of your home and make sure you don’t get him back for weeks or months. This is true government tyranny. This time it ended up OK (although whoever reported it should have to pay the dad’s attorney’s fees) but what happens to the next family who doesn’t have a lawyer on speed dial? Who maybe isn’t as savvy as this dad was?


Will Bloomberg, Feinstein and their cronies now start going after parents, just trying to cause enough problems in the hopes that parents will give up their guns rather than face child protective service intimidation and massive lawyer fees? While there aren’t enough foster homes to place all the children of the millions of gun owners in the United States, will they still try to do a few, just enough to make a point? The point that they have the power and will use it against us? Parents can easily stand up to a bad guy to protect their kids but when that bad guy is our own government and is threatening to remove our kids from our protection, it is getting really scary. But make no mistake about it – we will stand up.


If this was the first amendment we were talking about, if politicians were using every trick in the book to stop us from talking – censored internet, taxes on tweets, controlling the size of your computer or the amount of internet time you were allowed to spend on giving your opinion – there would be an outcry unlike any ever seen before. So why is the second amendment different? It simply shouldn’t be.


It’s time to remember the 9th Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” This says to me that having the First Amendment does not give anyone the right to deny OUR right to the Second Amendment nor to harass us for choosing to exercise that right. That includes using our kids as the last and most disgusting weapon against us. The left’s willingness to use and exploit both live and dead children is the most disturbing and morally outrageous aspect of this whole so-called “sensible” discussion on guns they keep claiming they want to have. Enough is enough. We are finished with our kids being targeted in the left’s war against our constitutional rights. And let’s be very clear – it IS the left and it IS the Democrats. Just look at each politician’s voting records on these topics. The enemy is now clearly defined.

About the author: Nancy Keaton

Nancy Keaton lives in Chehalis, Washington with her family. She is mother of three and grandmother of three and has recently acquired the healthy love of guns, self-defense, hunting, and the Second Amendment. Nancy and her family are also a travel writing team and you can learn about fun in the Pacific Northwest by checking out their blog at Questions and comments can be emailed to Nancy at

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  • $5708171

    Not everyone has that economic option. It won’t be long before homeschooling will be banned. It’s only because the numbers of children thus educated are too small to be worth the bother for them, but they’ll get around to banning it eventually – for the general good of the “citizenry”. The left believe that they have us backed into a corner with no way out. They believe that they have the sheer numbers (they do) of people backing them. They believe that they can fragment us (they are correct) and get us fighting one another. They can cheat (and they will). By making guns into the new “tobacco” they will eventually win by attrition – current gun owners will get old and die off, while young people are being correctly indoctrinated with “right thinking” (fearing guns). Prove me wrong.

    • Deborah G

      Time for a war seriously

  • Deborah G

    let’s just rid ourseleves of the Liberal scourge any way we can please?


      Isn’t that why NASA is trying to go to Mars: to send all the libs there?

  • Deborah G

    That;s why the deomcrats have fought tooth and nauil against charter schools. They want to control the input and they want to make sure their liberal Marxist unions stay employed. I’d break every union and get rid iof every liberal teacher . Barring that send your kids to parochial school.

    • John Detwiler

      Get rid of the teacher’s union would man that teachers cold be fired for incompetence, and the teachers union sure as hell doesn’t want that.

  • mrsgunnut10

    Nancy, You are right on with your comments. It should also be noted that when “Bloomingburger”, (spelled wrong on purpose), says 90.0 plus percent of the American People want more stringent Gun Laws, he should be made to produce and show where he came up with that figure. My bet is, that he cannot show any qualified Poll that has those Figures ready for Public Disclosure, that is, unless they are made up. If he continues to produce “Fake/False” figures and percentages, like the ones he has come up with so far, then maybe a Lawsuit is in order. I thank you for your time. TSgt., USAF Retired.

  • TexasJester

    Hate to admit it, but I had to look up the Ninth Amendment.. I guess I’m not as well versed in the Constitution as I thought! Time for a serious read, looks like..

    FYI, there is a free app for the iPhone that has the entire text of the Constitution. Nice for looking things up quickly!

  • TexasOlTimer

    Even locally – every school bond proposition put forth in our district is promoted under the slogan “For the kids” and if you’re against spending the money for whatever the latest ridiculous program is then “You’re (finger pointing and waving in your face) AGAINST children!”

    The liberals aka Democrats/socialists/communists/Obamaist use the language however they need to in order to use emotion and sound sympathetic to the needs of the poor, the needy, the handicapped, the children, etc. If you don’t go along, then you’re hard-hearted, don’t care, and all other really bad things. We have to learn to fight with emotion they way they do rather than the logic we use. Yes, we are right but we can’t reach the people they are getting to unless we use the same weapons.

  • TexasOlTimer

    If they use the possibility of taking our children away for having guns, might they next take them because we attend the wrong church, speak out against the government or… In today’s upside down world, is that too far fetched?

    Sometimes just remembering quotes from the past gives us an insight to the present:

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.” – Adolf Hitler 1933

    “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.” – Adolf Hitler 1935


      Hitler miscalculated. So is the American left miscalculating. There are limits and those limits are so very close to being reached.


    Get in touch with the North American Law all small case if you want to fight the OVERREACH of the Federal Government they fear the Balance Of Powers Act


    I must agree. I homeschooled my sons Pre-K through graduating high school. In the 6th grade they were leading college level books and smarter than a lot of college students because I taught them the TRUTH about America, reading, writing and arithematic as well as other subjects.

    For field trips, we did things like a backstage tour of our local college theater, a quick tour of an 747, a trip to museums, antique shops, and — believe it or not — a private tour of a British Nuclear Submarine (the HMS Sceptre). Yep. We had great field trips.

    Home schooling is the best thing on earth for your children. Yes, we had to sacrifice sometimes. We drove the same minivan for thirteen years. But you know what? The boys were worth it. We got to instill in them our own morals, values and beliefs. They learned right and wrong from us. They learned about GOD from us. They learned about sex and when and what was appropriate. They learned about love, commitment, determination and as I said, sacrificing for the greater good.

    To my way of thinking, homeschooling is the only way to do well by your children nowadays.

  • Terry Adams

    enemy is correct. they are the domestic enemy. they are putting themseves in that position. and doing so on purpose. they want civil unrest. then they can do martial law and take your guns for your own safety. and kill the ones who wont give them up. and they could care less how many die. as long as they get what they want..POWER, CONTROL,SUBJECTS…DO NOT GO SILENTLY INTO THE NIGHT. Wake up America

  • Rockstar (ret)

    Why bring El-Rushbo into this conversation? He is on our side, and we conservatives need to stick together without disparaging eachother even if you might not agree with everything he might say.

  • jimpeel

    “… show up at his door with the police and force their way into his house.”

    Not true. He never admitted them into his home. He kept them on the front porch even though they demanded to come in and inspect his firearms.

    Read the actual story here from the father’s mouth:

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