Many Americans may not have even heard of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr…well, until last Friday when he gave his passionate pro-gun speech at the 2014 NRA convention (which has already been going viral all over the Internet).
Indeed, Clarke received a standing ovation after sharing these seven words he would add to the Second Amendment:
“Keep your hands off our guns, dammit!”
This was actually in response to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who said in his recent book that he would change the Second Amendment by adding five words in the middle: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.”
Clarke also added, “Just what part of ‘shall not be infringed’ does Justice Stevens not understand?”
In his rousing speech, Clarke continued:
“My fellow Americans, I’ve had it, and I’m tired of seeing the Second Amendment treated like the bastard child of The Bill of Rights. I’m tired of seeing courts of law and liberal congressional and state legislatures contort the right to keep and bear arms into a definition so limited that we don’t even recognize it. I’m tired of law-abiding citizens like you being viewed by leftist government officials as ‘clingers,’ blood-thirsty, ‘racist,’ and ‘extremist.’ I know you better than that.
These people know that the first step toward putting us back into subservience to government is to disarm us; and that’s why they fear you, because you possess the means under The Bill of Rights to keep government in check.”
Ladies and gentleman, the armed citizen made America free, and the armed citizen will keep America free!”
You can watch his full speech here: