Flash, as far as your statement: "our politicians as sworn to uphold the constitution, are required to uphold it". Our Constitution and bill of rights also deals with treason. Conspiring to overthrow the elected government is treason. Stockpiling weapons and ammo with the intent to one day overthrow the elected government is probably treason! Punishable by death.
Who is stockpiling except a few nuts? Who is planning on overthrowing the government except a few nuts? I hear those statements mostly from left wing liberals, NOT from right wing conservatives.
At what point do you think our elected government will admit it is a tyrannical government that the people should be allowed to overthrow by force?
Rhetorical question? We both know the government would never admit to being tyrannical.
Some of us (Americans) who incorrectly thought we reached that point already were badly mistaken, witness Ruby Ridge and Waco Texas!
Comparing law abiding citizens to criminals? Try again.
If you and your buddies decide to overthrow the government, you need to be sure you are going to win! Or be hung and/or shot for treason!
If it ever came to that treason won't be the word used, it would be enemy combatant. If I sided with anti-government side I would expect to have endangered my own life.
I'm quite sure a bunch of hillbillies are not going to win a gun fight against the US government! Not with with their drones, nuclear war heads, biological and chemical weapons.
I just knew your tracks went nowhere, like your bridge. You think the government, in trying to put down an American Spring would use those weapons on American soil? You're one siding shy of a completed manifest.
I'll say it again, the second amendment is outdated.
It was written at a time in this country when a bunch of armed citizens COULD take over! Those days are long gone!
Just ask any native American how successful a citizenry can be, who are out gunned! Those at Ruby Ridge and Waco learned the hard way.
Now you train of though has lost its caboose. You continue to believe that everyone that is for individual rights and against the government curtailment of those individual rights is planning on overthrowing the government. You are wrong. I should be able to keep my weaponry at my choice, without interference from the government, as long as I don't misuse that weaponry. Not because I have the right to but rather because I want to. What business is it of the government's if I have dozens of handguns, dozens of rifles, a dozen shotguns, and enough ammo for each to last me a lifetime? None of their business. This issue is about individual freedoms, not the overthrow of the government. This issue should be based on common sense, not the gun controls emotional appeal to the ignorant electorate.