New for 2020 we are introducing a series of short commentaries, based on the pro-gun captioned photographs of talented photographer Oleg Volk. He has generously granted us permission to use his images, with the shared hope and goal that we may encourage people to think about the Second Amendment in positive ways.

One to remind us about the first amendment and two to remind us about the second amendment.

Apart from being made of similar materials (steel, aluminum etc.) what do cameras and guns have in common?

Both are tools that require training in order to operate properly.

Both are objects that can be purchased and owned by private individuals, although cameras do not have restrictions as do guns.

Both serve as strong, visual expressions of the respective amendments that they represent in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.

Both are inanimate objects that require human interaction to function. Guns don’t fire themselves, nor do cameras take pictures on their own.

Restricting a person’s ability to own a gun violates that person’s 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. By the same token, restricting a person’s ability to own a camera violates that person’s 1st Amendment right of free speech and/or freedom of the press.

Both have a wide array of uses in the hobby and the professional world.

Both can be used for positive & legal as well as negative & illegal purposes. A camera, for example, can be used to take photos of an important historical event, or to take photos which might be used later in a blackmail scheme. A gun, on the other hand, can be used as a tool to defend an innocent life or to unlawfully take an innocent life.           

Lastly, while the rights of camera owners are not under constant assault today by anti-camera zealots, gun owners most certainly are under attack –  by those who seek to disarm them and the  civilian populace.

If one argued that the first amendment is “more important” than the second or the third or the fourth, and so on, I would ask, what keeps the government from trampling on your first amendment rights? Answer: a healthy and strong Second Amendment!

At Semper Firearms Training we encourage you to buy a good firearm, get trained in how to use it, get a Nevada CCW permit, and continue your firearms training as part of a defensive lifestyle.

Please be sure to watch these two important videos and to send the links on to a friend.

Good Guys With Guns:

Innocents Betrayed:

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