EXPORTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Ukrainian Gun Owners Seek Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
By Harold Hutchison
Ukrainian gun owners are seeking to enact a version of the Second Amendment into that country’s constitution. The call for the provision comes shortly after Viktor Yanukovych was forced out of office, and fled Kiev for Kharkov.
According to reports by Breitbart News, the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association declared that it would push for what they called “an unconditional right” for “Ukrainian citizens to bear arms.”
“This is freedom's teeth. And it is another proof that others around the world want what we have here in America. They see and want freedom's light, even through our own president is doing all he can to dim that light here,” Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt told Breitbart News.
One of the movers and shakers behind the recall of Colorado state senators who pushed through a gun-grab, Tim Knight of the Colorado Second Amendment Association, told Breitbart News that firearms helped the Founding Gathers throw off a tyranny, and sad, “Now, more than 200 years later, we can pass on this lesson to the Ukrainians--to give up your 2nd Amendment rights is to give away liberty, to secure those rights is to secure liberty.”
The Ukrainian Gun Owners Association made its announcement after police and protesters clashed, with at least 70 people dying. Here at SOF, we hope that these efforts bear fruit, and agree with the NRA that “nations all over should follow the American model and adopt our Constitution and Bill of Rights so their people can live in freedom.”