Gun Control, People Control and Our Tired Old Constitution

boudicabpi:

Gun Control, People Control and Our Tired Old Constitution

Originally posted on danmillerinpanama:

Part I

Although it does not reflect modern Librul thinking, the Second Amendment
is co-equal with the rest of the Bill of Rights in guaranteeing the rights of a free people. Infringement of any part of the Bill of Rights
can easily lead to infringement of all.

Assault rifle

Legal background

The Second Amendment provides,

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (Emphasis added.)

Nevertheless, the Senate’s marginal note adjacent to the text of the Second Amendment states,

Whether this provision protects the individual’s right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated.

However, in District of Colombia v. Heller (2008) the Supreme in a majority (5:4) opinion by Mr. Justice Scalia held that…

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