Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Text, and clear meaning

The Second Amendment says this:

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.

What I cannot fathom is, how can the words "shall not be infringed" be so hard to understand? Why are we having these philosophical arguments at all?

It kind of makes you wonder...



Old NFO said...

because they want to keep us second class citizens... AND restrict our freedom because they are scared of us.

Lord Obsidian said...
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Newbius said...

@ "Comment Deleted"

I got your full original comment via email. In point of fact, a plain reading of the Second Amendment would indeed allow for ALL guns to be legal. Whether you like it or not, the Second Amendment has a military ("militia") clause in it for a reason.

Do some research on the history of the National Firearms Act of 1934, and specifically the judicial history of the Miller case. You might be surprised at what you discover. The Government LOST the case at the District level, and it was only because Miller had NO representation at SCOTUS that the case was even adjudicated as it was.

No rebuttal...no argument...bad outcome.