“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.”
The Second Amendment is the only amendment to the Constitution with a stated purpose.
Government has used exploiting emotions over logic since the begining of gun laws..
Here is some legal? restrictions and how they got them.. well one jest on it..
Automatic weapons.. interstate commerce laws.. still not heard as 2nd Amendment over reach through Government by SCOTUS..
Sawed off shotgun – Only gun type by name actually out lawed.. and how?
United States vs MIller – Another emotional feelings over rights, a gun grab ban due to their recent st valentines day massacre.
The government argued four main points and two of them are particularly noteworthy to current discussion relating to firearms restrictions. One being the Second Amendment protects ONLY ownership of MILITARY style weapons and the second that the shotgun in question did NOT meet military specification therefore could be subject to restrictions.
Prior to the Supreme Court hearing the case, the defendant was killed and legal counsel without funding did not show to argue the case, the government argued the case without rebuttal. The courts decision stated that in absence of any evidence that short barreled shot guns had any millitary use, they could not say they were protected by the 2nd amendment. They also affirmed the militia as being ‘all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense’. The decision did not specifically state though the right applied only to said ‘militia’ (all able males).
It is interesting to note that the military had infact used short barreled shotguns similar to the one Miller was convicted with in military service but of course noone was there to challenge the government and their lie that they hadn’t. Also interesting is that many of the other guns banned then and now by the NFA ALSO had military use but no other case made it to the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately in order to challenge any ban, one might have to be arrested, charged and convicted to have any legal standing and such risk will likely be unacceptable to most. So the government can take authoritarian measures to restrict rights, enforce them at gunpoint and with the threat of revocation of the remainder or your rights, force you into submission.
Protect your 2nd Amendment.. its a “right” that is going to be removed someday if possible.. that’s quite obvious and unconstitutional.
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.
“All we say to America is, “Be true to what you said on paper.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
2 Minutes of Common Sense!
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official’ – Theodore Roosevelt
Continued: “It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
People please.. Just use some “Common Sense”..