Archive for 13 May 2007

The Constitution of the United States of America, Second Amendment:

1. Congress shall make no law…

2. 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.

That first part seems to be forgotten when it comes to this debate. The problem with the anti-gun crowd, is that that first part, those first five words apply to all the amendments to the Constitution.

Any pseudo-law that takes away from my right to keep and bear arms is a violation of the Constitution. ANY. The Brady nonsense is a violation of the Constitution. The laws that California pass in regards to “assault weapons” is also a violation of the Second Amendment. I have a right to keep any type of firearm that is available, regardless of the feelings of the liberal lunatics that proscribe gun control.

To that end, I will endeavor to repeal any law that is on the books that takes away from that right.

Here are a few articles on the subject:

Second Kates
By Fred Thompson

If you care about constitutional law, and everybody should, the big news is that it looks as if the Supreme Court is going to hear a Second Amendment case some time next year. The event that sparked this legal fuse was a case brought by six D.C. residents who simply wanted functional firearms in their homes for self-defense. In response, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the District’s 31-year-old gun ban — one of the strictest in the nation.

More.

2008 Candidates: Now Is The Time To Repeal All Gun Laws
by John Longenecker
I wrote this days ago and elected not to upload it. Then I changed my mind.Here is an excerpt from a piece written by Sandy Froman of the National Rifle Association of America, May 3, 2007: “To paraphrase from my previous column, there are two main conflicting views of the Second Amendment: the individual rights view and the collective rights view. Those who hold the former say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms to every law-abiding and peaceable individual American citizen. Those who hold the latter say the Second Amendment does nothing more than give state governments the power to equip National Guard units. The gun debate in America revolves around which of these two views is correct.

More.

Couple of good articles on it. Worth the read.