The Second Amendment states, “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 part of it says that “a well-regulated militia” excludes a well-regulated gun ownership? No spin of this amendment can justify the right to bear war weapons against unarmed kids and all citizens. Closed case! Enough with the fake arguments and false rhetoric. The only ones who really object to background checks and regulation are nuts, criminals and people with something to hide. Honest people have nothing to hide.
Jude Smallwood, Royal Palm Beach
Let’s start by assuming that very citizen wants to enjoy maximum personal freedom in relationship to one’s personal safety. That is, if guns provide more protection than danger, then guns serve the interests of us all.
The writer is obviously not a lawyer nor does the writer show any rational authority for her conclusions. Therefore perhaps the writer would be interested in reading what a court of law has said our rights are under the Second Amendment Note that the court’s conclusion does not support this writer’s opinion.
“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 writer only quotes the first part and the court in Dist. of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S.Ct. 2783, 171 L.Ed.2d 637, 554 U.S. 570, 8 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 8060, 21 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 497, 76 USLW 4631, 2008 Daily Journal D.A.R. 9613 (2008) held:
“The Second Amendment is naturally divided into two parts: its prefatory clause and its operative clause. The former does not limit the latter grammatically, but rather announces a purpose. The Amendment could be rephrased, “Because a well regulated Militia is necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
In my opinion our republic is failing because citizens are easily persuaded by partisan arguments without doing their own research. If it sounds good then “do it” is their philosophy. Unfortunately if we do not do our own research we are all too easily led by some group of people with an agenda. It’s a sad commentary that the average citizen is so willfully ignorant.
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