The second amendment gives us the right to bear arms in case there is no standing militia to protect us. Our military budget is huge. One can not say, in good conscience, that we don’t have a standing militia.
I believe the original post by Preassure 9pa called for more education of young people about the words they’re using to describe what they think they want. This is a good place to start rather than everyone here acting like they’re all constitutional scholars and limiting this discussion to a narrow point of view. Lighten up, people!
You can call a friend to ask what it means or ask the audience.
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Sentiments well articulated and researched, Sir Ken . Thank you .
Your patience and info will surely educate those open to updating , honing or sharpening their mind's library of life's refinements. Most, anyway......
I find it fascinating when I learned who/what has been the undercurrent of these marches, movements, and interference to choke freedoms of the 2A .....what sources they are rooted from .
What better way to try that control than infiltrating the teaching segments over time, guiding students who dont have a clue.
I surely would not want anyone dictating to me what I am "allowed" to own , no matter what the type , or what accessory I would choose in its decor
In a home invasion or any circumstance, would that restrictive mindset make effort to assist me then ?
Or would'nt they rather feel relief that my legal Mossburg pump , .45 ACP , or any other firearm of my choosing would suffice in day or night , tipping the scales in my favour ? If tables were turned and it was themselves or someone beloved to them, would'nt they feel the same relief ?
Or if I choose to hunt with any of the same , or something else? Or simply having fun with clays or targets ?
Once one type firearm is restricted , that surely will open more loopholes to do the same with others .
There isnt any sort of assistance in many rural areas when dire circumstances arise.....the west here especially . Half the time cell service isnt working due to sheer ruggedness of the mountains . In five minutes a lot- too much can transpire . Anyone in such vast territory where help isnt a phone call away , needs to be a doer in decisiveness using whatever they desire .
Aside from that , in any circumstance , not just for reason of the aforementioned , the 2A alone is reason enough for anywhere .
"The second Amendment doesn't give us anything ! It prohibits government from infringing an inherent, unalienable, God-given right.
The Supreme Court has clearly stated...in black and white...that the protections guaranteed by the second amendment are in NO WAY tied to service in any militia nor dependent on the existence of a standing army or other armed force.
As I mentioned above....go read Scalia." ..... Succinctly , clearly stated !
At any rate, the undercurrent of all this is not with the "protection of the individual" in mind.....but control of the collective .