What part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” don’t you understand.

As a service member, I take it as an insult when people try to interpret the constitution in ways that restrict the freedoms I work to defend. The Brady Campaign says that
militia in the 2nd Amendment means that only the government has the right to guns. I beg to differ, when it says people, it means all the people. I had a right to own firearms before and after I joined the army. I did not get any special training or majic powers when I joined the army. Anybody can aim and fire a gun or rifle, they might even hit a target. Banning them does no good.

Well in a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court gave us back our gun rights The Heller Decision may spell the end of groups who claim that onl the gov’ment can save us. Even the Canadians don’t buy that.

So what does Heller mean? this

3 Responses to “What part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” don’t you understand.”

  1. Greg Tekautz Says:

    The 2nd Amendment is an “unalienable Right” to all of us, including felons, for they too have the Right of preserving their lives. It is a God given Right, and is not to be infringed by any actions of the government. However, if a person is so dangerous that they cannot be trusted with a firearm, why are they not in jail or a mental institution where they can do no further harm to society? So let all of society be armed as they chooses to be, so to protect and defend from such miscreants… including from those on the Hill.

  2. I also think that the “militia” refers to all the people. Therefore it follows that all the people, in respect to keeping and bearing arms, are to be “well regulated.” Regulations about weapons ownership is not synonymous with an infringement upon the right to bear arms.

    • The problem is that many will “regulate” our rights out of existence. The 2nd amendment is like the 1st, it’s not for people you like , it’s for everyone. The “people” have the right to keep and bear arms so that they train themselves in their use. The feds, the states AND the PEOPLE are separate entities in the Constitution.

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