*Bookmark for reference. Thanks for posting.
Well that clears it up for me...I had always thought the 2nd Amendment preserved the right of the people to keep and arm bears...
Good collection of quotes.
Excellent list of references!
This proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the 2nd amendment was meant primariliy to give the citizens of the US the right to protect themselves from their government.
The right to keep and bear arms is as outdated as the requirement that the president be born in the US.
I find most here don’t give a crap if Obama were born in Kenya, but this same group wants others to care about the 2nd.
Just purchased 200 more rounds of #2 for my 12 ga.
To the point.
Thanks for the post, I have bookmarked for ref.
I always wear tee-shirts with no arms in the summer. So I do support bear arms.
Just added this one to my “favorites.” Sooner or later the left will attempt to overturn the 2nd amendment. These people are too arrogant, too self-important and far too lusting of absolute power to avoid such a step. I only hope that the American people will finally wake up and take back the nation and their rights when that day comes.
There I believe is the heart and soul of the second amendment as intended. It is also, unfortunately, completely false. When Webster refers to "a military force" he means what we today call police. Well we have that "military force" today and we are also well armed, yet we are routinely forced to accept public policies we don't want.
“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
I love the wording the “right shall not be infringed upon”. The founding fathers saw the right to bear arms, and all rights for that matter, as birth-rights. Rights that exist not because of the constitution, and not only for Americans, but for all men simply because they are born.
It’s such a hard concept for so many to accept. As children we were use to needing permission from our parents to do things. It’s amazing to me how the vast majority of adults still have the fear of making mommy and daddy (authority) mad and will back down even when right if confronted by authority.
Thats what would make the guys who started all this spin in their graves.
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence."
-- Charles A. Beard, Historian (1874-1948)
"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer." Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed--but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny... If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government--and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
-- Edward Abbey, The Right to Bear Arms, 1979
“From my cold dead hands....” Charlton Heston NRA President 1999-2003.