After reading this article, every American should care about their fundamental right guaranteed by the Second Amendment: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." This gives every American the right to defend themselves, especially in DC, where the good people have been left defenseless against the criminals for far too long.
No, it does not "give" every American the right to defend themselves, it protects
the right of every American to defend themselves.
posted on 12/19/2007 1:47:21 PM PST
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The Supreme Court has refused to overturn laws banning gun ownership in the past and I would be surprised if they do so in this case.
posted on 12/19/2007 2:00:27 PM PST
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As has already been mentioned somewhere in cyberspace, what D.C. v. Heller will actually test is how corrupt the Supreme Court is. This is because John Bingham, the main author of Sec. 1 of the 14th A., included the 2nd A. when he read the first eight amendments as examples of constitutional statutes containing privileges and immunities that the 14th A. made mandatory for the states to respect. So I have no doubt that the 2nd A. protects the personal right to keep and bear arms from both the feds and the states as much as any other constitutional privilege and immunity, particularly those contained in the BoR, protects other personal rights. See the 2nd A. in the middle column of the following page in the Congressional Globe, one of the precursors to the Constitutional Record.
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