A few days ago someone posted the average Montana household has eight guns.
The Second Amendment along with the rest of the Bill of Rights, was a necessary precondition for the ratification of the Constitution in the first place, so it’s plausible that abrogation of an individual right to arms would void the Constitution entirely, not just for Montana.
Give em hell Montana
When guns are outlawed
I think the South and the Southwest will follow Montana’s lead on this.
If the court rules against us you will be amazed at how fast the RATs and LIBs moves take you’re property (guns) without due compensation. Bet on it!!!
This might be worth keeping in mind.
Now if we can just get one of the southern coastal states to go on record in the same way...
3 Cheers to my aunt and cousins in Montana and those that they have elected to office.
I don't care how cold it gets in the winter.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
SECTION II 26
Bearing arms Carrying weapons.
The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons.
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. applied to the states. So there is no doubt in my mind that the 2nd and 14th Amendments protect the personal right to keep and bear arms from both the federal and state governments as much as any other constitutional privilege and immunity protects other personal rights.
See the 2nd A. in the middle column of the following page from the Congressional Globe, a precursor to the Congressional Record.
This makes me proud to be American!
mmmmmmm, state’s rights, again???
Seems to me the government would have learned that lesson the first time around...
Instead of the “North - South” thing this time...
It may be the Mid-West vs. the East, and West Coasts this time...
The very authority of our government springs from the inherent authority of the citizens, the individuals. The government governs only because of that authority and the consent of those individuals that it should do so.
In other words, all authority and all rights are individual first. Groups of individuals combine their authority to grant limited authority to the government to do certain things.
But the government never has rights. It has only duties.
It absolutely cannot have a "right" which is not possessed by the individuals who give it its authority!
The very moment the citizens of the USA accept the idea that a government has rights, our form of government will have entered its final stage of disintegration.
§ 1.04 Bearing arms; standing armies; military powers (1851)
The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security;
Surely there is one warm sunny spot to be found in Montana.....