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The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment
JPFO ^ | unknown | Richard W. Stevens

Posted on 01/18/2013 4:55:38 PM PST by NamVet71MP

FIRST: The Second Amendment protects an individual right that existed before the creation of any government. The Declaration of Independence made clear that all human beings are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that governments are created to protect those rights.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
Some fantastic high point IMHO.
1 posted on 01/18/2013 4:55:44 PM PST by NamVet71MP
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To: NamVet71MP

Excellent article.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 5:58:05 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: NamVet71MP
Fine article. I favor A Well-Regulated Militia? as an interesting take on the meaning of the Second Amendment.

It turns out that there is a preamble to the Bill of Rights, not normally quoted but passed by Congress. And the preamble emphasizes that these are amendments, meaning that portions of the original document are modified by it. The argument then is that mention of “Militia” in the Second Amendment refers to the (two) mentions of Militia in the unamended document . . . and ultimately to the argument that the people, armed, were a check on - a regulator of - the militia.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 6:27:57 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which ¬ďliberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: NamVet71MP

Great article, but it only means something to those who give a flying flip about the 2A or the Constitution. Preaching to the choir.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 6:32:02 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: NamVet71MP

Bflr


5 posted on 01/18/2013 6:33:15 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: KingLudd

Maybe. But I sent it to my liberal Jewish colleague. Maybe she will read it.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 7:51:01 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: NamVet71MP

That’s a VERY well written article! Thanks for posting it.


7 posted on 01/18/2013 10:38:16 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: NamVet71MP
JPFO is an excellent organization, founded by those who should know very well the ramifications of individual disarmament by a tyrannical regime under the auspices of democratic consensus.

Though currently in lapse, I have been a JPFO member in the past, along with GOA and the more moderate NRA.

Also of interest is that this article (published in 2001) mentions the Emerson ruling as being under appeal. If I'm not mistaken, Emerson has since been fully validated and confirmed by none other than the US Supreme Court, and is therefore now established, governing judicial principle.

8 posted on 01/18/2013 11:08:39 PM PST by sargon
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To: KingLudd
Preaching to the choir.

Here, true. But, I personally find things on FR that I post on FB, Y!, and other left-leaning sites just to irritate [and occasionally educate] the liberal hordes. Thought others might find it handy in that regard also.
9 posted on 01/19/2013 5:33:32 AM PST by NamVet71MP
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