Skip to comments.What's Next for Gun Rights?
Posted on 12/10/2001 8:13:13 PM PST by Pokey78Edited on 04/23/2004 12:03:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
As America bears arms, let's protect our right to keep them.
We've heard a lot lately about supposed wartime threats to civil liberties. But one constitutional right--the right to keep and bear arms--is likely to become more secure in the wake of Sept. 11.
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We have certain liberties guaranteed in the Federal Constitution. Per the 14th Amendment, the States cannot tread upon those rights. And while some States can be trusted to respect those rights, others cannot be. My home State of California is just such a State. Our political class is determined to strip the People of their 2nd Amendment rights. And while the People of Nevada may have the right to write their own firearms laws, the Federal government has to protect the rights of individual citizens in abusive States like mine. Just as some States could not be trusted to protect the civil rights of freed slaves in the 19th Century, States like California, New York, or Massachusetts cannot be trusted to safeguard the rights of gun owners today.
The 14th Amendment places the same limitations on the States as are upon the Federal government when it comes to laws that transgress basic freedoms. National CCW would fit within that framework. While it imposes upon some States, it limits abuses by others. It would be an example of the 14th Amendment put into practice.
I've always gone to find articles and replies and typed in to:bang_list and it would pull up a bunch of recent gun-related articles. Now it says, "no posts found in *** seconds."
Just curious. I've been doing this the same way for months now.
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