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To: goldilucky
Senate Document 2807, entitled "The Right to Keep and Bear Arms", is a report of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the constitution. The purpose of the committee was to determine the Founders' original intent in creating the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The study was completed in 1982.

All patriots should be familiar with this document. It has not been distributed in the media in this country for reasons which will become obvious to you upon reading it. I have only linked to the report because of its length. However, there is a short introduction and summary written by Senator Orrin Hatch at the beginning.The following is a direct quotation of part of Senator Hatch's introduction to the report:

"Immediately upon assuming chairmanship of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, I sponsored the report which follows as an effort to study, rather than ignore, the history of the controversy over the right to keep and bear arms. Utilizing the research capabilities of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, the resources of the Library of Congress, and the assistance of constitutional scholars such as Mary Kaaren Jolly, Steven Halbrook, and David T. Hardy, the subcommittee has managed to uncover information on the right to keep and bear arms which documents quite clearly its status as a major individual right of American citizens. We did not guess at the purpose of the British 1689 Declaration of Rights; we located the Journals of the House of Commons and private notes of the Declaration's sponsors, now dead for two centuries. We did not make suppositions as to colonial interpretations of that Declaration's right to keep arms; we examined colonial newspapers which discussed it. We did not speculate as to the intent of the framers of the second amendment; we examined James Madison's drafts for it, his handwritten outlines of speeches upon the Bill of Rights, and discussions of the second amendment by early scholars who were personal friends of Madison, Jefferson, and Washington while these still lived. What the Subcommittee on the Constitution uncovered was clear--and long lost--proof that the second amendment to our Constitution was intended as an individual right of the American citizen to keep and carry arms in a peaceful manner, for protection of himself, his family, and his freedoms. The summary of our research and findings form the first portion of this report."

Where is mention and discussion of this study and its conclusion?

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

22 posted on 12/09/2002 8:05:50 PM PST by nygoose
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To: nygoose
Many thanks for the quote and link for this Senate report, which I was not familiar with. I am printing the report for reading at leisure and intend to pass it on to a friend who insists the intent of the 2nd Amendment was not an individual right.
23 posted on 12/09/2002 8:35:04 PM PST by GOPrincess
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To: nygoose
That was a pretty good piece of information. Of course, this will never be circulated around as those like Reinhardt would love to disarm us all. Of course, he probably has armed guards to protect his sorry behind but that is beside the point. The purpose of the individual right was very clear in that it would enable us to protect ourselves against those like Reinhardt, Gore and others whose loyalty and oath stands to those of the Communist Chinese. And when those commmunist take over....they will even finish those like Gore. One must never underestimate their enemies. Never!
25 posted on 12/10/2002 5:55:07 PM PST by goldilucky
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