Nice to meet you.
Eradicating the freedoms of all because they will be abused by a few is the utter antithesis of the principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility upon which this nation was founded
My take on the SECOND,
well trained, equipped and functioning in a proper manner
Title 10, Sec. 311(a) U. S. Code- "The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age...."
being necessary to the security of a free State,
A Free State is secure if it is able to defend itself against foreign invasion and the tyranny of its own government.
as opposed to government granted privileges!
of the people
"the People" - not a "group" of people, the States, nor the Militia.
to keep and bear
keep (to own or possess) and bear (to carry)
weapons, including but not limited to firearms.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
infringed -- violated or encroached upon
Thanks to FReeper T Wayne for the above.
A Little About Me:
Registered FReeper since November 2001. Lurker for years.
39 42 45 years old
16 19 years with three children
Met President Ronald Reagan in early 80's as a Cub Scout (Weblos), got to shake his hand!
Have been a registered Republican since 18th birthday.
First time on Jury duty 181/2 years old
Dick Cheney tried to get me to join the Air Force in 1987. Met him at F.E. Warren AFB (AKA Ronnie's Rocket Ranch) when my brother was stationed there. First impressions when meeting him: "Intelligence, Powerful"
I guess you can classify me as a Conservative-libertarian
I am a conservative athiest
Big supporter of State's Rights
I love my Family, my BBQ, my Heritage and my Country and will lay down my life to protect it!
Favorite weapon: Brain, followed by my XD45.
"Real" job: System Administrator for a company that's proabably in "your wallet".
Part-time amateur astronomer.