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The New Three Rs

The New Three Rs

Thanks to a misguided interpretation of the Second Amendment, our school children have to learn a different set of the Three Rs.

Enough is Enough.

All of us need to take back the streets from idiots who think or would like to think that they are living in the middle of Iraq or some similar dystopian world.

Responsible gun ownership requires responsible gun control.

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Why Do We Bicker So Much? – PLEASE SHARE

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BECAUSE WE CAN

Without fear that stormtroopers will appear at our doorstep in the evening

Without having to look over our backs

Without “disappearing” into the night.

BECAUSE WE HAVE A CONSTITUTION THAT SAYS WE CAN – THINK ABOUT THAT

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On this 21st day of 2013, we as a nation give our best wishes to the President as he starts his second term and hope that he will lead with strength,  wisdom, intellect, compassion, and magnanimity..

You Do Not Have A Right To Own Firearms, Unless

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America clearly states:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

If you take out both modifying clauses and reduce the Second Amendment to its essence, It reads: “A well regulated Militia, …, shall not be infringed.”

Both phrases: “being necessary to the security of a free State” and “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”, are modifiers of the term Militia and are not the primary intent of the Second Amendment. Any grammarian can see that, you don’t have to be a Constitutional Scholar.

If one reads the legislative history of the Second Amendment (to non lawyers, legislative history is the collection of all drafts, written statements, debates, etc.,, taken as a whole) it becomes abundantly clear that the intent of the framers of our Constitution was that the Second Amendment was meant to facilitate the maintenance of “a well regulated Militia.”

If I may paraphrase the Second Amendment, it says that your right to bear arms is sacrosanct as long as you are part of a “well regulated Militia.” So if you want to bear arms freely, I believe (with some knowledge of Constitutional law) that you should join a well “regulated” Militia or the National Guard.

I fail to understand why noted legal scholars of Originalism, such as Antonin Scalia, cannot see this.

Phil