The key sentence of the Second Amendment reads: “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.”
The meaning of this sentence has been debated furiously by constitutional lawyers for at least half a century, even as the evidence mounted that the US had the highest level of gun ownership in the developed world and that gun deaths in America were at epidemic levels.
Gun control advocates argue that the sentence relates only to the right of the states and the federal government to establish armies. The NRA and most conservatives argue that it means every American has gun rights.
March 19, 2007
Gun lobby scores a win in court
[Even giving him a pass on the statement about “highest level of gun ownershp” and “epdemic levels” what possible difference can that possibly make to the debate about what the 2nd Amendment actually means? And then giving him a pass on that how does he have enough brain power to continue breathing if he thinks it can possibly relate to the ‘right’ of the federal government to establish armies? This is the kind of warped “mind” these bigot have. They have mental problems as well as crap for brains.–Joe]