#1 Guns or Not? It’s Time to Talk About the Constitution02-14-2013, 02:25 PM
by Michael Schwartz
Clash Daily Guest Commentator
What has to be understood about guns is it doesn’t matter what polls say or what crime statistics show. If it did matter and it was up to the public, we wouldn’t need an amendment in place to protect gun rights.
The Second Amendment guarantees civilians their right to own and carry guns used by the military. That is the meaning and that is the purpose.
“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.” – Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1791
“Well regulated” means competent and properly functional. If it were written today it would probably read “well trained and equipped.” “Militia” means a fighting force made of civilians who are not professional soldiers.
“Necessary” means today what it meant back then: not an option, but essential. “Security of a free state” means Americans across the country living under the experiment of self-governance. “The right of the people” means the same thing throughout the writings of the documents that formed our country when “rights” and “the people” are used. Rights are unalienable and given by nature or nature’s creator and “the people” are people within the borders of the United States. “Shall not be infringed” means exactly what it says.
02-14-2013, 03:45 PM
I'm going to excersize my rights this saturday!
The Suncoast – Plant City Gun Show will be held on February 16 thru February 17, 2013. Head out to Plant City,
Since I live in Plant City and am down the block from the strawberry Festival grounds I will be there for my first gun buy since i lost all my guns in 2010.
First up will be a concealable hand gun, not sure if I'm going revolver or semi-auto. I'm going shopping!
:Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
” I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
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