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A Refreshing Summary of the Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment is Very Short.  There are no qualifying "But What" or "But Now" or "But They Meant" nor "They did not imagine Today" clauses written into it.  There is no correct "Interpretation."  Read it as Written then Shut Up!!


Forgot:  PLUS ONE too J-BAR  :) 

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Thank you J-Bar, but in today’s Supreme Court and what the common citizen sees, the Supreme Court does not appear to be the friend of the common US citizen. Many cases that we think are important do not appear to be important to SCOTUS. 

In addition, office holders in our government swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, but act otherwise. It’s almost as if they want there to be a challenge so that it fails in the courts, thus giving them the authority to trample our rights through the inaction or the tying up of a case in the courts for years while they proceed to act as if they are in the right. 
The wheels of justice turn too slowly in many cases. 

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Several quotes:

“The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.”  Wm. Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd ed. 1829)

"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."
: Robert H. Jackson, US Supreme Court Justice West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)

The Second Amendment does not apply to semi-auto rifles, nor does it apply to bolt action rifles, pistols, or revolvers. The Second Amendment RESTRICTS GOVERNMENT. The technology of the firearm is irrelevant

The restrictions on government remain the same, regardless of the firearm.  The Second Amendment was not written to grant permission for citizens to own and bear firearms. It forbids government interference in the right to keep and bear arms, period. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Source unknown)


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