The Government Wants Your Guns

Don’t believe the hype about the latest Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment. It’s a move toward gun regulation. The decision says that your right to bear arms is limited to weapons which are not “dangerous or unusual”. But what does the Amendment actually say?

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 Second Amendment does not allow for the government to regulate your arms, it is a specific limitation on the government. It states specifically that the government cannot infringe on your right to bear arms. This implies that your right to bear arms already exists without the Amendment.

From wikipedia:

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is a part of the Bill of Rights that protects the pre-existing individual right to possess and carry weapons (i.e. keep and bear arms) in case of confrontation. Codification of the right to keep and bear arms into the Bill of Rights was influenced by a fear that the federal government would disarm the people in order to impose rule through a standing army or select militia, since history had shown that a tyrant’s ability to suppress political opponents was accomplished by simply taking away the people’s arms. In Heller, the Supreme Court ruled that Self-defense is the central component of the right.

When the government takes your weapons, it is the surest sign of impending tyranny.

[Edit: video replaced with working copy – why was this taken down?]

For a great article, read The Heller Misdirection.

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~ by skepsis on July 2, 2008.

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