Re: It's all about hunting for the Dems?
- From: Christian Williamson <c.willi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 08:06:32 GMT
Phisher King wrote:
Christian Williamson <c.willi@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
In the Dem debate last night I heard both Obama and Edwards make the statement that the 2nd Amendment is about protecting hunters. Edwards said he'd ban certain weapons because you don't need such weapons to
This approach to the 2nd Amendment is patently wrong. The 2nd
Amendment has to do with a militia, not hunting.
In this you are quite right. So do you believe that gun ownership should be restricted only to a "well regulated militia" and kept out of the hands of the average person?
Not at all. There were guns galore at the time of the War for Independence, and there was no effort to remove guns from the average person, just as there was no effort to ban capital penalties as "cruel and unusual punishment."
The Bill of Rights involves personal rights, and one of those personal rights is to bear arms. This has nothing to do with hunting per se.
"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."
That's another thing about the two lawyers Obama and Edwards: Neither mentioned the well regulated Militia. They simply don't believe it's applicable anymore.
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