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originally posted by: dothedew
This is so good, I don't think you can make it up. The kicker to ask of this, is that the supreme Court has already established that any citizen of sound body and mind is already a "militia member" of their respective state of residence, and this was decided since decades ago. This bill is nothing more than political theater, it's dead in the water, and they know it. Then again, the way Illinois is, I would in fact believe their politicians are willfully ignorant of any constitutional, or historically established law
You will notice there is a comma between "state" and "the" denoting two separate clauses?
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.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: DBCowboy
Difference is people don't add to the 1st Amendment that which isn't written.
Home invasions, hunting, and overall jackassery "carrying because I can" isn't written in the 2nd.
Before you assume I'm against the above, I'm not.
If I want a gun for any of those reasons, I'll buy one... or two...