Originally posted by xpert11
AS for the 2nd ammendment some common sense is needed you dont suppose your taking the 2nd ammendment out of context?
I suspect the 2nd ammendment was put in place to ensure the new nation could defend itself against the english.
Are the english still a threat ?
You need to look at the times that the second amendment was included. The Americans just fought a war against a repressive government. They felt that
if its citizens were armed that it would be almost impossible for them to become subjects to any form of repressive government again. They felt so
strongly about it that they put the amendment right after the right to religious beliefs. The amendments were all about individual rights.
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.
While reading article 2 you will notice that the use of commas separates independent clauses. The comma after the word State makes the clause the
right of the people to keep and bear arms separate from the clause talking about the State. So you have the National Guard and the right of citizens
to keep arms. They were talking about different entities (State, citizens aka people) that have the same right, the right to bear arms.
Use a comma + a little conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) to connect two independent clauses, as in "He hit the ball well, but he ran
toward third base."
A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb A clause can be usefully distinguished from a phrase, which is a group of related
words that does not contain a subject-verb relationship, such as "in the morning" or "running down the street" or "having grown used to this
Ruins, I used to have a ploytech AK. Man I loved that rifle. Had to sell her in hard times. I am hoping that polytech starts to sell them in the US
again now that the federal ban has expired.
[edit on 5-2-2005 by cryptorsa1001]