posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 02:30 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69
Law biding US Citizens have the lawful right to keep and bear firearms!
Far more than "law abiding citizens
" have the right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment is not a granted civil right, but is a
prohibitive Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting government from infringing upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms. There is no
requirement of citizenship in order to enjoy or exercise this right.
I then reached into my pocket and produced my own "Legally owned hand gun"...
A "legally owned hand gun" is a civil right and should not be confused with a natural unalienable right. It is, in fact, the "legal" owner of
guns that tend to piss all over the Second Amendment by acquiescing to dubious regulatory schemes and licensing schemes, none of which were
empowerment's granted to government regarding the right to keep and bear arms.
Indeed, the primary focus of the Second Amendment for most people has been the right to keep and bear guns, when the whole intent of the Second
Amendment is to keep the populace well armed in an attempt to keep tyranny at bay. Either from invading nations, or - and especially - from domestic
Understanding this intent, it is arguable that given the state of the military industrial complex, that the people have the right to keep and bear
WMD's, biological weapons, Harrier Jets, tanks, and all other sorts of weapons if individuals hope to have a chance in hell in defending the
Constitutionally mandated freedom of their nation.