posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 04:57 PM
Originally posted by xedocodex
Over the next twelve years, the SCOTUS will change and move towards the left. This is where we will get real and meaningful gun control.
The definition of "militia" in the 2nd ammendment will be overturned from meaning the "unorganized" militia to "organized" militia. And then if
you want to play with your guns, you can join the National Guard.
In the meantime, all the gun lovers can fall prety to the gun industries fear mongering and go throw away their money to buy more guns and ammo to
protect themselves from the scary (imaginary) boogeymen that are out to get them.
There is a problem with that that has been noted. The right to keep and bear part....not to be infringed....on the personal level is clearly seperate
from ideas about standing organizations whatever their disposition.
Also, the fact is that organizations calling themselves militias can be organized and mustered ad hoc outside of any offical state militia muster.
Both these arguments were made at the time of the forming and radification of the constitution and in fact carry the greater wieght SCOTUS by
radification. In fact we wouldnt even have a SCOTUS if it were not radified at the same time the 2nd amendment was ratified.
In fact there is some legal precedent or term for the condition of a thing formed going back and changing what formed it. When and if SCOTUS wants to
change an amendment to the constitution which predates its own existance, its power to do so can be challanged. The amendments were formed out before
the structure of the government was even on paper. That it was understood that these rights would define the nature of the relationship between "WE
THE PEOPLE" and the government structure and the balance of power.