posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:46 AM
reply to post by cornucopia
You cleary don't understand the reasoning for the Bill of Rights.
The BoR doesn't "grant" us rights. Our rights exist prior and in spite of the BoRs. The BoR is a list of restrictions, placed on the Federal
Gov, which they cannot legislate against. They don't have the power. That is why they continually downplay it and say "your rights are not
absolute". The only way they can legislate it is if we allow them to. Unfortunately, most people don't bother to actually think for themselves and
let the gov run ruffshod over them.
States can and have legislate/restrict gun ownership . . . they are allowed. If you don't like anyone having firearms move to a state that does or
even China. The BoR is there to protect the minority from mob rule, when they wish to control/subjugate others.
As far as militia's go, the 2nd ends with . . . the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Also, all state constitutions
define this further. For instance, in my state there is an "organized" militia provision, which is the National Guard. There is also a "state"
militia, which is comprised of all able bodied citizens 18-45. However, there is also a "right to bear arms" clause which states: The right of the
individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired.
And your assertion that guns are dangerous is asinine. Never in my life as one of my firearms or any I have witnessed decided to get up and shoot
someone. I've never seen one point itself at another human. I've never seen one go off for no reason. And, I've never heard one threaten
anybody. Nope . . . never seen a dangerous gun. They always just lie there quietly. My son is 10 and has never had an accident with a gun . . . nor
has he ever entered into battle with a gun. And a gun has never shot him for any reason. I've also never seen a gun talk anyone into commiting a
crime or doing anything dangerous. They just sit quietly . . .