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Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

Earl29 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 1:50 PM
Another point, Marsden. The Second Amendment does not give us the right to keep and bear arms. It merely codifies the natural right to self defense we already have. The right to keep and bear arms is the means by which we are able to exercise the right of self defense.
Lancelot1954 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 2:07 PM
How exactly do you say the second amendment doesn't give us the right to bear arms? Is that a progressive way of saying the constitution is a living document?
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 7:23 PM
No. People who say the Constitution is a "living document" really mean that it is a document without meaning. It means what it says and that meaning does not change.
However, "we are endowed by out Creator with certain unalienable rights"; the right to keep and bear arms is one of those rights. The Second Amendment is there to make sure we are not deprived of that natural right.

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