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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

George1026 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:21 AM
Steve Chapman needs to take a course in Constitutional law. The fully sovereign states created the federal government. They ceded limited powers to Congress which are spelled out in Article One, Section Eight. There is no power to require gun registration or licenses in the federal constitution. That is a power reserved to the states. Steve Chapman apparently has a peculiar Chicago, Illinois mentality, where the laws regarding gun carriage were recently declared unconstitutional by the Seventh Circuit and new laws mandated. This is the city where guns are controlled and there were more than 500 murders last year because law abiding citizens are unable to protect themselves. How did this absurd column get on Townhall anyway?

The debate on gun control lately has been going like this: Liberals propose various restrictions on allowable firearms, acceptable owners and approved ammunition. Conservatives exclaim, "Second Amendment!" And the debate, at least in the mind of the latter group, is over.

The Second Amendment, they believe, is not just one important provision of our basic government document. It's the first and last word on the subject of firearms.

Viewing the proposals offered since the Sandy Hook massacre, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., concludes the supporters intend "to completely GUT our Second Amendment rights." The Utah Sheriffs' Association warned President Barack...