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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:07 AM
"Interpretation and application of the Constitution is never as cut and dry as Conservatives like to pretend." So says the Amicable. And this begs the question. The very issue is whether the constitution means what is says, and whether supreme court justices should simply give us the benefit of their vast wisdom and do what they believe to be correct. This issue (judicial activism) is a slam dunk. The amendment process is available so that necessary change can be made to meet new circumstances. Circumventing this process, no matter who does it, is tantamount to tyranny. This is not exaggeration, it's simple fact. Check the dictionary. Anybody interested read Thomas Sowell's "Judicial Activism Re-visited."

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...