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Congress Shall Make No Law

Marc_H Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 11:32 AM
hey Rich you need to do some research like the SCOTUS case where it was determined that the Second Amendment was for us normal people to own military class weapons
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 1:18 PM
yeah but you ain't getting an A-bomb
Paul237 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 8:53 AM
Who in their right mind would want an a-bomb that's just dumb. Now I would be more than happy to take any good ol M-16 or an AR-15 mabe even an M1 Garand would be nice.
Idahoser Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 10:21 AM
the question was not who would want it. The question was who has the right to have them. The 2nd Amendment should have been a guarantee that the military could never outclass the citizenry.
Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 11:07 AM
I'd like a Sherman tank, please.
And no, I don't mind if my neighbor has one, too. Just so he doesn't do doughnuts in my front yard!
Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 11:10 AM
As well as providing the Army (etc.) a reserve of men-under-arms that could help defend the United States if we were invaded - as the British did in 1812, for example.

Like a Sheriff has a semi-civilian posse, if he needs it. Or a volunteer fire department to help the paid guys with big fires.
This is the full text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; the first of the Bill of Rights. Note the first clause, of the First Amendment:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

I wanted to get the specific language of what we generally refer to as the "Freedom of Religion" on the table, because...