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The Most Important Amendment

nimh2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 6:51 AM
Not true, Mr Galen. 50 caliber machine guns SHOULD be "protected". The 1934 "National Firearms Act" is, on its face, unconstitutional because it restricts weapons that are in "normal military use", the kind of weapons that should be most protected.
rficara Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:16 PM
I know one Class 3 dealer with numerous mini-guns, BARs, Gatlings, and a howitzer. ALL exactly what the Framers wanted to People to retain.

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:20 AM
In US v Miller,SCOTUS asked if a short-barreled shotgun was a weapon that a militia would commonly use,implying that arms protected by the 2nd Amendment were arms a militia would use. AR-15's,M-16's and AK-47s would be ordinary militia arms,and "hi-capacity magazines" also would be protected.

the purpose of the Second is for the citizenry to be able to form and act in militias,with their own arms,arms similar to what the Regular military had in use AT THAT TIME.
the gov''t was expressly forbidden to infringe on that right to be armed.

Also,the ENTIRE constitution is a limit on government. NOT any limit on the People.

We all know the term "The Bill of Rights" which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution although few of us (including me) could name them.

Hint: None of them start "Thou shalt not …" Rather they tend to start "The Government (or Congress) shalt not …" Keep that in mind.

The First Amendment is a catch-all of rights upon which the Congress may not trample: It protects an individual's freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and to petition the government.

The American press...

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