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Freedom Means Freedom

RodT Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 1:32 PM
We are told all the time (when speaking of immigration..) that Federal law trumps State law. The Constitution being the big dog when it comes to laws, and it states in very clear and simple language, in the 2nd amendment of the bill of rights, “the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” No mention of anyone’s ability to infringe because of their elected/appointed position or extreme intelligence. I guess it’s not beyond the purview of some politician to pass a law that citizens must arm themself for their own protection, since he know’s his public safety force is not adequate. The voters have the right to impeach the over reaching pol, but IMHO they are not infringing on the right to own a gun.
RodT Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 1:33 PM
Of course it will take years of debate of the meaning of “infringe” in the courts of our land to determine just what the founders had in mind. At least in the eyes of an enlightened liberal.

Some communities have considered -- or are even passing -- ordinances to make gun ownership mandatory.  Like the Supreme Court, I believe the Second Amendment is a fundamental right, and when the Framers said that it cannot be "infringed," they meant it.  

But that's a far cry from a government requiring citizens to make a purchase.  Indeed, one of the chief conservative objections to ObamaCare has been the individual mandate -- a requirement that citizens purchase health insurance.  Just because the Constitution...