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The Complex Truth About the Second Amendment

Selek Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:16 AM
One further note: While Chapman glibly pontificates "Until 2008, the Supreme Court had never interpreted it to protect an individual right to own or use guns for self-defense.", he conveniently omits three crucal facts. First, he deceitfully omits the fact that the question was not even RAISED during the first TWO CENTURIES this country existed. Until the gun grabbers started depriving citizens of their rights , the courts saw no NEED to explain the patently obvious. Second, he cleverly omits the fact that the ruling came in a case which revolved around the notion that private homeowners HAD no Second Amendement right to own a gun.

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...