The Meaning of the Words in the Second Amendment
This came as something of a shock to most people, but not to those of us who remembered Wayne LaPierre’s speech to CPAC two years earlier. (This was a year after he’d explained to that same audience that Adam Lanza’s unfortunate exercise of his Second Amendment rights was just part of the price of freedom in this country.) more than two years before the new president* had.
Christian Mercenary: The Second Amendment Is A Test
The two opposing interpretations of the SecondAmendment involve whether the Amendment guarantees the right of individuals tokeep and bear arms or whether it guarantees the states freedom from federalgovernment infringement on this right.
Ever since Adam Lanza opened fire five years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, I have been struck by the argument implicit in all the rhetoric directed at defending this country’s lubriciously insane love of its firearms. It caught fire almost immediately. Wayne LaPierre, the spokesman for the National Rifle Association, the pre-eminent lobbying organization for weapons manufacturers, in the immediate aftermath of Lanza’s unfortunate exercise of his Second Amendment freedoms:
A couple of thoughts about the Second Amendment and gun control
Both of these men have been proven wrong, most recently , when a 64-year old man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people gathered for a country music concert. At this writing on Monday morning, 50 people were dead and several hundred wounded. (Editor's note: As of 11:42 a.m., 58 people are dead and 515 wounded.) The number of the dead almost assuredly will rise. This makes Paddock’s unfortunate exercise of his Second Amendment freedoms the deadliest mass shooting in history. This makes Paddock’s unfortunate exercise of his Second Amendment freedoms the 273rd mass shooting in the United States this year.
Second Amendment - First thoughts about
In that case, the Court ruled that the"obvious purpose" of the Second Amendment was to "assure thecontinuation and render possible the effectiveness" of the state militia.
One, linguist's, thoughts, on, the, Second, Amendment,
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that not only was the ordinance valid,but there was no individual right to keep and bear arms under the SecondAmendment (
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikiquote
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
Co-author of the Second Amendment
during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788 "A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves "
writing in , Letter XVIII, May, 1788."The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In every case, up until March of1999 (see below), the courts decided that the Second Amendment refers to theright to keep and bear arms only in connection with a state militia.