27 words in the second amendment and the main phrase that stands out is well regulated militia.
Yes it does state the right to bear arms but according to my reading a militia is considered able bodied men that are necessary to the security of a free state. Under this meaning are individuals considered well regulated militia?
The Naturalization Act of 1906 added to the Oath of Allegiance the section of the oath requiring new citizens to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
The Oath of Enlistment - I, _____, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
Article VI of the Constitution requires Officials to take an oath “to support this Constitution.” I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
The Founders, and those who shaped the country thereafter, recognized the necessity of the people to be able to defend the Constitution, which guaranteed them their freedoms and liberties, by force if necessary.
When they take away the people's rights to bear arms, they take away the people's ability to defend the Constitution from those that would want to rid this nation of it.
Militaries can, and often do, take control of nations, we have seen this recently in many nations in South America.
Whether it is an invading Army, a Military Coup, or a common criminal invading your home. You have little chance of fighting for your life or your liberties if you aren't armed.
I question how anyone can read the 2nd Amendment and call it clear and well written.
It's so garbled that it's no surprise this country has been arguing about it since the beginning.
Yes, some people think that the 2nd allows the right to bear arms with a well-regulated militia. Some also think the well-regulated militia is the National Guard.
Personally, I also read it that way, but Supreme Courts are reluctant to go that far.
by Credence2 21 months ago
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by ga anderson 2 years ago
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by Paul Wingert 9 years ago
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by Michael Loranzan 3 years ago
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by Justin Earick 5 years ago
And what makes some believe that they can take down most well-funded and -armed military in the world with shotguns and assault rifles?
by Mike Russo 3 years ago
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