[Homestead] Supreme Court and gun question Re: Was Video about Obama
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Apr 2 20:47:22 EDT 2008
On Apr 1, 2008, at 12:54 PM, clhw wrote:
> Washington, DC has banned private ownership of handguns. At this
> point, the
> transcripts of the Supremes' questionings indicate that the Nine are
> inclined to say that the Second Amendment is supporting individual
> ownership and bearing of arms and that the city and/or state cannot
> that right.
That is what seems to be their position and I am glad of it. Frankly,
I do not believe that the wording of the 2nd Amendment gives we
individual citizens the right to bear arms, because, even knowing the
antiquated way those founders wrote, the sentence, with a comma, ties
the right to the militias. I think the apparent position of the
Supremes reflects their understanding that if they ruled against the
individual right, militia or no militia, they might well foster a
revolution. An armed revolution.
So they will finesse the written decision to meet, not the meaning of
the founders, but the will of the people.
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