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  •  Seems to me... (0+ / 0-)

    that the wording of the 2nd Amendment offers Congress a highway to ways to constrain guns.

    "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state..."

    Congress is the obvious entity with the authority to establish standards for what a well regulated militia looks like. Who may be part of it, what they must do in order to qualify as well regulated--and therefore within the constraints of the initial clause of the amendment, which only then opens out into the right to keep and bear arms.

    Ban?

    No.

    Limits, regulations, etc? Absolutely.

    "Be just and good." John Adams to Thomas Jefferson

    by ogre on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:16:26 AM PST

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