Skip to main content

View Diary: Midday open thread (58 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  NRA (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    hnichols, Gooserock

    The NRA whines endlessly about the slippery slope erosion of the 2nd amendment. I posit that the opposite is true. The American public has allowed the NRA to push us down the slippery slope of lost personal security and allowed the NRA terrorists to intimidate us with evermore draconian security risks in the name of constitutional rights.

    Where are our rights to be in a safe environment free of gun violence?  To be free of intimidation from an angry gun carrying neighborhood thug?

    Let me posit a layman's legal thought I've had about the 2nd amendment.
    "A well REGULATED Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State. the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed"

    Note in Article 1 Section 8, it reads:
    "To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress,"

    The body of the Constitution delegates to Congress the right to organize and disciplining the Militia. So what is the constitutional problem with Congress regulating the licensing of gun owners (in the Militia), registration of all firearms (arming) and prohibition of arms that are by overwhelming evidence more destructive to society than protective?

    •  The Problem is That We Have to Use the KRATS' (0+ / 0-)

      Constitution, and they struck that part down.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:52:06 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site