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  •  The SC is neither the equal of nor superior to (5+ / 0-)

    the Constitution.

    This is the Constitution:

    Art. I., S. 8., C. 16.  The Congress shall have Power To provide for . . . ARMING . . . the Militia.

    Your fidelity to the rule of law is your effort to circumvent it be resorting to irrelevant English law.

    And, of course, you embrace Dred Scott, Bush v. Gore and Citizens United.

    But reject the half of Heller that correctly holds that gun control is Constitutional -- contrary to the fact that the Founders/Framers engaged in every degree of gun control, including "gun-grabbing":

    An Ordinance Respecting the Arms of Non-Associators.

      Whereas the non-associators in this state have either refused or neglected to deliver up their arms according to the resolves of the honorable Continental Congress and the assembly of Pennsylvania, and effectual measures have not been taken to carry the said resolves into execution:
      [Section I.]  Be it therefore ordained by the authority of this Convention, That the colonel or next officer in command of every band of militia in this state is hereby authorized, empowered and required to collect, receive and take all the arms in his district or township nearest to such officer which are in the hands of non-associators in the most expeditious and effectual manner in his power, and shall give to the owners receipts for such arms, specifying the amount of the appraisement; and such as can be repaired shall with all possible dispatch be rendered fit for service, and the value according to the appraisement of all such arms, together with the repairs and transportation, shall be paid to the officers by the treasurer on the order of the council of safety for the use of the owners and defraying the charges.
      [Section II.]  And be it further ordained, That the same arms shall be appraised by any three reputable freeholders appointed by the commanding officer; but if the owner of any arms shall neglect or refuse to apply for such money within six months the same shall be applied towards the repairs of the arms; and the colonels are hereby authorized to draw for the necessary sums of money for the purposes aforesaid on the council of safety.
      [Section III.]  And it is further ordained, That the colonels aforesaid shall arm the associators with the said arms and keep an account to whom they are delivered and return the same to the council of safety; and every associator shall be answerable for such ares of the value unless lost or destroyed by some unavoidable accident or in actual service.
      [Section IV.]  And be it further ordained, That in case any arms so collected shall not be worth repairing, the same shall be laid by until such time as may be thought proper by the committee of the county to return them to the owners.  

    Passed July 19, 1776.

     

    Statutes at Large of the State of Pennsylvania, Vol. IX.

    This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

    by JJustin on Tue May 20, 2014 at 04:44:51 PM PDT

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