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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    sure it does..because the 2nd is a restriction on the federal government.....show where in the general powers of congress article 1 section8 , where it has powers that deal into the personal life's of the people.
    show me how the sale of firearms is not considered an act of commerce?
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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How so? Where is it written that the personal opinion of somebody who lived in an America which for all practical purposes no longer exists suppose to carry all that weight today?
    anyone trained in the law who is tasked with interpreting say a contract that various parties claim is unclear, will certainly inquire into the mindset of the author.

    for example, If my grandfather's will said Turtle shall inherit my favorite car and when he died, he had 15 cars including a million dollar Bugatti along with others less valuable, it would be in my interest to claim that his favorite car is that custom made Italian job while perhaps my cousin would claim its a cadillac since he gets second pick in the will

    if my lawyer produces dozens of letters where my grandfather tells other people that his favorite vehicle is the Bugatti, that certainly would weigh heavily in any judge or jury's decision on the matter



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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is stupid on two counts

    shall not be infringed means no such laws

    and since congress was not delegated the power to make those laws

    you fail again

    you seem to labor under the statist delusion that if congress is not absolutely totally and completely forbidden from doing something it can do that

    can congress degree how long a skirt your would be girl friend can wear? there is no constitutional prohibition on such a law in the bill of rights


    or what color underwear you must wear while in federal court?
    and whose authority is it to determine what are infringements to the constitution? you?
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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    show me how the sale of firearms is not considered an act of commerce?
    you have been schooled on why that is a dishonest question

    you avoided it the first time so I have to assume its now a dilatory and dishonest question

    show me where an act of individual commerce was intended to covered by federal action and why this power was not apparent until Wickard



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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    anyone trained in the law who is tasked with interpreting say a contract that various parties claim is unclear, will certainly inquire into the mindset of the author.

    for example, If my grandfather's will said Turtle shall inherit my favorite car and when he died, he had 15 cars including a million dollar Bugatti along with others less valuable, it would be in my interest to claim that his favorite car is that custom made Italian job while perhaps my cousin would claim its a cadillac since he gets second pick in the will

    if my lawyer produces dozens of letters where my grandfather tells other people that his favorite vehicle is the Bugatti, that certainly would weigh heavily in any judge or jury's decision on the matter
    I fully agree with your example about giving away your property and who should get it.

    But I think your answer does not really speak to the issue I raised. I ask again - Where is it written that the personal opinion of somebody who lived in an America which for all practical purposes no longer exists suppose to carry all that weight today?
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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and whose authority is it to determine what are infringements to the constitution? you?
    LOL, I guess the concept of being a citizen is something you cannot understand. This country was founded on private citizens who determined that the King of England had infringed on their natural rights as free men

    and what authority causes one to adopt the cloak of a running dog for government?



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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    show me how the sale of firearms is not considered an act of commerce?
    simple.... because it says commerce "among the states"......does it say "among the people"...no

    as stated many times the constitution is about federalism the separation of powers between the federal government and the states, its not about the federal government and the people.


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    The defect of power in the existing confederacy, to regulate the commerce between its several members, is in the number of those which have been clearly pointed out by experience. To the proofs and remarks which former papers have brought into view on this subject, it may be added, that without this supplemental provision, the great and essential power of regulating foreign commerce, would have been incompleat, and ineffectual. A very material object of this power was the relief of the States which import and export through other States, from the improper contributions levied on them by the latter. Were these at liberty to regulate the trade between State and State, it must be foreseen that ways would be found out, to load the articles of import and export, during the passage through their jurisdiction, with duties which would fall on the makers of the latter, and the consumers of the former. We may be assured by past experience, that such a practice would be introduced by future contrivances; and both by that and a common knowledge of human affairs, that it would nourish unceasing animosities, and not improbably terminate in serious interruptions of the public tranquility. To those who do not view the question through the medium of passion or of interest, the desire of the commercial States to collect in any form, an indirect revenue from their uncommercial neighbours, must appear not less impolitic than it is unfair; since it would stimulate the injured party, by resentment as well as interest, to resort to less convenient channels for their foreign trade. But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamours of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.


    the commerce clause of the Constitution is to grant the federal government the power to regulate commerce laws the states create, in order to prevent trade wars and barriers......it has nothing to do with personal life's of the people

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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post

    show me where an act of individual commerce was intended to covered by federal action and why this power was not apparent until Wickard
    1- how is anybody suppose to show you that even if such complete records of the constitutional convention existed - which they do not?

    2- why would it matter?
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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I fully agree with your example about giving away your property and who should get it.

    But I think your answer does not really speak to the issue I raised. I ask again - Where is it written that the personal opinion of somebody who lived in an America which for all practical purposes no longer exists suppose to carry all that weight today?
    uh that is not relevant. what is relevant is what did the founders intend for the 2A to do



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    Re: Do you think the second amendment needs amended?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    1- how is anybody suppose to show you that?

    2- why would it matter?
    uh because we are demonstrating that the Democrats have twisted and mutated the words and intent and force of the Constitution



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