There is no right to form or be a member of a militia, either a government formed one or private citizen initiated (see Presser v Illinois).
The 2nd Amendment doesn't "do" anything but redundantly forbid the federal government to exercise powers it was never granted.
I already have a license to own a gun; it's called a birth certificate.
state governments depending on what their state Constitution stated, determined gun laws.
however by the USSC making the decision, that all the states must adhere to the bill of rights, this then placed those same restrictions on state governments...making the 2nd supreme for the nation.
Last edited by Master PO; 10-07-14 at 02:58 PM.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
I would just add
"the following amendment, when exercised does not make you more patriotic, more brave or a 17th Century revolutionary when exercised"
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963