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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    yes, but that authority is not cited in the Constitution, only in the Declaration of Independence.
    Even if that were true, who cares?

    It exists non the less.

    The right to keep and carry existed millennia before the Constitution, and will exist millennia after.

    The people themselves have the right to overthrow an existing government and reorganize themselves however they see best.

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Even if that were true, who cares?

    It exists non the less.

    The right to keep and carry existed millennia before the Constitution, and will exist millennia after.

    The people themselves have the right to overthrow an existing government and reorganize themselves however they see best.
    Several posts in this thread credit the second amendment with the implication that it justifies violent overthrow. The only historical document which deals with the issue at all is the Declaration of Independence, which is not a legal document, just a letter to King George. There have been strict laws throughout history regarding the personal ownership of weapons, especially high tech weapons.
    The people do NOT have the right to overthrow an existing government on an individual basis. A well organized group of committed rebels has the right to TRY to overthrow the government, but that does not make them patriots. As you remember, it was tried one time in American history and, fortunately for us all, failed. And I say that as a Southerner, whose great grandfather fought at Chickamauga.

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    WillRockwell,

    I will take Valparaiso Univiversity Law Review's analysis over your opinion on this matter, I think.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    WillRockwell,

    I will take Valparaiso Univiversity Law Review's analysis over your opinion on this matter, I think.
    does that even mean anything?

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Sorry to disillusion you and all the others who long for an armed patriotic revolution, but our founding fathers did not write the Second Amendment to give the masses the opportunity to come shoot them if they felt the need. The Second Amendment was put in the constitution to guarantee a supply of soldiers for the army (militia). Period.



    Army =\= militia, you know that right?


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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Sorry to disillusion you and all the others who long for an armed patriotic revolution, but our founding fathers did not write the Second Amendment to give the masses the opportunity to come shoot them if they felt the need. The Second Amendment was put in the constitution to guarantee a supply of soldiers for the army (militia). Period.
    Umm how wrong can you get?

    Firstly a militia is not an army and secondly many of the FF's explicitly stated they meant for it to be used to restrain gov't tyranny.

    The bill of rights was forced into the constitution by the anti-federalists who did not trust the federal gov't.
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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    many of the FF's explicitly stated they meant for it to be used to restrain gov't tyranny.
    link please?

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    link please?
    Well the fact you don't know this speaks volumes but quotes are easily available.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/newrep...y&p=1057944076
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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Well the fact you don't know this speaks volumes but quotes are easily available.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/newrep...y&p=1057944076
    The fact that you have not provided a link speaks volumes. If you can show in the Constitution or Bill of Rights where the Founding Fathers encouraged armed insurrection, I'll be happy to apologize in public. Either **** or get off the pot.

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    Re: Why does the 2nd Amendment protect the Right to Arms?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    The fact that you have not provided a link speaks volumes. If you can show in the Constitution or Bill of Rights where the Founding Fathers encouraged armed insurrection, I'll be happy to apologize in public. Either **** or get off the pot.
    What are you talking about? I provided a link and I never claimed it was in the constitution. You are a way off target and talking rubbish.
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