The recent Yellowdog Granny post contained a clip about the ‘Right to bear arms.” We constantly hear the idiot right parrot the Second Amendment without actually understanding the context.
Got deferment from military because he craps the bed.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. free State
Adopted in 1791, the Second Amendment was written for that time and place. In 1791 the
did not have a large standing army nor military reserve units as exist
today. In case of military necessity men
could be conscripted for a militia and would be expected to furnish their own
weaponry. Thus, in lieu of a standing
army it was important that citizens be allowed to own firearms – a right not
granted the average citizen of Britain.
The intention was never to arm citizens for the eventual overthrow of the Constitutional government, but to guarantee the ability to quickly raise an armed militia.
Today we have a standing Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and Military Reserve Units and a military industrial complex that could easily arm the entire world. There is no longer a need for the Second Amendment: the need for citizens to own military style weapons does not exist.
The Second Amendment should be revised to allow citizens to own firearms for home protection and sporting purposes – but restrict all large capacity automatic and semi-automatic military style weaponry.
It is only common sense: but there is the rub.