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Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?

January 29th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?

If you have seen this and voted, GREAT, if you haven’t, PLEASE vote!! I was a *no-brainer* for me, and should be for any thinking person, but we ALL know that there are many brainless moonbats out there. Here’s a chance to combat those moonbats!

Please vote on this gun issue, 2nd Amendment question on USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time.

Then pass the link on to all the pro gun folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.

First – vote on this one.

Second – launch it to other folks and have THEM vote – then we will see if the results get published.

Vote in the USA Today poll – click on the link below.

The Question is:
Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?

USATODAY.com – Quick Question- VOTE HERE

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12 Responses to “Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?”

  1. comment number 1 by: CavMom

    It has not progessed very far (yet)… But, have you read H.R.45?

    Bad link… ~Admin~

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    I finally figured out why liberals have such a hard time comprehending the 2nd Amendment. I just ran a Flesch-Kincaid grade level reading test on it and it’s written at a 12.4 reading grade level. It’s evident that the liberals and majority of Democrat lawyers inhabiting the Halls of Congress can’t comprehend written English at that grade level.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    CavMom, Read about it and posted too, several times, here and on the gun forum…

  4. comment number 4 by: Hyunchback

    In one sense the “true” answer to the USAToday poll is “No”.

    The 2nd Amendment does not grant a right. It recognizes it.

    If it granted the right then repealing the amendment would remove the right.

    If the right exists independent of the Constitution then it is inalienable.

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    Does it exist independent of the constitution? That is an interesting proposition…

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    So, where does that *right* actually exist?? For me, it is a belief in my heart and in my mind. But, WHO bestowed us WITH that right?? Inalienable or otherwise, it had to come from somewhere.

    And frankly, I don’t see it as a decree from God.

  6. comment number 6 by: Patrick Sperry

    Here’s my take on it. The term “inalienable rights” is in the Declaration of Independence.

    The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, are an expression of the Declaration. At least that is how I was taught.

    Before our Founders rebelled, and the United States was formed there was what was called the “Rights of Englishmen.” Those rights had been in place since the Magna Carta had been written, and there, it is stated as a God given right, to possess arms for the common and personal defense. Those were “individual rights.” Granted, the belief was “God given” but the King didn’t see it that way. So it was written down in the common language of the times.

    Our entire Bill of Rights is based upon those very same beliefs. Those are individual rights belonging to everyone, and are not granted by any king, government, or authority.

    And please, don’t come back with the “limited rights” argument expressed as by shouting fire in a crowded theater is a crime. If the damned thing is in fact on fire it’s your civic duty to warn others of the danger.


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  8. comment number 8 by: BobF

    “So, where does that *right* actually exist?? For me, it is a belief in my heart and in my mind. But, WHO bestowed us WITH that right?? Inalienable or otherwise, it had to come from somewhere.”

    Sounds exactly like that video I posted on what Ted Nugent said concerning inaliable rights.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_QjEL0uUgo

  9. comment number 9 by: Mattexian

    It’s got 924K+ votes, with 97% saying “yes”, tho I am a little bothered that the date for this in the URL is November ’07, if I’m reading it right.Hell, even if it is current, I seriously doubt they’d print the results, arguing that they’re loaded by all the pro-gun blogs encouraging voting on it. (Nevermind the Antis could do the same the other way!)

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Yeah, well, it may not be that current, but it’s fun taking up USA Today’s space letting the libbernuts see the obvious..

  11. comment number 11 by: Shooterman

    Duh, I can not believe how many DS’s said yes. Neither the Second Amendment nor the Constitution, gives, grants, allows, or any other stupid word, the right to keep and bear arms. It enumerates and guarantees the existing right only.

  12. comment number 12 by: TexasFred

    comment number 11 by: Shooterman
    Today at 6:04 PM (54 minutes ago) e

    Duh, I can not believe how many DS’s said yes. Neither the Second Amendment nor the Constitution, gives, grants, allows, or any other stupid word, the right to keep and bear arms. It enumerates and guarantees the existing right only.

    And we have a winner!! :P