Jun 27

2nd Amendment Really Is About An Individual Right

Tag: guns,legalities,politicsDonna B. @ 1:38 am

My headline originally used the word “confer” in stating what the 2nd Amendment does. But that is wrong — the Bill of Rights enumerates rights already possessed and limits the government’s ability to take them away.

It’s not that legislatures won’t try and judges won’t agree with them. Or that legislatures will try to make laws that further insure these rights and judges will disagree with them. The Constitution may not be a “living” document, but interpretation and (misinterpretation) of it are alive and well.

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3 Responses to “2nd Amendment Really Is About An Individual Right”

  1. Jeff says:

    This is landmark stuff. It took the entire life of our country to finally get this first step decided.

  2. Talina says:

    Good read! Individual rights and the lack thereof get my blood boiling…

  3. Donna B. says:

    You’re right, Jeff. It’s rather amazing isn’t it? And thanks Talina!