Category Archives: Second Amendment

Sunday Morning Constitution Lesson, Second Amendment Chapter

This video clip is pretty much self explanatory: Judge Laurence Silberman wrote the decision that overturned the District of Columbia’s handgun ban, and his comments reflect the best modern scholarship on the intent of the Second Amendment. That makes it … Continue reading

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So That's What They Call Those Odd Commas

As we all know, or should know, the ratified version of the Second Amendment reads: “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 … Continue reading

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JUSTICE STORY ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Joseph Story was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 until 1845. Justice Story wrote about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in his book, “A Familiar Exposition of The Constitution of the United … Continue reading

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A GOOD READ AT SECOND CITY COP

And an extra wide sweep of the Stetson to Second City Cop, for this posting. I will not spoil your pleasure – but it is well worth the time it takes to read it. Stranger

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A MAJORITY OF CONGRESS

Signed an amicus brief Supporting the NRA’s Position in the Chicago Supreme Court Case. The issue is whether the Second Amendment is binding on state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment. A majority of Congress agrees that it is. … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT OF FREE MEN

Is the “right to keep and bear arms.” It is also the right to mount an effective resistance to an invader – or to a ruler that has become obnoxious. Both modern scholarship and a careful reading of the Founder’s … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT OF FREE MEN

Is the “right to keep and bear arms.” It is also the right to mount an effective resistance to an invader – or to a ruler that has become obnoxious. Both modern scholarship and a careful reading of the Founder’s … Continue reading

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CIFTA PUTS THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN JEOPARDY

I blogged about the CIFTA convention back in April, here: http://tinyurl.com/mx6r8u David Kopel points out that CIFTA is a blueprint for dismantling the Second Amendment, here: http://www.davekopel.com/2A/Mags/oas-treaty.htm Kopel gives a much better rundown of this threat than I did, so … Continue reading

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HOW OLD IS THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS?

The fraternal twin of the “Right of Free Men to Keep and Bear Arms,” “The Right of Kings to Disarm and Enslave Subjects,” certainly dates back more than 3,000 years. Inscribed references to Kings disarming and enslaving subjects predate the … Continue reading

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