Monday, February 04, 2013

The 2nd Amendment Does Not Mean What the NRA Says it Means

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

The best case for birth control is the alarming rate at which morons proliferate! An alarming number of them grow up to join the NRA! An example is Wayne LaPierre the NRA's Liar and Chief about whom it is said on the internet:
"Wayne Lapierre of the NRA says that President Obama may have planned the events in Newtown to dismantle our 2nd Amendment."
This is absurd on every level. Obama does not have to dismantle the 2nd --as some have proposed! The 2nd has never meant what the NRA has said it meant anyway. Secondly, the NRA never quotes the whole article. The NRA quotes only the part they like. They are CROOKS!

Following is the 2nd as passed by the Congress:
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.
Here is the 2nd as it was ratified by the states and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson who was at the time Secretary of State:
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.
In every draft the 'right' of gun ownership is recognized but only within the context of a 'well-regulated' militia. That fact was affirmed in very nearly those words by the only SCOTUS decision that directly addresses the 'interpretation' of the 2nd Amendment. That case is U.S. v Miller:
In the absence of any evidence tending to show that possession or use of a "shotgun having a barrel of less than eighteen inches in length" at this time has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument.

--307 U.S. 174, United States v. Miller, APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS, No. 696 Argued: March 30, 1939 --- Decided: May 15, 1939
A final observation: we know that the NRA, perhaps to a person, are liars as well as gun obsessed psychopaths; the many ad hominem attacks that various NRA psychopaths have leveled at me only proves what I have said about them. Those inarticulate, odious and inflammatory attacks prove that the NRA cannot be TRUSTED with a gun of any type. Furthermore, those fallacious and inflammatory attacks, often threatening, are not protected free speech and will be deleted! Comprende?


Anonymous said...

here's a really good example of a well regulated militia that skipped the sensitivity sessions on the 4th and 5th amendments...

and the Boots Made for Walking song...cute eh...?


Anonymous said...

I try and catch up with your writings once a week. Always on point, we need more voices like yours to write sense, for the msm has failed and failed miserably in the last 30 years.

Also I like to read pro libertate blog, I think you will like it.

BTW, it's impossible (almost) to get that captcha correct, This is my 11th try to post a comment

Len Hart said...

An observation: this article is NOT about whether I 'like' or don't like guns! In fact, growing up in West Texas, I am DAMN good with a gun. But I am not a fanatic, nor am I an NRA liar and kiss up like the IDIOT Ted Nugent.

It's about the LAW!! And it's obvious that the NRA has no respect for the law, else the NRA and all its stupid minions would not persist in LYING about the Second Amendment.

I have yet to meet an NRA (member or shill) who was prepared to CITE the entire law. They OMIT almost 1/2 of it.

I SAY THAT THAT IS DISHONEST! I merely proves that they are ---to a person --the liars and crooks that I have always said that they were.

CLUE: Even the SUPREME COURT has said that you may NOT leave out, omit, or ignore any part of any law and, with respect to the Second, that part that is OMITTED, IGNORED and/or LIED ABOUT is the part that puts ALL OF IT in context, i.,e the

"well regulated militia, being necessary for the defense of a free state..."

For leaving that part out, I am calling the NRA a pack of fucking liars!

damien said...

Len, hello again. Can you help me out please? I seem to recall some effort by the Republicans back in the 60s or early 70s to organize in the southern states and establish a Republican dominance of politics through an alignment of business, media and think tanks. It was particularly tied up with the idea of starting up think tanks and taking over the media. You may recall what I'm referring to. Did you do any posts on that or have you any links that could help me?

Many thanks -- Damien

Len Hart said...

Damien, the closest thing to what you describe would be Nixon's 'SOUTHERN STRATEGY'! It was the brainchild of Kevin Phillips. As strategist for Nixon, Phillips discovered that there were more bigot and extreme right-wing votes down south than there were MODERATE Republican votes up north! If you google 'SOUTHERN STRATEGY', you are sure to get enough sources to write your own book on it. In my opinion, 'Southern Strategy' is the origin of an increasingly nutty/radical/dishonest GOP,i.e, the GOP that would seek out bigots, war mongers, criminals and enemies of education. What happened in Texas was but a variation of it. All Tom DeLay had to do (while still in the State House O'Reps) was gerrymander the state. Here's a link to some more info that may be useful: The New Southern Strategy

damien said...

Thanks, Len. Much appreciated. The Southern Strategy was one of the strands I was thinking of. The other was the Powell Manifesto. These two programs -- for the Republicans to garner the rednecks in the South, and for Conservative think tanks and the business community to take control of the media and economic debate -- have brought us to where we are today with climate change denialists, Creationists, Tea Party and Libertarian idiots spouting economic garbage, all in bed with Corporate America and the US hard Right. Bad news, I'm afraid.

You might also be interested in this

Thanks -D

Len Hart said...

Here's a link to a video of Bill Moyers' interview with Kevin Phillips re: SOUTHERN STRATGEY ...

Anonymous said...


The 2nd amendment was specifically written to protect the right of Individual citizens to bear arms. The writings of the founders, especially Thomas Jefferson make that crystal clear. There was a faction that wanted it otherwise. They were not in the majority. You can whine all day long but unless you can get the states to change it you are won't be able to decide for the rest of us whether or not we wish to be properly armed.

Len Hart said...


You are an IDIOT!

You know nothing about the law and obviously --you cannot fucking READ!

I cited U.S. v Miller --a decision of the Supreme Court which explicit says that the right to "keep and bear arms" is contextual and the context is: A WELL REGULATED MILITIA.

Read it!!! And STFU!

btw---because you are a MORON, I will give you a clue. You can look up U.S. v Miller at either FINDLAW (online) or the Cornell University Law Library.

If you repeat the same old shit on this thread, I will delete your lying, stupid ass!

Do you understand that much?

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

You're a great debater, Len.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Len Hart said...

Respectfully, Stephen, anyone trying to tell me that black is really while is either 1) stupid 2) color blind 3) just a run-o-the-mill wing nut lying bastard. I can think of no other explanations but insanity or crookedness for the fact that some one third of any population will deny the truth though it can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.