"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, 1939A 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?