by Dave LaCourse
Since the Second Amendment and the Emerson case are being debated on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Web site as part of their Sovereign Citizen board at http://webcenter.aclu.boards.aol.com/aclu/brdlist.mbl?boardId=436480 , I thought it would only be fair to post on-line some information on the ACLU and their position on the Second Amendment.
The Second [...]
by Dave LaCourse
By Dave LaCourse
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads that:
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.
Gun control advocates declare that this Amendment is only a “collective right” given to [...]
Chuck Klein is a member of the Enquirer’s Local Voices panel,
which contributes columns to the opinion pages twice a week.
Does the Second Amendment and/or the Ninth Amendment acknowledge an unconditional right to keep and bear arms? The answer is both yes and no.
The controversy of the Second Amendment exists because, erroneously, some have insisted [...]
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HOT: EMERSON WAS CONVICTED AT TRIAL IN TEXAS FOLLOWING A DENIAL OF HIS APPEAL BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. MOTIONS FOR JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL WERE FILED AND APPEALS ARE EXPECTED! ! !
HOT: EMERSON DEFENSE FUND CONTINUES! ! [...]
NEW: LIBERALS HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT
NEW: ACLU & the SECOND AMENDMENT
1. Gun-grabbers: masters of the New Plantation – by Vin Suprynowicz. Great Article!
2. The two most threadbare ‘gun control’ lies – by Vin Suprynowicz. Vin’s First Article mentioning Professor Akhil Reed Amar and his support for the individual right under the Second [...]
“If this now flourishing City, and greatly improving Colony, is destroy’d and ruin’d,
it will not be for want of Numbers of Inhabitants able to bear Arms in its defence.
‘Tis computed that we have at least (exclusive of Quakers) 60,000 Fighting Men,
acquainted with Fire-Arms, many of them Hunters and Marksmen, hardy and bold.”
Benjamin Franklin (1747), B.F. [...]
HENRY CAMPBELL BLACK, M. A.
Author of Black’s Law Dictionary, and of Treatises on judgments, Tax
Titles, Constitutional Prohibitions, Etc.
ST. PAUL, MINN.
WEST PUBLISHING. CO.
DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES.
1. Constitutional Law Defined.
2-3. Constitution Defined.
4. Meaning of “Constitutional” and “Unconstitutional.”
5. Written and Unwritten Constitutions.
6. Constitutions not the Source of Rights.
7. Bills of Rights.
8. Right of Revolution.
9. Political and Personal [...]
Repeating Firearms Predate the Second Amendment
This is a copy of a recent e-mail on whether the Founders of our country could have envisioned the types of modern firearms of today. It dispels the myth that the Founders had “no idea” that such weaponry could be created in the future.
Both the ideas and the technology already [...]
by William G. Dennis
Since this article was written, armed paramilitary groups that call themselves “militias” have been prominent in the news. The author does not contest the right of these groups to label themselves as they please. But neither this article nor the general body of scholarship on the Second Amendment uses that term to [...]
Sources on the Second Amendment and Rights to Keep and Bear Arms in Key Documents, Court Cases & Constitutions
Prof. Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School
I. Text of the Second Amendment and Related Contemporaneous Provisions
II. Calls for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms from State Ratification Conventions
III. “The Right of the People” in Other Bill of Rights Provisions
IV. Some Other Contemporaneous Constitutional Provisions With a Similar Grammatical Structure
V. 18th- and 19th-Century Commentary
A. William [...]