Saturday, June 28, 2008

The 2nd Amendment

Somehow I doubt that in a society where significant numbers of people got some amount of their food from hunting, the people in power wouldn't recognize a fundamental right to bear arms but instead just recognize the right of states to basically have their own versions of the national guard. The Supreme Court has just confirmed this. Good for them. The argument against gun rights based not on some sort of actual reasoning based on gun safety but on a tortuous reading of the language of the 2nd Amendments deserves to not be taken seriously. Even if this is what in fact the Bill of Rights was saying there would still, in my opinion, be a fundamental right of folks to own guns, although not without potential restrictions.

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