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"A well-regulated Militia, being necessary for the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. "

...2nd Amendment To the United States Constitution


Hmm. What does that mean in English? Go to: The Unabridged Second Amendment shadeslanding.com.

Personally, I think you can go to State firearm laws and get the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. All the states are listed at: State-by-State Firearm Laws nra.org.

For example:

From Indiana: "The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State." Article 1 Section 32.

Notice how the vast majority of State Constitutions make the Right a little clearer?

Now, for a good, if not long, treatise on the 2nd Amendment: The Embarrassing Second Amendment shadeslanding.com.

Now, for the legal definition of militia, from the Federal Code: 10 USC Sec. 311 (01-16-96)http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/10/311.shtml .

Interesting!

Now, what some people in Congress have to say: REPORT of the SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION nidlink.com.

Now, what some Doctors have to say: violence.txt at ca-rkba.org.

What do academics have to say? A great source for scholarship on the 2nd Amendment can be found at Second Amendment Law Library 2ndlawlib.org.

What about all the handgun deaths! Outlaw them! Well, let's have a look at some muses on this point:

Heartland Policy Study Taking Aim at Gun Control heartland.org

Funk N.W. U. Journal of Law and Criminology users.ox.ac.uk

Finally, the latest from the Supreme Court on it's ruling of the "Brady Bill". It was not argued as a 2nd Amendment issue, but as a 10th Amendment issue. Check it out: JAY PRINTZ, SHERIFF/CORONER, RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA, PETITIONER 95-1478 v. UNITED STATES RICHARD MACK, PETITIONER 95-1503 supct.law.cornell.edu.

Notice what Judge Thomas says at the end? Someday...

Now, for the organizations:

NRA.org (National Rifle Association) Home Page nra.org
Gun Owners of America gunowners.org

For a Pro/Con debate, visit PBS's FRONTLINE Guns Pro and Con pbs.org.

Finally, keep in mind that the U.N., yes the U.N., wants our guns. They actually have TOO many resolutions to list here. Just go to United Nations Home Page and do a search on "guns", "firearms", etc. A real "eye opener"... un.org
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9983 I live in eastern Washington. Our sheriff makes it easy and inexpensive to acAlan Smithee-yesterday
9982I didn't know SE Alaska had a 'gun violence' hang-up. When I lived ManyMoose1last Saturday
9981I had to search "bullet button" to find out what it was. I guess it TimF-January 2
9980California Ushers in 2018 with Ammunition Control It is January 1, 2018, which arno-January 2
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9978[youtube video] youtube.comTimF111/17/2017
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