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The 2nd Amendment-- The Facts........
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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

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

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

Now, for the legal definition of militia, from the Federal Code: 10 USC Sec. 311 (01-16-96) .


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

Now, what some Doctors have to say: violence.txt at

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

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

Funk N.W. U. Journal of Law and Criminology

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

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

Now, for the organizations: (National Rifle Association) Home Page
Gun Owners of America

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

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"...
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10045Its a totally ridiculous idea for a law all the way around No longer signifiesJoe Btfsplk-November 17
10044New Bill Would Get Financial Institutions Involved in Gun Control By Robert VerTimF-November 16
10043The meaning of the phrase "well-regulated" in the 2nd amendment From:TimF1November 4
10042[graphic] reddit.comTimF1September 11
10041Got to the range yesterday to sight in new Ruger MPR. mounted ancient Burris 3xShoot1st-August 30
10040I'll do that and for now I'll give a short report on the base model. 850Shoot1st-August 21
10039Give us a report when you get to shoot it.TimF-August 21
10038This new baby just arrived today at my local FFL..... say hi to daddy....... yShoot1st-August 21
10037Maryland’s gun permit system is challenged — and it’s probably unconstitutional TimF-August 21
10036nice find Joe. it almost looks like they have a 2nd amendment there. laws aren&#grusum-May 29
10035[youtube video]Joe Btfsplk1May 29
10034[youtube video]Joe Btfsplk3May 2
10033NRA Board in Executive Session LTC(R) Ollie North announced yesterday that Tom Clarke-April 30
10032The current status of UK knife control [graphic] I haven't confiTimF1April 20
10031Federal Judge Rules New York’s Dumb ‘Gravity Knife’ Law Is Unconstitutionally VaTimF-March 29
10030[graphic] reddit.comTimF-March 29
10029Judge says New York’s stun gun ban is unconstitutional By CHRIS CAROLA March 22,TimF-March 22
10028House passes measure to allow concealed carry on campuses by ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, TimF2February 28
10027what a great find Joe! thanks for posting it...grusum-February 25
10026The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings - Foundation for EconomicJoe Btfsplk1February 25
10025Uh-Oh Bipartisan Support for New Federal Gun Controls Is a Red Flag [graphic] Joe Btfsplk-12/28/2018
10024[facebook video] Joe Btfsplk111/17/2018
10023[youtube video] youtube.comTimF-11/13/2018
10022Woman saves her own life during road rage attack on I-5 Share Neeka28/19/2018
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