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The 2nd Amendment is not amorphous. It is clear and concise. Via 200 years of liberal judicial constitutional interpretation, its meaning has eroded to the point that legal arguments over its current meaning cannot be understood without reference to case law. The result is a complete bastardization of our rights. The same can be said for most, if not all, provisions of our great Constitution, most notably the Commerce clause and the 10th Amendment.
It is sad that when you apply Occam's Razor to many of these constitutional clauses you get a simple, effective result that is completely different than our current legal mutations. The Constitution was designed to protect our great nation from the evils of an overbearing government. This is the great sadness of our time and its deterioration will be directly tied to the deterioration of our once proud nation as know it. Our Founding Father's gave us a blueprint for a successful and glorious nation and all we've done is spend two centuries destroying that blueprint.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Irish Aggie MM 14 months ago
when did Taylor dye his hair?
I agree that the 2nd amendment is indeed amorphous to the word "arms" and that is the only thing amorphous about it. I believe that it was written that way intentionally. Our founding fathers were smart enough to look into their past, analyze their present & use that knowledge to project a pretty good idea as to what freedoms they needed to protect. They were by no means perfect but they did know what it was like to live a life under totalitarian rule. They also were in an age where they were seeing an advancement of "arms". Thus, they worded the 2nd amendment the way it was.....AMORPHOUS. A right to bear a knife, bow, slingshot, musket, .22 caliber, AR-15.....ect. That is why the Militia Acts of 1792 came into enactment. The best weapon available at that time was a musket or firelock(short of a cannon of course). I think the 2nd amendment Is better in it's "amorphous" state than the Militia Act of 1792.
Just my divorced emotional opinion.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by goodbull92 14 months ago
Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)
Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
This thread is awesome. Very old-school AY.
The soul behind the 2nd Amendment (and the whole Bill of Rights) is to protect citizens from a tyrannical government. It would be pretty simple then to surmise that if a tyrannical government was to form, one of its first actions would be to disarm the people to nip insurrection in the bud. People see bills being proposed to ban weapons, people instantly go to buy those weapons.
Gary you do realize that this rifle is of a relatively small caliber? My children started hunting deer with a .223 when they were 6 years old! The gun they used and the ar 15 use the same bullet. It is a great gun for shooting small game, deer and hogs,targets ect. It is not a automatic rifle, it is not an assault rifle. It is dressed up and looks like one. That is all! So, as for a "gun of that magnitude" comment, you should know what you are talking about. It is relatively small compared to your " white deer" hunting rifle, and the guns that you have to "protect your wife and to hunt". That is a guess on my part, but if you hunt deer with a rifle with a smaller than .223 then you are doing a disservice to the animal in my opinion. The problem we are going to have is that people want to ban guns on how they look, not what they actually are!! I know you are an educated man Gary, so do your research before you speak about things you don't know much about. This is how we lose our rights! Ban the AR and what comes next Gary?
I know what an AR-15 is. I have fired them multiple times and I find them very easy use, even compared to a simple Remington 870 shotgun.
That's where the national fear comes from. It's such a deadly weapon that even a 7 year old could master with some slight knowledge of weapons.
Come at me all you want, thinking I don't know what I am talking about... But you'll be sorely mistaken to do so.
This post was edited by justanothername 14 months ago
From IH-35 to IH-10... what then?
The third round from the left is a .300 deer hunting round. The second to last round is a 5.56 AR-15 round.
Now why would Gary need a gun that big? Just dumb and impractical!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Maroon Goon 14 months ago
Most AR's are .223. Even my M16 is .223. 7.62 is what military M16's use.
AK uses 7.62
Yea that aint me...someone acting as me...
Damn, I was wondering why this thread was getting so long. I finally looked at it and Sham-wow!!! It's been enjoyable and yet depressing.
Not sure whose ass to kick. Mine for reading the whole dang or some of the posters.
If anyone wants to slob on my know like corn on da cob let me know.
This post was edited by dmo2310 14 months ago
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
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