My bad, apparently you were ignorant as to what the Founding Fathers said and not dishonest.
Originally Posted by flips333
If there is any ambiguity on your part as to what they could've meant when they wrote the 2nd Amendment, don't you think the best way to figure out what it is would be to see what those that wrote it had to say on the subject?
"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
Co-author of the Second Amendment
during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …"
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
Richard Henry Lee
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … "
"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
Like I said before, you can argue that we need to limit the 2nd Amendment for a number of reasons. That it was made 200 years ago and thus is antiquated. That it is now a public safety issue. That there needs to be restrictions on what arms they were talking about.
What you CANNOT dispute is that the Founding Fathers meant for the people, not only militias, to be armed. It is said unequivically by those who wrote it and any attempts to claim they meant something else is a deliberate attempt to obfuscate the issue and hide the truth.
If you wish to argue the merits of the 2nd Amendment, do so. But don't argue the merits of the truth, for it is infallible in this case...
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