by Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair Emeritus
That is what some want and what the Supreme Court is now ruling on once AGAIN.
Background: Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, was proposed by James Madison to allow the creation of civilian forces that can counteract a tyrannical federal government.
Second Amendment states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The history and tradition of gun regulation in the U.S. shows clearly that the Founders thought that state and local governments should be free to regulate the carrying of guns, concealed or not, in public.
Former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger stated in 1991: the Second Amendment “has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American public.”
Judges who interpret the nation’s laws say the Second Amendment to the Constitution does not guarantee an individual’s right to bear arms. In fact, no federal court has ever ruled that the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to own a gun.
The origins of the Second Amendment can be traced to its English origins developed in the late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I instituted a national militia in which individuals of all classes were required by law to take part to defend the realm.
All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the organized militia of the United States. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state governments and the federal government, as a military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency. Continue reading “Do ALL Americans Have The Right To Carry A Loaded Firearm?”